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August 28, 2000 - Industry News

Public Invited to NAFTA Meeting

Representatives of non-government entities have been invited to participate in the annual joint meeting of the North American Free Trade Agreement's Land Transportation Standards Subcommittee and the Transportation Consulting Group

August 27, 2000 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Opens New Exhaust System HQ, Tech Center

ArvinMeritor Inc. Friday officially opened a state-of-the-art, 60,000-square-foot Exhaust Systems Headquarters and Engineering Facility in its Columbus Technology Center in Columbus, Ind

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August 26, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Posts New Safety Fitness Rule

It's official: Starting Nov. 20, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will put truckers out of service if they don’t improve an unsatisfactory safety rating. Under the "Unsat = Unfit" rule, as it is called, truckers will have 60 days to fix an unsatisfactory rating or be declared unfit and placed out of service. The rule also says that the federal government, the country's biggest shipper, may not use "unfit" truckers

August 25, 2000 - Industry News

'Dump the Pumps' Campaign Continues Across U.K.

A campaign to boycott petrol stations is continuing across the UK, and organizers hope the movement will help drive down fuel prices

August 25, 2000 - Industry News

Rodi Power Systems Headquarters Move to Louisiana

Rodi Power Systems has moved its corporate headquarters from Puyallup, Wash., to a new manufacturing facility located in Abbeville, La

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August 25, 2000 - Industry News

Averitt Express Opens Texas Service Facility

Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., has opened a new service center in Harlingen, Texas

Tags: Fleets

August 25, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian National Railway to Build Memphis Intermodal Terminal

The Canadian National Railway Co./Illinois Central railroad, Chicago, plans to build a super rail and truck terminal in Memphis, Tenn

Tags: Intermodal

August 25, 2000 - Industry News

Celadon Group Announces 4Q Results

Indianapolis-based Celadon has announced the company’s financial results for the fiscal 2000 fourth quarter and year ended June 30, 2000

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August 25, 2000 - Industry News

Wabash Launches Trailer Frame Coating Technology

Trailer making giant Wabash National has debuted an electro-coating paint system for flatbed trailer frames it claims is the world's largest

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August 25, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Union Leaders Are Challenged For Altering Contract

Two union members from a Volvo truck plant in Dublin, Va., are alleging that the United Auto Workers altered working practices in the union’s contract without any notification

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August 25, 2000 - Industry News

Slater Threatens Veto, Promises Changes on Hours of Service

With a veto threat in one hand and a promise of changes in the other, Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater yesterday continued his campaign to keep the hours of service reform process alive. Slater said he would have

August 24, 2000 - Industry News

Alberta Trucking Association Wants Lower Fuel Prices

After failing to get the Canadian Trucking Alliance to support a reduced fuel tax across the country, the Alberta Trucking Assocation is appealing to the Alberta Business Tax Reform Commission to give truckers a break from high fuel prices

August 24, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon Looks Into Written CDL Pre-Trip Tests

The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles is looking into using a written or computerized exam to determine CDL pre-trip inspection skills, rather than the physical tests that are currently being used

August 24, 2000 - Industry News

Mack to Shut Down Production a Week in October

Mack Trucks will shut down for the week of Oct. 2-6 to help reduce production levels in the face of falling demand for heavy trucks

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August 24, 2000 - Industry News

Strategy5 Links with Inter-Tax

Strategic Concepts, the Bentonville, Ark., transportation software provider, has added a tax preparation interface to its Strategy5 Transportation Software. The program now works in conjunction with Inter-Tax, a tax preparation service

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August 24, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Welcome End of Detours on Fort Washington Way

Wide vehicles are being allowed back on the Fort Washington Way in Cincinnati, Ohio, next week and the trucking industry couldn’t be happier

Tags: Highways

August 24, 2000 - Industry News

API Says EPA Proposal Will Cost More Than Thought

Proposed Environmental Protection Agency standards could cause diesel prices to increase by 15 cents to 52 cents per gallon, according to the American Petroleum Institute

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August 24, 2000 - Industry News

Yellowstone Trucking Sold By Crown Pacific

Crown Pacific Partners, an integrated forest products company, has announced the sale of its independent operating subsidiary Yellowstone Trucking to B.I. Holdings of Missoula, Mont

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August 24, 2000 - Industry News

FastShip Joins Forces with Conrail

Philadelphia-based FastShip has entered into an agreement with Conrail to acquire a significant portion of a rail yard and dormant shipping terminal along the Delaware River in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia. This is where the Schneider National-managed inland distribution network will connect to the high-speed cargo ships that will be crossing the Atlantic

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August 24, 2000 - Industry News

Cargo Transporters Choses Integrated Decision Support

Cargo Transporters, a truckload carrier with 240 power units based in Claremont, N.C., selected decision support software from Integrated Decision Support Corporation (www.idscnet.com), Richardson, Texas. Integrated Decision provide optimization software for truckload fleets

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August 24, 2000 - Industry News

Safety: A Driver's Advice

Editor's Note: Tom Hawks, a driver for Overnite Transportation and the American Trucking Associations' Truck Driver of the Year, wrote the following for The Commercial Appeal in Memphis in response to a rash of accidents involving

Tags: Safety

August 24, 2000 - Industry News

Web Site Offers Discount Fedex

PrePaidShipping.com of Cleveland, Ohio, wants long haul drivers and fleets to sign up for discounted overnight shipments via Federal Express.

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August 24, 2000 - Industry News

C.R. England Offers Broker Opportunities

C.R. England, Salt Lake City, is offering help for people who want to start their own brokerage business

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August 23, 2000 - Industry News

Squeeze on Truck Margins Hurts RDO Profits

Significant improvements in agricultural operations and the addition of truck dealerships last year helped boost second quarter revenues for RDO Equipment, but they weren’t enough to offset continuing equipment and truck margin pressures and higher than anticipated expenses, the company said

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August 23, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Sales Drop: We've Seen The Worst of It

Freightliner’s 3,745 layoffs last week bring the total over the past few months to over 6,000 in North American heavy truck factories, including earlier layoffs by Volvo, Paccar and Navistar. More layoffs are likely this fall. Manufacturers

Tags: Economy

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