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September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Firestone Truck Tires Unaffected by SUV Tire Recall

A month after all the national publicity began about Firestone's voluntary recall of its P235/75R15 Radial ATX, Radial ATX II and Wilderness AT tires, an executive at Bridgestone/Firestone told Truckinginfo.com there was nothing in common between the SUV tires and Firestone's commercial truck tire line

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September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Protests Spread to Israel

Truckers threatened to block roads for more than a week as cab drivers slowed traffic on Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway yesterday to protest an increase in the price of diesel fuel

September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Goodyear Joins Forces With Treadco

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, announced a joint venture agreement with Treadco Inc. to combine their commercial tire service centers to form a new company, Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems

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September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Houston Targets Smog Reduction

A series of public hearings began this week on a plan to help reduce the smog on the Houston area, and a provision to require trucks to limit idling time to five minutes will be included in the talks

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September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Transit Group Gets Another 30 Days to Comply With Loan Rules

Transit Group Inc.’s lenders have given the company another 30 days to comply with loan covenants

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September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar Could Move Headquarters

Chicago-based Navistar International may be moving its headquarters to a nearby suburb in an effort to cut costs

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September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Threaten to Strike Over Fuel Prices

Unless something is done by the provincial government to alleviate the rising cost of fuel, Ontario's independent truckers say they will shut down their industry on Friday, according to the Calgary Sun

September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Southern California Air Agency Approves Low-Sulfur Diesel Plan

Regional air quality officials approved a measure requiring use of low-polluting diesel fuel in much of Southern California, but set a later date for implementation after strong opposition from the trucking industry and state officials

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September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Parts Suppliers Predict Lower Earnings

Dana, ArvinMeritor and Eaton all announced that third quarter earnings would be below Wall Street analysts' expectations

Tags: Economy

September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters File National Charge Against Overnite

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has filed a national charge against Overnite Transportation on behalf of Teamster locals. The union claims Overnite has engaged in a corporate-wide campaign to interfere with employees' federally protected labor rights by paying for false testimony and by paying individuals to damage company and union property and equipment

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September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Virginia Tackles Truck Traffic on Two-Lane Roads

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced plans to build a $4 million weigh station and lower the speed limit on a 7.8-mile stretch of Route 17 just north of Interstate 66

Tags: Highways

September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Restrictions on I-84 Bridge in Oregon

Truck traffic on the Grande Ronde River Bridges eastbound and westbound on Interstate 84 west of La Grande, Ore., has been restricted to an overall gross weight limit of 80,000 pounds until the bridges can be repaired

Tags: Highways

September 18, 2000 - Industry News

GM, Isuzu Consolidate Commercial Truck Sales

American Isuzu Motors and General Motors Friday announced a joint venture to consolidate Isuzu and GM medium-duty commercial vehicle sales, service and marketing functions in the United States

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September 15, 2000 - Industry News

California Changes Registration Fee Rules

California legislators have approved changes in the state’s truck registration fee program that will bring it in line with other states. The new fee schedule, effective Dec. 2001 for the 2002 registration year, drops the separate fee on trailers and bases registration on gross (loaded) vehicle weight instead of unladen vehicle weight

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September 15, 2000 - Industry News

Safety Agency Sets Rules for Hours of Service Roundtables

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is banking on roundtable discussions scheduled over the next two weeks to answer fundamental questions about its bitterly contested proposal to reform the hours of service rules. The roundtables, three sessions of two days each, are designed to give trucking and other interests a chance to present in-depth information on how the proposed reforms would work

September 15, 2000 - Industry News

TMT Upgrades and Expands

TMTsoftware, Durham, N.C., has announced a new customer support department, new versions of its Transman fleet management software and access to that software over the Internet

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September 15, 2000 - Industry News

Some European Truckers Win Concessions, Others Continue Fuel Protests

The Netherlands and Hungary made concessions to truckers over the weekend to avoid more fuel-price protests, and Irish truckers lifted their protests after the government agreed to talks. In other countries, however, fuel price protests are continuing or just getting under way

September 15, 2000 - Industry News

Heartland Express Honors Truck Contest Winners

Heartland Express of Coralville, Iowa, recently announced the winners of its annual "Make your Truck Famous" contest

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September 15, 2000 - Industry News

NJ Trucking Spectacular Offers Smokin' Attractions for Diesel, Motorsports Fans

The 24th annual U.S. Diesel Truckin' Nationals and Motorsports Spectacular, presented by Cummins, kicks off at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 16 at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J. The day-long lineup includes diesel drag racing, truck beauty competition, monster trucks, jet trucks, and manufacturers' midway with 49 vendors

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September 15, 2000 - Industry News

Georgia Port Authority Upgrades Trucker Check-In and Out

Truckers hauling containers into the Port of Savannah, Ga., Garden City Terminal will find clerks and checkers waiting to process them with hand-held computers beginning Oct. 2

Tags: Intermodal

September 15, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Protests Spread Worldwide

Just as fuel protests in Britain and Belgium are winding down, truckers in Poland, Spain and Ireland are getting ready for another round of demonstrations. And on this side of the Atlantic, Canadian truckers are threatening a protest for Monday

September 14, 2000 - Industry News

Engine Makers, EPA Still Discussing Changes to Emissions Rule

Discussions between engine manufacturers and the Environmental Protection Agency on 2002 emission requirements are continuing, but so far there are no changes. That’s the message from EPA on the status of a 1998 consent decree that requires

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September 14, 2000 - Industry News

California Port Truckers Win Concession

Truckers working the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland who were withholding their services from some trucking companies went back to work after winning increased fuel surcharges and some higher payments

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September 14, 2000 - Industry News

Scottish Truckers Angered Over Call to End Protest

Some Scottish truckers decided to defy their union and the government by continuing a three-day blockade in Grangemouth this week protesting the high price of fuel, but their intensity was hampered when the Road Haulage Association pulled out of the demonstrations

September 14, 2000 - Industry News

House Members Support Senate HOS Provision

Nearly 200 members of the U.S House of Representatives expressed their support Friday for a Senate bill that would block the hours of service rulemaking process from moving forward

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