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September 13, 2000 - Industry News

Trism Awarded 5-Year DOE Contract

Trism subsidiary Tri-State Motor Transit, Joplin, Mo., has been awarded a five-year contract from the U.S. Department of Energy to transport radioactive waste from Department of Energy generator sites throughout the United States to the Waste

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September 13, 2000 - Industry News

PacLease Opens Four Locations in Ontario

PACCAR Leasing Co., a franchisor of independently owned heavy- and medium-duty truck rental and leasing companies based in Bellevue, Wash., recently announced the addition of new PacLease franchise locations in Ontario, Canada

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September 13, 2000 - Industry News

Trace Engineering and Xantrex Technology Merge

Trace Engineering and Xantrex Technology recently announced a merger, combining engineering resources to further expand AC-power options in the trucking industry

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September 13, 2000 - Industry News

TTI Restructures Aftermarket Sales Organization

Transportation Technologies Industries Inc. has restructured its field sales organization, naming district managers to oversee aftermarket sales of all business units, including Gunite wheel-end components, Imperial body and chassis components, Bostrom seating systems, Fabco steerable drive axles and gearboxes, and Brillion custom iron castings

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September 13, 2000 - Industry News

Suit Claims Truckers Were Extorted, Ripped Off on I-15 Project

A trucking company is accusing the contractors of the Salt Lake City Interstate 15 construction project of shortchanging truckers and extorting gifts from the drivers

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September 13, 2000 - Industry News

Irish, German, Norwegian Truckers Join Fuel Protests

Truckers in Germany and Ireland have joined truckers from France and England in protesting the high cost of fuel and high fuel taxes, and Norwegian truckers are threatening to follow suit

September 13, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Attracts Strange Bedfellows

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance borrowed a page this week from Star Trek to "boldly go where no man has gone before." At a special pre-convention session in Grand Rapids, Mich. -- billed as a workshop --

Tags: Safety

September 13, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Caravan Targets Overnite Terminals

A caravan of nine Teamster trucks and drivers will join striking workers at Overnite Transportation facilities in three states starting today as they make their way to the Teamsters Unity Conference in Las Vegas

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September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Matlack Converts to TMW, Windows NT

Trucking software provider TMW Systems of Cleveland, Ohio, has announced an agreement with Matlack to convert the bulk carrier’s operations management software to the TMW PowerSuite system on the NT platform

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September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Transportal Signs up First Canadian Carrier

Big Freight Systems of Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada, has joined the Transportal Network, the cooperative Internet venture based in Atlanta

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September 12, 2000 - Industry News

No-Zone Know-How

The students file in, noisy as teenagers usually are, finding seats, setting down books with a thud, chattering about the upcoming football game or last night's date. What they're about to learn today could save their

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September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Contractors Get Wireless Web Access

Landstar System, Jacksonville, Fla., has deployed a business-to-business wireless Internet phone service for its North American contractors and employees

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September 12, 2000 - Industry News

International Introduces New Warranty Package

The International Used Truck Organization has introduced an optional warranty package for medium-duty products as an addition to its Class 8 "System One" warranty program

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September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Protests Continue Across Europe

Police-escorted fuel tankers began to roll past the barricades of truckers protesting high fuel prices in Britain early this morning as Prime Minister Tony Blair took action against protests that are spreading all over Europe

September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Wyoming DOT Refunds Too Much Fuel Tax Money

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has lost $3.6 million by giving out too much money in fuel tax refunds to truckers

September 12, 2000 - Industry News

East Coast Truck Show This Weekend

The East Coast Truck Show will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, N.C

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September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Polish Truckers Threaten Fuel Protest

Trucking companies in Poland are considering following the leads of other European nations by blockading the country's oil refineries to protest rising fuel prices

September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Trucks Gather in St. Ignace for Truck Show

The fifth annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show, famous for its Parade of Lights over the Mackinac bridge, will be held this weekend, Sept. 15-17, in St. Ignace, Mich

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September 12, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Turnpike Gets E-ZPass, Toll Increases

At the end of this month, the New Jersey Turnpike will begin using a long-awaited cashless toll system -- and implement its first toll increase since 1991

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September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Super Trucks Race in Europe

Truck racing had its origins in the United States in the 1970s. But while the sport has all but died here, on the "other side of the pond" in Europe, it's still going strong. This weekend,

September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Mack Breaks Ground for New KC Subsidiary

At a ceremony last night in Kansas City, Mo., Mack Trucks marked the start of construction on its new subsidiary, Kansas City Mack Sales and Service, on N.E. 45th St. and Randolph Road, just west of I-435

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September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Southern California Gears Up for Truck Lane on I-215 and Highway 60

Work has begun on an interstate truck lane meant to improve traffic congestion and safety on Interstate 215 and Highway 60 in Southern California

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September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian, U.S. Load Matching Services Join Forces

Cabit Systems Corp., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, will introduce Internet Truckstop Canada at the Truck World 2000 trade show in Toronto later this month. The new Internet freight-matching service is a joint venture with The Internet Truckstop in the United States

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September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Port Truckers Protest in California

Truckers who haul containers in and out of the ports of Los Angeles-Long Beach and Oakland, Calif., are protesting high fuel prices and slow turnaround times at container terminals. According to the Journal of Commerce, about six harbor trucking companies are affected in Los Angeles-Long Beach, while in Oakland, drivers are refusing to haul for Pacific Rim Transport, a subsidiary of Maersk Inc

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September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Delivery Drivers Take On New York

The competition was officially called the Race to Deliver, but some called it the Delivery Olympics. Twelve delivery drivers from the U.S. and Canada gathered in New York Sunday and Monday to participate in a contest

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