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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

August 23, 2000 - Industry News

Bankrupt Trucking Company Owner Sued

The owner of a bankrupt Columbus, Ohio, trucking company is being sued by the U.S. Department of Labor, which says he failed to pay nearly $243,000 in employee medical claims and instead used the money for personal and corporate expenses

Tags: Fleets

August 23, 2000 - Industry News

Traffic Problems Loom Over Texas

A Texas government official is proposing that the state considers using bonds to help speed up road construction

Tags: Highways

August 23, 2000 - Industry News

Washington Interstate Raises Overpasses

Washington state has started work on a project designed to raise the height of freeway overpasses on one interstate so some trucks can avoid a 40-mile detour

Tags: Highways

August 23, 2000 - Industry News

MSRC Funding Available to Reduce Air Pollution

Funds may be available to purchase alternative-fueled heavy trucks in Southern California under a $14.5 million program administered by the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee

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August 22, 2000 - Industry News

Wanted: 2,200 Fleets, 80 Warehouses

It didn’t read like big news. The press release said freightPro.com (www.freightPro.com) has named V & S Transportation, a small carrier based in Rancho Dominguez, Calif., as an agent in the Los Angeles area. Not big news at

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August 22, 2000 - Industry News

Oklahoma Trucking Association Elects Chairman

Barry Miller, president of Dallas-Miller Logistics, has been elected chairman of the Oklahoma Trucking Association

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August 22, 2000 - Industry News

California Tanker Drivers Battle Over Hours of Service

As new hours of service regulations are being debated at the federal and state levels, a bill was recently offered in the California Legislature seeking to increase the hours that gasoline tanker drivers could drive in one day.

August 22, 2000 - Industry News

Covenant Acquires Part of Con-Way

Covenant Transport, Chattanooga, Tenn., has announced the purchase part of Con-Way Truckload Services, Fort Worth, Texas

Tags: Fleets

August 22, 2000 - Industry News

FreightWise Gains GE Backing

FreightWise Inc., an Internet freight marketplace (www.freightwise.com) based in Fort Worth, Texas, announced yesterday that the General Electric Company will become an investor in the FreightWise exchange

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August 22, 2000 - Industry News

Mack to Procure Materials in Web Auction

Mack Trucks will conduct online auctions to procure materials used in manufacturing and assembly operations

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August 22, 2000 - Industry News

Daylight Transport Adds New Lanes from Northeast to South

Daylight Transport, a Long Beach, Calif.-based LTL carrier, will be opening new lanes and expanding regional services from the Northeast states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island to the Southern states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas

Tags: Fleets

August 22, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Expands Services

Less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation is expanding its Advantage Overnite initiative into Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Oklahoma, as well as in Canada

Tags: Fleets

August 21, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star Shareholders to Vote on Freightliner Deal

Western Star shareholders will vote on Freightliner LLC's bid to buy the company at a special meeting scheduled for Sept. 18 in Vancouver, B.C

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August 21, 2000 - Industry News

Penske Puts 2,500 Trucks On the Internet Auction Block

Penske Truck Leasing and TradeOut will jointly host an online used truck auction at www.tradeout.com Aug. 23-31

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August 21, 2000 - Industry News

Transportation: Greener Than You Think

The transportation industry is responsible for most of the dramatic improvement in the U.S. environment that has occurred over the past 30 years, according to a new publication from the American Road & Transportation Builders Assn., a Washington, D.C.-based construction association

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August 21, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth Puts Catalog Online

The Kenworth Accessories Catalog can now be accessed on the Internet at www.paccar.com/TruckAccessories/Kenworth/default.htm.

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August 21, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Asks for Change in Chain Ratings

The American Trucking Associations is asking the National Association of Chain Manufacturers to change the way it rates some chains used for load securement -- a change the ATA says will encourage the use of stronger chains to tie down loads

Tags: Safety

August 20, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth to Lay Off Workers

Kenworth is the latest truck maker to announce layoffs due to lower truck sales

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August 20, 2000 - Industry News

First Stars & Stripes Qualifiers Named

The first six out of 36 qualifiers for the Stars & Stripes truck show series, sponsored by Freightliner and Chevron, were named yesterday at Newport's Truckerfest at The Alamo Travel Center in Reno/Sparks, Nev

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August 20, 2000 - Industry News

Pets Big Winners in Truckerfest Contest

Approximately 30 pets and their owners turned out for the Best Buddy Pet Contest at Truckerfest 2000 Saturday at The Alamo Travel Center in Reno/Sparks, Nev

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August 18, 2000 - Industry News

Wedding Bells Ring at Truckerfest

Truckerfest in Reno/Sparks, Nev., last week played host to the wedding of professional drivers Mark Hall and the former Mona Henry

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August 18, 2000 - Industry News

Truckerfest Continues Today

Newport's annual Truckerfest trucker appreciation event continues through 1 p.m. Sunday at The Alamo travel center in Reno/Sparks, Nev., with trucker games, the "Best Buddy" pet contest and a spectacular fireworks show

Tags: Events

August 18, 2000 - Industry News

TrucktireXchange.com Adds Service Extra

TrucktireXchange.com, the truck tire e-commerce site, has added a feature called My TTXchange allowing customers a personalized page to manage truck tire and casing purchases and sales from one point of access

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