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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Los Angeles Paves the Way for Residential Truck Ban

A ban on big rigs on North 7th Street in Los Angeles will get a little help, thanks to the construction of an alternative route funded by the state of California

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

TTMA Elects Officers & Directors

The Truck Trailer Manufacturers Assocation in Alexandria, Va., has elected its officers and directors for 2000-2001

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Burlington Equips Fleets with Qualcomm

Burlington Motor Carriers, Daleville, Ind., has completed installation of nearly 2000 Qualcomm OmniTRACS units in its long haul, regional, and dedicated fleets

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Puerto Rican Trucking Institute Opens Doors

World Wide Solutions, a Puerto Rican-based consulting company, opened the doors of The Trucking Institute in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and welcomed its inaugural class of 16 students who will be trained to drive in the mainland United States

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Vantage Tracking Retrenches

Vantage Tracking of Herndon, Va., the first provider of satellite trailer tracking to market, has cut back personnel as its corporate parent seeks a cash infusion from investors

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Amtralease Honors Bergey’s for Maintenance Excellence

Bergey’s Leasing Associates of Franconia, Penn., was named the Amtralease Maintenance Member of the Year

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Firings Subject of KC Hearing

The National Labor Relations Board today begins the second hearing into allegations that less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation targeted union supporters for disciplinary action and firing. The series of hearings began last week in Memphis, Tenn., and continues this week in Kansas City, Kan

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Goodyear Seeking ISO 9002 Certification

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio, plans to have all of its company-owned Truckwise commercial truck tire centers in the United States ISO 9002 certified by the end of the year

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Louisiana Town Gets Tough on Truckstops

A Louisiana town has approved a law that will make it harder for more truckstops to open in the city limits, especially if their main business is video gambling

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Simon Transportation Reports Third Quarter Losses

Rising fuel costs continue to hamper Simon Transportation Services’ ability to maintain a profit

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

California Agency Wants to Jump Start Diesel Clean Up

State officials call it risky and say it will more than likely result in fuel shortages and price increases, but regional air quality regulators still want Southern California to move ahead of the nation by imposing rigid controls over diesel fuel

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

High Road Closes Deal on KLLM

With 3.2 million shares of KLLM Transport in hand, High Road Acquisition Corp. is now in a position to take the newly acquired trucking company private

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

ABF Leads Strong Quarter for Arkansas Best

Arkansas Best Corp. posted second quarter profits of $17.7 million, up 60% from $11.1 million reported second quarter 1999 and a company record

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Knight Earnings Up

Phoenix-based Knight Transportation Inc. reported second quarter 2000 revenue of $51.7 million, up 40.8% from the $36.7 million in second quarter 1999

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

UPS Posts Record Quarter, Gains in All Segments

Increased volume and market share growth gave UPS record financial performance for the second quarter of 2000

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Old Dominion Posts Record Revenue, Earnings

Old Dominion Freight Line, an inter-regional and multi-regional LTL carrier based in High Point, NC, posted second quarter 2000 revenue of $120.1 million, up 13.1% from $106.2 million in second quarter 1999, and net income of $4.6 million, up 7.3% from $4.3 million.

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Prices, Used Truck Glut Hurts Werner

Despite record revenues for second quarter, Werner Enterprises’ profits showed the effects of high fuel prices and a weak used truck market

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Revenues Up, Profits Down For Transport Corp.

Transport Corp. of America reported second quarter 2000 revenues of $73.4 million, down from $75 million a year earlier

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Cat Profits Up Despite Soft U.S. Markets

Despite softer U.S. markets for construction equipment and truck engines, Caterpillar Inc. reported an 11% increase in profits for the second quarter of 2000

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Dina: We're Confident Western Star, Freightliner Will Act in Good Faith

Mexico's Consorcio Grupo Dina says it's hoping for a quick resolution to questions regarding its contract to build medium-duty trucks for Western Star

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Company Forks Over $2.6 Million to Accident Victims

The owner of a truck involved in an accident involving an Arbutus, Md., footbridge last year has agreed to a $2.6 million settlement with the accident’s victims

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Closes Detroit Diesel Deal

DaimlerChrysler has announced that it will acquire the outstanding shares of Detroit Diesel and fold the American engine manufacturer with its Powertrain Unit into the Commercial Vehicles division of DaimlerChrysler. This combines products under the MTU-Friedrichshafen, Mercedes-Benz

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Hookup.com Ready For Second Auction

The new truck and trailer auction site, Hookup.com, is getting ready for its second auction today through Thursday

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Ohio Looks at Possible I-75 Improvements

Ohio transportation planners are cruising along the state’s Interstate 75 corridor gathering public opinion on what should be done to improve the highway, which stretches from Toledo to the Ohio River

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider Ups Driver Pay

Truckers who work for Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., will receive their second pay increase of 2000 on July 30

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