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September 7, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Reacts to Bendix ABS Recall

Volvo Trucks North America yesterday announced it is implementing five key measures to expedite the repair of its commercial trucks affected by the recall of the Bendix EC-17 antilock braking systems

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September 7, 2000 - Industry News

Citigroup Will Merge Associates With Commercial Finance Operations

Details won't likely be announced until Citigroup completes its acquisition of Associates First Capital Corp., but the company has said it plans to merge Associates' commercial unit with its Global Equipment Finance operations -- creating the country's second largest commercial finance company behind GE Capital

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September 7, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Endorse Gore

Democrat Presidential candidate Al Gore received a highly coveted presidential endorsement of the Teamsters labor union yesterday, when the 24-member executive board voted unanimously to support him. According to Associated Press reports, spokesman Bret Caldwell said the vote came after a poll of rank-and-file members showed "across-the-board support" for Gore. He said the union was especially impressed by Gore's "populist message" since the Democratic convention last month

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September 7, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Unrest Spreads Worldwide

Just as the French protest over spiraling fuel prices comes to end, demonstrations around the world are just getting under way

September 7, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Puts Accessories Catalog Online

Peterbilt now offers a truck accessories catalog online

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September 7, 2000 - Industry News

Strange As It Seems, Clyde Hart Enjoys the Crossfire

Clyde Hart, (pictured), the man in charge of the federal truck and bus safety program, says he is enjoying himself – “as strange at that may seem.” It does seem strange, considering the crossfire he walked into

September 7, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Asks For Comments On Record Keeping Requirements

Got something to say about federal record keeping requirements? You have until Nov. 6 to speak your mind on three key areas where paperwork can load you down: inspection, repair and maintenance; driver qualification; and controlled substance and alcohol testing

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

Viking Freight Increases Rates

Viking Freight, an LTL carrier based in San Jose, Calif., will put into effect a general rate increase of 5.9 percent on Oct. 2

Tags: Fleets

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

Citigroup to Buy Associates First Capital

Financial services giant Citigroup is buying lending powerhouse Associates First Capital Corp., a market leader in truck financing and leasing, for $29.5 billion in stock

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September 6, 2000 - Industry News

DuPont Sues Norfolk Southern Over Rail-Service Breakdowns

DuPont Co. has filed suit against Norfolk Southern Corp., seeking damages for rail-service breakdowns following Norfolk's operation of parts of the former Conrail -- breakdowns that resulted in more business for the trucking industry

Tags: Intermodal

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

Van Lines To Compete for Moves on the Internet

Homestore.com, Thousand Oaks, Calif., announced it will join with five top U.S. moving companies to develop a Web site allowing consumers to shop for and purchase moving services directly over the Internet

Tags: Fleets

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Fall Conference Begins Sunday

As part of a continuing effort to reduce the number of commercial vehicle crashes in North America, more than 500 truck and bus safety enforcement officers and industry representatives from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will be meeting at the annual CVSA Fall Conference September 10-14 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Mich

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September 6, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Follows Daimler/Chrysler Bid for More of Mitsubishi

Rumors of a wobbly Volvo/Mitsubishi truck alliance have resurfaced with reported attempts by DaimlerChrysler to take the reins of a troubled Mitsubishi

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September 6, 2000 - Industry News

Saia Redesigns Web Site

Saia Motor Freight recently launched its redesigned web site, boasting a new look and enhanced features located at www.saia.com.

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September 6, 2000 - Industry News

Trailer Sales Down 6.6%

The anticipated slowdown in trailer demand is apparently under way. According to Economic Planning Associates' latest survey of trailer manufacturers, second quarter 2000 trailer shipments are 6.6% below second quarter 1999. This comes after a 7.2% gain in the first quarter

Tags: Economy

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

BorgWarner Will Sell Truck Parts Under Quik-Kool Name

BorgWarner Cooling Systems has announced that all its cooling components will now be sold as Quik-Kool products in the aftermarket

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September 6, 2000 - Industry News

French Truckers Reject Government Deal

As French truckers continue their three-day fuel protest, France's largest trucking union today rejected a government proposal to reimburse truckers for fuel costs and threatened to step up its blockade of oil refineries and fuel depots

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

DOT, ATA Butt Heads Over Hours of Service

As the deadline for a deal on hours-of-service reform looms, there still is no agreement between the principal antagonists over a bill that would shut off funding for the reform process. Clyde Hart, acting deputy administrator of

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Opens New Wyoming Location

Pilot has opened its newest Wyoming location, along Interstate 80 at Exit 6 near Evanston

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September 5, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Gives ATA $250,000 for HOS Campaign

The Truckload Carriers Assn. yesterday presented American Trucking Associations President and CEO Walter McCormick with a check for $250,000 to help with ATA's campaign against the proposed hours of service regulations

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September 5, 2000 - Industry News

RODI Forms Fuel Injector Subsidiary

RODI Power Systems, Abbeville, La., recently announced the formation of Molectrol Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary to develop and market the company's advanced-technology fuel injectors

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September 5, 2000 - Industry News

Second Stars & Stripes Qualifier Starts Tomorrow

The second qualifying event in the Stars & Stripes Show Truck Series will be held starting tomorrow and running through Saturday at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, in Walcott, Iowa

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September 5, 2000 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Buys Out TCI

C.H. Robinson, Minneapolis, recently acquired TCI, a third party logistics company specializing in refrigerated LTL services based in Brooklyn Center, Minn

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September 5, 2000 - Industry News

DOD to Test Commercial Freight Management

A single commercial firm may soon be managing a portion of the Defense Dept's commercial freight

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

PowerTrack Required for Military Freight

Effective Sept. 30, all trucking companies carrying freight for the Military Traffic Management Command must use USBank's PowerTrack Internet based electronic payment system

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