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July 28, 2000 - Industry News

The Election and Trucking

Even as Congress returns to work this week, all eyes are on the Presidential election, now less than two months away. How the election will affect Congress, and Congress' impact on trucking, is anybody's guess. Some basics are

July 28, 2000 - Industry News

McLeod's Low-Budget Document Imaging Appeals To Small Carriers

McLeod Software now offers Imaging Lite to small carriers, as an alternative to its standard LoadMaster document imaging module

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July 28, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Begins Tender Offer for Detroit Diesel

DaimlerChrysler began its tender offer yesterday for a planned $583 million purchase of engine maker Detroit Diesel

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July 28, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters: Overnite Supporters Suspected in Bomb Threats

The Teamsters union says it has obtained two police reports that indicate that bomb threats made to Overnite's Memphis, Tenn., terminal came from supporters of the company's anti-union campaign

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July 28, 2000 - Industry News

Idaho Adds WIM

Idaho is adding weigh-in-motion scales to its weigh stations

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July 28, 2000 - Industry News

Union Pacific to Investigate Overnite Allegations

Union Pacific will investigate Teamsters allegations of wrongdoing by subsidiary Overnite Transportation after the union called the Bush-Cheney campaign. Vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney sits on the board at UP

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July 28, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Point to Suspicious Fire at Overnite

A suspicious fire at Overnite's terminal in Tupelo, Miss., is the subject of the latest affidavit filed with the National Labor Relations Board in the ongoing battle between the less-than-truckload carrier and the Teamsters union

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July 28, 2000 - Industry News

Kumho Adds Dealer Locator To Web Site

Kumho Tire’s web site (www.kumhotireUSA.com) now features a dealer locator page

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July 28, 2000 - Industry News

FFE: Profitable Again Despite High Costs

After three consecutive quarters of operating losses, Frozen Food Express Industries is in the black -- but continues to suffer the impact of high fuel costs and the shortage of qualified drivers.

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July 28, 2000 - Industry News

New Canadian Customs Codes Due Jan. 8

Trucking companies that haven’t already obtained their own Canadian Pre-Arrival Review System identification number should complete the necessary application right away, advises the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency

July 28, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo, Mitsubishi Finalize Partnership

Volvo and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. have signed a contract specifying the conditions for Volvo's acquisition of 19.9% of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Co

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July 28, 2000 - Industry News

Keller Offers Extreme Driving Videos

J.J. Keller & Assoc. Inc. has released its Extreme 7-Minute Solutions, a new driver training video series focusing on extreme driving conditions

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July 27, 2000 - Industry News

Slowing Truck Market Cuts Into Detroit Diesel Sales

Slowing North American demand for heavy duty trucks cut into Detroit Diesel Corp’s second quarter sales and profits, but the company says it’s encouraged by opportunities in other business segments

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July 27, 2000 - Industry News

Bandag Profits Up Despite Softening Retread Market

Bandag Inc. reported second quarter 2000 profits of $17.6 million on sales of $249.1 million versus profits of $16.1 million on sales of $252.1 million for second quarter 1999. Chairman and CEO Martin Carver credited the profit increase to “significant operating expense reductions” plus an April price increase that offset rising material costs

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July 27, 2000 - Industry News

High Fuel Costs Hurt Boyd Bros.

Boyd Bros. Transportation Inc. reported second quarter profits of $208,900 on operating revenues of $32.6 million, compared to profits of $1.4 million on revenues of $33.3 million second quarter 1999

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July 27, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton to Repurchase Stock

Eaton Corp’s Board of Directors authorized the company to spend up to $500 million to buy shares of its common stock. The company said it will do this in the open market and, market conditions permitting, expects to complete the repurchases by year-end

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July 27, 2000 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Reports Combined Results

The newly formed ArvinMeritor Inc. reported pro forma combined sales of $2.1 billion for the third fiscal quarter and profits of $84 million. Results included its two predecessor companies, Meritor Automotive and Arvin Industries

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July 27, 2000 - Industry News

Bill Would Let Local Governments Regulate Tow Trucks

State and local governments would have broad authority to regulate tow truck operators under a bill introduced in the House of Representatives last week

July 27, 2000 - Industry News

P.A.M. "Solid," President Says

Despite a dip in earnings caused by higher fuel costs, P.A.M. Transportation Services posted solid second quarter results with an 88.6% operating ratio, said President Robert Weaver

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July 27, 2000 - Industry News

LTL Companies to Participate in Exhaust Study

Four less-than-truckload companies have agreed to participate in a five-year study of the relationship between diesel exhaust and possible health effects on truck drivers

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July 27, 2000 - Industry News

CF Moving Headquarters to Pacific Northwest

Consolidated Freightways Corp. is moving its Northern California headquarters to the Portland/Vancouver region

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July 27, 2000 - Industry News

Paccar Posts "Excellent" Sales and Earnings

Paccar Inc. posted second quarter 2000 net income of $131.1 million on sales of $2.0 billion versus net income of $139.5 million on sales of $2.2 billion a year earlier. First half net income was a record $268 million, up 10% from the first half of 1999.

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July 27, 2000 - Industry News

Railroads to Get $3.5 Billion In Rehab Loans

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced a direct loan and loan guarantee program for railroads that will provide up to $3.5 billion in loans, including $1 billion for projects benefiting shortline and regional railroads. The Railroad

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July 27, 2000 - Industry News

Atlanta Moves Toward Cleaner Air

Transportation officials have given the Atlanta area the okay to move ahead with a revised transportation plan designed to clean up air pollution in the metro Atlanta area. The Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration, along

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July 27, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Ride For Drivers

There’s nothing a trucker enjoys more than moving, preferably on something with a big motor and wheels ... and it really doesn’t matter how many wheels. About 20 truckers and their spouses jumped on 30 two-wheelers —

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