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January 2, 2001 - Industry News

Horton Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Kit-Masters

Horton, a Minneapolis, Minn.-based provider of cooling systems for diesel engines, has filed a lawsuit in a U.S. District Court against Kit-Masters, Ramsey, Minn., alleging two counts of patent infringement involving Horton fan drives and repair kits

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January 2, 2001 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Site Debuts on Web

ArvinMeritor, Troy, Mich., the component supplier created by the merger of Meritor Automotive and Arvin Industries. has unveiled its new corporate web site at www.arvinmeritor.com.

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January 2, 2001 - Industry News

New California Law Aims to Gather Info on Independent Contractors

California is hoping to track down parents who are delinquent in child support payments by gathering information on independent contractors

January 2, 2001 - Industry News

Delphi to Become Battery Supplier To International

Delphi Automotive Systems announced a five-year agreement to supply original equipment heavy-duty batteries as well as service batteries to International Truck and Engine Corp

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January 2, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo-Renault Merger Effective Today

Following approval by the European Union and the Department of Justice in the United States, Swedish truck maker AB Volvo has today transferred to Renault partial payment for 100 percent of the shares in Renault V.I./Mack, Renault's truck business

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January 2, 2001 - Industry News

Five Trucking Companies Sued in 1999 Pileup

Five trucking companies are being sued in Roanoke, Va., for a January 1999 crash on Interstate 81 that killed four people and injured 20

Tags: Safety

January 2, 2001 - Industry News

EPA Announces New Economic Analysis Guidelines

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released what it calls the "most far-reaching internal guidance ever" to help employees analyze the economic impacts of policies and regulations

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January 2, 2001 - Industry News

Airborne Express Announces New Pricing

Following rate hikes by competitors FedEx and UPS, Airborne Express this week announced a new pricing structure

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December 29, 2000 - Industry News

Will Fleets Buy More Trucks?

Editor's Note: This is the final installment in a series of predictions for 2001, both serious and tongue-in-cheek, from Truckinginfo.com's editors. Our economist offers thoughts on how the economy will affect truck sales, while Truck Sales &

Tags: Economy

December 29, 2000 - Industry News

Fearless Prediction in the World of Truckstops

Editor's Note: This is the fifth in a series of predictions for 2001, both serious and tongue-in-cheek, from Truckinginfo.com's editors. I just used some window cleaner to brighten my crystal ball and I believe I can now

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December 29, 2000 - Industry News

The View From Behind the Mic

Editor's Note: This is the third in a series of predictions for 2001, both serious and tongue-in-cheek, from Truckinginfo.com's editors. The Million Trucker March will be organized as the single biggest protest ever over high fuel prices.

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December 29, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Programs Seek Streamlined Military Moves

The U.S. Transportation Command will evaluate three pilot programs aimed at improved movement of service personnel household goods

December 29, 2000 - Industry News

Expect Lane Closures on I-95 Mixing Bowl This Week in Virginia

There will be several lane closures on Interstate 95 this week in Virginia as the massive reconstruction project continues on the "mixing bowl" interchange

Tags: Highways

December 29, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Report Says Improve Highway Connections to Intermodal Facilities

U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater has recommended to Congress that National Highway System connections to major intermodal facilities be improved

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December 29, 2000 - Industry News

Dorsey Trailers Trying to Reorganize Under Bankruptcy

Dorsey Trailers, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month, is warning that unless a reorganization plan allows the company to keep operating, the downturn in the market will mean a sale of the company won't bring in enough money

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December 28, 2000 - Industry News

Deadly Winter Storms Head Into Northeast

Icy roads have killed an estimated 22 people in Texas, but trucker Mark Heath was smart and pulled off the road to wait it out between Abilene and Fort Worth. The million-mile safe driver was featured by phone in an interview with CNN yesterday morning. "If you don't have to be out there, you don't need to be out there on this mess," he told CNN anchor Daryn Kagan.

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December 28, 2000 - Industry News

PNV Suspends Services

Truckers wanting to watch TV, call loved ones or hook up to the Internet from the cabs of their trucks will soon find the familiar Park 'N View pods aren't working

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December 28, 2000 - Industry News

Texaco Signs Global Supply Agreement With Volvo

Texaco and Swedish truck and equipment maker AB Volvo have signed a global lubricant supply contract

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December 28, 2000 - Industry News

RailAmerica Sells Canadian Truck Trailer Manufacturer

RailAmerica has sold certain assets and business of its Canadian- based specialty truck trailer manufacturing subsidiary, Trois-Rivieres Trailers, Inc. (formerly Kalyn/Siebert Canada/Fabrex) to the Canam Manac Group of Saint-Georges, Quebec, for approximately $6 million

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December 28, 2000 - Industry News

Plans for North Atlanta Terminal Prompt Opposition

One trucking company's plans to build a trucking terminal in the metro Atlanta area are coming up against pretty stiff opposition from area residents and a planning and zoning commission

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December 28, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Surcharges May be Automatic for Military Freight

Truckers hauling military freight may soon be eligible for automatic fuel surcharges

December 28, 2000 - Industry News

UPS Raises Rates

UPS will raise rates for its commercial ground services 3.1% starting Feb. 5, 2001

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December 27, 2000 - Industry News

Black Drivers Sue Emery for Racial Discrimination

Black truck drivers say little has changed since a lawsuit was filed against Emery Worldwide Airlines nearly two years ago alleging racial discrimination at Kearny, N.J., depot -- and more drivers are bringing complaints against the company

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December 27, 2000 - Industry News

Texas Legislature Looks at Congestion Solutions

Texas state legislators next year will face a number of highway issues, including how to pay for new highway construction to help solve congestion problems in the state

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December 27, 2000 - Industry News

New Idaho Law Hurting Small Trucking Companies

Small carriers in Idaho say they are struggling to survive after the state repealed its weight-distance tax to settle a suit brought by the American Trucking Associations claiming the two-tier tax was unconstitutional

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