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September 14, 2000 - Industry News

Scottish Truckers Angered Over Call to End Protest

Some Scottish truckers decided to defy their union and the government by continuing a three-day blockade in Grangemouth this week protesting the high price of fuel, but their intensity was hampered when the Road Haulage Association pulled out of the demonstrations

September 14, 2000 - Industry News

House Members Support Senate HOS Provision

Nearly 200 members of the U.S House of Representatives expressed their support Friday for a Senate bill that would block the hours of service rulemaking process from moving forward

September 14, 2000 - Industry News

Army Awards Freightliner $400 Million Contract

The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command has awarded Freightliner LLC a seven-year contract to build almost 3,400 vehicles

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September 14, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Cause Florida Trucking Company to Slash Fleet, Workforce

The rising cost of fuel has claimed a Florida trucking company as its victim. D&K Transport in Dade City is making plans to slash its fleet and cut nearly 75 percent of its work force

Tags: Fleets

September 14, 2000 - Industry News

DOT, CVSA Join Forces to Tighten CDL Enforcement

CVSA will be the lead organization in a pilot program with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to help states develop and test the effectiveness of their commercial driver's license programs

Tags: Safety

September 14, 2000 - Industry News

Goodyear Unveils Canadian Service Network

Goodyear Canada has announced the launch of Truckwise, an integrated network of ISO 9002 registered truck tire service and retreading centers

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September 14, 2000 - Industry News

New Statistics Prove Collision Warning Systems Reduce Accidents

Trucks equipped with Eaton VORAD collision warning systems really do prevent accidents, says manufacture Eaton, and after more than three years of collecting data on more than 1,900 vehicles, they've got the statistics to prove it

Tags: Safety

September 14, 2000 - Industry News

European Fuel Protests On the Rise

Although British protesters decided early this morning to end their blockades of oil depots and refineries, demonstrations continued in other parts of Europe

September 14, 2000 - Industry News

Teamster Caravan Heading to Unity Conference

A caravan of Teamster trucks and drivers yesterday are in the midst of a cross-country trip that will end at the Teamsters Unity Conference in Las Vegas in time for a rally with Vice President Al Gore Monday

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September 14, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Protesters Back Off in Britain

Truckers and others who have been protesting the high cost of fuel and fuel taxes in Britain called off key blockades today after Prime Minister Tony Blair said he would "not give in to violence, to blockades, to threats.

September 14, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar Announces More Layoffs

Navistar International Corp.said yesterday it plans to lay off as many as 500 employees at its Springfield, Ohio, plant because of the slump in truck sales

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September 13, 2000 - Industry News

New Outbound Stevenson Expressway Lanes Open Today

Two of the three newly reconstructed outbound lanes of Chicago’s Interstate 55 Stevenson Expressway between Canal Street and Kedzie Avenue open to traffic for the first time today

Tags: Highways

September 13, 2000 - Industry News

Trism Awarded 5-Year DOE Contract

Trism subsidiary Tri-State Motor Transit, Joplin, Mo., has been awarded a five-year contract from the U.S. Department of Energy to transport radioactive waste from Department of Energy generator sites throughout the United States to the Waste

Tags: Fleets

September 13, 2000 - Industry News

PacLease Opens Four Locations in Ontario

PACCAR Leasing Co., a franchisor of independently owned heavy- and medium-duty truck rental and leasing companies based in Bellevue, Wash., recently announced the addition of new PacLease franchise locations in Ontario, Canada

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September 13, 2000 - Industry News

Trace Engineering and Xantrex Technology Merge

Trace Engineering and Xantrex Technology recently announced a merger, combining engineering resources to further expand AC-power options in the trucking industry

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September 13, 2000 - Industry News

TTI Restructures Aftermarket Sales Organization

Transportation Technologies Industries Inc. has restructured its field sales organization, naming district managers to oversee aftermarket sales of all business units, including Gunite wheel-end components, Imperial body and chassis components, Bostrom seating systems, Fabco steerable drive axles and gearboxes, and Brillion custom iron castings

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September 13, 2000 - Industry News

Suit Claims Truckers Were Extorted, Ripped Off on I-15 Project

A trucking company is accusing the contractors of the Salt Lake City Interstate 15 construction project of shortchanging truckers and extorting gifts from the drivers

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September 13, 2000 - Industry News

Irish, German, Norwegian Truckers Join Fuel Protests

Truckers in Germany and Ireland have joined truckers from France and England in protesting the high cost of fuel and high fuel taxes, and Norwegian truckers are threatening to follow suit

September 13, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Attracts Strange Bedfellows

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance borrowed a page this week from Star Trek to "boldly go where no man has gone before." At a special pre-convention session in Grand Rapids, Mich. -- billed as a workshop --

Tags: Safety

September 13, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Caravan Targets Overnite Terminals

A caravan of nine Teamster trucks and drivers will join striking workers at Overnite Transportation facilities in three states starting today as they make their way to the Teamsters Unity Conference in Las Vegas

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September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Matlack Converts to TMW, Windows NT

Trucking software provider TMW Systems of Cleveland, Ohio, has announced an agreement with Matlack to convert the bulk carrier’s operations management software to the TMW PowerSuite system on the NT platform

Tags: Fleets

September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Transportal Signs up First Canadian Carrier

Big Freight Systems of Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada, has joined the Transportal Network, the cooperative Internet venture based in Atlanta

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September 12, 2000 - Industry News

No-Zone Know-How

The students file in, noisy as teenagers usually are, finding seats, setting down books with a thud, chattering about the upcoming football game or last night's date. What they're about to learn today could save their

Tags: Safety

September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Contractors Get Wireless Web Access

Landstar System, Jacksonville, Fla., has deployed a business-to-business wireless Internet phone service for its North American contractors and employees

Tags: Fleets

September 12, 2000 - Industry News

International Introduces New Warranty Package

The International Used Truck Organization has introduced an optional warranty package for medium-duty products as an addition to its Class 8 "System One" warranty program

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