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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

Tags: Fleets

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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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Softening U.S. Truck Market Hurts Volvo Profits

Sweden’s AB Volvo blamed a 2.8% drop in its second quarter net income on reduced demand for trucks in North America but said its truck division should return to profitability next year with cutbacks in North America and integration of Renault’s truck division

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Public Meeting to Look at RSPA Service

The Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration will hold a public meeting Sept. 13 to discuss improved safety, reduced costs and increased customer service through RSPA’s management of the national hazardous materials transportation safety program

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Covenant Announces 2Q Results and Stock Repurchase Program

Covenant Transport, Chattanooga, Tenn., has announced its second quarter revenue increased 23% to a record $139.4 million. This number is up from last year at this time, when Covenant revenue hit $113.2. However, net income decreased 51% to $2.9 million from $5.9 million in the 1999 period

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Is the IRS Snooping Your Website?

For several decades, many companies have used independent contractors for a wide variety of jobs (examples: truck drivers, limousine drivers, doctors, dentists, welders, painters, teachers, salesmen, drywallers, carpet installers, musicians, and nurses). Most companies that use independent

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler to Buy Detroit Diesel

DaimlerChrysler, parent company of Freightliner, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Detroit Diesel to acquire the diesel engine maker

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Inland Grows Kenworth Dealer Network

Inland Kenworth has acquired Kenworth dealerships in Albuquerque and Farmington, NM, and will incorporate them into the Inland Group of truck and equipment dealerships based out of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

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July 19, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Inks Deal for Western Star

The Western Star name will become part of Freightliner's growing truck and bus product offering with the acquisition of the Canadian manufacturer announced yesterday. Speaking in a conference-call press announcement from Portland, Ore., Freightliner President Jim Hebe said the move further strengthens Freightliner's market position in product and dealers and also expands its commercial vehicle and bus business in the NAFTA region

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July 19, 2000 - Industry News

400 State Driving Champions To Vie for National Title

The most outstanding truckers in the country will have their chance to experience the "thrill of victory and the agony of defeat" beginning August 9 in New Orleans at the American Trucking Associations National Truck Driving Championships

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July 19, 2000 - Industry News

New Peace Bridge Design Proposed as Debate Heats Up

As if increased traffic on Peace Bridge between Buffalo, N.Y., and Fort Erie, Ontario, isn’t enough, a long-standing debate on whether to handle that traffic with one bridge or two is coming to a head

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July 19, 2000 - Industry News

RoadStar Readers to Pick Top Trucks at Truckerfest

If you ever wanted to judge a truck show, here’s your chance to make your mark on the biggest show with the biggest purse in the history of truck show competition

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July 19, 2000 - Industry News

Swedish Study: Diesel Exhaust Contributes to Lung Cancer

Researchers in Sweden have discovered that people who have jobs that expose them to high levels of diesel fuel exhaust have an increased chance of getting lung cancer

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July 19, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder and Internet Pioneer Team Up on Web

Ryder Systems, Miami, has entered the Web wars with a site called pFreight.com aimed squarely at individual drivers and small fleets and headed by Internet load-matching pioneer Scott Moscripp

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July 19, 2000 - Industry News

Delaware Memorial Bridge Under Construction

A $172 million, five-year capital improvement plan began on the Delaware Memorial Bridge this week

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July 19, 2000 - Industry News

Analysts Not Bullish on Dina

Mexico’s Consorcio G Grupo Dina deferred a $6.5 million interest payment on convertible debt, prompting speculation from financial analysts that the company is in trouble

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July 19, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Turnover Hurts Profits for USA Truck

Despite a 5.4% increase in revenue per mile and over 50% revenue growth, USA Truck Inc. recorded a 51.5% drop in net income for the second quarter of 2000

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July 19, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Toledo Terminal Files for Teamsters Decertification Election

Overnite Transportation employees at the company's Toledo, Ohio, service center have sought approval from the National Labor Relations Board to decertify the Teamsters union as their bargaining agent

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July 19, 2000 - Industry News

Cummins Takes Environmental Efforts to the Web

Cummins Engine Co., Columbus, Ind., has added an environmental section to its corporate web site at www.cummins.com under the heading "Who We Are.

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July 19, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers' Wives Take to the Picket Line

The wives of four Yellow Freight System drivers have been picketing the company’s Atlanta truck terminal this week in protest over their husbands being on the road all the time

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July 19, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner to Buy Western Star

DaimlerChrysler subsidiary Freightliner LLC announced today that it will buy Canadian truck manufacturer Western Star Trucks Holdings

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