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February 16, 2000 - Industry News

Gulf Northern Signs On With PTG

Professional Transportation Group Ltd., Marietta, GA, has signed a service agreement with Gulf Northern Transport, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, to manage the GNT fleet.

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February 16, 2000 - Industry News

Court Upholds Bottleneck Contract Exception

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has upheld the so-called "contract exception" to the Surface Transportation Board's bottleneck decision.

February 16, 2000 - Industry News

Beyond the Call

I need to make a phone call. Deciding that is the easy part. The rest is pretty complicated. I don’t know whether to use my home phone, a cordless phone, a cell phone or a pay phone.

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February 16, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Program Would Relax HOS Rules For Heating Oil Deliveries

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed a pilot program that would relax hours-of-service rules during winter months for some home heating oil delivery drivers.

February 16, 2000 - Industry News

Dana and Gunite Partner on Hub System

Dana Corp.'s Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake Division and Gunite Corp. are partnering to manufacture and sell the Dana Spicer LMS Hub System.

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February 16, 2000 - Industry News

Wolf Presses for Results in Search for FMCSA Chief

The Department of Transportation is not moving quickly enough to name a boss for the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, said Rep. Frank Wolf, R-VA. Wolf’s complaint came during a Feb. 15 hearing on the DOT budget. The House Transportation Appropriations Committee, which Wolf chairs, is concerned about the slow progress of finding an administrator for the new agency, Wolf told DOT Secretary Rodney Slater.

February 15, 2000 - Industry News

New York Thruway Chief Says Higher Tolls Needed

The New York Thruway Authority proposes to raise tolls in June. Authority chief John Platt told the state Assembly's Transportation Committee that without the increase, the authority would fall $216 million short of what it needs to pay off debt and pay for maintenance and construction during the next six years

Tags: Highways

February 15, 2000 - Industry News

Independents Continue Fuel Protests

Owner-operators will protest today in Boston, where U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson will be co-hosting a summit looking for solutions to the heating oil/diesel fuel price crisis

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February 15, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters To Rally Today

The Teamsters union is holding rallies today at dozens of Overnite Transportation terminals across the country

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February 15, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar Sees Brazil Venture Making 100 Engines Per Day

Navistar International expects to increase production of diesel engines next month by 100 units per day at its Maxion joint venture site in Brazil

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February 15, 2000 - Industry News

Meritor Opens First Wholly Owned Mexican Assembly Plant

Meritor Automotive yesterday inaugurated its first wholly-owned Mexican Heavy Vehicle Systems assembly plant

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February 15, 2000 - Industry News

Trism Announces Exit From Chapter 11

Trism Inc., Kennesaw, GA, has finished its Chapter 11 reorganization

Tags: Fleets

February 15, 2000 - Industry News

Trailer Sales Down Almost 20% in 1999

Shipments of trailers and chassis totaled 275,366 units in 1999, down 19.9% from 1999, according to data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau and the TruckTrailer Manufacturer's Assn

Tags: Economy

February 15, 2000 - Industry News

STB Seeks Shipper Participation in Freight Classification

The Surface Transportation Board is looking for ways to increase shipper participation in the freight classification process

February 15, 2000 - Industry News

Dina to Double Class 7 Production For Western Star

Orders from Western Star have more than doubled production of Class 7 trucks by Mexico's Consorcio G. Grupo Dina S.A. de C.V., according to Starks News Service

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February 15, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar Posts Record First Quarter

Navistar International Corp. reported record net income of $70 million for its first quarter ending January 31

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February 14, 2000 - Industry News

Dealers Lined Up For New Bandag Technology

Bandag's largest retread technology launch in the last 20 years has touched off record-setting demand for new equipment, the company says

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February 14, 2000 - Industry News

International Reduces Order Backlog

Navistar reduced its backlog of orders for new International heavy-duty trucks at its Chatham, ON plant by 22.3% in one month as vehicle production continued to exceed retail demand, according to SNS sources.

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February 14, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway Faces Second Discrimination Suit

A dockworker who works at Roadway Express is suing the company for retaliating after he testified against the company in a 1996 racial discrimination trial

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February 14, 2000 - Industry News

New Mexico Bill Would Raise DWI Fines 100-Fold

The New Mexico state Legislature is considering a bill that would raise fines against truckers who drive after drinking from the current $10 to $25 to $1,000 to $2,500

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February 14, 2000 - Industry News

Over A Third Of Truckload Carriers Raise Pay

For the first time in 15 quarters, over 30% of truckload carriers participating in The National Survey of Driver Wages reported pay changes. This is about 50% higher than the usual number of carriers making pay changes, researchers noted.

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February 14, 2000 - Industry News

More Supplier Consolidation Coming

Four or five large truck builders, all European or North America-based but each with an Asian presence, will evolve in the global heavy truck business -- and all will be large producers of their own engines,

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February 14, 2000 - Industry News

Penske Web Site Wins Award

Penske Truck Leasing's web site for online truck rentals was recently honored by the Association of National Advertisers. It's also generating plenty of business

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February 14, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Focus On Trucks Pays Off

Volvo says its earnings increased almost fourfold last year after it sold its car division to Ford and focused on trucks and buses

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February 14, 2000 - Industry News

STB Orders Market-Based Rates

The Surface Transportation Board has extended antitrust immunity for the motor carrier rate bureaus -- but only on the condition that the rate bureaus adjust class rates to market-based levels.

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