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February 8, 2000 - Industry News

Isuzu Sales Up 51% In January

American Isuzu Motors Inc. broke records in January by selling 947 medium-duty trucks in the U.S., or 51% more than the 627 units sold during the same month a year earlier

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February 8, 2000 - Industry News

Covenant Extends Electronic Log Extraction Contract

Covenant Transport has renewed a contract with Navilor for data extraction services, continuing a partnership that is over two years old. Using proprietary technology, Navilor has processed more than 3 million driver logs for Covenant Transport during the two-year term.

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February 8, 2000 - Industry News

Boyd Bros Revenues Rise 13% In 1999

Boyd Bros. Transportation Inc., Clayton, AL, had record revenues and earnings for 1999. For the year ended Dec. 31, 1999, operating revenues increased 13% to $133.1 million versus $118.1 million for 1998.

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February 8, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Southern Opens New Alabama Terminal

Con-Way Southern Express has held the groundbreaking for its $6.8 million service center facility in Bessemer, AL. The new facility will replace CSE's current Birmingham facility at 601 Republic Circle and double its freight handling capacity.

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February 7, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Budget Seeks Big Increase For Safety

The cost of the federal truck safety program is going up. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is asking Congress for a 54% increase in funding in the next fiscal year.

February 7, 2000 - Industry News

Electronic Logs Pilot Stalled By Lack Of Fleet Interest

The U.S. Department of Transportation has once again extended the application deadline for a pilot project that lets carriers replace paper logs with electronic logs linked the satellite-tracking systems.

February 7, 2000 - Industry News

PNV Gets Into The Truckstop Kiosk Business

PNV Inc. has launched a new line of full-service Internet kiosks for truckstops. A total of 30 of the PNV Connect!Point kiosks are already deployed in TravelCenters of America and Pilot facilities, and a further 500 will go in over the next few months.

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February 7, 2000 - Industry News

OMB Will Hold Hours Rules Until End of Month

The proposed revisions to the truck driver hours of service regulations will be held at the White House Office of Management and Budget at least until the end of this month

February 7, 2000 - Industry News

Celadon Launches Online Trucker Co-Op

Truckload fleet Celadon and GE Capital have launched TruckersCo-op.com, a site designed to provide discounts on items such as fuel, tires, parts, calling cards, insurance, trailer leasing, credit cards, truck financing and truck washes

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February 7, 2000 - Industry News

Matlack Back In the Black

Bulk hauler Matlack Systems, Wilmington, DE, was back in the black for its first fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31, 1999.

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February 7, 2000 - Industry News

Chicago Transport Planners Discuss Impact Of E-Commerce

More than 200 community, government and industry leaders gathered for the conference titled Moving Goods From Here to There: Improving Metropolitan Chicago's Freight Transportation Network.

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February 7, 2000 - Industry News

Record Quarter For Landstar

Landstar System, Jacksonville, FL, has reported record 1999 fourth quarter net income of $15.6 million, on record revenue of $380.1 million. For the same period in 1998, Landstar reported net income of $11.3 million on revenue in the quarter of $333.9 million.

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February 7, 2000 - Industry News

Used Trailers Marketed Online

4usedtrailers.com is a new online B2B classifieds service that provides listings of used trailers. The site is currently using a simple static interface, but a search engine will be implemented as the site grows. "Those who sell these

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February 7, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star Launches Parts Manager Training

Western Star Trucks has started a Platinum Pentad Parts Manager Certification program. The program is organized into five modules: sales management, personnel management, operations and training management, parts marketing and customer relations, and parts merchandising, advertising

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February 7, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon Withdraws From Norpass Preclearance System

Oregon has withdrawn from the Norpass weigh station preclearance system in protest against an operating agreement between Norpass and its competitor, PrePass. Oregon’s action was triggered by a partial “interoperability” agreement between the two organizations. Under the agreement, which takes effect Feb. 15, Norpass carriers may use PrePass provided they meet PrePass safety criteria, have the right transponder and pay the fee.

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February 7, 2000 - Industry News

Batts Resigns From TCA

Lana Batts has resigned as president of the Truckload Carriers Assn. The surprise announcement came at the TCA executive committee meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Feb. 5. In an interview, Batts explained that her move anticipates a crucial upcoming vote on TCA’s affiliation with the American Trucking Assns. Batts, known as an outspoken and forceful leader of the truckload trade association, said she does not want to be an issue in TCA’s decision whether or not to integrate with ATA.

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February 6, 2000 - Industry News

Portland Volvo Dealer Building State-of-the-Art Facility

Volvo truck dealer TEC Equipment Inc. has begun construction on a new state-of-the-art facility in Portland, OR.

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February 5, 2000 - Industry News

Three International Plants Get ISO Certification

Three International manufacturing facilities have received ISO 14001 certification which means they have met worldwide management standards for environmental processes and system performance.

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February 4, 2000 - Industry News

Bering Postpones Assembly Startup

Weather-related construction delays have postponed the startup of Bering Truck Corp's truck assembly plant in Front Royal, VA

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February 4, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Wants Top Spot In U.S. Medium Duty Trucks

Freightliner Corp. is currently the second biggest manufacturer of medium duty trucks in the U.S., but parent DaimlerChrysler is aiming higher.

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February 4, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Goes After Thai Truck Market

Volvo is going after the Thai truck market with local assembly and possibly a linkup with Mitsubishi

February 4, 2000 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Preparing For Truck Sales Decline

To offset the impact of a predicted 10-15% drop in North American new truck sales this year, Detroit Diesel will continue its cost cutting programs and "build on the strong fundamentals for growth in our service parts and remanufactured products operations," says president and CEO Charles McClure.

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February 4, 2000 - Industry News

Truckstops Urged To Prepare For High-Tech Communications

Truckstop operators were told Friday that fleets may soon be able to communicate with their drivers not only by voice but by video, and send data and images dealing with all the things that affect a driver's daily activity

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February 4, 2000 - Industry News

Mack Guide Aids With Body Spec'ing

A new Body Installer's Guide from Mack Trucks provides 240 pages of information relating to the mounting of body structures and other equipment to Mack Class 8 chassis, including CH600, CL700, RD600, RB600, RD800, DM600, DMM600, MR600 and LE600 Series vehicles

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February 4, 2000 - Industry News

Nissan Diesel Bailout Unveiled

Nissan Motor has finally announced the long-anticipated bailout plan for its truck manufacturing unit Nissan Diesel.

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