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August 3, 2000 - Industry News

iFLEET Acquires Truckers Helper

iFLEET, Inc., of Roswell, Ga., (www.ifleet.com) the information technology company perhaps best known for its roadside assistance service, has acquired Truckers Helper software, which it will offer to customers through the TruckNet web site it acquired last November

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August 3, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Truck for Buck$

Truckers passing through Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to show off their driving skills in front of their peers while doing a good deed. The 11th Annual Truckin’ for Buck$, set for Saturday, August 19, at Buck Motorsports Park, just south of Lancaster, will give drivers the forum to strut their stuff, visit with other drivers, and enjoy good food, while raising money for individuals with physical disabilities at the same time

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August 3, 2000 - Industry News

Bush Campaign Song Targets Working People

A new Republican campaign anthem aimed at working families -- including truckers -- is scheduled to be introduced tonight after George W. Bush finishes his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

Montana Brings Overweight Permits to World Wide Web

A program designed to give trucking companies 24-hour access to overweight permits for Montana highways will soon be accessible via the World Wide Web

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August 3, 2000 - Industry News

Fatal Accident Leads to Calls for Changes at I-44 Six Flags Exit

Travelers of Interstate 44 near St. Louis feel that legally high speeds, poor design, and bad signage contributed to a deadly crash near Six Flags earlier this week

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August 3, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Posts New Engine Emission Rule

A new Environmental Protection Agency rule gives heavy-duty diesel engine manufacturers more time to comply with emission testing requirements

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August 2, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth Partners with Nashville Tech School

Kenworth has launched an initiative with technical colleges to create a pool of entry-level technicians that are familiar with and qualified to service Kenworth products. The model for the program is being created at the Nashville Auto - Diesel College in Tennessee

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August 2, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Announces Independent Contractor Meeting

The Truckload Carriers Association has announced that its 2000 Independent Contractor Division annual meeting will be held Sept. 14-15 at the Marriott DFW Hotel South, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas

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August 2, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Hires Member Recruiter

The Truckload Carriers Association has hired a "membership field representative" to recruit new members, especially carriers

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August 2, 2000 - Industry News

McLeod Interfaces With Fleet Advisor

McLeod Software has completed its interface to Eaton's Fleet Advisor fleet management system

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August 2, 2000 - Industry News

NHTSA Announces Nissan Diesel, Peterbilt Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's list of June recalls includes a Nissan Diesel recall for loss of steering, while some Peterbilts are recalled for possible fuel leakage

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August 2, 2000 - Industry News

Drug Tests Will Leave A Permanent Mark in Oregon

Truckers who test positive for drugs are going to have a harder time getting back behind the wheel in Oregon

August 2, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking and the Republican Platform

A look at the 2000 GOP Platform, ratified at last week's national convention in Philadelphia, turns up several areas of interest to the trucking industry. One of the hottest issues in the election race that affects trucking

August 2, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Pressing to Keep Hours of Service Reform in Gear

With a deadline looming for resolution of the hours of service impasse in Congress, the search for a compromise is heating up. DOT officials are speaking privately to congressional leaders and interest groups about ways to keep the rulemaking in motion, while accommodating concerns about the proposed rule’s cost and effectiveness

August 2, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Free Trade Zone Eases Border Crossings

U.S.- Mexico trade is growing at a rapid pace as corporations, large and small, pursue opportunities opened up with the North American Free Trade Agreement. The need for millions of trucks to transport goods internationally is

August 2, 2000 - Industry News

Bikers Block Highway Memorial

Kill a biker, get a highway named after you? That’s the question the American Motorcyclist Assn. is asking in its nationwide campaign to ban the naming of highways after people who have been convicted of serious

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August 2, 2000 - Industry News

Deaton to Acquire Cardinal Flatbed Division

Cardinal Logistics Management, Concord, N.C., has sold its flatbed division to C & T Holding, the parent company of Birmingham, Ala.-based Deaton

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August 2, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo, Renault Submit Concessions

Sweden's Volvo and the French Renault SA have submitted a plan to the European union they hope will ease antitrust concerns about their planned merger

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August 1, 2000 - Industry News

TMC's Fall Meeting to Include Electronic Brake Demo

The Maintenance Council has announced the theme for its Fall Meeting, “Embracing Technology's Advantage,” to be held Oct. 16-19 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio. The meeting will include special all-day, hands-on demonstration of electronic controlled braking systems at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Research Test Facility

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August 1, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Custom Critical Acquires Passport Transport

FedEx Custom Critical, Akron, Ohio, formerly known as Roberts Express, is expanding into the movement of specialty vehicles with the acquisition of St. Louis-based Passport Transport. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed

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August 1, 2000 - Industry News

Cummins Engine Company Becomes Cummins Inc.

Heavy-duty engine manufacturer Cummins Engine Company Inc., Columbus, Ind., is changing its name to Cummins Inc

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August 1, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Cuts Production

Several hundred hourly and salaried workers have been laid off at Peterbilt's Nashville-area plant as the company reduces its build rate from 50 to 35 trucks per day in response to lagging demand for heavy-duty trucks. Adjustments will be made in the company's Denton, Texas, facility as well

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August 1, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Announces 5.9% Rate Increase

Con-Way Transportation Services, Ann Arbor, Mich., and its LTL operating components are increasing their base rates 5.9%, effective September 1

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August 1, 2000 - Industry News

SC&RA Elects Chairman

The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association has named Delynn W. Burkhalter, President and CEO of Burkhalter Rigging, Columbus, Miss., to the position of Chairman

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August 1, 2000 - Industry News

Hoffa Honored at GOP Convention

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa was honored with a reception last night at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia

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