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September 18, 2000 - Industry News

GM, Isuzu Consolidate Commercial Truck Sales

American Isuzu Motors and General Motors Friday announced a joint venture to consolidate Isuzu and GM medium-duty commercial vehicle sales, service and marketing functions in the United States

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September 15, 2000 - Industry News

California Changes Registration Fee Rules

California legislators have approved changes in the state’s truck registration fee program that will bring it in line with other states. The new fee schedule, effective Dec. 2001 for the 2002 registration year, drops the separate fee on trailers and bases registration on gross (loaded) vehicle weight instead of unladen vehicle weight

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September 15, 2000 - Industry News

Safety Agency Sets Rules for Hours of Service Roundtables

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is banking on roundtable discussions scheduled over the next two weeks to answer fundamental questions about its bitterly contested proposal to reform the hours of service rules. The roundtables, three sessions of two days each, are designed to give trucking and other interests a chance to present in-depth information on how the proposed reforms would work

September 15, 2000 - Industry News

TMT Upgrades and Expands

TMTsoftware, Durham, N.C., has announced a new customer support department, new versions of its Transman fleet management software and access to that software over the Internet

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September 15, 2000 - Industry News

Some European Truckers Win Concessions, Others Continue Fuel Protests

The Netherlands and Hungary made concessions to truckers over the weekend to avoid more fuel-price protests, and Irish truckers lifted their protests after the government agreed to talks. In other countries, however, fuel price protests are continuing or just getting under way

September 15, 2000 - Industry News

Heartland Express Honors Truck Contest Winners

Heartland Express of Coralville, Iowa, recently announced the winners of its annual "Make your Truck Famous" contest

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September 15, 2000 - Industry News

NJ Trucking Spectacular Offers Smokin' Attractions for Diesel, Motorsports Fans

The 24th annual U.S. Diesel Truckin' Nationals and Motorsports Spectacular, presented by Cummins, kicks off at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 16 at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J. The day-long lineup includes diesel drag racing, truck beauty competition, monster trucks, jet trucks, and manufacturers' midway with 49 vendors

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September 15, 2000 - Industry News

Georgia Port Authority Upgrades Trucker Check-In and Out

Truckers hauling containers into the Port of Savannah, Ga., Garden City Terminal will find clerks and checkers waiting to process them with hand-held computers beginning Oct. 2

Tags: Intermodal

September 15, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Protests Spread Worldwide

Just as fuel protests in Britain and Belgium are winding down, truckers in Poland, Spain and Ireland are getting ready for another round of demonstrations. And on this side of the Atlantic, Canadian truckers are threatening a protest for Monday

September 14, 2000 - Industry News

Engine Makers, EPA Still Discussing Changes to Emissions Rule

Discussions between engine manufacturers and the Environmental Protection Agency on 2002 emission requirements are continuing, but so far there are no changes. That’s the message from EPA on the status of a 1998 consent decree that requires

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September 14, 2000 - Industry News

California Port Truckers Win Concession

Truckers working the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland who were withholding their services from some trucking companies went back to work after winning increased fuel surcharges and some higher payments

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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

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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

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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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