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May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Meeting to Look at Tanker Emergency Shutdown Options

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration will hold a public meeting June 27-28 to discuss emergency shutdown equipment on cargo tank motor vehicles used to transport liquefied compressed gases

May 13, 2000 - Industry News

Oversize Mishap Causes Delays in Nebraska

A truck with an oversized load didn't make it under a bridge over Interstate 680 in Omaha, NE Friday morning, causing traffic delays that will continue into this week

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May 13, 2000 - Industry News

Arvin and Meritor Merger on Track

The new ArvinMeritor partnership between Arvin Industries and Meritor is expected to be completed by July 31 this year.

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May 13, 2000 - Industry News

Meritor Opens New Brake Supply Plant

Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems has opened a new QS9000-certified production and distribution facility in Hebron, KY.

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May 13, 2000 - Industry News

Railroads Speed Cross-Country Service

The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Co. and Norfolk Southern Railway Co. have agreed to provide non-stop transcontinental intermodal service between the West Coast, Southwest and the Southeast beginning May 21

Tags: Intermodal

May 13, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Still Shopping

Volvo hasn't finished spending money yet. After the dust settles on its deal to purchase Renault's truck operations, the company intends to strengthen its position with acquisitions in other key commercial areas

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May 12, 2000 - Industry News

Meritor Expects 40% Growth of Stopping Systems Sales

Global original equipment and aftermarket opportunities, value-added technology innovations and an emerging "light" commercial vehicle segment will be the primary drivers behind the growth of Meritor Automotive's commercial vehicle stopping system business over the next three to five years

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May 12, 2000 - Industry News

@Track Reports Losses

@Track Communications, Inc., of Richardson, TX -- formerly known as HighwayMaster -- lost $4.8 million on revenues of $14.1 million in the first quarter of 2000. Revenue for the quarter was down from $17.1 million compared to the first quarter of 1999.

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May 12, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Software Goes Commercial

Truck manufacturer Freightliner and Spatial Inc., a developer of Web-hosted engineering services, have agreed to offer Freightliner's proprietary Web-based design and engineering software commercially.

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May 12, 2000 - Industry News

Freightwise Links With Mellon

Mellon Global Cash Management, Pittsburgh, PA, will provide a range of e-commerce support to FreightWise of Fort Worth, TX, an electronic marketplace for truck transportation

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May 11, 2000 - Industry News

Miami Strike Leaders Say They're Being Blacklisted

Miami port truckers may have won concessions after striking in February, but strike leaders are now saying they have been blacklisted, and truckers report few improvements

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May 11, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Helping Troopers in Minnesota

The Minnesota State Patrol is signing up truckers to help it keep a watchful eye on state highways

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May 11, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Hearing Delayed

A National Labor Relations Board hearing to review unfair labor practices charges against Overnite Transportation has been delayed

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May 11, 2000 - Industry News

Werner: Double Digit Growth May be Over

Werner Enterprises may be about to end its eight-year run of double-digit income growth. Although the company’s first quarter 2000 revenue was up 21% from first quarter 1999, Chairman and CEO Clarence Werner reportedly told stockholders that, under current conditions, he doesn’t expect revenue for the year to be up more than 8% to 10%. This would be the first time since 1991 that the carrier’s growth was less than 10%

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May 11, 2000 - Industry News

OPIS Fleet Fueling Expo Scheduled

The Oil Price Information service has scheduled its sixth annual Fleet Fueling Expo for Sept. 24-26 at Nashville's Opryland Hotel

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May 11, 2000 - Industry News

Make-A-Wish Convoy This Weekend

Big rigs, little kids, and thousands of well-wishers will come together in Lancaster, PA this coming Sunday, Mothers Day, May 14, for the 11th annual Make-A-Wish Convoy

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May 10, 2000 - Industry News

Marten Opens New Georgia Terminal

Marten Transport, Ltd., Mondovi, Wl, has opened a new terminal in Forest Park, GA, that will replace the existing Jonesboro, GA, terminal

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May 10, 2000 - Industry News

Maxon Buys Vehicle Lift Maker

Maxon Lift Corp. has purchased the assets of Globe, a manufactuer of in-ground lifts for the automotive and heavy truck markets. Maxon recently acquired another lift maker, Benwil Lift Systems, and will form a new division

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May 10, 2000 - Industry News

Keller Seminars Review New HOS Rules

Safety compliance consultants at J.J. Keller & Associates have scheduled 25 briefing seminars across the country to review proposed new hours-of-service rules

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May 10, 2000 - Industry News

HOS: One Safety Advocate's View

Over the past week or two, Truckinginfo.com has been talking to a lot of people about their initial reaction to the hours of service proposal. Those interviews have included not only those in the trucking industry,

May 10, 2000 - Industry News

PTDI To Go It Alone Again

After being under the umbrella of the Truckload Carriers Assn. for four years, the Professional Truck Driver Institute is going to strike out on its own again. Ever since the departure of TCA president Lana Batts, a driving force behind PTDI, questions have been raised about the future of the institute

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May 10, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Hotline Now 24 Hours

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has increased the hours of its toll-free driver hotline to 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except for federal holidays

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May 10, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters at Grocery Plants Hoping For Bargaining Session

Teamsters members who worked for Associated Wholesale Grocers' plants in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma hope the National Labor Relations Board will force AWG to go back to the bargaining table

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May 10, 2000 - Industry News

Marten Transport Buys Volvos

Marten Transport has begun adding Volvo tractors to its fleet. The Mondovi, WI based refrigerated carrier has initially purchased 20 Volvo 660 tractors from Central Truck of Madison, WI. Marten's management and drivers say

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May 10, 2000 - Industry News

Ruan Gives Thumbs Up For Soy-Based Grease

Ruan Transportation Management Systems recently reacted positively to a field test for the use of SoyTruk, a soybean-based fifth-wheel grease

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