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July 14, 2000 - Industry News

California Agency Calls for Diesel Soot Traps

California state regulators last week released a plan to force owners of diesel-powered tractors, bulldozers, big rigs, school buses and other vehicles to install soot-catching equipment at costs that could total up to thousands of dollars per vehicle

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July 14, 2000 - Industry News

Cummins Profits Up Despite Heavy Truck Downturn

Cummins Engine Co. reported profits of $61 million for second quarter 2000, a 5% increase over the same period a year ago

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July 14, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Posts Record 2nd Quarter Profits

Landstar System reported record net income of $11.3 million for second quarter 2000, excluding a one-time $3 million pre-tax charge for the relocation and restructuring of its Landstar Ligon division

Tags: Fleets

July 14, 2000 - Industry News

Sterling Tour de Force Info Available Online

Information and registration for Sterling's North American test drive series, the Tour de Force, is now available online at Sterling's web site, www.sterlingtrucks.com. The Tour de Force, which offers evaluations and test drives of the new Sterling

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July 14, 2000 - Industry News

New Hazmat Guidelines for Tunnels on PA Turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission recently issued revised guidelines on transporting hazardous materials through its five tunnels. The new regulations — which became effective July 15 — permit truck drivers to haul formerly prohibited materials in restricted non-bulk shipments

July 14, 2000 - Industry News

Senate Rejects Fuel Tax Suspension

As part of the ongoing estate tax debate, the Senate voted overwhelmingly last week against suspending the federal fuel tax through the November election. Critics said the measure was nothing more than an attempt to influence

July 14, 2000 - Industry News

Walcott Jamboree Wraps up Today

The Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, wraps up today, with the winners of the Super Truck Beauty Contest to be announced tonight

Tags: Events

July 13, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Surveys Women Drivers

Freightliner was picking the brains of female drivers at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree this week at the Iowa 80 truckstop in Walcott, Iowa

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July 13, 2000 - Industry News

Debates Continues in Canada Over HOS, Black Boxes

Possible changes to hours of service regulations are just as contentious north of the border as they are in the United States

July 13, 2000 - Industry News

Container Port Could Ease I-95 Truck Traffic

Supporters of a proposed container shipping port that could accept freight from New York and New Jersey say it could help reduce truck traffic on badly congested Interstate 95 in Bridgeport, Conn

Tags: Intermodal

July 13, 2000 - Industry News

Debt, High-Priced Fuel Cause Trucking Shakedown

Easy-to-get credit and high fuel prices are taking their toll on trucking, and according to industry experts, are filling truck dealers’ lots with slow-selling tractor-trailers and repossessed big rigs

Tags: Economy

July 13, 2000 - Industry News

LoadSource Puts Loads on Internet Cell Phones

A Tennessee-based load-matching service has become the first to offer load searches on Internet-enabled mobile phones

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July 13, 2000 - Industry News

New ArvinMeritor Sets Sights on Accelerated Growth

With the ink barely dry on its "merger of equals" agreement, newly created ArvinMeritor Inc. has served notice it intends to double in size within the next five years to become one of the top five "tier one" component suppliers to the automotive industry

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July 13, 2000 - Industry News

Why Trains Lose the Battle for Time-Sensitive Freight

The freight world is getting faster all the time. Carriers are being pressured at both shipping and receiving ends to reduce transit times. Trucking is holding its own, but rail carriers are falling behind. Ed Ellis, an

Tags: Intermodal

July 12, 2000 - Industry News

Concerts, Driver Appreciation Day Celebrate Jubitz Renovation

Portland, Oregon's Jubitz Truck Stop is celebrating the completion of its multi-million dollar renovation with a concert series and special day for drivers

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July 12, 2000 - Industry News

Aussie Truckers Threaten Blockade

Major Australian highways could be in trouble this weekend with the Truck Owner-Drivers Association threatening a national blockade

July 12, 2000 - Industry News

High Road Extends Offer for KLLM

High Road Acquisition Corp., Jackson, Miss., announced yesterday that the subsequent offering period for its offer for KLLM Transport stock at $8.05 per share has been extended until 5 p.m., eastern time on Tuesday, July 18, at the same price

Tags: Fleets

July 12, 2000 - Industry News

NPTC Downsizing to Cut Expenses

John McQuaid, president and CEO of the National Private Truck Council, has announced that his organization is making several major changes to reduce expenses since the organization is currently running about $300,000 in the red

Tags: Industry

July 12, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Election Cancelled in Syracuse

Overnite Transportation Company, Richmond, Va., announced yesterday that the Teamsters union withdrew from a representative election scheduled for today at the company’s Syracuse, N.Y., Service Center

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July 12, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Cracks Down On Violations

For more than two weeks in June, New Jersey authorities pressed enforcement of a ban on big, out-of-state trucks on local highways. But some unhappy New Jersey truckers have been snared in the enforcement net. The Associated

Tags: Highways

July 12, 2000 - Industry News

DAT Moves to Kiosks and Internet

DAT Services of Portland, Ore., is poised for a major business move onto the Internet. DAT, the oldest and largest load-matching service in North America, is working with DRIVERNet of Kansas City, Mo., to make the extensive DAT load-matching database widely available online. The DAT-DRIVERNet partnership kicked off June 30 when DAT loads became available for interactive search at DRIVERNet kiosks at more than 400 truckstops

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July 12, 2000 - Industry News

I-44 Weigh Stations Shut Down in Missouri

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is shutting down commercial vehicle weigh stations on Interstate 44

Tags: Safety

July 12, 2000 - Industry News

Florida Trucking School Loses Out Again

A Florida truck driver training school involved in a bribery scandal has lost a bid to continue operating under new management

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July 12, 2000 - Industry News

eflatbed.com Partners With Two Major B2B Startups

eflatbed.com, the specialized Internet marketplace for flatbed truck transportation, has announced partnerships with two B2B Internet markets set to begin operations soon

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July 11, 2000 - Industry News

Carrier, Owner-Operators Battle Over Lease Agreements

Millsap & Son Trucking, Emory, Texas, and former owner-operators leased to the company may end up in court over allegations of lease violations and non-payment of funds owed. The furor started in May, when Glenn Bullock of Lone Star, Texas, reportedly sued Millsap & Son, claiming the company committed a breach of contract by voiding five lease agreements with Bullock in February

Tags: Fleets

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