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August 22, 2000 - Industry News

FreightWise Gains GE Backing

FreightWise Inc., an Internet freight marketplace (www.freightwise.com) based in Fort Worth, Texas, announced yesterday that the General Electric Company will become an investor in the FreightWise exchange

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August 22, 2000 - Industry News

Mack to Procure Materials in Web Auction

Mack Trucks will conduct online auctions to procure materials used in manufacturing and assembly operations

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August 22, 2000 - Industry News

Daylight Transport Adds New Lanes from Northeast to South

Daylight Transport, a Long Beach, Calif.-based LTL carrier, will be opening new lanes and expanding regional services from the Northeast states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island to the Southern states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas

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August 22, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Expands Services

Less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation is expanding its Advantage Overnite initiative into Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Oklahoma, as well as in Canada

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August 21, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star Shareholders to Vote on Freightliner Deal

Western Star shareholders will vote on Freightliner LLC's bid to buy the company at a special meeting scheduled for Sept. 18 in Vancouver, B.C

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August 21, 2000 - Industry News

Penske Puts 2,500 Trucks On the Internet Auction Block

Penske Truck Leasing and TradeOut will jointly host an online used truck auction at www.tradeout.com Aug. 23-31

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August 21, 2000 - Industry News

Transportation: Greener Than You Think

The transportation industry is responsible for most of the dramatic improvement in the U.S. environment that has occurred over the past 30 years, according to a new publication from the American Road & Transportation Builders Assn., a Washington, D.C.-based construction association

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August 21, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth Puts Catalog Online

The Kenworth Accessories Catalog can now be accessed on the Internet at www.paccar.com/TruckAccessories/Kenworth/default.htm.

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August 21, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Asks for Change in Chain Ratings

The American Trucking Associations is asking the National Association of Chain Manufacturers to change the way it rates some chains used for load securement -- a change the ATA says will encourage the use of stronger chains to tie down loads

Tags: Safety

August 20, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth to Lay Off Workers

Kenworth is the latest truck maker to announce layoffs due to lower truck sales

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August 20, 2000 - Industry News

First Stars & Stripes Qualifiers Named

The first six out of 36 qualifiers for the Stars & Stripes truck show series, sponsored by Freightliner and Chevron, were named yesterday at Newport's Truckerfest at The Alamo Travel Center in Reno/Sparks, Nev

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August 20, 2000 - Industry News

Pets Big Winners in Truckerfest Contest

Approximately 30 pets and their owners turned out for the Best Buddy Pet Contest at Truckerfest 2000 Saturday at The Alamo Travel Center in Reno/Sparks, Nev

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August 18, 2000 - Industry News

Wedding Bells Ring at Truckerfest

Truckerfest in Reno/Sparks, Nev., last week played host to the wedding of professional drivers Mark Hall and the former Mona Henry

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August 18, 2000 - Industry News

Truckerfest Continues Today

Newport's annual Truckerfest trucker appreciation event continues through 1 p.m. Sunday at The Alamo travel center in Reno/Sparks, Nev., with trucker games, the "Best Buddy" pet contest and a spectacular fireworks show

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August 18, 2000 - Industry News

TrucktireXchange.com Adds Service Extra

TrucktireXchange.com, the truck tire e-commerce site, has added a feature called My TTXchange allowing customers a personalized page to manage truck tire and casing purchases and sales from one point of access

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August 18, 2000 - Industry News

New Attendance Requirement for Combustible Liquids Unloading

Cargo tank operators carrying combustible liquids are not required to be in close attendance while unloading, according to new rules from the Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration

August 18, 2000 - Industry News

FHWA Proposes Weight/Length Measurement Exclusions

The Federal Highway Administration has proposed criteria for excluding safety or efficiency enhancing devices from vehicle length and width measurements

August 18, 2000 - Industry News

Sapp Bros. Leasing Acquired By Chancellor

Sapp Bros. Leasing, an Indianapolis-based finance company for over the road tractors and trailers, has been acquired by Chancellor Corp

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August 18, 2000 - Industry News

Controversy Surrounds Hoover Dam Bypass Proposal

Controversy continues over how to alleviate the bottleneck caused by the two-lane road running over Hoover Dam

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August 17, 2000 - Industry News

Parade Kicks off Truckerfest in Reno

About 70 tractor-trailers and bobtail rigs of all ages, makes and descriptions made for a beautiful, noisy procession as the annual Truckerfest Parade of Pride slowly rolled through downtown Reno, Nev. The parade was the official kick-off to Truckerfest 2000, the annual trucker appreciation event put on by The Alamo travel center and Newport Communications. The event runs today through 1 p.m. Sunday, with exhibits, games, free steaks, live entertainment and more

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August 17, 2000 - Industry News

ExxonMobil Opens Convenience Stores

ExxonMobil has announced the launch of a state-of-the-art convenience store available to both Exxon and Mobil-branded service stations

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August 17, 2000 - Industry News

Avoid Westbound I-70 In Washington County, Md.

The Maryland State Highway Administration recomments that highway users avoid a stretch of Interstate 70 in Washington County for two to three weeks, beginning Aug. 21

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August 17, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Plant Earns Safety Award

Peterbilt's Madison, Tenn., production facility recently received a Perfect Record Award from the National Safety Council.

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August 17, 2000 - Industry News

AAIA Appoints President and CEO

Alfred L. Gaspar has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association

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August 17, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Plans Safety Conference

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is joining forces with a wide range of safety organizations to participate in a safety focus group at the CVSA Fall Conference, Sept. 10 in Grand Rapids, Mich

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