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April 3, 2000 - Industry News

GM Challenges U.S. Restrictions On Diesel

General Motors is reportedly planning a concerted lobbying campaign to pursuade U.S. lawmakers to relax restrictions on diesel-powered vehicles

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April 3, 2000 - Industry News

Ozark Raises Driver Pay

Ozark Motor Lines is raising its salary cap for company drivers from 35 cents to 37 cents a mile. Local news sources also report that the company will adjust its pay scale for new drivers to give credit for new hires

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March 31, 2000 - Industry News

STB Asks for Public Comment on Rail Merger Rule Changes

The Surface Transportation Board has asked for comments on modifications to rules governing mergers of major railroads

Tags: Intermodal

March 31, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Halts Import of Mexican-Made FLDs

Freightliner will temporarily stop importing Mexican-built Class 8 FLD models for sale in the U.S., but DaimlerChrysler's Mercedes-Benz plant in Santiago Tianguistenco will continue to build some Freightliner Business Class medium duty trucks for sale here,

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March 31, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Still Interested In International

Sweden's Volvo, which is reportedly in a final phase of bargaining to acquire the commercial truck assets of France's Renault, remains interested in buying the commercial truck and diesel engine assets of Chicago-based International

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March 31, 2000 - Industry News

Construction Season Gears Up In Illinois

The Illinois Department of Transportation last week announced that two construction hot spots are shifting into high gear this month

Tags: Highways

March 31, 2000 - Industry News

Computrucks.com To Sell New Trucks Online

Computrucks.com, previously an online used-truck locator, is adding new trucks to its lineup

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March 31, 2000 - Industry News

UPS, Teamsters Settle Job Creation Dispute

United Parcel Service has settled a dispute with the Teamsters over creation of jobs called for in the union's 1997 contract

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March 31, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Challenges New Mexico LPG Transport Rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration has asked for comments as to whether or not federal hazardous materials transportation law preempts New Mexico rules regarding the transportation of liquefied petroleum gas and compressed natural gas.

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March 31, 2000 - Industry News

OHSA Targets Road Construction Safety in Midwest

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an inspection program in Illinois, Wisconsin and Ohio aimed at increasing safety for workers and motorists in construction zones

Tags: Highways

March 31, 2000 - Industry News

Sweet E-ZPass 'Grandfather' Deal

More than half the trucks on the New Jersey Turnpike will use the new E-Zpass automated toll system when it goes online in August. That’s the word from Turnpike Authority’s executive director, Ed Gross, who has overseen the much-delayed E-Zpass installation

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March 30, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Proposes Re-Issue of Group Storm Water Permits

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to re-issue storm water multi-sector general permits for 29 sectors of industrial activities, including some trucking facilities

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March 30, 2000 - Industry News

Linux on the March

Here comes Linux. No, not the cute “Peanuts” kid with the blanket. That was Linus. Linux is the name of a free, open-source PC and server operating system that has been nibbling at the edges of the

Tags: Industry

March 30, 2000 - Industry News

Studies Quantify What Truckload Industry Knows: Turnover Ain't Cheap

Two new studies, unveiled at the Truckload Carriers Assn.'s annual meeting last week, show that the high turnover is costly to both carrier and driver

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March 30, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo, Renault Reported To Be In Talks

Swedish truck maker Volvo is reportedly in an advanced stage of talks with France's Renault, according to a Swedish newspaper

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March 30, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Offers Computerized Truck Configurator

Part of Peterbilt's new e-commerce initiative is eBilt, a new computerized truck configurator for Peterbilt sales representatives

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March 30, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Prepare To Strike Associated Grocers

The Teamsters union and Associated Wholesale Grocers are both gearing up for a strike this weekend after negotiations over AWG's transportation business have gone nowhere

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March 30, 2000 - Industry News

Weight-Distance Settlement Nears In Idaho

The American Trucking Assns. is nearing a settlement in its suit against Idaho's weight-distance tax

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March 30, 2000 - Industry News

International Demonstrates Clean Diesel Technology

International Truck and Engine Corp. demonstrated advanced "green diesel" technology during the Mid-America Trucking Show last week in Louisville, KY

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March 30, 2000 - Industry News

International Adds Truck Locator To Web Site

International Truck and Engine Corp. is making it easier for customers to find the right truck with a new truck locator on its web site at www.InternationalDelivers.com.

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March 30, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Expands Truck Sales On Internet

Starting May 15, Volvo's redesigned web site at www.volvotrucks.com will make it easier for customers to spec a truck online

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March 30, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Moving Ligon Headquarters

Landstar System is moving Landstar Ligon headquarters from Madisonville, KY, to Landstar's headquarter in Jacksonville, FL

Tags: Fleets

March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Cannon Blasts Big Guys

Dean Cannon says third party logistics companies already pose a danger to small carriers. Now their monster web sites, presumably intended to help carriers, may actually swallow them up. Cannon is President and CEO of Cannon Express,

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March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth To Lay Off Workers

Kenworth will furlough or reassign 401 workers at heavy-duty truck plants in Renton and Seattle, WA, beginning this Monday, sources disclosed to Stark's News Service Interactive

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March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Ford Could Buy Volvo

Ford Motor Co. reportedly may purchase Swedish commercial truck-maker AB Volvo to protect the Volvo brand name

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