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March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Displays Future of In-Cab Entertainment

Freightliner displayed a Century Class S/T equipped with the latest and near-future high-tech, in-cab entertainment at its booth last week during the Mid-America Trucking Show

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March 29, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler To Take On Asian Truck Market Alone

DaimlerChrysler will consider any attractive deal to buy or ally with an Asian truck manufacturer but, if nothing turns up, it will tackle the market on its own, CEO Juergen Schrempp reportedly told an Asian newspaper

March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Speedco Opens New Location in Las Vegas

Speedco Truck Lube has opened its 28th location

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March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Pegasus and JJ Keller Partner on Log Auditing

Pegasus Transtech Corp. has formed a partnership with J.J. Keller & Associates to provide an integrated solution to document imaging and automated log auditing. The partnership combines Pegasus’ Transflo document imaging system with Keller’s KellerScan automated

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March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Wright Express Improves Web Presence

Wright Express LLC, South Portland, ME, has launched a new Web site designed to make it easier for customers to learn about and buy WEX products and services. Located at www.wrightexpress.com, the site has a new

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March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon Adds Two Fleets to Green Light Program

Oregon-based carriers USF Reddaway and May Trucking Co. have signed on with the state's Green Light program and have qualified for ODOT’s Trusted Carrier Partner program.

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March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Paccar Creates Its Own Online Exchange

Paccar is the latest trucking supplier to launch a business-to-business e-commerce Internet marketplace intended to be an open exchange for the procurement of goods and services.

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March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Cannon Express Launches Internet Co-Op

Cannon Express, Inc., Springdale, AR, has announced the formation of Carriersco-op.com, an Internet transportation site to serve small to mid-size carriers and compete with mega-sites sponsored by industry giants

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March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Teamster Hearing Critical of Overnite Violence

A House subcommittee Tuesday was supportive of the Teamsters Union's efforts to eliminate corruption and end federal monitoring, but had problems with the violence surrounding the union's campaign against Overnite Transportation. Teamsters President James P. Hoffa testified before the oversight and investigations subcommittee of the House Education and Workforce Committee. The hearing was called to examine the union's efforts to fight corruption and improve its finances

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March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Hendrickson on Aggressive Product Development Course

Long-time suspension supplier Hendrickson International plans to stay on an aggressive course in developing new products and expects to make big inroads in European markets

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March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Long-Term Solutions Needed: Mack's Gigou

Truck makers should focus more on long-term solutions rather than short-term profits, Mack Trucks president Michel Gigou told industry suppliers recently

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March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Gustafson: Volvo to Make Easy-to-Buy, Smarter Trucks

Volvo is much closer to its goal of rapid new truck delivery and will soon launch a proprietary communications system that will place much more intelligence in the truck cab

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March 29, 2000 - Industry News

PennDOT Brags About Pennsylvania Interstates

Ride quality on Pennsylvania interstates improved dramatically last year -- surpassing the national standard for ride smoothness, and producing the best scores in Pennsylvania Department of Transportation history

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March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Arrow Allows Dealers to Buy and Sell Online

Arrow Truck Sales Inc. has introduced an online system which will allow certified used truck dealers to buy or sell used trucks over the Internet.

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March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Diesel Technology Forum Aims To Provide Single Voice

Diesel has a new champion in Washington with the formation of The Diesel Technology Forum. The group, which represents a large and growing list of engine, component and equipment manufacturers, will focus on a wide range of public issues involving diesel technology.

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March 28, 2000 - Industry News

Delphi To Supply Steering Wheels, Doors for New Internationals

Delphi Automotive Systems will supply steering wheels and modular doors for the new International medium duty trucks. The new products will be made at the Delphi Interior Systems factory in Vandalia, GA.

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March 28, 2000 - Industry News

Mexican Truckers Shut Out of U.S.

Because of a law passed last year, Mexican truckers who travel beyond designated U.S. commercial zones will be breaking the law

March 28, 2000 - Industry News

Automotive Giant to Enter Truck Market

Magna, the Toronto-based Tier 1 automotive supplier, intends to play significant role in the trucking industry through a joint venture with German seat supplier Grammar AG.

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March 28, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Division Expects Steep Growth

Expedited carrier FedEx Custom Critical has been on a steep growth curve and expects another 10% to 15% increase in freight volume this year.

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March 28, 2000 - Industry News

Warm Weather Brings Highway Work To Wisconsin

A number of stretches of Wisconsin interstate are scheduled for highway work this spring and summer, meaning closed lanes and construction delays

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March 28, 2000 - Industry News

Missouri Officials Unhappy About Nuclear Waste Route

A single truckload of nuclear waste scheduled to pass through Missouri on I-70 this summer has state officials upset

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March 28, 2000 - Industry News

DOT To Accept Payments Via Internet

The U.S. Department of Transportation is now letting customers pay for goods and services, receive applications for registration and conduct other business with the department via the Internet

March 28, 2000 - Industry News

RSPA Withdraws Haz-Mat Tank Monitoring Proposal

The Research and Special Programs Administration has withdrawn a 1992 proposal to require signaling systems to monitor hazardous materials cargo tank loading and unloading.

March 28, 2000 - Industry News

Global Freight Market Announced

An international port services company has teamed up with a leading Internet software developer to create what the partners say is the first online, world-wide transportation marketplace.

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March 27, 2000 - Industry News

PFT/Roberson's Walter Carter Named Independent Contractor of the Year

Walter Carter, an independent contractor with PFT/Roberson of Champaign, IL, was named "1999 Independent Contractor of the Year" in ceremonies held last week during the Truckload Carriers Assn. annual meeting. Annual Meeting

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