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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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March 27, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Honors Company Drivers

The Truckload Carriers Assn. last week honored three TCA member company drivers in its 11th Annual "Company Equipment Driver of the Year" contest

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March 27, 2000 - Industry News

MacKinnon Transport and Sherman Bros. Win TCA Safety Contest

MacKinnon Transport of Guelph, Ontario and Sherman Bros. Heavy Trucking of Harrisburg, OR, won the Grand Prize Awards in the Truckload Carriers Assn.’s 1999 National Fleet Safety Contest, sponsored by Trailmobile

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March 27, 2000 - Industry News

Robert Hansen of Gail Force Elected TCA Chairman

Robert Hansen, president of Gail Force, an air charter company located in Janesville, WI, has been elected 2000-2001 Chairman of the Truckload Carriers Assn

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March 27, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Unveils New Guaranteed, Expedited Services

Overnite Transportation, Richmond, VA, is offering a new "it's on time or it's free" guarantee

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March 27, 2000 - Industry News

VW Buys Stake in Scania; DaimlerChrysler Forms Union With Mitsubishi

Consolidation in the international car and truck business continues with two big announcements from Europe: Volkswagen says it will buy a controlling stake in Sweden’s Scania, and DaimlerChrysler is buying a third of Mitsubishi Motors

March 27, 2000 - Industry News

House Report Blasts EPA Over Truck Emissions

Last year’s $1 billion settlement between the Environmental Protection Agency and truck engine manufacturers did not get EPA off the hook. The environmental agency has been tagged by the House Commerce Committee as “grossly negligent” in

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March 27, 2000 - Industry News

OSHA Puts 13,000 Worksites on Safety Notice

Approximately 13,000 employers, including many trucking companies, have been put on notice to fix workplace safety and health hazards or face comprehensive inspections by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

March 27, 2000 - Industry News

'18 Wheels of Justice' Star Signs Autographs

Visitors to Kenworth's booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show Friday got a chance to meet Lisa Thornhill, one of the stars of TNN's new show "18 Wheels of Justice.

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March 26, 2000 - Industry News

Electronic Truck Marketplace

Unveiled last week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, TruckCenter.com provides a marketplace for the sale of new and used trucks, tractors, trailers, parts, accessories, as well as related services such as financing, insurance, and third-party service providers such as vehicle inspection, warranty and driveaway

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March 26, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters, Overnite Meet Again

The Teamsters union and Overnite Transportation finished two more days of contract negotiations Friday, with the next round scheduled for April 4-6 as the union continues its unfair labor practices strike against the less-than-truckload carrier

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