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May 23, 2000 - Industry News

Mack Launches Real-Time Maintenance System

Mack Trucks Inc. has announced that Telenetics Corporation of Lake Forest, CA, will build its new wireless maintenance system, TruckLink. Telenetics has received an initial order for 1,000 TruckLink systems for immediate delivery

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May 23, 2000 - Industry News

Mack to Cut Production, Lay Off Workers

Mack Trucks says it plans to reduce truck and engine production at two of its plants effective Aug.14 following a three-week vacation shutdown

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May 22, 2000 - Industry News

New Safety Czar Supported

The appointment of Clyde J. Hart, Jr., the new acting chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has received broad industry support

May 22, 2000 - Industry News

Liles Withdraws Bid For KLLM

Refrigerated carrier KLLM Transport Services Inc. said Monday that the group headed by its Chief Executive Officer Jack Liles III has withdrawn its bid to acquire the company for $8.25 per share

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May 22, 2000 - Industry News

American Freightways Expands in Arizona

American Freightways plans to extend direct service to all points in Arizona by opening five customer centers in the state by mid-July

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May 22, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Honors 24 Contractors

Landstar System, Inc., recently honored 24 of its contractors as Roadstars at its annual convention in Miami, FL.

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May 22, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider Division Recognized for Safety

Schneider Specialized Carriers (SSC) recently received two awards at the Specialized Carrier & Rigging Association (SC&RA) annual conference in Napa Valley, California.

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May 22, 2000 - Industry News

Malone Opens Two Terminals

Malone Freight Lines, Inc., has added terminals in Charleston, SC, and New Orleans, LA

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May 22, 2000 - Industry News

University Honors Fleet CEO

Myron P. "Mike" Shevell, Chairman and CEO of New England Motor Freight (NEMF), has received the coveted Salzberg Medallion from Syracuse University

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May 22, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar Posts Record Second Quarter, First Half

Navistar International reported record earnings for the second quarter and first six months of its fiscal year

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May 22, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Schedules Meeting to Discuss IL CDL Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold a public meeting on June 6 to discuss the Illinois CDL program

May 21, 2000 - Industry News

PTDI Independence: Not All Smooth Sailing

A recent announcement by the Professional Truck Driver Institute that the truck driver training school certification group is looking into going independent again didn't give much insight into the conflicting opinions and concerns of PTDI board

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May 21, 2000 - Industry News

New Tollway Open In Dallas Area

The North Texas Tollway Authority has opened another 2 miles of the President George Bush Turnpike between Campbell Road and SH 78 in Garland

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May 21, 2000 - Industry News

Industry Weighs In On EPA Emissions Proposal

Groups affected by the EPA's proposal to slash diesel truck emissions have had a wide range of reactions to the proposal. Truck engine makers, while cautioning that the proposal will require exhaust aftertreatment, are glad the EPA

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May 21, 2000 - Industry News

Hart Replaces Cirillo as FMCSA Acting Deputy Administrator

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater announced Friday that Clyde Hart Jr., Administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration, will serve as the acting Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration effective today, May 22

May 19, 2000 - Industry News

PTG Buys California LTL Carrier

Professional Transportation Group, Marietta, GA is buying Dedicated Transportation Services, Inc., an LTL carrier based in Santa Ana, CA

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May 19, 2000 - Industry News

Smooth Sailing On I-25 For PrePass Trucks

The port of entry in Fort Collins, CO, is now checking truck weight, credentials and safety ratings while trucks roll by under the PrePass system. This means PrePass trucks can now travel I-25 from New Mexico to Wyoming without stopping at scales

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May 19, 2000 - Industry News

Penske Acquires Kayser Nationalease

Penske Truck Leasing has acquired the truck rental and leasing assets of Kayser Nationalease, based in Madison, WI

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May 19, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Company Deploys 'Safety Vehicles'

G.I. Trucking, La Mirada, CA, has launched a new truck tracking and monitoring safety program

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May 19, 2000 - Industry News

Another Wreck At NJ's 'Tanker Turn'

Tanker truckers traveling in New Jersey, beware: The Route 95 ramp that funnels on to westbound Route 80 in Teaneck, NJ, is known as "tanker turn," and yet another rig rolled over there last week

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May 19, 2000 - Industry News

Qualcomm Begins Offering LTL Software

Qualcomm, Inc., of San Diego, CA, has linked with Carrier Logistics, Inc., Tarrytown, NY, to provide bundled mobile communications and business software for LTL carriers

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May 19, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner to Build Light Commercial Vehicle in South Carolina

Freightliner Corp. has announced plans for an $11.4 million expansion to its Gaffney, SC, plant for production of a new light commercial vehicle.

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May 19, 2000 - Industry News

Iveco Looking for European Partner

Iveco is reportedly looking for an alliance in Europe. Giancarlo Boschetti, CEO of Fiat's commercial vehicle unit, told an Italian business daily that they are looking for a partner in Europe to consolidate Iveco's presence in its main market.

May 19, 2000 - Industry News

BorgWarner, Valeo Form Strategic Alliance

BorgWarner Inc. has formed a strategic alliance with Valeo Engine Cooling to collaborate on the development of cooling systems for light, medium and heavy truck engine vehicle applications

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May 18, 2000 - Industry News

The Flip Side of ABS

The following is a true story. The names have been changed and locations omitted, as the driver is awaiting trial for vehicular homicide. Joe Doakes is cruising along a winding, hilly two-lane state highway in his company-owned

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