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April 7, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Election: Mexican Truckers Will Be Rooting For Bush

Whether or not Mexican truckers gain full access to the U.S. likely depends on the upcoming presidential election, according to Roger Gray, a San Antonio bilateral trade specialist. Gray recently told Reuters news service that a victory

April 7, 2000 - Industry News

Low May Try To Unseat KLLM Board

New Prime Inc. president Robert Low has reportedly requested a list of KLLM Transport Services Inc. stockholders, possibly to solicit consent to remove the KLLM board of directors. Low owns 13% of KLLM shares and has expressed

Tags: Fleets

April 7, 2000 - Industry News

Missouri I-44 Closed From Truck Accident

Interstate 44 in south central Missouri near St. Robert is closed as bridge repairs are made following a fatal truck wreck

Tags: Highways

April 6, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo, Renault Make Progress In Takeover Talks

AB Volvo of Sweden, which entered high-level talks last month to acquire Renault's commercial truck division, resolved two of a "handful" of key issues in negotiations with Renault that should lead to a deal by the end of this month to purchase the Renault Vehicules Industriels commercial vehicles unit, a company source disclosed to Stark's News Service Interactive

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April 6, 2000 - Industry News

Safety Groups Concerned About New Canadian Hours Rules

Safety and consumer organizations in the United States expressed concern about the safety of new Canadian standards that will allow truckers to drive 14 hours in a shift and 84 hours in a week

Tags: Safety

April 6, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Agree To Restraining Order

Following reports of violence in the Associated Wholesale Grocers lockout of union workers in Springfield, MO, the Teamsters union has agreed to the terms of a temporary restraining order

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April 6, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Dealers Ready For Annual Meeting

Hot topics such as the used truck glut, industry consolidation and how the Internet affects the truck sales process will no doubt be subjects of discussion during the American Truck Dealers annual meeting starting in San Antonio tomorrow

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April 6, 2000 - Industry News

Major I-95 Nighttime Lane Closures Begin April 11

Over the next three weeks, beginning Tuesday night, April 11, expect lane closures as well as traffic stoppages on I-95 at Springfield, VA, weeknights between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m

Tags: Highways

April 6, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Dealers Offer Purchase Incentives

Now through May 15, customers who purchase a new Peterbilt from dealer inventories can save thousands of dollars through a new purchase incentive program

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April 6, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Urge Fuel-Tax Relief

The Canadian Trucking Alliance says it welcomes recent statements in the House of Commons from federal finance minister Paul Martin that the federal government might reduce its excise taxes on fuel, so long as the provincial governments reduce theirs as well

April 6, 2000 - Industry News

Asche Transportation Delays Filing Financial Statements

Asche Transportation Services, Shannon, IL, has had to delay filing its annual financial statements

Tags: Fleets

April 6, 2000 - Industry News

TruckersCo-op Announces Agreement With PNV

Celadon's new TruckersCo-op.com subsidiary, a business-to-business cost savings Web site for the trucking industry, signed a marketing agreement with PNV for TruckersCo-op.com

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April 6, 2000 - Industry News

Penske Leasing Acquires McDevitt Transportation Services

Penske Truck Leasing, Reading, PA, completed the acquisition of the assets of McDevitt Transportation Services, a truck rental and leasing company based in Manchester, NH

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April 6, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers, Shippers Renew Push for Higher Weight Limit

Against all odds, truckers and shippers renewed a Capitol Hill campaign to allow states to raise truck weight limits to 97,000 pounds. The effort, launched this week at a Capitol Hill meeting by Americans for Safe and Efficient Transportation, revives a piece of legislation introduced last year that would give states the authority to set the higher limits. The bill, H.R. 1667, also would require the heavier trucks to have a sixth axle at the rear of the trailer to spread the weight

April 6, 2000 - Industry News

Meritor, Arvin to Merge

Arvin Industries and Meritor Automotive announced today that they plan to combine their businesses in a "strategic merger of equals." The new company, to be called ArvinMeritor Inc., will have combined revenues of $7.5 billion and will

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April 5, 2000 - Industry News

ITS to Hold Parade, Truck Beauty Contest

ITS Management plans to hold a truck convoy down Las Vegas Boulevard and a big rig beauty contest as part of the 2000 International Trucking Show, June 28-30, in Las Vegas, NV. Approximately 80-100 rigs are expected

Tags: Events

April 5, 2000 - Industry News

BorgWarner Plans to Sell Fuel Systems, HVAC Units

BorgWarner Inc. has announced its intention to sell its Fuel Systems and Kysor-Westran HVAC units, two non-core business which were part of the Vehicle Products business of Kuhlman Corporation that the company acquired in March of last year.

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April 5, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star Officially Opens South Carolina Plant

Western Star Trucks officially opened its new plant in North Charleston, SC, with a gathering of company officials and community leaders March 30

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April 5, 2000 - Industry News

Liles & Low Vying for KLLM

KLLM Transport Services now has two suitors. A couple of weeks ago New Prime Inc. president and CEO Robert Low said he was interested in buying the Jackson, MS, based truckload carrier and said an offering price of $7.60 a share would be feasible.

Tags: Fleets

April 5, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner To Expand Portland Headquarters

Freightliner Corp. has leased 12.2 acres of undeveloped property for a new corporate headquarters and has purchased a 100,000 square foot multi-tenant facility adjacent to its current headquarters building

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April 5, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Reject AWG Offer

The Teamsters union has rejected an offer from Associated Wholesale Grocers to lease its trucks to Teamsters members it laid off so they could operate as independent contractors.

Tags: Industry

April 5, 2000 - Industry News

West Virginia Truck Inspections Hit All-Time High

Inspections of commercial vehicles reached an all-time high in West Virginia last year, with nearly 23,000 inspected

Tags: Safety

April 5, 2000 - Industry News

NJ Intermodal Terminals Trying To Improve Truck Movement

Reacting to trucker complaints about long waits and slow turnaround times, at least two intermodal terminals in New Jersey are working on improving the flow of trucks in and out of their facilities

Tags: Intermodal

April 5, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo, Mitsubishi to Partner in North America

Volvo Trucks North America and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America have formed a strategic alliance to sell and service Class 3-7 trucks in Canada. The deal eventually will extend to the United States

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April 5, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Awards $22 Million for Fine Particle Research

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $22 million in federal grants to study the components and sources of tiny particles (soot, dust, dirt, smoke) that pollute the air.

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