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March 6, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton Improves Automated Logging in FleetAdvisor

Eaton Corporation's Trucking Information Services, Clemmons, NC, has released FleetAdvisor 3.1, which includes several new features such as enhanced automatic log keeping, on-board computer usability and expanded reporting.

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March 6, 2000 - Industry News

Sunoco and Linden to Use Bulknet

Bulknet.com, Tullytown, PA, has announced that Sunoco Chemical and Linden Bulk are now using its specialized e-commerce to construct their own load-matching services to reduce costs and increase information access.

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March 6, 2000 - Industry News

Wolf Presses for Action on FMCSA Leadership

In a move to speed up the search for leadership at the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Rep. Frank Wolf, R-VA, offered to help rewrite the terms of the job

March 3, 2000 - Industry News

Be Careful Out There

A recent e mail inquiry from a lady with a fond remembrance of traveling the road with a knapsack, an outstretched thumb and little else has rattled my thought process. Her idea is to hit the

Tags: Safety

March 3, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Said to be Pursued by Paccar and VW

AB Volvo of Sweden, which appears to be at the brink of failing to acquire all of the assets of Scania AB for $6.93 billion in cash is said to have opened exploratory talks with Paccar Inc.

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March 3, 2000 - Industry News

Midwest Kenworth is KW Dealer of the Year

Midwest Kenworth of Kansas City, MO has won its fourth Kenworth Dealer of the Year honors and was also awarded with Kenworth's inaugural Medium Duty Dealer of the Year award.

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March 3, 2000 - Industry News

RSPA Looking for Ways to Cut Costs for Small Businesses

The Research and Special Programs Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting March 28 and 29 to discuss ways to improve safety, increase customer service, and reduce costs (especially for small businesses) through its management of the hazardous materials transportation safety program.

March 3, 2000 - Industry News

Automation, 24-Hour Operation Needed To Avoid Port Gridlock

"I cannot comprehend why people don't respond to this as a national crisis," said Michael Belzer, assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan, speaking at a recent intermodal seminar sponsored by the Transportation Research Board in Long Beach, CA

Tags: Intermodal

March 3, 2000 - Industry News

Trucker's Widow Wins Appeal in Michigan

The Michigan Court of Appeals upheld a $2.35 million award against the state Department of Transportation related to a 1992 crash that killed a tanker driver.

Tags: Safety

March 3, 2000 - Industry News

Port Drivers Protest In Oakland

Hundreds of port owner-operators and Teamsters demonstrated Friday at the Port of Oakland, CA

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March 3, 2000 - Industry News

Lane Restriction Bills Die In Tennessee Legislature

Two bills that would have restricted trucks to the right lane of interstate highways in Kentucky died in committee last week

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March 3, 2000 - Industry News

Iowa Governor Refuses Emergency Weight Limit Increase

While trucking interests in some other states want a rollback on fuel taxes to alleviate the high fuel price situation, in Iowa, they're asking to be able to haul heavier loads to help earn more revenue to offset higher fuel costs. But the governor isn't going for it

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March 3, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Dealers To Meet

The American Truck Dealers Assn. will hold its annual convention and exposition April 8-11 in San Antonio

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March 2, 2000 - Industry News

Fontaine Goes High-Tech With Communications

Fontaine Truck Equipment Co., Birmingham, AL is busy beefing up its communications systems to improve internal and external information flow.

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March 2, 2000 - Industry News

AAA Lashes Back In Oregon Tax Fight

After backers of a measure removing the weight-distance tax in Oregon filed suit against it for lying it its radio ads, the Oregon AAA has fired back with two studies it says show truckers would benefit from the plan at the expense of motorists

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March 2, 2000 - Industry News

EU Proposal Threatens Volvo/Scania Merger

A European Union regulatory panel reportedly submitted a proposal to block AB Volvo's acquisition of Swedish rival truck maker Scania AB

March 2, 2000 - Industry News

Survey Shows Trailer Sales Slipping

Economic Planning Associates' latest survey of trailer manufacturers puts 1999 shipments at 301,800 units, up 7.7% from 1998. But data also indicates that the unwinding of previously strong momentum has begun.

Tags: Economy

March 2, 2000 - Industry News

Yellow Speeding Freight Service

Yellow Freight System is redesigning its operations in key cities and will use more driver teams as it launches expedited service to and from all major North American cities on March 12.

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March 2, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Parts Specialists Joins HD America

Truck Parts Specialists of Augusta Inc., Augusta, GA, has joined the HD America distribution network.

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March 2, 2000 - Industry News

Allied Holdings Acquires CT Group

Allied Holdings Inc., Decatur, GA, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Axis Group, has acquired CT Group, Inc., a Michigan-based holding company which owns CT Services and Cordin Transport.

Tags: Fleets

March 2, 2000 - Industry News

Revenue and Income Rise at Vitran

Canadian-based fleet Vitran Corporation Inc. had a 15% increase in revenue and income for the twelve-month period ended Dec. 31, 1999.

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March 2, 2000 - Industry News

Renault Says Nissan Diesel May Be For Sale

Renault SA isn't ruling out the possibility of selling Nissan Diesel to another company after it achieves breakeven, a company executive told AFX News.

March 2, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Asks Labor Secretary to Withdraw Ergonomics Rule

The American Trucking Assn's says a new ergonomics standard proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is unconstitutional

March 2, 2000 - Industry News

DAF To Increase Truck Production

DAF Trucks NV, the Dutch truck manufacturing subsidiary of Paccar Inc., says it will raise daily production to 120 vehicles later this year

March 1, 2000 - Industry News

Large Driver Training Conference Scheduled

Two driver training groups are teaming up to put on a joint conference that is being billed as the largest gathering of commercial truck driver training programs ever held in the U.S

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