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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.

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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.

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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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March 1, 2000 - Industry News

Family Feud At Sapp Bros.

The family that owns the seven-state Sapp Bros. truckstop chain is involved in a family dispute over stock ownership

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March 1, 2000 - Industry News

Louisiana DOT Proposes Fee Hikes

When the Louisiana governor called the state Department of Transportation and Development to ask for fund-raising ideas, the agency complied with more than $100 million in possible fee increases - most of them aimed at truckers

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March 1, 2000 - Industry News

West Virginia Could Drop "Speed Cushion" for Trucks

Truckers caught going just a few miles over the speed limit in West Virginia could face a much higher fine than a motorist going the same speed if a bill approved by the state Senate becomes law

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March 1, 2000 - Industry News

"Frozen Road" Declaration Expires In Wisconsin

With the return of warmer weather, normal weight restrictions are back in place in Wisconsin

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March 1, 2000 - Industry News

SignPost Offering Driver Retention Seminars

SignPost, publisher of The National Survey of Driver Wages, is offering one-day seminars on retaining drivers

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March 1, 2000 - Industry News

Nissan Diesel Denies DaimlerChrysler Takeover Reports

Nissan Diesel Motor Co dismissed recent German news reports that DaimlerChrysler AG would take over the heavily indebted Japanese truck maker. "We deny the German reports," a spokesman told Stark's News Service. Germany's VWD news service said

March 1, 2000 - Industry News

Williams TravelCenters to Sponsor NASCAR Team

Williams TravelCenters, Nashville, through an affiliation with Brewco Motorsports Inc., will sponsor driver Andy Kirby and his #39 Monte Carlo in a 10-race schedule this year in the NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division.

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March 1, 2000 - Industry News

PTG Adds Another Agent Carrier

Professional Transportation Group Ltd., Marietta, GA, has signed F Systems Group as an agent carrier.

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March 1, 2000 - Industry News

Refrigerated Transport Group Holds Annual Meeting

The National Perishable Logistics Association/Refrigerated Transportation Foundation (NPLA/RTF) will hold its annual meeting September 16-18, 2000, at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe, CA.

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March 1, 2000 - Industry News

Paccar Invests in eScout

Paccar.com has made an equity investment in eScout, a provider of business-to-business e-commerce solutions for independent businesses

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March 1, 2000 - Industry News

Fleetclean and Highway Transport Sign Deal

Fleetclean Systems, Hardin, TX, has signed a service agreement with Highway Transport Inc. under which Fleetclean's Hahnville, LA, tank cleaning facility will become the South-Louisiana base of operations for Highway Transport.

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