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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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March 26, 2000 - Industry News

Mid-America Exhibitors Lure Visitors

With a million feet of exhibit space and more than 1,000 exhibitors, companies showing their goods and services at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, last week came up with some creative ways to make their booths stand out

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March 26, 2000 - Industry News

NAST Awards Truck-Lite Trophy

The National Assn. of Show Trucks awarded its annual Truck-Lite trophy during ceremonies Friday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY

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March 24, 2000 - Industry News

U.S., Mexico Sign Pact to Improve Rail Safety

U.S. Federal Railroad Administrator Jolene Molitoris and Mexico's Transportation Subsecretary Dr. Aaron Dychter Poltolarek have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in improving railroad safety, systems and technology in both countries. The agreement provides a framework

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March 24, 2000 - Industry News

DOT To Evaluate ITS Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation has selected seven Intelligent Transportation Systems projects for national evaluation

March 24, 2000 - Industry News

Load Matching Upgraded

Separate offerings in load-matching have been announced by DAT Services and Prophesy Software

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March 24, 2000 - Industry News

Meeting the Challenge of Truck and Bus Safety

On January 26, 1999, I assumed responsibility for the truck and bus safety program of the Department of Transportation. As Program Manager for the Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety, I was immediately immersed in

March 23, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Prices May Bankrupt Some Independent Truckstops

It's not just the truckers who are having their livelihoods squeezed out of them by high fuel prices. Many independent truckstop operators are also being pushed against the wall

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March 23, 2000 - Industry News

Too Many New Roads, Not Enough Bike Trails, Transit Advocates Say

State transportation officials are spending too much federal money on new roads and not enough on mass transit, bike trails, and other people-moving alternatives likely to reduce traffic congestion, says the Surface Transportation Policy Project

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March 23, 2000 - Industry News

Transportal Flexes Internet Muscle

The coming clash of trucking "super sites," already shaping up as a mighty struggle on the Internet, just grew by one potentially powerful contender

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March 23, 2000 - Industry News

Sterling Wants To Debunk Weight Myth

Sterling says there is a common myth that its trucks are heavy, and it is working to debunk that myth through an independent weight comparison and through two special lightweight spec'ed trucks at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY

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March 23, 2000 - Industry News

Sterling Plans Customer Test Drives

In addition to the ride-n-drive event being held at the Mid-America Trucking Show today and tomorrow, Sterling will make a special test drive tour at six locations from mid-August through early October

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March 23, 2000 - Industry News

New St. Louis Overpasses Can't Handle Oversize Loads

Missouri is replacing 13 overpasses on I-70 in the St. Louis area, but most won't meet state or federal height standards for highway bridges, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Representatives of the trucking industry question

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March 23, 2000 - Industry News

International Announces Internet Truck Locator

International Truck and Engine Corp. announced during a Thursday press conference at the Mid America Trucking Show it is going full steam ahead with its Internet offering

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March 23, 2000 - Industry News

Washington Officials Focus on Diesel Prices

Official concern about diesel prices escalated in Washington, DC, this week. House transportation leaders held hearings, truckers marched for the third time in two months, and trucking spokesmen gathered at the Department of Transportation to seek

March 23, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Asks Supreme Court to Review Contract Dispute Case

Should owner-operators be allowed to sue carriers over violation of of federal leasing rules? The American Trucking Assns. says no and has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the issue

March 23, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Wants States to Upgrade Older Diesels

States that retrofit older diesel engines with emission control devices can earn credits toward compliance with federal clean air programs. The U.S Environmental Protection says this newest plan is intended to encourage state and local governments, fleet operators and industry to use available technology to reduce pollution from existing engines

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