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June 19, 2000 - Industry News

RoadCheck Effort Inspects More Trucks Than Ever

More than 43,000 trucks and buses were inspected during the 72-hour International Roadcheck 2000 June 6-8, over 4,000 more than last year

Tags: Safety

June 19, 2000 - Industry News

Diesel Forum, International Support EPA Proposal

The Diesel Technology Forum and International Truck and Engine Corp. testified in favor of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed emissions and low-sulfur fuel regulations during the first of a series of public hearings yesterday in New York

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June 19, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Fleet Tests "Clean Air" Technology

A Canadian trucking fleet and technology company have joined forces to field test five engine and truck specific systems using "clean air" technology

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June 19, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way NOW Expands to West Coast

Con-Way NOW, a Palo Alto, Ca.-based freight carrier specializing in emergency and express service, has expanded its service coverage area into the western United States

Tags: Fleets

June 19, 2000 - Industry News

NJ Gets Tough With Interstate Trucks

New Jersey is coming down hard on out-of-state truckers. After nearly a year of warnings, state troopers are ticketing drivers caught on state highways declared off-limits in 1999

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June 19, 2000 - Industry News

Cameras Assist With Highway Breakdowns, Keep Traffic Moving

A $3 million high-tech camera tracking and dispatching system is helping officials keep the "rush" in rush hour on a South Carolina highway, reports the Charlotte Observer

Tags: Highways

June 19, 2000 - Industry News

Flying J On a Building Spree

Flying J is helping to address the nationwide parking shortage with aggressive expansion plans

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June 19, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Flirt With Nader

The Teamsters union, which has yet to officially endorse a U.S. presidential candidate, last week met with Green Party candidate Ralph Nader and called for Nader and Reform Party candidate Pat Buchanan to be allowed to participate in presidential debates. At a joint press conference with Nader, Teamsters President James P. Hoffa said that the Teamsters union has met with most of the presidential candidates. "The American people should have the same opportunity as we have ha

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June 19, 2000 - Industry News

HOS: Trucking Niches Say, "We Don't Fit"

The trucking industry wanted the DOT to avoid a "one-size-fits-all" approach in its new hours of service regulations, so the agency came up with five different "types" of drivers, all with different rules. But a lot

June 19, 2000 - Industry News

Mack to Expand Engine Lineup Beyond Truck Applications

Mack Trucks plans to adapt its E7 and E9 on-highway engines for marine, agricultural, power generation, and other diesel engine applications

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June 19, 2000 - Industry News

Some Not Happy With Ohio Trucking School Legislation

Some lawmakers and private driving schools aren't very happy about a bill that will let public vocational schools offer driver training courses

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June 16, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Honors Battery Maker

East Penn Manufacturing, Lyon Station, Pa., has been honored with the Freightliner Corp.'s Masters of Quality Supplier award

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June 16, 2000 - Industry News

Lifting Tolls on Will Rogers Turnpike May Relieve Congestion

An agreement between the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority will lift the 50-cent toll from the 13-mile stretch of the Will Rogers Turnpike between Claremore and Catoosa, but it may not happen for some time

Tags: Highways

June 16, 2000 - Industry News

Saia Enhances Website, Names Regional Sales Manager

Saia Motor Freight, Duluth, Ga., has made some changes to the services section on its web site, offering customers three new features

Tags: Fleets

June 16, 2000 - Industry News

Arrow Appoints COO, Opens Fleet Lot

Arrow Truck Sales, an independent used truck dealer in Kansas City, Mo., has announced the appointment of Edward R. Justis as Chief Operating Officer

Tags: Fleets

June 16, 2000 - Industry News

Southern California Public Fleets Will Have to Scrap Diesel

Southern California's air quality agency has voted to require government owned or contracted truck and bus fleets to begin using cleaner-burning alternative fuels, such as those powered by natural gas. The South Coast Air Quality Management District unanimously approved the new rules, believed to be the first of their kind in the nation, after a contentious three-hour meeting Friday

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June 16, 2000 - Industry News

Wolf Will Fight ATA Effort to Kill Hours of Service Proposal

Truckers are in for a fight over their move to kill the Department of Transportation’s proposal to reform hours of service rules. American Trucking Associations, arguing that the proposal would cost a fortune and would not improve

June 15, 2000 - Industry News

TruckersB2B.com More than Doubles Fuel Program Participation

TruckersB2B.com, a division of Celadon Group, says participation in its fuel rebate program grew from 180 member companies in April to 400 companies at the end of May

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June 15, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Jam KC Hours Hearing

It was standing-room only at the Wagstaff Theater in Kansas City, Mo., yesterday as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration got into gear in the fourth of its public hearings on the controversial proposed hours of service rules

June 15, 2000 - Industry News

Meritor To Cut Global Workforce by 500

Meritor Automotive says it will trim its global workforce by some 500 employees and rationalize operations in Europe to reduce costs and improve operational efficiencies

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June 15, 2000 - Industry News

Report Criticizes EPA Science

The Environmental Protection Agency has made significant improvements in some of its scientific practices, but there are concerns about the quality of research behind the agency’s regulatory decisions, according to a report just issued by the National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council

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June 15, 2000 - Industry News

Warning Signs on Mountain Ignored by Truckers

Truckers ignoring signs on a West Virginia mountain warning them to slow down were greeted with speeding citations earlier this week

Tags: Safety

June 15, 2000 - Industry News

Fedex, UPS Seek Internet Business

The battle for Internet-generated delivery business heated up with the announcement that FedEx Corp. will help small businesses set up sales sites on the Internet

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June 15, 2000 - Industry News

Hookup.com Debuts on Web

Hook Up Inc., a driveaway company based in Joplin, Mo., announced the launch of Hookup.com, an Internet venture providing services to motor carriers, dealers, fleets, manufacturers, owner-operators and drivers. Hookup.com offers online truck and trailer parts auctions,

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June 15, 2000 - Industry News

Car Carriers to Get Web Marketplace

An Internet startup company called Vehiclocity (www.vehiclocity.com) will provide an online marketplace to link automobile shippers with car carriers

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