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May 5, 2000 - Industry News

Dana Opens Truck Tech Center

Dana Corp.has opened a state-of-the-art technology center for heavy truck systems research and development

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May 5, 2000 - Industry News

Lung Assn., Clean Air Trust Attack Diesel Exhaust

After the American Lung Assn. failed to get the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal on EPA regulations of diesel exhaust, the group has teamed up with the Clean Air Trust to produce radio ads asking listeners to urge President Clinton to address diesel exhaust pollution

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May 5, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Crisis Forum Scheduled For Friday

The National Assn. of Small Trucking Companies is hosting a "fuel crisis forum" this Friday, May 12, at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville, TN

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May 5, 2000 - Industry News

Rules Author Speaks: The Thinking Behind The HOS Rules

The current proposal to revise the hours of service regulations probably is the most controversial undertaking in the history of truck safety rules. The demand for reform, which could not be denied, was based more on anecdotal

May 5, 2000 - Industry News

First Hours of Service Hearing Scheduled

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold its first hearing on the hours of service proposal May 31- June 1 in Washington, DC. More hearings will follow in Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Kansas City, MO, and the Springfield, MA/Hartford, CT, area. Dates will be announced soon, the agency said

May 5, 2000 - Industry News

Online Flatbed Service Launched

Efltabed.com, an Internet-based, on-line logistics service designed specifically to improve the efficiency of the flatbed shipping industry, was formally launched on May 4 at the North American Truck Show in Boston, MA

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May 4, 2000 - Industry News

Truck-Lite Buys UK Mirror and Lighting Firm

Lighting supplier Truck-Lite Co. has bought the assets of Raydyot Limited a large manufacturer of truck mirrors and lighting based in Birmingham, England

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May 4, 2000 - Industry News

Transit Group Launches Logistics Exchange

Transit Group, Inc. Atlanta, has launched a new B2B Internet portal to link agents, trucking companies and shippers. Transit Group president Philip A. Belyew said transitgroup.com allows buyers and sellers to know the supply and demand conditions

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May 4, 2000 - Industry News

NPTC Presents Fleet Safety Awards

The National Private Truck Council and Trailmobile presented Fleet Safety Awards to NPTC members with outstanding safety records at the recent NPTC 2000 Education and Management conference in Tampa, FL

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May 4, 2000 - Industry News

Comdata Acquires Cash Card Company

Comdata has acquired Stored Value Systems, a former subsidiary of National City Corp. Comdata acquired a majority interest in SVS in March of 1999, with the option to purchase the remainder of the company at a

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May 4, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Forms E-Commerce Division

FedEx Supply Chain Services, a third-party provider of integrated supply chain solutions, has created a new division named FedEx eLogistics to focus on providing businesses end-to-end electronic commerce logistics solutions

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May 4, 2000 - Industry News

Arnold Industries Has a Good Quarter

First quarter operating revenues rose 14% and net income increased 10% compared to the first quarter of 1999 for Arnold Industries, Lebanon, PA

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May 4, 2000 - Industry News

Boyd Bros. Hit By Higher Fuel Costs

First quarter results for Boyd Bros. Transportation, Clayton, AL, were hit by significant increases in fuel costs

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May 4, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Cells Closer to Reality

BMW, Renault and Delphi Automotive Systems recently signed a memorandum of understanding that will speed development of vehicles that use a solid-oxide fuel cell as auxiliary electric power for cars and trucks. A co-development agreement among the three

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May 4, 2000 - Industry News

Carriers Took it on the Chin in the First Quarter

First quarter profits were down 34.3% from the previous quarter for the 31 carriers that have now reported financial results for the January - March period. After three quarters of strong gains, profits have dipped

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May 4, 2000 - Industry News

French Fleets Use Technology to Schedule Drivers

As the U.S. struggles to develop new hours of service rules, fleets in France are doing some innovative things with technology to help them schedule drivers and trucks. Until quite recently, trucking in France was a

May 4, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB Adds Truck Topics To Most Wanted List

The National Transportation Safety Board’s annual “most wanted list” grew from 10 to 11 this year with the addition of truck and bus safety

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May 4, 2000 - Industry News

Brazilian Truckers On Strike

Brazilian truckers, on strike since Tuesday over demands for lower tolls and better highway security, are causing drops in supplies of gasoline and vegetables in some Brazilian cities

May 3, 2000 - Industry News

Prestolite Reports Reduced Losses

Prestolite Electric Inc. and its parent, Prestolite Electric Holding, reported first quarter 2000 sales from continuing operations of $52.1 million with a net loss of $1.8 million. In fourth quarter 1999 the company posted a net

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May 3, 2000 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Sales, Profits Down

Detroit Diesel Corp. reported first quarter 2000 net income of $10.1 million on revenues of $536 million versus record net income of $12.5 million on $592 million for first quarter 1999

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May 3, 2000 - Industry News

Taxpayers May Be Footing Bill For Clean Grocery Trucks

The state of California and three grocery store chains last week announced the settlement of a pollution lawsuit with great fanfare. But one California newspaper says they forgot to mention a few things in their press releases

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May 3, 2000 - Industry News

Missouri Considers I-70 Options

Missouri highway officials are just weeks away from deciding the best way to expand capacity on Interstate 70 between Kansas City and St. Louis

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May 3, 2000 - Industry News

NLRB Issues Decision Against Overnite

The National Labor Relations Board issued a decision against Overnite Transportation Company late last month. The Teamsters union, which has been involved in an unfair labor practices strike against Overnite for six months, hailed the decision as a victory

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May 2, 2000 - Industry News

DAT Announces Sweepstakes Winners

DAT Services recently announced the winners of a promotional sweepstakes for its Load Card and DAT internet products

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May 2, 2000 - Industry News

Kenan Experiences Steady Growth

Kenan Transport Co., Chapel Hill, NC, reported solid results for the first quarter of 2000. Revenue was $38.3 million compared to $34 million for the first quarter of 1999. Net income was $944,000 compared to

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