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February 5, 2000 - Industry News

Three International Plants Get ISO Certification

Three International manufacturing facilities have received ISO 14001 certification which means they have met worldwide management standards for environmental processes and system performance.

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February 4, 2000 - Industry News

Bering Postpones Assembly Startup

Weather-related construction delays have postponed the startup of Bering Truck Corp's truck assembly plant in Front Royal, VA

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February 4, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Wants Top Spot In U.S. Medium Duty Trucks

Freightliner Corp. is currently the second biggest manufacturer of medium duty trucks in the U.S., but parent DaimlerChrysler is aiming higher.

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February 4, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Goes After Thai Truck Market

Volvo is going after the Thai truck market with local assembly and possibly a linkup with Mitsubishi

February 4, 2000 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Preparing For Truck Sales Decline

To offset the impact of a predicted 10-15% drop in North American new truck sales this year, Detroit Diesel will continue its cost cutting programs and "build on the strong fundamentals for growth in our service parts and remanufactured products operations," says president and CEO Charles McClure.

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February 4, 2000 - Industry News

Truckstops Urged To Prepare For High-Tech Communications

Truckstop operators were told Friday that fleets may soon be able to communicate with their drivers not only by voice but by video, and send data and images dealing with all the things that affect a driver's daily activity

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February 4, 2000 - Industry News

Mack Guide Aids With Body Spec'ing

A new Body Installer's Guide from Mack Trucks provides 240 pages of information relating to the mounting of body structures and other equipment to Mack Class 8 chassis, including CH600, CL700, RD600, RB600, RD800, DM600, DMM600, MR600 and LE600 Series vehicles

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February 4, 2000 - Industry News

Nissan Diesel Bailout Unveiled

Nissan Motor has finally announced the long-anticipated bailout plan for its truck manufacturing unit Nissan Diesel.

February 4, 2000 - Industry News

PNV Launches Road Show

PNV Inc. will take a special Technology Road Show truck to truckstops and truck shows around the country for the next two years.

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February 4, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star Delivers 2000th Truck to Australia

Western Star Trucks recently delivered its 2000th truck to Australia. The first fully assembled Western Star trucks were delivered to Australia in early 1993. Prior to that the Canadian based company shipped components to Australia for assembly there.

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February 4, 2000 - Industry News

Rating Software Gets Better

The art of digital freight rating advanced with announcements from SCM Systems, Peachtree City, GA, and Commercial Traffic Company, Cleveland, OH, known as CTI.

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February 3, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Union & Overnite Transportation Finally Agree To Talks

Landstar Ligon Fined More Than $40K For Safety Violations Battle Brewing Over New York State Thruway Tolls

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February 3, 2000 - Industry News

Vodafone To Provide Data Services To eQ-COM

eQ-COM, the newly formed European unit of Qualcomm, has signed an agreement with Vodafone Airtouch to provide Pan-European data services for eQ-COM's mobile fleet management system.

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February 3, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite, Teamsters To Renew Talks

After more than three months of picketing, the Teamsters union and less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation are scheduled to resume contract talks next week. Talks are scheduled for Feb. 9 and 10 in Chicago. The union says its

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February 3, 2000 - Industry News

New York Thruway Tolls Center Of Political Fight

Whether or not tolls are raised on the New York State Thruway could come down to a political battle

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February 3, 2000 - Industry News

One-Stop Freight Stores Arrive

The race to develop sophisticated online freight matching systems is heating up. Simple freight matching is being matched with related services and evaluation tools to create on-line transportation supermarkets. Take freightquote.com, in operation on the Web since

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February 3, 2000 - Industry News

Intermodal Company Plans To Get Foothold In Truckload

ESCO Transportation Company, a publicly traded intermodal drayage company, has announced a five-year plan to consolidate the highly fragmented intermodal drayage and short-haul truckload segments of the industry

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February 3, 2000 - Industry News

The Mechanic Shortage: An Inside Perspective

The shortage of qualified technicians is rapidly reaching epidemic levels. Eric Bulcher, who teaches mechanics at Miami Valley Carrer Technology Center in Dayton, OH and still wields a wrench himself of weekends has his own take

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February 3, 2000 - Industry News

No Big Change In European Market This Year, Execs Say

Truck manufacturing executives at the RAI European Road Transport Show in Amsterdam predict that the western European market will remain at 1999 levels this year, or possibly drop a bit.

February 3, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo's IT System Sells Well In Europe

Sales of Volvo Truck Corp.'s Dynafleet system over the past year have confirmed that the transportation industry is "eager to embrace the benefits of information technology," says Karl-Erling Trogen, president and CEO of the Sweden-based global truck builder.

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February 3, 2000 - Industry News

Oshkosh Plans $8 Million Expansion

Oshkosh Truck Corp. plans to invest $8 million to expand production facilities and capacity at its headquarters in Oshkosh, WI.

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February 3, 2000 - Industry News

Wabash Posts Record Annual, Quarterly Results

Wabash National Corp. reported record financial results for fourth quarter 1999 and for the year.

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February 2, 2000 - Industry News

Non-Package Revenue Rises At UPS

A big increase in non-package revenue helped push United Parcel Service fourth-quarter financials into record territory.

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February 2, 2000 - Industry News

Kenan Revenues Up in 1999

Kenan Transport, Chapel Hill, NC, announced 1999 fourth-quarter revenues of nearly $38.3 million, up from $33.4 million for the same period in 1998. Revenue for the year was nearly $141.6 million, up from $130.1 million in 1998, while net income was nearly $4.7 million, down from $5.2 million the previous year.

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February 2, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo To Furlough 900 Workers

Volvo Trucks North America will reportedly lay off some 900 workers at its Dublin, VA, plant within the next three weeks.

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