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April 5, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo, Mitsubishi to Partner in North America

Volvo Trucks North America and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America have formed a strategic alliance to sell and service Class 3-7 trucks in Canada. The deal eventually will extend to the United States

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April 5, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Awards $22 Million for Fine Particle Research

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $22 million in federal grants to study the components and sources of tiny particles (soot, dust, dirt, smoke) that pollute the air.

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April 4, 2000 - Industry News

Working Truck Show Scheduled For June

The 20th annual World's Greatest Working Truck Show has been scheduled for June 10-11 at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA. Proceeds from the event will benefit Abilityfirst, formerly known as the Crippled Children's Society of Southern

Tags: Events

April 4, 2000 - Industry News

Online Supplier Plans to Offer Retreads Direct

Trucktreads.com, Farmington Hills, MI, plans to offer Bandag retreads direct to anywhere in the world. Though the minimum order is 8 tires, container order of 240 or more are the normal quantities that are typically shipped.

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April 4, 2000 - Industry News

Hub Sells Distribution Division

Hub Group, Lombard, IL, has signed a letter of intent to sell its interest in Hub Group Distribution Services. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the second quarter, and once the

Tags: Fleets

April 4, 2000 - Industry News

Isuzu To Use Web-Based Sales System

American Isuzu Motors Inc. has signed an agreement to use FirePond Sales and FirePond Sales Manager, Web-based guided selling and customer information management modules in its network of more than 200 vehicle dealerships in North America.

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April 4, 2000 - Industry News

More Violence Reported In Teamsters Actions

Just a week after Teamsters President James P. Hoffa was criticized in a federal hearing for allowing violence in the union's strike against Overnite Transportation, violence at two other Teamsters hot spots has been in the news

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April 4, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Deliver Subpoena To Overnite CEO

Dozens of Teamster members yesterday delivered a subpoena to Leo Suggs, CEO of Overnite Transportation, at Overnite's headquarters in Richmond, VA

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April 4, 2000 - Industry News

Simplex Becomes Part of Consolidated Metco

Amsted Industries has aligned its Simplex fifth wheel sales and marketing groups under its Consolidated Metco organization. According to Jeff Barr, ConMet vice president of sales, the change allows the company to focus its resources more

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April 4, 2000 - Industry News

TMW Upgrades TL2000 Product

TMW Systems, Beachwood, OH, has released its TL2000 product for the IBM AS/400. The release features two powerful new interfaces: MSOfficeLink, which offers users complete flexibility to custom design reports, and eLink, which lets shippers track

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April 4, 2000 - Industry News

Mace Security Enters Truck Wash Business

Mace Security International, Mount Laurel, NJ, has entered the truck wash business

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April 4, 2000 - Industry News

400 Trucking and Warehousing Companies On OSHA's Priority List

Over 400 companies in trucking or related business may soon get a special visit from OSHA safety inspectors. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration last week notified some 13,000 businesses that their work related accident and illness rates were too high and corrective action would have to be taken.

Tags: Safety

April 3, 2000 - Industry News

Highway Deaths Down In 1999

Highway deaths dropped in 1999, including fatalities in crashes involving large trucks, Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater announced Monday

Tags: Safety

April 3, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Launch Ad Blitz Against Overnite

Five months after beginning an unfair labor practices strike against Overnite Transportation, the Teamsters Union has launched an advertising campaign lashing out at the fleet

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April 3, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Call For Boycott Following AWG Lockout

The Teamsters union is calling for a boycott of Associated Wholesale Grocers after the company locked out union workers in Kansas City, KS, and Springfield, MO, this weekend

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April 3, 2000 - Industry News

Skyway Closes Doors

Skyway Freight Systems closed its doors March 31. The Watsonville, CA, company was founded in 1977 as a freight forwarder and developed into a provider of transportation services and supply-chain management. Some of its customers included

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April 3, 2000 - Industry News

GM Challenges U.S. Restrictions On Diesel

General Motors is reportedly planning a concerted lobbying campaign to pursuade U.S. lawmakers to relax restrictions on diesel-powered vehicles

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April 3, 2000 - Industry News

Ozark Raises Driver Pay

Ozark Motor Lines is raising its salary cap for company drivers from 35 cents to 37 cents a mile. Local news sources also report that the company will adjust its pay scale for new drivers to give credit for new hires

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March 31, 2000 - Industry News

STB Asks for Public Comment on Rail Merger Rule Changes

The Surface Transportation Board has asked for comments on modifications to rules governing mergers of major railroads

Tags: Intermodal

March 31, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Halts Import of Mexican-Made FLDs

Freightliner will temporarily stop importing Mexican-built Class 8 FLD models for sale in the U.S., but DaimlerChrysler's Mercedes-Benz plant in Santiago Tianguistenco will continue to build some Freightliner Business Class medium duty trucks for sale here,

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March 31, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Still Interested In International

Sweden's Volvo, which is reportedly in a final phase of bargaining to acquire the commercial truck assets of France's Renault, remains interested in buying the commercial truck and diesel engine assets of Chicago-based International

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March 31, 2000 - Industry News

Construction Season Gears Up In Illinois

The Illinois Department of Transportation last week announced that two construction hot spots are shifting into high gear this month

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March 31, 2000 - Industry News

Computrucks.com To Sell New Trucks Online

Computrucks.com, previously an online used-truck locator, is adding new trucks to its lineup

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March 31, 2000 - Industry News

UPS, Teamsters Settle Job Creation Dispute

United Parcel Service has settled a dispute with the Teamsters over creation of jobs called for in the union's 1997 contract

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March 31, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Challenges New Mexico LPG Transport Rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration has asked for comments as to whether or not federal hazardous materials transportation law preempts New Mexico rules regarding the transportation of liquefied petroleum gas and compressed natural gas.

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