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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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February 2, 2000 - Industry News

NLRB Issues Complaints Against Overnite

The Teamsters Union says the National Labor Relations Board has issued six more complaints against Overnite Transportation company. The union says that, contrary to Overnite's report, the unfair labor practice charge resulting from the testimony of former Memphis Overnite manager Dale Watson has not been dismissed, and that one of the complaints is a result of Watson's affidavit

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February 2, 2000 - Industry News

Missed Turn Causes Train-Truck Collision

Seven people were hurt and a $1.5 million oversize load was destroyed last week near Los Angeles when a truck driver missed his turn and bottomed out on railroad tracks, where the rig was hit by a commuter train

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February 2, 2000 - Industry News

Ontario Police Stage Truck Inspection Blitz

Canadian officials held an inspection blitz Monday in Pickering, Ontario. The blitz marked the five-year anniversary of a fatal truck wheel-loss accident

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February 2, 2000 - Industry News

OSHA Extends Deadline On Ergonomics Comments

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has given the public another 30 days to submit comments on its proposed ergnomics standards.

February 2, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Operations Lead DaimlerChrysler Sales Growth

Freightliner, Sterling and Thomas Built Buses led 1999 revenue and sales increases for DaimlerChrysler's commercial vehicle division.

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February 2, 2000 - Industry News

Qualcomm To Expand In Europe With eQ-COM

Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions has formed a new subsidiary to provide wireless communications to European truckers.

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February 2, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Revenue Up For 1999

Ryder System Inc. reported a 7.5% rise in revenues for 1999 and a 9.5% increase in the fourth quarter.

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February 2, 2000 - Industry News

Maintenance Software Goes Online

Arsenault Associates, Atco, NJ, will offer Dossier32 maintenance management software as an ASP (Application Service Provider) beginning in April. Company president Charles Arsenault says his company will be the first to offer fleet maintenance software service direct to customers over the Internet.

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February 1, 2000 - Industry News

OTR Express Blames Fuel Prices For Loss

OTR Express, Olathe, KS, attributes its net loss for the fourth quarter of 1999 and the first quarter of 2000 to a rapid increase in fuel costs in recent months.

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February 1, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner To Demo Urea Injection System

Freightliner has partnered with Detroit Diesel and Siemens to test an advanced diesel emissions reduction system in a fleet of eight Argosy Class 8 cabovers operating in California.

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February 1, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Invests In Satellite Radio

DaimlerChrysler is investing $100 million in Sirius Satellite Radio and plans to begin offering satellite radio systems in cars and trucks beginning next year.

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February 1, 2000 - Industry News

Nissan Diesel Working With RVI To Cut Costs

The financially strapped Nissan Diesel is reportedly hoping to cut material and component procurement costs 20% over the next three years through the worldwide purchasing assistance of Renault's truck subsidiary Renault V.I

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February 1, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Revamps Commercial Vehicle Group

DaimlerChrysler has restructured its commercial vehicles division to increase its global presence in heavy trucks, vans and buses.

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February 1, 2000 - Industry News

Paccar Posts Record Sales & Profits

Paccar says improved margins, excellent production efficiency, and strong truck demand in Europe and North America contributed to record sales and earnings in 1999.

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February 1, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Finishing Standards Established By PTDI

The Professional Truck Driver Institute has worked with more than 800 carrier representatives, driver training schools and the insurance industry to develop driver finishing standards.

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February 1, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Goes To War With New Jersey Over Truck Ban

The American Trucking Assns.filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Newark, NJ, saying a New Jersey state regulation that severely limits interstate tractor-trailer travel through the state is unconstitutional

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