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March 7, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Expands Inspection Seminar Program

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will hold ten more Roadside Inspection Familiarization Seminars around the country this year.

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March 7, 2000 - Industry News

Rhode Island Considering Truck Emissions Tests

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has proposed expanding its emissions inspection program to include big trucks and buses. The state is also considering stricter standards

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March 7, 2000 - Industry News

Help on the Way For Sleep Disorder

A computer program that can detect potentially fatal episodes of sleep apnea may soon offer physicians an easier and cheaper way to diagnose their patients, according to a recent report in the Albany Times Union. Michael I.

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March 7, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon Supreme Court to Rule on Photo Radar

The Oregon Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of traffic tickets issued on the basis of photo radar. State law allows police to send a traffic ticket to the owner of a car or truck photographed in an automated speed trap using radar and a camera.

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March 7, 2000 - Industry News

Isuzu Sales Up 38% Through February

American Isuzu Motors' commercial vehicle sales through February were up 38% from the first two months of 1998. Year-to-date sales of its Class 3-4 NPR diesel HD models were up 72% from the same period last year.

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March 7, 2000 - Industry News

School Guidance Counselors: "We're Innocent"

True or false: The shortage of heavy-duty mechanics is caused by high school guidance counselors who steer children away from careers in the trades? More than a few fleet executives would reply "true" most emphatically. But it

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March 7, 2000 - Industry News

Education is Key on Florida's Busy Roads

Between 15,000 to 20,000 commercial trucks travel on the roads of Florida's Polk County every day. Truckers say they strive for safety, but motorists will need more education on sharing the road to prevent many accidents.

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March 7, 2000 - Industry News

Peregrine Partners With Qualcomm

Peregrine Systems, Inc. is integrating its FleetAnywhere maintenance management software with Qualcomm's OmniTRACS mobile information management system.

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March 7, 2000 - Industry News

New Penn Upgrades Web Site

New Penn Motor Express Inc., a subsidiary of Arnold Industries Inc., has made several enhancements to its web site, www.newpenn.com., including a completely interactive pickup entry system and rate quotes customized to each active customer's pricing program.

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March 7, 2000 - Industry News

FleetPride Adds Oklahoma Distributor

FleetPride, Deerfield, IL, has acquired Oklahoma Truck Supply Assn., located in Oklahoma City

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March 6, 2000 - Industry News

Western Governors Oppose Diversion of Highway Money

A dozen Western governors are opposing a federal budget proposal that would divert more than $1 billion in state highway funds

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March 6, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Making Slow Progress

The federal truck and bus safety program is getting a much better reception on Capitol Hill than it was this time last year, but it still has miles to go before the critics will be satisfied. At a hearing before the House Transportation Subcommittee last week, chairman Frank Wolf, R-VA, gave notice that he is going to keep a sharp eye on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

March 6, 2000 - Industry News

EU Rejects Volvo's Last-Minute Concessions

AB Volvo will have to start over again with an entirely new proposal if it wants to change the terms of its plan to buy Swedish truck-making rival Scania, according to Agence France Presse

March 6, 2000 - Industry News

Rhode Island Changes Policy on Wrecks

Rhode Island law enforcement officials are no longer worried about cleanup damage to the vehicle or cargo when a wrecked truck blocks traffic.

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March 6, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton Improves Automated Logging in FleetAdvisor

Eaton Corporation's Trucking Information Services, Clemmons, NC, has released FleetAdvisor 3.1, which includes several new features such as enhanced automatic log keeping, on-board computer usability and expanded reporting.

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March 6, 2000 - Industry News

Sunoco and Linden to Use Bulknet

Bulknet.com, Tullytown, PA, has announced that Sunoco Chemical and Linden Bulk are now using its specialized e-commerce to construct their own load-matching services to reduce costs and increase information access.

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March 6, 2000 - Industry News

Wolf Presses for Action on FMCSA Leadership

In a move to speed up the search for leadership at the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Rep. Frank Wolf, R-VA, offered to help rewrite the terms of the job

March 3, 2000 - Industry News

Be Careful Out There

A recent e mail inquiry from a lady with a fond remembrance of traveling the road with a knapsack, an outstretched thumb and little else has rattled my thought process. Her idea is to hit the

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March 3, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Said to be Pursued by Paccar and VW

AB Volvo of Sweden, which appears to be at the brink of failing to acquire all of the assets of Scania AB for $6.93 billion in cash is said to have opened exploratory talks with Paccar Inc.

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March 3, 2000 - Industry News

Midwest Kenworth is KW Dealer of the Year

Midwest Kenworth of Kansas City, MO has won its fourth Kenworth Dealer of the Year honors and was also awarded with Kenworth's inaugural Medium Duty Dealer of the Year award.

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March 3, 2000 - Industry News

RSPA Looking for Ways to Cut Costs for Small Businesses

The Research and Special Programs Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting March 28 and 29 to discuss ways to improve safety, increase customer service, and reduce costs (especially for small businesses) through its management of the hazardous materials transportation safety program.

March 3, 2000 - Industry News

Automation, 24-Hour Operation Needed To Avoid Port Gridlock

"I cannot comprehend why people don't respond to this as a national crisis," said Michael Belzer, assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan, speaking at a recent intermodal seminar sponsored by the Transportation Research Board in Long Beach, CA

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March 3, 2000 - Industry News

Trucker's Widow Wins Appeal in Michigan

The Michigan Court of Appeals upheld a $2.35 million award against the state Department of Transportation related to a 1992 crash that killed a tanker driver.

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March 3, 2000 - Industry News

Port Drivers Protest In Oakland

Hundreds of port owner-operators and Teamsters demonstrated Friday at the Port of Oakland, CA

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March 3, 2000 - Industry News

Lane Restriction Bills Die In Tennessee Legislature

Two bills that would have restricted trucks to the right lane of interstate highways in Kentucky died in committee last week

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