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April 6, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers, Shippers Renew Push for Higher Weight Limit

Against all odds, truckers and shippers renewed a Capitol Hill campaign to allow states to raise truck weight limits to 97,000 pounds. The effort, launched this week at a Capitol Hill meeting by Americans for Safe and Efficient Transportation, revives a piece of legislation introduced last year that would give states the authority to set the higher limits. The bill, H.R. 1667, also would require the heavier trucks to have a sixth axle at the rear of the trailer to spread the weight

April 6, 2000 - Industry News

Meritor, Arvin to Merge

Arvin Industries and Meritor Automotive announced today that they plan to combine their businesses in a "strategic merger of equals." The new company, to be called ArvinMeritor Inc., will have combined revenues of $7.5 billion and will

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April 5, 2000 - Industry News

ITS to Hold Parade, Truck Beauty Contest

ITS Management plans to hold a truck convoy down Las Vegas Boulevard and a big rig beauty contest as part of the 2000 International Trucking Show, June 28-30, in Las Vegas, NV. Approximately 80-100 rigs are expected

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April 5, 2000 - Industry News

BorgWarner Plans to Sell Fuel Systems, HVAC Units

BorgWarner Inc. has announced its intention to sell its Fuel Systems and Kysor-Westran HVAC units, two non-core business which were part of the Vehicle Products business of Kuhlman Corporation that the company acquired in March of last year.

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April 5, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star Officially Opens South Carolina Plant

Western Star Trucks officially opened its new plant in North Charleston, SC, with a gathering of company officials and community leaders March 30

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April 5, 2000 - Industry News

Liles & Low Vying for KLLM

KLLM Transport Services now has two suitors. A couple of weeks ago New Prime Inc. president and CEO Robert Low said he was interested in buying the Jackson, MS, based truckload carrier and said an offering price of $7.60 a share would be feasible.

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April 5, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner To Expand Portland Headquarters

Freightliner Corp. has leased 12.2 acres of undeveloped property for a new corporate headquarters and has purchased a 100,000 square foot multi-tenant facility adjacent to its current headquarters building

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April 5, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Reject AWG Offer

The Teamsters union has rejected an offer from Associated Wholesale Grocers to lease its trucks to Teamsters members it laid off so they could operate as independent contractors.

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April 5, 2000 - Industry News

West Virginia Truck Inspections Hit All-Time High

Inspections of commercial vehicles reached an all-time high in West Virginia last year, with nearly 23,000 inspected

Tags: Safety

April 5, 2000 - Industry News

NJ Intermodal Terminals Trying To Improve Truck Movement

Reacting to trucker complaints about long waits and slow turnaround times, at least two intermodal terminals in New Jersey are working on improving the flow of trucks in and out of their facilities

Tags: Intermodal

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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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