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February 24, 2000 - Industry News

NSF Calls For New Rules Based on 24-Hour Clock

As the Clinton Administration puts the final touches on proposed driver hours of service regulations, the National Sleep Foundation released a position statement Thursday calling for new rules based on current scientific research regarding sleep

Tags: Safety

February 24, 2000 - Industry News

FHWA Study Says Red-Light Cameras Work

A report released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration shows that red light running violations decreased by as much as 60% at intersections where cameras automatically enforce the law

Tags: Safety

February 24, 2000 - Industry News

HD America E-Commerce Activities Growing

HDATA, the new e-commerce initiative from HD America Inc., has grown to be the largest mover of electronic data and electronic services in the independent heavy duty aftermarket, according to president Patrick Biermann.

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February 24, 2000 - Industry News

USF Holland Opens Erie Terminal

USF Holland, Holland, MI, has opened a new full-service terminal in Erie, PA, which will reportedly increase capacity, operating efficiency and equipment availability within the market. "We are committed to providing our Erie customers with

Tags: Fleets

February 23, 2000 - Industry News

Horsepower Growing Says Detroit Diesel

The average horsepower of new Class 8 truck engines continues to grow, according to statistics from Detroit Diesel.

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February 23, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Wins Idaho Weight-Distance Tax Challenge

An Idaho District Court has struck down the state's weight-distance tax reduced-rate provision, finding it violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution

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February 23, 2000 - Industry News

Auto Parts Go Direct: Truck Parts Are Next

The buzzword of the Internet age is "direct." As in selling direct. Manufacturers are being urged to use the Internet to identify customers and eliminate the middlemen. It's already happened in a big way with books, music

Tags: Industry

February 23, 2000 - Industry News

Trucker Made Unsafe Turn, Says CHP

A crash that killed 13 farm laborers in a van in Fresno County, CA, last August was mainly the fault of the truck driver who made an unsafe U-turn, according to a report released Tuesday by the California Highway Patrol

Tags: Safety

February 23, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar To Unveil E-Commerce Strategy

Navistar International will make a major announcement regarding its e-commerce strategy within the next month, Chairman, President and CEO John Horne said at a news conference following its annual meeting.

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February 23, 2000 - Industry News

Acquisitions Give Rush Double Digit Growth

Peterbilt mega-dealer Rush Enterprises posted 1999 revenues of $808.4 million, up 31.9% from 1998, and net income of $16.2 million, up 50% from 1998.

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February 23, 2000 - Industry News

Mack Boasts Record Sales, Increases Share

With record sales for 1999 and seven straight years of market share growth, Mack Trucks is "as strong as it's been in our 100-year history," says president and ceo Michel Gigou.

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February 23, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Take Fuel Woes To Washington

"Welcome to Washington, truckers," came the greeting on the CB from a base station as a convoy of 200 to 300 trucks rolled into Washington, DC, yesterday to demonstrate over the fuel price crisis. One of

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February 22, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Expects 12.5% Drop In North American Sales

Volvo Trucks North America expects to sell about 30,000 Class 8 trucks in North America this year, according to company sources. That's about 12.5% below the company's 1999 sales of 34,303 units.

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February 22, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Sales Down 19% In January

Sweden's AB Volvo delivered 4,658 trucks in January, down 19% from 5,738 in January 1999. Although sales declined wordwide the company said orders have increased slightly since the beginning of the year

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February 22, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo-Scania Monopoly Scare Downplayed

The European Commission may be worried that Volvo's purchase of Scania will give the new group more than 90% of the Swedish truck market, but truck buyers say that if the merger brings steep prices they'll simply shop other manufacturers.

February 22, 2000 - Industry News

Associates to Sell and Finance Trucks Online

Associates First Capital Corp. has partnered with Entrade Inc. to begin financing and selling trucks online.

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February 22, 2000 - Industry News

Rest Areas Threatened in Washington State

Republican legislators in Washington state have proposed commercialization of rest areas to avoid closures.

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February 22, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner to Sponsor CART Race

Freightliner Corp. has signed a multi-year agreement to become a co-title sponsor of the Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) FedEx Championship Series event at Portland International Raceway.

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February 22, 2000 - Industry News

Qualcomm Signs Burlington Motor Carriers

Qualcomm says that Daleville, IN-based Burlington Motor Carriers has agreed to replace its currently installed mobile communications system units with Qualcomm's OmniTRACS mobile information management system units.

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February 22, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Opens Texas Truckload Facility

Overnite Transportation Co., Richmond, VA, has expanded its truckload Special Services Division with the opening of a new, dedicated fleet operation in McGregor, TX.

Tags: Fleets

February 22, 2000 - Industry News

TruckersCo-op.Com Partners With Pilot, PTP

Celadon Group's business-to-business web-based subsidiary, TruckersCo-op.Com Inc. has signed partnership agreenments with Pilot Corp. and Professional Transportation Partners, LLC.

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February 22, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar Name All But Disappears

Navistar International has changed the name of its operating company to International Truck and Engine Corp.

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February 22, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Demonstrate on Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill echoed the blast of air horns today as hundreds of truckers convoyed into Washington, DC, to protest fuel prices that have more than doubled in the past three months. More than 200 trucks, travelling under

Tags: Industry

February 22, 2000 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Trucks May Be Built Here

DaimlerChrysler is looking at building a plant in the U.S. that will produce some 100,000 Mercedes-Benz trucks a year, a company executive told German reporters. European capacity will not meet projected sales volume from 2003, he said.

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February 22, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Trucker Protests Could Spread

Canadian owner-operators defied a court order in Nova Scotia and slowed traffic in Quebec as they protested high fuel prices for a second day yesterday, and the protest could spread to Alberta

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