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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Wabash Buys Apex

Wabash National Corp. has finalized its purchase of the Apex Group including Apex Trailer Service Inc., Apex Trailer and Truck Equipment Sales and Apex Rentals.

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Lonestar Thanks Western Star

The country music band Lonestar presented Western Star Trucks with a commemorative copy of its platinum album at the American Royal Rodeo in Kansas City, MO. The award recognizes Western Star's support and sponsorship of the band over the past year

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Condemn Overnite Shooting

The Teamsters Union issued a statement yesterday condemning the early-morning shooting of an Overnite driver, but denying any blame for the incident

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Wins Design Award

Volvo Trucks North America was honored along with the likes of the Apple iMac and the new Volkswagen Beetle with a "Designs of the Decade" award

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Driving School Buys Simulator

Cossatot Technical College, DeQueen, AR, has bought a TranSim truck driving simulator from I-Sim Corp., Salt Lake City to use in truck driver training

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Yellow Freight Looking To Expand In Ohio

Yellow Freight System is hoping to expand its Richfield, OH, operations by opening a second freight terminal in the facility former operated by bankrupt Preston Trucking

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Tougher Enforcement Coming

Many of the changes in safety enforcement that truckers will see in the coming months are based on a report by DOT Inspector General Kenneth Mead that is extremely critical of the federal safety program

December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite Driver Shot: Reward Offered

Overnite Transportation is calling on the Teamsters to end its unfair labor practices strike after a driver was seriously injured by a gunshot early this morning

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Driver Training: A Personal Odyssey

After 23 years of photographing and writing about trucks, riding across country in them -- in awe of their drivers' ability to claw their way through snow and ice storms, navigate narrow dock access, confound squirrely

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

APRA Launches BuyReman.com

Folowing a three-month pilot, the Automotive Parts Rebuilders Assn. has launched BuyReman.com, an Internet site with information about remanufacturing plus industry news and information.

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Global Reman Parts Report Available

The Automotive Parts Rebuilders Assn. is offering an in-depth report on import restrictions for remanufactured parts.

December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Morgan Relocates Georgia Parts Facility

Morgan Corp. will move its Rydal, GA, parts and service facility to a new location in Atlanta set to open January 2000.

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Ryder Forms Captive Finance Unit

Ryder System has formed Ryder Capital Services, a capital finance subsidiary. The new unit will initially provide internal financing products and services but longer-term plans include financial products and services solutions for Ryder clients, suppliers and vendors

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Ryder Merges Transportation Units

Ryder System has merged Ryder Transportation Services with Ryder Integrated Logistics. "The realignment is a direct response to clients," said President and COO Gregory Swienton.

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

FedEx Invests in NTE

Federal Express parent FDX Corp. has become an investor in the National Transportation Exchange.

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Meritor Sells Seat Adjusting Business

Meritor Automotive has completed the sale of its Light Vehicle Systems seat adjusting systems business to Dura Automotive Systems Inc. for $130 million

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Trade With U.S. Fuels Mexican Truck Demand

The growth of trade between Mexico and the U.S. has fueled that country's need for medium and heavy duty trucks, said Jose Manuel Canal, president of the National Association of Manufacturers of Buses and Trucks (ANPACT).

December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Heartland Announces Driver Awards

Heartland Express, Coralville, IA, has named Max Curry, Fremont, IA, its owner-operator of the month and Thomas Fox, Columbus, OH, its company driver of the month.

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Income, Revenue Up At U.S. Trucking

Both revenue and income were up for U.S. Trucking, Charleston, SC through the third quarter.

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November 30, 1999 - Industry News

Cannon Express Increasing Driver Pay

Cannon Express, a medium-haul carrier based in Springdale, AR, announced a significant pay increase for its drivers Tuesday.

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November 30, 1999 - Industry News

Canadian Railroad After Truck Freight

Canadian National railroad plans to wrest some business from trucks. Just a 1% market share gain from trucks would generate additional rail revenue of $300 million in Canada and $3 billion in the United States, CN President and CEO Paul Tellier told the Canadian Railway Club Tuesday

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November 30, 1999 - Industry News

Triple Crown Moves St. Louis Facility

Truck-rail transport company Triple Crown Services is moving its St. Louis-area terminal and spending $8 million on its new 62-acre facility

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November 30, 1999 - Industry News

What Did You Say?

Speech recognition technology promises to be a big part of trucking's future, particularly in the cab. But as good as the software has become (and it has become remarkably good), it is not yet perfect. For

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November 30, 1999 - Industry News

OMCS Grants More Vision Waivers

The Office of Motor Carrier Safety says it will grant exemptions from federal vision rules to another 33 truck drivers, but stressed that the exemptions don’t come with job guarantees.

November 30, 1999 - Industry News

PTP Offers New Driver Loyalty Program

Independent truckstop members of Professional Transportation Partners (PTP) will be offering a new loyalty program for drivers by the end of the year

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