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March 1, 2000 - Industry News

Family Feud At Sapp Bros.

The family that owns the seven-state Sapp Bros. truckstop chain is involved in a family dispute over stock ownership

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March 1, 2000 - Industry News

Louisiana DOT Proposes Fee Hikes

When the Louisiana governor called the state Department of Transportation and Development to ask for fund-raising ideas, the agency complied with more than $100 million in possible fee increases - most of them aimed at truckers

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March 1, 2000 - Industry News

West Virginia Could Drop "Speed Cushion" for Trucks

Truckers caught going just a few miles over the speed limit in West Virginia could face a much higher fine than a motorist going the same speed if a bill approved by the state Senate becomes law

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March 1, 2000 - Industry News

"Frozen Road" Declaration Expires In Wisconsin

With the return of warmer weather, normal weight restrictions are back in place in Wisconsin

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March 1, 2000 - Industry News

SignPost Offering Driver Retention Seminars

SignPost, publisher of The National Survey of Driver Wages, is offering one-day seminars on retaining drivers

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March 1, 2000 - Industry News

Nissan Diesel Denies DaimlerChrysler Takeover Reports

Nissan Diesel Motor Co dismissed recent German news reports that DaimlerChrysler AG would take over the heavily indebted Japanese truck maker. "We deny the German reports," a spokesman told Stark's News Service. Germany's VWD news service said

March 1, 2000 - Industry News

Williams TravelCenters to Sponsor NASCAR Team

Williams TravelCenters, Nashville, through an affiliation with Brewco Motorsports Inc., will sponsor driver Andy Kirby and his #39 Monte Carlo in a 10-race schedule this year in the NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division.

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March 1, 2000 - Industry News

PTG Adds Another Agent Carrier

Professional Transportation Group Ltd., Marietta, GA, has signed F Systems Group as an agent carrier.

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March 1, 2000 - Industry News

Refrigerated Transport Group Holds Annual Meeting

The National Perishable Logistics Association/Refrigerated Transportation Foundation (NPLA/RTF) will hold its annual meeting September 16-18, 2000, at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe, CA.

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March 1, 2000 - Industry News

Paccar Invests in eScout

Paccar.com has made an equity investment in eScout, a provider of business-to-business e-commerce solutions for independent businesses

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March 1, 2000 - Industry News

Fleetclean and Highway Transport Sign Deal

Fleetclean Systems, Hardin, TX, has signed a service agreement with Highway Transport Inc. under which Fleetclean's Hahnville, LA, tank cleaning facility will become the South-Louisiana base of operations for Highway Transport.

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March 1, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo to Build Trucks in Russia

Sweden's AB Volvo has announced plans to build trucks and buses in Russia through a joint venture with AFK Sistema, a Russian financial and industrial group

March 1, 2000 - Industry News

Heartland Boosts Pay, Gives 3 Cents Extra for Fuel

Veteran drivers at Heartland Express can now earn up to 40 cents a mile. The company recently announced pay increases for company drivers that boost the mileage rate for drivers with one year of experience to 37 cents a mile, including a 1 cent safety bonus.

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March 1, 2000 - Industry News

Sirius Signs Up Key Partner For Onboard E-commerce

Sirius Satellite Radio has entered into a marketing and technology alliance with ATX Technologies, Inc. to develop systems which will eventually allow truckers to buy items and respond to radio programming while driving a vehicle.

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February 29, 2000 - Industry News

SmartStop to Install Internet Kiosks in Truckstops

SmartStop, Portland, OR has signed a deal with National Electronic Technologies Corp., Rothesay, New Brunswick to install a network of kiosks in truckstops.

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February 29, 2000 - Industry News

Yellow Forms Online Marketplace

Yellow Corp. is the latest fleet to become involved in an online venture which provides business-to-business transportation services.

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February 29, 2000 - Industry News

I2 Technologies Launches Online Freight Marketplace

I2 Technologies, Inc. has announced FreightMatrix, an Internet-based business-to-business freight marketplace

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February 29, 2000 - Industry News

Delphi Automotive Buys Parts Supplier

Delphi Automotive Systems Corp. has reached an agreement to buy the AP Distribution Services business of AP Group Limited for about $65 million cash.

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February 29, 2000 - Industry News

Owner-Operators Plan Second Washington Convoy

Buoyed by the apparent success of last week's demonstration in Washington, DC, organizers are planning a second, larger convoy for March 16. The recently formed National Owner Operator Trucking Assn. hopes to organize at least 200 trucks

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February 29, 2000 - Industry News

South Florida Dump Truck Drivers Return To Work

After nearly a month-long wildcat strike, owner-operators of dump trucks in South Florida are back on the job

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February 29, 2000 - Industry News

Final Phase Of I-55 Reconstruction To Start In Chicago

The final phase of Illinois' Mission I-55, the Stevenson Expressway reconstruction in Chicago, begins at 9 p.m. Friday

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February 29, 2000 - Industry News

NTE to Partner With RightFreight.com

The National Transportation Exchange, Inc. has formed a strategic partnership with RightFreight.com, an Internet-based exchange for the air freight and logistics industries.

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February 29, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth Cuts Mexican Production

Kenworth Mexicana S.A. de C.V., a heavy duty truck manufacturing subsidiary of Paccar Inc., has reduced output of Class 8 trucks by 12.9%, sources disclosed. Kenmex is now producing 27 units per day, down from 31 trucks

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February 29, 2000 - Industry News

Ingersoll-Rand Buys 70% of Zexel

Ingersoll-Rand Co. has purchased a 70% interest in Tokyo-based Zexel Cold Systems, a manufacturer of transport refrigeration systems and bus air conditioning equipment. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Zexel will become part of Ingersoll-Rand's Climate

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February 29, 2000 - Industry News

OSHA Adds Another Week to Ergonomics Hearings

In order to accommodate more than 300 requests from individuals and organizations that want to testify, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has added an extra week to its schedule of public hearings on proposed ergonomics standards.

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