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January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Onboard Recorders Only To Be Mandated For Long Haul

Long-haul truckers will have to use onboard recorders to track driver time, under the proposed hours of service rules now being reviewed by the White House. The requirement would apply to operations that keep drivers on the road for extended periods, sources confirmed. For example, while pickup and delivery operations would not be covered, certain truckload and regional less-than-truckload operations would.

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Drain Guard Helps Comply With Stormwater Regs

Ultra-Drainguards from UltraTech International Inc. are recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as a "Best Management Practice" for complying with new stormwater regulations.

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January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Dorsey Posts First Profit In Four Years

Benefited from a strong trailer market, improved plant efficiency, and a new market focus, Dorsey Trailers had its first profitable year since 1995 last year.

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January 26, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Turnpike Hikes Tolls

The New Jersey Turnpike Commission has approved a set of toll hikes beginning this spring. The timing and amount will depend on the deployment of the EZ-Pass electronic toll collection system on the 118-mile-long road

Tags: Highways

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Goodyear Refocuses Retread Operations

Goodyear is changing the name of its retread operations to Next-Tred, Innovative Retreading Solutions

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January 25, 2000 - Industry News

Industry Faces Used Truck Crisis

A looming crisis in used trucks could have a negative impact on the entire trucking industry, according to Freightliner president and CEO Jim Hebe

Tags: Economy

January 25, 2000 - Industry News

Michigan Study Shows Truckers Don't Speed

Michigan highway patrolmen say truckers aren't breaking the speed limit any more than other drivers.The state recently analysed statistics which confirmed that truckers aren't going over the 55 mph speed limit in any greater proportion than ordinary drivers.

Tags: Safety

January 25, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Still Has No Boss

The Department of Transportation has organized and begun staffing the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, but is running out of time in the search for a person to lead it

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Construction Still Biggest Used Truck Buyer

As for-hire and leasing fleets shorten their trade cycles, more buyers are considering used trucks. Newport's Profile of the Medium and Heavy Duty Truck Market examines used truck buying across a number of industry vocations.

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January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Owner-Operators Buy Mostly On Price

Nearly 70% of owner-operators say the deciding factor in purchases is price, according to a recent study

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January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Respect Closely Follows Pay On Drivers' Wish List

A study of more than 4,000 company drivers and owner-operators reveals that respect from management ranks as the second most important benefit, behind pay

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January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Business is Good, But Not Good Enough, Says Volvo

Despite increased orders in the last few months, Volvo Trucks North America says it will adjust production rates downward at its Dublin, VA, plant and lay off approximately 400 workers

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January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Sues Teamsters For Racketeering

Overnite Transportation, Richmond, VA, announced yesterday that it is suing Teamsters President James P. Hoffa and other union executives, alleging the Teamsters engaged in a host of illegal activities, including attempted murder, aimed at extorting a labor contract. A 225-page suit, filed in the U.S. District Court in Jackson, TN, alleges a pattern of racketeering activities that includes 57 acts of attempted murder and 131 acts of extortion, as well as numerous violations of Tennessee law

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January 24, 2000 - Industry News

One Company's Fix For Medical Exams

As the media spread the word last week that commercial driver medical exams are letting unsafe, unhealthy drivers behind the wheel, one company is trying an innovative program to make sure its drivers are healthy. Coach USA

Tags: Safety

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Class 8 Population Up 12% Since 1995

The newly released Profile of the Commercial Truck Market from Newport Communications reveals a 12% growth in the Class 8 truck population in the three-year period from 1995 to 1998

Tags: Economy

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Idaho Finds Lower Truck Speeds Don't Change Crash Rate

After 18 months with a split speed limit for cars and trucks, Idaho reports that despite predictions to the contrary, slower-moving trucks have not caused the crash rate to change

Tags: Safety

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon Study Says Weight-Distance Repeal Would Add Revenue

Opponents of a measure to drop Oregon's weight-distance tax and replace it with a diesel fuel tax say the change would mean trucks would not pay their fair share. But a legislative report has found the opposite

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January 24, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB Chairman to Speak at NPTC Conference

Jim Hall, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, will be a featured speaker at the National Private Truck Council's annual Education/Management Conference April 30-May 3 in Tampa, FL

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January 24, 2000 - Industry News

American Trailer Gets New Owner

FDM Inc. has purchased the assets of American Trailer Manufacturing and established American Trailer Inc

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January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton Posts Record Earnings

Eaton Corp. posted record sales and earnings for the fourth quarter 1999 and the full year. Sales for the quarter totaled $2.21 billion, up 38% from fourth quarter 1998

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January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Prestolite To Sell Two Business Units

Prestolite Electric will sell two businesses in order to reduce debt and to focus more attention on its key automotive and heavy-duty markets.

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January 24, 2000 - Industry News

10 Killed In Fiery Pileup

The southbound lane of Interstate 29 near Platte City, MO, remained closed early this morning as workers cleared the remains of a fiery 24-vehicle pileup that killed 10 after a tractor-trailer jackknifed on the icy interstate

Tags: Highways

January 23, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB Hearing Focuses On CDL Program

The Commercial Driver's License program has been a big success, but there are still some problems that need to be addressed. That was the topic Friday at the second day of the National Transportation Safety Board's public hearing in New Orleans

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January 21, 2000 - Industry News

Puerto Rican Company Plans To Supply Drivers

A Puerto Rican company plans to train a large number of locals to be truck drivers and lease them to North American truck fleets.

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January 21, 2000 - Industry News

Get Me A Load This Instant

The fast track in trucking's electronic lane just got a little faster. The Internet Truckstop, the first Internet-based load-matching service, has taken the concept one step further into something very close to a live, real-time market.

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