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December 15, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters File Labor Charge Against Overnite

The Teamsters Union has filed a national unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board against Overnite Transportation

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December 15, 1999 - Industry News

Mixed Opinions At New Jersey Toll Hearings

The New Jersey Turnpike's proposal to raise tolls in 2001 and 2003 drew mixed reviews during public hearings this week

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December 15, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Bombing May Be Tied To Steel Strike

An Iberia, OH, bombing last weekend of a truck belonging to an independent scrap-metal hauler might be related to a labor dispute at a nearby steel company

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December 15, 1999 - Industry News

Arco To Sell Cleaner Diesel Fuel

Atlantic Richfield Co announced yesterday it will start selling a cleaner diesel fuel for Southern California municipal fleet vehicles

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December 15, 1999 - Industry News

Neway Has Aggressive Expansion Plans

A newly acquired and restructured Neway International has aggressive plans to expand its presence in the brake and suspension markets.

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December 15, 1999 - Industry News

TTI Managers Make Stock Offer

An investor group led by senior members of management of Transportation Technologies Industries, Inc. has made a proposal to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock in the company.

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December 15, 1999 - Industry News

Day Seven: One Mission Accomplished

Ahem—a limited degree of congratulations are in order. This afternoon I passed the general knowledge and air brake exams for my CDL. The man at the license bureau looked me up and down as he stamped

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December 15, 1999 - Industry News

Paccar Drops Leyland Name

Starting January 1, Leyland DAF Trucks will be marketed in Europe as DAF Trucks and Paccar's U.K. marketing division, Leyland DAF Trucks, will change its name to DAF Trucks.

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December 15, 1999 - Industry News

Lufkin Gets $32 Million Order From M.S. Carriers

Lufkin Industries has received a $32 million for trailers from M.S. Carriers. Delivery is to begin in the first quarter of 2000.

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December 14, 1999 - Industry News

Canadian Customs Officers Get More Power

A new regulation effective next spring will give Canadian customs officers more power to arrest individuals at the border.

December 14, 1999 - Industry News

Fleets Focusing On Cab Exit Injuries

A number of fleets are tackling one of the leading causes of driver injuries through information and education.

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December 14, 1999 - Industry News

FTC Withdraws Subpoena, But Port Investigation Continues

The Federal Trade Commission has withdrawn a subpoena for a Florida trucker involved in trying to organize owner-operators serving East Coast ports, but the FTC says its investigation into port trucker organizing activities is still going on

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December 14, 1999 - Industry News

Ohio Pike Plazas Off To Strong Start

Business is booming at the Ohio Turnpike's newly renovated Erie Islands and Commodore Perry service plazas near Woodville. The plazas were officially opened at a celebration attended by turnpike and state officials and by representatives of Host Marriott Services, which will operate the facilities

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December 14, 1999 - Industry News

Vail Grapples With Truck Issue

Logging trucks could be rerouted through Vail, CO, after a timber-hauling road was closed because of a wetlands violation

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December 14, 1999 - Industry News

Day Six: Testing Setback

After studying diligently over the weekend, I walked into class primed to be tested, only to hear that the Pennsylvania testing office is closed on Mondays. I also learned my license could not be enhanced at that

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December 14, 1999 - Industry News

Haldex Gets Big Government Contract

Haldex Brake Systems has been selected to supply critical brake systems components for model M939 trucks operated by the U.S. government

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December 14, 1999 - Industry News

U.S. Fleet Leasing Changes Name

Associates First Capital Corp. has changed the name of its U.S.-based fleet management business to Associates Fleet Services, a unit of Associates Leasing Inc. The business had been operating as U.S. Fleet Leasing

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December 14, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Holding Hearings On Proposed Toll Hike

Public hearings are being held today and tomorrow on the proposed toll hike on the New Jersey Turnpike

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December 13, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo And Mitsubishi Sign Agreement

Volvo and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. have signed a final agreement covering a strategic alliance between the two companies.

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December 13, 1999 - Industry News

NTSB To Hold Hearing On Driver Oversight

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold its fourth and final hearing on truck safety in New Orleans in January, this one on the effectiveness of commercial driver oversight

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December 13, 1999 - Industry News

Trucks Back On Kentucky's I-75

After more than two years, trucks are again allowed on I-75 through Covington, KY, into Cincinnati

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December 13, 1999 - Industry News

Fatal Rockslide Speeds I-70 Improvement Plans

A fatal rockslide last week has prompted Colorado officials to speed up plans to make improvements to I-70 to prevent more slides

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December 13, 1999 - Industry News

Suttles Merges With Dana Transport

Suttles Truck Leasing, Demopolis, AL, has been merged with Dana Transport of Avenel, NJ.

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December 13, 1999 - Industry News

Qualcomm Sells OmniTRACS In China

Qualcomm and Chinese service provider, Guangdong South Satellite Telecommunications Service Co., Ltd. (SST) have sold the first OmniTRACS satellite-based tracking systems to Chinese fleets.

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December 13, 1999 - Industry News

New Morgan Service Center Speeds Parts Delivery

Morgan Corp. has opened a new Parts and Service Div. Technical Service and Information Center in Morgantown, PA

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