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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now enforcing a prohibition against placing extraneous information – such as a sign, advertisement or slogan – on placards and in placard holders, which are reserved for hazardous materials information. For more information, visit

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush last month proposed to spend almost $10 million to strengthen the state’s network of truck inspection stations. Included in the initiative is the purchase of machines that can provide an X-ray picture of the contents of an entire truck at one time.

Terion Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January but said it has secured financing to continue operating, supporting and marketing its FleetView trailer-tracking system. In August, Terion decided to discontinue its mobile cab communications product and focus exclusively on trailer tracking.

ChevronTexaco has formed Gulf Lubricants Co., which will manufacture and direct-market a wide range of quality lubricants. Customers will be able to order via the Internet, a toll-free number or fax. Gulf Lubricants products will initially be available only to customers in the central United States, but the company plans to expand coverage nationwide.