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November 19, 1999 - Industry News

Ryder Execs Leaving To Form Used Truck Firm

Five top executives at Ryder's used-truck sales operations have given their notices and are preparing to start an independent used truck sales venture

November 18, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite: There Is No Uprising

What the Teamsters proclaimed was a "volunteer uprising" of workers in Overnite's strike contingency plan was in reality the action of one replacement driver who decided to side with the union, according to Overnite

November 18, 1999 - Industry News

School To Use High-Tech Driver Training Tools

With a $6.6 million federal grant, the new Carnegie Mellon Driver Training and Safety Institute will use technology to help train nearly 1,000 drivers, mostly truckers, to drive more safely

November 18, 1999 - Industry News

Kenworth Dealers Get New Inventory Program

Kenworth's new Managed Dealer Inventory program is designed to simplify parts inventory management for dealers and assure replacement parts availability for customers.

November 18, 1999 - Industry News

Using Military Ideas To Make Better Drivers

As much as many fleets may wish, science has yet to develop a machine which will manufacture drivers. But advances in computer technology have allowed a number of companies to get a lot better at using

November 18, 1999 - Industry News

T-Chek Enters Load Matching Business

T-Chek Systems, Eden Prairie, MN, has launched a new Internet load-matching service in conjunction with the its parent company, the logistics firm C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. Called e-Center, the new service offers loads from 8,600 shippers, according to T-Chek, and all listings are maintained in real time.

November 17, 1999 - Industry News

Qualcomm Buys Simac Assets

Qualcomm Inc. has purchased various assets of Simac Mobile Solutions bv, Triptech International bv, Simac Techniq Ltd., and Simac Technic NV, located in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Simac developed the Logic family of on-board computers

November 16, 1999 - Industry News

Paccar Ranked High For Technology

Paccar made the number one spot on PC Week's 1999 Fast-Track 500 listing

November 16, 1999 - Industry News

Kinetic Aims At LTL With eTruck

Kinetic Computer Corp. of Billerica, MA, has introduced eTruck, an integrated mobile communications system aimed at the LTL and private fleet market. The new system revolves around Kinetic's PC/Piranha, a Windows-compatible onboard computer with available touch-screen and

November 16, 1999 - Industry News

More Violence At Overnite Terminals

More violence has been reported at Overnite Transportation facilities as the Teamsters union is in its fourth week of picketing the less-than-truckload carrier

November 16, 1999 - Industry News

Air-Weigh Begins Selling Online

Air-Weigh has started selling its on-board scales and WireLink product online. The company is offering a 5% discount for online purchases

November 16, 1999 - Industry News

New Web Services From PeopleNet

PeopleNet Communications of Chaska, MN, has added a suite of Internet-based tools to its Intouch Fleet Management System. The cellular-based Intouch system can include both voice and data communications. Voice communications travel directly over the cellular

November 16, 1999 - Industry News

AMSC Debuts New Mobile Comm System

American Mobile of Reston, VA, has released MobileMAX2, a new mobile communications system in an easily installed, very compact shell that weighs less than 3 pounds. Despite its small size, the unit contains a satellite transceiver,

November 16, 1999 - Industry News

Fleets Sharing Loading Woes At Web Site

More than 200 fleets have already registered at, the interactive web site which allows fleets to report their experiences at loading and unloading facilities throughout the U.S. The web site was created by CompuNet Credit Services

November 16, 1999 - Industry News

Mitsubishi, UD, Peterbilt Top J.D. Power List

Mitsubishi Fuso ranked highest in dealer service and tied with UD Trucks for the top product ranking among COE truck customers in the J.D. Power & Associates' 1999 Medium Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study. Peterbilt ranked

November 16, 1999 - Industry News

Real-Time Freight Software From Sabre

Sabre Inc., Burlington, MA, has introduced OptiYield RT, a real-time version of its established OptiYield business analysis software for truckload carriers. OptiYield examines a company's business experience and helps distinguish profitable from unprofitable operations. Among other things,

November 16, 1999 - Industry News

Qualcomm Expands Beyond Truckload

Qualcomm Inc. has introduced a new terrestrial-based mobile communications system and a Microsoft Windows-based onboard computer/keyboard, both designed to appeal to private and LTL fleets outside Qualcomm's customary truckload carrier market.

November 15, 1999 - Industry News

RailAmerica To Sell Kalyn

RailAmerica says it will sell its trailer manufacturing subsidiary, Kalyn/Siebert, and focus on its core freight railroad business. Kalyn manufactures customized trailers for commercial and U.S. government/military customers at plants in Gatesville, TX, and Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. In

November 15, 1999 - Industry News

Kenworth Parts Gets ISO Certification

Kenworth Truck Company's aftermarket parts operation recently received ISO 9002 certification. Using quality standards established by the International Standards Organization, Kenworth's efforts were measured for their efficiency and accuracy in getting parts to customers via the

November 15, 1999 - Industry News

AlliedSignal Supercharges EBS Development

AlliedSignal has accelerated development of electronic braking systems with its German joint venture partner Knorr-Bremse

November 15, 1999 - Industry News

Truckstop Medical Chain To Expand

Coast To Coast Medical, a fledgling chain of truckstop medical clinics, will likely be expanding to three more locations next year

November 15, 1999 - Industry News

Fleet Pleads Innocent To Wastewater Violations

The owner and chief mechanic of a Pennsylvania trucking company have pleaded innocent to charges they washed kerosene, diesel fuel, gasoline, and other materials leaking from their cargo tanks straight into public sewers

November 15, 1999 - Industry News

Engine Makers Ask For Delay In EPA Rulemaking

The Engine Manufacturers Assn. has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a 60-day extension in its final rulemaking on 2004 emissions regulations

November 15, 1999 - Industry News

LA Councilman Attacks Diesels

A Los Angeles city councilman is on a crusade to reduce the number of diesel-powered vehicles in Southern California

November 12, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite Ordered To Bargain With Teamsters At Four Terminals

As the Teamsters' unfair labor practices strike enters its fourth week, the National Labor Relations Board has ordered Overnite Transportation to bargain with the Teamsters at four Overnite Transportation terminals


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