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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

Roadway Adds Web Functions

LTL heavyweight Roadway Express, Akron, Ohio, has added some snappy functions to its newly redesigned web site

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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

Senators and Commission Clash Over Arkansas Commission Overhaul

The Arkansas State Highway Commission is fighting a proposed constitutional amendment to require commissioners be elected, but Arkansas' senators in Washington think it’s a good idea

Tags: Highways

January 11, 2001 - Industry News

Survey: Most Americans Support Limiting Trucker’s Driving Times

A recent survey conducted for the insurance industry shows that most Americans support shorter drive times for truckers and are willing to pay for it. According to a survey conducted by the Insurance Research Council, a majority of the public, 57 percent, believes that increasing from 10 to 12 the number of hours a truck driver is allowed to drive with no break is unsafe

Tags: Safety

January 11, 2001 - Industry News

NPTC Announces Speakers for 12th Annual Conference

Three keynote speakers will address the National Private Truck Council's 12th Annual Education/Management Conference & Exhibition scheduled in May

Tags: Events

January 11, 2001 - Industry News

Etak and BeVocal to Offer Traffic Info by Phone

Digital map provider Etak Inc., Menlo Park, Calif., has licensed its real-time traffic service to BeVocal, a voice recognition company that will customize radio traffic reports from Etak and Westwood One

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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

GE Capital Links with Point2 Online Truck Market

GE Capital of Stamford, Conn., the financial services unit of General Electric Company, will be the exclusive financing provider for Point2, a truck and heavy equipment Internet marketplace based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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January 10, 2001 - Industry News

76 Lubricants Buys Kendall

76 Lubricants Co., a division of Tosco Corp., has agreed to purchase Sunoco’s Kendall motor oil brand

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January 10, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Signs Agreement With Postal Service

A new public-private alliance between FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service is expected to generate approximately $7 billion for FedEx over the seven-year term of the agreement. The agreement covers two areas: providing air transport for the post office and putting FedEx drop boxes in post offices

Tags: Fleets

January 10, 2001 - Industry News

Ford Louisville, AeroMax Recalled

More than 8,000 Ford Louisville and AeroMax trucks made between 1996 and December 1997 (model year 1998) have been recalled because the air brake systems don't meet federal safety regulations

Tags: Safety

January 10, 2001 - Industry News

Teamsters Continue Fight Against Saia Motor Freight

Representatives on both sides of a labor dispute at Georgia-based Saia Motor Freight Line are looking towards a hearing later this month on allegations of labor law violations

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January 10, 2001 - Industry News

Maverick Opens Terminal in Virginia

Maverick Transportation has opened a new terminal operation in Jarratt, Va., focusing on driver management and recruiting

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January 10, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Buys Fritz Companies

UPS will expand its freight forwarding business with the purchase of San Francisco based Fritz Companies

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January 10, 2001 - Industry News

Westport Delivers First Natural Gas Fleet Truck

Westport Innovations has delivered its first liquefied natural gas, or LNG, heavy-duty fleet truck to Raley's Supermarkets, a customer of Cummins

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January 10, 2001 - Industry News

BellSouth Wireless Data Now Cingular Interactive

BellSouth Wireless Data L.P., Woodbridge, N.J., has changed its name to Cingular Interactive L.P., a business unit of Cingular Wireless

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January 10, 2001 - Industry News

Hendrickson Offers New Support Options

New telephone and e-mail support options have been added by Hendrickson for trailer suspensions

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January 9, 2001 - Industry News

Xpedx Opts for XATA

XATA Corp. of Burnsville, Minn., the on-board computer provider, has announced that paper distributor xpedx of Covington, Ky., will install XATA ONBOARD truck computers across its fleet of approximately 1,200 vehicles at 120 distribution centers over the next three years

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January 9, 2001 - Industry News

Corcentric to Provide Aftermarket e-Commerce Technology

Corcentric of McLean, Va., a provider of e-commerce technology, will operate an electronic trading community for the aftermarket buying group, AIM-CMB Marketing

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January 9, 2001 - Industry News

TruckersB2B Signs Peterbilt, Freightliner Dealers

TruckersB2B of Indianapolis, the web-based buying cooperative, has announced agreements with two major truck dealerships to provide discounts and rebates on purchases made through TruckersB2B. The first agreement is with Rush Enterprises, San Antonio, which operates the largest network of Peterbilt truck dealerships in North America and John Deere construction equipment dealerships in Texas and Michigan

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January 9, 2001 - Industry News

Diesel Vehicles Face Emission Tests in Massachusetts

Beginning the first of next month, diesel trucks and buses in Massachusetts will be forced to undergo the same state emission tests that have been required of passenger vehicles since October 1999

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January 9, 2001 - Industry News

Higher Overweight Fines Eyed in Maine

Legislative leaders in Maine are fighting Gov. Angus King's proposal to prop up the state Highway Fund with money collected from overall state taxes, and truckers may get the raw end of the deal

January 9, 2001 - Industry News

Speed Limit Bills Hit Legislative Roadblock in Kentucky

A number of bills to raise the speed limit in Kentucky will likely go nowhere

January 9, 2001 - Industry News

International Cuts Production at Springfield Plant

International Truck and Engine Corp.'s Springfield, Ohio, plant will halt production on one assembly line the weeks of Jan. 8 and Jan 22

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January 8, 2001 - Industry News

Dorsey Hires Liquidation Specialist

Dorsey Trailer has retained Equity Partners of Maryland to help find a buyer for the company or for its individual assets

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January 8, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo/Mitsubishi: More Speculation About Their Shaky Truck Deal

AB Volvo and Mitsubishi Motors may be talking only to each other, but speculation regarding the demise of their planned truck union has almost become routine fare in the business press

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January 8, 2001 - Industry News

Terion Acquires Orbcomm Software Unit

Mobile communications provider Terion, Inc., of Melbourne, Fla., has acquired Dolphin Software Services ULC of Dorval, Quebec, Canada

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