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June 6, 2001 - Industry News

Modem Supplier Looks to Telematics Market

Novatel Wireless, Inc., San Diego, Calif., wants a piece of the growing market for telematics -- wireless technology in vehicles. The provider of wireless data modems has announced an expansion of its OEM vehicle tracking and fleet management efforts

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June 5, 2001 - Industry News

Pilot Opens Fourth Louisiana Location

Pilot Corp. has opened its fourth travel center in Louisiana. The Haughton Travel Center is located in the northern part of the stat

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June 5, 2001 - Industry News

Driver Raises Getting Scarce

Driver pay increases have slowed considerably with higher costs and the soft economy

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June 5, 2001 - Industry News

Conspicuity Retrofit Delayed For Container Chassis

Owners of intermodal container chassis got a short respite from federal conspicuity rules, but federal and state authorities are enforcing the June 1 retrofit deadline for everyone else

June 5, 2001 - Industry News

New Economic Reports Are Sobering

The latest economic reports are sobering. April now looks to be the weakest month in this economic slowdown although several more months of modest production declines are still likely

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June 5, 2001 - Industry News

Fontaine to Install puraDYN Filters

An agreement between puraDYN Filter Technologies and Fontaine Modification now allows truck buyers to specify the puraDYN system on new Ford, Freightliner, International, Mack and Volvo units. Fontaine will install puraDYN by-pass oil filtration filter

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June 5, 2001 - Industry News

Stoughton Plans More Cutbacks

Stoughton Trailers may lay off more than 1,000 workers, just weeks after calling some employees back to work.

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June 5, 2001 - Industry News

Stockholders Approve @Track Rescue Plan

Stockholders of @Track Communications, Inc., have approved management’s plan to sell 30 million shares of common stock to Minorplanet Systems, PLC, which will become @Track’s majority stockholder and strategic partner

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June 5, 2001 - Industry News

Qualcomm Releases Version 3.0 of ViaWeb

Qualcomm, Inc. has released version 3.0 of ViaWeb, its Internet load tracking interface. ViaWeb puts data from Qualcomm mobile communications systems such as OmniTRACS and OmniExpress ViaWeb on the Internet

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June 4, 2001 - Industry News

Investors Punish Roadway After Dismal Report

Shares of LTL giant Roadway Corp. dropped after the company gave a dismal report on freight volumes in the second quarter

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June 4, 2001 - Industry News

Texas Lawmakers Send Key Safety Bills To Governor

The 2001 legislative session in the Lone Star state ended with the governor receiving a pair of bills that would affect truck drivers traveling through Texas

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June 4, 2001 - Industry News

Dana Sells Forging Operation

Dana Corp. has sold its Marion, Ohio, forging facility to Sypris Solutions Inc

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June 4, 2001 - Industry News

Kenworth Honors Top Sales People

Kenworth Truck Co. held its fifth annual World's Best sales meeting last weekend in Indianapolis. At the meeting, the truck maker honored top truck salespeople and managers from dealerships around the nation

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June 4, 2001 - Industry News

Detroit Board Blocks Bridge Expansion

The Detroit Board of Zoning Appeals has said no to the expansion of the Ambassador Bridge. Citing community protection from increased traffic and pollution, the board rejected a petition from the bridge’s operator

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June 4, 2001 - Industry News

Alabama Changes Entry Rules For Movers

Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman signed a bill last month that aims to boost the quality of moving services in the state by eliminating illegal operators

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June 4, 2001 - Industry News

UK Fuel Price Protest A Bust

Small groups of English truck drivers and other demonstrators spent the weekend protesting high fuel prices outside oil refineries and bulk storage depots

June 4, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Inspection Blitz Begins Today

Truck and bus safety inspectors throughout North America will be on the job today through Thursday checking trucks and buses and their drivers at inspection sites along major highways

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June 4, 2001 - Industry News

XM Radio Launches Second Satellite

XM Satellite Radio, Washington, D.C, has successfully launched the second of two satellites to provide coast-to-coast subscriber radio service aimed at mobile listeners

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June 4, 2001 - Industry News

Traffic.com Changes Name

Traffic.com of Wayne, Pa., has changed its name to Mobility Technologies, Inc. The change is intended to better reflect the company's technological focus

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June 4, 2001 - Industry News

Xata Offers Log And Fuel Software For Qualcomm Device

Minneapolis-based trucking software provider Xata Corp., has introduced two new applications for Qualcomm's MVPc onboard computer. The applications, Electronic Driver Logs and Fuel Tax, automate driver logs, monitor state line crossings and calculate fuel tax

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June 3, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Face Tighter Security At Florida Seaports

A bill signed into law on May 31 by Florida Gov. Jeb Bush requires seaports to beef up security measures at the state’s 14 seaports

Tags: Intermodal

June 2, 2001 - Industry News

Union Could be in Cards for More Contract Mail Drivers

As the U.S. Postal Service increasingly turns to privatization, including contracted trucking companies to haul the mail, a union victory at a contract hauler in West Dallas raises questions about whether this will start a trend

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June 2, 2001 - Industry News

Dangerous Ramp Closed to Trucks in Boston

The Tobin Bridge crosses the Mystic River, connecting Boston and Chelsea.

A steep off-ramp from the Tobin Bridge in Boston has been closed to trucks after a truck slammed into three cars and a house last week

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June 2, 2001 - Industry News

Falsifying Drug Tests Made a Crime in Oregon

Both chambers of the Oregon legislature have approved a bill making it a crime to falsify drug test results or possess a substance or device designed to falsify drug tests

June 1, 2001 - Industry News

McCormick, Top Staff Will Leave ATA for Telecom Association

Walter B. McCormick Jr. is leaving his post as president and CEO of American Trucking Associations to become president and CEO of the United States Telecom Assn

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