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October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers in Chile Call Off Fuel Protest Blockades

Truckers in Chile Call off Blockades Truckers in Chile yesterday called off fuel price protests after three days of blocking highways, agreeing to enter into talks with the government

October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton Clutch Supports Trucker Appreciation Day

The Eaton Clutch Division (formerly Spicer Clutch) recently celebrated 10 years of supporting a trucker appreciation day held by a local dealer and truckstop outside Fremont, Ind

Tags: Events

October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Conducts Surprise Trash-Truck Inspections

More than 20 percent of the trash trucks inspected in Pennsylvania during last week's Trashnet, a surprise inspection program for waste trucks, were found to have environmental or safety violations

Tags: Industry

October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Intrenet Appoints Outside Firm to Look Into Accounting Problems

Intrenet Inc., Milford, Ohio, has appointed an outside legal firm to help with the company's internal investigation of "accounting issues" the company discovered at its Columbus, Ohio-based Advanced Distribution System subsidiary

Tags: Fleets

October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Reports Net Income Doubles

Overnite Net Income Doubles Overnite Transportation, Richmond, Va., yesterday reported net income for the fourth quarter was double that of the previous year, despite the looming first anniversary of the Teamsters union's unfair labor practices strike next week

Tags: Fleets

October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Savannah Port Truckers Turn to Roadside Protests

Independent truckers who haul containers in and out of the Port of Savannah, Ga., continue to protest long wait times caused by the installation of a new computer system this week

Tags: Intermodal

October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Slowdowns Prompt Protest at Massachusetts Port

A labor dispute at the Port of Boston that led to a slowdown in processing trucks has had the truckers who haul containers in and out of the port fuming this week

Tags: Intermodal

October 18, 2000 - Industry News

Terion Acquires Cargo Sensing Technology

Terion, Melbourne, Fla., a mobile communications provider to fleets, has acquired technology for the detection and measurement of cargo in a trailer

Tags: Industry

October 18, 2000 - Industry News

E-ZPass Comes to Delaware Memorial Bridge

E-ZPass will be coming to the Delaware Memorial Bridge, completing a continuous electronic toll collection network from Boston to Baltimore

Tags: Highways

October 18, 2000 - Industry News

OTS Offers Online Tax Demo

Operating Tax Systems, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, now offers an online demo of its RoadTax family of products on the company's Web site at www.ots.net.

Tags: Industry

October 18, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics Signs Up French Electronics Maker

Schneider Logistics of Green Bay, Wis., announced it will provide global supply chain management for Thomson Multimedia of Boulogne-Cedex, France

Tags: Fleets

October 18, 2000 - Industry News

FreightPro.com Staffs Up

Internet-centered logistics system freightPro.com of Overland Park, Kan., has announced a number of staff appointments

Tags: Industry

October 18, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Worldwide Continue the Battle for Lower Fuel Costs

Canadian truckers say no to a fuel surcharge deal that lacks guarantees, while truckers in Australia, Chile and Britain keep up the fight for lower fuel prices

October 18, 2000 - Industry News

@Road, Nextel Team to Create Versatile Fleet System

@Road of Fremont, Cal., an Internet-based mobile communications company, has announced an agreement with Nextel Communications of Reston, Va., to make @Road onboard computing and GPS location products available to users of the Nextel National Network

Tags: Industry

October 18, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Gets Hazard Label for Diesel Fumes

An independent review board has agreed that the Environmental Protection Agency may label diesel exhaust a “likely human carcinogen.” The label may help EPA push its agenda, but industry experts say it does not tell the full story

Tags: Industry

October 18, 2000 - Industry News

Bridgestone/Firestone Consolidates Operations

In the wake of the Ford/Firestone tire scandal, Bridgestone/Firestone, Nashville, Tenn., announced that it will immediately consolidate several of its business divisions into four new operating units

Tags: Industry

October 18, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Debuts Fleet Products Web Site

Ryder System, Inc., Miami, Fla., has launched RyderFleetProducts.com, a web site to help fleet managers purchase fuel, lubricants and a wide range of parts and equipment used to maintain truck and automotive fleets.

Tags: Industry

October 18, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite & Teamsters Mull Over Contract Issues

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Overnite Transportation got together last week in Washington, D.C., to discuss contract negotiations

Tags: Industry

October 18, 2000 - Industry News

Spicer Offering High-Tech Training Program

Streaming audio and video are highlights of a new interactive training program being tested by Dana's Spicer Driveshaft Division

Tags: Industry

October 18, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Announces More Layoffs at Nashville Plant

Another batch of employees at Peterbilt’s Nashville plant will lose their jobs this month when the company lays off more employees and cuts production on Oct. 30, according to Associated Press reports

Tags: Industry

October 18, 2000 - Industry News

Speech Recognition Hits the Warehouse Floor

Warehouse workers soon may be talking to their computers

Tags: Industry

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

PacLease Adds Phoenix Location

PACCAR Leasing Co., a full service truck rental and leasing company out of Bellevue, Wash., recently announced the addition of a new PacLease location in Phoenix

Tags: Industry

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

High Fuel Costs May Hit Retailers Harder Than Consumers

Despite high fuel prices, retail prices and shipping fees paid by consumers are likely to remain pretty consistent this holiday season, largely because of the intense competition between Internet and traditional retailers. That's the prediction of a

Tags: Economy

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

DAT Takes Big Step Onto the Internet

Load-matching giant DAT Services (www.dat.com) has taken another major step onto the Internet with the launch of a Web-based version of DAT Partners

Tags: Industry

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers in Chile Kick Off Fuel Strike

Hundreds of trucks blocked traffic at key points on Chile's main highway in Santiago yesterday, marking the first day of a nationwide strike backing demands for a cut in fuel taxes

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