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November 16, 2000 - Industry News

DriverNet Debuts Wireless Service

DriverNet has introduced a new wireless service for drivers and small fleet owners.

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November 16, 2000 - Industry News

SAE President Makes Strong Case for Today's Diesels

Society of Automotive Engineers President Dr. Rodica A. Baranescu made a strong case for the improved sociability of diesel engines earlier this week as she addressed engineers in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Baranescu, who is also chief engineer of Engine Technology for International Truck and Engine Co., was asked by local engineering groups to talk about the value of the modern diesel engine in helping to meet global environmental expectations of the future

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November 16, 2000 - Industry News

Peace Bridge Debate in N.Y. Makes Headway

The American-Canadian commission pushing for a plan to expand a New York bridge to relieve truck congestion at the border broke a deadlock Wednesday when it announced plans to begin a new court-ordered environmental study.

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November 16, 2000 - Industry News

Mexican Trucking Association Continues Battle Against M.S. Carriers

Canacar, Mexico’s national trucking association, will likely soon take action against foreign-owned trucking companies in Mexico, including U.S.- based M.S. Carriers and Transportes EASO, according to published reports

November 16, 2000 - Industry News

New York, New Jersey Officials Could Give Night-Owl Truckers a Toll Break

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is looking into a plan that could end up rewarding trucks for traveling at night on bridges in the New York City area

Tags: Highways

November 16, 2000 - Industry News

GE Capital, Innovative Fleet Management to Develop Used Truck Channel

GE Capital Fleet Services has signed an agreement with Pennsylvania-based Innovative Fleet Management to develop a direct-to-dealer used-vehicle resale channel in the United States

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November 16, 2000 - Industry News

Split-Screen Dispatch Available from Keystone Truck Software

Keystone Systems. Spokane, Wash., announced a new option for its Keystone Truck Software package, a logistics and accounting package for small to medium-sized trucking companies

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November 16, 2000 - Industry News

NJ Truck Ban Extended Yet Again

New Jersey's ever-expanding ban on big trucks has grown once again. But this time, the impact on interstate truckers will be minimal

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November 16, 2000 - Industry News

Automated Dispatching System Available for Small Fleets

VISpatch is a customizable truck dispatch software system developed specifically for small fleets (up to 75 trucks)

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November 16, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Launches New Websites

Freightliner yesterday announced a suite of customer-support websites, designed to give not only Freightliner, but all-makes customers access to a new portal and destination site, a maintenance and repair scheduling tool and a chrome and gingerbread parts purchase plac

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November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Associates Commits To Helping Cash-Strapped Operators

Truck finance concern The Associates says it has a big incentive to help cash-strapped customers hold onto their equipment as they face increasing cost pressures

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November 15, 2000 - Industry News

NATSO Proposes Unusual Truck Parking Solutions

NATSO yesterday issued a release with its suggestions for solving problems with shortages of truck parking in some areas. A new truck parking trust fund could pay for more parking spaces, said the association, which represents the truckstop and travel plaza industry. NATSO also proposed closing unneeded rest areas so money could be reallocated to areas where more parking is needed. Finally, the trade association urged government to remove barriers to private sector development

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November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Old Dominion Freight Line Plans to Move Headquarters

Old Dominion Freight Line, High Point, N.C., is planning to move its corporate headquarters to Thomasville, N.C., so its central office can have more space

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November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Louisiana Residents Miffed Over Planned Truckstop

Plans to build a 24-hour truckstop in Bossier Parish, La., have some area residents concerned about the possibilities of traffic congestion, noise pollution and all-night gambling

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November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Maine Turnpike Project Near Completion

The first major phase of the Maine Turnpike's $135 million widening is expected to be done by the end of December

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November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Announces Plans to Cuts Costs

Swedish truck maker Volvo plans to cut costs after its merger with French Renault by cutting the number of suppliers

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November 15, 2000 - Industry News

GE, Freightwise Link on the Web

GE Capital and FreightWise have announced an agreement to offer each other’s services on their web sites

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November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Safeway Strike Expected to Last Through the Holidays

A Teamsters strike against Safeway’s main distributor in Northern California will more than likely continue through the holidays after the distributor rejected the union's latest contract proposal

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November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Texas Insurance Company Says Goodbye to Trucking

A Texas insurance company has bowed out of the trucking industry, claiming losses are just too high to keep insuring trucks

Tags: Economy

November 15, 2000 - Industry News

European Truckers Could Lose Fuel Tax Break by 2003

European truckers who won tax concessions through protests and blockades over high fuel taxes may have won only temporary relief

November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Continue Protest Despite Obstacles

Container traffic is returning to normal at the Port of Montreal as union officials vow to fight a law that declared the independent truckers' strike illegal

November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Prepaid Internet Access Debuts

Prepaid Internet access was launched this week by a company named Slingshot of Seattle, Wash. Like prepaid phone cards, Slingshot Internet access can be purchased in stores and used as needed

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November 14, 2000 - Industry News

NetTrans Load Matching Free at NetNearU Kiosks

Internet load-matching from NetTrans of Norcross, Ga., can now be accessed at NetNearU kiosks in more than 230 truckstops

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November 14, 2000 - Industry News

London Fuel Protests Didn’t Live Up to Expectations

A much-hyped fuel protest that was supposed to bring traffic in London to a halt and force Prime Minister Tony Blair to make further tax cuts turned into farce yesterday, according to Associated Press reports

November 14, 2000 - Industry News

Bumbling Around An International Motor Show

As a truck magazine editor, I attend a lot of truck shows throughout the country. Over time, I've learned techniques to get the most out of a show. I know the appropriate behavior and I know

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