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December 15, 2000 - Industry News

GM Hopes To Save Big in CNF Joint Venture

General Motors is hoping to realize big savings in shipping costs through a new joint venture with CNF, a global supply chain management company and the parent of regional LTL carrier Con-Way

Tags: Fleets

December 15, 2000 - Industry News

ABF President Named New MFCA Chairman

The Board of Directors of the Motor Freight Carriers Association today elected David Stubblefield, president and CEO of "big four" LTL carrier ABF Freight System, as the organization's new chairman

Tags: Industry

December 15, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA to Temporarily Shut Down Carriers That Ignore Fines

Starting April 16, 2001, for-hire carriers, brokers and freight forwarders who don’t pay civil penalties assessed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be prohibited from operating in interstate commerce

December 14, 2000 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Warns of Weak Earnings

ArvinMeritor, a Troy, Mich.-based vehicle parts supplier, warned that first-quarter and fiscal full-year earnings will miss expectations thanks to a sluggish truck and auto industry

Tags: Industry

December 14, 2000 - Industry News

Alberta Plans Improvements to its End of NAFTA Corridor

Truck traffic moving through Alberta’s North South Trade Corridor has more than doubled since the North American Free Trade Agreement was signed in 1993, prompting plans to improve the Canadian highway

December 14, 2000 - Industry News

Rail Rates Drop 45% Since Staggers Act

With adjustments for inflation, rail rates fell 45.3% from 1984 to 1999, according to a study by the Surface Transportation Board’s Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration (OEEAA)

Tags: Intermodal

December 14, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Trucking Group Works on Fatigue Education

A Canadian Trucking Alliance official has admitted that the issue of truck and bus driver fatigue has become high profile lately, and the group is helping to educate the public

Tags: Safety

December 14, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Revises Drug & Alcohol Test Rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued new rules for drug and alcohol testing, which it says will help deter cheating. Citing an increase in the number of specimens that are adulterated or substituted, DOT had wanted mandatory “validity” testing of all samples. For now, validity testing remains voluntary for employers, but the Department of Health and Human Services, which regulates drug-testing laboratories, is working on standardized test procedures.

December 14, 2000 - Industry News

MoniTrux (Micro) Bursts onto the Scene

There’s a new entry in the mobile communications race. TruckScribers, Denton, Texas, has jumped into the market with a product called MoniTrux

Tags: Industry

December 14, 2000 - Industry News

Goodyear Offers Early Retirement to 700 Workers

Goodyear Tire & Rubber announced earlier this week that it has offered early retirement to about 700 U.S. salaried employees in order to cut costs

Tags: Industry

December 14, 2000 - Industry News

Nextel Offers Comet Courier Software

Nextel Communications, Reston, Va., has introduced software application for wireless customers in transportation, delivery and warehousing

Tags: Industry

December 14, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx, UPS: Holiday Volume Shows Impact of Slowing Economy

FedEx Corp. and UPS yesterday both announced that they are expecting flat growth this month thanks to soft shipment volumes

Tags: Economy

December 14, 2000 - Industry News

HDeXchange.com Helps Parts Suppliers

HDeXchange.com has launched an e-commerce service for manufacturers, distributors and dealers of parts for heavy duty trucks

Tags: Industry

December 14, 2000 - Industry News

Midwest Still Plagued with Snowfall

The Midwest was still dealing with widespread power outages and difficult travel early this morning, hoping for relief from storms that brought freezing rain, frigid temperatures and heavy snowfall throughout the week

Tags: Highways

December 13, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Announces New Internet Weather Info Service

Department of Transportation officials on both federal and state levels have introduced a new system that will offer access to weather-related information via the Internet

Tags: Industry

December 13, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Adds "Paperless" Services

U.S. Xpress, Chattanooga, Tenn., has signed on with ShowCase Corp., a Chicago-based business solutions firm, to provide human resources, sales and marketing and a new corporate Intranet in a paperless system

Tags: Fleets

December 13, 2000 - Industry News

Morton, Ill., Travel Center Opens

Officials are expecting a new travel center in Morton, Ill., to generate tax revenue and good will for the town from residents and Interstate 74 travelers

Tags: Industry

December 13, 2000 - Industry News

Texas Paving the Way for Comfy Rest Areas

Truckers and motorists traveling Texas highways will soon be able to enjoy 25 new rest stops designed to be more appealing and comfortable

Tags: Highways

December 13, 2000 - Industry News

Trimble Offers First GSM Fleet Product with Help of Wavecom

California-based Trimble, a leading international supplier of Global Positioning System (GPS) solutions, has introduced its first GSM product offering for fleet management

Tags: Industry

December 13, 2000 - Industry News

German Truckers Prepare for Another Round of Fuel Protests

German truckers frustrated over high fuel prices and diesel taxes are organizing more demonstrations

December 13, 2000 - Industry News

@Track Fights Nasdaq Delisting

@Track Communications, Inc. of Richardson, Texas, has requested a hearing before the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel to avert delisting from the Nasdaq SmallCap Market

Tags: Industry

December 12, 2000 - Industry News

Strategy5 Monitors Driver, Engine, State Lines

Strategic Concepts (www.strategy5.com), of Bentonville, Ark., has released its new vehicle monitoring system

Tags: Industry

December 12, 2000 - Industry News

Terion Interfaces With Popular Systems

Terion has announced it now offers software interfaces for 10 popular trucking dispatch applications

Tags: Industry

December 12, 2000 - Industry News

Executive Shuffle at Logistics.com

In a telephone press conference Tuesday, Logistics.com announced that founder Dr. Yossi Sheffi would step down as CEO.

Tags: Industry

December 12, 2000 - Industry News

Severe Weather Continues to Wreak Havoc

Bob Etherton got a call early this morning from his dispatcher telling him to stay home because the Joplin, Mo., area is getting heavy snow with more on the way as a doozie of a winter storm continues to swee

Tags: Highways

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