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October 20, 2000 - Industry News

What Goes Around Doesn&#39t Quite Come Around

Here’s the latest news from New Jersey: New Jersey Turnpike tolls rose Sept. 30., though more for cash customers than for users of the automated toll system, E-ZPass. The idea is to encourage E-ZPass accounts. Of course, trucks

October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth Prepares for More Layoffs

Kenworth is expected to post notices next week that more layoffs may be forthcoming because of sluggish truck sales

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October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Study Analyzes Vehicle Locating Market

Annual revenue growth in Automatic Vehicle Location services for commercial vehicle fleets is forecast to grow from $500 million last year to $1 billion by 2004, largely because of adoption by private fleets.

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October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Angry Canadian Truckers Continue Fuel Protests Over Delay in New Talks

Truckers in Canada angered over high fuel prices took their frustrations to the streets yesterday, slowing down traffic on the country’s busiest highway and blocking a Toronto Shell fuel depot

October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Companies Want to Test Fatigue Management Program

Two trucking companies want an exemption from the hours of service rules so they can test a new way to manage driver fatigue. Dart Transit, Eagan, Minn., and Star Transport, Morton, Ill., are working with sleep scientist

October 20, 2000 - Industry News

PNV Forms Strategic Alliance With the Professional Truck Driver Institute

Florida-based PNV Inc., provider of communications and entertainment to the long haul trucking industry, today announced a strategic alliance with the Professional Truck Driver Institute, an organization that sets certification standards for truck driver training schools

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October 19, 2000 - Industry News

@Track Reports Lower 3rd Quarter Loss

@Track Communications of Richardson, Texas, providers of HighwayMaster 5000 mobile communications and TrackWare trailer-tracking products, reported a net loss of $2.8 million on revenues of $28 million for the third quarter of 2000

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October 19, 2000 - Industry News

iTruckMAIL Puts Qualcomm on the Web

Mobile communications pioneer Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, Cal., has introduced a product called iTruckMAIL, a variation of TruckMAIL, the truckload small fleet product that debuted in 1998. iTruckMAIL takes TruckMAIL onto the Internet, at least at the dispatch end

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October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Tollway Offers New Connection to Mexico

Eleven years of a wealthy rancher’s determination finally paid off when the first privately built toll road in Texas opened this week

Tags: Highways

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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