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January 15, 2001 - Industry News

Shenandoah Chooses Expert Fuel from IDSC

Shenandoah Motor Express of Versailles, Ohio, will use Expert Fuel, a real-time fuel routing and optimization product from Integrated Decision Support Corp. of Richardson, Texas

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January 15, 2001 - Industry News

NTE Ends 2000 on Upbeat

NTE of Downers Grove, Ill., announced that the number of shipments traded on its e-marketplace grew 45 percent and its membership doubled to 650 shippers and carriers in 200

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January 14, 2001 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Consolidates Commercial Vehicle Component Operations as Part of Global Strategy

DaimlerChrysler announced Friday that it is bringing all of its commercial vehicle components activities together under one business unit, named DaimlerChrysler Powersystems, as part of its continuing global strategy

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January 14, 2001 - Industry News

SmarTire to Enter Commercial Vehicle Market

Because recent legislation has increased demand for tire monitoring systems, TRW is concentrating its efforts on the passenger car and light truck markets and is licensing British Columbia-based SmarTire to handle its commercial tire monitoring systems

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January 14, 2001 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Announces Fourth Quarter Million Mile Safe Drivers

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, Ark., recently honored its 2000 fourth quarter million mile safe drivers

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January 14, 2001 - Industry News

Express Technologies Opens New Headquarters

Express Technologies, a transportation and logistics software provider, opened its new high-tech headquarters in the Pittsburgh suburb of Wexford, Pa., last week

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January 14, 2001 - Industry News

Overnite Transportation Opens New California Service Center

Overnite Transportation, the less-than-truckload carrier based in Richmond, Va., opened a new service center in Benicia, Calif

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January 14, 2001 - Industry News

PNV Collapse Leaves Truckstops, Drivers in the Lurch

PNV's recent announcement that it would cease providing services, at least temporarily, has left truckers, truckstop operators, fleets and creditors in limbo, all hoping for a bailout by a knight in shining armor to rescue the damsel in distress. For now, truckstop operators who have installed some 36,000 of the yellow plug-in boxes in their parking lots that provide cable, phone and Internet service, have been told only that the system has been put to sleep

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Say Earnings Will Top Analysts' Expectations

J.B. Hunt Transport Services says its fourth quarter 2000 results will exceed estimates by financial analysts

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Oshkosh Named to Forbes' Platinum 400

Oshkosh Truck Corp. was named one of the "400 Best Big Companies in America" in the Jan. 8 issue of Forbes magazine

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Weak North American Market Hurts Volvo Worldwide Sales

Volvo Truck Corp.’s worldwide deliveries totaled 81,826 in 2000, down 4% from 1999. The only decline came in North America, where deliveries were 23,608 units, down 31% from the previous year

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Mississippi Highway Program is Getting a Bad Rap, Transportation Commissioner Says

A Mississippi transportation commissioner says officials examining cost overruns in state highway construction have never asked the right questions

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Construction on I-95 in Virginia Continues This Week

The Virginia Department of Transportation is shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange this week as an extensive reconstruction project continues on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl.

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Tax Hike for Roads Pushed in Missouri

Missouri voters could be asked to approve tax increases to raise more than $650 million a year for transportation projects under legislation introduced last week

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Nebraska Lawmaker Wants Lower Speed Limit for Trucks

A Nebraska lawmaker introduced a measure last week that would limit the speed limit for tractor-trailers on the state's interstate highways to 65 mph, 10 mph below the limit for passenger vehicles

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

British Come to Aid of @Track

In a deal that will breathe new financial life into a veteran mobile communications supplier, @Track Communications, providers of HighwayMaster systems, has signed a letter of agreement with Minorplanet Systems PLC of Leeds, England

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Eaton To Restructure Truck Components Business

Citing volatility of the heavy duty truck market, Eaton Corp. said it will restructure its worldwide truck business this year

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

North Carolina, Virginia Join Forces to Make I-77 Safer

Transportation officials in North Carolina and Virginia are planning to spend $3.1 million this year on equipment and signs to warn motorists of severe weather on Interstate 77

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Kenworth Expands Inventory Reduction Program

Kenworth and PACCAR Financial have extended their special inventory reduction finance program through May 1 and added 2001 Kenworth truck models to the offering

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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Redefines "Commercial Vehicle"

A new definition of "commercial vehicle" gives the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration jurisdiction over interstate for-hire property and passenger carriers based on gross vehicle weight as well as weight rating

January 11, 2001 - Industry News

Clarke Buys U.S.Carriers

Clarke Inc. has purchased Focus Carriers LLC, Memphis, Tenn.; Kenley Trucking Inc., Atlanta, Ga.; and Creative Logistics, Ripon, Calif. It has also agreed to buy Brandywine Consolidators Inc. of Philadelphia

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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

First the Rotary Dial, Now the Keypad?

In what could signal the next wave in hand-held digital communication, Samsung Electronics of Seoul, Korea, is introducing a cell phone without a keypad

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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

Land Air Selects FACTS2000

Land Air Express of Williston, Vt., has selected the FACTS2000 computerized transportation system from Carrier Logistics, Tarrytown, N.Y

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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

Weyerhaeuser Shutting Down Trucking Subsidiary

Weyerhaeuser Co., one of the world's largest forest products companies, is closing down its Green Arrow Motor Express trucking subsidiary and will outsource its transportation needs

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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

Thermo King Inks Deal with U.S. Air Force

Ingersoll-Rand’s Thermo King unit has signed a five-year agreement to provide transport refrigeration systems to the U.S. Air Force

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