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December 19, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth Offering Finance Incentives To Clear Out Inventory

Kenworth has teamed up with PACCAR Financial to offer inventory reduction deals through two new finance programs. Available for a limited time, each program has been designed to help truck buyers overcome rising operating costs and depressed used truck values

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December 19, 2000 - Industry News

Swift Buys Cardinal Freight Van Division

Swift Transportation, Phoenix, Ariz., has announced its second acquisition in less than a week with the purchase of Cardinal Freight Carriers' van division

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

I-80 Full PrePass Corridor Through Five Midwest States

Illinois transportation officials yesterday announced that Interstate 80 has become a fully automated PrePass corridor through five Midwestern states (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska)

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

Beauty Is in the Mouse of the Beholder

Transportation.com has had a face lift. In a refreshing change of pace, the new site has abandoned a slick front page for a set of snappy, easily understood and very businesslike choices, among them: shipper’s quick

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

Simon Transportation To Buy Westway Express Equipment

Simon Transportation Services, Salt Lake City, will acquire a large portion of Denver-based Westway Express' trucking assets

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

Feds Say Volvo Must Divest Low COE Line Before Renault Merger

The U.S. Department of Justice says the merger of Sweden's Volvo and France's Renault would result in Volvo and Renault's American subsidiary Mack controlling too much of the low cab forward market. Volvo has agreed to a proposed consent decree requiring it to divest its North American low cab forward business before the merger can proceed. Volvo and Renault expect to conclude the transaction by the end of the year

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

TMW Updates TL200 for AS/400

TMW Systems, the Cleveland-based operations software provider, has released Version 6.1 of its TL2000 product for the IBM AS/400

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

Numbers Climb for Hookup.com Internet Equipment Auctions

Hookup.com, Joplin, Mo., a web-based truck, trailer and equipment auction, reported 2,280 bids in November, up from 150 in August

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Website Offers Diesel Retrofit Help

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a new web site, www.epa.gov/otaq/retrofit, for fleets interested in retrofitting their engines to reduce emissions

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

TMC Annual Meeting to be Held in Nashville March 12-15

"Solutions in Motion" is the theme of The Maintenance Council's 2001 Annual Meeting March 12-15 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

Brokers Could Compete With Carriers for Military Moves

The Military Traffic Management Command has proposed that relocation companies operating as brokers be allowed to compete with carriers for domestic and international transportation of personal property

December 18, 2000 - Industry News

CarrierPoint Debuts DataDepot

CarrierPoint, the Atlanta-based Internet freight company, announced the first release of DataDepot, a Web-based data warehouse tool

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

NM May Raise Weight Distance Tax

New Mexico's top highway official wants legislators to "tweak" the state's weight-distance tax to make up for the likely elimination of another trucking fee

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes New Load Securement Rules

New rules proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration would require changes in the way carriers use cargo securement devices and, in some cases, increase the number of tie-downs needed

December 18, 2000 - Industry News

Freightquote.com Offers New Design, More Options

Freightquote.com, Lenexa, Kan., an ASP (Application Service Provider) for freight and logistics markets, has redesigned its web site at www.freightquote.com to incorporate enhanced navigation and more service options in a new look

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

UPS to Deliver 19 Million Packages Today

Today is the busiest day of the year for UPS, which expects to deliver more than 19 million air and ground packages around the world today

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner, UAW Reach Agreement at NC Plant

United Auto Workers members in Mt. Holly, N.C., have ratified a new three-year contract with Freightliner at its plant there, avoiding a threatened lockout

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Battle Winter Storms

From snow in the Midwest to a tornado in Alabama, truckers battled severe weather across the country

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

Key Hours of Service Issues Still Divide Industry, Government

After eight months of public discussion, industry and government remain deeply divided over how to reform truck and bus hours of service rules. Both the American Trucking Associations, the largest industry group, and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, representing the safety enforcement community, want FMCSA to issue a supplemental proposal that is significantly different from the original proposal. They do not agree, however, on the details

December 15, 2000 - Industry News

Suit Challenging Merger of AF and FedEx Dismissed

A class-action lawsuit challenging the proposed sale of American Freightways to FedEx Corp. was dismissed at the plaintiff's request before being served against AF and its board

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December 15, 2000 - Industry News

Virginia DOT Shuts Down Lanes on I-95 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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December 15, 2000 - Industry News

Idaho Truckstop Sued for Discrimination

The Petro 2 truckstop in Twin Falls, Idaho, is the target of a lawsuit by eight women employees and former employees who say they were the victims of sex and age discrimination

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December 15, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Bill Would Restrict Truckers' Cell Phone Use

A Pennsylvania state representative wants to limit truck drivers and some other kinds of drivers to hands-free mobile phones

December 15, 2000 - Industry News

ABF Selects 2001 Road Team

ABF Freight System, an LTL carrier based in Fort Smith, Ark., has announced its 2001 Road Team, consisting of 12 employees from the company’s North American network

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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

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