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April 23, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Dealers Call For Better Relations With Manufacturers

For truck dealers to survive and prosper in today's complex business world, several things must happen, according to American Truck Dealers Chairman Stanley DeVore, Jr., of Casper Truck Center, Casper, Wyo

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April 23, 2001 - Industry News

Logistics.com Introduces OptiManage Capacity Finder

Logistics.com, the Internet logistics and software company, has introduced OptiManage Capacity Finder, which will be implemented by Seattle-based Airborne Express

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April 23, 2001 - Industry News

Swift, Yellow, Arkansas Best Report First Quarter Results

Swift Transportation, Phoenix, saw its net earnings slashed for the first quarter despite increased revenues

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April 23, 2001 - Industry News

Williams to Give Away NASCAR Prizes

Williams TravelCenters will give away a Chevy Monte Carlo and a chance to be part of a NASCAR pit crew during a summer promotion

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April 23, 2001 - Industry News

Exxon Posts Record Earnings

Exxon Mobil Corp. reported record first quarter earnings of $5.05 billion, a 51% increase over first quarter 2000

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April 23, 2001 - Industry News

TMC Schedules Summer Meeting, Elects Officers

The Technology & Maintenance Council will hold a Summer Meeting on June 11-14 at Point Hilton Squaw Peak, Phoenix, bearing the theme, "Answering Technology's Call.

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April 23, 2001 - Industry News

Navistar Back in the Black

Despite continued weakness in the new and used truck markets, Navistar International Corp. expects to show a profit for its second fiscal quarter ending April 30

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April 23, 2001 - Industry News

Stay Out of Left Lane in Charleston

South Carolina legislators wanted to keep trucks out of the left lane of Interstate 26 through the Charleston area, but the state trucking association managed to keep lawmakers from enacting an outright ban

Tags: Highways

April 23, 2001 - Industry News

MGM Transport Selects MobileMax2

Mobile communications provider Aether Systems of Owings Mills, Md., has announced that MGM Transport, High Point, N.C., has selected Aehter’s MobileMax2 wireless communications system

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April 23, 2001 - Industry News

Goodbye To DriverNet

It’s all over for DriverNet. The Kansas City-based company has voluntarily filed for bankruptcy, less than two months after it filed for bankruptcy protection

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April 22, 2001 - Industry News

Dealer Of The Year Named

W.A. "Bill" Ward, president and owner of Ward International Trucks, Mobile, Ala., has been honored as the Heavy Duty Trucking/American Truck Dealers 2001 Truck Dealer of the Year

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April 20, 2001 - Industry News

Kenworth Makes Four-Spoke Steering Wheel Standard

Kenworth has made a four-spoke steering wheel standard on all its Class 8 trucks

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April 20, 2001 - Industry News

Court Denies Overnite Appeal

After a U.S. Court of Appeals denied its request for a rehearing, less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation will abide by the National Labor Relations Board's decision that it must negotiate with the Teamsters union at four Overnite terminals

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April 20, 2001 - Industry News

Airborne Express Launches Ground Delivery Service

Airborne Express, Seattle, announced the launch of a nationwide Ground Delivery Service, with the aim of competing better against industry giants UPS and FedEx

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April 20, 2001 - Industry News

Alabama Plans New North-South Freeway

Alabama officials are planning a major freeway that will run north-south through the western portion of the state

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April 20, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Under Attack for Unscrupulous Movers

The General Accounting Office thinks the Transportation Department isn't doing a good enough job of regulating interstate moving companies, a job the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration inherited from the now-defunct Interstate Commerce Commission

April 20, 2001 - Industry News

FleetPride Opens Two New Locations

FleetPride, an aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck parts, has opened new locations in Corpus Christi, Texas, and Danbury, Conn

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April 20, 2001 - Industry News

HMAC to Discuss Hazardous Materials This Fall

The Hazardous Materials Advisory Council, an educational association that promotes regulatory compliance and safety in the transportation of hazardous materials/dangerous goods, is holding several conferences this fall

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April 20, 2001 - Industry News

Kenworth Installs Parts Council Members

Kenworth has installed its Parts Council members for 2001

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April 20, 2001 - Industry News

Cytranz Launches Electronic Trading Partner Manager

Indianapolis-based Cytranz Inc., has introduced an Internet-based service called Electronic Trading Partner Manager -- or eTPM -- for shippers, logistics providers and carriers

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April 20, 2001 - Industry News

‘Deserving’ Trailer Dealers Wanted

Nominations are being sought for the 2001 National Trailer Dealer of the Year award

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April 20, 2001 - Industry News

eflatbed On the Web for the Long Haul

First the bad news: According to Gregg Troian, president and CEO of Quadrivius Inc., holding company for eflatbed.com, freight is off anywhere from 15 to 30 percent from last year on an individual shipper comparison. The good news: eflatbed.com volume is growing nicely. Explanation: Another Quadrivius company, Pittsburgh Logistics, is moving existing client traffic onto the web at eflatbed.com

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April 19, 2001 - Industry News

Ryder Rental Down, But Lease, Maintenance & Logistics Show Gains

The economic downturn has taken its expected toll on truck rental and, in some segments, freight volume, but transportation giant Ryder System is showing gains in some areas

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April 19, 2001 - Industry News

Volume Up at West Coast Ports in March

The amount of containerized imports coming into the country through West Coast ports was up in March, signaling optimism about the economy

Tags: Intermodal

April 19, 2001 - Industry News

Virginia Port Conditions Subject of Summit

Port truckers, steamship line representatives, terminal operators and transportation regulators met in Norfolk, Va., this week to discuss problems at the port

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