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January 10, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Signs Agreement With Postal Service

A new public-private alliance between FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service is expected to generate approximately $7 billion for FedEx over the seven-year term of the agreement. The agreement covers two areas: providing air transport for the post office and putting FedEx drop boxes in post offices

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January 10, 2001 - Industry News

Ford Louisville, AeroMax Recalled

More than 8,000 Ford Louisville and AeroMax trucks made between 1996 and December 1997 (model year 1998) have been recalled because the air brake systems don't meet federal safety regulations

Tags: Safety

January 10, 2001 - Industry News

Teamsters Continue Fight Against Saia Motor Freight

Representatives on both sides of a labor dispute at Georgia-based Saia Motor Freight Line are looking towards a hearing later this month on allegations of labor law violations

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January 10, 2001 - Industry News

Maverick Opens Terminal in Virginia

Maverick Transportation has opened a new terminal operation in Jarratt, Va., focusing on driver management and recruiting

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January 10, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Buys Fritz Companies

UPS will expand its freight forwarding business with the purchase of San Francisco based Fritz Companies

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January 10, 2001 - Industry News

Westport Delivers First Natural Gas Fleet Truck

Westport Innovations has delivered its first liquefied natural gas, or LNG, heavy-duty fleet truck to Raley's Supermarkets, a customer of Cummins

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January 10, 2001 - Industry News

BellSouth Wireless Data Now Cingular Interactive

BellSouth Wireless Data L.P., Woodbridge, N.J., has changed its name to Cingular Interactive L.P., a business unit of Cingular Wireless

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January 10, 2001 - Industry News

Hendrickson Offers New Support Options

New telephone and e-mail support options have been added by Hendrickson for trailer suspensions

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January 9, 2001 - Industry News

Xpedx Opts for XATA

XATA Corp. of Burnsville, Minn., the on-board computer provider, has announced that paper distributor xpedx of Covington, Ky., will install XATA ONBOARD truck computers across its fleet of approximately 1,200 vehicles at 120 distribution centers over the next three years

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January 9, 2001 - Industry News

Corcentric to Provide Aftermarket e-Commerce Technology

Corcentric of McLean, Va., a provider of e-commerce technology, will operate an electronic trading community for the aftermarket buying group, AIM-CMB Marketing

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January 9, 2001 - Industry News

TruckersB2B Signs Peterbilt, Freightliner Dealers

TruckersB2B of Indianapolis, the web-based buying cooperative, has announced agreements with two major truck dealerships to provide discounts and rebates on purchases made through TruckersB2B. The first agreement is with Rush Enterprises, San Antonio, which operates the largest network of Peterbilt truck dealerships in North America and John Deere construction equipment dealerships in Texas and Michigan

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January 9, 2001 - Industry News

Diesel Vehicles Face Emission Tests in Massachusetts

Beginning the first of next month, diesel trucks and buses in Massachusetts will be forced to undergo the same state emission tests that have been required of passenger vehicles since October 1999

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January 9, 2001 - Industry News

Higher Overweight Fines Eyed in Maine

Legislative leaders in Maine are fighting Gov. Angus King's proposal to prop up the state Highway Fund with money collected from overall state taxes, and truckers may get the raw end of the deal

January 9, 2001 - Industry News

Speed Limit Bills Hit Legislative Roadblock in Kentucky

A number of bills to raise the speed limit in Kentucky will likely go nowhere

January 9, 2001 - Industry News

International Cuts Production at Springfield Plant

International Truck and Engine Corp.'s Springfield, Ohio, plant will halt production on one assembly line the weeks of Jan. 8 and Jan 22

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January 8, 2001 - Industry News

Dorsey Hires Liquidation Specialist

Dorsey Trailer has retained Equity Partners of Maryland to help find a buyer for the company or for its individual assets

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January 8, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo/Mitsubishi: More Speculation About Their Shaky Truck Deal

AB Volvo and Mitsubishi Motors may be talking only to each other, but speculation regarding the demise of their planned truck union has almost become routine fare in the business press

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January 8, 2001 - Industry News

Terion Acquires Orbcomm Software Unit

Mobile communications provider Terion, Inc., of Melbourne, Fla., has acquired Dolphin Software Services ULC of Dorval, Quebec, Canada

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January 8, 2001 - Industry News

Pennsylvania to Renumber Exits

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will convert exit numbers on interstates throughout the state from a sequential system to a mileage-based system beginning this spring

Tags: Highways

January 8, 2001 - Industry News

Knight-Backed KNGT Logistics Becomes Concentrek

Concentrek Inc. is the new name for KNGT Logistics of Grand Rapids, Mich

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January 8, 2001 - Industry News

International Transit Changes Name to Florida Express Carriers

International Transit, the trucking subsidiary of Florida East Coast Industries, recently changed its name to Florida Express Carriers

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January 8, 2001 - Industry News

Nevada Looks Into Lowering Rigs' Speed Limits on Highways

A Nevada state assemblyman wants to reduce highway speed limits for trucks in his home state

Tags: Highways

January 8, 2001 - Industry News

Canadian Study Tackles Trucker Fatigue

Canadian transportation groups hope a groundbreaking new study on trucker fatigue will not only save lives and reduce big rig collisions, but will also help solve the hours of service controversy north of the border

January 7, 2001 - Industry News

Cirillo: Younger Drivers, HOS, NAFTA, Technology, New Administrator on FMCSA Agenda

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will propose a pilot program to train selected 18-year-olds as truck drivers. In an interview on the progress and challenges of the FMCSA, Julie Anna Cirillo, acting assistant administrator, said the proposal still is under review but the agency intends to publish it soon for public comment. The program, suggested last year to the agency by the Truckload Carriers Association as a way to relieve the driver shortage

January 5, 2001 - Industry News

Study: Transportation a B2B Bottleneck

A Bellevue, Wash., software company claims that B2B commerce hits a bottleneck in the transportation sector

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