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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

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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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April 19, 2001 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Renews Series 40 Engine Agreement

Detroit Diesel and International have renewed their Series 40 engine worldwide distribution agreement

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April 19, 2001 - Industry News

Two Railroads Team Up for Coast-to-Coast Freight

The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway and Norfolk Southern Railway have partnered to provide coast-to-coast, non-stop intermodal service for container loads of freigh

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April 19, 2001 - Industry News

Dancing Eagle Truckstop Open in New Mexico

An artist's rendering of the new Dancing Eagle travel center in New Mexico.

Truckers crossing New Mexico on I-40 have a new stopping option: the Dancing Eagle Travel Center at exit 108 at Casa Blanca

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April 19, 2001 - Industry News

Fleets See Mixed First Quarter Results

Yesterday's round of fleet financials saw mixed results, with many carriers reporting drops in net income despite increased revenue - some even big losses. Some companies, however, managed a small increase in net income despite the economic slowdown

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April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Reinventing the Ergonomics Rule

When Congress and President Bush killed the Clinton administration's ergonomics regulations, they left a hole begging to be filled. At this point, however, there is no agreement on what to put in it

April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Report Shows Carrier Preference for Logistics.com's OptiBid

Logistics.com, the logistics technology company based in Burlington, Mass., has released a report that says transport providers rate Logistics.com's OptiBid Network procurement system as superior to competing products

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April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Bridge Demolition to Close Lanes in Tenn.

If you're traveling I-65 through Davidson County, Tenn., this weekend, be prepared for delays or look for an alternate route

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April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Texas Senate Approves Emissions Bill

As the state tries to meet federal clean air regulations for several of its urban areas, the Texas Senate has approved a bill that calls for an incentive program for the purchase of cleaner diesel engines in those areas

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