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April 18, 2001 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Says Mitsubishi Deal Won't Affect Plans with Hyundai

DaimlerChrysler says its increased involvement with Japanese auto and truck maker Mitsubishi won't affect its alliance with Korea's Hyundai Motor Co

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April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Transportation.com Partners With Used Equipment Network

Transportation.com, Irvine, Calif., the logistics technology company, has formed an alliance with the Used Equipment Network of Hasbrouck Heights, N.J

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April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Florida Express Implements TMW's TL2000

Cleveland-based TMW Systems, the truckload operations software provider, announced that Florida Express Carriers of Jacksonville has chosen TMW's TL2000 software for the IBM AS/400

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April 18, 2001 - Industry News

AmeriQuest and National Grocers Association Offer Online Discounts

AmeriQuest of Cherry Hill, N.J., a provider of transportation and logistics services and a membership-based buying co-op, has announced an agreement with the National Grocers Association of Reston, Va., to jointly offer an on-line procurement syste

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April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Growth Spurs Saia Moves

Saia will be opening in new terminals near Jackson, Miss., and Greenville, S.C., by the end of the month

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April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Mack Deliveries Down One-Third

Mack Trucks says its 2001 deliveries through March were down 32 percent from the 10,184 units delivered during the same period last year: 6,933 vehicles

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April 18, 2001 - Industry News

More Carriers Release First Quarter Financials

Phoenix-based Knight Transportation bucked a trend in Wednesday's batch of first quarter fleet financial results

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April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Rush Profits Down 82%

Mega-dealer Rush Enterprises reported a 2.6% drop in revenues for the first quarter, but net income was down almost 82%

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April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Dana Truck Group Profitable, Despite Soft Market

Despite the depressed market conditions, Dana Corp.’s Commercial Vehicle Systems Group (formerly the Heavy Truck Group) was profitable in first quarter

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April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Fed Cuts Interest Rates Again

The fourth half-percent interest rate cut this year came today in a surprise action by the Federal Reserve Board. Usually the Board acts only during the every six-to-seven-week Open Market Committee meetings. Today's cut promises to speed up consumer and business purchases -- and then production and freight

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April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Wabash Settles Shareholder Suit

Wabash National Corp. will pay $500,000 to settle a suit brought by some of its shareholders

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April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Caterpillar Profits Down 37%

Caterpillar posted a first quarter profit of $162 million on revenues of $4.81 billion, compared to $258 million profit on revenues of $4.91 for first quarter 2000

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April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Navistar Board Says it Won't Remove 'Poison Pill'

Navistar International's board of directors say they won't drop a "preferred share purchase rights plan" designed to protect the company against hostile takeovers - sometimes called a "poison pill

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April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Watch Out for Idling Limits in New York

Some truckers are getting a big surprise when they idle their rigs in New York state - a ticket

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April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Harley, Diamond Ring Raffle Raises $34,000 for Scholarships

The Truckload Carriers Assn. last week awarded a new Harley-Davidson Road King Classic and a 3-carat diamond ring in its Fire & Ice raffle, which raised $34,000 for the group's scholarship fund

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April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Border Crossing Details Moving Along

New regulations to ensure the safety of Mexican trucks crossing the border under the North American Free Trade Agreement are now in the hands of the White House Office of Management and Budget

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Arsenault Draws ASP Customers, Offers Discount

Fleet maintenance software provider Arsenault Associates, Atco, N.J., announced that more than a dozen customers recently signed on to use Arsenault software over the Internet despite the economic slowdown

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April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Trucker Crashes After Hiding Diabetes

A Texas truck driver spent four weeks in the hospital and faces charges for violating federal truck safety regulations after going into insulin shock and crashing his truck

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April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Williams Selling Mapco Stores

Williams Express, Tulsa, Okla., is selling its 198 convenience stores to an Israeli company but keeping its travel center business

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April 17, 2001 - Industry News

More Freight Ahead

As economists and trucking analysts continue to keep a close eye on the economy, new figures on industrial production, housing starts and inflation offer some good news

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April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Pegasus Adds Transflo Enhancements

Document imaging provider Pegasus Transtech, Tampa, Fla., has announced a series of enhancements to its Transflo document management system

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April 17, 2001 - Industry News

PeopleNet Debuts PerformX

Minneapolis-based PeopleNet Communications, the mobile communications provider, has release PerformX, a diagnostics product that will help fleet managers track and manage operating costs

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April 17, 2001 - Industry News

McLeod Offers Mobile Communications Symphony

Truckload dispatch and accounting software provider McLeod Software, Birmingham, Ala., has released a new messaging interface called Symphony

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April 17, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Worker Settles Lawsuit

A United Parcel Service driver who was attacked by union members for working during the 1997 strike ha settled a lawsuit against the Teamsters

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April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Mexican Drivers Blockade Border

Mexican drivers last week blocked the Nogales, Ariz., commercial crossing for three days to protest heavy fines

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