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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

Tags: Fleets

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

Tags: Highways

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

Tags: Fleets

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.

Tags: Highways

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

Tags: Fleets

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

Tags: Fleets

December 15, 2000 - Industry News

ABF President Named New MFCA Chairman

The Board of Directors of the Motor Freight Carriers Association today elected David Stubblefield, president and CEO of "big four" LTL carrier ABF Freight System, as the organization's new chairman

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December 15, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA to Temporarily Shut Down Carriers That Ignore Fines

Starting April 16, 2001, for-hire carriers, brokers and freight forwarders who don’t pay civil penalties assessed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be prohibited from operating in interstate commerce

December 14, 2000 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Warns of Weak Earnings

ArvinMeritor, a Troy, Mich.-based vehicle parts supplier, warned that first-quarter and fiscal full-year earnings will miss expectations thanks to a sluggish truck and auto industry

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December 14, 2000 - Industry News

Alberta Plans Improvements to its End of NAFTA Corridor

Truck traffic moving through Alberta’s North South Trade Corridor has more than doubled since the North American Free Trade Agreement was signed in 1993, prompting plans to improve the Canadian highway

December 14, 2000 - Industry News

Rail Rates Drop 45% Since Staggers Act

With adjustments for inflation, rail rates fell 45.3% from 1984 to 1999, according to a study by the Surface Transportation Board’s Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration (OEEAA)

Tags: Intermodal

December 14, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Trucking Group Works on Fatigue Education

A Canadian Trucking Alliance official has admitted that the issue of truck and bus driver fatigue has become high profile lately, and the group is helping to educate the public

Tags: Safety

December 14, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Revises Drug & Alcohol Test Rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued new rules for drug and alcohol testing, which it says will help deter cheating. Citing an increase in the number of specimens that are adulterated or substituted, DOT had wanted mandatory “validity” testing of all samples. For now, validity testing remains voluntary for employers, but the Department of Health and Human Services, which regulates drug-testing laboratories, is working on standardized test procedures.

December 14, 2000 - Industry News

MoniTrux (Micro) Bursts onto the Scene

There’s a new entry in the mobile communications race. TruckScribers, Denton, Texas, has jumped into the market with a product called MoniTrux

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December 14, 2000 - Industry News

Goodyear Offers Early Retirement to 700 Workers

Goodyear Tire & Rubber announced earlier this week that it has offered early retirement to about 700 U.S. salaried employees in order to cut costs

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December 14, 2000 - Industry News

Nextel Offers Comet Courier Software

Nextel Communications, Reston, Va., has introduced software application for wireless customers in transportation, delivery and warehousing

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December 14, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx, UPS: Holiday Volume Shows Impact of Slowing Economy

FedEx Corp. and UPS yesterday both announced that they are expecting flat growth this month thanks to soft shipment volumes

Tags: Economy

December 14, 2000 - Industry News

HDeXchange.com Helps Parts Suppliers

HDeXchange.com has launched an e-commerce service for manufacturers, distributors and dealers of parts for heavy duty trucks

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December 14, 2000 - Industry News

Midwest Still Plagued with Snowfall

The Midwest was still dealing with widespread power outages and difficult travel early this morning, hoping for relief from storms that brought freezing rain, frigid temperatures and heavy snowfall throughout the week

Tags: Highways

December 13, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Announces New Internet Weather Info Service

Department of Transportation officials on both federal and state levels have introduced a new system that will offer access to weather-related information via the Internet

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