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October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Road Closures Continue on I-95 in Virginia for "Mixing Bowl" Construction

The Virginia Department of Transportation is continuing an extensive reconstruction project on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl" this week, and is shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange

Tags: Highways

October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Goodyear Says Light Commercial Tire Problems Not Another Firestone Recall Situation

The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that tread separation problems similar to those in the Firestone/Ford tire recall have contributed to eight deaths linked to Goodyear commercial light truck tires. But Goodyear says that report is misleading

October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Southern California Regulators Strike Blow Against Diesel

For the first time ever, an air quality agency has ordered diesel-powered truck fleets to convert to cleaner fuels

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October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Tank Truckers and DOT Join for Inspection Workshops

National Tank Truck Carriers and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are cosponsoring seven tank truck workshops in the U.S. and Canada between Nov. 1 and August, 2001

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October 20, 2000 - Industry News

What Goes Around Doesn&#39t Quite Come Around

Here’s the latest news from New Jersey: New Jersey Turnpike tolls rose Sept. 30., though more for cash customers than for users of the automated toll system, E-ZPass. The idea is to encourage E-ZPass accounts. Of course, trucks

October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth Prepares for More Layoffs

Kenworth is expected to post notices next week that more layoffs may be forthcoming because of sluggish truck sales

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October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Study Analyzes Vehicle Locating Market

Annual revenue growth in Automatic Vehicle Location services for commercial vehicle fleets is forecast to grow from $500 million last year to $1 billion by 2004, largely because of adoption by private fleets.

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October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Angry Canadian Truckers Continue Fuel Protests Over Delay in New Talks

Truckers in Canada angered over high fuel prices took their frustrations to the streets yesterday, slowing down traffic on the country’s busiest highway and blocking a Toronto Shell fuel depot

October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Companies Want to Test Fatigue Management Program

Two trucking companies want an exemption from the hours of service rules so they can test a new way to manage driver fatigue. Dart Transit, Eagan, Minn., and Star Transport, Morton, Ill., are working with sleep scientist

October 20, 2000 - Industry News

PNV Forms Strategic Alliance With the Professional Truck Driver Institute

Florida-based PNV Inc., provider of communications and entertainment to the long haul trucking industry, today announced a strategic alliance with the Professional Truck Driver Institute, an organization that sets certification standards for truck driver training schools

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October 19, 2000 - Industry News

@Track Reports Lower 3rd Quarter Loss

@Track Communications of Richardson, Texas, providers of HighwayMaster 5000 mobile communications and TrackWare trailer-tracking products, reported a net loss of $2.8 million on revenues of $28 million for the third quarter of 2000

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October 19, 2000 - Industry News

iTruckMAIL Puts Qualcomm on the Web

Mobile communications pioneer Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, Cal., has introduced a product called iTruckMAIL, a variation of TruckMAIL, the truckload small fleet product that debuted in 1998. iTruckMAIL takes TruckMAIL onto the Internet, at least at the dispatch end

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October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Tollway Offers New Connection to Mexico

Eleven years of a wealthy rancher’s determination finally paid off when the first privately built toll road in Texas opened this week

Tags: Highways

October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers in Chile Call Off Fuel Protest Blockades

Truckers in Chile Call off Blockades Truckers in Chile yesterday called off fuel price protests after three days of blocking highways, agreeing to enter into talks with the government

October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton Clutch Supports Trucker Appreciation Day

The Eaton Clutch Division (formerly Spicer Clutch) recently celebrated 10 years of supporting a trucker appreciation day held by a local dealer and truckstop outside Fremont, Ind

Tags: Events

October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Conducts Surprise Trash-Truck Inspections

More than 20 percent of the trash trucks inspected in Pennsylvania during last week's Trashnet, a surprise inspection program for waste trucks, were found to have environmental or safety violations

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October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Intrenet Appoints Outside Firm to Look Into Accounting Problems

Intrenet Inc., Milford, Ohio, has appointed an outside legal firm to help with the company's internal investigation of "accounting issues" the company discovered at its Columbus, Ohio-based Advanced Distribution System subsidiary

Tags: Fleets

October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Reports Net Income Doubles

Overnite Net Income Doubles Overnite Transportation, Richmond, Va., yesterday reported net income for the fourth quarter was double that of the previous year, despite the looming first anniversary of the Teamsters union's unfair labor practices strike next week

Tags: Fleets

October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Savannah Port Truckers Turn to Roadside Protests

Independent truckers who haul containers in and out of the Port of Savannah, Ga., continue to protest long wait times caused by the installation of a new computer system this week

Tags: Intermodal

October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Slowdowns Prompt Protest at Massachusetts Port

A labor dispute at the Port of Boston that led to a slowdown in processing trucks has had the truckers who haul containers in and out of the port fuming this week

Tags: Intermodal

October 18, 2000 - Industry News

Terion Acquires Cargo Sensing Technology

Terion, Melbourne, Fla., a mobile communications provider to fleets, has acquired technology for the detection and measurement of cargo in a trailer

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October 18, 2000 - Industry News

E-ZPass Comes to Delaware Memorial Bridge

E-ZPass will be coming to the Delaware Memorial Bridge, completing a continuous electronic toll collection network from Boston to Baltimore

Tags: Highways

October 18, 2000 - Industry News

OTS Offers Online Tax Demo

Operating Tax Systems, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, now offers an online demo of its RoadTax family of products on the company's Web site at www.ots.net.

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October 18, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics Signs Up French Electronics Maker

Schneider Logistics of Green Bay, Wis., announced it will provide global supply chain management for Thomson Multimedia of Boulogne-Cedex, France

Tags: Fleets

October 18, 2000 - Industry News

FreightPro.com Staffs Up

Internet-centered logistics system freightPro.com of Overland Park, Kan., has announced a number of staff appointments

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