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June 15, 2000 - Industry News

Report Criticizes EPA Science

The Environmental Protection Agency has made significant improvements in some of its scientific practices, but there are concerns about the quality of research behind the agency’s regulatory decisions, according to a report just issued by the National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council

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June 15, 2000 - Industry News

Warning Signs on Mountain Ignored by Truckers

Truckers ignoring signs on a West Virginia mountain warning them to slow down were greeted with speeding citations earlier this week

Tags: Safety

June 15, 2000 - Industry News

Fedex, UPS Seek Internet Business

The battle for Internet-generated delivery business heated up with the announcement that FedEx Corp. will help small businesses set up sales sites on the Internet

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June 15, 2000 - Industry News

Hookup.com Debuts on Web

Hook Up Inc., a driveaway company based in Joplin, Mo., announced the launch of Hookup.com, an Internet venture providing services to motor carriers, dealers, fleets, manufacturers, owner-operators and drivers. Hookup.com offers online truck and trailer parts auctions,

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June 15, 2000 - Industry News

Car Carriers to Get Web Marketplace

An Internet startup company called Vehiclocity (www.vehiclocity.com) will provide an online marketplace to link automobile shippers with car carriers

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June 15, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Wants Truckers' Opinions on Travel Plazas

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is asking for input from truckers and motorists who use the Pennsylvania toll road with an online customer survey focusing on service plazas

Tags: Highways

June 15, 2000 - Industry News

Transportal Announces "Virtual Fleet" Charter Members

Transportal Network, Atlanta, (www.transportalnetwork.com), has announced the first 26 fleets to sign up for the Internet-based service, which offers business-side and operational benefits for members

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June 15, 2000 - Industry News

Pony Express Files For Bankruptcy

Pony Express Delivery Services, a subsidiary of Skynet Holdings Inc., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will shut down all operations, except those in Florida

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June 14, 2000 - Industry News

Qualcomm Goes After Metro, LTL Markets

After serving the long-haul truckload industry with satellite tracking and communications for over a decade, Qualcomm is rolling out a lower-cost system for fleets serving metropolitan areas

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June 14, 2000 - Industry News

PeopleNet Brings Technology Closer to Fleets

PeopleNet Communications Corp. will host free technology seminars throughout July in the Minneapolis, Houston, Atlanta, Cleveland and St. Louis areas

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June 14, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Opens Travel Center in Milford, Conn.

Pilot Corporation has announced the opening of a new travel center in Milford, Conn., located off I-95 at exit 40

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June 14, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway Recognized For Export Excellence

Roadway Express was recently recognized by the State of Ohio for excellence in the export industry

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June 14, 2000 - Industry News

Simon Opposes Consent Solicitation by Moyes

Simon Transportation Services announced that it opposes the consent solicitation by Jerry Moyes in an effort to take control of the company’s board of directors

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June 14, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar To Lay Off Another 400 Workers

Navistar International says it will layoff approximately 400 employees at its Chatham, Ontario, assembly plant next month

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June 14, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Launches Used Truck Web Site

Ryder System, Inc., Miami, Fla., has launched a new Internet used site at www.usedtrucks.ryder.com. The site allows search of Ryder's extensive used truck inventory by kind of equipment and location. At the site, potential buyers will find

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June 14, 2000 - Industry News

RSPA to Standardize Intermediate Container Unloading Exemptions

The Research and Special Programs Administration wants to consolidate and standardize all existing exemptions that authorize the discharge of intermediate bulk containers from a motor vehicle without removing the IBC from the vehicle

June 13, 2000 - Industry News

Senate Bill Would Kill Hours of Service Proposal

Pushed by the American Trucking Associations, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a measure that would force the Department of Transportation to stop its reform of the hours of service regulations. The maneuver raises the possibility that the controversial reform proposal could be killed by legislative fiat. At this point, however, the ATA tactic faces many obstacles

June 13, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Terminal Clashes With Community Proposal

A proposal for a truck terminal along the West Allis-West Milwaukee, Wis., border is at odds with redevelopment plans previously drafted for the site by the two districts involved

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June 13, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Board to Vote on ATA Support

The Truckload Carriers Assn., having decided not to integrate with the American Trucking Associations, is now trying to decide whether and how to offer support to ATA

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June 13, 2000 - Industry News

Nation’s Bridges Improving Slightly, Study Says

New federal data has revealed that the overall condition of bridges in the U.S. has improved, but approximately 29% are still in need of repair or improvement. The Road Information Program, a nonprofit transportation research group, analyzed the Federal Highway Administration’s latest data on bridges and concluded that 15 percent of the nation’s bridges are structurally deficient, while 14 percent are functionally obsolete – for a total of 29 percent. In 1998, the number was 30 percent

Tags: Highways

June 13, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Enforcement Changes On Way In Georgia

Georgia is training 20 more officers to do truck safety inspections as a new state agency prepares to ensure that trucks operate legally in the state

Tags: Safety

June 13, 2000 - Industry News

New DOT Marking Rule Effective Monday

If you buy a truck on or after Monday, July 3, it must carry the motor carrier identification number issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the legal name of the company that owns the vehicle or controls its operation

June 13, 2000 - Industry News

MSNBC Laments Owner-Operators' Plight

A report last weekend on MSNBC's web site focused on what it called a "grim future" for truck owner-operators

Tags: Economy

June 13, 2000 - Industry News

O.K. to Put Hazmat Placards Low On Trailer

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Div. has reversed its ban on placards mounted low on the rear of a trailer

June 13, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends HOS Hearings

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has added two more days to the schedule of hearing on proposed hours-of-service rule changes. The additional hearings will be held July 6 and 7 in Washington D.C. For more information

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