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September 19, 2000 - Industry News

Yellow Introduces Live Voice Contact Over the Internet

Big LTL carrier Yellow Freight has introduced live voice capability on its e-commerce Web site www.yellowfreight.com. The technology allows customers to listen and talk directly with a Yellow Freight customer service rep over the Internet connection

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September 19, 2000 - Industry News

NTE Offers One-Hour OK for Trial Members

The National Transportation Exchange is offering 60-day trial memberships to shippers and promises to process applications within one hour at its Web site, www.nte.net. The normal enrollment process occurs offline and generally takes a day or longer

Tags: Intermodal

September 19, 2000 - Industry News

McQuaid Resigns From NPTC

John A. McQuaid has resigned as head of the National Private Truck Council, effective immediately

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September 19, 2000 - Industry News

Dana Lays Off 3,000 Production Workers

Light and heavy-duty truck part maker Dana Corp. is cutting 3,000 production jobs thanks to slow market demand and low profits

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September 19, 2000 - Industry News

Arsenault Debuts New Options and Remote Training Technique

Arsenault Associates (www.truckfleet.com), Atco, N.J., has released version 3.0 of its Dossier32 fleet maintenance software and introduced a new, remote training technology called "Shadowing.

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September 19, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Looks For A Partner in China

DaimlerChrysler has expressed an interested in teaming up with a Chinese truck maker to benefit from a fast-growing market for commercial vehicles, according to published reports

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September 19, 2000 - Industry News

Gore Accepts Teamster Endorsement

Vice President Al Gore accepted the endorsement of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters at the Teamsters Unity Conference Monday in Las Vegas

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September 19, 2000 - Industry News

Ohio Turnpike Finds Fast Food Popular

Drivers on the Ohio Turnpike aren't slowing down much to stop at the sit-down restaurants in the new travel plazas along the toll road. In fact, most of them are just looking for a quick bite to eat

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September 19, 2000 - Industry News

Overdue Fines Could Cost Operating Authority

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed new rules that would suspend motor carriers, brokers and freight forwarders that don’t pay civil penalties assessed by the agency

September 19, 2000 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Catalog Becomes a Dot-Com

Since it started in 1997, the Iowa 80 Catalog has been known as Iowa 80 Catalog. Now the company has renamed itself Iowa80.com

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September 19, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Protests Continue Around the Globe

The fuel price protests that have been sweeping across Europe continue to spread, with varying degrees of success

September 19, 2000 - Industry News

Drivers Are New Faces of E-Commerce

For-hire carrier drivers who deliver evenings, carry packages upstairs, hook up ovens and install new computers? That’s what some big Internet retailers are looking for and, to an extent at least, beginning to find. The possible new face of parcel and LTL transportation emerged during an e-commerce session at the fall meeting of NASSTRAC (National Small Shipment Traffic Conference) in Baltimore this week

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September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Dueling Dragsters, Beauty Trucks Wow Crowd of 20,000 in NJ

Not from the East Coast? Then you may not know about the U.S. Diesel Truckin' Nationals and Motorsports Spectacular, reputed to be the biggest one-day trucking event in the country

Tags: Events

September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Firestone Truck Tires Unaffected by SUV Tire Recall

A month after all the national publicity began about Firestone's voluntary recall of its P235/75R15 Radial ATX, Radial ATX II and Wilderness AT tires, an executive at Bridgestone/Firestone told Truckinginfo.com there was nothing in common between the SUV tires and Firestone's commercial truck tire line

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September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Protests Spread to Israel

Truckers threatened to block roads for more than a week as cab drivers slowed traffic on Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway yesterday to protest an increase in the price of diesel fuel

September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Goodyear Joins Forces With Treadco

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, announced a joint venture agreement with Treadco Inc. to combine their commercial tire service centers to form a new company, Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems

Tags: Industry

September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Houston Targets Smog Reduction

A series of public hearings began this week on a plan to help reduce the smog on the Houston area, and a provision to require trucks to limit idling time to five minutes will be included in the talks

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September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Transit Group Gets Another 30 Days to Comply With Loan Rules

Transit Group Inc.’s lenders have given the company another 30 days to comply with loan covenants

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September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar Could Move Headquarters

Chicago-based Navistar International may be moving its headquarters to a nearby suburb in an effort to cut costs

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September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Threaten to Strike Over Fuel Prices

Unless something is done by the provincial government to alleviate the rising cost of fuel, Ontario's independent truckers say they will shut down their industry on Friday, according to the Calgary Sun

September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Southern California Air Agency Approves Low-Sulfur Diesel Plan

Regional air quality officials approved a measure requiring use of low-polluting diesel fuel in much of Southern California, but set a later date for implementation after strong opposition from the trucking industry and state officials

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September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Parts Suppliers Predict Lower Earnings

Dana, ArvinMeritor and Eaton all announced that third quarter earnings would be below Wall Street analysts' expectations

Tags: Economy

September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters File National Charge Against Overnite

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has filed a national charge against Overnite Transportation on behalf of Teamster locals. The union claims Overnite has engaged in a corporate-wide campaign to interfere with employees' federally protected labor rights by paying for false testimony and by paying individuals to damage company and union property and equipment

Tags: Industry

September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Virginia Tackles Truck Traffic on Two-Lane Roads

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced plans to build a $4 million weigh station and lower the speed limit on a 7.8-mile stretch of Route 17 just north of Interstate 66

Tags: Highways

September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Restrictions on I-84 Bridge in Oregon

Truck traffic on the Grande Ronde River Bridges eastbound and westbound on Interstate 84 west of La Grande, Ore., has been restricted to an overall gross weight limit of 80,000 pounds until the bridges can be repaired

Tags: Highways

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