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February 21, 2001 - Industry News

Short Work Week Blamed for Military Delivery Problems

The military and government are partly to blame for slow truck deliveries, Tom Boyle, president of Boyle Transportation, Billerica, Mass., recently told the Military Traffic Management Command

February 21, 2001 - Industry News

Rush Posts Fourth Quarter Loss

Peterbilt mega-dealer Rush Enterprises posted a $1.6 million loss in fourth quarter 2000 on sales of $211.6 million

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

VarsityHeavyDuty.com Offers Training and a Slice of Parts Life

A new web site aims to train dealer sales personnel. It also offers an entertaining glimpse of life in the heavy duty parts business. According to the announcement, VarsityHeavyDuty.com will provide manufacturers' product and sales training for

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

Ford Motor Company Links With FedEx for Parts Support

Ford has joined with FedEx to provide around-the-clock critical-parts support to Ford's commercial truck customers

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

Overnite Opens Bakersfield Facility

Overnite Transportation is continuing expansion into the West with the opening of a new service center in Bakersfield, Calif

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

Emmert Buys Trism Super Heavy Division

Specialized heavy hauler Emmert International, Portland, Ore., has purchased the Super Heavy Haul Division of Trism Transportation, located outside of Houston

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

Yellow Freight System Gets ISO 9001 Certification

Yellow Freight System, Overland Park, Kan., is the first company in its industry sector to earn systemwide ISO 9001 certification

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

ATA Forms Research Arm

The American Trucking Associations has formed the American Transportation Research Institute

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

Driver Event Scheduled at Palace Truckstop

The Palace Truck Stop outside New Orleans is holding a driver's appreciation event April 17-18

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

Kenwood Ships First Satellite Radios

Electronics manufacturer Kenwood USA has shipped the first commercial radio sets capable of receiving satellite broadcasts

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

Freightmart.com Debuts on the Web

A new Internet freight auction has opened for business

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

Hyundai Precision Changes Name

Hyundai Precision America has changed its name to Hyundai Translead

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

Florida Wildfires Keep I-4 Closed

A stubborn swamp fire has a section of I-4 in Polk County, Florida, closed for the fourth day -- and officials still have no idea when they'll be able to re-open the road

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

CarrierPoint Offers Software For Sale

Atlanta-based CarrierPoint, the Internet logistics provider, is making its proprietary application software available for license to individual customers

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

Feds Ask for Comments on Younger Driver Proposal

The federal government is moving ahead on the Truckload Carriers Assn.'s proposal to set up a pilot program to allow younger drivers behind the wheel of commercial trucks

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

Transportation.com Launches World Service

Transportation.com, the on-line logistics company, has gone international

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

UTA Looks for Solutions to Used Truck Glut

The Used Truck Association held a meeting with key used truck industry officials recently, looking for more ways to address the current oversupply of used trucks

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

Navistar Posts Loss, Shareholders Vote Against 'Poison Pill'

Navistar International shareholders want the company to remove a "poison pill" defense against hostile takeovers, following reports of a fourth-quarter loss of $35 million

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February 19, 2001 - Industry News

NTE Goes Wireless

NTE, the web-based transportation exchange based in Downers Grove, Ill., plans to make its services available on wireless device

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February 19, 2001 - Industry News

Trimac Standardizes on TMW PowerSuite

Canada-based bulk carrier Trimac Corp. will deploy TMW System’s PowerSuite softwar

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February 19, 2001 - Industry News

Mexico's Dina in Financial Trouble

Mexican truck maker Dina is in financial trouble after Western Star canceled a contract for 9,000 medium-duty trucks last year

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February 19, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers to Get Spots on PA Turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike is building 10 new service plazas and re-dedicating the old ones to truckers

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February 19, 2001 - Industry News

Many Bridges Inadequate

An Associated Press analysis of federal statistics shows 29 percent of the nation's bridges are rated "deficient.

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February 19, 2001 - Industry News

Fort Worth Cracks Down on Illegal Truck Parking

Police in Fort Worth, Texas, are cracking down on trucks parked illegally

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February 19, 2001 - Industry News

Overnite to Appeal Again in Teamsters Case

Overnite Transportation said it will appeal Friday's ruling by a federal appeals court that Overnite unfairly hindered the union's attempt to organize the less-than-truckload carrier's workers

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