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April 6, 2001 - Industry News

The Great Logistics Pronoun Breakthrough

My Roadway, My UPS, My ABF, My Yellow. Everywhere you look -- at least on big carrier web sites -- it’s the “my, my, my” of personalized account pages. A bit monotonous, don’t you think? Well, a British transportation technology site called eLogistics.com has finally broken the personal pronoun barrier and gone two steps farther (Don’t try to sign up; eLogistics.com only functions in the United Kingdom right now)

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April 6, 2001 - Industry News

Dick Simon Trucking Increases Pay

Dick Simon Trucking, Salt Lake City, announced the largest pay increase the company has ever offered

Tags: Fleets

April 6, 2001 - Industry News

Yellow Plans to 'Separate' Regional Operations

Less-than-truckload giant Yellow Corp. may spin off its regional companies, Jevic and Saia, by the end of the year. A report in Friday's Traffic World magazine says the Kansas-based union company will "separate" the non-union operations, either through a spin-off into a separate company or by selling the unit

Tags: Fleets

April 6, 2001 - Industry News

Millis Transfer Awards Safety Bonuses

Millis Transfer's recent Safety Banquet in Germantown, Wis., recognized drivers who have met safe driving standards for the year

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April 6, 2001 - Industry News

McClendon to Discuss Russian Opportunities

McClendon Transportation Group, Lafayette, Ala., announced meetings with Former Russian Republic head Mikhail Gorbachev to develop transportation logistics for Russian freight

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April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Companies, Teamsters Join in Diesel Exhaust Study

Trucking companies and Teamsters are collaborating in a major study to measure the health effects of long-term exposure to diesel exhaust

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April 5, 2001 - Industry News

TIPS Renovates Web Site

The Truck Industry Personnel Services web site, truckjobs.com, will undergo an overhaul this month

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April 5, 2001 - Industry News

IRP Managers to Consider New Rules for First Year Estimates

Proposed changes to the way first-time registrants are allowed to estimate mileage could be the hot topic at an IRP Managers’ Workshop April 7-10 in Tampa, Fla

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics Launches Carrier Partner Program

Schneider Logistics of Green Bay, Wisc., announced a new Carrier Partner Program offering savings on fuel and tires to participating carriers

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April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Chicago Raising Oft-Hit Viaducts

The Chicago Department of Transportation is moving ahead with projects to increase the clearance under 11 railroad viaducts this year

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April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Tough Times for Satellite Radio

Last week, Sirius Satellite Radio held a call-in press conference. Most of the questions came not from the press but from Wall Street security analysts

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April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Safety Symposium Planned

More than 200 participants from around the world are expected at the Third International large Truck and Bus Safety Symposiu

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April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Dangerous Finger

Add to the list of dangerous driver distractions "picking your nose." According to The (Allentown, Pa.) Morning Call, New Jersey driver Antonio Randino took one hand off the wheel to pick his nose before his truck crashed on I-80 in late January, killing two motorists. This information was revealed during a preliminary hearing this week, in which testimony also said Randino was traveling at least 69 mph in a 50-mph zone

Tags: Safety

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

TCA to Fight New York City Length Laws

The Truckload Carriers Assn. is gearing up to fight New York City trailer length ordinances the group says is costing trucking companies thousands of dollars

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April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Houston Port Decries Environmental Plans

Officials at the Port of Houston are fighting a rule that would ban operating equipment such as cranes, forklifts and yard jockeys from 6 a.m. till noon

Tags: Intermodal

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Speed Limit Lowered on Stretch of Pennsylvania Turnpike

The speed limit has been dropped from 65 to 55 mph on a mountainous stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike

Tags: Highways

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

U.S., Mexican Truck Safety Systems Different

Mexican trucking companies that win authority to operate in the U.S. may end up maintaining two safety management systems. According to Dave DeCarme, head of DOT’s Maritime, Surface, and Facilitation Division, the U.S. system is substantially differen

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Concerned About Cabotage

As the U.S. prepares to open the border to Mexican trucks, safety is not the only concern. Owner-operators in this country fear that low-paid Mexican drivers will take the freight out of their trucks

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Mexican Border to Open by End of Year

Mexican trucks will be able to haul international freight throughout the United States by the beginning of next year, if the Department of Transportation’s timetable holds

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Mineta Aims to Build Consensus, is Close to FMCSA Appointment

Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, testifying in the House chamber where his portrait hangs on the wall, told his former colleagues that the biggest transportation challenge in the country is to get all the competing interests working together as partners

April 4, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo's Mitsubishi Stake May Go To DaimlerChrysler

Swedish truck maker Volvo is reportedly selling its stake in Mitsubishi Motors to competitor DaimlerChysler

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April 4, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Responds to Estate Tax Repeal

Trucking business interests responded favorably to the passage of a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to end the estate tax

April 4, 2001 - Industry News

Dana Realigns Two Divisions

Dana has realigned its new Commercial Vehicle Systems Unit (formerly the Heavy Truck unit) to create the new Commercial Vehicle Service Parts Division and the Ride & Control Systems Division

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April 4, 2001 - Industry News

Ottawa Police Crack Down On Slowpoke Drivers In Fast Lane

Police in the Ontario cities of Ottawa and Toronto are taking aggressive measures to keep motorists from driving too slowly in the fast lane

April 4, 2001 - Industry News

Mexican Truckers Offer Tough Talk Over Border Opening

Members of the Mexican trucking association, Canacar, are threatening a blockade of the U.S.-Mexico borde

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