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January 19, 2001 - Industry News

TMC to Become the Technology and Maintenance Council

At a special meeting of The Maintenance Council's board of directors Jan. 17, the board voted unanimously to increase its scope and objectives to put more future emphasis on technology

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January 19, 2001 - Industry News

Centricity Launches Logistics ASP

An Atlanta-based software company named Centricity has released an ASP (Application Service Provider) product for transportation management

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January 19, 2001 - Industry News

PeopleNet Beta Tests PerformX

Minneapolis-based PeopleNet Communications, the mobile communications provider, is beta testing PerformX

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January 18, 2001 - Industry News

Electric Power Generation Sales Offset Soft Truck Engine Market for Caterpillar

A strong market for electric power generation equipment helped soften the impact of a lean North American truck engine market for Caterpillar Inc.

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January 18, 2001 - Industry News

Wabash Makes Changes to Deal With Slow Market

Trailer maker Wabash National, Lafayette, Ind., announced it is doing some restructuring to cut costs in the wake of slow sales in the trucking industry

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January 18, 2001 - Industry News

AOL Offers E-Mail by Telephone

America Online has introduced a new e-mail service called AOL by Phone

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January 18, 2001 - Industry News

Sacramento Trucking Companies Get Help with Cleaner Engines

Some of the first private fleet operators to get funding from an innovative program to push truck owners to get cleaner-burning engines are recommending that other truck owners take advantage of the financial incentives

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January 18, 2001 - Industry News

Local Resident Crusades Against Proposed Flying J

A resident of Preble, N.Y., is using the Internet to lead a battle against a Flying J travel plaza planned near the Preble exit off Interstate 81

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January 18, 2001 - Industry News

Mid-West Truckers Assn. Schedules Annual Convention

The Illinois-based Mid-West Truckers Assn. is asking its members, "Too Busy Truckin' to Take Care of Business?

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January 18, 2001 - Industry News

Overnite Posts Best Results in Six Years

A trucking slowdown, high fuel costs and a year-long Teamsters action against the company didn't keep less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation, Richmond, Va., from having its best year since 1994

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Launches Study on Truck Crash Causes

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the start of a two-year study into the causes of crashes involving large trucks

January 17, 2001 - Industry News

PNV Delisted From NASDAQ

PNV announced that, effective of the close of Wednesday, it has been delisted from the NASDAQ National Market for failing to comply with its listing criteria

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Financials Reflect Slow Truck Market

The slowdown in truck sales that began last year is translating into lower numbers for one component maker

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Trucker Destroys Seattle Landmark

U.S. Xpress is accepting responsibility for one of its drivers who destroyed a historic 91-year-old pergola in Seattle Monday

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Iowa Bill Would Increase Speed Limit

Iowa is one of a growing number of states that looking at changing its top interstate speed limits, but the bill is already on a collision course with some lawmakers

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Illinois, Colorado Bills Target Truckers

Two states are looking to toughen laws for truck drivers, according to the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Arkansas Police Seek Changes in Traffic Laws

The Arkansas State Police have nearly 30 things they would like to see changed in the state's traffic code, including prohibiting tractor-trailers from following too closely behind cars

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

South Carolina Sees More Truck Accidents

The number of fatal crashes involving large trucks in South Carolina increased 38 percent in the past five years, compared with a 10 percent increase nationwide

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Fines Michigan Carrier $150,000

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has fined Rush Trucking Corp. of Wayne, Mich., $150,000 for multiple violations of the federal hours-of-service safety regulations

January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Oracle Debuts Comprehensive Logistics Application

Oracle Corp. of Redwood Shores, Calif., the software giant that made its name in database programming, has introduced an e-business product it calls Oracle Transportation Exchang

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Forbes Rates Landstar 'One of America's Best Big Companies'

For the second year in a row, Landstar System, Jacksonville, Fla,, has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the nation's best big companies

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Iowa Commission Says Firing of Alcoholic Driver Violates Civil Rights Laws

Iowa-based Casey’s General Stores says it will appeal a $200,000 award ordered by the state Civil Rights Commission in a case involving the termination of a truck driver for an off-the-job drunk driving arrest

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Qualcomm Launches Heavy Equipment Unit

Qualcomm, the San Diego-based mobile communications company with the lion’s share of the truckload market, announced it has established a group based in Bethesda, Md., specifically for the heavy equipment and construction market

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Horton Forms Separate Aftermarket, OEM Business Units

Horton Inc. has restructured the company into separate business units concentrating on aftermarket and original equipment manufacturer customers

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Ask For I-80 Rest Areas in NJ

The New Jersey Motor Truck Association pleaded before a special state task force this week for truck rest stops along I-80 in the Garden State

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