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May 23, 2001 - Industry News

ATA Gives Thumbs Up To Senate Tax Vote

Trucking's biggest lobby is pleased over the move by the U.S. Senate yesterday afternoon to sign off on President Bush’s tax cut plan because of a provision that eliminates most estate taxes

May 23, 2001 - Industry News

SMC<sup>3</sup> Proposes Rate Increase

Georgia-based SMC3 has proposed a rate increase among its less-than-truckload members

May 23, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Establishes Used Truck Fleet Sales Group

Freightliner LLC has created a used truck retail sales group dedicated to serving fleets

May 23, 2001 - Industry News

Teamsters Testify About Port Congestion Before Congress

This photo of truckers waiting to get into the Port of Savannah was part of George Cashman&#39;s House testimony on port congestion.

Teamsters Port Division Director George Cashman yesterday testified before a House subcommittee on congestion in the nation's ports

Tags: Intermodal

May 23, 2001 - Industry News

Fuel Tax Relief Plans Being Considered

As trucking continues to try to cope with high fuel prices, and President Bush is declaring an energy crisis, several fuel tax relief plans are floating around Congress

May 22, 2001 - Industry News

Cell Phone Ban Proposed on Capitol Hill

Two U.S. lawmakers have introduced legislation to ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving

May 22, 2001 - Industry News

Safety Engineers Kick Off Education Campaign

Driving safely around large trucks is part of the message being promoted by the American Society of Safety Engineer

May 22, 2001 - Industry News

State Highway Commission Key Topic at Arkansas Trucking Assn. Meeting

The Arkansas Highway Commission, which has been under attack recently by the Arkansas Trucking Assn., was a key topic at the group's annual meeting last week in Little Rock

May 22, 2001 - Industry News

A Divide Among Shop Managers

Maintenance shop managers are trending toward two distinct skill and compensation classes. There are the "haves" and the "have nots.

May 22, 2001 - Industry News

Aether Fusion Fuses with Cadec Mobius Onboard Computer

On-board computer maker Cadec Corp., Londonderry, N.H., and Aether Systems Inc., Owens Mills, Md., announced that Aether’s Fusion will provide wide area wireless connectivity for Cadec’s new Mobius onboard computer

May 22, 2001 - Industry News

Cotelligent, Symbol Combine on McLane Private Fleet Project

San Francisco-based Cotelligent Inc., an information technology company, announced that its JASware middleware was part of the mobile computing system designed by Symbol Technologies for consumer goods distributor McLane Company

May 22, 2001 - Industry News

ALK, TMW to Market FleetCommander

ALK Technologies and TMW Systems have formed a partnership to market ALK’s FleetCommander fleet optimization system, which now interfaces with TMW trucking operations and management software

May 22, 2001 - Industry News

PeopleNet to Offer Palm Operating System Compatibility

The Intouch Fleet Management System from PeopleNet Communications has joined the generic revolution

May 21, 2001 - Industry News

Rotella SuperRigs Attracts Top Trucks

SuperRigs Best Of Show winner Vladimir Bilik Jr. won with his Harley-themed Peterbilt

Neither high fuel prices nor the lack of freight could deter top-class beauty truck competitors from spending as much as a week polishing their trucks for the 2001 Rotella SuperRigs contest

Tags: Events

May 21, 2001 - Industry News

Comdata, Ceridian Settle Flying J Suit

Comdata and parent company Ceridian Corp. announced they have reached a settlement in a suit brought against Comdata by Flying J and NCR Corp

May 21, 2001 - Industry News

ATA’s McCormick in Running for New Job

Walter B. McCormick Jr., president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, is a candidate for the top job at the United States Telecom Assn

May 21, 2001 - Industry News

I-80 Construction Under Way in California

Watch out for construction delays during the next six weeks on Interstate 80 west of Reno, Nev

Tags: Highways

May 21, 2001 - Industry News

Truckstop to Get Sign Back

An appeals judge has ruled that a Tennessee truckstop can go ahead with work putting up an identical replacement for its sign that towers above I-65 near Peytonsville

May 21, 2001 - Industry News

California Refineries Want Exemption from Rolling Blackouts

Hoping to prevent price spikes at the pump, the California Public Utilities Commission is allowing oil refineries to apply for protection from the state's rolling blackouts

May 21, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Prominent on NTSB Most Wanted List

The National Transportation Safety Board last week released its "Most Wanted Transportation Safety Improvements" for 2001. A third of the 12 items affect trucking

May 21, 2001 - Industry News

Coors To Evaluate GlobaWave Satellite Tracking

The Coors Brewing Co. of Golden, Colo., will evaluate the GlobalWave satellite communications system on trucks at its Anaheim, Calif., distribution facility

May 21, 2001 - Industry News

Freightquote.com Offers Same-Day, Intermodal Options

Web-based logistics service freightquote.com, Lenexa, Kan., has announced service enhancements, which will enable customers to select same-day deliveries for local shipments or intermodal service from the menu of shipping options presented

May 21, 2001 - Industry News

American Freightway Picks YOUrelate

FedEx-owned American Freightways, an LTL carrier based in Harrison, Ark., has selected YOUrelate to centralize customer dat

May 21, 2001 - Industry News

Comdata and Pegasus Raise Truckload Document Imaging Stakes

A new level of competition has emerged in the burgeoning business of truckload paperwork imaging and delivery

May 21, 2001 - Industry News

Inhofe Bill Addresses Heavy Vehicle Use Tax

U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced legislation to provide a pro-rated tax refund to truckers who sell their trucks but have already paid their annual heavy vehicle use tax

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