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November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Associates Commits To Helping Cash-Strapped Operators

Truck finance concern The Associates says it has a big incentive to help cash-strapped customers hold onto their equipment as they face increasing cost pressures

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November 15, 2000 - Industry News

NATSO Proposes Unusual Truck Parking Solutions

NATSO yesterday issued a release with its suggestions for solving problems with shortages of truck parking in some areas. A new truck parking trust fund could pay for more parking spaces, said the association, which represents the truckstop and travel plaza industry. NATSO also proposed closing unneeded rest areas so money could be reallocated to areas where more parking is needed. Finally, the trade association urged government to remove barriers to private sector development

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November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Old Dominion Freight Line Plans to Move Headquarters

Old Dominion Freight Line, High Point, N.C., is planning to move its corporate headquarters to Thomasville, N.C., so its central office can have more space

Tags: Fleets

November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Louisiana Residents Miffed Over Planned Truckstop

Plans to build a 24-hour truckstop in Bossier Parish, La., have some area residents concerned about the possibilities of traffic congestion, noise pollution and all-night gambling

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November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Maine Turnpike Project Near Completion

The first major phase of the Maine Turnpike's $135 million widening is expected to be done by the end of December

Tags: Highways

November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Announces Plans to Cuts Costs

Swedish truck maker Volvo plans to cut costs after its merger with French Renault by cutting the number of suppliers

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November 15, 2000 - Industry News

GE, Freightwise Link on the Web

GE Capital and FreightWise have announced an agreement to offer each other’s services on their web sites

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November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Safeway Strike Expected to Last Through the Holidays

A Teamsters strike against Safeway’s main distributor in Northern California will more than likely continue through the holidays after the distributor rejected the union's latest contract proposal

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November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Texas Insurance Company Says Goodbye to Trucking

A Texas insurance company has bowed out of the trucking industry, claiming losses are just too high to keep insuring trucks

Tags: Economy

November 15, 2000 - Industry News

European Truckers Could Lose Fuel Tax Break by 2003

European truckers who won tax concessions through protests and blockades over high fuel taxes may have won only temporary relief

November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Continue Protest Despite Obstacles

Container traffic is returning to normal at the Port of Montreal as union officials vow to fight a law that declared the independent truckers' strike illegal

November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Prepaid Internet Access Debuts

Prepaid Internet access was launched this week by a company named Slingshot of Seattle, Wash. Like prepaid phone cards, Slingshot Internet access can be purchased in stores and used as needed

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November 14, 2000 - Industry News

NetTrans Load Matching Free at NetNearU Kiosks

Internet load-matching from NetTrans of Norcross, Ga., can now be accessed at NetNearU kiosks in more than 230 truckstops

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November 14, 2000 - Industry News

London Fuel Protests Didn’t Live Up to Expectations

A much-hyped fuel protest that was supposed to bring traffic in London to a halt and force Prime Minister Tony Blair to make further tax cuts turned into farce yesterday, according to Associated Press reports

November 14, 2000 - Industry News

Bumbling Around An International Motor Show

As a truck magazine editor, I attend a lot of truck shows throughout the country. Over time, I've learned techniques to get the most out of a show. I know the appropriate behavior and I know

November 14, 2000 - Industry News

A Visit To The Tokyo Motor Show

I had the good fortune to attend the recent 34th annual Tokyo Motor Show as part of a media tour to Japan, courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America. I visited the show, the world's largest,

November 14, 2000 - Industry News

BTS Schedules Seminars on Financial Reporting

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics will hold a series of half-day sessions in four cities to review financial reporting requirements

November 14, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Offers MyOvernite

Overnite Transportation, Richmond, Va., has joined the "my" crowd of big LTLs with personal web sites with names like MyRoadway, MyYellow and MyABF

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November 14, 2000 - Industry News

American Freightways to Offer New Shipper Software

American Freightways (www.arfw.com), the LTL carrier based in Harrison, Ark., will implement Shipmaster software from Synergistic Systems (www.syn-sys.com) of Neptune Beach, Fla

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November 14, 2000 - Industry News

Wiseway Opts for INTOUCH

Wiseway Motor Freight, Inc., a 136-vehicle fleet based in Hudson, Wis., will install the INTOUCH G2X mobile communications system from PeopleNet Communications (www.intouchavl.com) of Minneapolis

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November 14, 2000 - Industry News

GoFreight Acquires LoadsOnline

GoFreight.com, a transportation software company of Dallas, has acquired LoadsOnline.com, a web-based load matching service based in Durant, Okla. GoFreight.com plans to launch a transportation market based on instant messaging over the Internet.

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November 13, 2000 - Industry News

Business Interests Sue to Stop Ergonomics Rule

Business interests launched a court challenge intended to kill the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new ergonomics rule – and accused the Clinton administration of playing politics as its term comes to a close

November 13, 2000 - Industry News

Reforms At Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s new president has launched a far-reaching in-house reform project to rebuild trust and confidence in the Japanese company from customers, employees and the public. A key focus is on producing better quality vehicles

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November 13, 2000 - Industry News

OSHA Issues New Ergonomics Rule

A common complaint of truck drivers, backache, may come under government regulations with a sweeping new ergonomics standard from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The rules, which apply to all industries but construction, maritime, agriculture and

November 13, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Honors FedEx Safety Program

The American Trucking Associations recently honored a FedEx executive and his safety program

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