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May 24, 2000 - Industry News

M.S. Carriers Opens Border Terminal

M.S. Carriers Inc. has announced the opening of its new $8 million Laredo, Texas, terminal, being dubbed the "largest trucking facility of its kind along the U.S. border with Mexico." The 65,000 square foot terminal facility is

Tags: Fleets

May 24, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Ground Expands Corporate Headquarters

FedEx Ground (formerly RPS) broke ground yesterday on a 156,000-square-foot addition to its corporate headquarters in Moon Township, PA. Construction is expected to be completed by late summer of 2001

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May 24, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Fatalities On the Rise in Iowa

Large trucks were involved in crashes that killed 108 people in Iowa last year, the worst truck death toll in 15 years.

Tags: Safety

May 24, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Dead, Three Injured in Toll Booth Crash

A tanker truck smashed into a Pennsylvania Turnpike toll booth Tuesday evening, engulfing a section of the toll plaza in flames. The driver of the truck died and three toll employees were injured

Tags: Safety

May 23, 2000 - Industry News

Cummins Takes Yahoo to Court

Cummins Engine Co. is taking legal action to have Internet giant, Yahoo, Inc., reveal the identities of individuals who allegedly posted sensitive company information on a computer bulletin board

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May 23, 2000 - Industry News

Trial to Focus on Driver Fatigue

Just as safety regulators are weighing new rules to restrict how many hours truckers can drive without resting, a civil suit against a New Jersey trucking company began Monday focusing prominently on that issue

Tags: Safety

May 23, 2000 - Industry News

Supreme Court to Review EPA Jurisdiction Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a federal appeals court ruling that blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from enforcing strict clean air standards adopted in 1997

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May 23, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Blockade Businesses in Australia

Australian truckers unhappy with long working hours and unsatisfactory pay conditions have been blockading businesses in the country's eastern city of Brisbane

May 23, 2000 - Industry News

Who's Accountable?

Recently, I was interviewed by a reporter representing a big city daily newspaper. She was new to truck safety and was working on a feature story. We sat in my office as I explained what the

Tags: Safety

May 23, 2000 - Industry News

OuterLink Selected by Power Co. Fleets

OuterLink Corp., of Concord, MA, announced that National Grid USA, which operates a number of New England electric companies, has purchased 120 satellite-tracking and instant messaging systems for their maintenance and customer service fleets

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May 23, 2000 - Industry News

NTE in Tech Magazine's Top 50

The National Transportation Exchange (NTE), of Downers Grove, IL, has been named one of the top 50 privately-held companies in America by Red Herring, a technology publication. In its June issue celebrating the world's 100 most

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May 23, 2000 - Industry News

Meritor Joins Covisint B2B Venture

Meritor Automotive Inc., of Troy, MI., has announced its intention to join the global Internet-based business-to-business communication system named Covisint being formed by automotive giants, including General Motors, Ford, DaimlerChrysler, Renault and Nissan.

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May 23, 2000 - Industry News

DAT Makes Mobile Load Matching Possible

DAT Services, Portland, OR, has announced a partnership with Sybergen Networks, Fremont, CA, which will allow users of DAT Partners to share load-matching information remotely, with trucks in the field, for example.

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May 23, 2000 - Industry News

New Hampshire to Begin Smoke Testing

New Hampshire state troopers will be performing roadside tests on trucks emitting visible emissions by early summer. The law that authorizes the testing and fines was enacted two years ago, but it took officials until now to figure out how to enforce it.

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May 23, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder To Offer New E-Commerce Service

Ryder System, Inc., Miami, FL, has introduced e-Channel Solutions to provide clients with an integrated end-to-end logistics service ideal for e-commerce businesses operating on the Internet. e-Channel will serve customers in business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) operations.

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May 23, 2000 - Industry News

Simon Declines Moyes Offer

Simon Transportation Services said yesterday that Richard D. Simon, chairman and chief executive officer, had rejected an offer made by Jerry Moyes to purchase shares of Simon Class A and Class B Common Stock at a price of $7.00 per share

Tags: Fleets

May 23, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Denies Vision Exemptions to 141 Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied the requests of 141 monocular drivers for exemptions from federal vision standards. The program, started in 1998, has some general guidelines for the exemptions which FMCSA says these applicants did not meet

May 23, 2000 - Industry News

Bordentown Winners Take Home Harleys

A spectacularly detailed dump truck and a fantasy-island combo shared Best of Show honors and won Harley-Davidson motorcycles at the Bordentown Petro’s second annual Truck Beauty Show competition May 20-21 in Bordentown, NJ

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May 23, 2000 - Industry News

PNV Matches Drivers, Fleets

PNV Inc. of Coral Springs, FL, has introduced a driver recruitment service to match drivers with trucking fleets. Called PNV JobFinder, the service is available through America Online and through PNV truckstop kiosks

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May 23, 2000 - Industry News

Mack Launches Real-Time Maintenance System

Mack Trucks Inc. has announced that Telenetics Corporation of Lake Forest, CA, will build its new wireless maintenance system, TruckLink. Telenetics has received an initial order for 1,000 TruckLink systems for immediate delivery

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May 23, 2000 - Industry News

Mack to Cut Production, Lay Off Workers

Mack Trucks says it plans to reduce truck and engine production at two of its plants effective Aug.14 following a three-week vacation shutdown

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May 22, 2000 - Industry News

New Safety Czar Supported

The appointment of Clyde J. Hart, Jr., the new acting chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has received broad industry support

May 22, 2000 - Industry News

Liles Withdraws Bid For KLLM

Refrigerated carrier KLLM Transport Services Inc. said Monday that the group headed by its Chief Executive Officer Jack Liles III has withdrawn its bid to acquire the company for $8.25 per share

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May 22, 2000 - Industry News

American Freightways Expands in Arizona

American Freightways plans to extend direct service to all points in Arizona by opening five customer centers in the state by mid-July

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May 22, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Honors 24 Contractors

Landstar System, Inc., recently honored 24 of its contractors as Roadstars at its annual convention in Miami, FL.

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