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March 14, 2001 - Industry News

A Silver Lining in Trucking's Dark Cloud

This time last year many trucking companies had a yard full of idle trucks, not because they didn’t have ample freight, but because they couldn’t find enough drivers. Today, those trucks are back on the road

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March 14, 2001 - Industry News

Tennessee Truck Safety Program Gets Federal Attention

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sent its top officials to Tennessee this week to learn more about how that state safety program is successfully cutting truck-related fatalities.

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Cadec Introduces Powerful Onboard Computer

Cadec Corp. of Londonderry, N.H., has released the Mobius TTS – what Cadec calls the most powerful onboard computer available

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Kentucky Bans Trucks from U.S. 119

News that trucks were involved in most of the wrecks on Pine Mountain in Kentucky since 1996 has prompted the state to ban trucks from U.S. 119

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Illinois Bridge Closed to Trucks

Cracks and corrosion in and on support beams of the McKinley Bridge near Venice, Ill., mean truck drivers will have to find another route

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics Partners With Vitria

Schneider Logistics of Green Bay, Wisc., has announced a strategic relationship with Vitria Technology of Sunnyvale, Calif., providers of BusinessWare business process systems

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Men Rule In Dangerous Driving

Although anecdotal evidence may suggest that women have caught up with, or possibly surpassed, men where dangerous driving is concerned, a new study makes it clear that, when it comes to behaving dumbly on the road,

Tags: Safety

March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Connecticut Study Affirms Truck Parking Shortage

A study released earlier this month by the Connecticut Department of Transportation says the state needs almost 1,200 more spaces to accommodate commercial truck traffic

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Software Helps With HazMat Shipments

RegScan Inc., of Williamsport, Pa., offers new software that helps truckers avoid hazardous materials violations

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Nexterna Launches Vehicle Tracking Software

Nexterna, Inc. of Omaha, Neb., has released OptiTrac 3.0 location tracking software incorporating street address detail

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

EPA Calls For Further Testing of New Fuel

Trucking companies anxious to get their hands on an innovative new diesel and water blend alternative fuel may have to wait until standard tests are done by the Environmental Protection Agency

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Kentucky Underride Guard Bill Dies

The Kentucky Senate adjourned early last week, effectively killed a House bill aimed at forcing big trucks off the road if they are not equipped with rear underride guards

March 13, 2001 - Industry News

New Mexico Moves to Lower Truck Speed Limit

The New Mexico Senate passed a bill last week that would lower the speed limit for heavy vehicles on that state’s highways

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Dealers Focus More On Customer Satisfaction

Selling trucks has always been a relationship-oriented, “touchy, feely thing.” But dealers are placing an increased emphasis on measurin

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March 12, 2001 - Industry News

Moving To Rail Won't Clean Air, Study Says

A new study published last month shows that groups calling for increased use of rail as a way to protect the environment are off track

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March 12, 2001 - Industry News

Conference to Address Safety and Loss Issues

The Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council of the American Trucking Associations will hold its 2001 Security Forum at the Adams Mark Hotel, Memphis, Tenn., June 4-5

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March 12, 2001 - Industry News

World's Largest Truck Convoy To Be Attempted

A Florida's sheriff's office is attempting to organize the world's largest truck convoy

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March 12, 2001 - Industry News

England renovates driver training center

Salt Lake City-based C.R. England recently opened its renovated Spartanburg Driver Training Cente

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March 12, 2001 - Industry News

USFreightways suffers first-quarter slump

First-quarter profits will be off the analysts’ mark, say officials at USFreightways Corp., which also announced Friday plans for significant job cuts

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March 12, 2001 - Industry News

Profit Tools Introduces Residential Delivery Software

Trucking software developer Profit Tools, Inc., Newmarket, N.H., has released a new package of applications tailored for residential deliveries

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March 12, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Makes Haldex Long-Stroke Brakes Standard

Freightliner has made Haldex's long-stroke brake chambers standard on its Century and Sterling models

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March 12, 2001 - Industry News

Alabama Motor Express Opts for Netwise From IDSC

Truckload carrier Alabama Motor Express of Ashford, Ala., has selected decision support software products Netwise and Netwise 400 from Integrated Decision Support Corp.

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March 12, 2001 - Industry News

Smithway Goes with TripPak Online

Smithway Motor Xpress Corp. of Fort Dodge, Iowa, has signed a multi-year agreement with TripPak Online, document management services

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March 12, 2001 - Industry News

NTE Signs Up Covenant Transport

Internet transportation market maker NTE announced that Covenant Transport, Chattanooga, Tenn., has joined as an NTE carrier member

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March 12, 2001 - Industry News

McLeod and OTS Offer Fuel Tax Reporting

McLeod Software, Birmingham, Ala., and Operating Tax Specialists Inc. (OTS), of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, have created a fuel-tax compliance system for paperless fuel tax reporting

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