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October 18, 2000 - Industry News

E-ZPass Comes to Delaware Memorial Bridge

E-ZPass will be coming to the Delaware Memorial Bridge, completing a continuous electronic toll collection network from Boston to Baltimore

Tags: Highways

October 18, 2000 - Industry News

OTS Offers Online Tax Demo

Operating Tax Systems, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, now offers an online demo of its RoadTax family of products on the company's Web site at www.ots.net.

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October 18, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics Signs Up French Electronics Maker

Schneider Logistics of Green Bay, Wis., announced it will provide global supply chain management for Thomson Multimedia of Boulogne-Cedex, France

Tags: Fleets

October 18, 2000 - Industry News

FreightPro.com Staffs Up

Internet-centered logistics system freightPro.com of Overland Park, Kan., has announced a number of staff appointments

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October 18, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Worldwide Continue the Battle for Lower Fuel Costs

Canadian truckers say no to a fuel surcharge deal that lacks guarantees, while truckers in Australia, Chile and Britain keep up the fight for lower fuel prices

October 18, 2000 - Industry News

@Road, Nextel Team to Create Versatile Fleet System

@Road of Fremont, Cal., an Internet-based mobile communications company, has announced an agreement with Nextel Communications of Reston, Va., to make @Road onboard computing and GPS location products available to users of the Nextel National Network

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October 18, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Gets Hazard Label for Diesel Fumes

An independent review board has agreed that the Environmental Protection Agency may label diesel exhaust a “likely human carcinogen.” The label may help EPA push its agenda, but industry experts say it does not tell the full story

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October 18, 2000 - Industry News

Bridgestone/Firestone Consolidates Operations

In the wake of the Ford/Firestone tire scandal, Bridgestone/Firestone, Nashville, Tenn., announced that it will immediately consolidate several of its business divisions into four new operating units

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October 18, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Debuts Fleet Products Web Site

Ryder System, Inc., Miami, Fla., has launched RyderFleetProducts.com, a web site to help fleet managers purchase fuel, lubricants and a wide range of parts and equipment used to maintain truck and automotive fleets.

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October 18, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite & Teamsters Mull Over Contract Issues

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Overnite Transportation got together last week in Washington, D.C., to discuss contract negotiations

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October 18, 2000 - Industry News

Spicer Offering High-Tech Training Program

Streaming audio and video are highlights of a new interactive training program being tested by Dana's Spicer Driveshaft Division

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October 18, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Announces More Layoffs at Nashville Plant

Another batch of employees at Peterbilt’s Nashville plant will lose their jobs this month when the company lays off more employees and cuts production on Oct. 30, according to Associated Press reports

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October 18, 2000 - Industry News

Speech Recognition Hits the Warehouse Floor

Warehouse workers soon may be talking to their computers

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October 17, 2000 - Industry News

PacLease Adds Phoenix Location

PACCAR Leasing Co., a full service truck rental and leasing company out of Bellevue, Wash., recently announced the addition of a new PacLease location in Phoenix

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October 17, 2000 - Industry News

High Fuel Costs May Hit Retailers Harder Than Consumers

Despite high fuel prices, retail prices and shipping fees paid by consumers are likely to remain pretty consistent this holiday season, largely because of the intense competition between Internet and traditional retailers. That's the prediction of a

Tags: Economy

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

DAT Takes Big Step Onto the Internet

Load-matching giant DAT Services (www.dat.com) has taken another major step onto the Internet with the launch of a Web-based version of DAT Partners

Tags: Industry

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers in Chile Kick Off Fuel Strike

Hundreds of trucks blocked traffic at key points on Chile's main highway in Santiago yesterday, marking the first day of a nationwide strike backing demands for a cut in fuel taxes

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

M.S. Carriers Targeted By Mexican Trucking Group

Canacar, Mexico’s National Trucking Association, has a bone to pick with Memphis-based M.S. Carriers

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Warned of Possible Insurance Scam in Alabama

The Alabama Department of Insurance is warning truckers about a suspected bogus insurance program being offered in the state

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October 17, 2000 - Industry News

GSA Freight Paperwork to Go Internet Next Year

The U.S. government’s General Service Administration has instructed transportation managers in the executive branch to replace paper bills of lading with electronic versions by Oct. 1, 2001

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October 17, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Shippers Agree to Pass on Surcharges

Ontario's major shippers and carriers have agreed to pass on fuel surcharges to independent truckers

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

New Regs for "Wet Lines" in the Works

Petroleum haulers may see a government proposal to eliminate so-called “wet lines” early next year. Wet lines are the external loading/unloading lines on tank trailers which, after pumping, may still contain fuel. The National Transportation Safety Board believes they’re dangerous. In 1997, NTSB investigated a crash in Yonkers, N.Y., in which a car collided with a tank trailer in the area of its fill line

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

Arkansas Truckers Want to Revamp Highway Commission

The Arkansas Trucking Association wants to propose a constitutional amendment to expand the state Highway Commission and require its members to be elected

Tags: Highways

October 16, 2000 - Industry News

More Road Closures for Mixing Bowl Construction

The Virginia Department of Transportation is continuing an extensive reconstruction project on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl" this week, and is shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange

Tags: Highways

October 16, 2000 - Industry News

Kinetic Joins Communications Race

Kinetic Computer Corp., Billerica, Mass., has jumped into the trucking communications sweepstakes, competing against the likes of Qualcomm, PeopleNet, Motient and Terion

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