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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

DAT Intros Freight Matching Software For Windows

DAT Services has unveiled DAT Connect for Windows, a Windows-based version of its freight matching software. DAT Connect provides faster reaction and enhanced access speed to available loads while eliminating line drops and bad connections with DAT

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

HELP Offers New Pricing Plans

Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate (HELP) has approved a new pricing schedule that would benefit a range of fleets using the weigh station bypass service. Plans include: • Plan I (Capped Pay-Per-Pass) is 99¢ per truck for

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cadec To Develop Fleet Management System

Cadec Systems Inc. has signed a licensing agreement with Canadian Marconi Corp. for exclusive rights to develop and market a fleet management system. The system will build a platform on SmartPower, which consists of electronic controls, software

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Software Aids Log Compliance Efforts

Transport Software has developed the Driver’s Daily Log Tracker, designed to save time on log compliance efforts. The application makes no attempt to audit logs, but acts as an input and storage device for log auditors.

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Computers Provide Interface To Truck Engine Data

FieldWorks has enhanced its FW5000 Series of notebook computers to include a standard hardware interface to all diesel truck engines from such manufacturers as Navistar, Caterpillar, Cummins Engine Co. and Detroit Diesel. Servicing dealers can now

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

AAA Map Software Simplifies Travel Planning

The AAA Map ’n Go 3.0 software is a comprehensive CD-ROM that can be used to plan business or personal trips. The software features more than 76,000 services available at Interstate exits, detailed road maps for

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Logistics Support Software Aids Route Management

The Lightstone Group has developed a routing and scheduling software program which helps businesses maximize the time- and cost-efficiency of resources such as drivers and vehicles. Lightstone’s Resources In Motion Management System (RIMMS) allows users to custom

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TIP Software Transfers Fleet Data Faster

TIP (Transport International Pool) has released an upgraded version of its Business Partners Program featuring an expanded internal database of trailer fleet information. The original program consisted of Trailer Availability Manager, Rental Activity Manager and INtermodal Asset

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cummins Information Systems Offer Extended Customer Support

Cummins Engine Co. has introduced two new information systems — RoadRelay 3.2 with InRoads 3.2 and Inform 2.0. RoadRelay features in-cab software, a new version of InRoads office reporting software and an upgrade to the RoadRelay reprogramming

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Benchmarking Database Helps Control Fleet Expenses

FleetAnalyzer is an electronic benchmarking database designed to help fleets reduce maintenance costs and increase productivity. Tool electronically extracts data from fleet management systems and pools data into an industry-wide database. Users can use a PC application

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Enhances Vehicle Maintenance Software

Freightliner Corp. has enhanced its Fleet Assistant AS/400 vehicle maintenance software with an Enroute Road Repair module that permits tracking of truck repair costs while the vehicle is on the road. The new module is designed to

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Mobile Manifest Software Available

Geotek Communications has introduced Mobile Manifest software, designed to track and implement all aspects of fleet management. Software helps fleets managers assign jobs, talk to drivers in real time and check vehicle status and location by

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Synergistic Systems Releases Updated Cross Dock Tracking System

Synergistic Systems offers Version 2.0 of its Synergy Cross Dock Tracking System designed for less-than-truckload carriers. The Windows95-based system tracks shipments from arrival at the terminal to loading and closing the outbound trailer. Synergy connects to mobile

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

MessageXpress Creates Yard Management Service

YardMan 1, a turn-key, radio frequency identification yard management system, is designed for companies with fleet and yard/terminal operations. The system, which includes hardware and software, monitors gated or open yards and can be operated independently or

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

System Verifies Load Weights

The SkidWeigh Plus System is designed for weight verification of loads handled by a variety of vehicles and equipment. The unit is said to be ten instruments in one with the capability to register load weight for

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ambest Installs New Poster Displays

Ambest truckstops are now providing information to drivers and travelers through a poster network from Newport Communications. Created especially for Ambest, the posters feature information about Ambest promotions and services such as Ambucks, PMBest and Freedom Warranty.

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

USF Holland Drivers Take Top Safety Honors

USF Holland’s linehaul drivers have won first place in the 1997 American Trucking Assn. National Truck Safety Contest. The Holland, MI-based carrier competed in the General Commodities Less-Than-Truckload Linehaul competition for carriers driving more than 100 million

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cat Scale To Award New Freightliner

Cat Scale’s Weigh To Win sweepstakes is underway. Drivers weighing on a Cat Scale will receive a chance to win a 1998 Freightliner Classic XL along with a game piece for such instant-win prizes as watches, caps,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Speed Limits To Change With The Weather In Seattle

Truckers driving on Interstate 90 across Snoqualmie Pass near Seattle now have help in determining how fast they can drive when it’s snowing. It’s called Travel Aid, an intelligent transportation system designed to improve safety and reduce

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Major conference on truck sizes and weights

A major international conference on truck sizes and weights and dimensions will be held in Australia. The fifth International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Weights and Dimensions is scheduled for Twin Waters Resort, Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia, from

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Truck/Trailer Auction To Be Held Dec. 16-17 Via Video Link

On Dec. 16-17, industrial/truck auctioneer Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will hold what it calls the first-ever video-link auction, with simultaneous participation from three cities. Ritchie Bros. also claims the unreserved (no minimum selling prices) auction, to be held

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cumbie and Grant Named Contractors of The Year

Cart and Fleetline have announced George Cumbie and Thomas Grant as the Contractors of the Year. Cumbie was named as Fleetline’s 1996 Contractor of the Year. In 1993, Cumbie contracted with Fleetline and has a perfect on-time

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Roberts Express Names Contractors of the Year

Roberts Express has announced the 1996 Safety Contractors of the Year. The 20 best of 1,400 contractors are honored for safe driving and customer service. The winners represent vehicles ranging from mini-vans to tractors. The 1996 Safety

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Sharpe Honored By McCammon Trucking

David L. Sharpe from Montpelier, IN, was honored for driving more than 2.5 million accident-free miles. Sharpe has driven for McCammon Trucking of Hartford City, IN, for 24 years. Darrell McCammon, owner of McCammon Trucking said, "Dave

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Mississippi Joins HELP

Mississippi has become the 12th state to join Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate (HELP) and will become the first Southern state to offer its PrePass weigh station bypass service. The state believes the service will create more

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