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January 9, 2001 - Industry News

Xpedx Opts for XATA

XATA Corp. of Burnsville, Minn., the on-board computer provider, has announced that paper distributor xpedx of Covington, Ky., will install XATA ONBOARD truck computers across its fleet of approximately 1,200 vehicles at 120 distribution centers over the next three years

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January 9, 2001 - Industry News

Corcentric to Provide Aftermarket e-Commerce Technology

Corcentric of McLean, Va., a provider of e-commerce technology, will operate an electronic trading community for the aftermarket buying group, AIM-CMB Marketing

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January 9, 2001 - Industry News

TruckersB2B Signs Peterbilt, Freightliner Dealers

TruckersB2B of Indianapolis, the web-based buying cooperative, has announced agreements with two major truck dealerships to provide discounts and rebates on purchases made through TruckersB2B. The first agreement is with Rush Enterprises, San Antonio, which operates the largest network of Peterbilt truck dealerships in North America and John Deere construction equipment dealerships in Texas and Michigan

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January 9, 2001 - Industry News

Diesel Vehicles Face Emission Tests in Massachusetts

Beginning the first of next month, diesel trucks and buses in Massachusetts will be forced to undergo the same state emission tests that have been required of passenger vehicles since October 1999

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January 9, 2001 - Industry News

Higher Overweight Fines Eyed in Maine

Legislative leaders in Maine are fighting Gov. Angus King's proposal to prop up the state Highway Fund with money collected from overall state taxes, and truckers may get the raw end of the deal

January 9, 2001 - Industry News

Speed Limit Bills Hit Legislative Roadblock in Kentucky

A number of bills to raise the speed limit in Kentucky will likely go nowhere

January 9, 2001 - Industry News

International Cuts Production at Springfield Plant

International Truck and Engine Corp.'s Springfield, Ohio, plant will halt production on one assembly line the weeks of Jan. 8 and Jan 22

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January 8, 2001 - Industry News

Dorsey Hires Liquidation Specialist

Dorsey Trailer has retained Equity Partners of Maryland to help find a buyer for the company or for its individual assets

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January 8, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo/Mitsubishi: More Speculation About Their Shaky Truck Deal

AB Volvo and Mitsubishi Motors may be talking only to each other, but speculation regarding the demise of their planned truck union has almost become routine fare in the business press

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January 8, 2001 - Industry News

Terion Acquires Orbcomm Software Unit

Mobile communications provider Terion, Inc., of Melbourne, Fla., has acquired Dolphin Software Services ULC of Dorval, Quebec, Canada

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January 8, 2001 - Industry News

Pennsylvania to Renumber Exits

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will convert exit numbers on interstates throughout the state from a sequential system to a mileage-based system beginning this spring

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January 8, 2001 - Industry News

Knight-Backed KNGT Logistics Becomes Concentrek

Concentrek Inc. is the new name for KNGT Logistics of Grand Rapids, Mich

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January 8, 2001 - Industry News

International Transit Changes Name to Florida Express Carriers

International Transit, the trucking subsidiary of Florida East Coast Industries, recently changed its name to Florida Express Carriers

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January 8, 2001 - Industry News

Nevada Looks Into Lowering Rigs' Speed Limits on Highways

A Nevada state assemblyman wants to reduce highway speed limits for trucks in his home state

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January 8, 2001 - Industry News

Canadian Study Tackles Trucker Fatigue

Canadian transportation groups hope a groundbreaking new study on trucker fatigue will not only save lives and reduce big rig collisions, but will also help solve the hours of service controversy north of the border

January 7, 2001 - Industry News

Cirillo: Younger Drivers, HOS, NAFTA, Technology, New Administrator on FMCSA Agenda

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will propose a pilot program to train selected 18-year-olds as truck drivers. In an interview on the progress and challenges of the FMCSA, Julie Anna Cirillo, acting assistant administrator, said the proposal still is under review but the agency intends to publish it soon for public comment. The program, suggested last year to the agency by the Truckload Carriers Association as a way to relieve the driver shortage

January 5, 2001 - Industry News

Study: Transportation a B2B Bottleneck

A Bellevue, Wash., software company claims that B2B commerce hits a bottleneck in the transportation sector

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January 5, 2001 - Industry News

I-70 Undergoes Facelift Between West Virginia and Washington, Pa.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is spending more than $7 million this year to repair broken concrete slabs and shoulders covering half of Interstate 70 between West Virginia and Washington, Pa

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January 5, 2001 - Industry News

Slater to Address Transportation Research Board

U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater today will deliver an address on the Clinton administration's transportation accomplishments and the challenges facing the new administration in transportation policy as he chairs a panel discussion at the 2001 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

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January 5, 2001 - Industry News

CF Opens New Terminals on Both Sides of Border

Consolidated Freightways is expanding long-haul operations and capabilities throughout its Mexico division with $17.0 million in new construction and upgraded terminals on both sides of the border

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January 5, 2001 - Industry News

Virginia DOT to Shut Down Parts of I-95 This Week

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced lane closures for this weekend on I-95 in Springfield

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January 5, 2001 - Industry News

UK Truckers Kick Off Another Round of Fuel Protests

Truckers frustrated with high fuel prices began another round of protests outside oil depots across Britain last week

January 4, 2001 - Industry News

Consolidated Freightways Rejoins ATA

The American Trucking Associations announcing that Consolidated Freightways, one of the largest less-than-truckload motor carriers in the U.S., will rejoin ATA

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January 4, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Expands Hotline to Include Consumer Complaints About Movers

Effective January 1, 2001, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration expanded the scope of its 24-hour toll-free driver hotline (1-888-DOT-SAFT) to let consumers notify the agency about movers who violate commercial regulations

January 4, 2001 - Industry News

EPA Approves Plan to Cut Smog in North Texas

The Environmental Protection Agency announced its approval last week of an air pollution plan for North Texas that will require more stringent smog tests for most vehicles and lower highway speed limits

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