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May 9, 2000 - Industry News

Penske Creates e-Business Group

Penske Truck Leasing, Reading, PA, has created a new e-business group to leverage its transportation and logistics expertise. The new unit will be set up to support e-commerce initiatives including home page, catalog and order taking

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May 9, 2000 - Industry News

Web Site Tackles Fulfillment Costs

Electronic Freight Exchange, El Dorado Hills, CA, has announced a strategic alliance with the Document Management Industries Assn. to promote EFXit!, the company's new Web-based multi-modal transportation management platform.

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May 8, 2000 - Industry News

Biodiesel Not As Clean, European Study Finds

Diesel fuel made from plants would cause more environmental damage than fossil fuel, according to a recent analysis conducted by the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO).

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May 8, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Set Strict Election Rules

The Teamsters union has adopted the rules that will govern its 2001 international elections -- the strictest ever adopted by an American union

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May 8, 2000 - Industry News

Transport for Christ Opens 25th Truckstop Chapel

Transport for Christ Sunday dedicated its 25th truckstop chapel, this one at the Sapp Bros. Travel Plaza in Commerce City, CO

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May 8, 2000 - Industry News

NC Starts Work On I-85

North Carolina has begun a resurfacing project along nearly 9 miles of Interstate 85 in Orange County

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May 8, 2000 - Industry News

Tracking Containers Helps Cut Waiting Times

Technology is being used to help truck drivers at one intermodal terminal avoid the long wait times that plague intermodal haulers across the country

Tags: Intermodal

May 8, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Refrigerated Meeting Set For July

The Truckload Carriers Assn.'s 17th annual Refrigerated Division meeting will be held July 12-14 in the Canadian Rockies of Banff, Alberta, at the Banff Centre for Conferences

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May 8, 2000 - Industry News

CF To Acquire Air Freight Forwarder

Consolidated Freightways has signed a letter of intent to purchase FirstAir, Inc., an airfreight forwarder based in St. Paul, MN

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May 8, 2000 - Industry News

Clyde Hart Tapped for Top Safety Post

Clyde J. Hart, Jr., the administrator of the Maritime Administration, is President Clinton’s choice as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, according to sources. Hart knows trucking from a legislative and regulatory perspective, having served as the senior Democratic lawyer for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation between 1994 and 1998. Before that, he spent 13 years at the Interstate Commerce Commission as a trial attorney and senior counsel

May 8, 2000 - Industry News

Brazilian Truckers End Strike

Striking truck drivers in Brazil went back to work Saturday, but warned that they would walk off the job again if the government doesn't follow through on its promises

May 8, 2000 - Industry News

Loads Available in Your Palm

Load matching in the palm of your hand. That's what NetTrans, an Internet load matching service, is offering for free -- more or less

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May 5, 2000 - Industry News

Mack's Gigou: Merger is Win-Win

Mack Trucks president Michel Gigou says the combination of Mack, RVI and Volvo will form a strong new company in which "1 + 1 + 1 equals more than 3." And he said Mack does not have plans to kill any future product development

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May 5, 2000 - Industry News

Dana Opens Truck Tech Center

Dana Corp.has opened a state-of-the-art technology center for heavy truck systems research and development

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May 5, 2000 - Industry News

Lung Assn., Clean Air Trust Attack Diesel Exhaust

After the American Lung Assn. failed to get the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal on EPA regulations of diesel exhaust, the group has teamed up with the Clean Air Trust to produce radio ads asking listeners to urge President Clinton to address diesel exhaust pollution

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May 5, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Crisis Forum Scheduled For Friday

The National Assn. of Small Trucking Companies is hosting a "fuel crisis forum" this Friday, May 12, at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville, TN

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May 5, 2000 - Industry News

Rules Author Speaks: The Thinking Behind The HOS Rules

The current proposal to revise the hours of service regulations probably is the most controversial undertaking in the history of truck safety rules. The demand for reform, which could not be denied, was based more on anecdotal

May 5, 2000 - Industry News

First Hours of Service Hearing Scheduled

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold its first hearing on the hours of service proposal May 31- June 1 in Washington, DC. More hearings will follow in Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Kansas City, MO, and the Springfield, MA/Hartford, CT, area. Dates will be announced soon, the agency said

May 5, 2000 - Industry News

Online Flatbed Service Launched

Efltabed.com, an Internet-based, on-line logistics service designed specifically to improve the efficiency of the flatbed shipping industry, was formally launched on May 4 at the North American Truck Show in Boston, MA

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May 4, 2000 - Industry News

Truck-Lite Buys UK Mirror and Lighting Firm

Lighting supplier Truck-Lite Co. has bought the assets of Raydyot Limited a large manufacturer of truck mirrors and lighting based in Birmingham, England

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May 4, 2000 - Industry News

Transit Group Launches Logistics Exchange

Transit Group, Inc. Atlanta, has launched a new B2B Internet portal to link agents, trucking companies and shippers. Transit Group president Philip A. Belyew said transitgroup.com allows buyers and sellers to know the supply and demand conditions

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May 4, 2000 - Industry News

NPTC Presents Fleet Safety Awards

The National Private Truck Council and Trailmobile presented Fleet Safety Awards to NPTC members with outstanding safety records at the recent NPTC 2000 Education and Management conference in Tampa, FL

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May 4, 2000 - Industry News

Comdata Acquires Cash Card Company

Comdata has acquired Stored Value Systems, a former subsidiary of National City Corp. Comdata acquired a majority interest in SVS in March of 1999, with the option to purchase the remainder of the company at a

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May 4, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Forms E-Commerce Division

FedEx Supply Chain Services, a third-party provider of integrated supply chain solutions, has created a new division named FedEx eLogistics to focus on providing businesses end-to-end electronic commerce logistics solutions

Tags: Fleets

May 4, 2000 - Industry News

Arnold Industries Has a Good Quarter

First quarter operating revenues rose 14% and net income increased 10% compared to the first quarter of 1999 for Arnold Industries, Lebanon, PA

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