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June 26, 2000 - Industry News

HOS Hearing Ongoing in Connecticut

More than 100 truck drivers and other concerned parties turned up yesterday to testify at the U.S. Department of Transportation's public hearing on its hours of service proposal in Vernon, Conn

Tags: Events

June 26, 2000 - Industry News

Moyes Extends Another Offer for Simon Transportation

Jerry Moyes has issued another tender offer for all outstanding shares of Simon Transportation, a Salt Lake City, Utah-based truckload carrier, at $7 per share

Tags: Fleets

June 26, 2000 - Industry News

KLLM Purchase Looks Like Done Deal

KLLM's President and CEO and his partner have extended their offer to buy KLLM Transport Services through July 6, but the deal appears to be a sure thing and has gained regulatory approval from the Federal Trade Commission

Tags: Fleets

June 26, 2000 - Industry News

Traveling Smog Regs Hit Roadblock

A plan to reduce air pollution that drifts from the Midwest to the Northeast will soon be put into effect

Tags: Industry

June 26, 2000 - Industry News

Microanalytics Offers SimChain

Microanalytics (www.bestroutes.com) of Arlington, VA, is now offering SimChain supply chain simulation software

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June 26, 2000 - Industry News

Dillon Transport Chooses Fleet Advisor

Dillon Transport of McCook, Ill., has purchased the Fleet Advisor management system for its bulk asphalt fleet

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June 26, 2000 - Industry News

Freightquote.com Links with Capstan

Freightquote.com of Kansas City has announced a partnership with the Capstan Network for Global Logistics, Import and Export Execution (www.capstan.com) of San Francisco

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June 26, 2000 - Industry News

nPassage Adds Enhancements

Seattle-based nPassage has enhanced the web-based transportation management system that provides shipment tendering and tracking across modes at www.npassage.com.

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June 24, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Company Denies Discrimination

A lawyer for Central Distributing Co., Grand Junction, Colo., is disputing a job applicant's claim that he was refused a position as a truck driver because his religious beliefs bar him from cutting his ponytail

Tags: Industry

June 23, 2000 - Industry News

TMC/ATA: Another Unsavory Compromise

"McCormick blinked," is the way one veteran of the Washington association scene put it. He was referring to Walter McCormick, ATA president and CEO. Yesterday, the contentious struggle between American Trucking Associations and its "business enterprise"

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June 23, 2000 - Industry News

Yellow Announces Buyback

Yellow Corp., Overland Park, Ks., announced Friday that the company’s Board of Directors has authorized management to purchase Yellow common shares in the open market up to a limit of $25 million

Tags: Fleets

June 22, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star May be Takeover Target for Freightliner

Canada-based truck manufacturer Western Star announced Tuesday that it is in discussions with a third party for a possible merger opportunity

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June 22, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Affiliation Plan Rejected by ATA

The Executive Committee of American Trucking Associations yesterday voted down an alternative integration plan offered by the Truckload Carriers Association

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June 22, 2000 - Industry News

Hart Acknowledges Trucker Concerns About Hours of Service

In the face of strong criticism from Congress, Clyde Hart, acting chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, said the agency will be making significant changes in its proposed hours-of-service rules

June 22, 2000 - Industry News

New Used Truck Dealer Opening In Georgia

Truck Country, which operates 10 Freightliner dealerships in the Midwest, is opening a used-truck dealership in Mcdonough, Ga

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June 22, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Says Yes to Compromise Plan for TMC

In a unanimous vote yesterday, the Executive Committee of American Trucking Associations approved a plan removing barriers to membership in The Maintenance Council

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June 22, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Affiliation Plan Rejected by ATA

The Executive Committee of American Trucking Associations today voted down an alternative integration plan offered by the Truckload Carriers Association

Tags: Industry

June 22, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Approves TMC Membership Compromise

In a unanimous vote today, the Executive Committee of American Trucking Associations approved a plan removing barriers to membership in The Maintenance Council

Tags: Industry

June 22, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Lays Off 70 Employees

Slow truck sales and an overabundance of used tractors has forced Volvo Trucks to lay off 70 employees

Tags: Economy

June 22, 2000 - Industry News

UPS Expands Wireless Services

United Parcel Service will expand services to customers who use small wireless communications devices. Users of pocket computers like the Internet-capable Palm VII and WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) mobile phones will be able to calculate rates

Tags: Fleets

June 22, 2000 - Industry News

Temperature Control Comes to NTE

National Transportation Exchange (NTE) of Downers Grove, Ill., the Internet freight-matching service, has begun handling temperature controlled shipments, including freight that must be refrigerated or prevented from freezing. Previously, the electronic market pioneer had dealt only with dry freight

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June 22, 2000 - Industry News

FREIGHTlist.com to Debut

FREIGHTlist.com of Maryland Heights, Mo., will debut at the International Trucking Show in Las Vegas this week. The Internet-based service at www.freightlist.com will provide load matching plus other services to carriers and shippers

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June 22, 2000 - Industry News

Descarte Integrates with OmniExpress

Qualcomm, Inc., of San Diego and The Descartes Systems Group of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, have announced a join marketing agreement to allow integration of Descarte's dispatch and route optimization software with Qualcomm's newest mobile communications systems

Tags: Industry

June 22, 2000 - Industry News

Canamex Dream Still Alive

After spending a few years on the back burner, the concept of the Canamex highway corridor from Canada to Mexico is once again being considered as a possible reality, according to the Edmonton Sun

Tags: Highways

June 21, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Likely to Take Over Western Star

Heavy duty truck manufacturer Western Star announced Tuesday that it is in discussions with a third party for a possible merger opportunity

Tags: Fleets

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