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September 20, 2000 - Industry News

Chancellor Expands Into E-Commerce

Chancellor Corp., Boston, has acquired rigfinder.com, which offers services such as used trucks and tractors for sale, prepaid legal, and financing

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September 20, 2000 - Industry News

OPEC Official Criticizes European Governments Over Fuel Taxes

An OPEC official blasted European governments Wednesday for imposing heavy taxes on oil products, saying they should be blamed for high fuel prices, not OPEC

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

Swedish Truckers Scale Back as Fuel Protests in Spain Continue

Truckers scaled back diesel price protest blockades at Sweden’s largest port cities yesterday when they face accusations of railway sabotage, while fuel protests continued in Spain

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

eFlatbed.com Partners With Web Copper Market

Specialized freight Web logistics site eflatbed.com has announced a partnership with eCopper.com, a new Internet market for buyers and sellers of copper and copper alloy products and services

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September 20, 2000 - Industry News

MyPeople Introduces Dispatch System

MyPeople Networks (www.mypeople.net), a startup communications company based in New Haven, Conn., has rolled out a suite of wireless applications for a number of industries, including transportation

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September 20, 2000 - Industry News

Orbcomm Chief Pledges Vantage Tracking Will Continue

Orcommm Global, the satellite company based in Dulles, Va., claims its Vantage Tracking Solutions subsidiary will continue to serve trucking customers despite a recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing

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September 20, 2000 - Industry News

More Wins for Muchlers at St. Ignace

Nearly 150 trucks graced the downtown waterfront of St. Ignace, Mich., last weekend for the fifth annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show

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September 20, 2000 - Industry News

Montana Travel Plaza Hosts State's Largest Blood Drive

Muralt's Travel Plaza, Missoula, Mont., hopes to again break records for truckstop blood drives this week as it joins more than 170 truckstops nationwide in the seventh annual Drive to Save Lives blood drive

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September 20, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Trash Haulers Could Face High Permit Prices

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge asked state legislators to approve his plan to crack down on trash haulers and make them register for operating permits that could cost up to $5,000

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September 20, 2000 - Industry News

Modine Receives Caterpillar EGR Program

Modine Manufacturing Co. has been chosen as a supplier for engine exhaust-gas-recirculation coolers for Caterpillar Inc

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September 20, 2000 - Industry News

Diesel Technology Forum Launches Web Site

The Diesel Technology Forum has established an informational web site at www.dieselforum.org.

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September 19, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star Shareholders Give Go-Ahead to Freightliner Deal

Western Star Trucks Holdings Ltd. shareholders have approved a $670 million takeover offer from Freightliner

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September 19, 2000 - Industry News

Top Economists See Truck Production Falloff

Truck production, which has already begun to slide steeply from the record highs posted in 1999, will get steadily worse throughout this year and next before flattening out. But that's not all bad, agreed the six economists and transportation experts who spoke at the Economic Outlook Conference sponsored by the National Truck Equipment Association in Dearborn, Mich., this week.

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September 19, 2000 - Industry News

Yellow Introduces Live Voice Contact Over the Internet

Big LTL carrier Yellow Freight has introduced live voice capability on its e-commerce Web site www.yellowfreight.com. The technology allows customers to listen and talk directly with a Yellow Freight customer service rep over the Internet connection

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September 19, 2000 - Industry News

NTE Offers One-Hour OK for Trial Members

The National Transportation Exchange is offering 60-day trial memberships to shippers and promises to process applications within one hour at its Web site, www.nte.net. The normal enrollment process occurs offline and generally takes a day or longer

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September 19, 2000 - Industry News

McQuaid Resigns From NPTC

John A. McQuaid has resigned as head of the National Private Truck Council, effective immediately

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September 19, 2000 - Industry News

Dana Lays Off 3,000 Production Workers

Light and heavy-duty truck part maker Dana Corp. is cutting 3,000 production jobs thanks to slow market demand and low profits

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September 19, 2000 - Industry News

Arsenault Debuts New Options and Remote Training Technique

Arsenault Associates (www.truckfleet.com), Atco, N.J., has released version 3.0 of its Dossier32 fleet maintenance software and introduced a new, remote training technology called "Shadowing.

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September 19, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Looks For A Partner in China

DaimlerChrysler has expressed an interested in teaming up with a Chinese truck maker to benefit from a fast-growing market for commercial vehicles, according to published reports

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September 19, 2000 - Industry News

Gore Accepts Teamster Endorsement

Vice President Al Gore accepted the endorsement of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters at the Teamsters Unity Conference Monday in Las Vegas

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September 19, 2000 - Industry News

Ohio Turnpike Finds Fast Food Popular

Drivers on the Ohio Turnpike aren't slowing down much to stop at the sit-down restaurants in the new travel plazas along the toll road. In fact, most of them are just looking for a quick bite to eat

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September 19, 2000 - Industry News

Overdue Fines Could Cost Operating Authority

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed new rules that would suspend motor carriers, brokers and freight forwarders that don’t pay civil penalties assessed by the agency

September 19, 2000 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Catalog Becomes a Dot-Com

Since it started in 1997, the Iowa 80 Catalog has been known as Iowa 80 Catalog. Now the company has renamed itself Iowa80.com

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September 19, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Protests Continue Around the Globe

The fuel price protests that have been sweeping across Europe continue to spread, with varying degrees of success

September 19, 2000 - Industry News

Drivers Are New Faces of E-Commerce

For-hire carrier drivers who deliver evenings, carry packages upstairs, hook up ovens and install new computers? That’s what some big Internet retailers are looking for and, to an extent at least, beginning to find. The possible new face of parcel and LTL transportation emerged during an e-commerce session at the fall meeting of NASSTRAC (National Small Shipment Traffic Conference) in Baltimore this week

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