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April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Paccar Shines in First Quarter, Hints At Acquisitions

Paccar did well in the first quarter, posting record sales and earnings, but is looking at possible acquisitions to solidify its position in the world truck market

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April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Smart Tags Get New Owner

A promising supply chain technology called Intellitag is about to change hands. TransCore, Inc. announced plans to acquire Amtech Transportation Systems from UNOVA Inc. Amtech includes Intermec Technologies which owns the promising RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)

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April 25, 2000 - Industry News

P.A.M. Transportation Has Solid Quarter

P.A.M. Transportation Services, Tonitown, AR, has reported net income of $2.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2000, compared to net income of $2.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 1999. Revenues for the

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April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite In The Black For First Quarter

Despite an ongoing Teamster protest, Overnite Transportation Co., Richmond, VA, was in the black in the first quarter

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April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Knight Income Rises, Despite Fuel Prices

Knight Transportation Inc., Phoenix, AZ had higher income for the first quarter, despite higher fuel prices. The fleet reported operating revenue of $43.6 million, up 30 percent from $33.5 million for the same quarter of 1999.

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April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Old Dominion Earnings Drop Slightly

Earnings at Old Dominion Freight Line, High Point, NC dropped slightly in the first quarter

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April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Industry Reacts to Hours of Service Proposal

Industry associations and safety groups all reacted negatively to the new hours of service rules proposed yesterday by the Dept. of Transportation. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates the rule will cost $3.4 billion

April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo-Renault Deal Good For U.S., Says Gustafson

After seven years of on-again, off-again talks and much speculation, Volvo and Mack will become one by the end of the year. The combined companies will form the world's second-largest truck make

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April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Software Aids Small Fleets

Omni Communications, LLC. of Sheboygan, WI, has released Profit Per Mile 2000, software that helps small fleets and owner operators track trip information, income, expenses and more. The product's data base structure provides a wealth of

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April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Top Dealers See Lots of Challenges Ahead

The demand for new trucks may be slowing but it’s the used truck market that worries many of the country’s top dealers. It could be a “catastrophe, an absolute train wreck,” warns James Coles, president of

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April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo To Acquire Renault's Truck Operations

The parent of Volvo Trucks North America, AB Volvo, and the parent of Mack Trucks, Renault have agreed to merge truck operations and create the world’s second-largest truck maker

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April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Nominees Sought For Used Truck Awards

Nominations are being sought for the Marvin F. Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award which recognizes individuals who have made numerous and significant contributions to the used truck industry. The award is sponsored by the Used Truck Association (UTA),

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April 24, 2000 - Industry News

American Mobile Now Motient

American Mobile Satellite Corp. is the latest trucking communications provider to go through a name change. Effective today, Motient Corp. is the new name for the company. "We have clearly moved beyond our initial role as a satellite service provider," said Gary M. Parsons, Motient chairman

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April 24, 2000 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Gets Big Wal-Mart Contract

J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. has contracted with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to run truckload, rail and fleet service for 31 Wal-Mart distribution centers nationwide.

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April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Buying Portal is Funded

FuelQuest, Inc., Houston, TX, has finalized funding for FuelQuest.com, a new e-commerce portal for petroleum marketing. FuelQuest will serve 10,000 independent petroleum marketers who distribute 50 to 70 percent of petroleum products in the U.S. By partnering with

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April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Online Tire Exchange Debuts

TrucktireXchange.com has debuted on the web, offering to streamline the process of locating, purchasing and selling new and retread truck tires. The business-to-business e-commerce site is intended to help some 4,500 independent tire dealers and more

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April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Hours of Service Rules Due Today

The Department of Transportation is proposing changes to the hours of service rules that will fundamentally alter trucking’s safety and operational practices. Public announcement of the long-awaited proposal is scheduled for this afternoon. Based on information from a variety of sources in government and the truck and bus industry, truckinginfo.com prepared an outline of what the proposal contains

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Cargo Theft: Mexico Makes U.S. Problems Seem Trivial

Cargo theft has been a rising problem in the United States, but if you think we've got it bad, you should try trucking in Mexico. A recent report in The Houston Chronicle takes a look at the

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Asphalt is Hottest "Green" Commodity

What's recycled the most? Most people would guess newspapers and beverage containers, but the most widely recycled product in terms of both percentage and tonnage is actually asphalt pavement. A report from the former Federal Highway Administration

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April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Make Union Pacific Meeting Lively

Representatives from the Teamsters union livened up Union Pacific's annual shareholders meeting Friday in Salt Lake City with questions and allegation about UP subsidiary Overnite Transportation

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April 24, 2000 - Industry News

ALK Enhances PC Miler Product

ALK Associates, Princeton, NJ, has released the PC Miler 14 product line, an enhanced version of its routing, mileage, and mapping software products.

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April 24, 2000 - Industry News

TransportCentral.com Targets June Launch

WebTransport, Dallas, TX is beta-testing an online trading exchange targeted at small-to-mid-sized carriers and shippers which is expected to go live in June.

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April 24, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Shuts Down Small Fleet In Iowa

Federal regulators have shut down a 10-truck refrigerated carrier in Clear Lake, IA, as an "imminent hazard to the public.

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April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Michigan Troopers Testing Fatigue Detection Device

Michigan State Police are testing a new device called EyeCheck which is intended to detect fatigue by measuring how a driver's eyes respond to light

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April 24, 2000 - Industry News

New York May Drop Rest Area Time Restrictions

The state of New York is proposing to waive the current three-hour limit on nighttime parking at its rest stops so truckers can get much-needed sleep

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