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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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June 21, 2000 - Industry News

Latest Version of Prophesy's FleetTrax Debuts

Prophesy Transportation Software recently unveiled its FleetTrax Version 2.3 fleet maintenance software package, designed to track parts, warranties and maintenance schedules

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June 21, 2000 - Industry News

MobileCast Wireless Adds GroceryWorks.com To List of Satisfied Customers

UPS's Roadnet Technologies recently announced that one of its customers, GroceryWorks.com out of Dallas, has expanded its use of MobileCast wireless delivery management system. Roadnet Technologies specializes in packaged and customizable tools that enable e-businesses

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June 21, 2000 - Industry News

Great Race Refuels At Iowa 80 Truckstop

This year's History Channel Great Race made a stop in Walcott, Iowa, to refuel at Iowa 80 Truckstop. Racers were given free gasoline, courtesy of Iowa 80 Truckstop and its sister corporation CAT Scale Company

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June 21, 2000 - Industry News

TradeOut Sells GE Capital Assets

TradeOut, a B2B Internet marketplace based in Valhalla, N.Y., has completed the sale of $1.1 million of GE Capital assets from the Genstar division

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June 21, 2000 - Industry News

Hours of Service Hearing in Atlanta Tomorrow, Friday

The next-to-last in the federal government's series of public hearings on the hours of service proposal will be held Thursday and Friday in Atlanta

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June 21, 2000 - Industry News

Traffic Flow Disrupted By I-80 Reconstruction in PA

Traffic using the I-80 and I-180 interchange near Milton, Pa., will encounter traffic pattern disruptions as PennDot continues the highway improvement project in the area

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June 21, 2000 - Industry News

Bad News Hits Teamsters Twice

Teamster President James Hoffa's very public campaign to rid the union of federal oversight took it on the chin this month

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June 21, 2000 - Industry News

New Competition From Trains?

Although far behind, it seems the railroad industry may soon challenge truckers in the science of hauling freight. The Wall Street Journal recently published an article focusing on E. Hunter Harrison and his discovery of an

Tags: Intermodal

June 21, 2000 - Industry News

AB Volvo CEO Johansson "Bullish" About Volvo/RVI/Mack Merger

AB Volvo’s dynamic young CEO Leif Johansson visited Mack Truck’s corporate headquarters in Allentown yesterday to see what he bought in Volvo’s acquisition of Renault VI’s truck business which included Mack Trucks

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