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January 13, 2000 - Industry News

New Name Expected For RPS

FDX Corp, parent company of FedEx and RPS, is expected to announce plans to change the name of its Pittsburgh-based RPS package carrier to reflect the FedEx brand

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January 13, 2000 - Industry News

Intrenet Implements Satellite Tracking System

Flatbed truckload giant Intrenet, Milford, OH, is implementing a company-wide mobile satellite communications and freight tracking system

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January 13, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Finishing Standards Drafted

A draft of certification standards for company driver finishing programs has been released by the Professional Truck Driver Institute

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January 13, 2000 - Industry News

TCA To Study Driver Waiting Time

The problem of driver time wasted at loading docks will be addressed in a case study by the Truckload Carriers Assn., which has identified the issue as its highest priority this year

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January 13, 2000 - Industry News

Dana Restructures Fluid Systems Operations

Dana Corp. has combined most of its fluid systems operations into a new strategic busienss unit, the Fluid Systems Group

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January 13, 2000 - Industry News

Carriers Say They Need Distance-Based Education

A survey of members of the Truckload Carriers Assn. to assess interest in company training, especially distance-based learning, indicates that fleets seem very interested in the approach and are willing to invest in the necessary technology to take advantage

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January 12, 2000 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Testing EGR Engines For 2002

Significant work is under way at Detroit Diesel to prepare engines with exhaust gas recirculation systems for the 2002 model year

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January 12, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Union Says It's Ready To Police Itself

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa says it's time for the union to get out from the federal supervision it's been under for a decade

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January 12, 2000 - Industry News

FleetPride Announces E-Commerce Business Unit

FleetPride, Deerfield, IL, the nation's largest independent distributor of heavy-duty truck parts, today announced the formation of an e-commerce business initiative

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January 12, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Looking for Storm Water Data

The American Trucking Assns.' Environmental Affairs Dept. is looking for information regarding compliance costs of storm water permit requirements

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January 12, 2000 - Industry News

Nissan Diesel To Announce Restructuring

Nissan Motor Co. says it will announce a restructuring plan for its struggling Nissan Diesel Motor Co. by the end of January

January 12, 2000 - Industry News

Logistics.com Offers Internet Communications, Freight Trading

Logistics.com promises to open "a new era of freight transportation" by combining Internet technology with logistics expertise

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January 12, 2000 - Industry News

Excel Drops "Logistics" From Its Name

Excel Logistics is now simply "Excel.

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January 12, 2000 - Industry News

Crete Carrier Signs Agreement to Offer PNV To Drivers

Crete Carrier Corp., Lincoln, NE, has signed an agreement with PNV Inc. to offer its drivers Park 'N View "in-cab" telecommunications, cable TV and Internet access

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January 12, 2000 - Industry News

French Truck Owners Call Off Blockades

French truck company owners called off their protests against a shorter working week today after blockading highways and stranding thousands of foreign truckers at French borders for two days

January 12, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Hold Rallies At Overnite Locations

The Teamsters union is holding three dozen rallies around the country today for striking workers at Overnite Transportation, which the union has been staging an unfair labor practices strike against since Oct. 24

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January 12, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Officers Support ATA Integration

A controversial restructuring plan at the trucking industry’s largest trade association got a boost this week as leaders from the truckload segment decided to recommend a “yes” vote. Just how much of a boost it was is not yet clear

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January 12, 2000 - Industry News

Bluetooth: The Wireless Dream?

Bluetooth is not a dental problem. In fact, it could be good news for the trucking industry. It's a hardware/software specification -- a standard, if you will -- for wireless communication between and among computers and the

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January 11, 2000 - Industry News

Freight To Grow In Five Regions

Population shifts are expected to lead to growth in freight movement in five regions of the country

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January 11, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Offers "No Exposure" Stormwater Runoff Permit Exclusion

Starting Feb. 7, trucking companies subject to federal storm water runoff permit rules may be able to get an exclusion

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Dealer Wins Arbitration

Freightliner Corp. has been ordered to pay $819,550 to a Lincoln, NE, truck dealership after an arbitrator ruled the Portland, OR-based manufacturer had "breached an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

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January 11, 2000 - Industry News

Air Pollution Study To Analyze Contaminant Combinations

The federal government is joining with engine manufacturers, trucking associations and others to fund a study to look at how different air pollutants work together to affect public health

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January 11, 2000 - Industry News

Isuzu Reports Record Commercial Vehicle Sales

American Isuzu Motors reports that 1999 saw the best commercial vehicle retail sales in the company's history

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January 11, 2000 - Industry News

Controller Dismissed At Asche For Embezzling

Asche Transportation Services, Shannon, IL, has dismissed the controller at subsidiary Asche Transfer after the controller apparently misstated financial reports and allegedly stole more than $60,000

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January 11, 2000 - Industry News

Canada Dealing With Used-Truck Glut

The continuing strong levels of new-truck sales in Canada (28,170 Class 8 tractors in 1999 through November, up 5.4% compared to the similarly red-hot pace of 1998) has triggered an upsurge in increasingly younger trade-ins - and a drop in trade-in allowances for certain common models

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