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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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April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Seven Regional Fleets Merge

Seven companies focused on intermodal trucking, regional truckload and related logistics services from across the U.S. will merge into RoadLink USA to form a national company with 50 service locations from coast-to-coast

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April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Equipment Financing Site Relaunched

CIT Equipment Financing, Livingston, NJ, has re-launched its web site, eFinance-it.com, an application for equipment buyers with a variety of finance and industry resource functions

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April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Burlington Raises Pay By 13%

Burlington Motor Carriers, Daleville, IN, has announced a new pay package for drivers which increases overall wages of longhaul company drivers up to 13 percent. Longhaul drivers who have 10 or more years of experience will

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April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Wisconsin Carriers Endorse PrePass

The Wisconsin Motor Carriers Assn. is officially endorsing PrePass, an electronic pre-clearance system for trucks on interstate highways. WMCA president Tom Howells said the association is backing PrePass because it is a turnkey system that can be

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April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Steel Hauler Has a Tough Message on Driver Pay

Steel hauler Steve Williams, president of Maverick Transportation in Little Rock, AR, has a bold solution for his driver shortage. At a time when other truckload fleets are talking about raising driver pay by a couple of

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April 22, 2000 - Industry News

Fleetscape.com, Not Fleetworks

Fleetworks.com is no more. But Fleetscape is alive, well and ready to fight the Internet battles to come. In March, Meritor and two partners announced the launch of Fleetworks.com, a parts exchange for the U.S. commercial medium-

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April 21, 2000 - Industry News

New Protest Form: Running Legal Logs

A grassroots group of truckers is promoting a campaign they're calling "Make May Matter," asking truck drivers to run scrupulously legal log books during May in a form of protest against what it views as intrusive

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April 21, 2000 - Industry News

Gore Meets With Teamsters President

Vice President Al Gore Friday had lunch with Teamsters President James P. Hoffa, who continues to withhold his union's endorsement

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April 21, 2000 - Industry News

Illinois Pushing Truckers To Use Electronic Tolls

Illinois is launching a campaign to get heavy trucks enrolled in the state tollway's I-PASS electronic toll collection system

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April 21, 2000 - Industry News

Gore Announces Green Truck Initiative

As part of Earth Day ceremonies on Friday, Vice President Al Gore announced a research partnership with many of the nation's largest heavy-duty engine and truck manufacturers to develop super fuel-efficient, low-emission engines

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April 21, 2000 - Industry News

Yellow Gets Good Start to 2000

"We're off to a good start in 2000," Bill Zollars, Yellow Corp. chairman, president and ceo said commenting on the LTL fleet's first quarter results. The company had net income of $10.5 million, compared with net income

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