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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

Tags: Fleets

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

Tags: Industry

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

Tags: Industry

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

Tags: Industry

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

Tags: Fleets

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

Tags: Industry

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

Tags: Fleets

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

Tags: Industry

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

Tags: Economy

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

Tags: Events

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

Tags: Highways

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

Tags: Industry

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

Tags: Economy

June 20, 2000 - Industry News

TCA May Give ATA $500,000 to Fight HOS Proposal

The Board of Directors of the Truckload Carriers Assn. yesterday voted down an already deficit budget in order to allocate $500,000 to help the American Trucking Assns. fight DOT's hours of service proposal. During a board meeting

Tags: Industry

June 20, 2000 - Industry News

Repairs May Cause Delays on Arkansas Bridge

State highway officials say it may take a month to repair an overpass leading from Interstate 40 toward the Fort Smith, Ark., area after a tractor-trailer accident damaged the bridge on Monday

Tags: Highways

June 20, 2000 - Industry News

Chicago Rawhide Offers Wheel-End Manual

Chicago Rawhide recently published its Trouble-Free Operation (TFO) User's Manual, aimed at heavy duty truck maintenance staff

Tags: Industry

June 20, 2000 - Industry News

Safety Advocates Voice Concerns Over HOS Rules

U.S. senators, safety advocacy groups, and victims and survivors of fatigue-related truck crashes yesterday appealed to the U.S. Department of Transportation to modify the new proposed hours of service rules

Tags: Safety

June 20, 2000 - Industry News

Low Sulfur Diesel Does Well in BP Amoco Tests

Initial testing of BP Amoco's new ultra low sulfur diesel fuel shows dramatic decreases in soot, hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide, reducing air emission levels by more than 90 percent when teamed with catalytic exhaust filters

Tags: Industry

June 19, 2000 - Industry News

Hours of Service Hearing Starts in Indianapolis

The fifth in a series of public hearings on the federal government's hours of service proposal gets under way today in Indianapolis

June 19, 2000 - Industry News

RoadCheck Effort Inspects More Trucks Than Ever

More than 43,000 trucks and buses were inspected during the 72-hour International Roadcheck 2000 June 6-8, over 4,000 more than last year

Tags: Safety

June 19, 2000 - Industry News

Diesel Forum, International Support EPA Proposal

The Diesel Technology Forum and International Truck and Engine Corp. testified in favor of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed emissions and low-sulfur fuel regulations during the first of a series of public hearings yesterday in New York

Tags: Industry

June 19, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Fleet Tests "Clean Air" Technology

A Canadian trucking fleet and technology company have joined forces to field test five engine and truck specific systems using "clean air" technology

Tags: Industry

June 19, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way NOW Expands to West Coast

Con-Way NOW, a Palo Alto, Ca.-based freight carrier specializing in emergency and express service, has expanded its service coverage area into the western United States

Tags: Fleets

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