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March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider Acquires Freight Payment Firm

Schneider Logistics, Green Bay, WI, has acquired the freight payment services of Tranzact Systems, Ltd., a freight payment business that processes in excess of $4 billion in payments annually.

Tags: Fleets

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway Upgrades LTL Software

Roadway Express, Akron, OH, has launched its new Windows-based, Web-enabled version of ExpressWORKS, its software for the less-than-truckload industry

Tags: Industry

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Unishippers to Manage Freight Online

Unishippers, a reseller of transportation services, has partnered with nPassage to provide their 300 franchises with a transaction-based service that will allow them to manage their heavy freight shipments over the Internet.

Tags: Industry

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

STB Tells Railroads to Take a Breather from Mergers

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board has told large railroads not to pursue further merger activities until it can come up with new rules governing merger proceedings. STB said it would take about 15 months to adopt new rules.

Tags: Intermodal

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Impaired Driver To Get Second Chance for Medical Waiver

A U.S. Court of Appeals has reversed the U.S. Department of Transportation’s decision to deny a vision waiver to a one-armed driver and ordered the agency to come up with a way to evaluate driving skills based on individual capabilities

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Haldex Expands Manufacturing And Warranty Centers

Haldex Brake Systems has announced a $12 million expansion of its Friction Product Center, located just outside of Montgomery, AL. The center produces friction material in both drum brake lining and disc brake pads for light,

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March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Associates Buys Trailer Rental Firm

Associates Rental Systems has purchased the heavy-duty trailer assets of Livco, Inc., a trailer rental company based in Morton Grove, IL.

Tags: Industry

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway Express Accused of Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission has accused Roadway Express Inc. of discrimination against blacks and women.

Tags: Fleets

March 16, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Return to Washington to Protest Fuel Prices

Many were called but few came to the second trucker protest against high fuel prices. Two owner-operator groups organized a followup convoy to Capitol Hill, following the event in February, but truckers were either too busy or

Tags: Industry

March 16, 2000 - Industry News

First Puerto Rican Drivers Arrive Next Week

The first group of new truck driving recruits from Puerto Rico is expected to arrive on the U.S. mainland next week.

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March 16, 2000 - Industry News

More Evidence on the Impact of Fatigue

Fatigue has been a hot issue for the trucking industry lately. Now, for the first time, researchers have been able to take a direct accounting of the mental toll exacted by a sleepless night, reports the

Tags: Safety

March 16, 2000 - Industry News

Paccar and Other OEMs Slow Production

Paccar divisions Kenworth and Peterbilt are the latest OEMs to cut back production in the face of declining Class 8 orders.

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March 16, 2000 - Industry News

Former Mack Workers Sue To Be Rehired

Twenty-four former Mack union workers have filed suit against the company seeking their former jobs and damages, according to an Allentown, PA, newspaper, The Morning Call.

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March 16, 2000 - Industry News

IRP Base State Question Now In Court

What's your base state? The International Registration Plan says it's the state where you maintain your principal place of business -- not the address of your licening bureau. Truckers Bookkeeping Service doesn’t agree, and has taken the issue to court.

March 16, 2000 - Industry News

New Leadership At NAST

The National Assn. of Show Trucks is making some organizational changes to help it deal with the organization's growth

Tags: Industry

March 16, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Boycott Houston Container Yard

A three-day boycott of a container yard at the Port of Houston’s Barbours Cut Terminal has received widespread support from the 1,000 - 1,500 truckers who serve the port

Tags: Intermodal

March 16, 2000 - Industry News

Maine Senate Approves Longer Rigs

A bill to allow longer rigs in Maine received preliminary approval in the Maine Senate this week. The bill, LD 2370, would allow tractor trailers to be up to four feet longer to accommodate trucks with larger sleepers

Tags: Industry

March 16, 2000 - Industry News

Johnson Matthey Intros Advanced Exhaust Treatment

Johnson Matthey has introduced a diesel exhaust aftertreatment system designed to make heavy duty diesel truck and bus engines as clean as those of the latest passenger cars.

Tags: Industry

March 16, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon Providing Free Highway Info Via Fax

Truckers can now get up-to-the-minute information on closures and traffic delays on Oregon state highways through the Oregon Department of Transportation's free QuickFax service

Tags: Highways

March 16, 2000 - Industry News

PNV Launches Wireless Network

PNV Inc. has launched "B" Connected, a national wireless network that will provide truck drivers with broadband access to the Internet.

Tags: Industry

March 16, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Has High Hopes For Medium Duty Business

Peterbilt intends to grow its market share this year, and is placing a particular emphasis on the medium duty truck segment. It has a number of new product initiatives and marketing programs coming, and with its new plant in Canada, it's positioned to sell over 10,000 medium duty models annually.

Tags: Industry

March 15, 2000 - Industry News

Insurance Rates Jump: Truckers Pay the Price For Bargain Years

The long period of relatively cheap insurance seems to be over. We’re hearing a few reports of price hikes as high 25-30% -- mainly for liability and workers’ compensation -- but the general consensus leans more toward 10-15%.

Tags: Economy

March 15, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Gets Clarification of OSHA Recording Rules

In response to a letter from the American Trucking Assn., the U.S. Occupational Health & Safety Administration has issued an interpretation on how employer should record driver injuries and determine incident rates

March 15, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Oppose Antitrust Immunity for Ship Lines

A Teamster official will testify against antitrust immunity for ship lines at a congressional hearing March 22

Tags: Industry

March 15, 2000 - Industry News

Local Pollution Officials Label Diesel a Major Cancer Risk

State and local pollution officials have branded diesel exhaust a major cancer risk and have asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to tighten standards on diesel emissions.

Tags: Industry

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