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April 27, 2000 - Industry News

@Track Forms Alliance With Lockheed Martin

@Track Communications, Inc., formerly HighwayMaster, has announced a strategic alliance with Lockheed Martin Integrated Business Solutions (IBS). Lockheed Martin, will leverage its historic strengths in systems engineering, back-office integration and project management in this new alliance. "We

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April 27, 2000 - Industry News

Safety of New Arizona Speed Limit Questioned

Drivers and fleet owners are questioning the safety of a new speed limit and lane restriction which will soon go into effect on Arizona highways

Tags: Safety

April 27, 2000 - Industry News

CF Employees Can't Sue, Judge Rules

Installing hidden cameras and microphones in a truck terminal restroom may be a crime but isn't grounds for a lawsuit by unionized employees against Consolidated Freightways, a federal appeals court has ruled.

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April 27, 2000 - Industry News

New Hampshire Eliminates Connecticut River Toll

Truckers crossing the Connecticut River between Springfield, VT. and Charlestown, NH won't have to pay toll anymore, beginning this summer. New Hampshire Gov. Jeanne Shaheen signed into law Friday the abolition of the toll over the

Tags: Highways

April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Dick Simon Joins Green Light

Dick Simon Trucking, West Valley City, UT, is equipping more than 1,600 of its fleet with Oregon Green Light transponders. The units are designed to allow trucks to identify themselves and weigh using sensors and scales

Tags: Safety

April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Announces Driving Champions

Landstar owner-operator John Lohman of Nortonville, KY, has earned the title of Landstar 2000 regional Safe Truck Driving Champion. Lohman and second and third place winners Joyce and Jerry Vassar, will go on to compete in

Tags: Safety

April 26, 2000 - Industry News

LeanLogistics Launches Freight Exchange

LeanLogistics.com, Holland, MI, has launched a new Internet freight exchange designed to provide shippers and carriers with a neutral, real-time environment for bidding on and buying freight services. Through the site, manufacturers will reportedly be able

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April 26, 2000 - Industry News

USA Truck Takes First Quarter Hit

USA Truck, Inc., Van Buren, AR, suffered a first quarter loss it says was due largely to high fuel prices. The truckload fleet had record operating revenues of $55.1 million, up 52.3% from $36.2 million for

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April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Transport Corp. Posts Record Revenues, Lower Income

Transport Corporation of America, Minneapolis, has announced record revenues for the first quarter 2000 of $72.2 million, representing a 7.5 percent increase over 1999 first quarter revenues of $67.1 million. First quarter net income, prior to

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April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Pennzoil Seals Deal With TruckersCo-op.com

Pennzoil Long-Life Heavy Duty Engine Oil has signed an agreement with TruckersCo-op.com that will allow members of the web site to purchase motor oil and other lubricants at discounted prices. Under the agreement, Pennzoil is the

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April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Renault VI/Mack Leaders Bullish About Volvo Merger

Mack Trucks and its French parent Renault see huge potential with AB Volvo’s agreement to buy Renault’s truck business

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April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Hours-of-Service Changes Could Harm Private Carriers

Proposed new hours-of-service rules will harm private carriers and could "completely change the fundamentals of transportation in the United States as they exist today," says National Private Truck Council President John McQuaid

April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Summer TMC Meeting Set For Tucson

The Maintenance Council’s annual summer meeting will be held June 12-14 at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson, AZ. Topics of discussion will include “What’s Happening to Engine Cooling Systems,” “Fuel Management Strategies” and “Special Government/Industry

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April 26, 2000 - Industry News

GSA Revises Rules for Hauling Government Freight

The General Services Administration has finalized revisions to its transportation management policy aimed at cutting costs and making the rules easier to understand

April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Supreme Industries Posts Record First Quarter

Specialty truck body manufacturer Supreme Industries reported first quarter 2000 net income of $2.8 million on revenues of $71.8 million, both records. Net income for first quarter 1999 was $2.4 million on revenues of $56.4 million. "Business

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April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Transettlements, eShip Link Up

A major supplier of traditional EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) services has linked up with an Internet newcomer to offer a complete Internet-based transportation management system

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April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Court Will Expedite Rail Merger Petition

The D.C. Circuit Court has promised to expedite review of an appeal to stay the railroad merger moratorium imposed by the Surface Transportation Board. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad filed the appeal after the STB announced

Tags: Intermodal

April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Paccar Shines in First Quarter, Hints At Acquisitions

Paccar did well in the first quarter, posting record sales and earnings, but is looking at possible acquisitions to solidify its position in the world truck market

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April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Smart Tags Get New Owner

A promising supply chain technology called Intellitag is about to change hands. TransCore, Inc. announced plans to acquire Amtech Transportation Systems from UNOVA Inc. Amtech includes Intermec Technologies which owns the promising RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)

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April 25, 2000 - Industry News

P.A.M. Transportation Has Solid Quarter

P.A.M. Transportation Services, Tonitown, AR, has reported net income of $2.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2000, compared to net income of $2.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 1999. Revenues for the

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April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite In The Black For First Quarter

Despite an ongoing Teamster protest, Overnite Transportation Co., Richmond, VA, was in the black in the first quarter

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April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Knight Income Rises, Despite Fuel Prices

Knight Transportation Inc., Phoenix, AZ had higher income for the first quarter, despite higher fuel prices. The fleet reported operating revenue of $43.6 million, up 30 percent from $33.5 million for the same quarter of 1999.

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April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Old Dominion Earnings Drop Slightly

Earnings at Old Dominion Freight Line, High Point, NC dropped slightly in the first quarter

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April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Industry Reacts to Hours of Service Proposal

Industry associations and safety groups all reacted negatively to the new hours of service rules proposed yesterday by the Dept. of Transportation. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates the rule will cost $3.4 billion

April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo-Renault Deal Good For U.S., Says Gustafson

After seven years of on-again, off-again talks and much speculation, Volvo and Mack will become one by the end of the year. The combined companies will form the world's second-largest truck make

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