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May 12, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Software Goes Commercial

Truck manufacturer Freightliner and Spatial Inc., a developer of Web-hosted engineering services, have agreed to offer Freightliner's proprietary Web-based design and engineering software commercially.

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May 12, 2000 - Industry News

Freightwise Links With Mellon

Mellon Global Cash Management, Pittsburgh, PA, will provide a range of e-commerce support to FreightWise of Fort Worth, TX, an electronic marketplace for truck transportation

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May 11, 2000 - Industry News

Miami Strike Leaders Say They're Being Blacklisted

Miami port truckers may have won concessions after striking in February, but strike leaders are now saying they have been blacklisted, and truckers report few improvements

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May 11, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Helping Troopers in Minnesota

The Minnesota State Patrol is signing up truckers to help it keep a watchful eye on state highways

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May 11, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Hearing Delayed

A National Labor Relations Board hearing to review unfair labor practices charges against Overnite Transportation has been delayed

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May 11, 2000 - Industry News

Werner: Double Digit Growth May be Over

Werner Enterprises may be about to end its eight-year run of double-digit income growth. Although the company’s first quarter 2000 revenue was up 21% from first quarter 1999, Chairman and CEO Clarence Werner reportedly told stockholders that, under current conditions, he doesn’t expect revenue for the year to be up more than 8% to 10%. This would be the first time since 1991 that the carrier’s growth was less than 10%

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May 11, 2000 - Industry News

OPIS Fleet Fueling Expo Scheduled

The Oil Price Information service has scheduled its sixth annual Fleet Fueling Expo for Sept. 24-26 at Nashville's Opryland Hotel

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May 11, 2000 - Industry News

Make-A-Wish Convoy This Weekend

Big rigs, little kids, and thousands of well-wishers will come together in Lancaster, PA this coming Sunday, Mothers Day, May 14, for the 11th annual Make-A-Wish Convoy

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May 10, 2000 - Industry News

Marten Opens New Georgia Terminal

Marten Transport, Ltd., Mondovi, Wl, has opened a new terminal in Forest Park, GA, that will replace the existing Jonesboro, GA, terminal

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May 10, 2000 - Industry News

Maxon Buys Vehicle Lift Maker

Maxon Lift Corp. has purchased the assets of Globe, a manufactuer of in-ground lifts for the automotive and heavy truck markets. Maxon recently acquired another lift maker, Benwil Lift Systems, and will form a new division

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May 10, 2000 - Industry News

Keller Seminars Review New HOS Rules

Safety compliance consultants at J.J. Keller & Associates have scheduled 25 briefing seminars across the country to review proposed new hours-of-service rules

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May 10, 2000 - Industry News

HOS: One Safety Advocate's View

Over the past week or two, Truckinginfo.com has been talking to a lot of people about their initial reaction to the hours of service proposal. Those interviews have included not only those in the trucking industry,

May 10, 2000 - Industry News

PTDI To Go It Alone Again

After being under the umbrella of the Truckload Carriers Assn. for four years, the Professional Truck Driver Institute is going to strike out on its own again. Ever since the departure of TCA president Lana Batts, a driving force behind PTDI, questions have been raised about the future of the institute

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May 10, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Hotline Now 24 Hours

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has increased the hours of its toll-free driver hotline to 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except for federal holidays

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May 10, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters at Grocery Plants Hoping For Bargaining Session

Teamsters members who worked for Associated Wholesale Grocers' plants in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma hope the National Labor Relations Board will force AWG to go back to the bargaining table

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May 10, 2000 - Industry News

Marten Transport Buys Volvos

Marten Transport has begun adding Volvo tractors to its fleet. The Mondovi, WI based refrigerated carrier has initially purchased 20 Volvo 660 tractors from Central Truck of Madison, WI. Marten's management and drivers say

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May 10, 2000 - Industry News

Ruan Gives Thumbs Up For Soy-Based Grease

Ruan Transportation Management Systems recently reacted positively to a field test for the use of SoyTruk, a soybean-based fifth-wheel grease

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May 10, 2000 - Industry News

The Logic Behind HOS: Part 2

All of the research into the causes and effects of fatigue -- or more precisely, driver alertness behind the wheel -- reveals little more than this: Drivers are humans, a diurnal species, and generally require about

May 10, 2000 - Industry News

Defense Dept. Boosts GPS Accuracy

GPS (Global Positioning System) just got more accurate. By order of President Clinton, the U.S. Department of Defense has ceased the practice of degrading GPS satellite signals for civilian use. The change began on May 1 and while it had little immediate impact on fleet operations, it will result in more accurate GPS location data

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May 10, 2000 - Industry News

TMW Offers Software Leasing

TMW Systems, Inc., Beachwood, OH, has established a leasing program for its software products. The company said this is in response to the fuel crisis, which has put operating software beyond the reach of many carriers. Because

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May 9, 2000 - Industry News

Mack May Cut Production in Second Half

A decline in heavy truck sales may mean layoffs for Mack Truck workers in the second half of the year

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May 9, 2000 - Industry News

Bidding Continues For KLLM

The battle over ownership of KLLM Transport Services continues as a special committee reviews the latest takeover offers. Details are confidential but the panel, including a KLLM board member and three from outside the company, is looking at revised offers from New Prime Inc. owner Robert Low and from KLLM chairman, president and CEO Jack Lilies III and his partner, WorldCom chief Bernie Ebbers

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May 9, 2000 - Industry News

Alabama Bill Would Restrict Trucks To Right Lane

An Alabama state representative has introduced a bill that would restrict trucks to the right lane of Interstate 20/59 between Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, but the bill is not expected to pass because it was introduced so late in the legislative session

May 9, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Service Division Beefs Up

Road Manager Financial Services, Greensboro, NC, has acquired the assets of A&A Truck Services of Grand Prairie, TX. The deal will reportedly provide Road Manager Financial Services with a significant expansion in both revenue and number of

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May 9, 2000 - Industry News

Workhorse Expands Training Efforts

Workhorse Custom Chassis, Union city, IN, has expanded its technical training program, boosting its training personnel from two to 13 and increasing the number of training sites. A permanent training center has also been established in

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