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May 26, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Maintains Alcohol and Drug Testing Rates

Because the "violation" rate for truck driver alcohol testing stayed under 0.5% two years in a row, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says carriers can continue to random alcohol test at a reduced 10% rate. However the rate for random controlled substance testing stays at 50%.

May 26, 2000 - Industry News

NC Senator Pushing for Tolls on I-95

Trucks entering North Carolina on Interstate 95 from Virginia or South Carolina would have to come up with some spare change if a state senator has his way

Tags: Highways

May 26, 2000 - Industry News

Clean Diesel Fuel Test Results Are Promising

Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. says results of initial engine testing at San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute show the company's clean diesel formulation reduced particulate matter by 33% and NOx emissions by 10% compared with a commercial No. 2 diesel fuel.

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May 26, 2000 - Industry News

Nebraska Inspections Net 490 Violations

The Nebraska State Patrol's carrier enforcement division conducted surprise inspections of commercial vehicles at two separate locations Tuesday and Wednesday

Tags: Safety

May 26, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon Road Construction Likely to Cause Delays

The Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season, and brings with it increased highway work and potential driving delays, according to Oregon Transportation Department officials

Tags: Highways

May 25, 2000 - Industry News

Iveco Shopping for Heavy Truck Maker

Iveco is ready to consider joint ventures and alliances to expand its presence in medium trucks but wants to buy a heavy truck maker, CEO Giancarlo Boschetti reportedly told the Financial Times. Iveco is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of light commercial vehicles and one of the most profitable divisions of Italy's Fiat, but it lacks sufficient scale to make much of a dent in the medium and heavy truck markets.

May 25, 2000 - Industry News

Ecommerce Impact, Part 2: Changes on Many Levels

While the scope of the ecommerce revolution is sweeping, certain transportation fundamentals remain the same. The experts say, know your market, know your customer and use Internet to add value to your service. Larger companies have an

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May 25, 2000 - Industry News

Ecommerce Impact: Part 3 - How Viking Freight is Coping

At Viking Freight, the western LTL specialist, ecommerce is raising the bar on performance. "99% on-time service used to be good, but in ecommerce it's barely acceptable," said president and CEO Douglas Duncan. Like others involved in ecommerce,

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May 25, 2000 - Industry News

The Impact of Ecommerce on Trucking: Part 1

The ecommerce marketplace changes practically from hour to hour, but here are three observations that help keep things in perspective. First, this internet-based technology will revolutionize the way trucking does business. Second, no one knows exactly

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May 25, 2000 - Industry News

Driving Schools Become PTDI Certified

Six schools from northeastern Canada to the southwestern United States have received PTDI (Professional Truck Driver Institute) course certification. In addition, another four programs have been recertified for five years, which brings the total number of schools offering certified courses to 65.

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May 25, 2000 - Industry News

Mack Creates Mexican Subsidiary

Mack Trucks Inc. recently announced the creation of a wholly owned subsidiary in Mexico. Mack Vehiculous Industriales de Mexico S.A. de C.V. will be dedicated to the marketing, sales and support of Mack vehicles in the Mexican market

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May 25, 2000 - Industry News

CF Expands Network in Mexico

Consolidated Freightways (CF) has announced the continued expansion of it's Mexican-based subsidiary with the opening of a new terminal at Torreon Coahuila. The facility broadens the service area of CF Mexico, which now claims to operate the largest LTL network in Mexico

Tags: Fleets

May 25, 2000 - Industry News

Intrenet Buys Mack Tractors

Flatbed fleet Intrenet, Inc., has announced that it's upgrading its tractor fleet by acquiring 225 new Mack Vision tractors

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May 25, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Drivers Fatally Burned in Collision

The drivers of an empty tanker truck and a truck loaded with 400 live chickens were burned to death Wednesday when their vehicles collided on a highway east of Gilroy, Ca

Tags: Safety

May 25, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Denies Comment Extension, Adds Another Hearing

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is digging in its heels on an extension of the comment period for its hours of service proposal. It will, however, add another public hearing on the proposal at the end of the scheduled series of seven, sources say. The new hearing is tentatively scheduled for July 10-11 in Washington, D.C

May 25, 2000 - Industry News

Wilson Bridge to Cost More Than Expected

Federal officials projected this month that a new Woodrow Wilson bridge could cost 25 percent more than originally planned, and Maryland and Virginia leaders want the U.S. to cover the shortfall

Tags: Highways

May 25, 2000 - Industry News

Europe Version of PC Miler Enhanced

ALK Associates, Inc., Princeton, NJ, has released PC Miler Europe 2000. The commercial routing and mileage software for motor carriers, manufacturers, and logistics companies with European operations provides highway routing between 50 countries within Eastern and Western Europe, Great Britain, Scandinavia, and the former Soviet Union.

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May 25, 2000 - Industry News

Keystone Releases Small Fleet Software

Keystone Systems, Inc., Spokane, WA, has released the latest version of Keystone Truck Software. According to Keystone, the software for small to medium-sized fleets was completely redesigned to take advantage of the user-friendly Windows environment

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May 25, 2000 - Industry News

Paccar to Offer Live Traffic Info

Paccar trucks may soon include advanced traffic advisory services. The ePaccar Division of Paccar Inc., makers of Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, has announced a partnership with technology company InfoMove of Seattle, WA

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May 25, 2000 - Industry News

Rails Using Web For Freight Finding Too

Trucking isn't the only mode taking its business to the Internet. Major railroads are also launching competing sites for freight business.

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May 24, 2000 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires LA Distributor

FleetPride, an aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck parts, has announced the acquisition of Fleet Parts Warehouse, Baton Rouge, LA. FleetPride now has 170 locations nationwide in 33 states as well as a location in England.

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May 24, 2000 - Industry News

M.S. Carriers Opens Border Terminal

M.S. Carriers Inc. has announced the opening of its new $8 million Laredo, Texas, terminal, being dubbed the "largest trucking facility of its kind along the U.S. border with Mexico." The 65,000 square foot terminal facility is

Tags: Fleets

May 24, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Ground Expands Corporate Headquarters

FedEx Ground (formerly RPS) broke ground yesterday on a 156,000-square-foot addition to its corporate headquarters in Moon Township, PA. Construction is expected to be completed by late summer of 2001

Tags: Fleets

May 24, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Fatalities On the Rise in Iowa

Large trucks were involved in crashes that killed 108 people in Iowa last year, the worst truck death toll in 15 years.

Tags: Safety

May 24, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Dead, Three Injured in Toll Booth Crash

A tanker truck smashed into a Pennsylvania Turnpike toll booth Tuesday evening, engulfing a section of the toll plaza in flames. The driver of the truck died and three toll employees were injured

Tags: Safety

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