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October 18, 2000 - Industry News

Speech Recognition Hits the Warehouse Floor

Warehouse workers soon may be talking to their computers

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

PacLease Adds Phoenix Location

PACCAR Leasing Co., a full service truck rental and leasing company out of Bellevue, Wash., recently announced the addition of a new PacLease location in Phoenix

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

High Fuel Costs May Hit Retailers Harder Than Consumers

Despite high fuel prices, retail prices and shipping fees paid by consumers are likely to remain pretty consistent this holiday season, largely because of the intense competition between Internet and traditional retailers. That's the prediction of a

Tags: Economy

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

DAT Takes Big Step Onto the Internet

Load-matching giant DAT Services (www.dat.com) has taken another major step onto the Internet with the launch of a Web-based version of DAT Partners

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers in Chile Kick Off Fuel Strike

Hundreds of trucks blocked traffic at key points on Chile's main highway in Santiago yesterday, marking the first day of a nationwide strike backing demands for a cut in fuel taxes

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

M.S. Carriers Targeted By Mexican Trucking Group

Canacar, Mexico’s National Trucking Association, has a bone to pick with Memphis-based M.S. Carriers

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Warned of Possible Insurance Scam in Alabama

The Alabama Department of Insurance is warning truckers about a suspected bogus insurance program being offered in the state

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

GSA Freight Paperwork to Go Internet Next Year

The U.S. government’s General Service Administration has instructed transportation managers in the executive branch to replace paper bills of lading with electronic versions by Oct. 1, 2001

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Shippers Agree to Pass on Surcharges

Ontario's major shippers and carriers have agreed to pass on fuel surcharges to independent truckers

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

New Regs for "Wet Lines" in the Works

Petroleum haulers may see a government proposal to eliminate so-called “wet lines” early next year. Wet lines are the external loading/unloading lines on tank trailers which, after pumping, may still contain fuel. The National Transportation Safety Board believes they’re dangerous. In 1997, NTSB investigated a crash in Yonkers, N.Y., in which a car collided with a tank trailer in the area of its fill line

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

Arkansas Truckers Want to Revamp Highway Commission

The Arkansas Trucking Association wants to propose a constitutional amendment to expand the state Highway Commission and require its members to be elected

Tags: Highways

October 16, 2000 - Industry News

More Road Closures for Mixing Bowl Construction

The Virginia Department of Transportation is continuing an extensive reconstruction project on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl" this week, and is shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange

Tags: Highways

October 16, 2000 - Industry News

Kinetic Joins Communications Race

Kinetic Computer Corp., Billerica, Mass., has jumped into the trucking communications sweepstakes, competing against the likes of Qualcomm, PeopleNet, Motient and Terion

October 16, 2000 - Industry News

Savannah Port Truckers Continue Protest

Evan Lockridge, Contributing Editor Independent truckers serving the Port of Savannah, Ga., are continuing to turn up the heat on long delays at the facility. But there is some question as to whether things have really been slowed down at the port

Tags: Intermodal

October 16, 2000 - Industry News

Cummins Earnings Drop 53%

Cummins is blaming a 53 percent decline in third quarter earnings on a downturn in the heavy-duty truck market

October 16, 2000 - Industry News

Memphis Freightliner Dealer Sold

Memphis, Tenn.-based Barton Freightliner has been sold to a South African company for $76 million

October 16, 2000 - Industry News

Averitt Express Expands Service in Virginia

Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., has opened two new service centers in Winchester and Wytheville, Va

October 16, 2000 - Industry News

Internet Help for Troublesome Dock Schedules

Internet technology may soon improve the troublesome workaday world of dock appointments -- which probably account for more grief than any other segment of the truck transportation cycle

October 16, 2000 - Industry News

Chevron-Texaco Merger Could Affect Equilon, Motiva Ventures

The planned merger of Chevron and Texaco, announced yesterday, has analysts wondering about what will happen to the Texaco-Shell joint Equilon and Motiva ventures along with possible antitrust concerns. The Texaco-Chevron deal will create a new giant oil company, ChevronTexaco Corp.,

October 16, 2000 - Industry News

Chevron & Texaco Announce Merger

Chevron Corporation and Texaco Inc. today announced a merger that will create a company -- ChevronTexaco Corporation – the world’s 4th largest oil company. The transaction is estimated to be worth $35.1 billion

October 14, 2000 - Industry News

I-PASS Disappointed by Trucker Response

The only congestion-relief effort Illinois tollway officials were able to pull off this year isn’t working too well

Tags: Highways

October 14, 2000 - Industry News

Arkansas Highway Board in Jeopardy, Chairman Says

The chairman of Arkansas' state Highway Commission says he fears trucking interests will try to do away with the panel next year

Tags: Highways

October 14, 2000 - Industry News

Sterling Truck Workers Vote No to Union

Employees at the Freightliner's Sterling truck plant in St. Thomas, Ontario, voted against union representation by the Canadian Auto Workers last week

October 14, 2000 - Industry News

Savannah Port Truckers Fed Up

Truckers hauling out of the port of Savannah, Ga., plan today to park their trucks and line the highway outside the main gate of the port in protest against the long delays at the port

Tags: Intermodal

October 14, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Plan Washington Convoy

A trucker's group that was instrumental in last spring's convoy of several hundred trucks on Washington, D.C., to protest high fuel prices is planning another convoy and rally for early November. The National Owner Operator Trucking Assn., formerly a regional group in New Jersey, is planning to take at least two convoys to the nation's capital the week before the presidential election

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