November 16, 2000 - Industry News
CyberCrop.com, an exchange for grain producers and buyers, is launching a load finding service for the trucking industry
DriverNet has introduced a new wireless service for drivers and small fleet owners.
Society of Automotive Engineers President Dr. Rodica A. Baranescu made a strong case for the improved sociability of diesel engines earlier this week as she addressed engineers in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Baranescu, who is also chief engineer of Engine Technology for International Truck and Engine Co., was asked by local engineering groups to talk about the value of the modern diesel engine in helping to meet global environmental expectations of the future
The American-Canadian commission pushing for a plan to expand a New York bridge to relieve truck congestion at the border broke a deadlock Wednesday when it announced plans to begin a new court-ordered environmental study.
Canacar, Mexico’s national trucking association, will likely soon take action against foreign-owned trucking companies in Mexico, including U.S.- based M.S. Carriers and Transportes EASO, according to published reports
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is looking into a plan that could end up rewarding trucks for traveling at night on bridges in the New York City area
GE Capital Fleet Services has signed an agreement with Pennsylvania-based
Innovative Fleet Management to develop a direct-to-dealer used-vehicle resale channel in the United States
Keystone Systems. Spokane, Wash., announced a new option for its Keystone Truck Software package, a logistics and accounting package for small to medium-sized trucking companies
New Jersey's ever-expanding ban on big trucks has grown once again. But this time, the impact on interstate truckers will be minimal
VISpatch is a customizable truck dispatch software system developed specifically for small fleets (up to 75 trucks)
Freightliner yesterday announced a suite of customer-support websites, designed to give not only Freightliner, but all-makes customers access to a new portal and destination site, a maintenance and repair scheduling tool and a chrome and gingerbread parts purchase plac
November 15, 2000 - Industry News
Truck finance concern The Associates says it has a big incentive to help cash-strapped customers hold onto their equipment as they face increasing cost pressures
NATSO yesterday issued a release with its suggestions for solving problems with shortages of truck parking in some areas.
A new truck parking trust fund could pay for more parking spaces, said the association, which represents the truckstop and travel plaza industry. NATSO also proposed closing unneeded rest areas so money could be reallocated to areas where more parking is needed. Finally, the trade association urged government to remove barriers to private sector development
Old Dominion Freight Line, High Point, N.C., is planning to move its corporate headquarters to Thomasville, N.C., so its central office can have more space
Plans to build a 24-hour truckstop in Bossier Parish, La., have some area residents concerned about the possibilities of traffic congestion, noise pollution and all-night gambling
The first major phase of the Maine Turnpike's $135 million widening is expected to be done by the end of December
Swedish truck maker Volvo plans to cut costs after its merger with French Renault by cutting the number of suppliers
GE Capital and FreightWise have announced an agreement to offer each other’s services on their web sites
A Teamsters strike against Safeway’s main distributor in Northern California will more than likely continue through the holidays after the distributor rejected the union's latest contract proposal
A Texas insurance company has bowed out of the trucking industry, claiming losses are just too high to keep insuring trucks
European truckers who won tax concessions through protests and blockades over high fuel taxes may have won only temporary relief
Container traffic is returning to normal at the Port of Montreal as union officials vow to fight a law that declared the independent truckers' strike illegal
Prepaid Internet access was launched this week by a company named Slingshot of Seattle, Wash. Like prepaid phone cards, Slingshot Internet access can be purchased in stores and used as needed
November 14, 2000 - Industry News
Internet load-matching from NetTrans of Norcross, Ga., can now be accessed at NetNearU kiosks in more than 230 truckstops
A much-hyped fuel protest that was supposed to bring traffic in London to a halt and force Prime Minister Tony Blair to make further tax cuts turned into farce yesterday, according to Associated Press reports
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