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December 20, 2000 - Industry News

UPS Hits Online Milestone

In the midst of its busy holiday peak shipping period, UPS established a technology milestone yesterday Tuesday when it received nearly 6.5 million online package tracking requests in a single day

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

PNV Files for Bankruptcy

PNV, Coral Springs, Fla., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but emphasizes that the filing has been organized to permit normal service to its communications, entertainment and Internet customers until a decision is reached about the sale of the company

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

Search Schneider Loads on the Web

Schneider National, Inc., the truckload giant of Green Bay Wisc., has formally launched a new carrier Web portal at www.SchneiderCarriers.com

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

Isuzu To Double U.S. Diesel Engine Capacity

Isuzu Motors Ltd. plans to double annual diesel engine production at its Moraine, Ohio plant

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

Westport To Develop Natural Gas Fuel System For Isuzu

Westport Innovations has signed a technology development agreement with Isuzu Motors Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, to create a high-efficiency low-emissions natural gas fuel system for Isuzu engines

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Profits Up 13%

FedEx Corp. reported net income of $194 million for its second fiscal quarter, an increase of 13% from the same period last year

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers Incentives for Used Truck Buyers

In an effort to boost used truck sales at its dealers, Kenworth Truck Co. is offering special incentives and discount parts coupons

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

Hot Sauce Helps Illinois Assn. Raise Funds

If you've ever perused the ranks of hot sauces, you've noticed that the creators seem to vie to come up with the most unusual names: "Scorned Woman." "Chicago Hit Sauce." "So Sue Me Jalapeno Pepper Sauce."

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Seeks to Overturn Ledar Decision

The Truckload Carriers Assn. is heading to court in an effort to reverse an injunction against Missouri-based Ledar Transport in a leasing lawsuit brought by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

Hino Could Assemble Trucks in U.S.

In an effort to boost sales in the United States, Japanese truck maker Hino is considering assembling trucks in this country

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Outsources Training Program

As the latest move in its efforts to streamline and focus on advocacy, the American Trucking Associations will outsource management of the North American Transportation Management Institute

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

Winter Storms Continue to Make Highways Hazardous

Snowplows were a common sight on highways from the Middle Atlantic region to New England this morning, as winter weather continued to make for slippery roads and cold blasts far into the South

Tags: Highways

December 19, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Tolls Hiked 25-30% on Oklahoma Turnpike

The Oklahoma Transportation Authority has approved its first toll increase in nearly six years on the turnpikes across the state - with a hike for truck drivers as much as double that for cars

Tags: Highways

December 19, 2000 - Industry News

Inland Kenworth Buys Albuquerque Truck Center

Canadian-based Inland Kenworth is adding Albuquerque Truck Center to its stable of truck and equipment dealerships

December 19, 2000 - Industry News

PNV Lays off Most of Workforce

Almost a week after PNV told its web site users that it would be suspending services, the company issued a formal announcement that included news of more layoffs

December 19, 2000 - Industry News

Cummins Warns of Fourth Quarter Loss

Cummins expects to lose between 35 and 45 cents per share for the fourth quarter of 2000 and plans to take further cost-cutting actions to make up for major drops in demand. Analysts had expected the company to earn 66 cents a share, according to the Wall Street Journal. Shipments of engines for the heavy-duty truck market are down more than 50% below last year, and are currently 5% to 10% below third-quarter levels.

December 19, 2000 - Industry News

Used Truck Association Elects New Directors

The Used Truck Association selected its new directors for 2001-2002 during its first annual convention which took place recently near Orlando, Fla

December 19, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth Offering Finance Incentives To Clear Out Inventory

Kenworth has teamed up with PACCAR Financial to offer inventory reduction deals through two new finance programs. Available for a limited time, each program has been designed to help truck buyers overcome rising operating costs and depressed used truck values

December 19, 2000 - Industry News

Swift Buys Cardinal Freight Van Division

Swift Transportation, Phoenix, Ariz., has announced its second acquisition in less than a week with the purchase of Cardinal Freight Carriers' van division

December 18, 2000 - Industry News

I-80 Full PrePass Corridor Through Five Midwest States

Illinois transportation officials yesterday announced that Interstate 80 has become a fully automated PrePass corridor through five Midwestern states (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska)

Tags: Highways

December 18, 2000 - Industry News

Beauty Is in the Mouse of the Beholder

Transportation.com has had a face lift. In a refreshing change of pace, the new site has abandoned a slick front page for a set of snappy, easily understood and very businesslike choices, among them: shipper’s quick

December 18, 2000 - Industry News

Simon Transportation To Buy Westway Express Equipment

Simon Transportation Services, Salt Lake City, will acquire a large portion of Denver-based Westway Express' trucking assets

December 18, 2000 - Industry News

Feds Say Volvo Must Divest Low COE Line Before Renault Merger

The U.S. Department of Justice says the merger of Sweden's Volvo and France's Renault would result in Volvo and Renault's American subsidiary Mack controlling too much of the low cab forward market. Volvo has agreed to a proposed consent decree requiring it to divest its North American low cab forward business before the merger can proceed. Volvo and Renault expect to conclude the transaction by the end of the year

December 18, 2000 - Industry News

TMW Updates TL200 for AS/400

TMW Systems, the Cleveland-based operations software provider, has released Version 6.1 of its TL2000 product for the IBM AS/400

December 18, 2000 - Industry News

Numbers Climb for Hookup.com Internet Equipment Auctions

Hookup.com, Joplin, Mo., a web-based truck, trailer and equipment auction, reported 2,280 bids in November, up from 150 in August

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