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January 12, 2000 - Industry News

Bluetooth: The Wireless Dream?

Bluetooth is not a dental problem. In fact, it could be good news for the trucking industry. It's a hardware/software specification -- a standard, if you will -- for wireless communication between and among computers and the

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

Freight To Grow In Five Regions

Population shifts are expected to lead to growth in freight movement in five regions of the country

Tags: Economy

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Offers "No Exposure" Stormwater Runoff Permit Exclusion

Starting Feb. 7, trucking companies subject to federal storm water runoff permit rules may be able to get an exclusion

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Dealer Wins Arbitration

Freightliner Corp. has been ordered to pay $819,550 to a Lincoln, NE, truck dealership after an arbitrator ruled the Portland, OR-based manufacturer had "breached an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

Air Pollution Study To Analyze Contaminant Combinations

The federal government is joining with engine manufacturers, trucking associations and others to fund a study to look at how different air pollutants work together to affect public health

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

Isuzu Reports Record Commercial Vehicle Sales

American Isuzu Motors reports that 1999 saw the best commercial vehicle retail sales in the company's history

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

Controller Dismissed At Asche For Embezzling

Asche Transportation Services, Shannon, IL, has dismissed the controller at subsidiary Asche Transfer after the controller apparently misstated financial reports and allegedly stole more than $60,000

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

Canada Dealing With Used-Truck Glut

The continuing strong levels of new-truck sales in Canada (28,170 Class 8 tractors in 1999 through November, up 5.4% compared to the similarly red-hot pace of 1998) has triggered an upsurge in increasingly younger trade-ins - and a drop in trade-in allowances for certain common models

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

Dates Set For Mid-West Truck Show

The 37th Annual Mid-West Truck Show will be held Feb. 17-19 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, IL

Tags: Events

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

USF Glen Moore Acquires Tri-Star Transportation

USF Glen Moore, Carlisle, PA, the truckload subsidiary of less-than-truckload carrier USFreightways, has acquired Tri-Star Transportation Inc. Based in Knoxville, TN, Tri-Star operates 170 tractor-trailer units. Revenue for 1999 was $28 million, with two thirds of the

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

TradingDynamics Teams With CarrierPoint to Bring Internet Freight Auctions to Trucking

CarrierPoint Inc. has formed a partnership with TradingDynamics to bring business-to-business freight auctions to the trucking industry

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Has Record Production Year

During the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week, Detroit Diesel announced record engine production for calendar year 1999

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

AlliedSignal Brake Systems Changes Name to Bendix

Now that AlliedSignal has formally changed its name to Honeywell, AlliedSignal Truck Brake Systems Co. has become Honeywell Commercial Vehicle Systems Company, doing business as Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

French Truck Blockades Continue

French truck owners continued their blockade of key roadways for a second day Tuesday to protest diesel prices and a 35-hour work week

January 10, 2000 - Industry News

OOIDA Fuel Tax Suit Dismissed

An Illinois court has rejected a constitutional challenge to Illinois' fuel tax filed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn

January 10, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Tax Breaks Under Fire In Oklahoma

An Oklahoma state legislator thinks the state's tax break for trucks has gone on long enough

January 10, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon AAA Gears Up To Keep Weight-Distance Tax

The Oregon branch of the American Automobile Assn. is gearing up for an aggressive grass-roots campaign to defeat a proposal that would eliminate the state's weight-distance tax for trucks

January 10, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Centers Expanding

Truck Centers Inc., Troy, IL, is expanding its Troy facilities and will build a new dealership in Foristell, MO.

January 10, 2000 - Industry News

PrePass Added To East St. Louis Weigh Station

The PrePass system is being installed at the weigh station on the westbound lane of Interstate 55/70 in Maryville, IL, just east of St. Louis

Tags: Highways

January 10, 2000 - Industry News

French Truck Owners Protest Work Week

French trucks blocked highways and border crossings starting early this morning as truck owners protested rising fuel prices and a government-mandated shorter working week

January 9, 2000 - Industry News

Clinton Keeping Mexican Border Closed To Trucks

It's official. The White House has announced that, as we reported last week, it will not be lifting restrictions on Mexican trucks entering the United States as is called for in the North American Free Trade Agreement

January 9, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Overnite Strike Starts 12th Week

Another Overnite Transportation truck was shot at in Memphis last week, but neither the less-than-truckload company nor the Teamsters is ready to budge as the union enters the 12th week of its unfair labor practices strike

January 9, 2000 - Industry News

European Port Tries New Technology To Speed Traffic

U.S. ports looking for ways to reduce drayage truck turnaround time might want to take a look at a new technology being implemented at Europe's largest port

Tags: Intermodal

January 9, 2000 - Industry News

Toffler To Speak At ITS Annual Meeting

Alvin Toffler, the author of "Future Shock" and "Creating a New Civilization: The Politics of the Third Wave," will offer his vision of the future of transportation at the Tenth Annual Meeting of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America May 1-4 in Boston

Tags: Events

January 9, 2000 - Industry News

ABF Adds Features To Web Site

ABF Freight Systems has added several new e-commerce tools to its web site at


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