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Truckers report only a few bugs

Y2K Bug Squashed By Keri Craig Assistant Technical Director Information Technology & Logistics Council Feb. 4, 2000

"Subject to the normal glitches that are a part of everyday life, I think we can safely say that the Y2K bug has been squashed with regard to key infrastructure systems in the United States," said John Koskinen, chairman of the Presidents Council on Year 2000 Conversion.

Most government agencies have reached the same conclusion and report only minor problems related to the Y2K transition. The Small Business Administration (SBA) found one small trucking company had problems accessing its accounting records because a needed software upgrade had not been purchased. Since the computer was too old to handle the software upgrade, new hardware was also required.

In the transportation industry, a cargo discharge-monitoring computer at a West Coast port reportedly went off line when activated on January 2 to transfer cargo. While its not clear if the Y2K bug was a factor, the problem was fixed within two hours. Koskinen said no other glitches arose at other ports and there was no impact on services provided.

The Customs Service also reported no major catastrophes related to the Automated Commercial System (ACS). There was a problem with some printers at one port, but repairs were conducted immediately. Other routine problems did occur on January 1, 2000, but nothing out of the ordinary.

A small group of staff remained at the Information Coordination Center (ICC) until the end of January 2000 to respond to any issues, Koskinen said. The ICC was created to monitor Y2K problems related to government agencies.


-- Carl Jenkins (, February 07, 2000

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