June 8, 1999 - Industry News
While technology has dramatically increased the life and durability of today's heavy trucks, used truck buyers' perceptions about "high-mileage" trucks have remained the same.
Most used truck buyers still think of a truck with 400,000-500,000 miles
Research published in the first issue of The NATSO Foundation's Journal of Transportation Research looked into why both truck drivers and motorists stop where they do, as well as fleet fuel purchasing decisions
"How can you steal food from a hungry child?"
That's what many people in Nashville, TN, were wondering in late May as local station WTVF-TV aired footage of employees at Feed the Children's Nashville warehouse taking home boxes of food and other goods donated for needy children. (See "Feed The Children, Comdata Stunned by Theft Allegations," http://www.heavytruck.com/hdt/news.html#990527.1794.)
Flatbed and refrigerated fleets continue to play catch-up in driver wages, as last quarter's annualized wages rose 3.3%, according to the National Survey of Driver Wages
The International Trucking Show starts today at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This is the first year for the show at this location; for the last several years, it has been held at the Sands Expo Center, in May
Cargo Transporters of Claremont, NC, has ordered 100 EVT-300 Collision Warning Systems from Eaton Vorad Technologies. The systems will be installed at the factory as part of an order for 100 new Freightliner Trucks.
"After trying the
Competition in the used truck industry will only grow, according to the national sales manager of used trucks for Freightliner Market Development Corp
June 7, 1999 - Industry News
It turns out that there are enough parking spaces for tired truck drivers along I-95 in Maryland, but some drivers may not know where they are — or they may be reluctant to use them
A truck driver and two license examiners were arrested and charged last week with running a scheme to sell passing scores on commercial driver's license exams in Ohio
Marvin Gordon, a longtime force in the used truck industry, has been honored by the Used Truck Assn. for his numerous and significant contributions to that marketplace. He is the first recipient of an award named
Navistar International is laying off workers at two plants in Springfield, OH, because it can't get enough automatic transmissions
June 4, 1999 - Industry News
In a self-proclaimed effort to save contractor costs on the $1.3 billion Ohio Turnpike modernization program, the tollroad commission appears to have created a monster — dangerously overcrowded truck parking and long lines snaking back from restrooms, fast-food counters and fuel pumps
June 3, 1999 - Industry News
Eaton Corp. will spend $100 million to build a new transmission plant in Mexico in order to meet surging demand for heavy duty vehicles. Selection of the manufacturing site will be announced shortly, the company said.
Kenworth has added a tool called "Visual Search" to the electronic parts catalog used by Kenworth parts departments. This tool uses "hot spots" on Kenworth line drawings of a truck to identify the parts requested by
June 2, 1999 - Industry News
The future of a trucking industry charity event is still uncertain as Feed the Children takes steps to regain a trust betrayed by allegations that employees at its Nashville office took donations for themselves
Drivers in the Northeast will be lending a hand to help raise money for charity this weekend. The Maine Professional Drivers Assn. is scheduled to have its annual Convoy for Kids truck parade and show in Brewer, ME, Saturday, June 5
A strike by nearly 13,000 Teamsters drivers, mechanics and other workers has been averted
One trucker was killed and four others injured when more than a dozen twisters hit Illinois last night
June 1, 1999 - Industry News
Representatives of the Teamsters union extended a Wednesday morning strike deadline against 17 of the nation's auto hauling operations as they tried to hammer out a new labor contract
A truck manufacturer has teamed with the agency that oversees air pollution in California to develop the first hybrid electric heavy duty Class 8 truck. The Hybrid Electric Prototype Truck was unveiled last week in California
A Monday night strike deadline by more than 12,000 car-hauling Teamsters truckers and other workers against the nation's 17 major auto-hauling operations has been averted until at least midnight, tonight
May 31, 1999 - Industry News
1:09 a.m., CDT--A possible strike by 12,000 car-hauling Teamsters truckers and other workers against the nation's 17 major auto-hauling operations has been at least temporarily delayed.
Negotiators for the union and the National Automobile Transporters Assn. met
May 28, 1999 - Industry News
The Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration has issued revised regulations for the transportation and unloading of liquefied compressed gas
Car manufacturers and auto haulers are waiting to see if the Teamsters union will follow through on its threats to strike 17 trucking companies if contract talks are not successful by midnight tonight
T.J. Willings, president of Volvo and GMC Trucks of Birmingham, AL, and Gerry Wardle, president of Gerry's Truck Center in London, Ontario, have been named U.S. and Canadian dealers of the year by Volvo Trucks North America
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