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
May 26, 1999 - Industry News
Driver pay increases among truckload carriers slowed some in fourth-quarter 1998, but wage hikes among flatbed and refrigerated carriers continued at a rather brisk pace, according to the National Survey of Driver Wages, conducted by SignPost Inc
May 25, 1999 - Industry News
South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow's pet issue of overweight trucks is causing headaches for the task force that has to find ways to enforce the new law
May 24, 1999 - Industry News
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced last week several measures he is taking to tighten up the state's licensing, including studying whether minimum training standards should be required for truckers seeking a commercial driver's license
Peterbilt had added a pre-owned truck locator to its web site at http://www.peterbilt.com
May 23, 1999 - Industry News
The fate of emissions testing in the Chicago and East St. Louis areas is in the hands of Illinois Gov. George Ryan
Close to 400 dealers, customers and vendors converged on Corpus Christi, TX, last week to attend the International Southwest Region sales fair.
One of the trucks on display that caught dealers' eyes was the Diamond Back 9900i
May 18, 1999 - Industry News
Navistar International reported its highest second-quarter earnings in more than 25 years, with diluted per share earnings up nearly 60% over the same period a year ago.
Net income for the quarter ended April 30, 1999
The Teamsters have overwhelmingly voted to strike car hauling companies if new contract negotiations aren't agreed upon before the current contract runs out May 31
Illinois Gov. George Ryan's proposal for an ambitious $12 billion public works program would have relied heavily on money raised by doubling license plate fees for passenger cars. But opposition to the fee hike has lawmakers looking at other ways to fund the program, including raising truck license fees even further than the 15% proposed by Ryan
May 17, 1999 - Industry News
The trucking industry's biggest association is applauding a U.S. federal appeals court ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency's setting of air pollution rules amounts to an "unconstitutional delegation of legislative power."
The Illinois Secretary of State wants to retest more truckers who may have gotten their commercial driver's licenses in a bribery scandal
May 16, 1999 - Industry News
As talk continues to grow, especially on the Internet, about a proposed truck shutdown scheduled for July 5, the country's largest organization of owner-operators and truck drivers has spoken out against the action
The moving industry has a new tool to battle the black eye to its image delivered by so-called "rogue movers" - a certification program
U.S. heavy truck sales for the first four months of the year were more than 27% higher than the same time last year, putting us well on the way to another record-breaking year
May 13, 1999 - Industry News
Teamster car haulers are voting through Sunday on whether to authorize a strike of the vehicle transport industry
May 12, 1999 - Industry News
The Canadian province of British Columbia has purchased a $60 million (Canadian) stake in the BC-based Western Star Trucks
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced recalls of several Freightliner and International models
The number of truckers cited for overweight loads in Virginia has dropped dramatically. But critics say it's because of poor enforcement, not because truckers are complying with weight limits
Transport International Pool, commonly known as TIP, has signed an agreement to market a satellite-based tracking system for untethered trailers.
The system was developed by Vantage Tracking Solutions, a business unit of Orbcomm, the first commercial provider
May 10, 1999 - Industry News
Ricardo Guzman, a trucker involved in a 1994 crash that left six children dead, lost his commercial driver's license this weekend after he ignored a judge's order to retake his CDL test
Meritor Automotive has added more than 80 new technical publications to its web site at http://www.meritorauto.com. This brings the total number of online publications in Meritor's technical library to more than 100.
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