June 7, 1999 - Industry News
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
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."
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