November 18, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 19 – Freightliner returns to the top position as best conventional medium-duty truck in customer satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 1998 Medium-Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study – but scored below average in dealer service.
November 17, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 18 – Dixie Truckers Home (http://www.dixietruckershome.com), McLean, IL, has started a new short-term truck rental program for owner-operators and fleets left stuck because of equipment breakdowns.
Nov. 18 – One of the nation's largest providers of transportation services has agreed to purchase Young NationaLease Inc. of Canton, Ohio. The purchase is subject to due diligence
Nov. 18 – Leonard Buckman, president of Meritor Wabco (http://www.meritorauto.com), will address truck braking and antilock brakes today at the 1998 Society of Automotive Engineers Truck & Bus meeting in Indianapolis.
Nov. 18 – Prophesy is offering free 30-day trials of its FuelLogic fuel optimization software. By visiting http://www.fuellogic.com, you can get a free 30-day trial password to access the Internet version
November 16, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 17 – Citing low demand for cabover products in North America, Navistar International has announced that it will stop production of its International 9800 model cabover truck at its plant in Springfield, OH, effective March 31
November 12, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 16 – Environmental groups last week said they plan to sue over 61 new road construction projects in the Atlanta area, saying they will make the city’s air pollution problem worse, reports the Associated Press.
Nov. 16 – TMW Systems has launched the latest version of PowerSuite, its Windows-based client/server operations system. Version 5.0 features Visual Dispatch, which allows dispatchers to have individual views so they see only they fields they
Nov. 13 – An electronic toll system went into effect this week on New Jersey’s smallest toll road
Nov. 13 – Gamber-Johnson has introduced the NotePort line of mobile docking stations. Available for the Panasonic CF-25, Fujitsu 1000 and 1200 and the IBM Think Pad, the stations provide full-featured internal power supply, expanded and
November 11, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 12 – The Oregon Trucking Assn. wants to replace the state’s weight-distance tax with a diesel fuel levy and higher vehicle registration fees. OTA says while this would generate the same amount of revenue for
November 10, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 11 – Ernst & Young LLP and Automotive News have announced 20 finalists for the prestigious 1999 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contributions to Excellence) Awards, and Meritor’s revolutionary RHP Highway Parallelogram trailer air suspension is one of them
November 9, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 10 – Tom Leedham, viewed as the underdog in the Teamsters election against James P. Hoffa, urged supporters to toss out the union’s “old guard” as he campaigned in Milwaukee this weekend.
Ballots went out last
Nov. 10 – Innovative Computing Corp. and MBA Inc. have introduced LoadXpress, an Internet-based service that gives shippers immediate access to load status regardless of fleet operating hours. Working in conjunction with the Innovative Transportation System,
November 6, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 9 – Kenworth announced the five regional winners of its 1998 Walkaround Sales Training Contest, which focused on the Kenworth W900L model with Studio AeroCab.
The contest name is coined from the way the salesperson and
November 5, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 6 – The federal government is taking comments from the public through Dec. 3 on the agreement reached last month between engine manufacturers, the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Justice Department.
The deadline for
Nov. 6 – The 1999 Mid-America Trucking Show, March 25-27 in Louisville, KY, will feature an expanded Internet & Technologies Center.
Located in the West Pavilion, the center will feature time- and work-saving tools and communications
November 4, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 5 – A new law makes it easier for trucking companies to get a driver’s employment records, but it has some truckers worried about privacy issues.
S.2561, signed earlier this week by President Clinton, allows recruiters
Nov. 5 – The Teamsters rerun election got under way Monday as ballots were mailed to the union’s 1.4 million members.
The Teamsters rank and file have one month to choose between James P. Hoffa, son of
Nov. 5 – Western Star Trucks Holdings increased its revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 1999 by $51.8 million compared to last year, thanks to the strong demand for heavy trucks.
This is despite a downturn
Nov. 5 – Rand McNally has integrated its new MileMaker SP32 software with the Motor Carrier’s Road Atlas to provide a low-cost solution to dispatcher and driver routing.
The new software allows dispatchers to send routes
November 3, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 4 – Navistar International is running its first national advertising campaign in a dozen years.
On Oct. 26, the company debuted the new campaign with full-page ads in national editions of The Wall Street Journal and USA Today and with a commercial on “ABC’s Monday Night Football.”
November 2, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 3 – The Professional Truck Driver Institute of America certified 11 inaugural truck driver training schools and recertified another under PTDIA’s revised curriculum standards.
The new, more rigorous certification process includes revisions in skill standards,
Nov. 3 – Some 120,000 load and truck postings are now available daily on the Internet, thanks to a collaboration between U.S. and Canadian load-matching services.
The North American Database combines forces of The Internet Truckstop,
Nov. 3 – The American Trucking Assns. elected its new chairman at its 1998 management conference held last week in New Orleans.
ATA’s new chairman is John E. Wren, chairman and chief executive officer of Lakeville
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