January 18, 2000 - Industry News
The Class 8 order backlog for Volvo Trucks North America is rising, but the company is still expected to furlough over 400 plant workers later this week
USFreightways Corp. is buying Transport Corporation of America in a stock transaction worth just over $60 million.
Newport research shows that more than half of truckers own a computer, and most of those have access to the Internet. So it's not surprising that a lot of truckers also have their own web sites.
Total Logistics Control, Zeeland, MI, has purchased the assets of Paw Paw Freezer Corp., a deep-frozen and refrigerated public warehouse in Paw Paw, MI.
After years of delays, San Antonio's government finally came up with a hazmat routing plan. But any of six suburban cities where the proposed routes pass through could veto the plan
TrackYourTruck.com will use middleware from Nettech Systems, Princeton, NJ. to deliver Web-based dispatch information to TrackYourTruck.com's RoadRunner mobile data solution for product delivery businesses.
Faced with a shortage of inspectors, Nebraska Gov. Mike Johann is pushing a controversial proposal to merge truck enforcement division officers with the State Patrol
C.R. England, Salt Lake City, recently celebrated its 80th anniversary with a two-day gala
Peterbilt named its Dealer of the Year during its recent annual dealer meeting in Phoenix
NATSO, the organization representing truckstop and travel plaza operators, will hold its 40th annual convention Feb. 3-5 at the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, TN
January 17, 2000 - Industry News
Covenant Transport plans to hire 600 more workers and expand the Chattanooga-based trucking company's headquarters by another 100,000 square feet.
Simon Transportation Services said revenue was up for the quarter ended December 31, 1999, the first quarter of its 2000 fiscal year, and its operating ratio is improving.
Revenue rose 2% to $53.9 million, and the net
Matlack Systems, Wilmington, DE, lost $8.7 million for its fourth fiscal quarter, compared with a net loss of nearly $3.8 million for the same period the previous year.
People are in the phone booths at the old Hawk-I Truck Stop in Coralville, IA. But they're not calling dispatch or a broker or their wives and kids. These are campaign workers, and the old truckstop
The California governor wants the state to spend nearly $1 million next year on 15 more workers for the permit department of the California Department of Transportation
Amidst the many signs that a proposed rate hike on the Illinois tollway system faces mounting opposition, perhaps none are more dramatic than the sign a public-interest group mounted Monday at the crossroads of Interstates 90 and 294
Bob Hataway, president and founder of TransAlive USA, Inc, has announced that the first annual National Day of Prayer for Truckers will be observed during the Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, in March
A contract for 10,000 new Postal Service vehicles has created 200 new jobs at Utilimaster. The Wakarusa, IN, based van and utility truck manufacturer is building the carrier route vehicles in partnership with Ford Motor Co.
The Private Fleet Management Institute, an education and professional certification arm of the National Private Truck Council, has changed its name to the Institute for Truck Transportation Management.
January 15, 2000 - Industry News
The much-anticipated federal hours-of-service rule will allow 12 hours of driving with 12 hours off and electronic recorders will be mandated, according to Parents Against Tired Truckers.
January 14, 2000 - Industry News
A new study from Harvard University's Center for Risk Analysis says natural gas may not be a better alternative fuel than diesel in trucks
Nissan Diesel Motor Co., the financially troubled commercial truck division of Japanese auto-maker Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., will not be offered for sale until it gets its fiscal house in order, says Nissan's top executive
Bush Leasing, a commercial truck leasing company based in Wilmington, OH, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
CFI, Joplin, MO, has formed CFI Logistica, a logistics company based in Queretaro, Mexico
Westway Towing's 1998 International 4700 crew cab was the grand prize winner in the 1999 Shine 'N Star Beauty Contest sponsored by International and Tow Times magazine
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