December 6, 1999 - Industry News
Navistar International Corp. and Brazil's largest engine maker Iochpe Maxion SA have launched a joint venture which will allow production of International engines in Brazil.
The FBI says it will take over the investigation of the shooting of an Overnite Transportation driver if evidence points to Teamsters involvement
December 3, 1999 - Industry News
Western Star Trucks has added three full-service dealers to its North American organization:
Western Star of Dunn, Inc., Dunn, NC; River's Truck Center Inc., Red Lion, PA; and Western Star Trucks of Wichita, KS.
It's a buyer's market for used trucks these days, and the Internet is at least one reason why. The web is being populated with more and more sites that allow you to research specs, check out
The two Best of Show winners at the second annual Bordentown (Petro) Truck Show May 19-21 in Bordentown, NJ, will win an extra special prize. Harley-Davidson motorcycles will be presented to the Best of Show Bobtail and Best of Show Combo winners
The Office of Motor Carrier Safety is offering a free, CD-ROM-based English-Spanish training program about the legal requirements for commercial vehicle drivers and others involved in carrying hazardous materials
Mack Trucks has begun using sophisticated software which allows it to develop products concurrently with its parent, Renault V.I. in France
Paccar.com, the Internet division of Paccar Inc., has invested $10 million in PNV Inc. and formed a multi-year marketing alliance
December 2, 1999 - Industry News
Roadway Express, Akron, OH, has reorganized its Information Technology systems to address the increasing importance of e-commerce and to add value to its existing freight and information networks.
New Penn Motor Express, Lebanon, PA, has launched a new web site to provide up-to-the-minute shipment status and transit time information.
About 400 officials from the AFL-CIO joined about 200 Teamsters Wednesday in Indianapolis for a rally to put pressure on Overnite Transportation, which the Teamsters have been picketing since Oct. 24
Under the new federal safety regime, truckers can expect police and inspectors to do a better job of sidelining high-risk drivers and companies.
Today the Yellow Freight web site at www.yellowfreight.com has a new look. According to Yellow spokesman Roger Dick, Yellow has given a new name for what had been called Personalized Account Services. The functions remain pretty
Pilot Corp. has opened a new travel center in Roland, OK. The Roland store is only the second Oklahoma travel center for the Knoxville, TN-based company, which also operates a center in Oklahoma City
Dana Corp's Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake Div. has received the 1999 Navigator Recognition Award from the Michigan Quality Council
Navistar International Corp.posted net income of $544 million for its fiscal 1999, its second highest in history
The Dispute Resolution Committee of the International Registration Plan has ruled against using a third-party licensing party provider's address as a carrier's base state.
December 1, 1999 - Industry News
A federal judge in Miami has ordered Donald C. Kelley, a former Ryder Truck Rental vice president, and his new company, Kelley Fleet Services, to stop soliciting Ryder customers, recruiting Ryder's employees and utilizing Ryder's proprietary information.
Wabash National Corp. has finalized its purchase of the Apex Group including Apex Trailer Service Inc., Apex Trailer and Truck Equipment Sales and Apex Rentals.
The country music band Lonestar presented Western Star Trucks with a commemorative copy of its platinum album at the American Royal Rodeo in Kansas City, MO. The award recognizes Western Star's support and sponsorship of the band over the past year
The Teamsters Union issued a statement yesterday condemning the early-morning shooting of an Overnite driver, but denying any blame for the incident
Volvo Trucks North America was honored along with the likes of the Apple iMac and the new Volkswagen Beetle with a "Designs of the Decade" award
Cossatot Technical College, DeQueen, AR, has bought a TranSim truck driving simulator from I-Sim Corp., Salt Lake City to use in truck driver training
Yellow Freight System is hoping to expand its Richfield, OH, operations by opening a second freight terminal in the facility former operated by bankrupt Preston Trucking
Many of the changes in safety enforcement that truckers will see in the coming months are based on a report by DOT Inspector General Kenneth Mead that is extremely critical of the federal safety program
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