January 24, 2000 - Industry News
Jim Hall, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, will be a featured speaker at the National Private Truck Council's annual Education/Management Conference April 30-May 3 in Tampa, FL
FDM Inc. has purchased the assets of American Trailer Manufacturing and established American Trailer Inc
Eaton Corp. posted record sales and earnings for the fourth quarter 1999 and the full year. Sales for the quarter totaled $2.21 billion, up 38% from fourth quarter 1998
Prestolite Electric will sell two businesses in order to reduce debt and to focus more attention on its key automotive and heavy-duty markets.
The southbound lane of Interstate 29 near Platte City, MO, remained closed early this morning as workers cleared the remains of a fiery 24-vehicle pileup that killed 10 after a tractor-trailer jackknifed on the icy interstate
January 21, 2000 - Industry News
A Puerto Rican company plans to train a large number of locals to be truck drivers and lease them to North American truck fleets.
The fast track in trucking's electronic lane just got a little faster. The Internet Truckstop, the first Internet-based load-matching service, has taken the concept one step further into something very close to a live, real-time market.
Swift Transportation, Phoenix, reported record revenues, earnings and earnings per share for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 1999
About 1,300 NationsWay employees owed nearly $5 million in unpaid wages have asked a federal court judge to convert the failed trucking company's bankruptcy case to Chapter 7 liquidation.
Operating revenues and earnings for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 1999 were up for truckload carrier Werner Enterprises.
Overnite Transportation Co., Richmond, VA, reports net income for 1999 of $28.5 million on record revenue of $1.06 billion, compared to 1998 net income of $40.5 million, before accounting adjustments
Rollins Truck Leasing Corp. posted net profits of $14.8 million on revenues of $169.6 million for its first fiscal quarter 2000 which ended December 31
Utility Trailer is making plans for the official opening of what it says is the world's largest refrigerated trailer plant to be built complete with state-of-the-art moving assembly lines.
The $27 million facility, located on 49 acres
Oshkosh Truck Corp. posted profits of $6.1 million for its first fiscal quarter -- a 56% increase over $3.9 million in profits for first quarter fiscal 1999. Net sales for the quarter, which ended December 31, 1999, were $244 million versus $223 million a year ago.
Oshkosh Truck Corporation has delivered the first of at least 5,666 new 6x6 Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement trucks to the United States Marine Corps
January 20, 2000 - Industry News
American Freightways Corp. plans to open 17 more customer centers in the North East by April, expanding coverage to the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.
J.B. Hunt Logistics Inc., Lowell, AR, chose its first annual Carrier Conference to outline plans for a bidding system that would allow fleets to compete for loads.
The Department of Transportation is throwing a party next week to inaugurate the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
An arbitrator accused Caterpillar Inc. of fraud by improperly patenting and marketing diesel engine clean fuel technology that belonged to a former joint venture partner.
Beall Trailers, Kent, WA, has asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to renew its exemption from federal rear impact protection requirements
One combatant in the mobile communications war is flexing new muscle.
PeopleNet Communications Corp. of Chaska, MN, the providers of the InTouch Fleet Management System, announced the appointment of new CEO John Sarto, former president of
January 19, 2000 - Industry News
Fueled by strong sales in its Heavy Vehicle Systems division, Meritor Automotive has reported double-digit growth earnings for the ninth consecutive quarter.
Mack Trucks finished 1999 with a record 34,264 U.S. Class 8 retail sales and a gain of 0.3% in market share.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has scheduled three public meetings to discuss proposed changes in drug and alcohol testing rules for transportation workers
Pacific Detroit Diesel Allison Co. has purchased 14 acres in the Ridgefield Junction of Portland, OR, where it plans to build a $5 million facility.
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