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January 20, 2000 - Industry News

Moves In The Technology Arena

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

Earnings Growth In Double Digits At Meritor

Fueled by strong sales in its Heavy Vehicle Systems division, Meritor Automotive has reported double-digit growth earnings for the ninth consecutive quarter.

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

Mack Sales Rise To Record Levels In '99

Mack Trucks finished 1999 with a record 34,264 U.S. Class 8 retail sales and a gain of 0.3% in market share.

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

Forums Will Discuss Drug/Alcohol Testing Changes

The U.S. Department of Transportation has scheduled three public meetings to discuss proposed changes in drug and alcohol testing rules for transportation workers

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Distributor Expands In Portland

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.

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Parking Under FHWA Scrutiny

The Federal Highway Administration has proposed a survey of truck drivers to gather more information on the adequacy of truck parking facilities

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

Allied Earnings Up

Allied Holdings expects earnings for the fourth quarter ending Dec. 31, 1999 to be 65 cents to 70 cents per share.

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

Burlington Grows 30% In Three Years

Burlington Motor Carriers, Daleville, IN, has celebrated the third anniversary of its acquisition by an investment group led by Thomas F. Grojean in 1996. Since then, the company has grown over 30 percent to nearly $300 million by adding capacity to its own fleet and making three acquisitions - PALS Express, Calumet City, IN; Jolliff Transportation, Peoria, IL; and Southwestern Freight Carriers, Rutherfordton, NC.

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

Yellow Expands In Ohio

Yellow Freight System is set to open a second location in Richfield, OH, adding 120 jobs.

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Increases Stake in Scania

Volvo has reportedly upped its stake in rival Scania from 30.6% to 45.5%. The company began purchasing stock in the rival Swedish truck manufacturer a year ago and Scania agreed to a friendly takover in August

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

LA Ruling Bad News For Port Organizers

Port truckers and union representatives hoping to unionize container haulers at the nation's ports were dealt a setback by a Los Angeles ruling

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Renames Trucking Subsidiaries

FedEx Corp., formerly known as FDX, yesterday unveiled new names for its trucking subsidiaries that take advantage of the strength of the FedEx name

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

Marten Shares Jump On Earnings Report

Shares of Marten Transport, Mondovi, WI, jumped 19% after the company announced that its fourth quarter earnings would far outstrip analysts' predictions

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

USFreightways Has A Strong Fourth Quarter

LTL fleet USFreightways reported record net income for the thirteen weeks ended December 31, 1999 of $30,738,000, a 52% increase over the $20,168,000 reported for the 13-week period ended December 31, 1998. Revenue for the quarter

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Order Backlog Rises

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

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

USFreightways Picks Up Transport Corp. of America

USFreightways Corp. is buying Transport Corporation of America in a stock transaction worth just over $60 million.

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

Trucker Web Sites: The Top Five

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.

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

TLC Buys Refrigerated Warehousing

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.

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

Suburbs Could Veto San Antonio Hazmat Plan

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

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

Nettech Signs With will use middleware from Nettech Systems, Princeton, NJ. to deliver Web-based dispatch information to's RoadRunner mobile data solution for product delivery businesses.

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

Inspectors Hard To Come By In Nebraska

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

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

C.R. England Celebrates 80 Years

C.R. England, Salt Lake City, recently celebrated its 80th anniversary with a two-day gala

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Names Dealer Of Year

Peterbilt named its Dealer of the Year during its recent annual dealer meeting in Phoenix

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

NATSO Gears Up For Annual Convention

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

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January 17, 2000 - Industry News

Covenant In Expansion Mode

Covenant Transport plans to hire 600 more workers and expand the Chattanooga-based trucking company's headquarters by another 100,000 square feet.


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