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January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Court Dismisses Engine Owners' Lawsuit

More than 100 engine owners who sued diesel engine makers over a deal struck with the federal government on emissions have been dealt a setback, but say it's not the end of the suit On Jan. 12, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted a motion to dismiss the class-action suit, originally filed last September in Los Angeles Superior Court

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Moving Group Says Ergonomics Rules Will Cost Big

The American Moving and Storage Assn. projects that proposed federal ergonomics standards will cost the moving and storage industry alone $3.6 billion a year, far more than federal forecasts

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

C.R. England Truck Raising Funds For Diabetes

Truckload reefer fleet C.R. England, Salt Lake City, has commissioned a one-of-a-kind truck to help in the fight against diabetes

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Texaco Truckstop To Open In LaPlace, LA

A new Texaco Travel Center is scheduled to open next month in LaPlace, LA, at the intersection of Interstate 10 and U.S. 51

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Arizona Opens New Dealership

Freightliner Arizona last week celebrated moving to a larger facility in Tolleson, AZ, with a grand opening ceremony

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

American Freightways Income Up 57%

American Freightways Corp., Harrison, AR, reported big jumps in revenue and earnings for the fourth quarter and all of last year.

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Launches Load Finding Service

Truckload giant Landstar System has introduced it's own online load finding service through wholly owned subsidiary Signature Technology Services, Inc

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Dart Transit Testing HighwayMaster System

Dart Transit Co. has begun testing HighwayMaster's new TrackWare trailer-tracking system. TrackWare uses GPS and terrestrial-wireless data transmission technologies to communicate location and event reports between trailers and dispatch operations. David Oren, executive vice president of Dart, said

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Orders Slow, But Freightliner Doesn't

With truck orders slowing to a more sedate pace than we've been used to, you'd think that truck makers would be taking a breather. Not so at Freightliner Corp. If anything, the Portland-based division of DaimlerChrysler

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Arizona Legislature Targets Trucks

Lower truck speed limits and lane restrictions may be on the way with an Arizona House bill, while another bill to require California-style clean diesel was put on the shelf

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Onboard Recorders Only To Be Mandated For Long Haul

Long-haul truckers will have to use onboard recorders to track driver time, under the proposed hours of service rules now being reviewed by the White House. The requirement would apply to operations that keep drivers on the road for extended periods, sources confirmed. For example, while pickup and delivery operations would not be covered, certain truckload and regional less-than-truckload operations would.

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Drain Guard Helps Comply With Stormwater Regs

Ultra-Drainguards from UltraTech International Inc. are recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as a "Best Management Practice" for complying with new stormwater regulations.

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Dorsey Posts First Profit In Four Years

Benefited from a strong trailer market, improved plant efficiency, and a new market focus, Dorsey Trailers had its first profitable year since 1995 last year.

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Turnpike Hikes Tolls

The New Jersey Turnpike Commission has approved a set of toll hikes beginning this spring. The timing and amount will depend on the deployment of the EZ-Pass electronic toll collection system on the 118-mile-long road

Tags: Highways

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Goodyear Refocuses Retread Operations

Goodyear is changing the name of its retread operations to Next-Tred, Innovative Retreading Solutions

January 25, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Still Has No Boss

The Department of Transportation has organized and begun staffing the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, but is running out of time in the search for a person to lead it

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Construction Still Biggest Used Truck Buyer

As for-hire and leasing fleets shorten their trade cycles, more buyers are considering used trucks. Newport's Profile of the Medium and Heavy Duty Truck Market examines used truck buying across a number of industry vocations.

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Respect Closely Follows Pay On Drivers' Wish List

A study of more than 4,000 company drivers and owner-operators reveals that respect from management ranks as the second most important benefit, behind pay

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Business is Good, But Not Good Enough, Says Volvo

Despite increased orders in the last few months, Volvo Trucks North America says it will adjust production rates downward at its Dublin, VA, plant and lay off approximately 400 workers

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Sues Teamsters For Racketeering

Overnite Transportation, Richmond, VA, announced yesterday that it is suing Teamsters President James P. Hoffa and other union executives, alleging the Teamsters engaged in a host of illegal activities, including attempted murder, aimed at extorting a labor contract. A 225-page suit, filed in the U.S. District Court in Jackson, TN, alleges a pattern of racketeering activities that includes 57 acts of attempted murder and 131 acts of extortion, as well as numerous violations of Tennessee law

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon Study Says Weight-Distance Repeal Would Add Revenue

Opponents of a measure to drop Oregon's weight-distance tax and replace it with a diesel fuel tax say the change would mean trucks would not pay their fair share. But a legislative report has found the opposite

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB Chairman to Speak at NPTC Conference

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

Tags: Events

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

American Trailer Gets New Owner

FDM Inc. has purchased the assets of American Trailer Manufacturing and established American Trailer Inc

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton Posts Record Earnings

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

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Prestolite To Sell Two Business Units

Prestolite Electric will sell two businesses in order to reduce debt and to focus more attention on its key automotive and heavy-duty markets.


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