December 2, 1999 - Industry News
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
Overnite Transportation is calling on the Teamsters to end its unfair labor practices strike after a driver was seriously injured by a gunshot early this morning
After 23 years of photographing and writing about trucks, riding across country in them -- in awe of their drivers' ability to claw their way through snow and ice storms, navigate narrow dock access, confound squirrely
Folowing a three-month pilot, the Automotive Parts Rebuilders Assn. has launched BuyReman.com, an Internet site with information about remanufacturing plus industry news and information.
Morgan Corp. will move its Rydal, GA, parts and service facility to a new location in Atlanta set to open January 2000.
Ryder System has formed Ryder Capital Services, a capital finance subsidiary. The new unit will initially provide internal financing products and services but longer-term plans include financial products and services solutions for Ryder clients, suppliers and vendors
Ryder System has merged Ryder Transportation Services with Ryder Integrated Logistics. "The realignment is a direct response to clients," said President and COO Gregory Swienton.
Federal Express parent FDX Corp. has become an investor in the National Transportation Exchange.
Meritor Automotive has completed the sale of its Light Vehicle Systems seat adjusting systems business to Dura Automotive Systems Inc. for $130 million
Heartland Express, Coralville, IA, has named Max Curry, Fremont, IA, its owner-operator of the month and Thomas Fox, Columbus, OH, its company driver of the month.
Both revenue and income were up for U.S. Trucking, Charleston, SC through the third quarter.
November 30, 1999 - Industry News
Cannon Express, a medium-haul carrier based in Springdale, AR, announced a significant pay increase for its drivers Tuesday.
Speech recognition technology promises to be a big part of trucking's future, particularly in the cab. But as good as the software has become (and it has become remarkably good), it is not yet perfect.
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