May 23, 2000 - Industry News
Australian truckers unhappy with long working hours and unsatisfactory pay conditions have been blockading businesses in the country's eastern city of Brisbane
OuterLink Corp., of Concord, MA, announced that National Grid USA, which operates a number of New England electric companies, has purchased 120 satellite-tracking and instant messaging systems for their maintenance and customer service fleets
The National Transportation Exchange (NTE), of Downers Grove, IL, has been named one of the top 50 privately-held companies in America by Red Herring, a technology publication. In its June issue celebrating the world's 100 most
Meritor Automotive Inc., of Troy, MI., has announced its intention to join the global Internet-based business-to-business communication system named Covisint being formed by automotive giants, including General Motors, Ford, DaimlerChrysler, Renault and Nissan.
DAT Services, Portland, OR, has announced a partnership with Sybergen Networks, Fremont, CA, which will allow users of DAT Partners to share load-matching information remotely, with trucks in the field, for example.
New Hampshire state troopers will be performing roadside tests on trucks emitting visible emissions by early summer. The law that authorizes the testing and fines was enacted two years ago, but it took officials until now to figure out how to enforce it.
Ryder System, Inc., Miami, FL, has introduced e-Channel Solutions to provide clients with an integrated end-to-end logistics service ideal for e-commerce businesses operating on the Internet. e-Channel will serve customers in business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) operations.
PNV Inc. of Coral Springs, FL, has introduced a driver recruitment service to match drivers with trucking fleets. Called PNV JobFinder, the service is available through America Online and through PNV truckstop kiosks
Mack Trucks Inc. has announced that Telenetics Corporation of Lake Forest, CA, will build its new wireless maintenance system, TruckLink. Telenetics has received an initial order for 1,000 TruckLink systems for immediate delivery
Mack Trucks says it plans to reduce truck and engine production at two of its plants effective Aug.14 following a three-week vacation shutdown
May 22, 2000 - Industry News
Navistar International reported record earnings for the second quarter and first six months of its fiscal year
May 21, 2000 - Industry News
A recent announcement by the Professional Truck Driver Institute that the truck driver training school certification group is looking into going independent again didn't give much insight into the conflicting opinions and concerns of PTDI board
Groups affected by the EPA's proposal to slash diesel truck emissions have had a wide range of reactions to the proposal.
Truck engine makers, while cautioning that the proposal will require exhaust aftertreatment, are glad the EPA
May 19, 2000 - Industry News
Penske Truck Leasing has acquired the truck rental and leasing assets of Kayser Nationalease, based in Madison, WI
Qualcomm, Inc., of San Diego, CA, has linked with Carrier Logistics, Inc., Tarrytown, NY, to provide bundled mobile communications and business software for LTL carriers
Freightliner Corp. has announced plans for an $11.4 million expansion to its Gaffney, SC, plant for production of a new light commercial vehicle.
Iveco is reportedly looking for an alliance in Europe. Giancarlo Boschetti, CEO of Fiat's commercial vehicle unit, told an Italian business daily that they are looking for a partner in Europe to consolidate Iveco's presence in its main market.
BorgWarner Inc. has formed a strategic alliance with Valeo Engine Cooling to collaborate on the development of cooling systems for light, medium and heavy truck engine vehicle applications
May 18, 2000 - Industry News
Lord Corp's Motion Master seat suspension system is now available through Peterbilt dealer Rush Truck Center.
New Pig Corp. has introduced the Drain Shield drain barrier to stop spills from entering storm drains.
May 17, 2000 - Industry News
A member of the Teamsters 505 in Charleston, WV, committee negotiating with the local Coca-Cola plant is the focus of a federal government investigation for illegal strike-related activities
The Ohio General Assembly is trying to help ease the driver shortage by allowing joint vocational schools to offer truck driver training
A massive fire destroyed an Elmwood Park, NJ, truck dealer Monday, "melting huge Mack trucks like butter," according to a description in a local newspaper
Tough new emissions regulations for diesel powered trucks were unveiled yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The proposal, backed by the Clinton Administration and environmental groups, seeks to cut truck emissions by more than 90% by the year 2010. The proposal would affect everything from diesel-powered light, medium and heavy trucks to school buse
May 16, 2000 - Industry News
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