November 11, 1999 - Industry News
The Teamsters union is getting help from the AFL-CIO in its fight against Overnite Transportation in the form of a $100,000 contribution to strike fund coffers
Meritor Automotive reported record results for its 1999 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30
HighwayMaster still lost money last quarter, but the numbers are looking better than they did last year.
November 10, 1999 - Industry News
Independent truckers at the Port of Miami-Dade are caught in a labor dispute that’s keeping them from earning a living
Xtra Corp. reported fiscal fourth quarter profits of $17 million, down 11% from fourth quarter 1998. Revenue for the quarter were $121 million versus $119 million a year ago.
For fiscal 1999, which ended Sept. 30, the
November 9, 1999 - Industry News
California's South Coast Air Quality Management District has approved an additional $13.5 million in funding to subsidize the conversion of diesel vehicles to cleaner fuels.
The American Trucking Assns. is suing two states over regulations it says place an unfair burden on out-of-state carriers and violate U.S. Constitution provisions prohibiting states from interfering with interstate commerce
The Michigan Department of Transportation wants to double the number of customs and immigration officials to deal with increased traffic, especially trucks, with the opening of a second bridge to Canada
DaimlerChrysler, parent company of Freightliner, plans to modernize its truck-making operations in Brazil
On Friday, a federal judge ruled that Microsoft, makers of the Windows operating systems among other popular software, was a monopoly. But the so-called finding of fact, is only the first ruling in the ongoing struggle
November 8, 1999 - Industry News
Idealease of North America recently honored 51 of its locations with I.D.E.A.L. Gold awards for excellence
Accuride Corp. has reorganized its operations, forming two business units: Heavy Vehicle Operations and Light Vehicle Operations.
Heavy Vehicle Operations, based in Evansville, IN, offers steel and aluminum wheel products to medium and heavy wheel customers in
As the Teamsters job action against Overnite Transportation headed into its third week, both sides continued to offer widely different versions of how the strike is affecting the non-union less-than-truckload carrier
The National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against Atlanta-based SAIA Motor Freight Line, charging that the company has illegally interfered with and tried to intimidate employees at a Texas terminal who want to join the Teamsters union
Independent truckers in Quebec are asking the province to limit the number of newcomers to the trucking industry because they can't make a decent living
New, stricter testing procedures will make it harder for some people to get a commercial driver's license in Illinois
J.B. Hunt Transport Services has purchased 1,525 Cummins ISX 400 ST2 engines for its new Freightliner Century Class trucks
American Isuzu Motors posted October retail sales of 1,280 commercial vehicles, its strongest October on record. Year-to-date sales were 16,749, up 24% from 1998 and just 112 units short of total sales for all of 1998
Volvo is planning to gain up to one quarter of China's heavy truck market in the next few years, according to the Xinhua News Agency
A Democratic coup at ATA?
Hardly. But Democrats have been showing up in highly visible places in trucking's Republican-leaning trade organization.
Like other groups at ATA's Alexandria, VA, headquarters, the Communications Department has been totally redesigned. The
November 7, 1999 - Industry News
U.S. trucking fleets aren't the only ones facing a shortage of qualified truck drivers. Canada needs 50,000 new truckers, according to a recent report in The Ottawa Citizen
November 5, 1999 - Industry News
Vice President Al Gore is still trying to win the endorsement of the Teamsters union in his bid for president. The Teamsters refused to endorse him last month, even as the AFL-CIO did so
A new study shows that diesel exhaust is the most dangerous cancer-causing toxin in the Los Angeles area reports the Orange County Register
Hyundai Precision America has entered the Canadian trailer market with two new dealerships, Ft. Gary Industries, with locations in Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Regina and Calgary, and West Van Inc. in Mississauga, ON.
The company has also added
November 4, 1999 - Industry News
The Coldfoot Truck Stop in Barrow, AK, shut down its restaurant and hotel rooms Monday for the winter. The truckstop will run through the winter, selling fuel for just eight hours a day with a skeleton staff of three
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