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May 16, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder to Open New Logistics Center

Ryder System just broke ground for its new Transportation Management Center (TMC), home of Ryder's logistics network at Alliance Industrial Park, located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

May 16, 2000 - Industry News

Harvey Firestone: An Important Pioneer

Harvey Firestone was one of the world's most brilliant businessmen, a friend to presidents, founder of one of the world's most successful companies, and a partner to the most innovative minds of the past 100 years.

May 16, 2000 - Industry News

Diesel Emission Estimates May be Too Low, Study Says

A computer model used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to estimate estimate pollutants from motor vehicles is underestimating diesel truck emissions, according to a new report by the National Research Council of the National Academies

May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Australian Truckers Planning Strike

Australian owner-operators plan to stop work starting tomorrow in a campaign for government-enforced rates that include fuel surcharges, 14-day payment periods, and licensing of loading agents and the road transport industry

May 15, 2000 - Industry News

MN Teamsters Found In Contempt In Overnite Action

Three officials with Teamsters Local 120 in Minneapolis have been found in contempt of court in connection with the assault of one Overnite Transportation Company driver and the harassment of a second that resulted in that driver being left inside a locked trailer

May 15, 2000 - Industry News

NJ Town Wants Stronger Truck Ban Following Death

The death of a clerk after a tractor-trailer crashed into a video store in Lambertville, NJ, has the town's mayor calling for stricter enforcement of the state's ban on trucks on local roads

May 15, 2000 - Industry News

PTDI Certifies Six More Schools

Six more truck driver training schools have received course certification from the Professional Truck Driver Institute, bringing the total number of schools offering PTDI-certified courses to 65

May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Bidding War For Drivers Continues

The year 2000 "shows no abatement of the intense competition among truckload carriers to offer improved wage and benefit packages," says SignPost Inc., publishers of The National Survey of Driver Wages. According to its latest survey, 17% of truckload carriers made changes to their wage and benefit packages in first quarter 2000. The average rate of increase was 4.5%, about the same as increases recorded for first quarter 1998 and 1999

May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Free Drivers Log Software Upgraded

The latest version of Driver Daily Log (DDL) is available for download at http://home.ptd.net/~bjork. The driver log book program, written by a truck driver, is absolutely free. Fritz Roland `Nick' Bjorklund said he developed the software during

May 13, 2000 - Industry News

Oversize Mishap Causes Delays in Nebraska

A truck with an oversized load didn't make it under a bridge over Interstate 680 in Omaha, NE Friday morning, causing traffic delays that will continue into this week

May 13, 2000 - Industry News

Arvin and Meritor Merger on Track

The new ArvinMeritor partnership between Arvin Industries and Meritor is expected to be completed by July 31 this year.

May 13, 2000 - Industry News

Meritor Opens New Brake Supply Plant

Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems has opened a new QS9000-certified production and distribution facility in Hebron, KY.

May 13, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Still Shopping

Volvo hasn't finished spending money yet. After the dust settles on its deal to purchase Renault's truck operations, the company intends to strengthen its position with acquisitions in other key commercial areas

May 12, 2000 - Industry News

Meritor Expects 40% Growth of Stopping Systems Sales

Global original equipment and aftermarket opportunities, value-added technology innovations and an emerging "light" commercial vehicle segment will be the primary drivers behind the growth of Meritor Automotive's commercial vehicle stopping system business over the next three to five years

May 12, 2000 - Industry News

@Track Reports Losses

@Track Communications, Inc., of Richardson, TX -- formerly known as HighwayMaster -- lost $4.8 million on revenues of $14.1 million in the first quarter of 2000. Revenue for the quarter was down from $17.1 million compared to the first quarter of 1999.

May 12, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Software Goes Commercial

Truck manufacturer Freightliner and Spatial Inc., a developer of Web-hosted engineering services, have agreed to offer Freightliner's proprietary Web-based design and engineering software commercially.

May 12, 2000 - Industry News

Freightwise Links With Mellon

Mellon Global Cash Management, Pittsburgh, PA, will provide a range of e-commerce support to FreightWise of Fort Worth, TX, an electronic marketplace for truck transportation

May 11, 2000 - Industry News

Miami Strike Leaders Say They're Being Blacklisted

Miami port truckers may have won concessions after striking in February, but strike leaders are now saying they have been blacklisted, and truckers report few improvements

May 11, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Hearing Delayed

A National Labor Relations Board hearing to review unfair labor practices charges against Overnite Transportation has been delayed

May 10, 2000 - Industry News

Maxon Buys Vehicle Lift Maker

Maxon Lift Corp. has purchased the assets of Globe, a manufactuer of in-ground lifts for the automotive and heavy truck markets. Maxon recently acquired another lift maker, Benwil Lift Systems, and will form a new division

May 10, 2000 - Industry News

Keller Seminars Review New HOS Rules

Safety compliance consultants at J.J. Keller & Associates have scheduled 25 briefing seminars across the country to review proposed new hours-of-service rules

May 10, 2000 - Industry News

PTDI To Go It Alone Again

After being under the umbrella of the Truckload Carriers Assn. for four years, the Professional Truck Driver Institute is going to strike out on its own again. Ever since the departure of TCA president Lana Batts, a driving force behind PTDI, questions have been raised about the future of the institute

May 10, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters at Grocery Plants Hoping For Bargaining Session

Teamsters members who worked for Associated Wholesale Grocers' plants in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma hope the National Labor Relations Board will force AWG to go back to the bargaining table

May 10, 2000 - Industry News

Ruan Gives Thumbs Up For Soy-Based Grease

Ruan Transportation Management Systems recently reacted positively to a field test for the use of SoyTruk, a soybean-based fifth-wheel grease

May 10, 2000 - Industry News

Defense Dept. Boosts GPS Accuracy

GPS (Global Positioning System) just got more accurate. By order of President Clinton, the U.S. Department of Defense has ceased the practice of degrading GPS satellite signals for civilian use. The change began on May 1 and while it had little immediate impact on fleet operations, it will result in more accurate GPS location data

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