November 30, 1999 - Industry News
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.
Independent truckstop members of Professional Transportation Partners (PTP) will be offering a new loyalty program for drivers by the end of the year
The national labor negotiating arm of the major unionized LTL trucking companies has named a new head negotiator
November 29, 1999 - Industry News
A New Hampshire truckstop will pay $225,000 to settle a pollution lawsuit
Peregrine Systems says United Airlines has purchased its FleetAnywhere software system for implementation in 39 locations worldwide.
Jacobs Vehicle Systems recently produced its two-millionth engine retarder, or Jake Brake as it is commonly known.
The possibility of success may have hurt PNV Inc.'s debut on the Nasdaq last Wednesday
Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. fell deeper into the red last quarter as it continues to invest in systems to help engine makers meet 2002 emissions regulations. The company lost $2.4 million in the third quarter and has lost $3.8 million year-to-date.
November 24, 1999 - Industry News
Associates Commercial Corp. has launched Technology Vendor Finance Group to provide finance and leasing services to manufacturers and distributors of technology-based products.
Grumman Olson Industries Inc. will add refrigerated truck bodies to its line of aluminum walk-in vans and parcel delivery trucks with the purchase of Complete Refrigerated Truck Bodies, Alvaton, GA
Haldex Brake Systems has announced plans to build a new facility for its Product Center in Heidelberg, Germany.
TRW Inc. has agreed to sell Lucas Diesel Systems to Delphi Automotive Systems Corp. for $871 million in cash. Delphi will acquire substantially all Lucas assets, certain liabilities, and its associated aftermarket activities
Over 20% of truckload carriers participating in The National Survey of Driver Wages have increased driver compensation since last August, according to SignPost Inc., which conducts the quarterly survey.
As the Teamsters' unfair labor practices strike against less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation passes the one-month mark, Overnite reopened another service center that had been closed due to the picketing
New-York based National Tractor Trailer School has bought a second truck driving simulator
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters declared an emergency trusteeship for Philadelphia Local 115 and removed 73-year-old John P. Morris from office as secretary-treasurer last week. The union accused Morris of a number of abuses, including buying and stockpiling weapons
November 23, 1999 - Industry News
Trucking companies have been dealing with driver job-hopping and a driver shortage for years. But with today's tight labor market, other employers are now facing the same problems.
A recent article in U.S. News & World Report
It's hard enough for truck drivers to find medical treatment on the road without having to give your full medical history every time. A new service is working with trucking companies to use the Internet to provide important medical background information
A Truckload Carriers Assn. panel is researching alternative labor pools to solve the driver shortage problem
Michelin has filed a countersuit against the Bandag, accusing the retreader of trying to keep it out of the retread business
The imposition of the Michigan Single Business Tax on Canadian trucking companies is a form of double taxation, putting Canadian motor carriers at a competitive disadvantage, according to a study commissioned by trucking industry lobby groups and government agencies.
The Web makes online marketers extremely nimble. Unburdened by the bricks and mortar investment which limits traditional marketers, these virtual shops can offer goods at lower prices and spend more on promotion than on equipment lease
FleetPride has purchased Wheels and Brakes Inc., an Atlanta-based distributor specializing in wheel, rim, suspension and brake parts for the heavy duty industry
November 22, 1999 - Industry News
After five weeks of trial and two days of deliberations, a U.S. District Court jury Friday convicted a former Teamsters executive of embezzlement, mail and wire fraud, and perjury
Cummins Engine Co. is partnering with Westport Innovations Inc., Vancouver, BC, on a CAN$10 million, two-year natural gas truck project in which three heavy-duty diesel trucks will be converted to liquefied natural gas.
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