May 2, 2000 - Industry News
Colorado lawmakers, as part of tax cuts designed to return a surplus to the taxpayers, have passed a bill that would nearly eliminate the sales tax on large trucks and parts
May 1, 2000 - Industry News
Overnite Transportation and the Teamsters' National Negotiating Committee met for three days in Chicago last week for the resumption of contract negotiations, and the union reports progress in some areas
Heavy-duty trucks and buses are passing Ontario's emissions tests with flying colors, reports the Ontario Trucking Assn
April 28, 2000 - Industry News
Grocery companies Ralphs, Safeway/Vons and Albertsons/Lucky Stores have settled a two-year California civil lawsuit that accused them of exposing local neighborhoods to cancer-causing exhaust. As part of the settlement, the supermarket companies will spend the next three years replacing 150 of their diesel-powered trucks with alternatively fueled vehicles.
Nissan Diesel said it will begin supplying its ZD diesel engines to the Renault SA/Renault Vehicules Industriels (RVI) group from 2003 as the initial outcome of their alliance.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 107 in Philadelphia and a picket line captain were found in contempt of court last week and fined a total of $30,000 in connection with an assault on an Overnite Transportation driver.
In what is being dubbed by some as a "strange political marriage," the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has endorsed Rep. Peter Hoekstra, a Republican who voted against all the union's key bills last year
Pilot Corp. has opened a new travel center in Sulphur Springs, TX. Located off Interstate 30 at exit #122, the new travel center features such amenities as an atm, 85 parking spaces, seven private showers, certified
Ohio Transport Refrigeration Inc., Bath, OH and Franklin Truck Parks, Los Angeles, CA, have become independent parts distributor members of VIPAR Heavy Duty.
Ohio Transport is owned and operated by Gene Gerhart and has two branches
April 27, 2000 - Industry News
Six months after Teamsters picket lines first appeared at Overnite's terminals, neither side is expressing hope that the strike will be settled soon. Drivers alleging unfair labor practices walked off their jobs Oct. 24 after more than four years of attempting to bring Teamsters membership to the company's 166 terminals nationwide. Despite some hints of progress in February and March, both sides now appear far apart. More negotiations are scheduled later this week in Chicago.
Despite a slowdown in North American heavy truck sales, the Haldex Group sees its strong first quarter as a sign of higher sales and profits through the rest of the year.
The Swedish based company posted first
@Track Communications, Inc., formerly HighwayMaster, has announced a strategic alliance with Lockheed Martin Integrated Business Solutions (IBS).
Lockheed Martin, will leverage its historic strengths in systems engineering, back-office integration and project management in this new alliance. "We
Installing hidden cameras and microphones in a truck terminal restroom may be a crime but isn't grounds for a lawsuit by unionized employees against Consolidated Freightways, a federal appeals court has ruled.
April 26, 2000 - Industry News
LeanLogistics.com, Holland, MI, has launched a new Internet freight exchange designed to provide shippers and carriers with a neutral, real-time environment for bidding on and buying freight services. Through the site, manufacturers will reportedly be able
Pennzoil Long-Life Heavy Duty Engine Oil has signed an agreement with TruckersCo-op.com that will allow members of the web site to purchase motor oil and other lubricants at discounted prices. Under the agreement, Pennzoil is the
Mack Trucks and its French parent Renault see huge potential with AB Volvo’s agreement to buy Renault’s truck business
Specialty truck body manufacturer Supreme Industries reported first quarter 2000 net income of $2.8 million on revenues of $71.8 million, both records. Net income for first quarter 1999 was $2.4 million on revenues of $56.4 million.
A major supplier of traditional EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) services has linked up with an Internet newcomer to offer a complete Internet-based transportation management system
Paccar did well in the first quarter, posting record sales and earnings, but is looking at possible acquisitions to solidify its position in the world truck market
A promising supply chain technology called Intellitag is about to change hands. TransCore, Inc. announced plans to acquire Amtech Transportation Systems from UNOVA Inc. Amtech includes Intermec Technologies which owns the promising RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)
April 25, 2000 - Industry News
After seven years of on-again, off-again talks and much speculation, Volvo and Mack will become one by the end of the year. The combined companies will form the world's second-largest truck make
Omni Communications, LLC. of Sheboygan, WI, has released Profit Per Mile 2000, software that helps small fleets and owner operators track trip information, income, expenses and more. The product's data base structure provides a wealth of
The demand for new trucks may be slowing but it’s the used truck market that worries many of the country’s top dealers. It could be a “catastrophe, an absolute train wreck,” warns James Coles, president of
The parent of Volvo Trucks North America, AB Volvo, and the parent of Mack Trucks, Renault have agreed to merge truck operations and create the world’s second-largest truck maker
Nominations are being sought for the Marvin F. Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award which recognizes individuals who have made numerous and significant contributions to the used truck industry.
The award is sponsored by the Used Truck Association (UTA),
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