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
The National Private Truck Council is holding a series of one-day hours-of-service forums around the country to provide information on how the changes proposed by DOT will impact fleets.
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.
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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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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