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June 13, 2000 - Industry News

LA Area Public Fleets May Have to Give Up Diesel

Public fleets in Southern California may have to stop buying diesel-powered vehicles if proposed smog-control rules are approved

June 12, 2000 - Industry News

Woman to Head SC Trucker's Organization

For the first time in 68 years, a woman will be holding the top job at South Carolina’s trucking industry trade group

June 12, 2000 - Industry News

Morgan Opens Distribution Center

The Parts and Service Division of Morgan Corporation, a truck van body manufacturer, has opened a new distribution center in Morgantown, Pa

June 12, 2000 - Industry News

McLeod Offers Terion Interface

Tom McLeod Software Corp., Birmingham, Ala., has introduced a new interface to integrate its LoadMaster truckload software with the Terion mobile communications system

June 12, 2000 - Industry News

How Friendly Is Your Freight?

When turnover costs are considered, driver-unfriendly freight is the least profitable freight a carrier hauls and is the main reason to reduce this type of freight. Although we cannot prove it statistically, there is evidence to

June 11, 2000 - Industry News

Court Hears Overnite Appeal of NLRB Ruling

Both Overnite Transportation and the Teamsters Union say they were pleased at how a hearing went last week in Overnite's appeal of a National Labor Relations Board ruling

June 9, 2000 - Industry News

New Plant Gives Rodi a Jumpstart on Engine Development

Rodi Power Systems Inc., a Puyallup, Wash., company that has been working to develop a new truck engine, has recently acquired a manufacturing plant in Abbeville, L

June 9, 2000 - Industry News

EPA to Hold Hearings on Emissions Proposal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold five public hearings on proposed new emissions regulations including tougher requirements for diesel engines

June 9, 2000 - Industry News

One-Stop Load Posting Debuts

Now you can post the same load on a number of load-matching sites with just one time-saving stop on the Internet

June 9, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star Delay Causes Dina Cutback

Mexico's Consorcio G. Grupo Dina says a request by Western Star to delay delivery of some 140 trucks will force it to "significantly" cut production at its Hidalgo plant

June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Sterling Schedules One Week Shutdown

The Sterling Truck plant in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, will shut down the first week in July.

June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Isuzu Truck Sales Continue to Climb

American Isuzu Motors Inc. says commerical vehicle retail sales last month represented its second best May in history

June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Great Dane Announces Canadian Expansion

Great Dane Trailers, Savannah, Ga., plans to build a 300,000-square-foot production operation in Quinte West, located in eastern Ontario, Canada

June 8, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Proposes to Drop Mandatory Dues as Condition for TMC Membership

Members of The Maintenance Council yesterday learned that the American Trucking Associations will likely drop the controversial mandatory membership in ATA in order to be a member of TMC. During the Town Meeting at The Maintenance Council's

June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite NLRB Appeal In Court

Overnite Transportation's appeal of a National Labor Relations Board decision goes before the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., today

June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Uphold Philadelphia Local Trusteeship

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa has upheld the decision to place Philadelphia's Local 115 in trusteeship, ousting controversial and long-time Local leader John Morris

June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Leedham to Pursue Top Teamster Position a Second Time

Tom Leedham, former vice president for the Teamsters, has announced his bid to run against President James P. Hoffa for the union’s top position, making this campaign his second attempt

June 6, 2000 - Industry News

HOS: Canadians Head Down A Different Road

Transport Canada, the equivalent of the Department of Transportation north of the border, is moving forward with an hours of service distinctly different from the one recently announced by the U.S. DOT. The Canadian regulators want

June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Sleepers Have Negligible Impact on Used Truck Values

The top indicators of the value of used aerodynamic highway sleeper tractors are mileage, model year and engine horsepower

June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian HOS Proposal Under Fire

A proposal that would allow truckers in Canada to drive 14 hours a day is being heavily opposed by a union representing 30,000 truck driver

June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star Cuts Production

Western Star Trucks is reportedly cutting production at its Canadian Kelowna, British Columbia, plant from 25 to 20 trucks a day and will reduce its workforce by 200

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

Colorado Cuts Taxes, Fleets Get A Break

Commercial truck fleets in Colorado will get a tax break and a reduction in registration fees, thanks to a bill recently signed into la

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters, Overnite Resume Negotiations

The Teamsters union and Overnite Transportation are scheduled to resume contract negotiations today in Chicago. The three-day session is expected to focus on grievance procedures and other changes in operations. The last session was May 16-17, in which tentative agreement was reached on some change of operations language regarding seniority rights. When asked if the two sides are really making any progress toward a contract, both sides used the same term to describe negotiations: snail

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

Dart Links with iLink Global

A major provider of e-commerce logistics has joined forces with a major trucking fleet to provide integrated transportation services for Internet businesses

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler & Hyundai May Team Up

DaimlerChrysler and Hyundai Motor are reportedly negotiating a joint venture to build commercial vehicles


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