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June 3, 2000 - Industry News

Extensive Training Offered by DuPont

DuPont Automotive Finishes will offer an extensive schedule of training classes for the auto body repair industry throughout the rest of the year

June 2, 2000 - Industry News

Teamster President Talks of Victories, Future Challenges

In a recent speech at the National Press Club's Luncheon, International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President, James P. Hoffa, spoke of significant Teamster victories that occurred during the first year of his administration

June 2, 2000 - Industry News

Toxic Spill Shuts Down Truck Stop, Delays Drivers

A chemical leak from a tractor-trailer caused the evacuation of a Slidell, La., truck stop last week, stranding nearly two dozen drivers for four hours

June 2, 2000 - Industry News

Houston Port Truckers Call Off Shutdown

Teamsters Local 988 in Houston last week called off a planned organizing rally of port truckers after 16 trucking companies filed suit

June 2, 2000 - Industry News

Coca-Cola Strike Could Cause Shortage

Around 700 Teamsters who deliver Coke and other soft drinks throughout Northern New Jersey went on strike earlier this week after rejecting a contract offer, causing potential shortages of the popular drinks

June 2, 2000 - Industry News

Mitsubishi To Put a Wall Between DaimlerChrysler and Volvo

Mitusibishi Motors' will build a wall between its car and truck units in order to prevent conflicts between DaimlerChrysler and Volvo, reports Reuters

June 2, 2000 - Industry News

NNU Bringing Internet to Truckstops

NetNearU Corp. of College Station, Tex., has announced an agreement with Bell Atlantic that may put more NetNearU (NNU) Internet kiosks in truck stops

June 1, 2000 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Sold To Investment Group

Truck stop chain TravelCenters of America is being purchased by investment firm Oak Hill Capital Partners in a deal worth $731 million. Oak Hill, founded by Robert Bass in April 1999, said it hopes to close the deal in the third quarter

June 1, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Case Headed to Appeals Court

Attorneys for the National Labor Relations Board and the Teamsters Union will present oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., next Thursday, June 8, in support of a decision against Overnite Transportation

June 1, 2000 - Industry News

Australian Truckers Continue Blockade, Transport Minister Appeals

Australian truck drivers are continuing to blockade the New South Wales-Victoria border town of Albury-Wodonga in a protest over low freight rates, late payments, and rising crude oil prices, despite appeals from a leading union official to stop

June 1, 2000 - Industry News to Sell Strick Trailers

Celadon subsidiary,, has signed an agreement with Strick Manufacturing, to offer new 53-foot air ride and spring ride van trailers online

May 31, 2000 - Industry News

Border Accident Prompts Calls for Faster Entry

A fatal truck crash at the Canadian border renewed complaints about the traffic tie-ups that idle trucks for miles as they wait for entry into the United States

May 31, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Says New Asian Factory Will Boost Sales

Volvo says its new production facility in Thailand will enable the company to drop the prices of its trucks in the Asian market by as much as 25 percent

May 31, 2000 - Industry News

DAT Partners Not Mobile

We recently announced that DAT Services of Portland, Ore., was partnering with Sybergen Networks of Fremont, Calif., to provide mobile access to load information. This was incorrect.

May 31, 2000 - Industry News

Saia Lays Off 300 Employees

Saia Motor Freight Inc., Duluth, Ga., recently announced that the company would be initiating a layoff impacting 300 positions

May 30, 2000 - Industry News

SwRI Initiates Clean Diesel Consortium

A consortium organized by engineers at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), San Antonio, Texas, is developing low emission strategies that diesel engine manufacturers can put into production to improve air quality and meet stringent regulation

May 30, 2000 - Industry News

Supreme Court to Decide on EPA Rulemaking Authority

The U.S. Supreme Court will expand its review of Environmental Protection Agency rulemaking authority to decide whether or not the agency must make cost/benefit considerations part of its rulemaking process.

May 30, 2000 - Industry News

Rip Griffin Opens New Barstow Service Center

The Rip Griffin Travel Center, Barstow, Ca., has just opened a new 180,000 square foot heavy truck services department

May 30, 2000 - Industry News

Striking Teamsters at Coca-Cola Receive Unemployment Benefits

A judge has granted unemployment benefits to more than 200 Coca-Cola workers who went on strike more than two weeks ago

May 30, 2000 - Industry News

NJMTA Taps Shevell for Sixth Term

Chairman and CEO of New England Motor Freight (NEMF), Mike Shevell, has been re-elected to a sixth one-year term as chairman of the New Jersey Motor Truck Association (NJMTA

May 26, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Purges Backlog, Remains Bullish For 2000

Peterbilt expects to have a negative order intake for the month of May, but the company remains bullish about truck sales for the remainder of the year.

May 26, 2000 - Industry News

Sterling Offers More Online Dealer Info

Sterling Truck Corporation's Web-based dealer locator has been enchanced to offer additional information on each of the company's dealerships

May 26, 2000 - Industry News

Clean Diesel Fuel Test Results Are Promising

Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. says results of initial engine testing at San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute show the company's clean diesel formulation reduced particulate matter by 33% and NOx emissions by 10% compared with a commercial No. 2 diesel fuel.

May 25, 2000 - Industry News

Iveco Shopping for Heavy Truck Maker

Iveco is ready to consider joint ventures and alliances to expand its presence in medium trucks but wants to buy a heavy truck maker, CEO Giancarlo Boschetti reportedly told the Financial Times. Iveco is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of light commercial vehicles and one of the most profitable divisions of Italy's Fiat, but it lacks sufficient scale to make much of a dent in the medium and heavy truck markets.

May 25, 2000 - Industry News

Ecommerce Impact, Part 2: Changes on Many Levels

While the scope of the ecommerce revolution is sweeping, certain transportation fundamentals remain the same. The experts say, know your market, know your customer and use Internet to add value to your service. Larger companies have an


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