March 29, 2000 - Industry News
Dean Cannon says third party logistics companies already pose a danger to small carriers. Now their monster web sites, presumably intended to help carriers, may actually swallow them up.
Cannon is President and CEO of Cannon Express,
Kenworth will furlough or reassign 401 workers at heavy-duty truck plants in Renton and Seattle, WA, beginning this Monday, sources disclosed to Stark's News Service Interactive
Ford Motor Co. reportedly may purchase Swedish commercial truck-maker AB Volvo to protect the Volvo brand name
Freightliner displayed a Century Class S/T equipped with the latest and near-future high-tech, in-cab entertainment at its booth last week during the Mid-America Trucking Show
DaimlerChrysler will consider any attractive deal to buy or ally with an Asian truck manufacturer but, if nothing turns up, it will tackle the market on its own, CEO Juergen Schrempp reportedly told an Asian newspaper
Speedco Truck Lube has opened its 28th location
Pegasus Transtech Corp. has formed a partnership with J.J. Keller & Associates to provide an integrated solution to document imaging and automated log auditing. The partnership combines Pegasus’ Transflo document imaging system with Keller’s KellerScan automated
Wright Express LLC, South Portland, ME, has launched a new Web site designed to make it easier for customers to learn about and buy WEX products and services. Located at www.wrightexpress.com, the site has a new
Paccar is the latest trucking supplier to launch a business-to-business e-commerce Internet marketplace intended to be an open exchange for the procurement of goods and services.
Cannon Express, Inc., Springdale, AR, has announced the formation of Carriersco-op.com, an Internet transportation site to serve small to mid-size carriers and compete with mega-sites sponsored by industry giants
A House subcommittee Tuesday was supportive of the Teamsters Union's efforts to eliminate corruption and end federal monitoring, but had problems with the violence surrounding the union's campaign against Overnite Transportation.
Teamsters President James P. Hoffa testified before the oversight and investigations subcommittee of the House Education and Workforce Committee. The hearing was called to examine the union's efforts to fight corruption and improve its finances
Long-time suspension supplier Hendrickson International plans to stay on an aggressive course in developing new products and expects to make big inroads in European markets
Truck makers should focus more on long-term solutions rather than short-term profits, Mack Trucks president Michel Gigou told industry suppliers recently
Volvo is much closer to its goal of rapid new truck delivery and will soon launch a proprietary communications system that will place much more intelligence in the truck cab
Arrow Truck Sales Inc. has introduced an online system which will allow certified used truck dealers to buy or sell used trucks over the Internet.
Diesel has a new champion in Washington with the formation of The Diesel Technology Forum. The group, which represents a large and growing list of engine, component and equipment manufacturers, will focus on a wide range of public issues involving diesel technology.
March 28, 2000 - Industry News
Delphi Automotive Systems will supply steering wheels and modular doors for the new International medium duty trucks. The new products will be made at the Delphi Interior Systems factory in Vandalia, GA.
Because of a law passed last year, Mexican truckers who travel beyond designated U.S. commercial zones will be breaking the law
Magna, the Toronto-based Tier 1 automotive supplier, intends to play significant role in the trucking industry through a joint venture with German seat supplier Grammar AG.
An international port services company has teamed up with a leading Internet software developer to create what the partners say is the first online, world-wide transportation marketplace.
March 27, 2000 - Industry News
Walter Carter, an independent contractor with PFT/Roberson of Champaign, IL, was named "1999 Independent Contractor of the Year" in ceremonies held last week during the Truckload Carriers Assn. annual meeting. Annual Meeting
The Truckload Carriers Assn. last week honored three TCA member company drivers in its 11th Annual "Company Equipment Driver of the Year" contest
Robert Hansen, president of Gail Force, an air charter company located in Janesville, WI, has been elected 2000-2001 Chairman of the Truckload Carriers Assn
Consolidation in the international car and truck business continues with two big announcements from Europe: Volkswagen says it will buy a controlling stake in Sweden’s Scania, and DaimlerChrysler is buying a third of Mitsubishi Motors
Last year’s $1 billion settlement between the Environmental Protection Agency and truck engine manufacturers did not get EPA off the hook.
The environmental agency has been tagged by the House Commerce Committee as “grossly negligent” in
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