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April 21, 2000 - Industry News

Rush Sales Indicate Soft Truck Market

Rush Enterprises posted first quarter 2000 net income of $1.1 million on gross revenues of $210 million versus $3.3 million on revenues of $177.8 million in first quarter 1999. Results for this year included a $1.5 million loss provision to increase the company's reserve for used truck valuation and repossession losses

April 21, 2000 - Industry News

Higher Wages, Price Competition Squeeze Dorsey Profits

Dorsey Trailers posted a first quarter 2000 net profit of $94,000 on sales of $45.1 million. Net income for the same period last year was $512,000 on sales of $44.8 million. John Pugh, CEO, said new trailer

April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Attack Overnite Financial Results

Overnite Transportation emphasized a 6.4% increase in first quarter revenue compared to last year and a turnaround from the previous quarter's losses when it reported its first-quarter financial results yesterday, but the Teamsters union attacked the report as "creative bookkeeping." Overnite reported first quarter operating income of only $500,000, compared to $10.3 million in the first quarter of 1999

April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Votes Challenged in Close Union Election at Saia

Sixteen ballots have been challenged in the Teamsters representation election at less-than-truckload carrier SAIA Motor Freight in Grand Prairie, TX, where the union lost by only one vote

April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Michelin To Open Tire Plant in Virginia

Michelin is opening a tire plant in Independence, VA, which will initially support Volvo Trucks North American in Dublin

April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Williams Travel Center Being Built In Fort Worth

Williams Travel Center will build a facility on a 19-acre site in Fort Worth, TX, within the Alliance development along Interstate 35W

April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Caterpillar Expects Dip in Truck Engine Demand to be Offset by Higher Market Share

Higher interest rates and diesel fuel prices, coupled with a driver shortage and increased supply of used trucks, will likely impact demand for on-highway truck engines in North America. But Caterpillar says it expects its engine sales to remain near 1999 levels with increased market share in the medium and heavy duty truck segments plus higher demand for other engines

April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Sales & Profits Down, Margins Up

Preliminary first quarter reports put Detroit Diesel Corp. revenues at $536 million and net income at $10.1 million

April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Meritor Sales, Profits Up In Second Quarter

Meritor Automotive reported net income of $57 million for its fiscal 2000 second quarter, an increase of 14% over second quarter 1999

April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Core Materials To Supply Molded Products for Mack Trucks

Core Materials Corp. says it has reached a tentative deal with Mack Trucks to manufacture and assemble fiberglass reinforced molded products for current and future Mack Class 8 models

April 19, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Teamsters Join Overnite Strike

Canadian Teamsters began a job action at Overnite Transportation Company's eight terminals in Canada yesterday

April 19, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters File Lawsuit Against Ousted President

The Teamsters union has filed a civil suit against ousted President Ron Carey and nine other individuals and groups. The union alleges racketeering, embezzlement, breach of fiduciary duties and legal malpractice in what it calls "a wide-ranging plot to loot the union treasury in order to bolster the 1996 re-election campaign of disgraced former Teamster General President Ron Carey." If successful, the union stands to recover more than $9 million

April 19, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Shortage Hurting Europe Too

U.S. trucking companies aren't the only ones facing a severe shortage of qualified, trained truck drivers. A European trucking association says it's bad on the other side of the Atlantic, as well

April 19, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilts Recalled For Fuel Line Problem

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced the recall of nearly 1,000 Peterbilts for a possible engine fire problem

April 19, 2000 - Industry News

Schaeffer, Abbott Leave ATA

Trucking environmental policy expert Allen Schaeffer has joined the issues management firm of Rowan & Blewitt, where he will work on a campaign to promote the diesel engine as the workhorse of American industry

April 18, 2000 - Industry News

Tire Makers Form Online Exchange

Six of the world's leading tire and rubber makers are forming an online marketplace for doing business. Michelin of France and Continental AG of Germany, join U.S. tire giants Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Cooper

April 18, 2000 - Industry News

RoadStar Radio News

New Research May Give Feds More Power To Clean Up Diesel Engine Emissions Teamsters Member Charged With Beating Trucker Seven Carriers Merge To Form Intermodal, Truckload, Logistics Venture One Of Four Charged In Murder/Truck Hijacking Ring Pleads Guilty Diesel Prices

April 18, 2000 - Industry News

OOIDA Leasing Lawsuit To Proceed

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. has won the right to proceed with a lawsuit over leasing after the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from Missouri-based trucking company Prime Inc. on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding private right of action

April 18, 2000 - Industry News

Teamster Charged In AWG Assault

A Teamsters member has been charged in a Missouri attack on an independent driver hauling for Associated Wholesale Grocers which locked the union out of its Springfield, MO, and Kansas City, KS, trucking and warehouse operations April 1

April 18, 2000 - Industry News

Border Crossings Surge in Laredo

The number of trucks crossing the U.S.-Mexican border near Laredo, TX, has risen more than 50% since last weekend's opening of a new international bridge

April 17, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Training on CD-ROM

Insurer Liberty Mutual Group is now offering its Decision Driving Interactive Training Program on CD-ROM. The program is designed to improve a driver's ability to see hazards before they become dangerous and choose the best course

April 17, 2000 - Industry News

A Prom To Remember

When there were no limos to be had for Tulsa, OK's, busiest prom night, it was no problem for 17-year-old Adam Gobbo. He took his date to the prom in a 460-horsepower, black-cherry Mack Vision. Adam got

April 17, 2000 - Industry News

New Diesel Research Said to Vindicate EPA

The American Lung Assn. last week praised new research it says "vindicates" the Environmental Protection Agency's 1997 clean-air standards, which were put on hold after a legal challenge. The new research was unveiled last week during a press conference in Atlanta sponsored by the Health Effects Institute, a nonprofit research center funded jointly by industry and the EPA

April 17, 2000 - Industry News

Truckstop Gambling Facing Challenges In Louisiana

After about half of Louisiana's parishes outlawed truckstop video gambling last summer, two parishes recently took actions against truckstops related to the controversial machines

April 17, 2000 - Industry News

Illinois Cracks Down On Load Debris

Legislation passed by Illinois lawmakers last week would make it easier for law enforcement officers to cite truck drivers for debris that could fly loose

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