April 7, 2000 - Industry News
Speedco Truck Lube has signed an agreement with Chevron Lubricants to supply Delo 400 motor to its quick lube locations.
Speedco has 28 locations and eventually plans to open 50 to 75 service centers along most major
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Elyria, OH, has improved its Web site, bendix.com to make it easier to access Bendix information. The site has been redesigned to include features such as warranty claims and status, troubleshooting information
Those trying to win union representation for truckers hauling containers at the nation's ports are claiming an important victory following the Federal Trade Commission's conclusion of an investigation into their organizing activities.
Eric Fink, one of the attorneys who has been representing the truckers during the investigation, says he received a phone message last week from the FTC that they have concluded their investigation and decided not to take any enforcement action
Contract negotiations between Overnite Transportation and the Teamsters union resumed last week, but the union accused the less-than-truckload company of stonewalling
A southern Missouri town has canceled an Easter egg hunt and Oklahoma workers are being replaced after staying home in a sympathy strike as the Teamsters union continues to picket Associated Wholesale Grocers facilities in Springfield, MO, and Kansas City, KS
DaimlerChrysler AG is reportedly exploring development of Class 4-type pickup to be sold under the Freightliner nameplate.
According to Stark's News Service the company is considering a broad strategy for its Dodge Ram pickups with two platforms
Whether or not Mexican truckers gain full access to the U.S. likely depends on the upcoming presidential election, according to Roger Gray, a San Antonio bilateral trade specialist.
Gray recently told Reuters news service that a victory
April 6, 2000 - Industry News
AB Volvo of Sweden, which entered high-level talks last month to acquire Renault's commercial truck division, resolved two of a "handful" of key issues in negotiations with Renault that should lead to a deal by the end of this month to purchase the Renault Vehicules Industriels commercial vehicles unit, a company source disclosed to Stark's News Service Interactive
Following reports of violence in the Associated Wholesale Grocers lockout of union workers in Springfield, MO, the Teamsters union has agreed to the terms of a temporary restraining order
Hot topics such as the used truck glut, industry consolidation and how the Internet affects the truck sales process will no doubt be subjects of discussion during the American Truck Dealers annual meeting starting in San Antonio tomorrow
Now through May 15, customers who purchase a new Peterbilt from dealer inventories can save thousands of dollars through a new purchase incentive program
The Canadian Trucking Alliance says it welcomes recent statements in the House of Commons from federal finance minister Paul Martin that the federal government might reduce its excise taxes on fuel, so long as the provincial governments reduce theirs as well
Celadon's new TruckersCo-op.com subsidiary, a business-to-business cost savings Web site for the trucking industry, signed a marketing agreement with PNV for TruckersCo-op.com
Penske Truck Leasing, Reading, PA, completed the acquisition of the assets of McDevitt Transportation Services, a truck rental and leasing company based in Manchester, NH
Arvin Industries and Meritor Automotive announced today that they plan to combine their businesses in a "strategic merger of equals."
The new company, to be called ArvinMeritor Inc., will have combined revenues of $7.5 billion and will
April 5, 2000 - Industry News
BorgWarner Inc. has announced its intention to sell its Fuel Systems and Kysor-Westran HVAC units, two non-core business which were part of the Vehicle Products business of Kuhlman Corporation that the company acquired in March of last year.
Western Star Trucks officially opened its new plant in North Charleston, SC, with a gathering of company officials and community leaders March 30
Freightliner Corp. has leased 12.2 acres of undeveloped property for a new corporate headquarters and has purchased a 100,000 square foot multi-tenant facility adjacent to its current headquarters building
The Teamsters union has rejected an offer from Associated Wholesale Grocers to lease its trucks to Teamsters members it laid off so they could operate as independent contractors.
Volvo Trucks North America and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America have formed a strategic alliance to sell and service Class 3-7 trucks in Canada. The deal eventually will extend to the United States
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $22 million in federal grants to study the components and sources of tiny particles (soot, dust, dirt, smoke) that pollute the air.
April 4, 2000 - Industry News
Trucktreads.com, Farmington Hills, MI, plans to offer Bandag retreads direct to anywhere in the world. Though the minimum order is 8 tires, container order of 240 or more are the normal quantities that are typically shipped.
American Isuzu Motors Inc. has signed an agreement to use FirePond Sales and FirePond Sales Manager, Web-based guided selling and customer information management modules in its
network of more than 200 vehicle dealerships in North America.
Just a week after Teamsters President James P. Hoffa was criticized in a federal hearing for allowing violence in the union's strike against Overnite Transportation, violence at two other Teamsters hot spots has been in the news
Dozens of Teamster members yesterday delivered a subpoena to Leo Suggs, CEO of Overnite Transportation, at Overnite's headquarters in Richmond, VA
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