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April 17, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton Has Record Sales in First Quarter

Eaton Corp. first quarter truck component sales were a record $443 million, up 16% from first quarter 1999. This compares with an 8% rise in NAFTA Class 8 factory sales, a 5% rise in European commercial truck producton, and a 4% drop in South American truck output, the company noted

April 14, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Official Apologizes For Grocery Store Incident

Teamsters Local 245 Business Manager Jim Kabell apologized for a "lapse of judgment" in his actions at a Monett, MO, grocery store last week that resulted in legal charges

April 14, 2000 - Industry News

Meritor Opts Out Of

Meritor Automotive announced Friday it will not go forward with its participation in the recently announced

April 14, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters May Run Own Election

A set of election rules and procedures proposed by the Teamsters union is expected to be approved this week, setting the stage for the union's first elections without government supervision since federal racketeering charges were settled in 1989. The U.S. Attorney's office in New York has already agreed in principle to the rules, according to published reports. The agreement must still be approved by a federal court judge

April 14, 2000 - Industry News

Weight-Distance Tax Expected to Survive in Oregon

Supporters of a measure that would drop Oregon's cumbersome weight-distance tax in favor of a diesel tax and a 5-cent increase in gas taxes admitted defeat last week before the issue even came to a vote

April 14, 2000 - Industry News

Foreign Drivers Still Aren't Welcome

Bringing in foreign drivers to fill empty driver's seats in U.S. trucks may seem like the perfect answer to truckload carriers' driver shortage problems. But it's a controversial proposal, opposed by driver groups, and not backed

April 14, 2000 - Industry News

International Selects First Dealer of the Year

Duane Kyrish, president of Longhorn International Trucks, Austin, TX, has the distinction of being International Truck & Engine Co.'s first Dealer of the Year.

April 14, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Partnering With PNV

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has linked up with PNV to bring safety information to truck drivers who use the communications and entertainment services of PNV at truckstops

April 13, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Accused Of Violating Restraining Order In Missouri

Teamsters workers demonstrating against Associated Wholesale Grocers in Springfield, MO, have been accused of violating a restraining order they agreed to last week

April 13, 2000 - Industry News

Buchanan Vows To Put Hoffa On Cabinet

In a case of strange bedfellows, Reform Party presidential hopeful Pat Buchanan Wednesday promised Teamsters he would name union president James Hoffa to his cabinet

April 13, 2000 - Industry News

Cummins Reports 75% Increase in First Quarter Profit

Despite slowing North American demand for medium and heavy duty trucks, Cummins Engine Co. posted a 75% increase in first quarter profits compared to the same period last year

April 13, 2000 - Industry News

Sales and Marketing Executives Form New Association

Sales and marketing executives in the trucking industry have a new place to go for continuing education and networking. The former Sales and Marketing Council of American Trucking Associations has changed its name and location. It is now called the Transportation Sales and Marketing Assn. and is affiliated with SMC3

April 12, 2000 - Industry News

Southeastern Freight Lines Upgrades Dispatch

LTL carrier Southeastern Freight Lines, Inc., has purchased OptiSchedule, a strategic decision-support system from The fleet worked with during an 18-month period to develop the OptiSchedule system, said to create efficient linehaul driver schedules

April 12, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Canada Sponsors Technician Apprentice Program

Volvo Trucks Canada and Centennial College are officially launching an unusual modified apprenticeship program today designed to help alleviate the shortage of qualified heavy-truck technicians in Canada

April 11, 2000 - Industry News

HighwayMaster Reinvents Itself

Say goodbye to HighwayMaster. Say hello to @Track, pronounced “at-track.” HighwayMaster Communications, Inc., of Richardson, TX, has changed its name to @Track Communications, Inc

April 11, 2000 - Industry News

International Reveals High-Tech Diesels

International's Engine Group recently revealed its strategy to get over the next two emissions hurdles to analysts and press at its Melrose Park, IL, headquarters. It includes digital valve technology and camless diesels. The first new engine will be launched in 2001, a high-speed, new technology 4.5-liter V6 diesel designed to complement the company's high-volume V8, the 7.3-liter T444E. A new 6.0-liter V8 will ultimately replace today’s 7.3 – probably in the 2004 timeframe

April 11, 2000 - Industry News

CF Deploys 2-Way Paging

LTL giant Consolidated Freightways Corp., Menlo Park, CA, will deploy more than 2,000 pagers for drivers to use on the WebLink Wireless national wireless network. According to a WebLink spokeswoman, CF will deploy approximately 1,200 Motorola

April 11, 2000 - Industry News

DAT Launches LaneMakers

DAT Services, Portland, OR, will now help customers analyze freight lanes and contact individuals responsible for specific freight movements on the DAT system

April 11, 2000 - Industry News

Fleet To Pay Big For California Gas Spill

Cox Petroleum will have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in clean-up costs after one of its tankers crashed on California's Ventura Freeway and spilled about 6,000 gallons of gasoline into the ocean

April 11, 2000 - Industry News

New Border Crossing To Open In Laredo

The newest border crossing in Laredo, TX, opens this weekend and will keep trucks out of the downtown area

April 11, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Program Trains New Technicians

Peterbilt's Specialized Training Service Program is getting ready to graduate its fourth class, making a total of 26 new technicians for Peterbilt dealers

April 11, 2000 - Industry News

Biodiesel Supporters Haven't Given Up

Boosters of biodiesel believe the fuel can still have a role powering future heavy duty trucks. Made from soybeans and other agricultural products, or even recycled cooking oil, the fuel has been touted by farmers and

April 10, 2000 - Industry News

ADP Enhances Dealer Management System

ADP Dealer Services has made a number of additions and enhancements to its Elite dealer management system

April 10, 2000 - Industry News

Gustafson: 'Constellations' Are The Future

Problems such as a glut of used trucks are merely speed bumps for truck dealers, who need to make sure they use technology and other springboards to be successful in the future, said Marc Gustafson, president and CEO of Volvo Trucks North America, during his keynote speech at the American Truck Dealers' annual meeting in San Antonio last weekend

April 10, 2000 - Industry News

Former ATA Staffer Launching New Security Group

The Transportation Loss Prevention and Security Council of the American Trucking Assns. will soon have some potent new competition headed up by its own former executive director, Gail Toth, who recently resigned from the ATA.


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