March 1, 2000 - Industry News
Two driver training groups are teaming up to put on a joint conference that is being billed as the largest gathering of commercial truck driver training programs ever held in the U.S
The family that owns the seven-state Sapp Bros. truckstop chain is involved in a family dispute over stock ownership
When the Louisiana governor called the state Department of Transportation and Development to ask for fund-raising ideas, the agency complied with more than $100 million in possible fee increases - most of them aimed at truckers
Truckers caught going just a few miles over the speed limit in West Virginia could face a much higher fine than a motorist going the same speed if a bill approved by the state Senate becomes law
With the return of warmer weather, normal weight restrictions are back in place in Wisconsin
SignPost, publisher of The National Survey of Driver Wages, is offering one-day seminars on retaining drivers
Nissan Diesel Motor Co dismissed recent German news reports that DaimlerChrysler AG would take over the heavily indebted Japanese truck maker.
"We deny the German reports," a spokesman told Stark's News Service. Germany's VWD news service said
Williams TravelCenters, Nashville, through an affiliation with Brewco Motorsports Inc., will sponsor driver Andy Kirby and his #39 Monte Carlo in a 10-race schedule this year in the NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division.
Paccar.com has made an equity investment in eScout, a provider of business-to-business e-commerce solutions for independent businesses
Fleetclean Systems, Hardin, TX, has signed a service agreement with Highway Transport Inc. under which Fleetclean's Hahnville, LA, tank cleaning facility will become the South-Louisiana base of operations for Highway Transport.
Sweden's AB Volvo has announced plans to build trucks and buses in Russia through a joint venture with AFK Sistema, a Russian financial and industrial group
Sirius Satellite Radio has entered into a marketing and technology alliance with ATX
Technologies, Inc. to develop systems which will eventually allow truckers to buy items and respond to radio programming while driving a vehicle.
February 29, 2000 - Industry News
SmartStop, Portland, OR has signed a deal with National Electronic Technologies Corp., Rothesay, New Brunswick to install a network of kiosks in truckstops.
Yellow Corp. is the latest fleet to become involved in an online venture which provides business-to-business transportation services.
I2 Technologies, Inc. has announced FreightMatrix, an Internet-based business-to-business freight marketplace
Delphi Automotive Systems Corp. has reached an agreement to buy the AP Distribution Services business of AP Group Limited for about $65 million cash.
Buoyed by the apparent success of last week's demonstration in Washington, DC, organizers are planning a second, larger convoy for March 16.
The recently formed National Owner Operator Trucking Assn. hopes to organize at least 200 trucks
After nearly a month-long wildcat strike, owner-operators of dump trucks in South Florida are back on the job
The National Transportation Exchange, Inc. has formed a strategic partnership with RightFreight.com, an Internet-based exchange for the air freight and logistics industries.
Kenworth Mexicana S.A. de C.V., a heavy duty truck manufacturing subsidiary of Paccar Inc., has reduced output of Class 8 trucks by 12.9%, sources disclosed.
Kenmex is now producing 27 units per day, down from 31 trucks
Ingersoll-Rand Co. has purchased a 70% interest in Tokyo-based Zexel Cold Systems, a manufacturer of transport refrigeration systems and bus air conditioning equipment. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Zexel will become part of Ingersoll-Rand's Climate
Flexfab Europe Ltd. has opened a new manufacturing plant in Nottingham, England. The 3,000 square foot facility produces high-performance hoses, ducts, bellows and other special shapes for the transfer of hot fluids and pressurized air in
February 28, 2000 - Industry News
Celadon Group has reached agreement with Comdata Corp. in which Comdata will provide over-the-road processing of various products and services offered by Celadon's TruckersCo-op.com to its members
Fleetclean Systems Inc., Hardin, TX, has signed a letter of intent to acquire Sani-Wash of Illinois, Inc. a privately-held internal tank wash facility based in Markham, IL.
Bulknet.com has launched a website offering load-matching services for registered shippers and tank truck carriers in the chemical industry
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