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April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Top Dealers See Lots of Challenges Ahead

The demand for new trucks may be slowing but it’s the used truck market that worries many of the country’s top dealers. It could be a “catastrophe, an absolute train wreck,” warns James Coles, president of

April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo To Acquire Renault's Truck Operations

The parent of Volvo Trucks North America, AB Volvo, and the parent of Mack Trucks, Renault have agreed to merge truck operations and create the world’s second-largest truck maker

April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Nominees Sought For Used Truck Awards

Nominations are being sought for the Marvin F. Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award which recognizes individuals who have made numerous and significant contributions to the used truck industry. The award is sponsored by the Used Truck Association (UTA),

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

American Mobile Now Motient

American Mobile Satellite Corp. is the latest trucking communications provider to go through a name change. Effective today, Motient Corp. is the new name for the company. "We have clearly moved beyond our initial role as a satellite service provider," said Gary M. Parsons, Motient chairman

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Buying Portal is Funded

FuelQuest, Inc., Houston, TX, has finalized funding for FuelQuest.com, a new e-commerce portal for petroleum marketing. FuelQuest will serve 10,000 independent petroleum marketers who distribute 50 to 70 percent of petroleum products in the U.S. By partnering with

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Online Tire Exchange Debuts

TrucktireXchange.com has debuted on the web, offering to streamline the process of locating, purchasing and selling new and retread truck tires. The business-to-business e-commerce site is intended to help some 4,500 independent tire dealers and more

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Cargo Theft: Mexico Makes U.S. Problems Seem Trivial

Cargo theft has been a rising problem in the United States, but if you think we've got it bad, you should try trucking in Mexico. A recent report in The Houston Chronicle takes a look at the

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Asphalt is Hottest "Green" Commodity

What's recycled the most? Most people would guess newspapers and beverage containers, but the most widely recycled product in terms of both percentage and tonnage is actually asphalt pavement. A report from the former Federal Highway Administration

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Make Union Pacific Meeting Lively

Representatives from the Teamsters union livened up Union Pacific's annual shareholders meeting Friday in Salt Lake City with questions and allegation about UP subsidiary Overnite Transportation

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

ALK Enhances PC Miler Product

ALK Associates, Princeton, NJ, has released the PC Miler 14 product line, an enhanced version of its routing, mileage, and mapping software products.

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

TransportCentral.com Targets June Launch

WebTransport, Dallas, TX is beta-testing an online trading exchange targeted at small-to-mid-sized carriers and shippers which is expected to go live in June.

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Equipment Financing Site Relaunched

CIT Equipment Financing, Livingston, NJ, has re-launched its web site, eFinance-it.com, an application for equipment buyers with a variety of finance and industry resource functions

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Burlington Raises Pay By 13%

Burlington Motor Carriers, Daleville, IN, has announced a new pay package for drivers which increases overall wages of longhaul company drivers up to 13 percent. Longhaul drivers who have 10 or more years of experience will

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Steel Hauler Has a Tough Message on Driver Pay

Steel hauler Steve Williams, president of Maverick Transportation in Little Rock, AR, has a bold solution for his driver shortage. At a time when other truckload fleets are talking about raising driver pay by a couple of

April 22, 2000 - Industry News

Fleetscape.com, Not Fleetworks

Fleetworks.com is no more. But Fleetscape is alive, well and ready to fight the Internet battles to come. In March, Meritor and two partners announced the launch of Fleetworks.com, a parts exchange for the U.S. commercial medium-

April 21, 2000 - Industry News

New Protest Form: Running Legal Logs

A grassroots group of truckers is promoting a campaign they're calling "Make May Matter," asking truck drivers to run scrupulously legal log books during May in a form of protest against what it views as intrusive

April 21, 2000 - Industry News

Gore Meets With Teamsters President

Vice President Al Gore Friday had lunch with Teamsters President James P. Hoffa, who continues to withhold his union's endorsement

April 21, 2000 - Industry News

Gore Announces Green Truck Initiative

As part of Earth Day ceremonies on Friday, Vice President Al Gore announced a research partnership with many of the nation's largest heavy-duty engine and truck manufacturers to develop super fuel-efficient, low-emission engines

April 21, 2000 - Industry News

Descartes Partners With Teletrac

The Descartes Systems Group and Teletrac have announced a strategic distribution arrangement under which Teletrac will offer Descartes' Web-based route optimization software, a service that provides routing and scheduling on a fee-per-transaction basis to subscribers over the Web

April 21, 2000 - Industry News

Oshkosh Second Quarter Income Up 113%

Oshkosh Truck Corp. reported a net income of $13.9 million for its second fiscal quarter, an increase of 113% over $6.5 million for second quarter 1999. Second quarter sales were $331 million, up from $299 million a year ago

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

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