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January 31, 2000 - Industry News

MAN Buys ERF From Western Star

German truck maker MAN has purchased Western Star's British truck subsidiary ERF. MAN will pay 65 million pounds (approximately $108 million US) and assume ERF debts of 23 million pounds ($38 million US).

January 30, 2000 - Industry News

Port Truckers To Rally Today

Independent truckers who haul containers in and out of six eastern ports will rally today to protest skyrocketing diesel prices and demand that their industry adopt a Port Trucker Bill of Rights

January 28, 2000 - Industry News

Yellow Renames Technology Subsidiary

Yellow Corp., Overland Park, KS, has changed the name of its 400-person technology development subsidiary, Yellow Services, to Yellow Technologies Inc.

January 28, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star Posts Record Second Quarter

Kelowna, BC, based Western Star Holdings posted record earnings of $14.5 million (US$10 million) on revenues of $499.2 million (US$345.5 million) for its second fiscal quarter ending December 31. Income for the quarter up 125% from second quarter 1998, revenue was up 9%.

January 28, 2000 - Industry News

Cummins Posts Record Sales And Earnings

Cummins Engine reported fourth quarter 1999 earnings of $70 million on sales of $1.84 billion -- both records. Earnings excluded a pre-tax charge of $60 million for costs associated with the dissolution of its joint venture Wartsila NSD, announced last month.

January 28, 2000 - Industry News

GE Capital Launches Online Processing For Dealers

GE Capital Fleet Services' Dealer Services division has a new online service to help dealers expedite transactions and reduce administrative and processing times.

January 28, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Groups Sue CARB

Several truck, bus and construction industry groups have filed suit against the California Air Resources Board, charging that the agency erroneously listed ambient levels of diesel exhaust as a toxic air contaminant. The California Trucking Assn., the

January 28, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Works With Labor Dept. To Train Technicians

Ryder System is working with the U.S. Department of Labor's Job Corps program to provide employment opportunities for new truck technicians.

January 28, 2000 - Industry News

Tube Turns Gets Meritor Axle Contract

Tube Turns Technologies, a subsidiary of Sypris Solutions Inc., has been awarded a $120 million contract to supply Meritor Automotive with drivetrain axles for Class 5-8 trucks.

January 28, 2000 - Industry News

Bandag Sales And Profits Down

Despite a drop in sales and profits last year, Bandag chairman and CEO Martin Carver says the company is in a better position than it's ever been to meet the challenges of an evolving industry.

January 28, 2000 - Industry News

Lung Assn. Asks Court To Review Air Quality Ruling

The American Lung Assn. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency overstepped it authority with new air pollution rules

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Court Dismisses Engine Owners' Lawsuit

More than 100 engine owners who sued diesel engine makers over a deal struck with the federal government on emissions have been dealt a setback, but say it's not the end of the suit On Jan. 12, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted a motion to dismiss the class-action suit, originally filed last September in Los Angeles Superior Court

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Moving Group Says Ergonomics Rules Will Cost Big

The American Moving and Storage Assn. projects that proposed federal ergonomics standards will cost the moving and storage industry alone $3.6 billion a year, far more than federal forecasts

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Norway Truckers Protest Fuel Taxes

Norwegian truckers blockaded roads twice this week to protest high fuel taxes

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Texaco Truckstop To Open In LaPlace, LA

A new Texaco Travel Center is scheduled to open next month in LaPlace, LA, at the intersection of Interstate 10 and U.S. 51

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Arizona Opens New Dealership

Freightliner Arizona last week celebrated moving to a larger facility in Tolleson, AZ, with a grand opening ceremony

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

New Law May Impact Border Fleets

After declining steadily in recent years, trucking rates at the U.S.-Mexico border are expected to stabilize or even increase because of a law that took effect on Jan. 1.

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Launches Load Finding Service

Truckload giant Landstar System has introduced it's own online load finding service through wholly owned subsidiary Signature Technology Services, Inc

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Dart Transit Testing HighwayMaster System

Dart Transit Co. has begun testing HighwayMaster's new TrackWare trailer-tracking system. TrackWare uses GPS and terrestrial-wireless data transmission technologies to communicate location and event reports between trailers and dispatch operations. David Oren, executive vice president of Dart, said

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Orders Slow, But Freightliner Doesn't

With truck orders slowing to a more sedate pace than we've been used to, you'd think that truck makers would be taking a breather. Not so at Freightliner Corp. If anything, the Portland-based division of DaimlerChrysler

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Arizona Legislature Targets Trucks

Lower truck speed limits and lane restrictions may be on the way with an Arizona House bill, while another bill to require California-style clean diesel was put on the shelf

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Drain Guard Helps Comply With Stormwater Regs

Ultra-Drainguards from UltraTech International Inc. are recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as a "Best Management Practice" for complying with new stormwater regulations.

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Dorsey Posts First Profit In Four Years

Benefited from a strong trailer market, improved plant efficiency, and a new market focus, Dorsey Trailers had its first profitable year since 1995 last year.

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Goodyear Refocuses Retread Operations

Goodyear is changing the name of its retread operations to Next-Tred, Innovative Retreading Solutions

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Construction Still Biggest Used Truck Buyer

As for-hire and leasing fleets shorten their trade cycles, more buyers are considering used trucks. Newport's Profile of the Medium and Heavy Duty Truck Market examines used truck buying across a number of industry vocations.


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