November 8, 1999 - Industry News
New, stricter testing procedures will make it harder for some people to get a commercial driver's license in Illinois
J.B. Hunt Transport Services has purchased 1,525 Cummins ISX 400 ST2 engines for its new Freightliner Century Class trucks
American Isuzu Motors posted October retail sales of 1,280 commercial vehicles, its strongest October on record. Year-to-date sales were 16,749, up 24% from 1998 and just 112 units short of total sales for all of 1998
Volvo is planning to gain up to one quarter of China's heavy truck market in the next few years, according to the Xinhua News Agency
A Democratic coup at ATA?
Hardly. But Democrats have been showing up in highly visible places in trucking's Republican-leaning trade organization.
Like other groups at ATA's Alexandria, VA, headquarters, the Communications Department has been totally redesigned. The
November 7, 1999 - Industry News
U.S. trucking fleets aren't the only ones facing a shortage of qualified truck drivers. Canada needs 50,000 new truckers, according to a recent report in The Ottawa Citizen
November 5, 1999 - Industry News
Vice President Al Gore is still trying to win the endorsement of the Teamsters union in his bid for president. The Teamsters refused to endorse him last month, even as the AFL-CIO did so
A new study shows that diesel exhaust is the most dangerous cancer-causing toxin in the Los Angeles area reports the Orange County Register
Hyundai Precision America has entered the Canadian trailer market with two new dealerships, Ft. Gary Industries, with locations in Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Regina and Calgary, and West Van Inc. in Mississauga, ON.
The company has also added
November 4, 1999 - Industry News
The Coldfoot Truck Stop in Barrow, AK, shut down its restaurant and hotel rooms Monday for the winter. The truckstop will run through the winter, selling fuel for just eight hours a day with a skeleton staff of three
FleetPride, the nation's largest aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck parts, is expanding in the Southeast with the acquisition of Atlanta-based Wheels and Brakes Inc
Detroit Diesel Corp. posted record third quarter net income of $11.9 million, up 18% from third quarter 1998
It seems that every day there’s another way for the Internet to make trucking more efficient. Lockheed Martin IMS, the company that offers the PrePass weigh station preclearance service, says it is developing an Internet-based system that takes time and labor out of registration, permitting and fuel tax compliance
Challengers surrounded Qualcomm on the American Trucking Assns. convention exhibit floor in Orlando, FL, this week.
American Mobile Satellites Corp.'s exhibit was closest, and AMSC was gunning for Qualcomm's popular OmniTRACS product. In sit-downs with AMSC COO
November 3, 1999 - Industry News
Trailers built for the U.S. Army’s Humvees have become a “political football” with Silver Eagle Manufacturing caught in the middle, says the company’s president, Gary Gaussoin
As the federal government’s proposed new hours of service regulations wind their way through the tedious review process at the Department of Transportation, the American Trucking Assns. has made it clear what it wants
Oregon voters Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment requiring cars and trucks to pay their fair share of highway construction and maintenance costs. It’s unclear how the vote will affect a spring referendum that would raise the gas tax and do away with the state’s weight-distance tax
November 2, 1999 - Industry News
Today's distribution system for trucks and components is ripe for overhaul and the Internet is the force that can do it, says Marc Gustafson chief executive of Volvo Trucks North America
Cobra Electronics has announced its new HighGear Accessories Division. The first products to be produced by the new division will be a line of high-end CB radio accessories, including antennas, microphones and speakers
November 1, 1999 - Industry News
It is time to change the way truck drivers are paid, says Todd Spencer, vice president of the Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Assn
The Chicago Tribune reported Sunday that aides to Illinois' then-Secretary of State George Ryan had evidence six years ago that license employees were selling driver's licenses - long before federal officials started indicting employees in a CDLs-for-cash scandal
The California Department of Transportation, already under fire for issuing oversize load permits and routing that resulted in overpass crashes, is coming under more scrutiny after a bridge collapsed
International has changed from a company that was internally focused and "risk-averse" to one that is externally focused and ready to make the changes that the market demands. That's the word from Steve Keate, recently appointed president of the company's truck group
There was no trucking activity on shipping-auction.com (www.shipping-auction.com) last week, but then this latest transportation auction site on the World Wide Web just opened for business. In a news release, shipping-auction.com's president said, "This site is
October 31, 1999 - Industry News
As the Teamsters strike against less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation enters its second week, scattered episodes of violence are being reported on both sides
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