March 23, 2000 - Industry News
The coming clash of trucking "super sites," already shaping up as a mighty struggle on the Internet, just grew by one potentially powerful contender
Sterling says there is a common myth that its trucks are heavy, and it is working to debunk that myth through an independent weight comparison and through two special lightweight spec'ed trucks at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY
International Truck and Engine Corp. announced during a Thursday press conference at the Mid America Trucking Show it is going full steam ahead with its Internet offering
States that retrofit older diesel engines with emission control devices can earn credits toward compliance with federal clean air programs. The U.S Environmental Protection says this newest plan is intended to encourage state and local governments, fleet operators and industry to use available technology to reduce pollution from existing engines
March 22, 2000 - Industry News
By a margin of just seven votes, the Truckload Carrier Assn. decided not to integrate with American Trucking Assns.
The 213-206 decision was not aimed against ATA but against certain aspects of ATA’s restructuring plan, said TCA chairman Gary Baumhover. In particular, it is a rejection of the requirement that TCA members join ATA, he said
AB Volvo's well-publicized and sometimes bitter confrontation with the European Union over its purchase of Scania didn't seem to affect Scania truck sales this year
Paccar subsidiary Kenworth Mexicana S.A. de C.V. and Mexican truck maker Consorcio G Grupo Dina S.A. de C.V. are reportedly re-evaluating their plans to invest in Mexico after the country relaxed import restrictions on pickup trucks
March 21, 2000 - Industry News
CarrierPoint has selected SafeHarbor.com services to accelerate its time to market, lower its in-house support costs and offer carriers and shippers top-level support with online shipping transaction services.
SafeHarbor.com uses customized knowledge bases, state-of-the-art infrastructure and
San Joaquin Delta College and Sacramento-based Western Truck School have formed a partnership in which Delta will offer classroom space and parking for instructional tractor-trailers, while the school is launching its standard, open-enrollment training program.
Freightquote.com, Overland Park, KS, has expanded into the ground-to-air mode through an exclusive alliance with Emery Worldwide. The alliance provides Freightquote.com's commercial customers with access to global expedited freight services to the 229 countries served
Freightgate, Huntington Beach, CA - an online portal for the freight and logistics industry - has announced a strategic partnership with eFruit International, creator of online vertical marketplaces for the fresh fruit and fruit juice industries.
Pana-Pacific Corp. plans to provide satellite radios in trucks through a partnership with XM Satellite Radio.
Meritor Automotive, Troy, MI, will launch an Internet parts exchange for the U.S. commercial medium- and heavy-duty truck aftermarket.
March 20, 2000 - Industry News
Western Star Trucks has announced an unscheduled two week shutdown at its Kelowna, BC, truck plant early in April. The company blamed a softening North American Class 8 truck market plus high dealer inventories.
Western Star assembles
TruckersCo-op.com (www.truckersco-op.com), a business-to-business buying site for fleets, has announced marketing agreements with Qualcomm and Pennzoil-Quaker State.
Through the Qualcomm agreement, TruckersCo-op.com will offer Qualcomm’s OmniTRACS mobile communications systems and TruckMAIL products. OmniTRACS is the satellite-based tracking
Transportal Network, Atlanta, GA, announced a series of business alliances Monday. The latest entry in the field of trucking "super sites," Transportal will bring shippers and carriers together on the Internet. The site will also
Trailer tracking has advanced on both business and geographical fronts. On the business side, trailer maker Wabash National Corp., Lafayette, IN, announced intentions to ally itself with Terion, Inc., Melbourne, FL. Wabash makes trailers under both
News of a deal to deliver groceries from an underground facility in southwest Missouri has its 1,200 Teamster drivers doubting they'll see a new contract with Associated Wholesale Grocers
Haldex will consolidate its Haldex Midland Services division into the Haldex Brake Systems Division. The consolidated business will report to Chuck Kleinhagen, president and division manager, Haldex Brake Systems.
Fiat reportedly has its eye on Scania. "We're not Scandanavian, that's for sure," the Italian automaker's honorary chairman, Giovanni Agnelli, recently told a Milan newspaper.
DAC Services and United States Mutual Association are merging to form Total Information Services Inc.
DAC Services meets this week with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to win back access to the state's driving records. PennDOT officials stopped issuing records to DAC after an investigation found that two carriers had purchased records from DAC then illegally resold them over the Internet.
Rush Truck Centers and Housby Mixer Systems have launched a national dealer tour to introduce a new readymix system.
March 17, 2000 - Industry News
ADT Automotive will offer Freightliner dealers the opportunity to restock their inventories
without ever leaving their offices by holding an online heavy duty truck sale on March 29.
Japan's four major truck makers have agreed to have Isuzu Motors Ltd. develop and produce
diesel particulate filters (DPFs) for the three others starting in April to save investment and
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