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May 5, 2000 - Industry News

Mack's Gigou: Merger is Win-Win

Mack Trucks president Michel Gigou says the combination of Mack, RVI and Volvo will form a strong new company in which "1 + 1 + 1 equals more than 3." And he said Mack does not have plans to kill any future product development

May 5, 2000 - Industry News

Dana Opens Truck Tech Center

Dana Corp.has opened a state-of-the-art technology center for heavy truck systems research and development

May 5, 2000 - Industry News

Lung Assn., Clean Air Trust Attack Diesel Exhaust

After the American Lung Assn. failed to get the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal on EPA regulations of diesel exhaust, the group has teamed up with the Clean Air Trust to produce radio ads asking listeners to urge President Clinton to address diesel exhaust pollution

May 5, 2000 - Industry News

Online Flatbed Service Launched, an Internet-based, on-line logistics service designed specifically to improve the efficiency of the flatbed shipping industry, was formally launched on May 4 at the North American Truck Show in Boston, MA

May 4, 2000 - Industry News

Truck-Lite Buys UK Mirror and Lighting Firm

Lighting supplier Truck-Lite Co. has bought the assets of Raydyot Limited a large manufacturer of truck mirrors and lighting based in Birmingham, England

May 4, 2000 - Industry News

Transit Group Launches Logistics Exchange

Transit Group, Inc. Atlanta, has launched a new B2B Internet portal to link agents, trucking companies and shippers. Transit Group president Philip A. Belyew said allows buyers and sellers to know the supply and demand conditions

May 4, 2000 - Industry News

Comdata Acquires Cash Card Company

Comdata has acquired Stored Value Systems, a former subsidiary of National City Corp. Comdata acquired a majority interest in SVS in March of 1999, with the option to purchase the remainder of the company at a

May 4, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Cells Closer to Reality

BMW, Renault and Delphi Automotive Systems recently signed a memorandum of understanding that will speed development of vehicles that use a solid-oxide fuel cell as auxiliary electric power for cars and trucks. A co-development agreement among the three

May 4, 2000 - Industry News

French Fleets Use Technology to Schedule Drivers

As the U.S. struggles to develop new hours of service rules, fleets in France are doing some innovative things with technology to help them schedule drivers and trucks. Until quite recently, trucking in France was a

May 4, 2000 - Industry News

Brazilian Truckers On Strike

Brazilian truckers, on strike since Tuesday over demands for lower tolls and better highway security, are causing drops in supplies of gasoline and vegetables in some Brazilian cities

May 3, 2000 - Industry News

Prestolite Reports Reduced Losses

Prestolite Electric Inc. and its parent, Prestolite Electric Holding, reported first quarter 2000 sales from continuing operations of $52.1 million with a net loss of $1.8 million. In fourth quarter 1999 the company posted a net

May 3, 2000 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Sales, Profits Down

Detroit Diesel Corp. reported first quarter 2000 net income of $10.1 million on revenues of $536 million versus record net income of $12.5 million on $592 million for first quarter 1999

May 3, 2000 - Industry News

Taxpayers May Be Footing Bill For Clean Grocery Trucks

The state of California and three grocery store chains last week announced the settlement of a pollution lawsuit with great fanfare. But one California newspaper says they forgot to mention a few things in their press releases

May 3, 2000 - Industry News

NLRB Issues Decision Against Overnite

The National Labor Relations Board issued a decision against Overnite Transportation Company late last month. The Teamsters union, which has been involved in an unfair labor practices strike against Overnite for six months, hailed the decision as a victory

May 2, 2000 - Industry News

DAT Announces Sweepstakes Winners

DAT Services recently announced the winners of a promotional sweepstakes for its Load Card and DAT internet products

May 2, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Canada Expands

Toronto-based Con-Way Canada Express says it is expanding its operations into five more provinces as part of its overall plan to build a more comprehensive service network throughout Canada

May 2, 2000 - Industry News

High Fuel Prices Hurt Mobile Fueling Firm

Streicher Mobile Fueling, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, lost money in its fourth fiscal quarter largely due to higher fuel prices

May 2, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway Adds Three Mexican Terminals

Roadway Express, Akron, OH, has expanded its Mexican operations with the opening of three new service terminals. A new Juarez terminal creates a new gateway into Mexico at the El Paso, TX/Juarez, MX border crossing, while

May 2, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star Revenues, Profits Up

Western Star Trucks posted net income of $15 million ($22.3 million Canadian) on revenues of $274.6 million (C$407.7 million) for its third fiscal quarter ending March 31. Net income includes a $11.5 million gain on the

May 2, 2000 - Industry News

Award Created to Honor Trailer Dealers

Associates First Capital Corp. and the National Trailer Dealers Assn. (NTDA), have jointly developed an award program to recognize the nation's outstanding heavy duty trailer dealers.

May 2, 2000 - Industry News

Philadelphia Local Elects New Leader After Morris Ouster

In a complicated story of union politics, Philadelphia Teamsters Local 107 has elected Bill Hamilton president after the removal of John Morris by Teamsters President James P. Hoffa

May 2, 2000 - Industry News

Colorado Amendment Promises Trucking Tax Break

Colorado lawmakers, as part of tax cuts designed to return a surplus to the taxpayers, have passed a bill that would nearly eliminate the sales tax on large trucks and parts

May 1, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite, Teamsters Continue Contract Talks

Overnite Transportation and the Teamsters' National Negotiating Committee met for three days in Chicago last week for the resumption of contract negotiations, and the union reports progress in some areas

May 1, 2000 - Industry News

Trucks Coming Out Squeaky Clean in Ontario

Heavy-duty trucks and buses are passing Ontario's emissions tests with flying colors, reports the Ontario Trucking Assn

April 28, 2000 - Industry News

Grocery Fleets Settle, Agree to Go Green

Grocery companies Ralphs, Safeway/Vons and Albertsons/Lucky Stores have settled a two-year California civil lawsuit that accused them of exposing local neighborhoods to cancer-causing exhaust. As part of the settlement, the supermarket companies will spend the next three years replacing 150 of their diesel-powered trucks with alternatively fueled vehicles.


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