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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.

April 28, 2000 - Industry News

Nissan to Supply Diesels to RVI From 2003

Nissan Diesel said it will begin supplying its ZD diesel engines to the Renault SA/Renault Vehicules Industriels (RVI) group from 2003 as the initial outcome of their alliance.

April 28, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Local Fined For Overnite Assault

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 107 in Philadelphia and a picket line captain were found in contempt of court last week and fined a total of $30,000 in connection with an assault on an Overnite Transportation driver.

April 28, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Endorse Republican Hoekstra

In what is being dubbed by some as a "strange political marriage," the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has endorsed Rep. Peter Hoekstra, a Republican who voted against all the union's key bills last year

April 28, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Opens New Texas Center

Pilot Corp. has opened a new travel center in Sulphur Springs, TX. Located off Interstate 30 at exit #122, the new travel center features such amenities as an atm, 85 parking spaces, seven private showers, certified

April 28, 2000 - Industry News

VIPAR Adds Distributors

Ohio Transport Refrigeration Inc., Bath, OH and Franklin Truck Parks, Los Angeles, CA, have become independent parts distributor members of VIPAR Heavy Duty. Ohio Transport is owned and operated by Gene Gerhart and has two branches

April 27, 2000 - Industry News

Six Months Into Overnite Action, No Resolution Near

Six months after Teamsters picket lines first appeared at Overnite's terminals, neither side is expressing hope that the strike will be settled soon. Drivers alleging unfair labor practices walked off their jobs Oct. 24 after more than four years of attempting to bring Teamsters membership to the company's 166 terminals nationwide. Despite some hints of progress in February and March, both sides now appear far apart. More negotiations are scheduled later this week in Chicago.

April 27, 2000 - Industry News

Haldex Expects Strong First Quarter Results to Continue

Despite a slowdown in North American heavy truck sales, the Haldex Group sees its strong first quarter as a sign of higher sales and profits through the rest of the year. The Swedish based company posted first

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