December 6, 1999 - Industry News
Hino Motors Ltd., Japan's largest truck maker, and Isuzu Motors Ltd. will merge their bus units and may combine truck operations.
Just 5 months after it's initial launch, GE Capital Fleet Servies' web ordering site is doing more than $3 million a day in online transactions -- and the company expects that number to triple in the next 6 months
Navistar International Corp. and Brazil's largest engine maker Iochpe Maxion SA have launched a joint venture which will allow production of International engines in Brazil.
The FBI says it will take over the investigation of the shooting of an Overnite Transportation driver if evidence points to Teamsters involvement
December 3, 1999 - Industry News
Western Star Trucks has added three full-service dealers to its North American organization:
Western Star of Dunn, Inc., Dunn, NC; River's Truck Center Inc., Red Lion, PA; and Western Star Trucks of Wichita, KS.
It's a buyer's market for used trucks these days, and the Internet is at least one reason why. The web is being populated with more and more sites that allow you to research specs, check out
The Office of Motor Carrier Safety is offering a free, CD-ROM-based English-Spanish training program about the legal requirements for commercial vehicle drivers and others involved in carrying hazardous materials
Mack Trucks has begun using sophisticated software which allows it to develop products concurrently with its parent, Renault V.I. in France
Paccar.com, the Internet division of Paccar Inc., has invested $10 million in PNV Inc. and formed a multi-year marketing alliance
December 2, 1999 - Industry News
Roadway Express, Akron, OH, has reorganized its Information Technology systems to address the increasing importance of e-commerce and to add value to its existing freight and information networks.
New Penn Motor Express, Lebanon, PA, has launched a new web site to provide up-to-the-minute shipment status and transit time information.
About 400 officials from the AFL-CIO joined about 200 Teamsters Wednesday in Indianapolis for a rally to put pressure on Overnite Transportation, which the Teamsters have been picketing since Oct. 24
Today the Yellow Freight web site at www.yellowfreight.com has a new look. According to Yellow spokesman Roger Dick, Yellow has given a new name for what had been called Personalized Account Services. The functions remain pretty
Pilot Corp. has opened a new travel center in Roland, OK. The Roland store is only the second Oklahoma travel center for the Knoxville, TN-based company, which also operates a center in Oklahoma City
Dana Corp's Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake Div. has received the 1999 Navigator Recognition Award from the Michigan Quality Council
Navistar International Corp.posted net income of $544 million for its fiscal 1999, its second highest in history
December 1, 1999 - Industry News
A federal judge in Miami has ordered Donald C. Kelley, a former Ryder Truck Rental vice president, and his new company, Kelley Fleet Services, to stop soliciting Ryder customers, recruiting Ryder's employees and utilizing Ryder's proprietary information.
Wabash National Corp. has finalized its purchase of the Apex Group including Apex Trailer Service Inc., Apex Trailer and Truck Equipment Sales and Apex Rentals.
The country music band Lonestar presented Western Star Trucks with a commemorative copy of its platinum album at the American Royal Rodeo in Kansas City, MO. The award recognizes Western Star's support and sponsorship of the band over the past year
The Teamsters Union issued a statement yesterday condemning the early-morning shooting of an Overnite driver, but denying any blame for the incident
Volvo Trucks North America was honored along with the likes of the Apple iMac and the new Volkswagen Beetle with a "Designs of the Decade" award
Cossatot Technical College, DeQueen, AR, has bought a TranSim truck driving simulator from I-Sim Corp., Salt Lake City to use in truck driver training
Overnite Transportation is calling on the Teamsters to end its unfair labor practices strike after a driver was seriously injured by a gunshot early this morning
After 23 years of photographing and writing about trucks, riding across country in them -- in awe of their drivers' ability to claw their way through snow and ice storms, navigate narrow dock access, confound squirrely
Folowing a three-month pilot, the Automotive Parts Rebuilders Assn. has launched BuyReman.com, an Internet site with information about remanufacturing plus industry news and information.
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