March 13, 2000 - Industry News
The Michigan Senate will soon vote on legislation, already approved by the House, that would prevent cities from receiving the revenue from fines imposed on overweight or unsafe trucks.
The Nebraska Department of Roads is asking for public comments regarding the rules for moving large loads, including mobile homes and construction equipment.
Slowing heavy truck sales won't stifle Caterpillar's plans to double its engine sales to $13.6 billion in the next ten years and grab Cummins Engine's number one market share, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. is encouraging its members to participate in a convoy of owner-operators amassing in Washington, DC, March 16 to protest recent fuel increases and the lack of government action.
Should trucking care about the Federal Communications Commission's new big plan?
The FCC wants to allow holders of radio spectrum to resell their access to others in an open marketplace. The commission reasons that will allow more
March 10, 2000 - Industry News
The Institute for Truck Transportation Management will be hosting three seminars with the theme, "Strategies to Improve the Private Fleet's Position."
Toyota Motor Corp said Friday it will pay 25 billion yen ($234.7 million) to take control of Hino Motors Ltd , Japan's largest truckmaker
Kenworth has announced that it will reduce build rate at its Renton, WA, truck plant from 50 to 36 trucks a day starting April 3.
Port truckers and the Teamsters union are planning a rally in Washington, D.C. to protest fuel prices and other problems.
PNV Inc. and National InterBank have formed a partnership to provide online banking services to truck drivers
Last year was "the greatest year Peterbilt ever had, and this year will be our toughest challenge since 1991," Dave Rutman, general sales manager told the company's dealers recently. "We're in an all out war."
Meritor Automotive inaugurated its first wholly-owned Mexican Heavy Vehicle Systems assembly plant, which will supply Mexico-based commercial truck OEMs with heavy-duty components and systems, initially drive axles and drivelines.
The Silent Partner muffler made by Donaldson Co. has won the 10th annual Truck Writers of North America (TWNA) Technical Achievement Award for calendar-year 1999.
There's a bright future for the independent truck dealer, according to George Grask, 1999 Truck Dealer of the Year. Speaking at the The Maintenance Council's Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN this week, Grask also shared his concern over the dire need to recruit technicians in to the trucking industry.
March 8, 2000 - Industry News
Overnite and the Teamsters are talking again. Following negotiations March 7 and 8, a Teamsters negotiating team will review the carrier's Health, Welfare and Pension proposals then go back to the bargaining table March 23 and 24 and April 4-6
VehiCare Corp., a large provider of on-site maintenance services has signed an agreement to use oils and lube products from Castrol Heavy Duty Lubricants exclusively.
Western Star Trucks Holdings Ltd. has completed the the sale of its UK truck subsidiary, ERF (Holdings) plc to MAN Aktiengesellschaft (MAN). It has also completed the purchase of MAN's Australian subsidiary, MAN Automotive (Australia) Pty.
A bill that would have replaced Kentucky's weight-distance tax with higher fuel taxes and registration fees is dead, but the issue may come up again in a special session later this year, says Kentucky Motor Transportation Assn. President Harold Bernard.
The Georgia House of Representatives has approved a bill that would create a Department of Motor Vehicle Safety. The new department would issue drivers' licenses and vehicle tags and would be responsible for truck inspections as well as truck length and weight compliance.
Mike Payne, president and chief executive officer of the Truck Renting and Leasing Assn., has seen what happens when a business does not plan for management succession. So he is making sure that when it comes
A bill has been introduced in the Missouri senate that would raise truck license fees by $10 and would transfer money from the highway trust fund to the Department of Natural Resources for hazardous waste clean-up.
Fearing a loss of federal highway funds if it does not comply with federal guidelines, the New Mexico legislature has passed a bill that would impose stricter fines and penalties for truckers who violate safety rules.
As part of its expansion in the Baltic region, Swedish truck maker Scania has acquired its Latvian distributor Auto Skan SIA from G. Persson Gruppen AB of Uppsala, Sweden. The acquisition enhances Scania's position on the Latvian market.
Even as competitors proliferate, Qualcomm, Inc. of San Diego, CA, continues its decade-long run on the largest fleets in the U.S. The latest industry giant into the Qualcomm camp is Ryder Systems, Inc., operators of the nation’s 12th largest fleet.
March 7, 2000 - Industry News
AB Volvo says it has rejected European Union Commission demands for further concessions in it proposed Scania acquisition and will await the final decision later this month.
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