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
TravelCenters of America is opening another of its new-look facilities on April 3 in Monroe, Michigan
Roadway Express, Akron, OH, has launched its new Windows-based, Web-enabled version of ExpressWORKS, its software for the less-than-truckload industry
Unishippers, a reseller of transportation services, has partnered with nPassage to provide their 300 franchises with a transaction-based service that will allow them to manage their heavy freight shipments over the Internet.
Haldex Brake Systems has announced a $12 million expansion of its Friction Product Center, located just outside of Montgomery, AL. The center produces friction material in both drum brake lining and disc brake pads for light,
Associates Rental Systems has purchased the heavy-duty trailer assets of Livco, Inc., a trailer rental company based in Morton Grove, IL.
March 16, 2000 - Industry News
Many were called but few came to the second trucker protest against high fuel prices.
Two owner-operator groups organized a followup convoy to Capitol Hill, following the event in February, but truckers were either too busy or
The first group of new truck driving recruits from Puerto Rico is expected to arrive on the U.S. mainland next week.
Paccar divisions Kenworth and Peterbilt are the latest OEMs to cut back production in the face of declining Class 8 orders.
Twenty-four former Mack union workers have filed suit against the company seeking their former jobs and damages, according to an Allentown, PA, newspaper, The Morning Call.
The National Assn. of Show Trucks is making some organizational changes to help it deal with the organization's growth
A bill to allow longer rigs in Maine received preliminary approval in the Maine Senate this week.
The bill, LD 2370, would allow tractor trailers to be up to four feet longer to accommodate trucks with larger sleepers
Johnson Matthey has introduced a diesel exhaust aftertreatment system designed to make heavy duty diesel truck and bus engines as clean as those of the latest passenger cars.
PNV Inc. has launched "B" Connected, a national wireless network that will provide truck drivers with broadband access to the Internet.
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