June 15, 1999 - Industry News
HDA Parts System Inc. and Quality Distribution Service Partners Inc. have agreed to merge as FleetPride, which they say will be the largest independent distributor in the heavy duty truck parts aftermarket
Navistar International has a new web site, http://www.InternationalDelivers.com
June 14, 1999 - Industry News
South Florida has been the site of three high-profile truck hijackings and cargo thefts in recent weeks, reports the Miami Herald
June 11, 1999 - Industry News
At a press conference last week, environmentalists and pollution control officials called for "a crackdown on truck tailpipe terrorism.
At a two-day conference in Mexico, Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater pledged to resolve the issues keeping the Mexico cross-border aspects of the North American Free Trade Agreement from going into effect
Overnite Transportation has agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle charges of unfair labor practices brought by the Teamsters
June 10, 1999 - Industry News
TravelCenters of America has completed its merger with Travel Ports of America, and recently opened its first prototype truckstop
The biggest news at the annual conference of the American Trucking Assns.' Information Technology and Logistics Council may well have been the smallest object on display -- an RFID (radio frequency identification) tag about the size of a Band-Aid, and a small Band-Aid at that
Heavy-duty truck component supplier Meritor Automotive announced at the International Trucking Show this week that it has formed a joint venture company with German auto industry supplier ZF Fredrichshafen AG for the manufacture and marketing of medium and heavy truck transmissions
June 8, 1999 - Industry News
This week marks the beginning of a summer-long crackdown on speeders along the 265 miles of I-94 in Michigan
Doug Phillips, center manager of SelecTrucks of Dallas, has been honored with a Professional Recognition Award for his contributions to the used trucking industry and for his community service.
Phillips was named Used Truck Sales Professional of
While technology has dramatically increased the life and durability of today's heavy trucks, used truck buyers' perceptions about "high-mileage" trucks have remained the same.
Most used truck buyers still think of a truck with 400,000-500,000 miles
Research published in the first issue of The NATSO Foundation's Journal of Transportation Research looked into why both truck drivers and motorists stop where they do, as well as fleet fuel purchasing decisions
Flatbed and refrigerated fleets continue to play catch-up in driver wages, as last quarter's annualized wages rose 3.3%, according to the National Survey of Driver Wages
Cargo Transporters of Claremont, NC, has ordered 100 EVT-300 Collision Warning Systems from Eaton Vorad Technologies. The systems will be installed at the factory as part of an order for 100 new Freightliner Trucks.
"After trying the
Competition in the used truck industry will only grow, according to the national sales manager of used trucks for Freightliner Market Development Corp
June 7, 1999 - Industry News
It turns out that there are enough parking spaces for tired truck drivers along I-95 in Maryland, but some drivers may not know where they are — or they may be reluctant to use them
A truck driver and two license examiners were arrested and charged last week with running a scheme to sell passing scores on commercial driver's license exams in Ohio
Marvin Gordon, a longtime force in the used truck industry, has been honored by the Used Truck Assn. for his numerous and significant contributions to that marketplace. He is the first recipient of an award named
Navistar International is laying off workers at two plants in Springfield, OH, because it can't get enough automatic transmissions
June 4, 1999 - Industry News
In a self-proclaimed effort to save contractor costs on the $1.3 billion Ohio Turnpike modernization program, the tollroad commission appears to have created a monster — dangerously overcrowded truck parking and long lines snaking back from restrooms, fast-food counters and fuel pumps
June 3, 1999 - Industry News
Eaton Corp. will spend $100 million to build a new transmission plant in Mexico in order to meet surging demand for heavy duty vehicles. Selection of the manufacturing site will be announced shortly, the company said.
Kenworth has added a tool called "Visual Search" to the electronic parts catalog used by Kenworth parts departments. This tool uses "hot spots" on Kenworth line drawings of a truck to identify the parts requested by
June 2, 1999 - Industry News
A strike by nearly 13,000 Teamsters drivers, mechanics and other workers has been averted
One trucker was killed and four others injured when more than a dozen twisters hit Illinois last night
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