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July 27, 2000 - Industry News

Slowing Truck Market Cuts Into Detroit Diesel Sales

Slowing North American demand for heavy duty trucks cut into Detroit Diesel Corp’s second quarter sales and profits, but the company says it’s encouraged by opportunities in other business segments

July 27, 2000 - Industry News

Bandag Profits Up Despite Softening Retread Market

Bandag Inc. reported second quarter 2000 profits of $17.6 million on sales of $249.1 million versus profits of $16.1 million on sales of $252.1 million for second quarter 1999. Chairman and CEO Martin Carver credited the profit increase to “significant operating expense reductions” plus an April price increase that offset rising material costs

July 27, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton to Repurchase Stock

Eaton Corp’s Board of Directors authorized the company to spend up to $500 million to buy shares of its common stock. The company said it will do this in the open market and, market conditions permitting, expects to complete the repurchases by year-end

July 27, 2000 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Reports Combined Results

The newly formed ArvinMeritor Inc. reported pro forma combined sales of $2.1 billion for the third fiscal quarter and profits of $84 million. Results included its two predecessor companies, Meritor Automotive and Arvin Industries

July 27, 2000 - Industry News

LTL Companies to Participate in Exhaust Study

Four less-than-truckload companies have agreed to participate in a five-year study of the relationship between diesel exhaust and possible health effects on truck drivers

July 27, 2000 - Industry News

Paccar Posts "Excellent" Sales and Earnings

Paccar Inc. posted second quarter 2000 net income of $131.1 million on sales of $2.0 billion versus net income of $139.5 million on sales of $2.2 billion a year earlier. First half net income was a record $268 million, up 10% from the first half of 1999.

July 27, 2000 - Industry News

Atlanta Moves Toward Cleaner Air

Transportation officials have given the Atlanta area the okay to move ahead with a revised transportation plan designed to clean up air pollution in the metro Atlanta area. The Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration, along

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

NMCC&SC Elects President

Members of the Northeastern Motor Carrier Claim and Security Conference have selected David Nordt as president-elect

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

ITRA Distributes Master Retreader's Manual in English

The International Tire & Rubber Association Foundation has agreed to offer for sale the English-language version of "An International View on Tyre Retreading," a comprehensive manual by Master Retreader Siegfried Gebel

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Wyoming Trucking Association Elects Officers & Board Members

The Wyoming Trucking Association elected David R. Free of U-W Freight Line, to the position of president at its 61st Annual Convention recently held in Casper, Wyo

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Ambest Blood Drive Continues

Ambest, an independent truck stop marketing association, is approaching the midway point of its year-long drive to donate 2,000 units to NATSO’s sixth annual "Drive to Save Lives" national blood drive

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Unveils Prototype Fuel Cell to Power Cab Amenities

Freightliner has taken the wraps off a prototype fuel saving device: a fuel cell that provides electricity for cab air conditioning and other auxiliary devices. The cell, which processes hydrogen to generate electricity, can produce more than 1.4 kilowatts, 120 volts AC or 12 volts DC.

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Aussie Truckers Reveal Corrupt Working Conditions

An investigation of the working conditions of truck drivers in Australia has revealed that some are being driven to take drugs and ignore speed limits in order to meet grueling schedules and keep their jobs

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Alberta Truckers Could Face More Inspections

The Infrastructure minister from Alberta, Canada, wants to hire more enforcement officers to keep an eye on truckers who might be getting a little sleepy behind the wheel

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Lays Off 370 at Tennessee Plant

Lower truck values, high interest rates, slow sales and increasing fuel prices have forced Peterbilt to lay off 370 employees at its Nashville, Tenn., plant

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Investor Wants Navistar To Look At Merger Opportunities

One of Navistar International's institutional investors is meeting with other shareholders today to discuss ways to maximize shareholder value in the wake of announcements by DaimlerChrysler that it is buying Western Star and Detroit Diesel

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Tennessee Finally Pays Award in OOIDA Suit

More than 10 years after the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed suit against the Tennessee Public Service Commission and PSC Chairman Keith Bissell over truckers' rights, the state finally wrote a check for $583,700 to OOIDA for attorney fees and costs ordered by the court when OOIDA won the suit

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Plans To Grow Vocational Business, Shorten Delivery Time

Volvo Trucks North America's just-introduced VHD family of Class 8 trucks, built specifically for vocational applications and packaged with new support systems for maximized productivity, "will give our dealers a strong motivation to go after "the long-ignored, under-serviced and unappreciated people who earn their living with work trucks.

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Wabash Reports Losses

Lafayette, Ind.-based trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corp. has announced its second quarter results, reporting losses in both net sales and income

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton To Purchase Duffield

Eaton Aeroquip, Maumee, Ohio, has agreed to purchase the privately held business of Australian based Frederick Duffield PTY Ltd., and its overseas operations

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Internet Truck Parts Market Up for Grabs

FleetScape.com, the truck parts web site announced in March, has closed up shop. But the idea that spawned FleetScape is far from dead, according to former FleetScape President Susan Kampe. In an interview with Truckinginfo.com, Kampe said

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar Announces Layoffs At Indiana Plant

Although the exact number of workers hasn’t been determined yet, a handful of Navistar employees in Fort Wayne, Ind., received letters late last week warning of layoffs

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Driver Claims Company Paid Him to Frame Teamsters

An Overnite Transportation driver says that company officials at the less-than-truckload carrier paid him to damage property and falsely accuse Teamster supporters so they would be fired

July 24, 2000 - Industry News

International Forms New Engine Subsidiary

International Truck and Engine Corp. is placing its engine group in a new wholly owned subsidiary called International Engine Corp

July 24, 2000 - Industry News

North America Won't Feel Volvo Price Hikes

Volvo Trucks North America does not intend to follow its parent company's plan to raise prices in order to address the downturn in truck sales

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