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September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Threaten to Strike Over Fuel Prices

Unless something is done by the provincial government to alleviate the rising cost of fuel, Ontario's independent truckers say they will shut down their industry on Friday, according to the Calgary Sun

September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Southern California Air Agency Approves Low-Sulfur Diesel Plan

Regional air quality officials approved a measure requiring use of low-polluting diesel fuel in much of Southern California, but set a later date for implementation after strong opposition from the trucking industry and state officials

September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters File National Charge Against Overnite

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has filed a national charge against Overnite Transportation on behalf of Teamster locals. The union claims Overnite has engaged in a corporate-wide campaign to interfere with employees' federally protected labor rights by paying for false testimony and by paying individuals to damage company and union property and equipment

September 18, 2000 - Industry News

GM, Isuzu Consolidate Commercial Truck Sales

American Isuzu Motors and General Motors Friday announced a joint venture to consolidate Isuzu and GM medium-duty commercial vehicle sales, service and marketing functions in the United States

September 15, 2000 - Industry News

California Changes Registration Fee Rules

California legislators have approved changes in the state’s truck registration fee program that will bring it in line with other states. The new fee schedule, effective Dec. 2001 for the 2002 registration year, drops the separate fee on trailers and bases registration on gross (loaded) vehicle weight instead of unladen vehicle weight

September 15, 2000 - Industry News

TMT Upgrades and Expands

TMTsoftware, Durham, N.C., has announced a new customer support department, new versions of its Transman fleet management software and access to that software over the Internet

September 15, 2000 - Industry News

Some European Truckers Win Concessions, Others Continue Fuel Protests

The Netherlands and Hungary made concessions to truckers over the weekend to avoid more fuel-price protests, and Irish truckers lifted their protests after the government agreed to talks. In other countries, however, fuel price protests are continuing or just getting under way

September 15, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Protests Spread Worldwide

Just as fuel protests in Britain and Belgium are winding down, truckers in Poland, Spain and Ireland are getting ready for another round of demonstrations. And on this side of the Atlantic, Canadian truckers are threatening a protest for Monday

September 14, 2000 - Industry News

Engine Makers, EPA Still Discussing Changes to Emissions Rule

Discussions between engine manufacturers and the Environmental Protection Agency on 2002 emission requirements are continuing, but so far there are no changes. That’s the message from EPA on the status of a 1998 consent decree that requires

September 14, 2000 - Industry News

California Port Truckers Win Concession

Truckers working the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland who were withholding their services from some trucking companies went back to work after winning increased fuel surcharges and some higher payments

September 14, 2000 - Industry News

Scottish Truckers Angered Over Call to End Protest

Some Scottish truckers decided to defy their union and the government by continuing a three-day blockade in Grangemouth this week protesting the high price of fuel, but their intensity was hampered when the Road Haulage Association pulled out of the demonstrations

September 14, 2000 - Industry News

Army Awards Freightliner $400 Million Contract

The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command has awarded Freightliner LLC a seven-year contract to build almost 3,400 vehicles

September 14, 2000 - Industry News

Goodyear Unveils Canadian Service Network

Goodyear Canada has announced the launch of Truckwise, an integrated network of ISO 9002 registered truck tire service and retreading centers

September 14, 2000 - Industry News

European Fuel Protests On the Rise

Although British protesters decided early this morning to end their blockades of oil depots and refineries, demonstrations continued in other parts of Europe

September 14, 2000 - Industry News

Teamster Caravan Heading to Unity Conference

A caravan of Teamster trucks and drivers yesterday are in the midst of a cross-country trip that will end at the Teamsters Unity Conference in Las Vegas in time for a rally with Vice President Al Gore Monday

September 14, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Protesters Back Off in Britain

Truckers and others who have been protesting the high cost of fuel and fuel taxes in Britain called off key blockades today after Prime Minister Tony Blair said he would "not give in to violence, to blockades, to threats.

September 14, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar Announces More Layoffs

Navistar International Corp.said yesterday it plans to lay off as many as 500 employees at its Springfield, Ohio, plant because of the slump in truck sales

September 13, 2000 - Industry News

PacLease Opens Four Locations in Ontario

PACCAR Leasing Co., a franchisor of independently owned heavy- and medium-duty truck rental and leasing companies based in Bellevue, Wash., recently announced the addition of new PacLease franchise locations in Ontario, Canada

September 13, 2000 - Industry News

Trace Engineering and Xantrex Technology Merge

Trace Engineering and Xantrex Technology recently announced a merger, combining engineering resources to further expand AC-power options in the trucking industry

September 13, 2000 - Industry News

TTI Restructures Aftermarket Sales Organization

Transportation Technologies Industries Inc. has restructured its field sales organization, naming district managers to oversee aftermarket sales of all business units, including Gunite wheel-end components, Imperial body and chassis components, Bostrom seating systems, Fabco steerable drive axles and gearboxes, and Brillion custom iron castings

September 13, 2000 - Industry News

Suit Claims Truckers Were Extorted, Ripped Off on I-15 Project

A trucking company is accusing the contractors of the Salt Lake City Interstate 15 construction project of shortchanging truckers and extorting gifts from the drivers

September 13, 2000 - Industry News

Irish, German, Norwegian Truckers Join Fuel Protests

Truckers in Germany and Ireland have joined truckers from France and England in protesting the high cost of fuel and high fuel taxes, and Norwegian truckers are threatening to follow suit

September 13, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Caravan Targets Overnite Terminals

A caravan of nine Teamster trucks and drivers will join striking workers at Overnite Transportation facilities in three states starting today as they make their way to the Teamsters Unity Conference in Las Vegas

September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Transportal Signs up First Canadian Carrier

Big Freight Systems of Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada, has joined the Transportal Network, the cooperative Internet venture based in Atlanta

September 12, 2000 - Industry News

International Introduces New Warranty Package

The International Used Truck Organization has introduced an optional warranty package for medium-duty products as an addition to its Class 8 "System One" warranty program

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