March 3, 2000 - Industry News
While trucking interests in some other states want a rollback on fuel taxes to alleviate the high fuel price situation, in Iowa, they're asking to be able to haul heavier loads to help earn more revenue to offset higher fuel costs. But the governor isn't going for it
March 2, 2000 - Industry News
Fontaine Truck Equipment Co., Birmingham, AL is busy beefing up its communications systems to improve internal and external information flow.
After backers of a measure removing the weight-distance tax in Oregon filed suit against it for lying it its radio ads, the Oregon AAA has fired back with two studies it says show truckers would benefit from the plan at the expense of motorists
A European Union regulatory panel reportedly submitted a proposal to block AB Volvo's acquisition of Swedish rival truck maker Scania AB
Truck Parts Specialists of Augusta Inc., Augusta, GA, has joined the HD America distribution network.
Renault SA isn't ruling out the possibility of selling Nissan Diesel to another company after it achieves breakeven, a company executive told AFX News.
DAF Trucks NV, the Dutch truck manufacturing subsidiary of Paccar Inc., says it will raise daily production to 120 vehicles later this year
March 1, 2000 - Industry News
Two driver training groups are teaming up to put on a joint conference that is being billed as the largest gathering of commercial truck driver training programs ever held in the U.S
The family that owns the seven-state Sapp Bros. truckstop chain is involved in a family dispute over stock ownership
When the Louisiana governor called the state Department of Transportation and Development to ask for fund-raising ideas, the agency complied with more than $100 million in possible fee increases - most of them aimed at truckers
Truckers caught going just a few miles over the speed limit in West Virginia could face a much higher fine than a motorist going the same speed if a bill approved by the state Senate becomes law
With the return of warmer weather, normal weight restrictions are back in place in Wisconsin
SignPost, publisher of The National Survey of Driver Wages, is offering one-day seminars on retaining drivers
Nissan Diesel Motor Co dismissed recent German news reports that DaimlerChrysler AG would take over the heavily indebted Japanese truck maker.
"We deny the German reports," a spokesman told Stark's News Service. Germany's VWD news service said
Williams TravelCenters, Nashville, through an affiliation with Brewco Motorsports Inc., will sponsor driver Andy Kirby and his #39 Monte Carlo in a 10-race schedule this year in the NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division.
Paccar.com has made an equity investment in eScout, a provider of business-to-business e-commerce solutions for independent businesses
Fleetclean Systems, Hardin, TX, has signed a service agreement with Highway Transport Inc. under which Fleetclean's Hahnville, LA, tank cleaning facility will become the South-Louisiana base of operations for Highway Transport.
Sweden's AB Volvo has announced plans to build trucks and buses in Russia through a joint venture with AFK Sistema, a Russian financial and industrial group
Sirius Satellite Radio has entered into a marketing and technology alliance with ATX
Technologies, Inc. to develop systems which will eventually allow truckers to buy items and respond to radio programming while driving a vehicle.
February 29, 2000 - Industry News
SmartStop, Portland, OR has signed a deal with National Electronic Technologies Corp., Rothesay, New Brunswick to install a network of kiosks in truckstops.
Yellow Corp. is the latest fleet to become involved in an online venture which provides business-to-business transportation services.
I2 Technologies, Inc. has announced FreightMatrix, an Internet-based business-to-business freight marketplace
Delphi Automotive Systems Corp. has reached an agreement to buy the AP Distribution Services business of AP Group Limited for about $65 million cash.
Buoyed by the apparent success of last week's demonstration in Washington, DC, organizers are planning a second, larger convoy for March 16.
The recently formed National Owner Operator Trucking Assn. hopes to organize at least 200 trucks
After nearly a month-long wildcat strike, owner-operators of dump trucks in South Florida are back on the job
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