December 1, 1999 - Industry News
After 23 years of photographing and writing about trucks, riding across country in them -- in awe of their drivers' ability to claw their way through snow and ice storms, navigate narrow dock access, confound squirrely
Folowing a three-month pilot, the Automotive Parts Rebuilders Assn. has launched BuyReman.com, an Internet site with information about remanufacturing plus industry news and information.
The Automotive Parts Rebuilders Assn. is offering an in-depth report on import restrictions for remanufactured parts.
Morgan Corp. will move its Rydal, GA, parts and service facility to a new location in Atlanta set to open January 2000.
Ryder System has formed Ryder Capital Services, a capital finance subsidiary. The new unit will initially provide internal financing products and services but longer-term plans include financial products and services solutions for Ryder clients, suppliers and vendors
Federal Express parent FDX Corp. has become an investor in the National Transportation Exchange.
Meritor Automotive has completed the sale of its Light Vehicle Systems seat adjusting systems business to Dura Automotive Systems Inc. for $130 million
The growth of trade between Mexico and the U.S. has fueled that country's need for medium and heavy duty trucks, said Jose Manuel Canal, president of the National Association of Manufacturers of Buses and Trucks (ANPACT).
November 30, 1999 - Industry News
Speech recognition technology promises to be a big part of trucking's future, particularly in the cab. But as good as the software has become (and it has become remarkably good), it is not yet perfect.
Independent truckstop members of Professional Transportation Partners (PTP) will be offering a new loyalty program for drivers by the end of the year
The national labor negotiating arm of the major unionized LTL trucking companies has named a new head negotiator
November 29, 1999 - Industry News
A New Hampshire truckstop will pay $225,000 to settle a pollution lawsuit
Peregrine Systems says United Airlines has purchased its FleetAnywhere software system for implementation in 39 locations worldwide.
Jacobs Vehicle Systems recently produced its two-millionth engine retarder, or Jake Brake as it is commonly known.
The possibility of success may have hurt PNV Inc.'s debut on the Nasdaq last Wednesday
Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. fell deeper into the red last quarter as it continues to invest in systems to help engine makers meet 2002 emissions regulations. The company lost $2.4 million in the third quarter and has lost $3.8 million year-to-date.
November 24, 1999 - Industry News
Associates Commercial Corp. has launched Technology Vendor Finance Group to provide finance and leasing services to manufacturers and distributors of technology-based products.
Grumman Olson Industries Inc. will add refrigerated truck bodies to its line of aluminum walk-in vans and parcel delivery trucks with the purchase of Complete Refrigerated Truck Bodies, Alvaton, GA
Haldex Brake Systems has announced plans to build a new facility for its Product Center in Heidelberg, Germany.
TRW Inc. has agreed to sell Lucas Diesel Systems to Delphi Automotive Systems Corp. for $871 million in cash. Delphi will acquire substantially all Lucas assets, certain liabilities, and its associated aftermarket activities
Over 20% of truckload carriers participating in The National Survey of Driver Wages have increased driver compensation since last August, according to SignPost Inc., which conducts the quarterly survey.
As the Teamsters' unfair labor practices strike against less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation passes the one-month mark, Overnite reopened another service center that had been closed due to the picketing
New-York based National Tractor Trailer School has bought a second truck driving simulator
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters declared an emergency trusteeship for Philadelphia Local 115 and removed 73-year-old John P. Morris from office as secretary-treasurer last week. The union accused Morris of a number of abuses, including buying and stockpiling weapons
November 23, 1999 - Industry News
Trucking companies have been dealing with driver job-hopping and a driver shortage for years. But with today's tight labor market, other employers are now facing the same problems.
A recent article in U.S. News & World Report
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