March 7, 2000 - Industry News
True or false: The shortage of heavy-duty mechanics is caused by high school guidance counselors who steer children away from careers in the trades?
More than a few fleet executives would reply "true" most emphatically.
Peregrine Systems, Inc. is integrating its FleetAnywhere maintenance management software with Qualcomm's OmniTRACS mobile information management system.
FleetPride, Deerfield, IL, has acquired Oklahoma Truck Supply Assn., located in Oklahoma City
March 6, 2000 - Industry News
AB Volvo will have to start over again with an entirely new proposal if it wants to change the terms of its plan to buy Swedish truck-making rival Scania, according to Agence France Presse
Rhode Island law enforcement officials are no longer worried about cleanup damage to the vehicle or cargo when a wrecked truck blocks traffic.
Eaton Corporation's Trucking Information Services, Clemmons, NC, has released FleetAdvisor 3.1, which includes several new features such as enhanced automatic log keeping, on-board computer usability and expanded reporting.
Bulknet.com, Tullytown, PA, has announced that Sunoco Chemical and Linden Bulk are now using its specialized e-commerce to construct their own load-matching services to reduce costs and increase information access.
March 3, 2000 - Industry News
AB Volvo of Sweden, which appears to be at the brink of failing to acquire all of the assets of
Scania AB for $6.93 billion in cash is said to have opened exploratory talks with Paccar Inc.
Midwest Kenworth of Kansas City, MO has won its fourth Kenworth Dealer of the Year honors and was also awarded with Kenworth's inaugural Medium Duty Dealer of the Year award.
Hundreds of port owner-operators and Teamsters demonstrated Friday at the Port of Oakland, CA
Two bills that would have restricted trucks to the right lane of interstate highways in Kentucky died in committee last week
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
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