November 24, 1999 - Industry News
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
It's hard enough for truck drivers to find medical treatment on the road without having to give your full medical history every time. A new service is working with trucking companies to use the Internet to provide important medical background information
A Truckload Carriers Assn. panel is researching alternative labor pools to solve the driver shortage problem
Michelin has filed a countersuit against the Bandag, accusing the retreader of trying to keep it out of the retread business
The imposition of the Michigan Single Business Tax on Canadian trucking companies is a form of double taxation, putting Canadian motor carriers at a competitive disadvantage, according to a study commissioned by trucking industry lobby groups and government agencies.
The Web makes online marketers extremely nimble. Unburdened by the bricks and mortar investment which limits traditional marketers, these virtual shops can offer goods at lower prices and spend more on promotion than on equipment lease
FleetPride has purchased Wheels and Brakes Inc., an Atlanta-based distributor specializing in wheel, rim, suspension and brake parts for the heavy duty industry
November 22, 1999 - Industry News
After five weeks of trial and two days of deliberations, a U.S. District Court jury Friday convicted a former Teamsters executive of embezzlement, mail and wire fraud, and perjury
Cummins Engine Co. is partnering with Westport Innovations Inc., Vancouver, BC, on a CAN$10 million, two-year natural gas truck project in which three heavy-duty diesel trucks will be converted to liquefied natural gas.
Sentry Insurance a Mutual Company has finalized its purchase of the John Deere Insurance Group.
Donaldson Co. recently opened a new $6 million, 160,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Augurn, AL.
Western Star Trucks recently received the "1999 Australian Truck of the Year" award for the design of its Constellation 5964SS conventional
Canadian National Railway president and CEO Paul Tellier told delegates to the Ontario Trucking Assns.' 73rd annual convention that the Railway Association of Canada, Canada's railroad industry's lobby group, may reconsider its funding of anti-trucking lobby group, Canadians for Reliable And Safe Highways
November 19, 1999 - Industry News
The shortage of commercial drivers is not isolated to the trucking industry. According to a recent report in the New York Times, the lack of school bus drivers has reached epidemic proportions, forcing school districts to
A lot of executives have adopted "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," the best-selling book by Stephen Covey. But Arkansas-based J.B. Hunt Transport recently won an award for adapting the program for everyone in the company, including drivers and mechanics
Five top executives at Ryder's used-truck sales operations have given their notices and are preparing to start an independent used truck sales venture
November 18, 1999 - Industry News
What the Teamsters proclaimed was a "volunteer uprising" of workers in Overnite's strike contingency plan was in reality the action of one replacement driver who decided to side with the union, according to Overnite
With a $6.6 million federal grant, the new Carnegie Mellon Driver Training and Safety Institute will use technology to help train nearly 1,000 drivers, mostly truckers, to drive more safely
Kenworth's new Managed Dealer Inventory program is designed to simplify parts inventory management for dealers and assure replacement parts availability for customers.
As much as many fleets may wish, science has yet to develop a machine which will manufacture drivers. But advances in computer technology have allowed a number of companies to get a lot better at using
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