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March 14, 2000 - Industry News

European Regulators Veto Volvo/Scania Merger

The European Commission rejected AB Volvo's purchase of Swedish rival truck and bus maker Scania, citing antitrust concerns. The decision, which had been widely expected, was unanimous and followed findings that the deal would give the combined companies 50-90% market shares in a number of European Union nations.

March 14, 2000 - Industry News

Six Big Fleets Create Internet Logistics Giant

Six of the largest truckload carriers in the U.S. have combined logistics operations into a single Internet-centered entity that could make serious waves in truck transportation markets.

March 14, 2000 - Industry News

Dana Sells Cab Systems Group

Dana Corp. has agreed to sell its Commercial Vehicle Cab Systems Group to an affiliate of Hidden Creek Industries. Terms were not disclosed.

March 14, 2000 - Industry News

NPTC Adjusts Dues

Members of the National Private Truck Council will now pay annual dues of $650 regardless of how many trucks they operate. The new uniform pricing policy replaces a dues structure under which members paid from $350 to $1,650 depending on the number of trucks in the fleet.

March 14, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Execs Take Battle to the Web

Whose trucking community web venture is headed up by the biggest name in real world trucking

March 13, 2000 - Industry News

Michigan to Vote on Allocation of Truck Fines

The Michigan Senate will soon vote on legislation, already approved by the House, that would prevent cities from receiving the revenue from fines imposed on overweight or unsafe trucks.

March 13, 2000 - Industry News

Nebraska Seeking Comments on Oversize Loads

The Nebraska Department of Roads is asking for public comments regarding the rules for moving large loads, including mobile homes and construction equipment.

March 13, 2000 - Industry News

Slowing Truck Market Won't Hurt Cat's Growth Plans

Slowing heavy truck sales won't stifle Caterpillar's plans to double its engine sales to $13.6 billion in the next ten years and grab Cummins Engine's number one market share, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal.

March 13, 2000 - Industry News

OOIDA Urges Members to Participate in March 16 Rally

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. is encouraging its members to participate in a convoy of owner-operators amassing in Washington, DC, March 16 to protest recent fuel increases and the lack of government action.

March 13, 2000 - Industry News

Better Use of Spectrum Could Help Trucking

Should trucking care about the Federal Communications Commission's new big plan? The FCC wants to allow holders of radio spectrum to resell their access to others in an open marketplace. The commission reasons that will allow more

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

ITTM Holds Fleet Training Seminars

The Institute for Truck Transportation Management will be hosting three seminars with the theme, "Strategies to Improve the Private Fleet's Position."

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Toyota Takes Control of Hino

Toyota Motor Corp said Friday it will pay 25 billion yen ($234.7 million) to take control of Hino Motors Ltd , Japan's largest truckmaker

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth to Cut Production at Renton Plant

Kenworth has announced that it will reduce build rate at its Renton, WA, truck plant from 50 to 36 trucks a day starting April 3.

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Port Truckers Plan March 22 Rally in D.C.

Port truckers and the Teamsters union are planning a rally in Washington, D.C. to protest fuel prices and other problems.

March 10, 2000 - Industry News to Provide Online Banking for Truckers

PNV Inc. and National InterBank have formed a partnership to provide online banking services to truck drivers

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Banking on Dealers to Expand

Last year was "the greatest year Peterbilt ever had, and this year will be our toughest challenge since 1991," Dave Rutman, general sales manager told the company's dealers recently. "We're in an all out war."

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Meritor Opens Mexico Plant

Meritor Automotive inaugurated its first wholly-owned Mexican Heavy Vehicle Systems assembly plant, which will supply Mexico-based commercial truck OEMs with heavy-duty components and systems, initially drive axles and drivelines.

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Donaldson Receives Tech Achievement Award

The Silent Partner muffler made by Donaldson Co. has won the 10th annual Truck Writers of North America (TWNA) Technical Achievement Award for calendar-year 1999.

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Dealers Have Bright Future, Says Grask

There's a bright future for the independent truck dealer, according to George Grask, 1999 Truck Dealer of the Year. Speaking at the The Maintenance Council's Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN this week, Grask also shared his concern over the dire need to recruit technicians in to the trucking industry.

March 8, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite, Teamsters Resume Contract Talks

Overnite and the Teamsters are talking again. Following negotiations March 7 and 8, a Teamsters negotiating team will review the carrier's Health, Welfare and Pension proposals then go back to the bargaining table March 23 and 24 and April 4-6

March 8, 2000 - Industry News

VehiCare Does Exclusive Deal With Castrol

VehiCare Corp., a large provider of on-site maintenance services has signed an agreement to use oils and lube products from Castrol Heavy Duty Lubricants exclusively.

March 8, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star Completes Sale of ERF

Western Star Trucks Holdings Ltd. has completed the the sale of its UK truck subsidiary, ERF (Holdings) plc to MAN Aktiengesellschaft (MAN). It has also completed the purchase of MAN's Australian subsidiary, MAN Automotive (Australia) Pty.

March 8, 2000 - Industry News

Kentucky Weight-Distance Repeal Still Alive

A bill that would have replaced Kentucky's weight-distance tax with higher fuel taxes and registration fees is dead, but the issue may come up again in a special session later this year, says Kentucky Motor Transportation Assn. President Harold Bernard.

March 8, 2000 - Industry News

Georgia Bill Would Create New DMV

The Georgia House of Representatives has approved a bill that would create a Department of Motor Vehicle Safety. The new department would issue drivers' licenses and vehicle tags and would be responsible for truck inspections as well as truck length and weight compliance.

March 8, 2000 - Industry News

TRALA Prepares for Leadership Transition

Mike Payne, president and chief executive officer of the Truck Renting and Leasing Assn., has seen what happens when a business does not plan for management succession. So he is making sure that when it comes


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