January 24, 2000 - Industry News
Opponents of a measure to drop Oregon's weight-distance tax and replace it with a diesel fuel tax say the change would mean trucks would not pay their fair share. But a legislative report has found the opposite
FDM Inc. has purchased the assets of American Trailer Manufacturing and established American Trailer Inc
Eaton Corp. posted record sales and earnings for the fourth quarter 1999 and the full year. Sales for the quarter totaled $2.21 billion, up 38% from fourth quarter 1998
Prestolite Electric will sell two businesses in order to reduce debt and to focus more attention on its key automotive and heavy-duty markets.
January 21, 2000 - Industry News
A Puerto Rican company plans to train a large number of locals to be truck drivers and lease them to North American truck fleets.
The fast track in trucking's electronic lane just got a little faster. The Internet Truckstop, the first Internet-based load-matching service, has taken the concept one step further into something very close to a live, real-time market.
Utility Trailer is making plans for the official opening of what it says is the world's largest refrigerated trailer plant to be built complete with state-of-the-art moving assembly lines.
The $27 million facility, located on 49 acres
Oshkosh Truck Corp. posted profits of $6.1 million for its first fiscal quarter -- a 56% increase over $3.9 million in profits for first quarter fiscal 1999. Net sales for the quarter, which ended December 31, 1999, were $244 million versus $223 million a year ago.
Oshkosh Truck Corporation has delivered the first of at least 5,666 new 6x6 Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement trucks to the United States Marine Corps
January 20, 2000 - Industry News
An arbitrator accused Caterpillar Inc. of fraud by improperly patenting and marketing diesel engine clean fuel technology that belonged to a former joint venture partner.
Beall Trailers, Kent, WA, has asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to renew its exemption from federal rear impact protection requirements
One combatant in the mobile communications war is flexing new muscle.
PeopleNet Communications Corp. of Chaska, MN, the providers of the InTouch Fleet Management System, announced the appointment of new CEO John Sarto, former president of
January 19, 2000 - Industry News
Fueled by strong sales in its Heavy Vehicle Systems division, Meritor Automotive has reported double-digit growth earnings for the ninth consecutive quarter.
Mack Trucks finished 1999 with a record 34,264 U.S. Class 8 retail sales and a gain of 0.3% in market share.
Isuzu Motors Ltd. and DaimlerChrysler are working together to develop a data system for delivery-truck fleets in Japan to enhance load tracking and improve service.
Pacific Detroit Diesel Allison Co. has purchased 14 acres in the Ridgefield Junction of Portland, OR, where it plans to build a $5 million facility.
Volvo has reportedly upped its stake in rival Scania from 30.6% to 45.5%. The company began purchasing stock in the rival Swedish truck manufacturer a year ago and Scania agreed to a friendly takover in August
Port truckers and union representatives hoping to unionize container haulers at the nation's ports were dealt a setback by a Los Angeles ruling
January 18, 2000 - Industry News
The Class 8 order backlog for Volvo Trucks North America is rising, but the company is still expected to furlough over 400 plant workers later this week
Newport research shows that more than half of truckers own a computer, and most of those have access to the Internet. So it's not surprising that a lot of truckers also have their own web sites.
After years of delays, San Antonio's government finally came up with a hazmat routing plan. But any of six suburban cities where the proposed routes pass through could veto the plan
TrackYourTruck.com will use middleware from Nettech Systems, Princeton, NJ. to deliver Web-based dispatch information to TrackYourTruck.com's RoadRunner mobile data solution for product delivery businesses.
Faced with a shortage of inspectors, Nebraska Gov. Mike Johann is pushing a controversial proposal to merge truck enforcement division officers with the State Patrol
Peterbilt named its Dealer of the Year during its recent annual dealer meeting in Phoenix
January 17, 2000 - Industry News
Hino Motors Ltd., Japan's largest manufacturer of commercial trucks, expects its domestic output to rise by about 31.7% to 52,610 units this year, from 39,947 units in 1999.
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