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February 28, 2000 - Industry News

Petro-Canada Adding Truckstop Internet Access

A large Canadian provider of public access Internet terminals has signed an agreement with Petro-Canada to install Global VideoNET public Internet access terminals in truckstops and petroleum locations owned and/or managed by Petro-Canada

February 28, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Down Expands Internet Service

In response to suggestions from truckers and fleet managers, Truck Down Info International Inc. has made a major upgrade in the capabilities of its web site, The upgraded version encourages truckers and fleet managers to build

February 28, 2000 - Industry News

Truckomat Truck Wash Adds Two Locations

Truckomat Truck Wash has started construction of new facilities at two locations: Laredo, TX and Indianapolis, IN

February 28, 2000 - Industry News

GE Capital Buys B of A Lease Portfolio

GE Capital Fleet Services has purchased the corporate and utility fleet leasing portfolio of Bank of America Leasing and Capital Group. The portfolio, which includes some 26,000 commercial trucks and cars nationwide, will become part of GE Capital Fleet Services' North American business.

February 25, 2000 - Industry News

Striking Maine Log Truckers Return To Work

After a four-day strike, Maine log truckers returned to work Friday after reaching an agreement with Irving Forest Products

February 25, 2000 - Industry News

Florida Dump Truck Operators Continue Protest

Dump truck owner-operators are nearing the four-week mark of their wildcat strike in the Miami area as they try to get trucking brokers to commit to raising rates

February 25, 2000 - Industry News

OOIDA Criticizes Ohio Protest

The vice president of the nation's largest owner-operator association had some harsh words for truckers who formed rolling roadblocks last Wednesday on I-75 in Ohio to protest high diesel prices

February 25, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Internet Usage Jumps In 1999

While estimates vary on the total number of drivers using the Internet, one job-matching company says there's no doubt about the growth in Internet usage in the past year

February 25, 2000 - Industry News

Truckstop Blood Collection Total Tops 4,500 Units

With a record 4,500 blood units collected this year for the American Red Cross, NATSO member truckstop/travel plazas have topped the 25,000 unit mark since the inception of the "Drive To Save Lives" program six years ago

February 25, 2000 - Industry News

NATSO Elects Officers

NATSO Inc. has elected a new Executive Committee for the year 2000, headed by James Cardwell Jr. of Petro Stopping Centers in El Paso, TX, as chairman

February 25, 2000 - Industry News

NATSO Foundation Doubles Scholarship Amounts

The NATSO Foundation has more than doubled its scholarship awards for 2000. This year, twelve $2,500 awards will go to truckstop employees and their legal dependents who have shown academic excellence

February 25, 2000 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Adds Web Site

The Iowa 80 Group, Inc., which operates the world's largest truckstop in Walcott, IA, has created a web site that now gives it global visibility: The site includes an historical view of Iowa 80, as well

February 25, 2000 - Industry News

Renault Truck Profits Drop In 1999

Renault reported a 1999 net profit of 55.5 million euros (about $55.1 million in U.S. dollars) for Renault VI/Mack. That was 58% below 1998 profits for the heavy vehicle unit

February 25, 2000 - Industry News

Pressure on Fuel Margins Nips Into Petro Profits

Petro Stopping Centers L.P. reported income (before extraordinary items and an accounting change) of $4.1 million in 1999, down from $5.7 million in 1998. Total revenue rose from $653.4 million in 1998 to $719.9 million in 1999.

February 25, 2000 - Industry News

Communications Middlemen: The Next Victims

By the end of this year, every wireless phone manufactured by Motorola will be able to access the Internet. Motorola of Schaumburg, IL, the second-largest manufacturer of mobile phones in the world (after Nokia of Finland),

February 24, 2000 - Industry News

Log Truckers Protest In Maine

Truckers in northern Maine have been protesting against Irving Forest Products, saying that rates have changed little over the past 15 years despite increases in costs

February 24, 2000 - Industry News

HD America E-Commerce Activities Growing

HDATA, the new e-commerce initiative from HD America Inc., has grown to be the largest mover of electronic data and electronic services in the independent heavy duty aftermarket, according to president Patrick Biermann.

February 23, 2000 - Industry News

Horsepower Growing Says Detroit Diesel

The average horsepower of new Class 8 truck engines continues to grow, according to statistics from Detroit Diesel.

February 23, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Wins Idaho Weight-Distance Tax Challenge

An Idaho District Court has struck down the state's weight-distance tax reduced-rate provision, finding it violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution

February 23, 2000 - Industry News

Auto Parts Go Direct: Truck Parts Are Next

The buzzword of the Internet age is "direct." As in selling direct. Manufacturers are being urged to use the Internet to identify customers and eliminate the middlemen. It's already happened in a big way with books, music

February 23, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar To Unveil E-Commerce Strategy

Navistar International will make a major announcement regarding its e-commerce strategy within the next month, Chairman, President and CEO John Horne said at a news conference following its annual meeting.

February 23, 2000 - Industry News

Acquisitions Give Rush Double Digit Growth

Peterbilt mega-dealer Rush Enterprises posted 1999 revenues of $808.4 million, up 31.9% from 1998, and net income of $16.2 million, up 50% from 1998.

February 23, 2000 - Industry News

Mack Boasts Record Sales, Increases Share

With record sales for 1999 and seven straight years of market share growth, Mack Trucks is "as strong as it's been in our 100-year history," says president and ceo Michel Gigou.

February 23, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Take Fuel Woes To Washington

"Welcome to Washington, truckers," came the greeting on the CB from a base station as a convoy of 200 to 300 trucks rolled into Washington, DC, yesterday to demonstrate over the fuel price crisis. One of

February 22, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Expects 12.5% Drop In North American Sales

Volvo Trucks North America expects to sell about 30,000 Class 8 trucks in North America this year, according to company sources. That's about 12.5% below the company's 1999 sales of 34,303 units.


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