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January 12, 2000 - Industry News

Bluetooth: The Wireless Dream?

Bluetooth is not a dental problem. In fact, it could be good news for the trucking industry. It's a hardware/software specification -- a standard, if you will -- for wireless communication between and among computers and the

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Dealer Wins Arbitration

Freightliner Corp. has been ordered to pay $819,550 to a Lincoln, NE, truck dealership after an arbitrator ruled the Portland, OR-based manufacturer had "breached an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

Air Pollution Study To Analyze Contaminant Combinations

The federal government is joining with engine manufacturers, trucking associations and others to fund a study to look at how different air pollutants work together to affect public health

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

Isuzu Reports Record Commercial Vehicle Sales

American Isuzu Motors reports that 1999 saw the best commercial vehicle retail sales in the company's history

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

Canada Dealing With Used-Truck Glut

The continuing strong levels of new-truck sales in Canada (28,170 Class 8 tractors in 1999 through November, up 5.4% compared to the similarly red-hot pace of 1998) has triggered an upsurge in increasingly younger trade-ins - and a drop in trade-in allowances for certain common models

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

TradingDynamics Teams With CarrierPoint to Bring Internet Freight Auctions to Trucking

CarrierPoint Inc. has formed a partnership with TradingDynamics to bring business-to-business freight auctions to the trucking industry

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Has Record Production Year

During the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week, Detroit Diesel announced record engine production for calendar year 1999

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

AlliedSignal Brake Systems Changes Name to Bendix

Now that AlliedSignal has formally changed its name to Honeywell, AlliedSignal Truck Brake Systems Co. has become Honeywell Commercial Vehicle Systems Company, doing business as Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

French Truck Blockades Continue

French truck owners continued their blockade of key roadways for a second day Tuesday to protest diesel prices and a 35-hour work week

January 10, 2000 - Industry News

OOIDA Fuel Tax Suit Dismissed

An Illinois court has rejected a constitutional challenge to Illinois' fuel tax filed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn

January 10, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Tax Breaks Under Fire In Oklahoma

An Oklahoma state legislator thinks the state's tax break for trucks has gone on long enough

January 10, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon AAA Gears Up To Keep Weight-Distance Tax

The Oregon branch of the American Automobile Assn. is gearing up for an aggressive grass-roots campaign to defeat a proposal that would eliminate the state's weight-distance tax for trucks

January 10, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Centers Expanding

Truck Centers Inc., Troy, IL, is expanding its Troy facilities and will build a new dealership in Foristell, MO.

January 10, 2000 - Industry News

French Truck Owners Protest Work Week

French trucks blocked highways and border crossings starting early this morning as truck owners protested rising fuel prices and a government-mandated shorter working week

January 9, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Overnite Strike Starts 12th Week

Another Overnite Transportation truck was shot at in Memphis last week, but neither the less-than-truckload company nor the Teamsters is ready to budge as the union enters the 12th week of its unfair labor practices strike

January 9, 2000 - Industry News

ABF Adds Features To Web Site

ABF Freight Systems has added several new e-commerce tools to its web site at

January 9, 2000 - Industry News

CTA Expands Safety Seminars

The California Trucking Assn. is expanding its safety seminar program for trucking companies

January 7, 2000 - Industry News

No Resolution In Ouster Of Philadelphia Teamsters Leader

Three days of hearings last week did not result in a decision on whether Philadelphia controversial Teamsters Local 115 leader John Morris would remain in control of the local he founded more than 30 years ago

January 7, 2000 - Industry News

Freight Auction Juggernaut

Look out. Here comes another trucking services auction. is accepting applications from shippers and carriers at its web site,, and expects to begin operations this month. The intention, according to an press release, is

January 7, 2000 - Industry News

The Race For B2B Freight

Truckers who want a piece of the B2B Internet action are getting behind the "ship now" button. B2B, which stands for Business-to-Business, once referred to Yellow Pages for businesses serving other businesses rather than consumers. Now B2B

January 7, 2000 - Industry News

Trucks on the Cutting Edge

The trucking industry did well in a top computer magazine's ratings of the most technology-savvy companies in America

January 6, 2000 - Industry News

French Truckers Threaten Blockade

French truckers are threatening to blockade borders and ports starting at 8 a.m. Monday to protest high diesel prices and working hours

January 6, 2000 - Industry News

Oklahoma City Approves Williams Travel Center

The Oklahoma City Council has approved zoning for a fourth truckstop at Interstate 40 and Morgan Road

January 6, 2000 - Industry News

American Freightways Changes Web Site To

American Freightways has changed its web site address to following the purchase of that domain name

January 6, 2000 - Industry News

Goodyear Integrates European Truck Tire Production with Dunlop Joint Venture

Goodyear Tire & Rubber says it will integrate European commercial truck tire and mold production within the recently completed joint venture with Sumitomo Rubber Industries. The global alliance gives Goodyear control of SRI's Dunlop tire operations in North America and Europe


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