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February 9, 2000 - Industry News

Miami Dump Truck Drivers Protest

Hundreds of independent dump truck drivers parked their trucks along a major Miami thoroughfare Monday to protest low wages

February 9, 2000 - Industry News

Customs Fee Violates NAFTA, Canadians Say

The U.S. is proposing a controversial customs fee on freight crossing the border from Canada, a move the Canadian government said would almost certainly violate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

February 9, 2000 - Industry News

Weather Forecasting Gets Better

The best weather forecasts today will usually give you accurate predictions 24 to 48 hours in advance, but there's a steep drop in accuracy when you go out three, four or five days. Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin

February 8, 2000 - Industry News

Renault Wants To Overhaul Nissan Diesel Management

Nissan Diesel is due for a management overhaul, says parent Nissan Motor. "Certainly we think Nissan Diesel has to be managed differently to recover," Senior Vice President Thierry Moulonguet told the Financial Times of London. "One condition is to renew the management of Nissan Diesel.

February 8, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Step Up Overnite Campaign

As the Teamsters prepare to meet with Overnite Transportation officials in Chicago today and tomorrow, the union says it will use an infusion of $500,000 from the AFL-CIO to step up its strike efforts against the less-than-truckload carrier

February 8, 2000 - Industry News

Wanted: Outstanding Used Truck Professionals

Nominations are being sought for the 7th Annual Professional Recognition Awards which honor leadership in the used truck industry. The recognition goes to those who demonstrate superior sales, business and management skills, contribute to the credibility of their profession and are involved in the community in which they work and live.

February 8, 2000 - Industry News

Williams TravelCenters Expanding Rapidly

Nashville-based Williams TravelCenters has opened five new locations in December and another three more in January 2000. The eight new TravelCenters represent the company's most aggressive expansion to date, increasing Williams' interstate network to a total of 44 locations - 30 of the 12,000-square-foot TravelCenters and 14 slightly smaller "Travel Stops.

February 8, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Plans Significant Downsizing

Trucking’s largest national trade association is going to lop off a significant portion of its activities, downsizing to fit members’ demands for lower dues. Dues cuts for trucking company members of 51% over three years will cut $7 million from ATA’s budget, said president Walter B. McCormick in remarks to the ATA Executive Committee last weekend. The cuts will not apply to supplier members of ATA, whose dues were increased this year

February 8, 2000 - Industry News

Isuzu Sales Up 51% In January

American Isuzu Motors Inc. broke records in January by selling 947 medium-duty trucks in the U.S., or 51% more than the 627 units sold during the same month a year earlier

February 8, 2000 - Industry News

Covenant Extends Electronic Log Extraction Contract

Covenant Transport has renewed a contract with Navilor for data extraction services, continuing a partnership that is over two years old. Using proprietary technology, Navilor has processed more than 3 million driver logs for Covenant Transport during the two-year term.

February 7, 2000 - Industry News

PNV Gets Into The Truckstop Kiosk Business

PNV Inc. has launched a new line of full-service Internet kiosks for truckstops. A total of 30 of the PNV Connect!Point kiosks are already deployed in TravelCenters of America and Pilot facilities, and a further 500 will go in over the next few months.

February 7, 2000 - Industry News

Celadon Launches Online Trucker Co-Op

Truckload fleet Celadon and GE Capital have launched, a site designed to provide discounts on items such as fuel, tires, parts, calling cards, insurance, trailer leasing, credit cards, truck financing and truck washes

February 7, 2000 - Industry News

Used Trailers Marketed Online is a new online B2B classifieds service that provides listings of used trailers. The site is currently using a simple static interface, but a search engine will be implemented as the site grows. "Those who sell these

February 7, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star Launches Parts Manager Training

Western Star Trucks has started a Platinum Pentad Parts Manager Certification program. The program is organized into five modules: sales management, personnel management, operations and training management, parts marketing and customer relations, and parts merchandising, advertising

February 7, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon Withdraws From Norpass Preclearance System

Oregon has withdrawn from the Norpass weigh station preclearance system in protest against an operating agreement between Norpass and its competitor, PrePass. Oregon’s action was triggered by a partial “interoperability” agreement between the two organizations. Under the agreement, which takes effect Feb. 15, Norpass carriers may use PrePass provided they meet PrePass safety criteria, have the right transponder and pay the fee.

February 7, 2000 - Industry News

Batts Resigns From TCA

Lana Batts has resigned as president of the Truckload Carriers Assn. The surprise announcement came at the TCA executive committee meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Feb. 5. In an interview, Batts explained that her move anticipates a crucial upcoming vote on TCA’s affiliation with the American Trucking Assns. Batts, known as an outspoken and forceful leader of the truckload trade association, said she does not want to be an issue in TCA’s decision whether or not to integrate with ATA.

February 6, 2000 - Industry News

Portland Volvo Dealer Building State-of-the-Art Facility

Volvo truck dealer TEC Equipment Inc. has begun construction on a new state-of-the-art facility in Portland, OR.

February 5, 2000 - Industry News

Three International Plants Get ISO Certification

Three International manufacturing facilities have received ISO 14001 certification which means they have met worldwide management standards for environmental processes and system performance.

February 4, 2000 - Industry News

Bering Postpones Assembly Startup

Weather-related construction delays have postponed the startup of Bering Truck Corp's truck assembly plant in Front Royal, VA

February 4, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Wants Top Spot In U.S. Medium Duty Trucks

Freightliner Corp. is currently the second biggest manufacturer of medium duty trucks in the U.S., but parent DaimlerChrysler is aiming higher.

February 4, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Goes After Thai Truck Market

Volvo is going after the Thai truck market with local assembly and possibly a linkup with Mitsubishi

February 4, 2000 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Preparing For Truck Sales Decline

To offset the impact of a predicted 10-15% drop in North American new truck sales this year, Detroit Diesel will continue its cost cutting programs and "build on the strong fundamentals for growth in our service parts and remanufactured products operations," says president and CEO Charles McClure.

February 4, 2000 - Industry News

Truckstops Urged To Prepare For High-Tech Communications

Truckstop operators were told Friday that fleets may soon be able to communicate with their drivers not only by voice but by video, and send data and images dealing with all the things that affect a driver's daily activity

February 4, 2000 - Industry News

Mack Guide Aids With Body Spec'ing

A new Body Installer's Guide from Mack Trucks provides 240 pages of information relating to the mounting of body structures and other equipment to Mack Class 8 chassis, including CH600, CL700, RD600, RB600, RD800, DM600, DMM600, MR600 and LE600 Series vehicles

February 4, 2000 - Industry News

Nissan Diesel Bailout Unveiled

Nissan Motor has finally announced the long-anticipated bailout plan for its truck manufacturing unit Nissan Diesel.


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