January 19, 2000 - Industry News
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.
Mercedes-Benz Mexico, a wholly owned subsidiary of major international truck maker DaimlerChrysler AG, said the Mexican heavy-duty truck market would remain flat during 2000 due to credit constraints
People are in the phone booths at the old Hawk-I Truck Stop in Coralville, IA. But they're not calling dispatch or a broker or their wives and kids. These are campaign workers, and the old truckstop
The California governor wants the state to spend nearly $1 million next year on 15 more workers for the permit department of the California Department of Transportation
Only a week after French truck owners blockaded roads partly in protest of fuel prices, Norwegian truck drivers Monday blocked the major roads leading into Oslo to protest the cost of diesel
Amidst the many signs that a proposed rate hike on the Illinois tollway system faces mounting opposition, perhaps none are more dramatic than the sign a public-interest group mounted Monday at the crossroads of Interstates 90 and 294
A contract for 10,000 new Postal Service vehicles has created 200 new jobs at Utilimaster. The Wakarusa, IN, based van and utility truck manufacturer is building the carrier route vehicles in partnership with Ford Motor Co.
The Private Fleet Management Institute, an education and professional certification arm of the National Private Truck Council, has changed its name to the Institute for Truck Transportation Management.
January 14, 2000 - Industry News
A new study from Harvard University's Center for Risk Analysis says natural gas may not be a better alternative fuel than diesel in trucks
Nissan Diesel Motor Co., the financially troubled commercial truck division of Japanese auto-maker Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., will not be offered for sale until it gets its fiscal house in order, says Nissan's top executive
Bush Leasing, a commercial truck leasing company based in Wilmington, OH, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
The Truckload Carriers Assn. has petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Adminstration to allow it to conduct a pilot program to train 18-year-olds as interstate truck drivers
New software from Greco Technologies, Pasadena, CA, allows moving companies to track jobs from an initial job estimate to the actual billing of the client quickly and easily.
Mack Trucks will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a year-long schedule of activities
January 13, 2000 - Industry News
California's largest clean air agency believes state and federal regulations are moving too slowly to protect public health and has announced a radical plan to force the rapid conversion of thousands of trucks to cleaner fuels
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