January 17, 2000 - Industry News
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
Volvo Trucks North America, Greensboro, NC, is building a demonstration truck for the U.S. Army with Lockheed and Radian
The French government managed to end two days of blockades by truck owners earlier this week, but now it faces the wrath of truck drivers who are calling for their own blockades
A draft of certification standards for company driver finishing programs has been released by the Professional Truck Driver Institute
The problem of driver time wasted at loading docks will be addressed in a case study by the Truckload Carriers Assn., which has identified the issue as its highest priority this year
Dana Corp. has combined most of its fluid systems operations into a new strategic busienss unit, the Fluid Systems Group
A survey of members of the Truckload Carriers Assn. to assess interest in company training, especially distance-based learning, indicates that fleets seem very interested in the approach and are willing to invest in the necessary technology to take advantage
January 12, 2000 - Industry News
Significant work is under way at Detroit Diesel to prepare engines with exhaust gas recirculation systems for the 2002 model year
Teamsters President James P. Hoffa says it's time for the union to get out from the federal supervision it's been under for a decade
FleetPride, Deerfield, IL, the nation's largest independent distributor of heavy-duty truck parts, today announced the formation of an e-commerce business initiative
The American Trucking Assns.' Environmental Affairs Dept. is looking for information regarding compliance costs of storm water permit requirements
Nissan Motor Co. says it will announce a restructuring plan for its struggling Nissan Diesel Motor Co. by the end of January
Logistics.com promises to open "a new era of freight transportation" by combining Internet technology with logistics expertise
Excel Logistics is now simply "Excel.
French truck company owners called off their protests against a shorter working week today after blockading highways and stranding thousands of foreign truckers at French borders for two days
The Teamsters union is holding three dozen rallies around the country today for striking workers at Overnite Transportation, which the union has been staging an unfair labor practices strike against since Oct. 24
A controversial restructuring plan at the trucking industry’s largest trade association got a boost this week as leaders from the truckload segment decided to recommend a “yes” vote. Just how much of a boost it was is not yet clear
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