January 15, 1999
Penske Truck Leasing has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of GMI Rental & Lease Inc., a utility truck rental company based in Waukesha, WI. The deal is expected to close in about a
January 13, 1999
A 23-year veteran of the truck sales business has started a web site for truck sales professionals.
The World Truck Center at http://www.worldtruckcenter.com is the creation of Charles “Chuck” Hirsch of Valley Forge, PA. Hirsch has worked
The newest member of Arkansas’ Highway Commission said he’s open to many ways of financing highway improvements, including tollroads – but he says he wants trucking companies in the state to continue to make a profit
NATSO Inc., the association representing America's travel plaza and truckstop industry, announced that a new Executive Committee for the Board of Directors has been elected.
William E. Haslam of Pilot Corp. in Knoxville, TN, will serve as
The Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, IA, was founded when some of today’s drivers were just a gleam in their daddies’ eyes and Interstate 80 was not yet completed. This year, the truckstop is celebrating its 35th anniversary with special events for drivers throughout the year
Sweden’s Volvo confirmed it was talking with Italy’s Fiat and other companies about a possible merger, according to a Reuters news report
McLeod Software and Comdata have completed an interactive interface between Comdata’s products and McLeod’s LoadMaster transportation management software.
The new interactive interface offers users more options than the older one. For instance, a Dispatch Update feature sends
January 12, 1999
A new industry group has been formed to help truckstops develop an AC power system that lets trucks power air conditioners, engine block heaters and cab equipment using power supplied through the truckstop instead of engine idling
Volvo Trucks North America and the United Auto Workers yesterday reached a tentative agreement on another six-year contract for production and maintenance workers and a new six-year agreement for certain salaried workers at its New River
Cummins has announced the certification of four ISB diesel engine rating to the 1999 Environmental Protection Agency Clean Fuel Fleet Vehicle Low Emissions Vehicle standard
People who violate vehicle weight limits should be charged with a felony, says South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow. The governor wants to crack down on overweight trucks before increasing road funding
January 11, 1999
Two cases related to trucking will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court as it attempts to clarify the scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Truckers shouldn’t look for any breaks from tolls in Maine. Although there has been an outcry in the state legislature about the turnpike’s February 1 toll hikes, when the scheduled meeting of the Maine Turnpike Authority takes place tomorrow, they’ll only be looking at cutting back the increase for car drivers
January 8, 1999
More than a dozen dump trucks paraded into Atlantic City Wednesday, honking their horns and disrupting traffic as a protest against low rates, reports the Associated Press
Cummins Engine and Scania announced that they have formally signed a joint venture agreement to assemble and test a new fuel system for diesel engines developed by the two companies
January 7, 1999
Sweden’s Volvo appears to be considering selling its car division in order to focus on its higher-profit truck and heavy equipment divisions. The London-based Financial Times reports that Volvo has appointed a U.S. investment bank to explore a possible sale or merger of its car division
January 6, 1999
Jan. 7 – Interstate 80 was closed for five hours near Reno, NV, Monday after a sniper opened fire and hit at least five vehicles. Police arrested a suspect after a routine traffic stop in Las Vegas the next day
Jan. 7 – Georgia’s new governor, Roy Barnes, has been meeting with state House and Senate budget writers about midyear budget changes to help tackle Atlanta’s traffic and pollution problems
Jan. 7 – If you haul bulk freight, there’s a new Internet-based load-finding service designed especially for you
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