February 15, 2001 - Industry News
The highlight of last fall's meeting of The Maintenance Council was a day-long test-track demonstration of the latest braking and electronic stability-control technologies.
The event showed trucking industry technical leaders the effectiveness of disc brakes and electronic braking control
Tire pressure warnings will have to be displayed on the dashboards of all motor vehicles - and that includes heavy trucks - within three years.
This requirement is hidden away in the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act
Fleetguard, suppliers of filtration and exhaust system products, has revamped its web site, www.fleetguard.com. The new site will be accessible on March 1
Integrated Decision Support Corporation (IDSC) of Richardson, Texas, has announced that National Carriers, Liberal, Kan., will install IDSC decision support software
February 14, 2001 - Industry News
Goodyear will reduce worldwide employment by more than 7,200 this year, cutting annual costs by about $250 million, as it deals with a sea of red ink
Canada is working on national safety standards and certification for the trucking industry
The International Trucking Show and the Las Vegas Hilton are giving away a free two-night package at the hotel for a pre-registered ITS attendee
CFI, Joplin, Mo., is "submersing" its employees in a company-wide safety campaign
A Pennsylvania coalition dedicated to making I-78 safer recently released year-end statistics showing a decrease in fatal crashes
TTI Holdings, which bought troubled PNV for $5.5 million, plans to have the company's phone, cable and Internet services back up and running by the end of the month
Watkins Motor Lines, a less-than-truckload carrier based in Lakeland, Fla., has agreed to pay nearly $11 million to settle a lawsuit in the latest fallout from the Illinois CDLs-for-bribes scandal
Delphi Automotive Systems announced that the first application of its Duraswitch switch technology will be in the development of future over-the-road truck seats
The Nasdaq exchange has conditionally extended the listing of @Track Communications on the Nasdaq SmallCap Market until April 23
February 13, 2001 - Industry News
Tuesday's economic news read like a Dickens novel: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times
Fewer trucks are being weighed and inspected in Nevada
Donaldson, a leading manufacturer of filtration systems and replacement parts, announced a strategic supplier agreement with Davco Manufacturing to combine Donaldson's filter and element manufacturing with Davco's fuel processing systems
Iowa 80 Group's two Missouri truckstops have set the dates for their annual trucker celebrations
Deterioration of the U.S. heavy truck market, aftermarket softness, and reduced production of light trucks and SUVs cut Dana profits almost in half last year
Iowa 80 Group has signed a franchise agreement for its Oak Grove 70 Truckstop to become a Petro Stopping Center
AmeriQuest of Cherry Hill, N.J., a provider of transportation and logistics services and a membership-based buying co-op, has purchased FleetXchange.com
The Military Traffic Management Command is reviewing its automation transportation systems to determine if they can be replaced with existing commercial software
Yellow Freight System, the largest operating subsidiary of Yellow Corp., has laid off approximately 160 salaried staff members
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems will exclusively distribute a visual brake stroke indicator and diagnostic system made by Toronto-based Spectra Inc.
New Jersey-based Jevic is now adding service to the Central and Eastern Canadian Provinces from all of its regional facilities
New Penn Motor Express, Lebanon, Pa., is offering a new Guaranteed AM Delivery service
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