June 8, 1999 - Industry News
Less-than-truckload giant Yellow Corp. plans to buy Jevic Transportation for about $200 million. The deal will create one of North America's largest multiregional LTL transportation companies
Cargo Transporters of Claremont, NC, has ordered 100 EVT-300 Collision Warning Systems from Eaton Vorad Technologies. The systems will be installed at the factory as part of an order for 100 new Freightliner Trucks.
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Competition in the used truck industry will only grow, according to the national sales manager of used trucks for Freightliner Market Development Corp
June 7, 1999 - Industry News
It turns out that there are enough parking spaces for tired truck drivers along I-95 in Maryland, but some drivers may not know where they are — or they may be reluctant to use them
A truck driver and two license examiners were arrested and charged last week with running a scheme to sell passing scores on commercial driver's license exams in Ohio
Marvin Gordon, a longtime force in the used truck industry, has been honored by the Used Truck Assn. for his numerous and significant contributions to that marketplace. He is the first recipient of an award named
Navistar International is laying off workers at two plants in Springfield, OH, because it can't get enough automatic transmissions
June 4, 1999 - Industry News
In a self-proclaimed effort to save contractor costs on the $1.3 billion Ohio Turnpike modernization program, the tollroad commission appears to have created a monster — dangerously overcrowded truck parking and long lines snaking back from restrooms, fast-food counters and fuel pumps
NationsWay Transport Services, Commerce City, CO, unexpectedly shut its doors after filing for bankruptcy May 20.
June 3, 1999 - Industry News
Eaton Corp. will spend $100 million to build a new transmission plant in Mexico in order to meet surging demand for heavy duty vehicles. Selection of the manufacturing site will be announced shortly, the company said.
Kenworth has added a tool called "Visual Search" to the electronic parts catalog used by Kenworth parts departments. This tool uses "hot spots" on Kenworth line drawings of a truck to identify the parts requested by
The Federal Highway Administration will take a look at the truck parking shortage later this month in Atlanta
June 2, 1999 - Industry News
The future of a trucking industry charity event is still uncertain as Feed the Children takes steps to regain a trust betrayed by allegations that employees at its Nashville office took donations for themselves
Drivers in the Northeast will be lending a hand to help raise money for charity this weekend. The Maine Professional Drivers Assn. is scheduled to have its annual Convoy for Kids truck parade and show in Brewer, ME, Saturday, June 5
A strike by nearly 13,000 Teamsters drivers, mechanics and other workers has been averted
One trucker was killed and four others injured when more than a dozen twisters hit Illinois last night
June 1, 1999 - Industry News
Representatives of the Teamsters union extended a Wednesday morning strike deadline against 17 of the nation's auto hauling operations as they tried to hammer out a new labor contract
A truck manufacturer has teamed with the agency that oversees air pollution in California to develop the first hybrid electric heavy duty Class 8 truck. The Hybrid Electric Prototype Truck was unveiled last week in California
Federal Highway Administrator Kenneth Wykle today kicked off the fourth annual International Highway Transportation Safety Week, June 1-5
Think you're safe from a ticket if you drive only 5 or 10 mph over the speed limit? If you're in New Jersey, think again. State police records show that since the limit was raised to 65 mph on some roads in the state, troopers have been issuing plenty of tickets to people clocked between 1 and 9 mph above the limit
A Monday night strike deadline by more than 12,000 car-hauling Teamsters truckers and other workers against the nation's 17 major auto-hauling operations has been averted until at least midnight, tonight
May 31, 1999 - Industry News
1:09 a.m., CDT--A possible strike by 12,000 car-hauling Teamsters truckers and other workers against the nation's 17 major auto-hauling operations has been at least temporarily delayed.
Negotiators for the union and the National Automobile Transporters Assn. met
May 28, 1999 - Industry News
The number of fatalities related to heavy truck crashes dropped nearly 2% from 1997 to 1998. The trucking industry is hailing the statistic, released as Congress is searching for ways to make trucking safer after fatalities increased slightly the year before
Due to an unexpectedly long debate on an unrelated issue in Michigan, lawmakers in the House Transportation Committee were not able to consider a speed-limit bill during their May 20 meeting
The Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration has issued revised regulations for the transportation and unloading of liquefied compressed gas
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