February 23, 2000 - Industry News
"Welcome to Washington, truckers," came the greeting on the CB from a base station as a convoy of 200 to 300 trucks rolled into Washington, DC, yesterday to demonstrate over the fuel price crisis. One of
February 22, 2000 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks North America expects to sell about 30,000 Class 8 trucks in North America this year, according to company sources. That's about 12.5% below the company's 1999 sales of 34,303 units.
Sweden's AB Volvo delivered 4,658 trucks in January, down 19% from 5,738 in January 1999. Although sales declined wordwide the company said orders have increased slightly since the beginning of the year
The European Commission may be worried that Volvo's purchase of Scania will give the new group more than 90% of the Swedish truck market, but truck buyers say that if the merger brings steep prices they'll simply shop other manufacturers.
Associates First Capital Corp. has partnered with Entrade Inc. to begin financing and selling trucks online.
Republican legislators in Washington state have proposed commercialization of rest areas to avoid closures.
Freightliner Corp. has signed a multi-year agreement to become a co-title sponsor of the Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) FedEx Championship Series event at Portland International Raceway.
Qualcomm says that Daleville, IN-based Burlington Motor Carriers has agreed to replace its currently installed mobile communications system units with Qualcomm's OmniTRACS mobile information management system units.
Overnite Transportation Co., Richmond, VA, has expanded its truckload Special Services Division with the opening of a new, dedicated fleet operation in McGregor, TX.
Celadon Group's business-to-business web-based subsidiary, TruckersCo-op.Com Inc. has signed partnership agreenments with Pilot Corp. and Professional Transportation Partners, LLC.
Navistar International has changed the name of its operating company to International Truck and Engine Corp.
Capitol Hill echoed the blast of air horns today as hundreds of truckers convoyed into Washington, DC, to protest fuel prices that have more than doubled in the past three months.
More than 200 trucks, travelling under
DaimlerChrysler is looking at building a plant in the U.S. that will produce some 100,000 Mercedes-Benz trucks a year, a company executive told German reporters. European capacity will not meet projected sales volume from 2003, he said.
Canadian owner-operators defied a court order in Nova Scotia and slowed traffic in Quebec as they protested high fuel prices for a second day yesterday, and the protest could spread to Alberta
Independent truckers at the Port of Miami are returning to work this week after a two-week wildcat strike that sometimes turned violent
A bill awaiting a hearing before the Kentucky House Transportation Committee would raise speed limits for motorists but not for truckers
Many articles I see on the driver shortage identify many of the problems being faced by drivers and companies, but I don't think the industry has identified a basic problem that is facing many industries with
Hundreds of trucks are expected to roll into Washington, DC, this morning as independent truckers protest against high diesel fuel prices
February 21, 2000 - Industry News
If you're in trucking, chances are you've heard of the famed Little America truck stop in Wyoming. But you may not know much about Earl Holding, who turned the truckstop from a money-losing business into a
The Engine Manufacturers Association says major revisions are needed to improve the accuracy and usefulness of the Multiple Air Toxics Exposure Study before its final release by the South Coast Air Quality Management District
Hybrid diesel-electric engines and compressed natural gas engines both offer significant benefits over current diesel engines in lower emissions and improved fuel economy, according to a year-long study of bus engines
Canadian independent truckers staged protests in two different areas Monday to protest high fuel prices and low rates
USF Holland, Holland, MI, announced the opening of a new, full-service terminal in Erie, PA
ESCO Transportation, Houston, has announced a five-year plan to try to consolidate the highly fragmented intermodal drayage and short-haul truckload segments of the transportation industry
J.J. Keller & Associates is offering a new video-based driver training series to increase understanding between drivers and their dispatchers, safety directors and customers
We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.
The expert, Mark Betner from Citgo will answer your questions Ask a question
2014 Shell Rotella SuperRigs Calendar Available
Autocar Offers CNG Version of Class 7 Xpert Refuse Truck
Vigillo Introduces Athena Big Data Platform
Stertil-Koni Introduces New Version of EcoLift
2014 Kenworth Calendar Now Available
Bridgestone Launches Tire for Auto Haulers