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September 21, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Predicts U.S. Truck Market Will Remain Slow Until 2002

A DaimlerChrysler AG board member responsible for commercial vehicles said he expects the current slowdown in the U.S. heavy truck market to continue up to 2002

Tags: Economy

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

Fleets Drawn to Online Fuel Discounts

TruckersB2B announced that the number of trucking companies using its discount fuel network in August increased to 2,150, or approximately 73,000 trucks. This compares with 37 companies and some 2,200 trucks in March, the first month

Tags: Industry

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

EU Transport Ministers Fail to Find Common Ground in Fuel Tax Talks

European Union transport ministers last night failed to reach a common position on the plight of European truckers who face rising fuel prices, even after talking late into the night

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

Tradeout.com Auctions 500 Penske Vehicles

TradeOut (www.tradeout.com), an Internet marketplace for off-lease assets and business surplus, announced an online auction of Penske Truck Leasing sold more than 300 light and medium-duty trucks valued at $3.9 million. An additional 238 trucks worth $2.4 million were sold as a result of ongoing marketing activity, the company said

Tags: Industry

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

Firestone Tire Recall Triggers Punitive Legislation

Truck tires may not be affected by the Firestone recall, but the incident has triggered legislation that could affect truck manufacturers

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

Rest Areas in Georgia Get Facelifts

A $125 million renovation project launched in 1994 by the Georgia Department of Transportation to rebuild and renovate 20 rest areas and nine welcome centers has led to the major reconstruction of 17 rest areas and three welcome centers

Tags: Highways

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

TransFinancial Closes Crouse Cartage

About 1,000 employees in 17 states are losing their jobs as TransFinancial Holdings closes the trucking operations of its biggest subsidary, Crouse Cartage

Tags: Fleets

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot and Hackney Buy Up Aztex Convenient Stores

Aztex Enterprises is in the process of selling its 24 gas stations and convenience stores in East and Middle Tennessee, according to company officials

Tags: Industry

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

International Transportation Symposium Scheduled

Transport ministers and heads of state from around the world, along with representatives of all modes of the international transportation community. will convene in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 9, to discuss the future of the transportation industry

Tags: Events

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

NATSO Testifies New EPA Rule Will Raise Fuel Costs

The CEO of a small truckstop firm testified before a Senate panel Wednesday that the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to drastically cut the sulfur content of all highway diesel fuel will upset the diesel fuel market, driving up costs for consumers

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

Southeastern Freight Honored by Home Depot

Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional LTL carrier out of Columbia, S.C., was recently honored by The Home Depot with its 1999 Partner of the Year Award and LTL Carrier of the Year Award

Tags: Fleets

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

PNV Reports Big Losses

Despite revenues that were up, Florida-based PNV Inc. reported a net loss of $87 million for its 2000 fiscal year, which ended June 30

Tags: Industry

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

Motient Sells Trucking Business to Aether

Motient Corp. of Reston, Va., has agreed to sell its “retail transportation products and services” to Aether Systems of Owings Mills, Md., both companies said in a joint announcement Wednesday

Tags: Industry

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

Chancellor Expands Into E-Commerce

Chancellor Corp., Boston, has acquired rigfinder.com, which offers services such as used trucks and tractors for sale, prepaid legal, and financing

Tags: Industry

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

OPEC Official Criticizes European Governments Over Fuel Taxes

An OPEC official blasted European governments Wednesday for imposing heavy taxes on oil products, saying they should be blamed for high fuel prices, not OPEC

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

Swedish Truckers Scale Back as Fuel Protests in Spain Continue

Truckers scaled back diesel price protest blockades at Sweden’s largest port cities yesterday when they face accusations of railway sabotage, while fuel protests continued in Spain

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

eFlatbed.com Partners With Web Copper Market

Specialized freight Web logistics site eflatbed.com has announced a partnership with eCopper.com, a new Internet market for buyers and sellers of copper and copper alloy products and services

Tags: Industry

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

MyPeople Introduces Dispatch System

MyPeople Networks (www.mypeople.net), a startup communications company based in New Haven, Conn., has rolled out a suite of wireless applications for a number of industries, including transportation

Tags: Industry

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

Orbcomm Chief Pledges Vantage Tracking Will Continue

Orcommm Global, the satellite company based in Dulles, Va., claims its Vantage Tracking Solutions subsidiary will continue to serve trucking customers despite a recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing

Tags: Industry

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

More Wins for Muchlers at St. Ignace

Nearly 150 trucks graced the downtown waterfront of St. Ignace, Mich., last weekend for the fifth annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show

Tags: Events

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

Montana Travel Plaza Hosts State's Largest Blood Drive

Muralt's Travel Plaza, Missoula, Mont., hopes to again break records for truckstop blood drives this week as it joins more than 170 truckstops nationwide in the seventh annual Drive to Save Lives blood drive

Tags: Industry

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Trash Haulers Could Face High Permit Prices

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge asked state legislators to approve his plan to crack down on trash haulers and make them register for operating permits that could cost up to $5,000

Tags: Industry

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

Modine Receives Caterpillar EGR Program

Modine Manufacturing Co. has been chosen as a supplier for engine exhaust-gas-recirculation coolers for Caterpillar Inc

Tags: Industry

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

Diesel Technology Forum Launches Web Site

The Diesel Technology Forum has established an informational web site at www.dieselforum.org.

Tags: Industry

September 19, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star Shareholders Give Go-Ahead to Freightliner Deal

Western Star Trucks Holdings Ltd. shareholders have approved a $670 million takeover offer from Freightliner

Tags: Industry

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