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September 6, 2000 - Industry News

DuPont Sues Norfolk Southern Over Rail-Service Breakdowns

DuPont Co. has filed suit against Norfolk Southern Corp., seeking damages for rail-service breakdowns following Norfolk's operation of parts of the former Conrail -- breakdowns that resulted in more business for the trucking industry

Tags: Intermodal

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

Van Lines To Compete for Moves on the Internet

Homestore.com, Thousand Oaks, Calif., announced it will join with five top U.S. moving companies to develop a Web site allowing consumers to shop for and purchase moving services directly over the Internet

Tags: Fleets

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Fall Conference Begins Sunday

As part of a continuing effort to reduce the number of commercial vehicle crashes in North America, more than 500 truck and bus safety enforcement officers and industry representatives from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will be meeting at the annual CVSA Fall Conference September 10-14 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Mich

Tags: Events

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Follows Daimler/Chrysler Bid for More of Mitsubishi

Rumors of a wobbly Volvo/Mitsubishi truck alliance have resurfaced with reported attempts by DaimlerChrysler to take the reins of a troubled Mitsubishi

Tags: Industry

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

Saia Redesigns Web Site

Saia Motor Freight recently launched its redesigned web site, boasting a new look and enhanced features located at www.saia.com.

Tags: Fleets

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

Trailer Sales Down 6.6%

The anticipated slowdown in trailer demand is apparently under way. According to Economic Planning Associates' latest survey of trailer manufacturers, second quarter 2000 trailer shipments are 6.6% below second quarter 1999. This comes after a 7.2% gain in the first quarter

Tags: Economy

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

BorgWarner Will Sell Truck Parts Under Quik-Kool Name

BorgWarner Cooling Systems has announced that all its cooling components will now be sold as Quik-Kool products in the aftermarket

Tags: Industry

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

French Truckers Reject Government Deal

As French truckers continue their three-day fuel protest, France's largest trucking union today rejected a government proposal to reimburse truckers for fuel costs and threatened to step up its blockade of oil refineries and fuel depots

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

DOT, ATA Butt Heads Over Hours of Service

As the deadline for a deal on hours-of-service reform looms, there still is no agreement between the principal antagonists over a bill that would shut off funding for the reform process. Clyde Hart, acting deputy administrator of

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Opens New Wyoming Location

Pilot has opened its newest Wyoming location, along Interstate 80 at Exit 6 near Evanston

Tags: Industry

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Gives ATA $250,000 for HOS Campaign

The Truckload Carriers Assn. yesterday presented American Trucking Associations President and CEO Walter McCormick with a check for $250,000 to help with ATA's campaign against the proposed hours of service regulations

Tags: Industry

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

RODI Forms Fuel Injector Subsidiary

RODI Power Systems, Abbeville, La., recently announced the formation of Molectrol Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary to develop and market the company's advanced-technology fuel injectors

Tags: Industry

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

Second Stars & Stripes Qualifier Starts Tomorrow

The second qualifying event in the Stars & Stripes Show Truck Series will be held starting tomorrow and running through Saturday at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, in Walcott, Iowa

Tags: Events

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Buys Out TCI

C.H. Robinson, Minneapolis, recently acquired TCI, a third party logistics company specializing in refrigerated LTL services based in Brooklyn Center, Minn

Tags: Fleets

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

DOD to Test Commercial Freight Management

A single commercial firm may soon be managing a portion of the Defense Dept's commercial freight

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

PowerTrack Required for Military Freight

Effective Sept. 30, all trucking companies carrying freight for the Military Traffic Management Command must use USBank's PowerTrack Internet based electronic payment system

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

Pacer Acquires GTS Transportation

Freight and transportation logistics provider Pacer International, Walnut Creek, Calif., has recently acquired GTS Transportation Services, a non-asset-based logistics and truck-brokerage operation based in Livermore, Calif

Tags: Fleets

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

Accuride, Gianetti Form Alliance

Accuride Corp. has formed a strategic alliance with European company Gianetti Route S.p.A. to provide worldwide sourcing of heavy wheels to the commercial trucking industry and to exchange wheel manufacturing technology

Tags: Industry

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

PennDOT Targets Heavy Truck Traffic Accident Corridors

Pennsylvania has targeted five “heavy-truck crash corridors” for extra enforcement, improvements and public education, according to the Allentown Morning Call

Tags: Highways

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

Bendix Recommends ABS Recall

A "confused" electronics control unit on some Bendix antilock brake units that can cause a 3- to 4-second loss of brakes has led Bendix to recommend the recall of 300,000 trucks and buses. The problem on Bendix

Tags: Safety

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

French Truckers Continue Protest

French truck drivers blocked oil refineries and fuel depots nationwide for a second day Tuesday to protest high fuel prices, causing fuel rationing and shortages in some areas

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

Port Truckers Rally in Savannah

Truckers who haul containers in and out of the Port of Savannah, Ga., were joined by local labor representatives as they staged a rally over the weekend to protest long wait times and low wages

Tags: Industry

September 1, 2000 - Industry News

Aussie Truckers Continue Fuel Protest

A convoy of about 50 trucks drove to the home of West Australian Premier Richard Court today in an exclusive Perth suburb as part of their continuing protest against high fuel prices and low rates

September 1, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo, Renault Cleared to Merge

The European Commission has approved Swedish truck maker Volvo AB's acquisition of Renault's RVI truck unit after the companies offered "significant" concessions to address competition concerns

Tags: Industry

September 1, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite, Teamsters Clash on Health Care, Other Issues

Last week's contract negotiations between the Teamsters and Overnite Transportation made little progress, as the two sides disagreed on Overnite's plan to change health care providers and Overnite wanted to declare an impasse on several contract items the union believes are still on the table

Tags: Industry

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