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September 28, 2000 - Industry News

High Fuel Costs Drop Third Quarter Profits

Several major carriers have issued third quarter profit warnings, giving notice before their summer quarter financial statements are released that earnings per share are below security analysts' expectations

Tags: Economy

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

Transit Group Offers PNV

Transit Group has signed a contract with PNV to provide its truckstop cable, phone and Internet services to the company’s 17 trucking companies in an attempt to attract, recruit and retain drivers

Tags: Fleets

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Fuel Surcharge Made Retroactive

A shipment surcharge announced earlier this week to help independent truckers in Ontario deal with the rising cost of diesel fuel will be made retroactive, reported the Toronto Sun

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

More Trucker Unrest in Europe

Although the Spanish government reached an agreement with some farmer's groups angry over diesel prices today, Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar is standing firm against demands for a cut in fuel taxes

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

RJM to Test Clean Diesel Emissions Reduction Technology

Clean Diesel Technologies has granted RJM Corp. of Norwalk, Conn. a limited license to demonstrate its ARIS 2000 NOx reduction technology on two heavy-duty construction trucks in Houston

Tags: Industry

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

Hours Rules Could Be Delayed in House-Senate Compromise

The Associated Press is reporting that a compromise deal on Capitol Hill would delay the hours of service proposal, but sources tell truckinginfo.com that it is not yet a done deal, and that the American Trucking Assns. is still fighting some aspects of the compromise

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

Transportal Seeks Financing, Acquisition or Merger

Intenet startup Transportal Network Inc. (www.transportalnet.com) of Atlanta is in a "holding pattern." According to director of marketing Kevin Sullivan, the company stopped hiring as of Sept. 1, though work continues for the 20-person staff

Tags: Industry

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

NAST's Bob Guy Resigns

Bob Guy, executive director of the National Association of Show Trucks, has resigned his position

Tags: Industry

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon DOT, State Police Unite to Enforce Chain Laws

In an effort to reduce weather-related traffic accidents in the Columbia River Gorge, the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon State Police are instituting a chain/traction tire enforcement program aimed at commercial trucks

Tags: Highways

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

Alabama Man Accused of Fraud for Using Name 'Fountaine'

Sam Johnson thought he had found a great deal for a custom-built trailer. But instead, he's stuck with a $20,000 debt for a trailer he never got

Tags: Industry

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway Opens Terminal in Toluca, Mexico

Roadway Express, Akron, Ohio, has opened a new service terminal in the Mexican city of Toluca

Tags: Fleets

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

UPS Once Again 'America's Most Admired'

For the 18th year in a row, UPS has been rated "America's Most Admired" mail, package and freight delivery company in a Fortune magazine survey

Tags: Fleets

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

TLC Acquires Pro Source Group

Total Logistics Control, a third party logistics provider based in Zeeland, Mich., recently announced the acquisition of The Pro Source Group, Aurora, Ill. Pro Source President, Robert Koerner, has been appointed to the position of President and

Tags: Fleets

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Cancels Western Star Agreement with DINA

Freightliner has decided to terminate a supplier agreement with Western Star Trucks made with Mexican manufacturer Dina to market its Class 7 Solar Series product line

Tags: Industry

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Honors Trucking Companies for Safety

The American Trucking Associations has named three motor carriers as winners of its 2000 National Truck Safety Contest

Tags: Fleets

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

Germany Approves Fuel Relief Plan, Doesn't Help Truckers

The German government formally approved $1.5 billion in tax breaks and subsidies aimed at balancing high fuel prices yesterday, but held tight to its "ecology tax" on fossil fuels, meaning little relief for truckers

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Extends Detroit Diesel Offer

DaimlerChrysler has extended its $23 per share cash tender offer for Detroit Diesel until Oct. 9

Tags: Industry

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

NationaLease Honors Affiliates

The National Truck Leasing System (NationaLease) used the occasion of its 56th annual meeting in Chicago earlier this week to recognize a select group of members for outstanding performance

Tags: Industry

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Availability, New Service Demands Increasing Pressures On Trucking

A harsh winter and fuel-availability problems would spell shortages for the trucking industry, and the government's release of oil from the nation's strategic reserves likely won't help: Oil-capacity utilization is nearing the maximum, meaning there will be problems getting the fuel to the end user. That was among predictions from Martin Labbe of Martin Labbe Associates, a transportation information consulting firm

Tags: Economy

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

Day Two at the Hours of Service Roundtable

One of the key criticisms of the plan to reform the hours-of-service rules is that by cutting back the length of the workday, it will force trucking companies to put more trucks on the road, with inexperienced drivers at the wheel — not good for safety. So far, though, the critics have failed to prove this point to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

September 26, 2000 - Industry News

Port Truckers Protest on West Coast

Hundreds of port truckers staged rallies yesterday at the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach and Oakland, Calif., as a kickoff in preparation for worldwide rallies next week

Tags: Industry

September 26, 2000 - Industry News

NPTC Signs on Eisenhart

Following its announcement that John McQuaid has resigned as president, the National Private Truck Council has made arrangements with Earl Eisenhart of Government Relations Services to help represent NPTC in the safety and regulatory arenas

Tags: Industry

September 26, 2000 - Industry News

Professional Transportation, U.S. Trucking End Merger Talks

Professional Transportation Group and U.S. Trucking Inc. announced that they have decided to terminate discussions relating to a possible merger

Tags: Fleets

September 26, 2000 - Industry News

Cummins Issues Low 3Q Estimate

Company officials say Cummins Engine’s third-quarter earnings will fall short of expectations because of a sluggish heavy-duty truck market and reduced demand for truck parts

Tags: Industry

September 26, 2000 - Industry News

TCA, Shippers Group Issue Guide

The Truckload Carriers Association and the National Industrial Transportation League have jointly issued voluntary guidelines to help improve treatment of drivers at the dock

Tags: Industry

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