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April 25, 2001 - Industry News

Toyota Raises Stake in Hino

Toyota is raising its stake its Hino Motors unit to help pump up commercial vehicle sales in the face of increasing worldwide competition

April 25, 2001 - Industry News

Higher N.D. Speed Limit Awaits Governor's Signature

The North Dakota Legislature has approved a bill that would raise the speed limit on Interstate highways from 70 to 75 mph

April 25, 2001 - Industry News

Construction Season Starting in West Virginia

A truck pull-off is among the construction projects getting under way in West Virginia as the summer construction season stars

Tags: Highways

April 25, 2001 - Industry News

Ryder to Close D.C. Office

Ryder System, Miami, is closing its Washington, D.C., government relations office as part of its restructuring activities

April 25, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Fights Minnesota Biodiesel Bill

Minnesota's trucking industry and other groups are warning that higher diesel prices, loss of fuel sales to surrounding states and possible fuel supply shortages will be the result if the Minnesota Legislature mandates the use of biodiese

April 25, 2001 - Industry News

Manufacturing Durable Orders, Shipments Rise in March

Orders for durable goods rose 3% in March, but it was mostly for ships and tanks, with non-transportation orders off 1.8% -- the fourth consecutive decline. However, shipments rose 0.1% after declining the previous five months. The stable shipments value is the best news for freight

Tags: Economy

April 25, 2001 - Industry News

Soft Class 8 Market Hurts ArvinMeritor

The decline of North American Class 8 truck production outpaced ArvinMeritor’s ability to lower fixed cost

April 24, 2001 - Industry News

Goodyear Posts Loss As Orders Decline

The continued decline in orders for tires and engineered products by North American auto and truck manufacturers has a "substantial" impact on Goodyear's first quarter performance

April 24, 2001 - Industry News

Wabash Posts First Quarter Loss, Ups DuraPlate Production

Wabash National Corp. remains cautious, but recent "signs of encouragement" have prompted the trailer maker to increase production of its DuraPlate composite trailer

April 24, 2001 - Industry News

Paccar Profits Down

Paccar Inc., parent of Kenworth and Peterbilt, reported first quarter 2001 net income of $44.3 million on sales of $1.5 billion

April 24, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Company Faces Record Fine in Iowa

An Ohio trucking company could be fines more than $380,000 for allegedly transporting a super-heavy load without a permit

April 24, 2001 - Industry News

Rail-to-Truck Facility Built in New York

Responding to pressures to reduce the number of trucks coming into the Big Apple, New York Regional Rail Corp. has completed its first "transload facility" at its Bush Terminal Yard in Brooklyn

Tags: Intermodal

April 24, 2001 - Industry News

Plasma Reactor Could Cut Diesel Exhaust

Scientists in Washington state say they've found a way to turn harmful nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel engines into harmless nitrogen

April 24, 2001 - Industry News

Haldex Teams up with Collision Avoidance Company

Haldex Brake Systems has teamed up with a company that hopes to get at least 15 percent of a collision avoidance systems market currently dominated by Eaton VORAD

April 24, 2001 - Industry News

Petro Signs on for NATSO Blood Drive

Petro Stopping Centers has committed its locations to help collect blood for the "Drive to Save Lives" blood drive coordinated by The NATSO Foundation

April 24, 2001 - Industry News

Stanford Elected Foundation Chairman

Tom Stanford, travel plaza consultant and publisher of Newport Communications' RoadStar and Truckstop/Travel Plaza magazines, has been elected chairman of The NATSO Foundation

April 24, 2001 - Industry News

NATSO Under New Leadership

NATSO, the professional association representing America' travel plaza and truckstop industry, announced the election of a new executive committee

April 24, 2001 - Industry News

AMBEST Enhances Shower Program

AMBEST has enhanced its shower program

April 23, 2001 - Industry News

TMI Satellite Service Arrives in Mexico Via ASTRUM

Canadian satellite communications provider TMI Communications has announced a 10-year partnership agreement with ASTRUM Comunicaciones, a Mexican telecommunications company, for satellite communications services to Mexican organizations deploying mobile assets, fleets or workforces

April 23, 2001 - Industry News

ATD Panel: OEM Partnerships Will Continue Reshaping World Truck Marketplace

Consolidations among the world’s truck manufacturers will continue, as will their alliances and partnerships with suppliers. And these actions will change how business is done with and by truck dealers, parts house and repair shops.

April 23, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Dealers Call For Better Relations With Manufacturers

For truck dealers to survive and prosper in today's complex business world, several things must happen, according to American Truck Dealers Chairman Stanley DeVore, Jr., of Casper Truck Center, Casper, Wyo

April 23, 2001 - Industry News

Logistics.com Introduces OptiManage Capacity Finder

Logistics.com, the Internet logistics and software company, has introduced OptiManage Capacity Finder, which will be implemented by Seattle-based Airborne Express

April 23, 2001 - Industry News

Swift, Yellow, Arkansas Best Report First Quarter Results

Swift Transportation, Phoenix, saw its net earnings slashed for the first quarter despite increased revenues

April 23, 2001 - Industry News

Williams to Give Away NASCAR Prizes

Williams TravelCenters will give away a Chevy Monte Carlo and a chance to be part of a NASCAR pit crew during a summer promotion

April 23, 2001 - Industry News

Exxon Posts Record Earnings

Exxon Mobil Corp. reported record first quarter earnings of $5.05 billion, a 51% increase over first quarter 2000

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