February 12, 2001 - Industry News
ASCAR Business Systems of Glendale, Calif., makers of trucking and courier operations software, has announced adoption of a new browser-based programming language for its products
Ford Motor Co. and Navistar International announced today that they intend to form a joint venture to build medium-duty commercial trucks.
The 50/50 joint venture will use a common chassis - the same as International's new High Performance truck
February 10, 2001 - Industry News
A financial dispute over a federally mandated ABS warning light is apparently being resolved, less than a month before it threatened to stop production of new tractors and trailers
Volvo Trucks North America announced Friday it will eliminate approximately 400 jobs at its New River Valley, Va., plan
OTR Express, Olathe, Kan., plans to reduce its fleet size and eliminate more than 100 jobs
International Truck and Engine Corp. has established a memorial fund to support the families of employees who were killed and injured at its Melrose Park, Ill., engine plant last week
February 9, 2001 - Industry News
Powernet Systems, Englewood, Colo., has launched an Internet-based maintenance scheduling program at www.eighteenwheels.com.
Atlanta-based RubberNetwork.com LLC, a purchasing and procurement marketplace created by six major tire and rubber companies, has launched its web site, www.RubberNetwork.com.
The countdown has begun for opening the U.S.-Mexican border to long-distance trucking
February 8, 2001 - Industry News
Environmental Protection Agency officials recently told representatives of the heavy duty market that they’re trying to ensure information access to on-board-diagnostics parts and service informatio
FreightWise Inc., a web-based market for truckload and intermodal freight, has ceased operations
Fortune Xpress, Des Moines, Iowa, is expanding its operations on the West Coast
Flying J Travel Plazas has opened a $7.5 million state-of-the-art facility at Spiceland, Ind.
Once again, the country group Alabama will perform at the 2001 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., next month, courtesy of Kenworth Truck Co
Landstar System, Jacksonville, Fla., reported record 2000 fourth quarter net income of $15.9 million
CNF, Palo Alto, Calif., has again been ranked as America's most admired trucking enterprise in an independent survey by Fortune magazine
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is calling on President Bush to maintain the current restrictions on Mexican truck
Opponents of a bill in the Iowa state legislature to raise the state’s speed limit say it could lead to 10 percent more highway death
Mail Contractors of America will install Eaton’s Fleet Advisor system on the company’s fleet of more than 1,000 trucks
Even as federal officials are figuring out how to comply with North American Free Trade Agreement provisions allowing Mexican trucks in the U.S., a Texas study shows the state is not getting the funding it needs for improving border infrastructure
February 7, 2001 - Industry News
Wabash National net income for fourth quarter 2000 dropped to $83,000 from $11.8 million in fourth quarter 1999
Deterioration of the used truck market took a bite out of Ryder System’s profits in fourth quarter 2000
Teamsters President James P. Hoffa blasted a ruling by an arbitration panel that the United States cannot continue to keep Mexican trucks out of the country in violation of the North American Free Trade Agreement
A South Dakota bill would bar local governments from prohibiting engine brakes
The European Commission is proposing mandatory training for professional truck and bus drivers
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