July 25, 2000 - Industry News
Eaton Aeroquip, Maumee, Ohio, has agreed to purchase the privately held business of Australian based Frederick Duffield PTY Ltd., and its overseas operations
Thanks to new weigh stations on Interstate 80 near Omaha, Neb., the number of big rigs being weighed will soon double, and due to new technology, many of them won’t even have to pull off the highway
A jump in the number of fatalities involving trucks last year prompted the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to increase truck inspections
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has introduced a system that offers real-time information on all incidents affecting highway travel across the state
Southern California transportation experts, looking for ways to accommodate dramatically increasing truck traffic in the Inland area, have been looking into truck-only lanes
FleetScape.com, the truck parts web site announced in March, has closed up shop. But the idea that spawned FleetScape is far from dead, according to former FleetScape President Susan Kampe.
In an interview with Truckinginfo.com, Kampe said
FedEx Ground, Pittsburgh, Pa., will apply a 1.25 percent fuel surcharge on all ground services, effective August 7, 2000
The Oregon Department of Transportation is advising truckers to be aware of ramp closures on Interstate 5 between Albany and Salem
Although the exact number of workers hasn’t been determined yet, a handful of Navistar employees in Fort Wayne, Ind., received letters late last week warning of layoffs
An Overnite Transportation driver says that company officials at the less-than-truckload carrier paid him to damage property and falsely accuse Teamster supporters so they would be fired
July 24, 2000 - Industry News
The Waupun Truckers Jamboree, an "11th Annual Salute to the Trucking Industry," kicks off the weekend of August 11-12 in Waupun, Wisc
Arkansas Best Corporation, Fort Smith, Ark., has announced its second quarter net income hit $17.7 million, a 60% increase from 1999’s second quarter and the highest for any quarter in the company's history
International Truck and Engine Corp. is placing its engine group in a new wholly owned subsidiary called International Engine Corp
A massive intermodal port expansion planned for Charleston, S.C., has some people worried about the extra trucks it would mean on area highways
Volvo Trucks North America does not intend to follow its parent company's plan to raise prices in order to address the downturn in truck sales
July 23, 2000 - Industry News
Editor's Note: This is the third installment of the experiences of Newport editors with using wireless Internet access on the road.
As we go forward with the digital revolution, it seems pretty obvious that Microsoft will direct
Editor's Note: This is the second in an installment of the experiences of Newport editors with using wireless Internet access on the road.
I spend about 300 days a year dragging cool cars around the lower 48
Editor's Note: Over the next few days, we'll be sharing the experiences of Newport editors with using wireless Internet access on the road.
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A merger that would have created North America's largest rail network hsa been called off
July 22, 2000 - Industry News
Sterling Truck Corp. has opened its first corporately owned dealership in Canada in London, Ontario
Over the past several years, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has seen greater demand for automatic transmissions in its trucks for the U.S., according to Bob Aquaro, the company's vice president-product assurance.
July 21, 2000 - Industry News
Despite tighter pricing and a competitive marketplace, Ryder System reported second quarter revenue gains for all of its business units
Overnite Transportation, Richmond, Va., has issued a general rate increase of 5.5 percent to go into effect August 14
Peterbilt's production facility in Madison, Tenn., recently received a Perfect Record Award from the National Safety Council
A ban on big rigs on North 7th Street in Los Angeles will get a little help, thanks to the construction of an alternative route funded by the state of California
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