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July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Aussie Truckers Reveal Corrupt Working Conditions

An investigation of the working conditions of truck drivers in Australia has revealed that some are being driven to take drugs and ignore speed limits in order to meet grueling schedules and keep their jobs

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Quarterly Reports Show Truckload, LTL Carriers Face Different Challenges

Truckload carriers continue to expand sales faster than less-than-truckload carriers, even though they are getting less than half of the freight rate increases realized by LTL carriers. But TL profits are lagging because their business model

Tags: Economy

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Alberta Truckers Could Face More Inspections

The Infrastructure minister from Alberta, Canada, wants to hire more enforcement officers to keep an eye on truckers who might be getting a little sleepy behind the wheel

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Lays Off 370 at Tennessee Plant

Lower truck values, high interest rates, slow sales and increasing fuel prices have forced Peterbilt to lay off 370 employees at its Nashville, Tenn., plant

Tags: Industry

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Watkins Terminal Hits Another Roadblock

Protesting residents this week persuaded community leaders of Lake County, Fla., to stall a trucking company’s plan to build a massive truck terminal, claiming it would bring noise, visual pollution and dangerous road conditions to the area

Tags: Fleets

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Investor Wants Navistar To Look At Merger Opportunities

One of Navistar International's institutional investors is meeting with other shareholders today to discuss ways to maximize shareholder value in the wake of announcements by DaimlerChrysler that it is buying Western Star and Detroit Diesel

Tags: Industry

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Pitt Ohio Maintenance Crew Honored

Industry experts have named Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Pitt Ohio Express, the 1999 On-Road Maintenance Masters award recipient

Tags: Fleets

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Tennessee Finally Pays Award in OOIDA Suit

More than 10 years after the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed suit against the Tennessee Public Service Commission and PSC Chairman Keith Bissell over truckers' rights, the state finally wrote a check for $583,700 to OOIDA for attorney fees and costs ordered by the court when OOIDA won the suit

Tags: Industry

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Plans To Grow Vocational Business, Shorten Delivery Time

Volvo Trucks North America's just-introduced VHD family of Class 8 trucks, built specifically for vocational applications and packaged with new support systems for maximized productivity, "will give our dealers a strong motivation to go after "the long-ignored, under-serviced and unappreciated people who earn their living with work trucks.

Tags: Industry

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Wabash Reports Losses

Lafayette, Ind.-based trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corp. has announced its second quarter results, reporting losses in both net sales and income

Tags: Industry

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Plans for a Truck Lane to Canada Under Review

The board that makes long-range transportation plans for Western New York is being asked to take a look at a proposal for a new truck lane to Canada

Tags: Highways

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton To Purchase Duffield

Eaton Aeroquip, Maumee, Ohio, has agreed to purchase the privately held business of Australian based Frederick Duffield PTY Ltd., and its overseas operations

Tags: Industry

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Nebraska Adding More PrePass Stations

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

Tags: Highways

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Inspections on the Rise in Pennsylvania

A jump in the number of fatalities involving trucks last year prompted the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to increase truck inspections

Tags: Highways

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

NCDOT Launches Real-Time Traveler Info System

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has introduced a system that offers real-time information on all incidents affecting highway travel across the state

Tags: Highways

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Southern California Looks at Truck-Only Lanes

Southern California transportation experts, looking for ways to accommodate dramatically increasing truck traffic in the Inland area, have been looking into truck-only lanes

Tags: Highways

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Internet Truck Parts Market Up for Grabs

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

Tags: Industry

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Ground Announces Fuel Surcharge

FedEx Ground, Pittsburgh, Pa., will apply a 1.25 percent fuel surcharge on all ground services, effective August 7, 2000

Tags: Fleets

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Watch For Ramp Closures on I-5 in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Transportation is advising truckers to be aware of ramp closures on Interstate 5 between Albany and Salem

Tags: Highways

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar Announces Layoffs At Indiana Plant

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

Tags: Industry

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Driver Claims Company Paid Him to Frame Teamsters

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

Tags: Industry

July 24, 2000 - Industry News

Waupun Truckers Jamboree Plans Under Way

The Waupun Truckers Jamboree, an "11th Annual Salute to the Trucking Industry," kicks off the weekend of August 11-12 in Waupun, Wisc

Tags: Events

July 24, 2000 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Reports Record 2Q Net

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

Tags: Fleets

July 24, 2000 - Industry News

International Forms New Engine Subsidiary

International Truck and Engine Corp. is placing its engine group in a new wholly owned subsidiary called International Engine Corp

Tags: Industry

July 24, 2000 - Industry News

Port Expansion Could Put More Trucks on SC Roads

A massive intermodal port expansion planned for Charleston, S.C., has some people worried about the extra trucks it would mean on area highways

Tags: Highways

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