August 23, 2000 - Industry News
Significant improvements in agricultural operations and the addition of truck dealerships last year helped boost second quarter revenues for RDO Equipment, but they weren’t enough to offset continuing equipment and truck margin pressures and higher than anticipated expenses, the company said
Freightliner’s 3,745 layoffs last week bring the total over the past few months to over 6,000 in North American heavy truck factories, including earlier layoffs by Volvo, Paccar and Navistar. More layoffs are likely this fall.
The owner of a bankrupt Columbus, Ohio, trucking company is being sued by the U.S. Department of Labor, which says he failed to pay nearly $243,000 in employee medical claims and instead used the money for personal and corporate expenses
A Texas government official is proposing that the state considers using bonds to help speed up road construction
Washington state has started work on a project designed to raise the height of freeway overpasses on one interstate so some trucks can avoid a 40-mile detour
Funds may be available to purchase alternative-fueled heavy trucks in Southern California under a $14.5 million program administered by the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee
August 22, 2000 - Industry News
It didn’t read like big news.
The press release said freightPro.com (www.freightPro.com) has named V & S Transportation, a small carrier based in Rancho Dominguez, Calif., as an agent in the Los Angeles area.
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Barry Miller, president of Dallas-Miller Logistics, has been elected chairman of the Oklahoma Trucking Association
As new hours of service regulations are being debated at the federal and state levels, a bill was recently offered in the California Legislature seeking to increase the hours that gasoline tanker drivers could drive in one day.
Covenant Transport, Chattanooga, Tenn., has announced the purchase part of Con-Way Truckload Services, Fort Worth, Texas
FreightWise Inc., an Internet freight marketplace (www.freightwise.com) based in Fort Worth, Texas, announced yesterday that the General Electric Company will become an investor in the FreightWise exchange
Mack Trucks will conduct online auctions to procure materials used in manufacturing and assembly operations
Daylight Transport, a Long Beach, Calif.-based LTL carrier, will be opening new lanes and expanding regional services from the Northeast states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island to the Southern states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas
Less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation is expanding its Advantage Overnite initiative into Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Oklahoma, as well as in Canada
August 21, 2000 - Industry News
Western Star shareholders will vote on Freightliner LLC's bid to buy the company at a special meeting scheduled for Sept. 18 in Vancouver, B.C
Penske Truck Leasing and TradeOut will jointly host an online used truck auction at www.tradeout.com Aug. 23-31
The transportation industry is responsible for most of the dramatic improvement in the U.S. environment that has occurred over the past 30 years, according to a new publication from the American Road & Transportation Builders Assn., a Washington, D.C.-based construction association
The Kenworth Accessories Catalog can now be accessed on the Internet at www.paccar.com/TruckAccessories/Kenworth/default.htm.
The American Trucking Associations is asking the National Association of Chain Manufacturers to change the way it rates some chains used for load securement -- a change the ATA says will encourage the use of stronger chains to tie down loads
August 20, 2000 - Industry News
Kenworth is the latest truck maker to announce layoffs due to lower truck sales
The first six out of 36 qualifiers for the Stars & Stripes truck show series, sponsored by Freightliner and Chevron, were named yesterday at Newport's Truckerfest at The Alamo Travel Center in Reno/Sparks, Nev
Approximately 30 pets and their owners turned out for the Best Buddy Pet Contest at Truckerfest 2000 Saturday at The Alamo Travel Center in Reno/Sparks, Nev
August 18, 2000 - Industry News
Truckerfest in Reno/Sparks, Nev., last week played host to the wedding of professional drivers Mark Hall and the former Mona Henry
Newport's annual Truckerfest trucker appreciation event continues through 1 p.m. Sunday at The Alamo travel center in Reno/Sparks, Nev., with trucker games, the "Best Buddy" pet contest and a spectacular fireworks show
TrucktireXchange.com, the truck tire e-commerce site, has added a feature called My TTXchange allowing customers a personalized page to manage truck tire and casing purchases and sales from one point of access
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