June 28, 2000 - Industry News
Rep. Roy Blunt revived congressional efforts to lower fuel prices by suspending the federal fuel tax. This week the Missouri Republican called for a 90-day suspension of the federal tax on gasoline and diesel, amounting to 18.4 cents per gallon.
He said the combination of rising fuel prices in the Midwest, and a $50 billion federal budget surplus, justify the $8 billion loss of revenue to the Highway Trust Fund that would result from the tax suspension
PNV, Coral Springs, Fla., has signed its first major private fleet contract
Consolidated Freightways has been designated an "Excellent Supplier" by TTX Co. for providing top quality transportation and logistics service
Former executives of NationsWay Transport Service, Denver, are being sued by drivers who say they should be held personally responsible for unpaid wages and vacation pay, even though the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
On Wednesday, truckload giant Schneider National announced it would manage the North American end of a trans-Atlantic freight network being created by a company called FastShip Inc.
Another dot-com deal
As the budgeting process for the Department of Transportation unfolds, it is clear that Congress will support a significantly higher investment in truck safety
U.S. Trucking Inc. and Professional Transportation Group plan to merge as Professional Transportation. The two companies are already closely tied
A bill that would have made it harder for truckers that test positive for drugs to keep working failed to generate enough votes to pass a key committee in the California state Senate
With all the focus on truck driver fatigue as the industry debates the federal government's hours of service proposal, it might be worthwhile if federal officials took a look at the sleep debt of Americans in
June 27, 2000 - Industry News
Penske Truck Leasing, Reading, Pa., has agreed to acquire Rentway, a truck rental and leasing company based in Mississauga, Ontario
Mitsubishi Motors continues to insist that its truck union with Volvo is not in jeopardy, but DaimlerChrysler's recent announcment that it will partner with Hyundai has reportedly increased pressure on its fragile three-way relationship
YMAC is shorthand for You Might Also Consider. The term describes carriers that Logistics.com suggests to shippers seeking bids on its transportation spot markets
Logistics.com has merged with QuoteShip.com to create a formidable Internet transportation marketplace
Daylight Transport, Long Beach, Calif., is now offering new expedited regional LTL services between the Midwest States (Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin) and the Northeast States (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania), beginning July 8
Eighteen winners shared $10,000 in prizes and awards at the recent Shell SuperRigs contest, held at the new TravelCenters of America outside Denver
FedEx Corp., Memphis, Tenn., will accelerate the expansion of its FedEx Home Delivery network, launched three months ago, to reach about 80 percent of the U.S. population by the fall of 2001
If you find yourself around Portland or Salem, Ore., the last week in July or first weekend in August, plan a side trip to Antique Powerland in Brooks for the annual "Steam-Up.
June 26, 2000 - Industry News
John Gerhards was recently headed home when he spotted another vehicle in trouble. “I was on 9-1-1 before he hit the gravel,” he recalled. Because he knew exactly what information to give the dispatcher -- and because the dispatchers know him -- police and emergency crews were there in five minutes
eSASA Corp., a full-service, multilingual e-marketplace has partnered with International Truck and Engine Corp. in the global e-commerce sales of International used truck inventory.
George McCasland is a former driver who brought a unique perspective to the recent hours of service hearing in Kansas City, Mo. - In 1988, he was disabled in an accident caused by truck driver fatigue.
The Environmental Protection Agency's series of public hearings on its diesel emissions proposal moves to Los Angeles today
The International Trucking Show begins today in Las Vegas and will feature, among other events, a free concert by country music star Clint Black.
The event, scheduled for June 28, 29 and 30 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will feature a record-breaking 700 exhibitors and is expected to draw 35,000 visitors. Admission to the event is free, and show hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
The 10-year deal between Western Star and Consorcio G. Grupo Dina would likely continue even if the Canadian-based truck builder merges with another company, says Dina
Despite a possible 20% drop in truck and bus demand in the year 2001, Navistar International is optimistic about its own future
Roadway Express, an Akron, Ohio-based LTL carrier, is realigning its freight network, including adding more sleeper operations
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