November 5, 2000 - Industry News
When Stanley Zeamer got into the trailer business, "I didn't know a fifth wheel from a landing gear," he says. That was 1978. Today he's president/owner of Utility/Keystone Trailer Sales, Manheim, Pa., and earlier this month
November 3, 2000 - Industry News
Just under a year after being cut loose from Meritor Automotive, Tripmaster Corp. says it's doing just fine and is moving ahead with aggressive product development plans
In an attempt to help truckers and farmers hit hard by high fuel prices, Britain’s Chancellor Gordon Brown is looking into plans to skim some money off the top of oil company profits
Ryder System recently announced the expansion of the Ryder Customer Response Center into Canada
Legislation designed to stop the 11-day shutdown of container haulage by trucks in and out of the Port of Montreal was introduced by Quebec’s provincial government late last week
A Mack Vision truck is gearing up to haul the holiday tree to the U.S. capitol this month, and Colorado’s Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell will be behind the wheel for much of the trip
Terion has expanded its trailer tracking service into Mexico and has announced enhancements to its product offerings
Regional truckload carrier Knight Transportation and trailer leasing giant XTRA Lease are expecting to gain big benefits by equipping trailers with tracking systems from Terion
Safeway admitted last week that it has transported perishable food in the trunks and back seats of cars instead of refrigerated trucks as it struggles to keep store shelves stocked during a Teamsters strike
C.R. England, Salt Lake City, will start charging customers a fuel surcharge to recover high costs of fuel used in its refrigerated trailers - believed to be a first in the industry
Wabash National Corp. has announced an alliance with trailer tracking system provider Terion, which is expected to play a key role in the development of smarter trailers.
November 2, 2000 - Industry News
Bob Helms says TruckersB2B is going to help small fleets grow into big fleets. A series of recent announcements both underline the TruckersB2B president's assertion and provide a peek inside into the high-profile website’s finances.
In an attempt to reduce costs caused by a sluggish heavy truck demand, Detroit-based truck and auto parts maker ArvinMeritor Corp. laid off 240 salaried employees and eliminated nearly 100 contract posts yesterday
The Engine Manufacturers Association’s Board of Directors is ending its relationship with Smith Bucklin & Associates, an association management firm in Chicago, Ill., including executive director Glenn Keller and his seven-member staff
Freightliner has issued a recall on approximately 133,000 of its medium-duty and heavy-duty Business Class trucks built with air brakes since May 1991
The nation’s truckers have made it known who they prefer in the race for the White House. The latest poll conducted by truckinginfo.com gives an almost 4-1 margin of victory to Republican nominee George W. Bush
Transporte 2001 and Autobus 2001 will be held April 18-21 at the Buenos Aires Centro Costa Salguero, Argentina
Truckload Management Inc., Nashville, Tenn., and Spring City, Pa.-based Jones Motor Group have signed a multi-year agreement for TMI to provide its TripPak Online services
Stater Bros. supermarkets has agreed to convert 39 diesel trucks to clean-burning fuels under a legal settlement with California and environmental groups
Approximately 500 truckers promised to continue protesting unfair labor practices at a mass meeting Wednesday, criticizing the few drivers who continue to haul containers to and from the Port of Montreal
ALK Associates, Princeton, N.J., has released new versions of two software products, PC*FUELTAX 6.0 and PC*MILER/STREETS 3.0
November 1, 2000 - Industry News
The head of a national owner-operator truckers' group predicts as many as 500 trucks will converge on Washington, D.C., this morning to bring attention to the plight of owner-operators and the trucking industry.
The National Owner Operator Trucking Assn., formerly a regional group in New Jersey, hopes taking the convoys to the nation's capital the week before the presidential election will get the attention of the media and the American peopl
Freightliner announced a voluntary recall of approximately 133,000 vehicles yesterday to check for brake pins that could cause brakes to be inoperable
Qualcomm announced the commercial release of its MVPc in-vehicle computer as well as the signing of software and hardware agreements with onboard computer supplier XATA Systems
As some striking Safeway workers provide proof of unfair labor practices, clerks at another location are losing their jobs
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