June 28, 2000 - Industry News
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
More than 100 truck drivers and other concerned parties turned up yesterday to testify at the U.S. Department of Transportation's public hearing on its hours of service proposal in Vernon, Conn
Jerry Moyes has issued another tender offer for all outstanding shares of Simon Transportation, a Salt Lake City, Utah-based truckload carrier, at $7 per share
KLLM's President and CEO and his partner have extended their offer to buy KLLM Transport Services through July 6, but the deal appears to be a sure thing and has gained regulatory approval from the Federal Trade Commission
A plan to reduce air pollution that drifts from the Midwest to the Northeast will soon be put into effect
Microanalytics (www.bestroutes.com) of Arlington, VA, is now offering SimChain supply chain simulation software
Dillon Transport of McCook, Ill., has purchased the Fleet Advisor management system for its bulk asphalt fleet
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