October 25, 2000 - Industry News
Swedish truck and bus maker Volvo yesterday recorded a 65 percent decline in third-quarter net income and a 4.5 percent increase in net sales, with lagging sales in North America to blame
The Research and Special Programs Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed changes to the Hazardous Materials Regulations that will bring them in line with international standards
October 24, 2000 - Industry News
TransCom USA, a Houston-based distributor of replacement parts and supplies for commercial trucks and trailers, has signed an agreement with Federal Express to become a primary supplier for FedEx's fleet of 35,000 vehicles
The state of New York has begun cracking down on enforcing how much smoke diesel engine exhaust stacks can release
Muralt's Travel Plaza, an AMBEST and Conoco truckstop/travel plaza in Missoula, Mont., has again broken its own record for donations during its seventh annual Drive to Save Lives blood drive
Overnite strikers and Teamsters held rallies at Overnite terminals across the country yesterday to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the unfair labor practice strike against less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation
A recent Australian study has revealed that dashboard cameras and devices used to measure vehicle wandering might be useful to detect fatigue among truck drivers
Overnite Transportation, Richmond, Va., is expanding its services into Mexico with expedited cross-border transit
DAT Services (www.dat.com) intends to make a big splash in the turbulent pool of Internet freight exchanges
Hundreds of Montreal truckers held a rowdy protest in front of a prominent trucking company in Riviere-des-Prairies this weekend, blocking deliveries to and from several other trucking firms during the second day of their strike over labor issues
President Clinton signed a transportation appropriations bill that funds a significantly higher federal investment in truck safety.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration got a 60% increase, from $171 million to $269 million for fiscal year 2001. The bill covers everything from the postponement of the hours of service rules and closing holes in the CDL program to border inspections and the shortage of truck parking, with a major funding increase for state enforcement efforts
All visitors to the Richard Petty Driving Driving Experience get their photos taken with a race car. But a special group of participants last week had a Peterbilt truck in the picture, as well.
Peterbilt brought about
October 23, 2000 - Industry News
The Caterpillar 3406 ranks highest in heavy-duty diesel engine satisfaction among over-the-road and vocational Class 8 customers, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2000 Heavy-Duty Truck Engine Customer Satisfaction Study released yesterday
BorgWarner Cooling Systems has broken ground for a new division headquarters and technical center in Marshall, Mich
As third-quarter financial reports continue to be released, it is evident that high fuel prices have affected both trucking companies and the manufacturers that supply them
Striking Ontario truckers angered over high fuel prices are back on the road, thanks to a deal prohibiting carriers from skimming off existing fuel surcharges from shippers
General Electric is buying Honeywell, the parent company of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, in a merger valued at $45 billion
Mack Trucks has begun construction on a new 36,870-square-foot addition to its Engineering Development and Test Center in Allentown, Pa
State highway officials are warning drivers to slow down on a section of Interstate 75 north of downtown Toledo following a series of truck accidents
More than 1,200 truckers said they would shut down trucking activity in Montreal, Canada, with a strike aimed at getting employers to recognize their unions.
October 22, 2000 - Industry News
Port drivers for LHB Trucking, a carrier for Hyundai Shipping, Friday began a protest to bring attention to the high cost of fuel, low rates, unpaid hours and company deductions from their pay
Trucking companies are experiencing significant increases in bodily injury and property damage liability rates, according to the National Accounting and Finance Council of the American Trucking Associations
The U.S. Senate approved the creation of a 2 million barrel home heating oil reserve for the Northeast last week, while the recent release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve continued to make headlines.
The legislation also renews the president's authority to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a 600 million barrel stockpile in Texas and Louisiana set aside by law for emergencies
October 20, 2000 - Industry News
The Virginia Department of Transportation is continuing an extensive reconstruction project on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl" this week, and is shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange
The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that tread separation problems similar to those in the Firestone/Ford tire recall have contributed to eight deaths linked to Goodyear commercial light truck tires. But Goodyear says that report is misleading
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