May 15, 2000 - Industry News
Six more truck driver training schools have received course certification from the Professional Truck Driver Institute, bringing the total number of schools offering PTDI-certified courses to 65
The year 2000 "shows no abatement of the intense competition among truckload carriers to offer improved wage and benefit packages," says SignPost Inc., publishers of The National Survey of Driver Wages.
According to its latest survey, 17% of truckload carriers made changes to their wage and benefit packages in first quarter 2000. The average rate of increase was 4.5%, about the same as increases recorded for first quarter 1998 and 1999
Penske Truck Leasing has purchased the assets of Marano Truck Leasing, a truck rental and leasing company located in north Philadelphia
The latest version of Driver Daily Log (DDL) is available for download at http://home.ptd.net/~bjork. The driver log book program, written by a truck driver, is absolutely free.
Fritz Roland `Nick' Bjorklund said he developed the software during
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration will hold a public meeting June 27-28 to discuss emergency shutdown equipment on cargo tank motor vehicles used to transport liquefied compressed gases
May 13, 2000 - Industry News
A truck with an oversized load didn't make it under a bridge over Interstate 680 in Omaha, NE Friday morning, causing traffic delays that will continue into this week
The new ArvinMeritor partnership between Arvin Industries and Meritor is expected to be completed by July 31 this year.
Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems has opened a new QS9000-certified production and distribution facility in Hebron, KY.
The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Co. and Norfolk Southern Railway Co. have agreed to provide non-stop transcontinental intermodal service between the West Coast, Southwest and the Southeast beginning May 21
Volvo hasn't finished spending money yet. After the dust settles on its deal to purchase Renault's truck operations, the company intends to strengthen its position with acquisitions in other key commercial areas
May 12, 2000 - Industry News
Global original equipment and aftermarket opportunities, value-added technology innovations and an emerging "light" commercial vehicle segment will be the primary drivers behind the growth of Meritor Automotive's commercial vehicle stopping system business over the next three to five years
@Track Communications, Inc., of Richardson, TX -- formerly known as HighwayMaster -- lost $4.8 million on revenues of $14.1 million in the first quarter of 2000. Revenue for the quarter was down from $17.1 million compared to the first quarter of 1999.
Truck manufacturer Freightliner and Spatial Inc., a developer of Web-hosted engineering services, have agreed to offer Freightliner's proprietary Web-based design and engineering software commercially.
Mellon Global Cash Management, Pittsburgh, PA, will provide a range of e-commerce support to FreightWise of Fort Worth, TX, an electronic marketplace for truck transportation
May 11, 2000 - Industry News
Miami port truckers may have won concessions after striking in February, but strike leaders are now saying they have been blacklisted, and truckers report few improvements
The Minnesota State Patrol is signing up truckers to help it keep a watchful eye on state highways
A National Labor Relations Board hearing to review unfair labor practices charges against Overnite Transportation has been delayed
Werner Enterprises may be about to end its eight-year run of double-digit income growth.
Although the company’s first quarter 2000 revenue was up 21% from first quarter 1999, Chairman and CEO Clarence Werner reportedly told stockholders that, under current conditions, he doesn’t expect revenue for the year to be up more than 8% to 10%. This would be the first time since 1991 that the carrier’s growth was less than 10%
The Oil Price Information service has scheduled its sixth annual Fleet Fueling Expo for Sept. 24-26 at Nashville's Opryland Hotel
Big rigs, little kids, and thousands of well-wishers will come together in Lancaster, PA this coming Sunday, Mothers Day, May 14, for the 11th annual Make-A-Wish Convoy
May 10, 2000 - Industry News
Marten Transport, Ltd., Mondovi, Wl, has opened a new terminal in Forest Park, GA, that will replace the existing Jonesboro, GA, terminal
Maxon Lift Corp. has purchased the assets of Globe, a manufactuer of in-ground lifts for the automotive and heavy truck markets. Maxon recently acquired another lift maker, Benwil Lift Systems, and will form a new division
Safety compliance consultants at J.J. Keller & Associates have scheduled 25 briefing seminars across the country to review proposed new hours-of-service rules
Over the past week or two, Truckinginfo.com has been talking to a lot of people about their initial reaction to the hours of service proposal. Those interviews have included not only those in the trucking industry,
After being under the umbrella of the Truckload Carriers Assn. for four years, the Professional Truck Driver Institute is going to strike out on its own again. Ever since the departure of TCA president Lana Batts, a driving force behind PTDI, questions have been raised about the future of the institute
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