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March 20, 2000 - Industry News

Feds Provide Few Solutions To High Fuel Prices

Roadway Express Accused Of Sexual/Racial Discrimination Another Truck Making Merger Could Be In The Works

Tags: Safety

March 20, 2000 - Industry News

Associated Grocers' Deal Doesn't Look Good for Teamsters

News of a deal to deliver groceries from an underground facility in southwest Missouri has its 1,200 Teamster drivers doubting they'll see a new contract with Associated Wholesale Grocers

Tags: Industry

March 20, 2000 - Industry News

Haldex Reorganizes Brake Divisions

Haldex will consolidate its Haldex Midland Services division into the Haldex Brake Systems Division. The consolidated business will report to Chuck Kleinhagen, president and division manager, Haldex Brake Systems.

Tags: Industry

March 20, 2000 - Industry News

M.S. Carriers Raises Driver Pay

M.S. Carriers has increased driver pay for its regional, experienced line-haul, and academy graduates an average of 11.1 to 14.8 percent.

Tags: Fleets

March 20, 2000 - Industry News

Fiat Eyeing Scania

Fiat reportedly has its eye on Scania. "We're not Scandanavian, that's for sure," the Italian automaker's honorary chairman, Giovanni Agnelli, recently told a Milan newspaper.

March 20, 2000 - Industry News

DAC and USMA Merge

DAC Services and United States Mutual Association are merging to form Total Information Services Inc.

Tags: Industry

March 20, 2000 - Industry News

PennDOT Denies DAC Access to Driving Records

DAC Services meets this week with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to win back access to the state's driving records. PennDOT officials stopped issuing records to DAC after an investigation found that two carriers had purchased records from DAC then illegally resold them over the Internet.

Tags: Industry

March 20, 2000 - Industry News

LTL Carrier Silver Eagle Closes Its Doors

After 70 years in the freight hauling business, Portland, OR, based Silver Eagle Inc. has closed its doors. The company cited several problems, including the recent runup in fuel prices, computer problems, and rising labor costs

Tags: Fleets

March 20, 2000 - Industry News

Rush and Housby Promote Mixers

Rush Truck Centers and Housby Mixer Systems have launched a national dealer tour to introduce a new readymix system.

Tags: Industry

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

ADT Offers Freightliner Dealers Online Auction

ADT Automotive will offer Freightliner dealers the opportunity to restock their inventories without ever leaving their offices by holding an online heavy duty truck sale on March 29.

Tags: Industry

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Isuzu to Develop Diesel Exhaust Filters

Japan's four major truck makers have agreed to have Isuzu Motors Ltd. develop and produce diesel particulate filters (DPFs) for the three others starting in April to save investment and procurement costs.

Tags: Industry

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

TA Opens New-Look Center in Michigan

TravelCenters of America is opening another of its new-look facilities on April 3 in Monroe, Michigan

Tags: Industry

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Van Lines Receive Safety Awards

The American Moving and Storage Assn. has recognized six van lines and independent moving companies in the seventh annual AMSA Moving Industry Safety Awards program.

Tags: Safety

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Make-A-Wish Convoy on May 14

The 11th annual Mother’s Day Convoy, which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Susquehanna Valley in south-central Pennsylvania, has been scheduled for May 14 at the Burle Industries parking lot on Route 23, east of Lancaster.

Tags: Events

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Arrow Improves Web Site

Arrow Trucking Co., Tulsa, OK, has enhanced its website, www.arrowtrucking.com, to give customers the ability to tender loads, access load documents and learn the tariff miles form city to city.

Tags: Fleets

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Viking Expands Service to Canada

Viking Freight Inc. has expanded its Canada service to include the convenience of through rate quotes and through tracing via the Internet.

Tags: Fleets

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Training Module Promotes Safety at Railroad Crossings

Operation Lifesaver and its safety partners, including the American Trucking Assns., have developed a new truck driver safety video and training module

Tags: Safety

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

USFreightways Forms Logistics Group

USFreightways Corporation, Rosemont, IL, has formed USF Worldwide Logistics, a new operating group which brings the company's logistics and freight forwarding business units into one organization.

Tags: Fleets

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider Acquires Freight Payment Firm

Schneider Logistics, Green Bay, WI, has acquired the freight payment services of Tranzact Systems, Ltd., a freight payment business that processes in excess of $4 billion in payments annually.

Tags: Fleets

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway Upgrades LTL Software

Roadway Express, Akron, OH, has launched its new Windows-based, Web-enabled version of ExpressWORKS, its software for the less-than-truckload industry

Tags: Industry

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Unishippers to Manage Freight Online

Unishippers, a reseller of transportation services, has partnered with nPassage to provide their 300 franchises with a transaction-based service that will allow them to manage their heavy freight shipments over the Internet.

Tags: Industry

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

STB Tells Railroads to Take a Breather from Mergers

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board has told large railroads not to pursue further merger activities until it can come up with new rules governing merger proceedings. STB said it would take about 15 months to adopt new rules.

Tags: Intermodal

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Impaired Driver To Get Second Chance for Medical Waiver

A U.S. Court of Appeals has reversed the U.S. Department of Transportation’s decision to deny a vision waiver to a one-armed driver and ordered the agency to come up with a way to evaluate driving skills based on individual capabilities

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Haldex Expands Manufacturing And Warranty Centers

Haldex Brake Systems has announced a $12 million expansion of its Friction Product Center, located just outside of Montgomery, AL. The center produces friction material in both drum brake lining and disc brake pads for light,

Tags: Industry

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Associates Buys Trailer Rental Firm

Associates Rental Systems has purchased the heavy-duty trailer assets of Livco, Inc., a trailer rental company based in Morton Grove, IL.

Tags: Industry

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