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December 6, 1999 - Industry News

Gen-X Will Impact Trucking Says Associates Exec

The rise of Generation X will have a significant impact on trucking, according to Dick Lanahan, president, Transportation Finance Group for The Associates. He says Gen-Xers have changed traditional, once successful, ways of doing business and he traces today's driver shortage to their reluctance to take less desirable jobs

Tags: Economy

December 6, 1999 - Industry News

GE Capital Online Business Booming

Just 5 months after it's initial launch, GE Capital Fleet Servies' web ordering site is doing more than $3 million a day in online transactions -- and the company expects that number to triple in the next 6 months

Tags: Industry

December 6, 1999 - Industry News

Navistar To Build Engines In Brazil

Navistar International Corp. and Brazil's largest engine maker Iochpe Maxion SA have launched a joint venture which will allow production of International engines in Brazil.

Tags: Industry

December 6, 1999 - Industry News

FBI May Investigate Overnite Shooting

The FBI says it will take over the investigation of the shooting of an Overnite Transportation driver if evidence points to Teamsters involvement

Tags: Industry

December 3, 1999 - Industry News

Western Star Adds Three Dealers

Western Star Trucks has added three full-service dealers to its North American organization: Western Star of Dunn, Inc., Dunn, NC; River's Truck Center Inc., Red Lion, PA; and Western Star Trucks of Wichita, KS.

Tags: Industry

December 3, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Sale Sites: How Do They Rate?

It's a buyer's market for used trucks these days, and the Internet is at least one reason why. The web is being populated with more and more sites that allow you to research specs, check out

Tags: Industry

December 3, 1999 - Industry News

Harleys Up For Grabs At NJ Truck Show

The two Best of Show winners at the second annual Bordentown (Petro) Truck Show May 19-21 in Bordentown, NJ, will win an extra special prize. Harley-Davidson motorcycles will be presented to the Best of Show Bobtail and Best of Show Combo winners

Tags: Events

December 3, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Offers Bilingual Hazmat Training

The Office of Motor Carrier Safety is offering a free, CD-ROM-based English-Spanish training program about the legal requirements for commercial vehicle drivers and others involved in carrying hazardous materials

Tags: Industry

December 3, 1999 - Industry News

North Carolina Tackles Fatalities With New Laws

Several new laws went into effect last week in North Carolina as the state tries to address its high truck crash rate

Tags: Safety

December 3, 1999 - Industry News

South Carolina Wants Trucks In Right Lanes

Authorities in Spartanburg, SC have started issuing warning tickets to truckers who don't keep to the right two lanes of Interstate 85 between exits 60 and 70

Tags: Safety

December 3, 1999 - Industry News

Mack Establishes High-Tech Link With Renault

Mack Trucks has begun using sophisticated software which allows it to develop products concurrently with its parent, Renault V.I. in France

Tags: Industry

December 3, 1999 - Industry News

Paccar Invests $10 million In PNV

Paccar.com, the Internet division of Paccar Inc., has invested $10 million in PNV Inc. and formed a multi-year marketing alliance

Tags: Industry

December 2, 1999 - Industry News

Roadway Restructures IT

Roadway Express, Akron, OH, has reorganized its Information Technology systems to address the increasing importance of e-commerce and to add value to its existing freight and information networks.

Tags: Industry

December 2, 1999 - Industry News

New Penn Upgrades Web Site

New Penn Motor Express, Lebanon, PA, has launched a new web site to provide up-to-the-minute shipment status and transit time information.

Tags: Industry

December 2, 1999 - Industry News

FTC Investigates Port Trucker Organizing Efforts

As independent truckers who haul in and out of the nation's ports prepare to meet in South Carolina tomorrow, the Federal Trade Commission is looking into whether their actions violate the Federal Trade Commission Act

Tags: Intermodal

December 2, 1999 - Industry News

AFL-CIO Boosts Teamsters In Overnite Battle

About 400 officials from the AFL-CIO joined about 200 Teamsters Wednesday in Indianapolis for a rally to put pressure on Overnite Transportation, which the Teamsters have been picketing since Oct. 24

Tags: Industry

December 2, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Bill Targets High-Risk Truckers

Under the new federal safety regime, truckers can expect police and inspectors to do a better job of sidelining high-risk drivers and companies.

December 2, 1999 - Industry News

It's All Mine, Mine, Mine...

Today the Yellow Freight web site at www.yellowfreight.com has a new look. According to Yellow spokesman Roger Dick, Yellow has given a new name for what had been called Personalized Account Services. The functions remain pretty

Tags: Industry

December 2, 1999 - Industry News

Trailer Sales Remain Strong

A robust economy, trade expansion, accelerating manufacturing activity, strong consumer spending, and high levels of construction activity have kept trailer demand at relatively high levels, according to Economic Planning Associates.

Tags: Economy

December 2, 1999 - Industry News

Pilot Opens Second Stop In Oklahoma

Pilot Corp. has opened a new travel center in Roland, OK. The Roland store is only the second Oklahoma travel center for the Knoxville, TN-based company, which also operates a center in Oklahoma City

Tags: Industry

December 2, 1999 - Industry News

ATA Issues Tips To Fight Fatigue

The American Trucking Assns. has launched a highway safety campaign to help motorists safely navigate through the holiday season.

Tags: Safety

December 2, 1999 - Industry News

Dana Receives Michigan Quality Award

Dana Corp's Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake Div. has received the 1999 Navigator Recognition Award from the Michigan Quality Council

Tags: Industry

December 2, 1999 - Industry News

Navistar Posts Near Record '99

Navistar International Corp.posted net income of $544 million for its fiscal 1999, its second highest in history

Tags: Industry

December 2, 1999 - Industry News

IRP Nixes Third Party Basing

The Dispute Resolution Committee of the International Registration Plan has ruled against using a third-party licensing party provider's address as a carrier's base state.

December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Ryder Wins Suit Against Former Exec.

A federal judge in Miami has ordered Donald C. Kelley, a former Ryder Truck Rental vice president, and his new company, Kelley Fleet Services, to stop soliciting Ryder customers, recruiting Ryder's employees and utilizing Ryder's proprietary information.

Tags: Industry

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