February 23, 2000 - Industry News
The buzzword of the Internet age is "direct." As in selling direct. Manufacturers are being urged to use the Internet to identify customers and eliminate the middlemen.
It's already happened in a big way with books, music
A crash that killed 13 farm laborers in a van in Fresno County, CA, last August was mainly the fault of the truck driver who made an unsafe U-turn, according to a report released Tuesday by the California Highway Patrol
Navistar International will make a major announcement regarding its e-commerce strategy within the next month, Chairman, President and CEO John Horne said at a news conference following its annual meeting.
Peterbilt mega-dealer Rush Enterprises posted 1999 revenues of $808.4 million, up 31.9% from 1998, and net income of $16.2 million, up 50% from 1998.
With record sales for 1999 and seven straight years of market share growth, Mack Trucks is "as strong as it's been in our 100-year history," says president and ceo Michel Gigou.
"Welcome to Washington, truckers," came the greeting on the CB from a base station as a convoy of 200 to 300 trucks rolled into Washington, DC, yesterday to demonstrate over the fuel price crisis. One of
February 22, 2000 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks North America expects to sell about 30,000 Class 8 trucks in North America this year, according to company sources. That's about 12.5% below the company's 1999 sales of 34,303 units.
Sweden's AB Volvo delivered 4,658 trucks in January, down 19% from 5,738 in January 1999. Although sales declined wordwide the company said orders have increased slightly since the beginning of the year
The European Commission may be worried that Volvo's purchase of Scania will give the new group more than 90% of the Swedish truck market, but truck buyers say that if the merger brings steep prices they'll simply shop other manufacturers.
Associates First Capital Corp. has partnered with Entrade Inc. to begin financing and selling trucks online.
Republican legislators in Washington state have proposed commercialization of rest areas to avoid closures.
Freightliner Corp. has signed a multi-year agreement to become a co-title sponsor of the Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) FedEx Championship Series event at Portland International Raceway.
Qualcomm says that Daleville, IN-based Burlington Motor Carriers has agreed to replace its currently installed mobile communications system units with Qualcomm's OmniTRACS mobile information management system units.
Overnite Transportation Co., Richmond, VA, has expanded its truckload Special Services Division with the opening of a new, dedicated fleet operation in McGregor, TX.
Celadon Group's business-to-business web-based subsidiary, TruckersCo-op.Com Inc. has signed partnership agreenments with Pilot Corp. and Professional Transportation Partners, LLC.
Navistar International has changed the name of its operating company to International Truck and Engine Corp.
Capitol Hill echoed the blast of air horns today as hundreds of truckers convoyed into Washington, DC, to protest fuel prices that have more than doubled in the past three months.
More than 200 trucks, travelling under
DaimlerChrysler is looking at building a plant in the U.S. that will produce some 100,000 Mercedes-Benz trucks a year, a company executive told German reporters. European capacity will not meet projected sales volume from 2003, he said.
Canadian owner-operators defied a court order in Nova Scotia and slowed traffic in Quebec as they protested high fuel prices for a second day yesterday, and the protest could spread to Alberta
Independent truckers at the Port of Miami are returning to work this week after a two-week wildcat strike that sometimes turned violent
A bill awaiting a hearing before the Kentucky House Transportation Committee would raise speed limits for motorists but not for truckers
Many articles I see on the driver shortage identify many of the problems being faced by drivers and companies, but I don't think the industry has identified a basic problem that is facing many industries with
Hundreds of trucks are expected to roll into Washington, DC, this morning as independent truckers protest against high diesel fuel prices
February 21, 2000 - Industry News
If you're in trucking, chances are you've heard of the famed Little America truck stop in Wyoming. But you may not know much about Earl Holding, who turned the truckstop from a money-losing business into a
The Engine Manufacturers Association says major revisions are needed to improve the accuracy and usefulness of the Multiple Air Toxics Exposure Study before its final release by the South Coast Air Quality Management District
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