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April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Launches Landstarmail.com

Landstar System, Jacksonville, FL, has introduced a new e-mail service exclusively for its agents and independent contractors

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April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Caterpillar Expects Dip in Truck Engine Demand to be Offset by Higher Market Share

Higher interest rates and diesel fuel prices, coupled with a driver shortage and increased supply of used trucks, will likely impact demand for on-highway truck engines in North America. But Caterpillar says it expects its engine sales to remain near 1999 levels with increased market share in the medium and heavy duty truck segments plus higher demand for other engines

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April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Sales & Profits Down, Margins Up

Preliminary first quarter reports put Detroit Diesel Corp. revenues at $536 million and net income at $10.1 million

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April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Meritor Sales, Profits Up In Second Quarter

Meritor Automotive reported net income of $57 million for its fiscal 2000 second quarter, an increase of 14% over second quarter 1999

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April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Core Materials To Supply Molded Products for Mack Trucks

Core Materials Corp. says it has reached a tentative deal with Mack Trucks to manufacture and assemble fiberglass reinforced molded products for current and future Mack Class 8 models

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April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Rollins Posts Record Second Quarter

Rollins Truck Leasing Corp. posted record net earnings of $14.4 million for its second fiscal quarter ending March 31 -- up 29% from the same period last year and a company record

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April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Earnings Plunge at Smithway Motor Xpress

Operating revenue at Smithway Motor Xpress Corp., Fort Dodge, IA, increased 7.3% to $50.7 million in the first quarter from $47.3 million during the same quarter in 1999. Net earnings were $238,000, or $0.05 per diluted share,

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April 19, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Teamsters Join Overnite Strike

Canadian Teamsters began a job action at Overnite Transportation Company's eight terminals in Canada yesterday

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April 19, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters File Lawsuit Against Ousted President

The Teamsters union has filed a civil suit against ousted President Ron Carey and nine other individuals and groups. The union alleges racketeering, embezzlement, breach of fiduciary duties and legal malpractice in what it calls "a wide-ranging plot to loot the union treasury in order to bolster the 1996 re-election campaign of disgraced former Teamster General President Ron Carey." If successful, the union stands to recover more than $9 million

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April 19, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Shortage Hurting Europe Too

U.S. trucking companies aren't the only ones facing a severe shortage of qualified, trained truck drivers. A European trucking association says it's bad on the other side of the Atlantic, as well

April 19, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilts Recalled For Fuel Line Problem

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced the recall of nearly 1,000 Peterbilts for a possible engine fire problem

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April 19, 2000 - Industry News

Used Truck Association Plans First Convention

"Turning Problems Into Profits: Managing Your Way Through An Oversupplied Used Truck Market," is the theme for the Used Truck Association's inaugural annual convention

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April 19, 2000 - Industry News

Snow Closes I-90 in SD

Heavy, wet snow has closed a section of I-90 across South Dakota

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April 19, 2000 - Industry News

Schaeffer, Abbott Leave ATA

Trucking environmental policy expert Allen Schaeffer has joined the issues management firm of Rowan & Blewitt, where he will work on a campaign to promote the diesel engine as the workhorse of American industry

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April 19, 2000 - Industry News

American Freightways Relocates Terminals

American Freightways Corp., Harrison, AR, has relocated 12 terminals to newly constructed facilities. The new facilities are said to double American Freightways' capacity to serve its customers in these markets

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April 19, 2000 - Industry News

Heartland Posts Earnings Increase

While many other truckload carriers are reporting drops in earnings, Heartland Express, Coralville, IA, has reported an increase in first quarter net income. The fleet took in more than $9.1 million, compared to nearly $7.6 million

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April 19, 2000 - Industry News

Swift Earnings Drop Slightly

First quarter earnings for truckload carrier Swift Transportation dropped slightly due to higher fuel costs

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April 18, 2000 - Industry News

Tire Makers Form Online Exchange

Six of the world's leading tire and rubber makers are forming an online marketplace for doing business. Michelin of France and Continental AG of Germany, join U.S. tire giants Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Cooper

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April 18, 2000 - Industry News

RoadStar Radio News

New Research May Give Feds More Power To Clean Up Diesel Engine Emissions Teamsters Member Charged With Beating Trucker Seven Carriers Merge To Form Intermodal, Truckload, Logistics Venture One Of Four Charged In Murder/Truck Hijacking Ring Pleads Guilty Diesel Prices

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April 18, 2000 - Industry News

OOIDA Leasing Lawsuit To Proceed

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. has won the right to proceed with a lawsuit over leasing after the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from Missouri-based trucking company Prime Inc. on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding private right of action

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April 18, 2000 - Industry News

Teamster Charged In AWG Assault

A Teamsters member has been charged in a Missouri attack on an independent driver hauling for Associated Wholesale Grocers which locked the union out of its Springfield, MO, and Kansas City, KS, trucking and warehouse operations April 1

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April 18, 2000 - Industry News

Slater Tours Country Promoting Clinton-Gore Platform

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater is in the first week of a two-week, multi-modal transportation tour across America to promote the Clinton-Gore administration's transportation policies

April 18, 2000 - Industry News

Border Crossings Surge in Laredo

The number of trucks crossing the U.S.-Mexican border near Laredo, TX, has risen more than 50% since last weekend's opening of a new international bridge

April 17, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Training on CD-ROM

Insurer Liberty Mutual Group is now offering its Decision Driving Interactive Training Program on CD-ROM. The program is designed to improve a driver's ability to see hazards before they become dangerous and choose the best course

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April 17, 2000 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Earnings Drop Over 50%

First quarter revenue for J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, AR, rose 13% to $534 million, but net earnings dropped over 50% to $5 million, down from $10.6 million in the first quarter of 1999.

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