May 1, 2000 - Industry News
Arizona Gov. Jane Hull last week signed a law restricting tractor-trailers to 65 mph on rural interstates, 10 mph below the speed limit for other vehicles. But whether the new law goes into effect as scheduled July 18 will depend on the results of a state Department of Transportation study
Overnite Transportation and the Teamsters' National Negotiating Committee met for three days in Chicago last week for the resumption of contract negotiations, and the union reports progress in some areas
Railroads are becoming more brazen about accepting public money to fund track expansions. According to The Wall Street Journal, Norfolk Southern Corp. wants the state of Virginia to help it pay the projected $900 million to
A Pennsylvania fleet is testing several devices designed to prevent truckers from driving while fatigued
Heavy-duty trucks and buses are passing Ontario's emissions tests with flying colors, reports the Ontario Trucking Assn
April 28, 2000 - Industry News
Grocery companies Ralphs, Safeway/Vons and Albertsons/Lucky Stores have settled a two-year California civil lawsuit that accused them of exposing local neighborhoods to cancer-causing exhaust. As part of the settlement, the supermarket companies will spend the next three years replacing 150 of their diesel-powered trucks with alternatively fueled vehicles.
Nissan Diesel said it will begin supplying its ZD diesel engines to the Renault SA/Renault Vehicules Industriels (RVI) group from 2003 as the initial outcome of their alliance.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 107 in Philadelphia and a picket line captain were found in contempt of court last week and fined a total of $30,000 in connection with an assault on an Overnite Transportation driver.
In what is being dubbed by some as a "strange political marriage," the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has endorsed Rep. Peter Hoekstra, a Republican who voted against all the union's key bills last year
Pilot Corp. has opened a new travel center in Sulphur Springs, TX. Located off Interstate 30 at exit #122, the new travel center features such amenities as an atm, 85 parking spaces, seven private showers, certified
Ohio Transport Refrigeration Inc., Bath, OH and Franklin Truck Parks, Los Angeles, CA, have become independent parts distributor members of VIPAR Heavy Duty.
Ohio Transport is owned and operated by Gene Gerhart and has two branches
KLLM Transport Services, Inc., Jackson, MS lost $1.0 million in the first quarter, compared with a net loss of $225,000 a year ago. Operating revenue was $57.6 million compared
with $55.3 million for the first quarter of
OTR Express, Olathe, KS, had a net loss of $814,000 in the first quarter, compared to net income of $144,000 in 1999. The company is in the process of restructuring and hopes to increase the number of owner-operators
Landair Corp. said first quarter operating revenue increased to $33.1 million compared with $31.9 million for the same quarter in 1999, but it had a net loss of $139,000. The company had net income of $421,000
Car-hauling giant Allied Holdings Inc., Decatur, GA, had a net loss of $1 million in the first quarter. The company said higher fuel costs, net of the surcharges, reduced earnings in by approximately $1.6 million, or
Consolidated Freightways Corp., Menlo Park, CA, had a net loss of $3.0 million in the first quarter after non-recurring charges. It had net income of $1.1 million before the charges. Net income for the same period
April 27, 2000 - Industry News
Six months after Teamsters picket lines first appeared at Overnite's terminals, neither side is expressing hope that the strike will be settled soon. Drivers alleging unfair labor practices walked off their jobs Oct. 24 after more than four years of attempting to bring Teamsters membership to the company's 166 terminals nationwide. Despite some hints of progress in February and March, both sides now appear far apart. More negotiations are scheduled later this week in Chicago.
Despite a slowdown in North American heavy truck sales, the Haldex Group sees its strong first quarter as a sign of higher sales and profits through the rest of the year.
The Swedish based company posted first
@Track Communications, Inc., formerly HighwayMaster, has announced a strategic alliance with Lockheed Martin Integrated Business Solutions (IBS).
Lockheed Martin, will leverage its historic strengths in systems engineering, back-office integration and project management in this new alliance. "We
Drivers and fleet owners are questioning the safety of a new speed limit and lane restriction which will soon go into effect on Arizona highways
Installing hidden cameras and microphones in a truck terminal restroom may be a crime but isn't grounds for a lawsuit by unionized employees against Consolidated Freightways, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Truckers crossing the Connecticut River between Springfield, VT. and Charlestown, NH won't have to pay toll anymore, beginning this summer.
New Hampshire Gov. Jeanne Shaheen signed into law Friday the abolition of the toll over the
April 26, 2000 - Industry News
Dick Simon Trucking, West Valley City, UT, is equipping more than 1,600 of its fleet with Oregon Green Light transponders. The units are designed to allow trucks to identify themselves and weigh using sensors and scales
Landstar owner-operator John Lohman of Nortonville, KY, has earned the title of Landstar 2000 regional Safe Truck Driving Champion. Lohman and second and third place winners Joyce and Jerry Vassar, will go on to compete in
LeanLogistics.com, Holland, MI, has launched a new Internet freight exchange designed to provide shippers and carriers with a neutral, real-time environment for bidding on and buying freight services. Through the site, manufacturers will reportedly be able
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