May 2, 2000 - Industry News
Roadway Express, Akron, OH, has expanded its Mexican operations with the opening of three new service terminals. A new Juarez terminal creates a new gateway into Mexico at the El Paso, TX/Juarez, MX border crossing, while
Con-Way Transportation Services, Ann Arbor, MI, has added three new service features to its website, www.con-way.com. The features include an on-line function that allows electronic communication of a bill-of-lading and pickup notice, a
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Western Star Trucks posted net income of $15 million ($22.3 million Canadian) on revenues of $274.6 million (C$407.7 million) for its third fiscal quarter ending March 31. Net income includes a $11.5 million gain on the
Associates First Capital Corp. and the National Trailer Dealers Assn. (NTDA), have jointly developed an award program to recognize the nation's outstanding heavy duty trailer dealers.
In a complicated story of union politics, Philadelphia Teamsters Local 107 has elected Bill Hamilton president after the removal of John Morris by Teamsters President James P. Hoffa
Colorado lawmakers, as part of tax cuts designed to return a surplus to the taxpayers, have passed a bill that would nearly eliminate the sales tax on large trucks and parts
May 1, 2000 - Industry News
After winning nearly $5 million in a lawsuit last week resulting from the untimely death of their daughter, a Florida couple announced their plans to fight for tougher cargo securement regulations
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
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