July 25, 2000 - Industry News
Although the exact number of workers hasn’t been determined yet, a handful of Navistar employees in Fort Wayne, Ind., received letters late last week warning of layoffs
An Overnite Transportation driver says that company officials at the less-than-truckload carrier paid him to damage property and falsely accuse Teamster supporters so they would be fired
July 24, 2000 - Industry News
The Waupun Truckers Jamboree, an "11th Annual Salute to the Trucking Industry," kicks off the weekend of August 11-12 in Waupun, Wisc
Arkansas Best Corporation, Fort Smith, Ark., has announced its second quarter net income hit $17.7 million, a 60% increase from 1999’s second quarter and the highest for any quarter in the company's history
International Truck and Engine Corp. is placing its engine group in a new wholly owned subsidiary called International Engine Corp
A massive intermodal port expansion planned for Charleston, S.C., has some people worried about the extra trucks it would mean on area highways
Volvo Trucks North America does not intend to follow its parent company's plan to raise prices in order to address the downturn in truck sales
July 23, 2000 - Industry News
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A merger that would have created North America's largest rail network hsa been called off
July 22, 2000 - Industry News
Sterling Truck Corp. has opened its first corporately owned dealership in Canada in London, Ontario
Over the past several years, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has seen greater demand for automatic transmissions in its trucks for the U.S., according to Bob Aquaro, the company's vice president-product assurance.
July 21, 2000 - Industry News
Despite tighter pricing and a competitive marketplace, Ryder System reported second quarter revenue gains for all of its business units
Overnite Transportation, Richmond, Va., has issued a general rate increase of 5.5 percent to go into effect August 14
Peterbilt's production facility in Madison, Tenn., recently received a Perfect Record Award from the National Safety Council
A ban on big rigs on North 7th Street in Los Angeles will get a little help, thanks to the construction of an alternative route funded by the state of California
The Truck Trailer Manufacturers Assocation in Alexandria, Va., has elected its officers and directors for 2000-2001
Burlington Motor Carriers, Daleville, Ind., has completed installation of nearly 2000 Qualcomm OmniTRACS units in its long haul, regional, and dedicated fleets
World Wide Solutions, a Puerto Rican-based consulting company, opened the doors of The Trucking Institute in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and welcomed its inaugural class of 16 students who will be trained to drive in the mainland United States
Vantage Tracking of Herndon, Va., the first provider of satellite trailer tracking to market, has cut back personnel as its corporate parent seeks a cash infusion from investors
Bergey’s Leasing Associates of Franconia, Penn., was named the Amtralease Maintenance Member of the Year
The National Labor Relations Board today begins the second hearing into allegations that less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation targeted union supporters for disciplinary action and firing.
The series of hearings began last week in Memphis, Tenn., and continues this week in Kansas City, Kan
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio, plans to have all of its company-owned Truckwise commercial truck tire centers in the United States ISO 9002 certified by the end of the year
A Louisiana town has approved a law that will make it harder for more truckstops to open in the city limits, especially if their main business is video gambling
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