March 21, 2000 - Industry News
Acting on orders from Congress, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has finalized new rules governing the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program that give the states greater flexibility to design truck and bus safety programs that address both state and federal goals
Meritor Automotive, Troy, MI, will launch an Internet parts exchange for the U.S. commercial medium- and heavy-duty truck aftermarket.
March 20, 2000 - Industry News
Western Star Trucks has announced an unscheduled two week shutdown at its Kelowna, BC, truck plant early in April. The company blamed a softening North American Class 8 truck market plus high dealer inventories.
Western Star assembles
TruckersCo-op.com (www.truckersco-op.com), a business-to-business buying site for fleets, has announced marketing agreements with Qualcomm and Pennzoil-Quaker State.
Through the Qualcomm agreement, TruckersCo-op.com will offer Qualcomm’s OmniTRACS mobile communications systems and TruckMAIL products. OmniTRACS is the satellite-based tracking
Transportal Network, Atlanta, GA, announced a series of business alliances Monday. The latest entry in the field of trucking "super sites," Transportal will bring shippers and carriers together on the Internet. The site will also
Trailer tracking has advanced on both business and geographical fronts. On the business side, trailer maker Wabash National Corp., Lafayette, IN, announced intentions to ally itself with Terion, Inc., Melbourne, FL. Wabash makes trailers under both
Roadway Express Accused Of Sexual/Racial Discrimination
Another Truck Making Merger Could Be In The Works
News of a deal to deliver groceries from an underground facility in southwest Missouri has its 1,200 Teamster drivers doubting they'll see a new contract with Associated Wholesale Grocers
Haldex will consolidate its Haldex Midland Services division into the Haldex Brake Systems Division. The consolidated business will report to Chuck Kleinhagen, president and division manager, Haldex Brake Systems.
M.S. Carriers has increased driver pay for its regional, experienced line-haul, and academy graduates an average of 11.1 to 14.8 percent.
Fiat reportedly has its eye on Scania. "We're not Scandanavian, that's for sure," the Italian automaker's honorary chairman, Giovanni Agnelli, recently told a Milan newspaper.
DAC Services and United States Mutual Association are merging to form Total Information Services Inc.
DAC Services meets this week with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to win back access to the state's driving records. PennDOT officials stopped issuing records to DAC after an investigation found that two carriers had purchased records from DAC then illegally resold them over the Internet.
After 70 years in the freight hauling business, Portland, OR, based Silver Eagle Inc. has closed its doors. The company cited several problems, including the recent runup in fuel prices, computer problems, and rising labor costs
Rush Truck Centers and Housby Mixer Systems have launched a national dealer tour to introduce a new readymix system.
March 17, 2000 - Industry News
ADT Automotive will offer Freightliner dealers the opportunity to restock their inventories
without ever leaving their offices by holding an online heavy duty truck sale on March 29.
Japan's four major truck makers have agreed to have Isuzu Motors Ltd. develop and produce
diesel particulate filters (DPFs) for the three others starting in April to save investment and
TravelCenters of America is opening another of its new-look facilities on April 3 in Monroe, Michigan
The American Moving and Storage Assn. has recognized six van lines and independent moving companies in the seventh annual AMSA Moving Industry Safety Awards program.
The 11th annual Mother’s Day Convoy, which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Susquehanna Valley in south-central Pennsylvania, has been scheduled for May 14 at the Burle Industries parking lot on Route 23, east of Lancaster.
Arrow Trucking Co., Tulsa, OK, has enhanced its website, www.arrowtrucking.com, to give customers the ability to tender loads, access load documents and learn the tariff miles form city to city.
Viking Freight Inc. has expanded its Canada service to include the convenience of through rate quotes and through tracing via the Internet.
Operation Lifesaver and its safety partners, including the American Trucking Assns., have developed a new truck driver safety video and training module
USFreightways Corporation, Rosemont, IL, has formed USF Worldwide Logistics, a new operating group which brings the company's logistics and freight forwarding business units into one organization.
Schneider Logistics, Green Bay, WI, has acquired the freight payment services of Tranzact Systems, Ltd., a freight payment business that processes in excess of $4 billion in payments annually.
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