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January 20, 2000 - Industry News

JB Hunt Logistics Unit To Launch Load Bidding

J.B. Hunt Logistics Inc., Lowell, AR, chose its first annual Carrier Conference to outline plans for a bidding system that would allow fleets to compete for loads.

Tags: Fleets

January 20, 2000 - Industry News

Official Launch Of FMCSA Next Week

The Department of Transportation is throwing a party next week to inaugurate the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

January 20, 2000 - Industry News

Union Pacific Back In Black

Railroad giant Union Pacific Corp. was back in the black in the fourth quarter, despite a poor performance from its trucking subsidiary Overnite Transportation.

Tags: Intermodal

January 20, 2000 - Industry News

Cat Accused Of Fraud Over Clean Fuel Technology

An arbitrator accused Caterpillar Inc. of fraud by improperly patenting and marketing diesel engine clean fuel technology that belonged to a former joint venture partner.

Tags: Industry

January 20, 2000 - Industry News

Beall Asks for Rear Guard Exemption

Beall Trailers, Kent, WA, has asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to renew its exemption from federal rear impact protection requirements

Tags: Industry

January 20, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Use Falls, Trailer Use Up In Fourth Quarter

Seasonal slowdowns and weakness in some sectors drove overall Class 6-8 vehicle utilization down some in fourth quarter 1999, but trailer utilization rose sharply, according to the latest survey by MacKay & Co.

Tags: Economy

January 20, 2000 - Industry News

Moves In The Technology Arena

One combatant in the mobile communications war is flexing new muscle. PeopleNet Communications Corp. of Chaska, MN, the providers of the InTouch Fleet Management System, announced the appointment of new CEO John Sarto, former president of

Tags: Industry

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

Interest Rates Rise, But Is It Enough?

Friday's report on the January labor market suggests that economic growth is accelerating rather than declining, as was widely expected. 387,000 new jobs were added last month. Even after subtracting the 116,000 new construction jobs due

Tags: Economy

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

Earnings Growth In Double Digits At Meritor

Fueled by strong sales in its Heavy Vehicle Systems division, Meritor Automotive has reported double-digit growth earnings for the ninth consecutive quarter.

Tags: Industry

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

Mack Sales Rise To Record Levels In '99

Mack Trucks finished 1999 with a record 34,264 U.S. Class 8 retail sales and a gain of 0.3% in market share.

Tags: Industry

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Issues 2000 OOS Criteria

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has issued the 2000 edition of the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria.

Tags: Safety

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

Forums Will Discuss Drug/Alcohol Testing Changes

The U.S. Department of Transportation has scheduled three public meetings to discuss proposed changes in drug and alcohol testing rules for transportation workers

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

Isuzu And DaimlerChrysler Collaborate In Japan

Isuzu Motors Ltd. and DaimlerChrysler are working together to develop a data system for delivery-truck fleets in Japan to enhance load tracking and improve service.

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Distributor Expands In Portland

Pacific Detroit Diesel Allison Co. has purchased 14 acres in the Ridgefield Junction of Portland, OR, where it plans to build a $5 million facility.

Tags: Industry

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Parking Under FHWA Scrutiny

The Federal Highway Administration has proposed a survey of truck drivers to gather more information on the adequacy of truck parking facilities

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

Allied Earnings Up

Allied Holdings expects earnings for the fourth quarter ending Dec. 31, 1999 to be 65 cents to 70 cents per share.

Tags: Fleets

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

Burlington Grows 30% In Three Years

Burlington Motor Carriers, Daleville, IN, has celebrated the third anniversary of its acquisition by an investment group led by Thomas F. Grojean in 1996. Since then, the company has grown over 30 percent to nearly $300 million by adding capacity to its own fleet and making three acquisitions - PALS Express, Calumet City, IN; Jolliff Transportation, Peoria, IL; and Southwestern Freight Carriers, Rutherfordton, NC.

Tags: Fleets

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

Yellow Expands In Ohio

Yellow Freight System is set to open a second location in Richfield, OH, adding 120 jobs.

Tags: Fleets

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Increases Stake in Scania

Volvo has reportedly upped its stake in rival Scania from 30.6% to 45.5%. The company began purchasing stock in the rival Swedish truck manufacturer a year ago and Scania agreed to a friendly takover in August

Tags: Industry

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

LA Ruling Bad News For Port Organizers

Port truckers and union representatives hoping to unionize container haulers at the nation's ports were dealt a setback by a Los Angeles ruling

Tags: Industry

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Renames Trucking Subsidiaries

FedEx Corp., formerly known as FDX, yesterday unveiled new names for its trucking subsidiaries that take advantage of the strength of the FedEx name

Tags: Fleets

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

Marten Shares Jump On Earnings Report

Shares of Marten Transport, Mondovi, WI, jumped 19% after the company announced that its fourth quarter earnings would far outstrip analysts' predictions

Tags: Fleets

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

USFreightways Has A Strong Fourth Quarter

LTL fleet USFreightways reported record net income for the thirteen weeks ended December 31, 1999 of $30,738,000, a 52% increase over the $20,168,000 reported for the 13-week period ended December 31, 1998. Revenue for the quarter

Tags: Fleets

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Order Backlog Rises

The Class 8 order backlog for Volvo Trucks North America is rising, but the company is still expected to furlough over 400 plant workers later this week

Tags: Industry

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

USFreightways Picks Up Transport Corp. of America

USFreightways Corp. is buying Transport Corporation of America in a stock transaction worth just over $60 million.

Tags: Fleets

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