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January 24, 2000 - Industry News

One Company's Fix For Medical Exams

As the media spread the word last week that commercial driver medical exams are letting unsafe, unhealthy drivers behind the wheel, one company is trying an innovative program to make sure its drivers are healthy. Coach USA

Tags: Safety

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Class 8 Population Up 12% Since 1995

The newly released Profile of the Commercial Truck Market from Newport Communications reveals a 12% growth in the Class 8 truck population in the three-year period from 1995 to 1998

Tags: Economy

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Idaho Finds Lower Truck Speeds Don't Change Crash Rate

After 18 months with a split speed limit for cars and trucks, Idaho reports that despite predictions to the contrary, slower-moving trucks have not caused the crash rate to change

Tags: Safety

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon Study Says Weight-Distance Repeal Would Add Revenue

Opponents of a measure to drop Oregon's weight-distance tax and replace it with a diesel fuel tax say the change would mean trucks would not pay their fair share. But a legislative report has found the opposite

Tags: Industry

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB Chairman to Speak at NPTC Conference

Jim Hall, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, will be a featured speaker at the National Private Truck Council's annual Education/Management Conference April 30-May 3 in Tampa, FL

Tags: Events

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

American Trailer Gets New Owner

FDM Inc. has purchased the assets of American Trailer Manufacturing and established American Trailer Inc

Tags: Industry

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton Posts Record Earnings

Eaton Corp. posted record sales and earnings for the fourth quarter 1999 and the full year. Sales for the quarter totaled $2.21 billion, up 38% from fourth quarter 1998

Tags: Industry

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Prestolite To Sell Two Business Units

Prestolite Electric will sell two businesses in order to reduce debt and to focus more attention on its key automotive and heavy-duty markets.

Tags: Industry

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

10 Killed In Fiery Pileup

The southbound lane of Interstate 29 near Platte City, MO, remained closed early this morning as workers cleared the remains of a fiery 24-vehicle pileup that killed 10 after a tractor-trailer jackknifed on the icy interstate

Tags: Highways

January 23, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB Hearing Focuses On CDL Program

The Commercial Driver's License program has been a big success, but there are still some problems that need to be addressed. That was the topic Friday at the second day of the National Transportation Safety Board's public hearing in New Orleans

Tags: Safety

January 21, 2000 - Industry News

Puerto Rican Company Plans To Supply Drivers

A Puerto Rican company plans to train a large number of locals to be truck drivers and lease them to North American truck fleets.

Tags: Industry

January 21, 2000 - Industry News

Get Me A Load This Instant

The fast track in trucking's electronic lane just got a little faster. The Internet Truckstop, the first Internet-based load-matching service, has taken the concept one step further into something very close to a live, real-time market.

Tags: Industry

January 21, 2000 - Industry News

Swift Surpasses $1 Billion In Revenue

Swift Transportation, Phoenix, reported record revenues, earnings and earnings per share for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 1999

Tags: Fleets

January 21, 2000 - Industry News

NationsWay Workers Want Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

About 1,300 NationsWay employees owed nearly $5 million in unpaid wages have asked a federal court judge to convert the failed trucking company's bankruptcy case to Chapter 7 liquidation.

Tags: Fleets

January 21, 2000 - Industry News

Werner Announces Earnings, Personnel Changes

Operating revenues and earnings for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 1999 were up for truckload carrier Werner Enterprises.

Tags: Fleets

January 21, 2000 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Announces Safe Driver Awards

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, AR, has announced its 1999 fourth quarter million mile safe drivers.

Tags: Safety

January 21, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Still Made Money In '99

Overnite Transportation Co., Richmond, VA, reports net income for 1999 of $28.5 million on record revenue of $1.06 billion, compared to 1998 net income of $40.5 million, before accounting adjustments

Tags: Fleets

January 21, 2000 - Industry News

Rollins' Posts Gains In First Quarter

Rollins Truck Leasing Corp. posted net profits of $14.8 million on revenues of $169.6 million for its first fiscal quarter 2000 which ended December 31

Tags: Fleets

January 21, 2000 - Industry News

Utility To Open World's Largest Reefer Plant

Utility Trailer is making plans for the official opening of what it says is the world's largest refrigerated trailer plant to be built complete with state-of-the-art moving assembly lines. The $27 million facility, located on 49 acres

Tags: Industry

January 21, 2000 - Industry News

Oshkosh First Quarter Profits Up 56%

Oshkosh Truck Corp. posted profits of $6.1 million for its first fiscal quarter -- a 56% increase over $3.9 million in profits for first quarter fiscal 1999. Net sales for the quarter, which ended December 31, 1999, were $244 million versus $223 million a year ago.

Tags: Industry

January 21, 2000 - Industry News

Oshkosh Joins The Marines

Oshkosh Truck Corporation has delivered the first of at least 5,666 new 6x6 Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement trucks to the United States Marine Corps

Tags: Industry

January 20, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB Hearing: Holes In Medical Certification Program

Few would disagree that Frank Bedell should not have been behind the wheel of the charter bus last Mother's Day when it crashed outside of New Orleans, killing 22 people

Tags: Safety

January 20, 2000 - Industry News

American Freightways Expands In North East

American Freightways Corp. plans to open 17 more customer centers in the North East by April, expanding coverage to the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Tags: Fleets

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.

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