January 21, 2000 - Industry News
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.
Operating revenues and earnings for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 1999 were up for truckload carrier Werner Enterprises.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, AR, has announced its 1999 fourth quarter million mile safe drivers.
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
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
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
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.
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
January 20, 2000 - Industry News
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
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.
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.
The Department of Transportation is throwing a party next week to inaugurate the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Railroad giant Union Pacific Corp. was back in the black in the fourth quarter, despite a poor performance from its trucking subsidiary Overnite Transportation.
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.
Beall Trailers, Kent, WA, has asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to renew its exemption from federal rear impact protection requirements
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.
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
January 19, 2000 - Industry News
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
Fueled by strong sales in its Heavy Vehicle Systems division, Meritor Automotive has reported double-digit growth earnings for the ninth consecutive quarter.
Mack Trucks finished 1999 with a record 34,264 U.S. Class 8 retail sales and a gain of 0.3% in market share.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has issued the 2000 edition of the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has scheduled three public meetings to discuss proposed changes in drug and alcohol testing rules for transportation workers
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.
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.
The Federal Highway Administration has proposed a survey of truck drivers to gather more information on the adequacy of truck parking facilities
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