April 3, 2000 - Industry News
The Teamsters union is calling for a boycott of Associated Wholesale Grocers after the company locked out union workers in Kansas City, KS, and Springfield, MO, this weekend
Skyway Freight Systems closed its doors March 31. The Watsonville, CA, company was founded in 1977 as a freight forwarder and developed into a provider of transportation services and supply-chain management. Some of its customers included
General Motors is reportedly planning a concerted lobbying campaign to pursuade U.S. lawmakers to relax restrictions on diesel-powered vehicles
Ozark Motor Lines is raising its salary cap for company drivers from 35 cents to 37 cents a mile. Local news sources also report that the company will adjust its pay scale for new drivers to give credit for new hires
March 31, 2000 - Industry News
The Surface Transportation Board has asked for comments on modifications to rules governing mergers of major railroads
Freightliner will temporarily stop importing Mexican-built Class 8 FLD models for sale in the U.S., but DaimlerChrysler's Mercedes-Benz plant in Santiago Tianguistenco will continue to build some Freightliner Business Class medium duty trucks for sale here,
Sweden's Volvo, which is reportedly in a final phase of bargaining to acquire the commercial truck assets of France's Renault, remains interested in buying the commercial truck and diesel engine assets of Chicago-based International
The Illinois Department of Transportation last week announced that two construction hot spots are shifting into high gear this month
Computrucks.com, previously an online used-truck locator, is adding new trucks to its lineup
United Parcel Service has settled a dispute with the Teamsters over creation of jobs called for in the union's 1997 contract
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration has asked for comments as to whether or not federal hazardous materials transportation law preempts New Mexico rules regarding the transportation of liquefied petroleum gas and compressed natural gas.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an inspection program in Illinois, Wisconsin and Ohio aimed at increasing safety for workers and motorists in construction zones
More than half the trucks on the New Jersey Turnpike will use the new E-Zpass automated toll system when it goes online in August. That’s the word from Turnpike Authority’s executive director, Ed Gross, who has overseen the much-delayed E-Zpass installation
March 30, 2000 - Industry News
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to re-issue storm water multi-sector general permits for 29 sectors of industrial activities, including some trucking facilities
Here comes Linux.
No, not the cute “Peanuts” kid with the blanket. That was Linus. Linux is the name of a free, open-source PC and server operating system that has been nibbling at the edges of the
Two new studies, unveiled at the Truckload Carriers Assn.'s annual meeting last week, show that the high turnover is costly to both carrier and driver
Swedish truck maker Volvo is reportedly in an advanced stage of talks with France's Renault, according to a Swedish newspaper
Part of Peterbilt's new e-commerce initiative is eBilt, a new computerized truck configurator for Peterbilt sales representatives
The Teamsters union and Associated Wholesale Grocers are both gearing up for a strike this weekend after negotiations over AWG's transportation business have gone nowhere
The American Trucking Assns. is nearing a settlement in its suit against Idaho's weight-distance tax
International Truck and Engine Corp. demonstrated advanced "green diesel" technology during the Mid-America Trucking Show last week in Louisville, KY
International Truck and Engine Corp. is making it easier for customers to find the right truck with a new truck locator on its web site at www.InternationalDelivers.com.
Starting May 15, Volvo's redesigned web site at www.volvotrucks.com will make it easier for customers to spec a truck online
Landstar System is moving Landstar Ligon headquarters from Madisonville, KY, to Landstar's headquarter in Jacksonville, FL
March 29, 2000 - Industry News
Dean Cannon says third party logistics companies already pose a danger to small carriers. Now their monster web sites, presumably intended to help carriers, may actually swallow them up.
Cannon is President and CEO of Cannon Express,
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