March 20, 2000 - Industry News
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.
Roadway Express, Akron, OH, has launched its new Windows-based, Web-enabled version of ExpressWORKS, its software for the less-than-truckload industry
Unishippers, a reseller of transportation services, has partnered with nPassage to provide their 300 franchises with a transaction-based service that will allow them to manage their heavy freight shipments over the Internet.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board has told large railroads not to pursue further merger activities until it can come up with new rules governing merger proceedings. STB said it would take about 15 months to adopt new rules.
A U.S. Court of Appeals has reversed the U.S. Department of Transportation’s decision to deny a vision waiver to a one-armed driver and ordered the agency to come up with a way to evaluate driving skills based on individual capabilities
Haldex Brake Systems has announced a $12 million expansion of its Friction Product Center, located just outside of Montgomery, AL. The center produces friction material in both drum brake lining and disc brake pads for light,
Associates Rental Systems has purchased the heavy-duty trailer assets of Livco, Inc., a trailer rental company based in Morton Grove, IL.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission has accused Roadway Express Inc. of discrimination against blacks and women.
March 16, 2000 - Industry News
Many were called but few came to the second trucker protest against high fuel prices.
Two owner-operator groups organized a followup convoy to Capitol Hill, following the event in February, but truckers were either too busy or
The first group of new truck driving recruits from Puerto Rico is expected to arrive on the U.S. mainland next week.
Fatigue has been a hot issue for the trucking industry lately. Now, for the first time, researchers have been able to take a direct accounting of the mental toll exacted by a sleepless night, reports the
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