March 23, 2000 - Industry News
International Truck and Engine Corp. announced during a Thursday press conference at the Mid America Trucking Show it is going full steam ahead with its Internet offering
Official concern about diesel prices escalated in Washington, DC, this week. House transportation leaders held hearings, truckers marched for the third time in two months, and trucking spokesmen gathered at the Department of Transportation to seek
Should owner-operators be allowed to sue carriers over violation of of federal leasing rules? The American Trucking Assns. says no and has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the issue
States that retrofit older diesel engines with emission control devices can earn credits toward compliance with federal clean air programs. The U.S Environmental Protection says this newest plan is intended to encourage state and local governments, fleet operators and industry to use available technology to reduce pollution from existing engines
March 22, 2000 - Industry News
By a margin of just seven votes, the Truckload Carrier Assn. decided not to integrate with American Trucking Assns.
The 213-206 decision was not aimed against ATA but against certain aspects of ATA’s restructuring plan, said TCA chairman Gary Baumhover. In particular, it is a rejection of the requirement that TCA members join ATA, he said
AB Volvo's well-publicized and sometimes bitter confrontation with the European Union over its purchase of Scania didn't seem to affect Scania truck sales this year
Paccar subsidiary Kenworth Mexicana S.A. de C.V. and Mexican truck maker Consorcio G Grupo Dina S.A. de C.V. are reportedly re-evaluating their plans to invest in Mexico after the country relaxed import restrictions on pickup trucks
More than a third of the major roads in the nation's largest metropolitan areas are significantly deteriorated and badly in need of reconstruction or resurfacing, says a recently released report from The Road Information Program.
March 21, 2000 - Industry News
CarrierPoint has selected SafeHarbor.com services to accelerate its time to market, lower its in-house support costs and offer carriers and shippers top-level support with online shipping transaction services.
SafeHarbor.com uses customized knowledge bases, state-of-the-art infrastructure and
San Joaquin Delta College and Sacramento-based Western Truck School have formed a partnership in which Delta will offer classroom space and parking for instructional tractor-trailers, while the school is launching its standard, open-enrollment training program.
Maher Terminals, a large stevedore at the Port of New York and New Jersey, is extending its gate hours by two hours a day. The new hours will be 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to
Freightquote.com, Overland Park, KS, has expanded into the ground-to-air mode through an exclusive alliance with Emery Worldwide. The alliance provides Freightquote.com's commercial customers with access to global expedited freight services to the 229 countries served
Freightgate, Huntington Beach, CA - an online portal for the freight and logistics industry - has announced a strategic partnership with eFruit International, creator of online vertical marketplaces for the fresh fruit and fruit juice industries.
The U.S. Supreme Court plans to hear a case revolving around whether an employer can be forced by arbitration to reinstate a driver who tested positive for illegal drugs
Pana-Pacific Corp. plans to provide satellite radios in trucks through a partnership with XM Satellite Radio.
The U.S. Department of Transportation will host an electronic bulletin board discussion of proposed changes to drug and alcohol testing rules from April 3 through April 5.
Acting on orders from Congress, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has finalized new rules governing the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program that give the states greater flexibility to design truck and bus safety programs that address both state and federal goals
Meritor Automotive, Troy, MI, will launch an Internet parts exchange for the U.S. commercial medium- and heavy-duty truck aftermarket.
March 20, 2000 - Industry News
Western Star Trucks has announced an unscheduled two week shutdown at its Kelowna, BC, truck plant early in April. The company blamed a softening North American Class 8 truck market plus high dealer inventories.
Western Star assembles
TruckersCo-op.com (www.truckersco-op.com), a business-to-business buying site for fleets, has announced marketing agreements with Qualcomm and Pennzoil-Quaker State.
Through the Qualcomm agreement, TruckersCo-op.com will offer Qualcomm’s OmniTRACS mobile communications systems and TruckMAIL products. OmniTRACS is the satellite-based tracking
Transportal Network, Atlanta, GA, announced a series of business alliances Monday. The latest entry in the field of trucking "super sites," Transportal will bring shippers and carriers together on the Internet. The site will also
Trailer tracking has advanced on both business and geographical fronts. On the business side, trailer maker Wabash National Corp., Lafayette, IN, announced intentions to ally itself with Terion, Inc., Melbourne, FL. Wabash makes trailers under both
Roadway Express Accused Of Sexual/Racial Discrimination
Another Truck Making Merger Could Be In The Works
News of a deal to deliver groceries from an underground facility in southwest Missouri has its 1,200 Teamster drivers doubting they'll see a new contract with Associated Wholesale Grocers
Haldex will consolidate its Haldex Midland Services division into the Haldex Brake Systems Division. The consolidated business will report to Chuck Kleinhagen, president and division manager, Haldex Brake Systems.
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