February 10, 2000 - Industry News
Detroit Diesel Corp. reported 1999 net income of $49.2 million on revenue of $2.4 billion, both all-time records. Net income in 1998, before special charges, was $40.5 million on revenue of $2.3 billion
HighwayMaster Communications reported a 50% increase in revenues for 1999 and a 67% reduction in net losses
February 9, 2000 - Industry News
With a little help from public and private sponsors, a large California farming company is replacing 12 of its diesel-powered rigs with models powered by liquified natural gas (LNG).
Independent truckers operating in and out of the Port Of New York and New Jersey plan a demonstration Thursday morning over the sudden increase in diesel fuel prices
Like trucking, rail is feeling the pinch of rising fuel prices and other fixed costs. So railroads are striking while the iron is hot and raising rates this year by as much as 4%. A continuing
Independent truckers at the Port of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada, have threatened a shutdown because they say a company has violated a wage agreement
The Ohio Department of Transportation, along with the cities of Cincinnati, Dayton and Toledo, are taking a close look at what needs to be done to Interstate 75 as traffic continues to increase
The owner of a Pennsylvania trucking company pleaded guilty to dumping pollutants in the town's public sewer system for 12 years
A bill being considered in the Missouri State Legislature would drop the speed limit for heavy trucks from 70 mph to 65 on rural interstates and highways, leaving the limit at 70 for other vehicles
Hundreds of independent dump truck drivers parked their trucks along a major Miami thoroughfare Monday to protest low wages
A different sound will be added to the usual line-up of country music concerts at the Mid-American Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, next month
The U.S. is proposing a controversial customs fee on freight crossing the border from Canada, a move the Canadian government said would almost certainly violate the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The best weather forecasts today will usually give you accurate predictions 24 to 48 hours in advance, but there's a steep drop in accuracy when you go out three, four or five days.
Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin
The date of Canada's second annual National Trucker Appreciation Week, an event promoted by the country's for-hire trucking associations as a tribute to truck drivers and others in the industry, has been changed from the first week of June to Sept. 11-17.
February 8, 2000 - Industry News
Nissan Diesel is due for a management overhaul, says parent Nissan Motor. "Certainly we think Nissan Diesel has to be managed differently to recover," Senior Vice President Thierry Moulonguet told the Financial Times of London. "One condition is to renew the management of Nissan Diesel.
As the Teamsters prepare to meet with Overnite Transportation officials in Chicago today and tomorrow, the union says it will use an infusion of $500,000 from the AFL-CIO to step up its strike efforts against the less-than-truckload carrier
New York State plans to erect more signs to steer sleepy truck drivers to rest areas.
The signs, meant to reduce fatigue-related accidents, could appear this spring in as many as 70 locations along the New York State Thruway and other heavily traveled highways
Nominations are being sought for the 7th Annual Professional Recognition Awards which honor leadership in the used truck industry. The recognition goes to those who demonstrate superior sales, business and management skills, contribute to the credibility of their profession and are involved in the community in which they work and live.
Nashville-based Williams TravelCenters has opened five new locations in December and another three more in January 2000. The eight new TravelCenters represent the company's most aggressive expansion to date, increasing Williams' interstate network to a total of 44 locations - 30 of the 12,000-square-foot TravelCenters and 14 slightly smaller "Travel Stops.
Trucking’s largest national trade association is going to lop off a significant portion of its activities, downsizing to fit members’ demands for lower dues.
Dues cuts for trucking company members of 51% over three years will cut $7 million from ATA’s budget, said president Walter B. McCormick in remarks to the ATA Executive Committee last weekend. The cuts will not apply to supplier members of ATA, whose dues were increased this year
American Isuzu Motors Inc. broke records in January by selling 947 medium-duty trucks in the U.S., or 51% more than the 627 units sold during the same month a year earlier
Covenant Transport has renewed a contract with Navilor for data extraction services, continuing a partnership that is over two years old. Using proprietary technology, Navilor has processed more than 3 million driver logs for Covenant Transport during the two-year term.
Boyd Bros. Transportation Inc., Clayton, AL, had record revenues and earnings for 1999. For the year ended Dec. 31, 1999, operating revenues increased 13% to $133.1 million versus $118.1 million for 1998.
Con-Way Southern Express has held the groundbreaking for its $6.8 million service center facility in Bessemer, AL. The new facility will replace CSE's current Birmingham facility at 601 Republic Circle and double its freight handling capacity.
February 7, 2000 - Industry News
The cost of the federal truck safety program is going up. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is asking Congress for a 54% increase in funding in the next fiscal year.
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