November 1, 2000 - Industry News
Lagging truck sales are forcing Navistar and its subsidiary, International Truck and Engine, to make some major cutbacks
High fuel prices overseas aren't sitting well with truckers in England, where protestors are gearing up for a possible four-day convoy, and in Germany, where negotiations for lower freight rates continue
October 31, 2000 - Industry News
DriverNet, the Kansas City-based company best known for their 450 truckstop kiosks, has introduced a new, low-cost mobile communications system called DriverNet pK, designed for small to mid-sized truckload fleets.
Pilot Corp. has purchased the Tifton Travel Center in Tifton, Ga., and is reopening it today as a Pilot travel center
Officials with Japan's Mitsubishi Motors and Swedish truck maker Volvo say their alliance in trucks still stands, even though DaimlerChrysler has boosted its management involvement at Mitsubishi
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reportedly plans to give serious consideration to the American Trucking Associations' proposal for revised hours of service rules
Comdata will offer free real-time fuel price, routing and highway amenities information when it launches its new GoComchek.com web site in January
"One hundred proof" competition, so-called by one of the participants, dazzled the eye and frayed the nerves of competitors in the fifth and final Stars & Stripes show truck series event, held last weekend at the Rip Griffin’s Travel Center off I-20 in Terrell, Texas.
The show is produced by Newport Communications and the National Assn. of Show Trucks and is sponsored by Chevron.
Highway officials in West Virginia pulled weight enforcement inspectors off most state highways and reassigned them to Interstate highways last week as part of plan to let up on enforcement until after Election Day
FreightWise Inc. of Fort Worth, Texas, has begun limited operation of its Internet freight exchange at www.freightwise.com.
October 30, 2000 - Industry News
A one-day seminar designed to help truckload carrier executives deal with what many fleets have described as the worst operating environment in 20 years has been scheduled for Nov. 1
Qualcomm has announced the first purchasers of its new OmniExpress mobile communications system are Averitt Express of Cookeville, Tenn., and Hub Group of Lombard, Ill
The downturn in truck sales has forced an Atlanta-based trailer manufacturer to hire a turnaround firm to help restructure its company
The British government is under mounting pressure to pledge tax cuts for truckers this week to avoid a repeat of the blockades and slowdowns that paralyzed the country last month during Europe-wide protests over high fuel prices
Most of Ontario's owner-operators are content with a deal that pays them a minimum of 14 cents a mile more to compensate for the high price of diesel, says Bill Wellman, head of the National Truckers' Association
The November issue of Reader's Digest names five of what it considers America's most dangerous highways
The National Association of Independent Truckers has launched a fuel discount program for its members
NTE is moving downtown. The venerable transportation exchange is leaving its old .net neighborhood for a .com address
Police escorted trucks out of the main container terminals of the Port of Montreal yesterday, throwing a wrench into dozens of independent truckers’ protests to seek union recognition
October 29, 2000 - Industry News
Accurate Logistics, Columbus, Ohio, a warehousing, distribution, fulfillment and packaging service, has become an agent for freightPro.com
Pilot's new travel center in Effingham, Ill., opens today, Oct. 30
Mexican truck maker Dina has filed charges against Western Star Trucks with the International Arbitration Court of the Paris, France-based International Chamber of Commerce
October 28, 2000 - Industry News
As their vehicle stocks continue to grow and prices continue to drop, used truck dealers are asking finance companies and truck manufacturers to help them get through an impending crisis.
Dealers told OEM and finance company representatives at the inaugural annual meeting of the Used Truck Assn. in Florida last week that they fear a further avalanche of truck repossessions in January when cash-strapped operators must pay annual license fees.
Truck owners trading in their rigs may be missing out on millions of dollars in federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) credits as the number of used trucks in dealer lots grows
Financial institutions are being hurt by depressed market conditions in trucking, and that's going to make it harder for potential buyers to borrow money in the coming months
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