May 24, 2000 - Industry News
FleetPride, an aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck parts, has announced the acquisition of Fleet Parts Warehouse, Baton Rouge, LA. FleetPride now has 170 locations nationwide in 33 states as well as a location in England.
M.S. Carriers Inc. has announced the opening of its new $8 million Laredo, Texas, terminal, being dubbed the "largest trucking facility of its kind along the U.S. border with Mexico."
The 65,000 square foot terminal facility is
FedEx Ground (formerly RPS) broke ground yesterday on a 156,000-square-foot addition to its corporate headquarters in Moon Township, PA. Construction is expected to be completed by late summer of 2001
Large trucks were involved in crashes that killed 108 people in Iowa last year, the worst truck death toll in 15 years.
A tanker truck smashed into a Pennsylvania Turnpike toll booth Tuesday evening, engulfing a section of the toll plaza in flames. The driver of the truck died and three toll employees were injured
May 23, 2000 - Industry News
Cummins Engine Co. is taking legal action to have Internet giant, Yahoo, Inc., reveal the identities of individuals who allegedly posted sensitive company information on a computer bulletin board
Just as safety regulators are weighing new rules to restrict how many hours truckers can drive without resting, a civil suit against a New Jersey trucking company began Monday focusing prominently on that issue
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a federal appeals court ruling that blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from enforcing strict clean air standards adopted in 1997
Australian truckers unhappy with long working hours and unsatisfactory pay conditions have been blockading businesses in the country's eastern city of Brisbane
Recently, I was interviewed by a reporter representing a big city daily newspaper. She was new to truck safety and was working on a feature story. We sat in my office as I explained what the
OuterLink Corp., of Concord, MA, announced that National Grid USA, which operates a number of New England electric companies, has purchased 120 satellite-tracking and instant messaging systems for their maintenance and customer service fleets
The National Transportation Exchange (NTE), of Downers Grove, IL, has been named one of the top 50 privately-held companies in America by Red Herring, a technology publication. In its June issue celebrating the world's 100 most
Meritor Automotive Inc., of Troy, MI., has announced its intention to join the global Internet-based business-to-business communication system named Covisint being formed by automotive giants, including General Motors, Ford, DaimlerChrysler, Renault and Nissan.
DAT Services, Portland, OR, has announced a partnership with Sybergen Networks, Fremont, CA, which will allow users of DAT Partners to share load-matching information remotely, with trucks in the field, for example.
New Hampshire state troopers will be performing roadside tests on trucks emitting visible emissions by early summer. The law that authorizes the testing and fines was enacted two years ago, but it took officials until now to figure out how to enforce it.
Ryder System, Inc., Miami, FL, has introduced e-Channel Solutions to provide clients with an integrated end-to-end logistics service ideal for e-commerce businesses operating on the Internet. e-Channel will serve customers in business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) operations.
Simon Transportation Services said yesterday that Richard D. Simon, chairman and chief executive officer, had rejected an offer made by Jerry Moyes to purchase shares of Simon Class A and Class B Common Stock at a price of $7.00 per share
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied the requests of 141 monocular drivers for exemptions from federal vision standards. The program, started in 1998, has some general guidelines for the exemptions which FMCSA says these applicants did not meet
A spectacularly detailed dump truck and a fantasy-island combo shared Best of Show honors and won Harley-Davidson motorcycles at the Bordentown Petro’s second annual Truck Beauty Show competition May 20-21 in Bordentown, NJ
PNV Inc. of Coral Springs, FL, has introduced a driver recruitment service to match drivers with trucking fleets. Called PNV JobFinder, the service is available through America Online and through PNV truckstop kiosks
Mack Trucks Inc. has announced that Telenetics Corporation of Lake Forest, CA, will build its new wireless maintenance system, TruckLink. Telenetics has received an initial order for 1,000 TruckLink systems for immediate delivery
Mack Trucks says it plans to reduce truck and engine production at two of its plants effective Aug.14 following a three-week vacation shutdown
May 22, 2000 - Industry News
The appointment of Clyde J. Hart, Jr., the new acting chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has received broad industry support
Refrigerated carrier KLLM Transport Services Inc. said Monday that the group headed by its Chief Executive Officer Jack Liles III has withdrawn its bid to acquire the company for $8.25 per share
American Freightways plans to extend direct service to all points in Arizona by opening five customer centers in the state by mid-July
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