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March 22, 2000 - Industry News

Scania Sales Not Affected by Volvo/EC Merger Battle

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

March 22, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth, Dina Reconsidering Mexican Investments

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

March 22, 2000 - Industry News

Too Many Potholes, Study Says

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.

Tags: Highways

March 21, 2000 - Industry News

CarrierPoint Working With SafeHarbor.com

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

Tags: Industry

March 21, 2000 - Industry News

Western Truck School Teams With College

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. The program

Tags: Industry

March 21, 2000 - Industry News

East Coast Port Terminals Extend Hours

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

Tags: Intermodal

March 21, 2000 - Industry News

Freightquote Partners With Emery Worldwide

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

Tags: Industry

March 21, 2000 - Industry News

Freightgate Signs Deal With eFruit

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

Tags: Industry

March 21, 2000 - Industry News

Court to Decide If Drivers Who Tested Positive Must Be Rehired

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

March 21, 2000 - Industry News

Pana-Pacific to Provide Satellite-Ready Radios For Trucks

Pana-Pacific Corp. plans to provide satellite radios in trucks through a partnership with XM Satellite Radio.

Tags: Industry

March 21, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Invites Comments on Drug/Alcohol Testing Changes

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.

March 21, 2000 - Industry News

Feds Give States More Slack on Safety Programs

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

March 21, 2000 - Industry News

Meritor Announces Internet Parts Market

Meritor Automotive, Troy, MI, will launch an Internet parts exchange for the U.S. commercial medium- and heavy-duty truck aftermarket.

Tags: Industry

March 20, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star To Shut Kelowna Plant Two Weeks In April

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

Tags: Industry

March 20, 2000 - Industry News

TruckersCo-op to Offer Qualcomm, Pennzoil Products

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

Tags: Industry

March 20, 2000 - Industry News

Transportal Names Partners

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

Tags: Industry

March 20, 2000 - Industry News

Terion and Orbcomm Make Trailer Tracking Announcements

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

Tags: Industry

March 20, 2000 - Industry News

Feds Provide Few Solutions To High Fuel Prices

Roadway Express Accused Of Sexual/Racial Discrimination Another Truck Making Merger Could Be In The Works

Tags: Safety

March 20, 2000 - Industry News

Associated Grocers' Deal Doesn't Look Good for Teamsters

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

Tags: Industry

March 20, 2000 - Industry News

Haldex Reorganizes Brake Divisions

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.

Tags: Industry

March 20, 2000 - Industry News

M.S. Carriers Raises Driver Pay

M.S. Carriers has increased driver pay for its regional, experienced line-haul, and academy graduates an average of 11.1 to 14.8 percent.

Tags: Fleets

March 20, 2000 - Industry News

Fiat Eyeing Scania

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.

March 20, 2000 - Industry News

DAC and USMA Merge

DAC Services and United States Mutual Association are merging to form Total Information Services Inc.

Tags: Industry

March 20, 2000 - Industry News

PennDOT Denies DAC Access to Driving Records

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.

Tags: Industry

March 20, 2000 - Industry News

LTL Carrier Silver Eagle Closes Its Doors

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

Tags: Fleets

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