December 19, 1999 - Industry News
In an effort to win permission for bigger trucks, American Trucking Assns. President Walter McCormick sought an alliance with an unlikely ally – the railroad industry.
His overture did not work
December 18, 1999 - Industry News
Trailer shipments through October totaled 234,105 units, down 17.9% from the same period in 1998, according to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Census and the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Assn
December 17, 1999 - Industry News
Many companies have tried to take advantage of big, blank semi trailers as rolling billboards. Until now, however, getting buyers has been difficult because there was no way to tell how many people saw the ads. One company now says it has the answer
An analysis of more than 40 studies on transportation fuels has found strong evidence that substituting natural gas for diesel in heavy-duty trucks and buses significantly reduces the health risks from diesel exhaust
Smithway Motor Xpress Corp., citing a shortage of qualified drivers, said Friday it expects fourth-quarter profits to fall to about 6 cents a share from the year-earlier 31 cents a share
Volvo is planning to increase its market share and its profit margins in North America next year
DAT Services plans to begin offering a new load matching and truck information product on a virtual private network.
Trailmobile Corp. has signed an agreement to acquire the dry van trailer business of Strick Corp.
A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against picketers at Overnite Transportation's Dayton, OH, terminal
Odetics ITS Inc., a subsidiary of Odetics Inc., has changed its name to Iteris Inc
A day of milestones and mile sticks.
I passed all endorsement tests for my CDL: hazmat, tankers, doubles/triples.
The DMV officer stamped my permit and handed it back to me with a wish for "Happy Motoring." Motoring
Mexico's Consorcio G Grupo Dina is ready to make a comeback, Adolfo Hegewisch, executive director of operations and sales, recently told Reuters news service.
A new version of the ISR FleetTrack AVL (Automatic Vehicle Location) System from Integrated Systems Research offers automatic switching from Cellular Digital Packet Data to the analog cellular network.
Cummins Engine says it has agreed to split the operations and assets of Cummins Wartsila with joint venture partner Wartsila NSD of Finland.
December 16, 1999 - Industry News
FDX, the parent company of FedEx says lackluster earnings in its most recent fiscal quarter were due to higher fuel prices and the loss of market share to United Parcel Service.
A longtime Teamsters leader is fighting the takeover of his local in court. John P. Morris asked a federal judge Tuesday to block his removal from the Philadelphia local he founded four decades ago
Arrow Trucking, Tulsa, OK, is expanding its driver training program and plans to add 250 drivers next year
UPS expects to deliver its highest one-day package volume of the year today - nearly 18 million packages
I have now logged 32 driven miles under the on-duty portion of my class log book.
When I was told I would be driving on an honest-to-goodness public thoroughfare today, I thought the instructor was kidding.
The American Trucking Assns. says recent federal accident statistics show the 1990's as the industry's safest decade ever
The National Industrial Transportation League has asked the Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board to move ahead with rate bureau and freight classification reforms
Joplin, MO-based truckload carrier recently opened an expansion to its El Paso, TX, terminal facility.
Carriers and shippers can now find brokers, freight forwarders and other transportation intermediaries on the Transportation Intermediaries Assn. web site.
Five former Ryder executives have formed a new truck sales company that will offer customers a life-cycle approach to managing their transportation assets
Trucks carried 71.7% of freight, measured by value, in the US in 1997, according to the Commodity Flow Survey just released as part of the 1997 Census of Business.
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