March 3, 2000 - Industry News
AB Volvo of Sweden, which appears to be at the brink of failing to acquire all of the assets of
Scania AB for $6.93 billion in cash is said to have opened exploratory talks with Paccar Inc.
Midwest Kenworth of Kansas City, MO has won its fourth Kenworth Dealer of the Year honors and was also awarded with Kenworth's inaugural Medium Duty Dealer of the Year award.
The Research and Special Programs Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting March 28 and 29 to discuss ways to improve safety, increase customer service, and reduce costs (especially for small businesses) through its management of the hazardous materials transportation safety program.
"I cannot comprehend why people don't respond to this as a national crisis," said Michael Belzer, assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan, speaking at a recent intermodal seminar sponsored by the Transportation Research Board in Long Beach, CA
The Michigan Court of Appeals upheld a $2.35 million award against the state Department of Transportation related to a 1992 crash that killed a tanker driver.
Hundreds of port owner-operators and Teamsters demonstrated Friday at the Port of Oakland, CA
Two bills that would have restricted trucks to the right lane of interstate highways in Kentucky died in committee last week
While trucking interests in some other states want a rollback on fuel taxes to alleviate the high fuel price situation, in Iowa, they're asking to be able to haul heavier loads to help earn more revenue to offset higher fuel costs. But the governor isn't going for it
The American Truck Dealers Assn. will hold its annual convention and exposition April 8-11 in San Antonio
March 2, 2000 - Industry News
Fontaine Truck Equipment Co., Birmingham, AL is busy beefing up its communications systems to improve internal and external information flow.
After backers of a measure removing the weight-distance tax in Oregon filed suit against it for lying it its radio ads, the Oregon AAA has fired back with two studies it says show truckers would benefit from the plan at the expense of motorists
A European Union regulatory panel reportedly submitted a proposal to block AB Volvo's acquisition of Swedish rival truck maker Scania AB
Economic Planning Associates' latest survey of trailer manufacturers puts 1999 shipments at 301,800 units, up 7.7% from 1998. But data also indicates that the unwinding of previously strong momentum has begun.
Yellow Freight System is redesigning its operations in key cities and will use more driver teams as it launches expedited service to and from all major North American cities on March 12.
Truck Parts Specialists of Augusta Inc., Augusta, GA, has joined the HD America distribution network.
Allied Holdings Inc., Decatur, GA, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Axis Group, has acquired CT Group, Inc., a Michigan-based holding company which owns CT Services and Cordin Transport.
Canadian-based fleet Vitran Corporation Inc. had a 15% increase in revenue and income for the twelve-month period ended Dec. 31, 1999.
Renault SA isn't ruling out the possibility of selling Nissan Diesel to another company after it achieves breakeven, a company executive told AFX News.
The American Trucking Assn's says a new ergonomics standard proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is unconstitutional
DAF Trucks NV, the Dutch truck manufacturing subsidiary of Paccar Inc., says it will raise daily production to 120 vehicles later this year
March 1, 2000 - Industry News
Two driver training groups are teaming up to put on a joint conference that is being billed as the largest gathering of commercial truck driver training programs ever held in the U.S
The family that owns the seven-state Sapp Bros. truckstop chain is involved in a family dispute over stock ownership
When the Louisiana governor called the state Department of Transportation and Development to ask for fund-raising ideas, the agency complied with more than $100 million in possible fee increases - most of them aimed at truckers
Truckers caught going just a few miles over the speed limit in West Virginia could face a much higher fine than a motorist going the same speed if a bill approved by the state Senate becomes law
With the return of warmer weather, normal weight restrictions are back in place in Wisconsin
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