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
SignPost, publisher of The National Survey of Driver Wages, is offering one-day seminars on retaining drivers
Nissan Diesel Motor Co dismissed recent German news reports that DaimlerChrysler AG would take over the heavily indebted Japanese truck maker.
"We deny the German reports," a spokesman told Stark's News Service. Germany's VWD news service said
Williams TravelCenters, Nashville, through an affiliation with Brewco Motorsports Inc., will sponsor driver Andy Kirby and his #39 Monte Carlo in a 10-race schedule this year in the NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division.
Professional Transportation Group Ltd., Marietta, GA, has signed F Systems Group as an agent carrier.
The National Perishable Logistics Association/Refrigerated Transportation Foundation (NPLA/RTF) will hold its annual meeting September 16-18, 2000, at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe, CA.
Paccar.com has made an equity investment in eScout, a provider of business-to-business e-commerce solutions for independent businesses
Fleetclean Systems, Hardin, TX, has signed a service agreement with Highway Transport Inc. under which Fleetclean's Hahnville, LA, tank cleaning facility will become the South-Louisiana base of operations for Highway Transport.
Sweden's AB Volvo has announced plans to build trucks and buses in Russia through a joint venture with AFK Sistema, a Russian financial and industrial group
Veteran drivers at Heartland Express can now earn up to 40 cents a mile. The company recently announced pay increases for company drivers that boost the mileage rate for drivers with one year of experience to 37 cents a mile, including a 1 cent safety bonus.
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