February 11, 2000 - Industry News
Everyone wants to be a partner these days. Fleets want to partner with truck and trailer manufacturers. Truck and trailer OEMs want to partner with suppliers. Suppliers with fleets. And so on.
But as speakers at the recent Heavy Duty Dialogue 2000 in Atlanta astutely noted, partnerships only work under certain conditions
General Motors says 2000 should be another good year for commercial vehicle sales. The company said January sales of medium duty commercial vehicles were 39% above January 1999 deliveries
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has launched an auction web site for rebuildable cores -- heavy duty parts, such as engines, alternators, transmissions, compressors, etc.
February 10, 2000 - Industry News
The first negotiations between the Teamsters and Overnite Transportation since picketing of the company started 14 weeks ago wrapped up yesterday in Chicago with little fanfare
The Ohio Highway Patrol is not yet sure what triggered a chain reaction on Interstate 70 early this week that involved nine tractor-trailers and left one trucker dead. Early indications are that thick fog may have been a factor, while truckers speculate the trucks were traveling too close together
Trucks were parked bumper to bumper as far as the eye could see at the Port of Newark yesterday as hundreds of independent truckers gathered to protest broken promises on fuel surcharges, high taxes, low rates
The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled that Flying J and Pilot Corp. truckstops have been improperly imposing surcharges on fuel bought with Visa and MasterCard credit cards, but Flying J says it is confident the ruling will be overturned
Ontario's top court upheld a ruling that acquitted a truck rental company of violating the province's "flying wheels" law
Eaton's Truck Components Operations has selected a site at the Tres Naciones Industrial Park in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, as the location for a new manufacturing plant to build transmissions for the North American market
The shortage of rest areas is not a problem limited to the United States. But a group of Ontario truck drivers has launched a campaign to petition the provincial government to build more roadside rest areas -- and looks to the U.S. for inspiration
The Ontario Trucking Assn. yesterday unveiled a new study showing that when it comes to sales tax on equipment, insurance, maintenance and repairs, Ontario levies the highest tax load on its trucking industry, compared to any neighboring North American jurisdiction
Detroit Diesel Corp. reported 1999 net income of $49.2 million on revenue of $2.4 billion, both all-time records. Net income in 1998, before special charges, was $40.5 million on revenue of $2.3 billion
HighwayMaster Communications reported a 50% increase in revenues for 1999 and a 67% reduction in net losses
February 9, 2000 - Industry News
With a little help from public and private sponsors, a large California farming company is replacing 12 of its diesel-powered rigs with models powered by liquified natural gas (LNG).
Independent truckers operating in and out of the Port Of New York and New Jersey plan a demonstration Thursday morning over the sudden increase in diesel fuel prices
Like trucking, rail is feeling the pinch of rising fuel prices and other fixed costs. So railroads are striking while the iron is hot and raising rates this year by as much as 4%. A continuing
Independent truckers at the Port of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada, have threatened a shutdown because they say a company has violated a wage agreement
The Ohio Department of Transportation, along with the cities of Cincinnati, Dayton and Toledo, are taking a close look at what needs to be done to Interstate 75 as traffic continues to increase
The owner of a Pennsylvania trucking company pleaded guilty to dumping pollutants in the town's public sewer system for 12 years
A bill being considered in the Missouri State Legislature would drop the speed limit for heavy trucks from 70 mph to 65 on rural interstates and highways, leaving the limit at 70 for other vehicles
Hundreds of independent dump truck drivers parked their trucks along a major Miami thoroughfare Monday to protest low wages
A different sound will be added to the usual line-up of country music concerts at the Mid-American Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, next month
The U.S. is proposing a controversial customs fee on freight crossing the border from Canada, a move the Canadian government said would almost certainly violate the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The best weather forecasts today will usually give you accurate predictions 24 to 48 hours in advance, but there's a steep drop in accuracy when you go out three, four or five days.
Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin
The date of Canada's second annual National Trucker Appreciation Week, an event promoted by the country's for-hire trucking associations as a tribute to truck drivers and others in the industry, has been changed from the first week of June to Sept. 11-17.
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