July 26, 2000 - Industry News
Owner-operators interested in expedited transportation opportunities with FedEx Custom Critical (formerly Roberts Express) can submit their qualifications over the Internet in the newly expanded recruiting section of the company's web site at www.fedexcustomcritical.com.
Members of the Northeastern Motor Carrier Claim and Security Conference have selected David Nordt as president-elect
The International Tire & Rubber Association Foundation has agreed to offer for sale the English-language version of "An International View on Tyre Retreading," a comprehensive manual by Master Retreader Siegfried Gebel
Shan Riggs drew the lucky key that started a new, shiny black Freightliner Classic XL given away druing the Walcott Truckers Jamboree in Walcott, Iowa, earlier this month
Management textbooks say that business goals should be easy to describe, and hard to reach. Tom Rule, national manager of trucking operations for hazmat carrier Praxair Inc., has distilled that counsel into its purest essence.
Anderson Trucking, St. Cloud, Minn., has announced its Driver Safety Award winners for the past year
The Wyoming Trucking Association elected David R. Free of U-W Freight Line, to the position of president at its 61st Annual Convention recently held in Casper, Wyo
Ambest, an independent truck stop marketing association, is approaching the midway point of its year-long drive to donate 2,000 units to NATSO’s sixth annual "Drive to Save Lives" national blood drive
Overnite Transportation's second-quarter financial results provided public relations fodder for both the less-than-truckload company and the Teamsters union in their ongoing battle
Freightliner has taken the wraps off a prototype fuel saving device: a fuel cell that provides electricity for cab air conditioning and other auxiliary devices.
The cell, which processes hydrogen to generate electricity, can produce more than 1.4 kilowatts, 120 volts AC or 12 volts DC.
An investigation of the working conditions of truck drivers in Australia has revealed that some are being driven to take drugs and ignore speed limits in order to meet grueling schedules and keep their jobs
Truckload carriers continue to expand sales faster than less-than-truckload carriers, even though they are getting less than half of the freight rate increases realized by LTL carriers. But TL profits are lagging because their business model
The Infrastructure minister from Alberta, Canada, wants to hire more enforcement officers to keep an eye on truckers who might be getting a little sleepy behind the wheel
Lower truck values, high interest rates, slow sales and increasing fuel prices have forced Peterbilt to lay off 370 employees at its Nashville, Tenn., plant
Protesting residents this week persuaded community leaders of Lake County, Fla., to stall a trucking company’s plan to build a massive truck terminal, claiming it would bring noise, visual pollution and dangerous road conditions to the area
One of Navistar International's institutional investors is meeting with other shareholders today to discuss ways to maximize shareholder value in the wake of announcements by DaimlerChrysler that it is buying Western Star and Detroit Diesel
July 25, 2000 - Industry News
Industry experts have named Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Pitt Ohio Express, the 1999 On-Road Maintenance Masters award recipient
More than 10 years after the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed suit against the Tennessee Public Service Commission and PSC Chairman Keith Bissell over truckers' rights, the state finally wrote a check for $583,700 to OOIDA for attorney fees and costs ordered by the court when OOIDA won the suit
Volvo Trucks North America's just-introduced VHD family of Class 8 trucks, built specifically for vocational applications and packaged with new support systems for maximized productivity, "will give our dealers a strong motivation to go after "the long-ignored, under-serviced and unappreciated people who earn their living with work trucks.
Lafayette, Ind.-based trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corp. has announced its second quarter results, reporting losses in both net sales and income
The board that makes long-range transportation plans for Western New York is being asked to take a look at a proposal for a new truck lane to Canada
Eaton Aeroquip, Maumee, Ohio, has agreed to purchase the privately held business of Australian based Frederick Duffield PTY Ltd., and its overseas operations
Thanks to new weigh stations on Interstate 80 near Omaha, Neb., the number of big rigs being weighed will soon double, and due to new technology, many of them won’t even have to pull off the highway
A jump in the number of fatalities involving trucks last year prompted the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to increase truck inspections
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has introduced a system that offers real-time information on all incidents affecting highway travel across the state
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