October 18, 2000 - Industry News
Ryder System, Inc., Miami, Fla., has launched RyderFleetProducts.com, a web site to help fleet managers purchase fuel, lubricants and a wide range of parts and equipment used to maintain truck and automotive fleets.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Overnite Transportation got together last week in Washington, D.C., to discuss contract negotiations
Streaming audio and video are highlights of a new interactive training program being tested by Dana's Spicer Driveshaft Division
Another batch of employees at Peterbilt’s Nashville plant will lose their jobs this month when the company lays off more employees and cuts production on Oct. 30, according to Associated Press reports
Warehouse workers soon may be talking to their computers
October 17, 2000 - Industry News
PACCAR Leasing Co., a full service truck rental and leasing company out of Bellevue, Wash., recently announced the addition of a new PacLease location in Phoenix
Despite high fuel prices, retail prices and shipping fees paid by consumers are likely to remain pretty consistent this holiday season, largely because of the intense competition between Internet and traditional retailers.
That's the prediction of a
Load-matching giant DAT Services (www.dat.com) has taken another major step onto the Internet with the launch of a Web-based version of DAT Partners
Hundreds of trucks blocked traffic at key points on Chile's main highway in Santiago yesterday, marking the first day of a nationwide strike backing demands for a cut in fuel taxes
Canacar, Mexico’s National Trucking Association, has a bone to pick with Memphis-based M.S. Carriers
The Alabama Department of Insurance is warning truckers about a suspected bogus insurance program being offered in the state
The U.S. government’s General Service Administration has instructed transportation managers in the executive branch to replace paper bills of lading with electronic versions by Oct. 1, 2001
Ontario's major shippers and carriers have agreed to pass on fuel surcharges to independent truckers
Petroleum haulers may see a government proposal to eliminate so-called “wet lines” early next year. Wet lines are the external loading/unloading lines on tank trailers which, after pumping, may still contain fuel. The National Transportation Safety Board believes they’re dangerous.
In 1997, NTSB investigated a crash in Yonkers, N.Y., in which a car collided with a tank trailer in the area of its fill line
The Arkansas Trucking Association wants to propose a constitutional amendment to expand the state Highway Commission and require its members to be elected
October 16, 2000 - Industry News
The Virginia Department of Transportation is continuing an extensive reconstruction project on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl" this week, and is shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange
Kinetic Computer Corp., Billerica, Mass., has jumped into the trucking communications sweepstakes, competing against the likes of Qualcomm, PeopleNet, Motient and Terion
Evan Lockridge, Contributing Editor
Independent truckers serving the Port of Savannah, Ga., are continuing to turn up the heat on long delays at the facility. But there is some question as to whether things have really been slowed down at the port
Cummins is blaming a 53 percent decline in third quarter earnings on a downturn in the heavy-duty truck market
Memphis, Tenn.-based Barton Freightliner has been sold to a South African company for $76 million
Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., has opened two new service centers in Winchester and Wytheville, Va
Internet technology may soon improve the troublesome workaday world of dock appointments -- which probably account for more grief than any other segment of the truck transportation cycle
The planned merger of Chevron and Texaco, announced yesterday, has analysts wondering about what will happen to the Texaco-Shell joint Equilon and Motiva ventures along with possible antitrust concerns.
The Texaco-Chevron deal will create a new giant oil company, ChevronTexaco Corp.,
Chevron Corporation and Texaco Inc. today announced a merger that will create a company -- ChevronTexaco Corporation – the world’s 4th largest oil company. The transaction is estimated to be worth $35.1 billion
October 14, 2000 - Industry News
The only congestion-relief effort Illinois tollway officials were able to pull off this year isn’t working too well
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