December 20, 2000 - Industry News
If you've ever perused the ranks of hot sauces, you've noticed that the creators seem to vie to come up with the most unusual names: "Scorned Woman." "Chicago Hit Sauce." "So Sue Me Jalapeno Pepper Sauce."
The Truckload Carriers Assn. is heading to court in an effort to reverse an injunction against Missouri-based Ledar Transport in a leasing lawsuit brought by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn
In an effort to boost sales in the United States, Japanese truck maker Hino is considering assembling trucks in this country
As the latest move in its efforts to streamline and focus on advocacy, the American Trucking Associations will outsource management of the North American Transportation Management Institute
Snowplows were a common sight on highways from the Middle Atlantic region to New England this morning, as winter weather continued to make for slippery roads and cold blasts far into the South
December 19, 2000 - Industry News
The Oklahoma Transportation Authority has approved its first toll increase in nearly six years on the turnpikes across the state - with a hike for truck drivers as much as double that for cars
Canadian-based Inland Kenworth is adding Albuquerque Truck Center to its stable of truck and equipment dealerships
Almost a week after PNV told its web site users that it would be suspending services, the company issued a formal announcement that included news of more layoffs
Cummins expects to lose between 35 and 45 cents per share for the fourth quarter of 2000 and plans to take further cost-cutting actions to make up for major drops in demand.
Analysts had expected the company to earn 66 cents a share, according to the Wall Street Journal. Shipments of engines for the heavy-duty truck market are down more than 50% below last year, and are currently 5% to 10% below third-quarter levels.
The Used Truck Association selected its new directors for 2001-2002 during its first annual convention which took place recently near Orlando, Fla
Kenworth has teamed up with PACCAR Financial to offer inventory reduction deals through two new finance programs. Available for a limited time, each program has been designed to help truck buyers overcome rising operating costs and depressed used truck values
Swift Transportation, Phoenix, Ariz., has announced its second acquisition in less than a week with the purchase of Cardinal Freight Carriers' van division
December 18, 2000 - Industry News
Illinois transportation officials yesterday announced that Interstate 80 has become a fully automated PrePass corridor through five Midwestern states (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska)
Transportation.com has had a face lift. In a refreshing change of pace, the new site has abandoned a slick front page for a set of snappy, easily understood and very businesslike choices, among them: shipper’s quick
Simon Transportation Services, Salt Lake City, will acquire a large portion of Denver-based Westway Express' trucking assets
The U.S. Department of Justice says the merger of Sweden's Volvo and France's Renault would result in Volvo and Renault's American subsidiary Mack controlling too much of the low cab forward market.
Volvo has agreed to a proposed consent decree requiring it to divest its North American low cab forward business before the merger can proceed. Volvo and Renault expect to conclude the transaction by the end of the year
TMW Systems, the Cleveland-based operations software provider, has released Version 6.1 of its TL2000 product for the IBM AS/400
Hookup.com, Joplin, Mo., a web-based truck, trailer and equipment auction, reported 2,280 bids in November, up from 150 in August
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a new web site, www.epa.gov/otaq/retrofit, for fleets interested in retrofitting their engines to reduce emissions
"Solutions in Motion" is the theme of The Maintenance Council's 2001 Annual Meeting March 12-15 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn
The Military Traffic Management Command has proposed that relocation companies operating as brokers be allowed to compete with carriers for domestic and international transportation of personal property
CarrierPoint, the Atlanta-based Internet freight company, announced the first release of DataDepot, a Web-based data warehouse tool
New Mexico's top highway official wants legislators to "tweak" the state's weight-distance tax to make up for the likely elimination of another trucking fee
New rules proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration would require changes in the way carriers use cargo securement devices and, in some cases, increase the number of tie-downs needed
Freightquote.com, Lenexa, Kan., an ASP (Application Service Provider) for freight and logistics markets, has redesigned its web site at www.freightquote.com to incorporate enhanced navigation and more service options in a new look
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