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March 30, 2000 - Industry News

Studies Quantify What Truckload Industry Knows: Turnover Ain't Cheap

Two new studies, unveiled at the Truckload Carriers Assn.'s annual meeting last week, show that the high turnover is costly to both carrier and driver

March 30, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo, Renault Reported To Be In Talks

Swedish truck maker Volvo is reportedly in an advanced stage of talks with France's Renault, according to a Swedish newspaper

March 30, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Offers Computerized Truck Configurator

Part of Peterbilt's new e-commerce initiative is eBilt, a new computerized truck configurator for Peterbilt sales representatives

March 30, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Prepare To Strike Associated Grocers

The Teamsters union and Associated Wholesale Grocers are both gearing up for a strike this weekend after negotiations over AWG's transportation business have gone nowhere

March 30, 2000 - Industry News

Weight-Distance Settlement Nears In Idaho

The American Trucking Assns. is nearing a settlement in its suit against Idaho's weight-distance tax

March 30, 2000 - Industry News

International Demonstrates Clean Diesel Technology

International Truck and Engine Corp. demonstrated advanced "green diesel" technology during the Mid-America Trucking Show last week in Louisville, KY

March 30, 2000 - Industry News

International Adds Truck Locator To Web Site

International Truck and Engine Corp. is making it easier for customers to find the right truck with a new truck locator on its web site at www.InternationalDelivers.com.

March 30, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Expands Truck Sales On Internet

Starting May 15, Volvo's redesigned web site at www.volvotrucks.com will make it easier for customers to spec a truck online

March 30, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Moving Ligon Headquarters

Landstar System is moving Landstar Ligon headquarters from Madisonville, KY, to Landstar's headquarter in Jacksonville, FL

March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Cannon Blasts Big Guys

Dean Cannon says third party logistics companies already pose a danger to small carriers. Now their monster web sites, presumably intended to help carriers, may actually swallow them up. Cannon is President and CEO of Cannon Express,

March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth To Lay Off Workers

Kenworth will furlough or reassign 401 workers at heavy-duty truck plants in Renton and Seattle, WA, beginning this Monday, sources disclosed to Stark's News Service Interactive

March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Ford Could Buy Volvo

Ford Motor Co. reportedly may purchase Swedish commercial truck-maker AB Volvo to protect the Volvo brand name

March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Displays Future of In-Cab Entertainment

Freightliner displayed a Century Class S/T equipped with the latest and near-future high-tech, in-cab entertainment at its booth last week during the Mid-America Trucking Show

March 29, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler To Take On Asian Truck Market Alone

DaimlerChrysler will consider any attractive deal to buy or ally with an Asian truck manufacturer but, if nothing turns up, it will tackle the market on its own, CEO Juergen Schrempp reportedly told an Asian newspaper

March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Speedco Opens New Location in Las Vegas

Speedco Truck Lube has opened its 28th location

March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Pegasus and JJ Keller Partner on Log Auditing

Pegasus Transtech Corp. has formed a partnership with J.J. Keller & Associates to provide an integrated solution to document imaging and automated log auditing. The partnership combines Pegasus’ Transflo document imaging system with Keller’s KellerScan automated

March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Wright Express Improves Web Presence

Wright Express LLC, South Portland, ME, has launched a new Web site designed to make it easier for customers to learn about and buy WEX products and services. Located at www.wrightexpress.com, the site has a new

March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon Adds Two Fleets to Green Light Program

Oregon-based carriers USF Reddaway and May Trucking Co. have signed on with the state's Green Light program and have qualified for ODOT’s Trusted Carrier Partner program.

March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Paccar Creates Its Own Online Exchange

Paccar is the latest trucking supplier to launch a business-to-business e-commerce Internet marketplace intended to be an open exchange for the procurement of goods and services.

March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Cannon Express Launches Internet Co-Op

Cannon Express, Inc., Springdale, AR, has announced the formation of Carriersco-op.com, an Internet transportation site to serve small to mid-size carriers and compete with mega-sites sponsored by industry giants

March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Teamster Hearing Critical of Overnite Violence

A House subcommittee Tuesday was supportive of the Teamsters Union's efforts to eliminate corruption and end federal monitoring, but had problems with the violence surrounding the union's campaign against Overnite Transportation. Teamsters President James P. Hoffa testified before the oversight and investigations subcommittee of the House Education and Workforce Committee. The hearing was called to examine the union's efforts to fight corruption and improve its finances

March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Hendrickson on Aggressive Product Development Course

Long-time suspension supplier Hendrickson International plans to stay on an aggressive course in developing new products and expects to make big inroads in European markets

March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Long-Term Solutions Needed: Mack's Gigou

Truck makers should focus more on long-term solutions rather than short-term profits, Mack Trucks president Michel Gigou told industry suppliers recently

March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Gustafson: Volvo to Make Easy-to-Buy, Smarter Trucks

Volvo is much closer to its goal of rapid new truck delivery and will soon launch a proprietary communications system that will place much more intelligence in the truck cab

March 29, 2000 - Industry News

PennDOT Brags About Pennsylvania Interstates

Ride quality on Pennsylvania interstates improved dramatically last year -- surpassing the national standard for ride smoothness, and producing the best scores in Pennsylvania Department of Transportation history

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