December 21, 2000 - Industry News
Penske Truck Leasing, Reading, Pa., has agreed to acquire Comcar Leasing, a truck rental, leasing, and dedicated contract carriage company based in Orlando, Fla
The Environmental Protection Agency posted a rule requiring dramatically cleaner diesel fuel and exhaust, starting in 2006.
This parting shot from the Clinton administration’s environmental team will produce the cleanest diesel engines ever
December 20, 2000 - Industry News
In the midst of its busy holiday peak shipping period, UPS established a technology milestone yesterday Tuesday when it received nearly 6.5 million online package tracking requests in a single day
PNV, Coral Springs, Fla., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but emphasizes that the filing has been organized to permit normal service to its communications, entertainment and Internet customers until a decision is reached about the sale of the company
Schneider National, Inc., the truckload giant of Green Bay Wisc., has formally launched a new carrier Web portal at www.SchneiderCarriers.com
Isuzu Motors Ltd. plans to double annual diesel engine production at its Moraine, Ohio plant
Westport Innovations has signed a technology development agreement with Isuzu Motors Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, to create a high-efficiency low-emissions natural gas fuel system for Isuzu engines
FedEx Corp. reported net income of $194 million for its second fiscal quarter, an increase of 13% from the same period last year
In an effort to boost used truck sales at its dealers, Kenworth Truck Co. is offering special incentives and discount parts coupons
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
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