November 16, 1999 - Industry News
Rollins Leasing Corp. will buy UPS Truck Leasing as part of a Strategic Alliance Agreement with UPS
Roadway Express is hauling more truckload freight these days. So much, in fact, that based on revenue the unionized LTL carrier would rank among the nation's top 30 non-union truckload carriers
November 15, 1999 - Industry News
Trailer shipments through September totaled 210,671 units, down 17.1% from the same period last year, according to the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Assn. and the U.S. Dept. of Commerce.
Shipments by type:
Vans, 166,765, down 20.2%.
Tanks, 4,606, down
RailAmerica says it will sell its trailer manufacturing subsidiary, Kalyn/Siebert, and focus on its core freight railroad business.
Kalyn manufactures customized trailers for commercial and U.S. government/military customers at plants in Gatesville, TX, and Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. In
Kenworth Truck Company's aftermarket parts operation recently received ISO 9002 certification. Using quality standards established by the International Standards Organization, Kenworth's efforts were measured for their efficiency and accuracy in getting parts to customers via the
AlliedSignal has accelerated development of electronic braking systems with its German joint venture partner Knorr-Bremse
Sun and fun ruled at the 75 Chrome Shop Truck Expo '99, the final Truck-Lite Trophy Series National Assn. of Show Trucks competition, held Nov. 13-14 in Wildwood, FL
Coast To Coast Medical, a fledgling chain of truckstop medical clinics, will likely be expanding to three more locations next year
The owner and chief mechanic of a Pennsylvania trucking company have pleaded innocent to charges they washed kerosene, diesel fuel, gasoline, and other materials leaking from their cargo tanks straight into public sewers
The Engine Manufacturers Assn. has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a 60-day extension in its final rulemaking on 2004 emissions regulations
Alabama has only one permanent weigh station, put into operation only two years ago. It's not likely to get any more, despite state troopers' belief that more are needed
Iowa's House Speaker wants to raise the speed limits on Iowa's four-lane highways from the current 65 mph to 70 mph to match surrounding states. But the governor's office is against it
A Los Angeles city councilman is on a crusade to reduce the number of diesel-powered vehicles in Southern California
A lockout at the Port of Vancouver, British Columbia, could mean more intermodal freight at U.S. ports in the Northwest
November 12, 1999 - Industry News
As the Teamsters' unfair labor practices strike enters its fourth week, the National Labor Relations Board has ordered Overnite Transportation to bargain with the Teamsters at four Overnite Transportation terminals
In response to complaints about "rolling roadblocks" of trucks and RVs taking up both lanes of the Interstate as they try to climb the hill west of Albuquerque, New Mexico is testing a new 65-mph minimum speed limit on a 23-mile section of I-40
Delaware-based hazardous materials hauler Matlack could face a $50,000 fine after one of its tankers spilled 100 gallons of a poisonous chemical at a Louisiana rest area
The city of Franklin, WI, has denied USF Holland's plan to build a 100-bay truck terminal
The American Trucking Assns. is soliciting fleet participation in a survey of driver pay.
The Driver Compensation Study 2000 will begin surveying regional and national less-than-truckload and truckload carriers the end of December.
The composite profit margin for 1,523 for-hire carriers in the latest TTS Blue Book of Trucking Companies has improved to 2.8%. The data, based on 1998 figures, shows a 9.4% increase in costs since 1997 but
Idealease has given Transmission Technologies Corp. its 1999 Component Supplier of the Year Award. The award recognizes involvement and support "far above and beyond" the level of service Idealease identifies as critical to ongoing growth and
Dana Corp.'s Spicer Heavy Systems Assembly Div. has qualified for ISO 14001 certification for environmental quality. The certification covers plants in Lancaster, PA, and Lugoff, SC. plus the division office in Wyomissing, PA. It recognizes Dana's
November 11, 1999 - Industry News
As the congressional session draws to a close and truck safety reform is still in question, the Office of Motor Carrier Safety is preparing for an extended transition into a new stand-alone safety agency.
Motorists will slow down for the darndest things.
A hungry cow - and a well-meaning Florida Department of Transportation - recently caused miles-long traffic backups along Interstate 4.
Last Saturday, a cow wandered into a marshy field alongside
United Parcel Service’s initial public offering of stock Wednesday set a record, and analysts say the company is an “instant blue chip” on Wall Street
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