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April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Knight Income Rises, Despite Fuel Prices

Knight Transportation Inc., Phoenix, AZ had higher income for the first quarter, despite higher fuel prices. The fleet reported operating revenue of $43.6 million, up 30 percent from $33.5 million for the same quarter of 1999.

April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Old Dominion Earnings Drop Slightly

Earnings at Old Dominion Freight Line, High Point, NC dropped slightly in the first quarter

April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Industry Reacts to Hours of Service Proposal

Industry associations and safety groups all reacted negatively to the new hours of service rules proposed yesterday by the Dept. of Transportation. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates the rule will cost $3.4 billion

April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo-Renault Deal Good For U.S., Says Gustafson

After seven years of on-again, off-again talks and much speculation, Volvo and Mack will become one by the end of the year. The combined companies will form the world's second-largest truck make

April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Software Aids Small Fleets

Omni Communications, LLC. of Sheboygan, WI, has released Profit Per Mile 2000, software that helps small fleets and owner operators track trip information, income, expenses and more. The product's data base structure provides a wealth of

April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Top Dealers See Lots of Challenges Ahead

The demand for new trucks may be slowing but it’s the used truck market that worries many of the country’s top dealers. It could be a “catastrophe, an absolute train wreck,” warns James Coles, president of

April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo To Acquire Renault's Truck Operations

The parent of Volvo Trucks North America, AB Volvo, and the parent of Mack Trucks, Renault have agreed to merge truck operations and create the world’s second-largest truck maker

April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Nominees Sought For Used Truck Awards

Nominations are being sought for the Marvin F. Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award which recognizes individuals who have made numerous and significant contributions to the used truck industry. The award is sponsored by the Used Truck Association (UTA),

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

American Mobile Now Motient

American Mobile Satellite Corp. is the latest trucking communications provider to go through a name change. Effective today, Motient Corp. is the new name for the company. "We have clearly moved beyond our initial role as a satellite service provider," said Gary M. Parsons, Motient chairman

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Gets Big Wal-Mart Contract

J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. has contracted with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to run truckload, rail and fleet service for 31 Wal-Mart distribution centers nationwide.

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Buying Portal is Funded

FuelQuest, Inc., Houston, TX, has finalized funding for, a new e-commerce portal for petroleum marketing. FuelQuest will serve 10,000 independent petroleum marketers who distribute 50 to 70 percent of petroleum products in the U.S. By partnering with

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Online Tire Exchange Debuts has debuted on the web, offering to streamline the process of locating, purchasing and selling new and retread truck tires. The business-to-business e-commerce site is intended to help some 4,500 independent tire dealers and more

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Hours of Service Rules Due Today

The Department of Transportation is proposing changes to the hours of service rules that will fundamentally alter trucking’s safety and operational practices. Public announcement of the long-awaited proposal is scheduled for this afternoon. Based on information from a variety of sources in government and the truck and bus industry, prepared an outline of what the proposal contains

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Cargo Theft: Mexico Makes U.S. Problems Seem Trivial

Cargo theft has been a rising problem in the United States, but if you think we've got it bad, you should try trucking in Mexico. A recent report in The Houston Chronicle takes a look at the

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Asphalt is Hottest "Green" Commodity

What's recycled the most? Most people would guess newspapers and beverage containers, but the most widely recycled product in terms of both percentage and tonnage is actually asphalt pavement. A report from the former Federal Highway Administration

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Make Union Pacific Meeting Lively

Representatives from the Teamsters union livened up Union Pacific's annual shareholders meeting Friday in Salt Lake City with questions and allegation about UP subsidiary Overnite Transportation

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

ALK Enhances PC Miler Product

ALK Associates, Princeton, NJ, has released the PC Miler 14 product line, an enhanced version of its routing, mileage, and mapping software products.

April 24, 2000 - Industry News Targets June Launch

WebTransport, Dallas, TX is beta-testing an online trading exchange targeted at small-to-mid-sized carriers and shippers which is expected to go live in June.

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Shuts Down Small Fleet In Iowa

Federal regulators have shut down a 10-truck refrigerated carrier in Clear Lake, IA, as an "imminent hazard to the public.

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Michigan Troopers Testing Fatigue Detection Device

Michigan State Police are testing a new device called EyeCheck which is intended to detect fatigue by measuring how a driver's eyes respond to light

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

New York May Drop Rest Area Time Restrictions

The state of New York is proposing to waive the current three-hour limit on nighttime parking at its rest stops so truckers can get much-needed sleep

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Seven Regional Fleets Merge

Seven companies focused on intermodal trucking, regional truckload and related logistics services from across the U.S. will merge into RoadLink USA to form a national company with 50 service locations from coast-to-coast

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Equipment Financing Site Relaunched

CIT Equipment Financing, Livingston, NJ, has re-launched its web site,, an application for equipment buyers with a variety of finance and industry resource functions

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Burlington Raises Pay By 13%

Burlington Motor Carriers, Daleville, IN, has announced a new pay package for drivers which increases overall wages of longhaul company drivers up to 13 percent. Longhaul drivers who have 10 or more years of experience will

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Wisconsin Carriers Endorse PrePass

The Wisconsin Motor Carriers Assn. is officially endorsing PrePass, an electronic pre-clearance system for trucks on interstate highways. WMCA president Tom Howells said the association is backing PrePass because it is a turnkey system that can be


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