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April 19, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilts Recalled For Fuel Line Problem

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced the recall of nearly 1,000 Peterbilts for a possible engine fire problem

April 19, 2000 - Industry News

Used Truck Association Plans First Convention

"Turning Problems Into Profits: Managing Your Way Through An Oversupplied Used Truck Market," is the theme for the Used Truck Association's inaugural annual convention

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April 19, 2000 - Industry News

Snow Closes I-90 in SD

Heavy, wet snow has closed a section of I-90 across South Dakota

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April 19, 2000 - Industry News

Schaeffer, Abbott Leave ATA

Trucking environmental policy expert Allen Schaeffer has joined the issues management firm of Rowan & Blewitt, where he will work on a campaign to promote the diesel engine as the workhorse of American industry

April 19, 2000 - Industry News

American Freightways Relocates Terminals

American Freightways Corp., Harrison, AR, has relocated 12 terminals to newly constructed facilities. The new facilities are said to double American Freightways' capacity to serve its customers in these markets

April 19, 2000 - Industry News

Heartland Posts Earnings Increase

While many other truckload carriers are reporting drops in earnings, Heartland Express, Coralville, IA, has reported an increase in first quarter net income. The fleet took in more than $9.1 million, compared to nearly $7.6 million

April 19, 2000 - Industry News

Swift Earnings Drop Slightly

First quarter earnings for truckload carrier Swift Transportation dropped slightly due to higher fuel costs

April 18, 2000 - Industry News

Tire Makers Form Online Exchange

Six of the world's leading tire and rubber makers are forming an online marketplace for doing business. Michelin of France and Continental AG of Germany, join U.S. tire giants Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Cooper

April 18, 2000 - Industry News

RoadStar Radio News

New Research May Give Feds More Power To Clean Up Diesel Engine Emissions Teamsters Member Charged With Beating Trucker Seven Carriers Merge To Form Intermodal, Truckload, Logistics Venture One Of Four Charged In Murder/Truck Hijacking Ring Pleads Guilty Diesel Prices

April 18, 2000 - Industry News

OOIDA Leasing Lawsuit To Proceed

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. has won the right to proceed with a lawsuit over leasing after the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from Missouri-based trucking company Prime Inc. on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding private right of action

April 18, 2000 - Industry News

Teamster Charged In AWG Assault

A Teamsters member has been charged in a Missouri attack on an independent driver hauling for Associated Wholesale Grocers which locked the union out of its Springfield, MO, and Kansas City, KS, trucking and warehouse operations April 1

April 18, 2000 - Industry News

Slater Tours Country Promoting Clinton-Gore Platform

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater is in the first week of a two-week, multi-modal transportation tour across America to promote the Clinton-Gore administration's transportation policies

April 18, 2000 - Industry News

Border Crossings Surge in Laredo

The number of trucks crossing the U.S.-Mexican border near Laredo, TX, has risen more than 50% since last weekend's opening of a new international bridge

April 17, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Training on CD-ROM

Insurer Liberty Mutual Group is now offering its Decision Driving Interactive Training Program on CD-ROM. The program is designed to improve a driver's ability to see hazards before they become dangerous and choose the best course

April 17, 2000 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Earnings Drop Over 50%

First quarter revenue for J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, AR, rose 13% to $534 million, but net earnings dropped over 50% to $5 million, down from $10.6 million in the first quarter of 1999.

April 17, 2000 - Industry News

Werner Earnings Drop Due to Fuel Prices

Werner Enterprises, Omaha, NE has reported a drop in earnings for the first quarter ended March 31, 2000 due to higher fuel prices. Operating revenues increased 21% to a record $291.4 million, compared to $241 million

April 17, 2000 - Industry News

A Prom To Remember

When there were no limos to be had for Tulsa, OK's, busiest prom night, it was no problem for 17-year-old Adam Gobbo. He took his date to the prom in a 460-horsepower, black-cherry Mack Vision. Adam got

April 17, 2000 - Industry News

New Diesel Research Said to Vindicate EPA

The American Lung Assn. last week praised new research it says "vindicates" the Environmental Protection Agency's 1997 clean-air standards, which were put on hold after a legal challenge. The new research was unveiled last week during a press conference in Atlanta sponsored by the Health Effects Institute, a nonprofit research center funded jointly by industry and the EPA

April 17, 2000 - Industry News

Mother Wins $50 Million Verdict Against Mack

A jury verdict against Mack Trucks calls for the engine company to pay $50 million to a woman whose son died while driving a Mack five years ago

April 17, 2000 - Industry News

Truckstop Gambling Facing Challenges In Louisiana

After about half of Louisiana's parishes outlawed truckstop video gambling last summer, two parishes recently took actions against truckstops related to the controversial machines

April 17, 2000 - Industry News

Illinois Cracks Down On Load Debris

Legislation passed by Illinois lawmakers last week would make it easier for law enforcement officers to cite truck drivers for debris that could fly loose

April 17, 2000 - Industry News

Australia To Study Fatigue Monitoring

The federal government of Australia plans to fund a study of electronic monitoring devices for truck drivers to cut down on fatigue-related accidents

April 17, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton Has Record Sales in First Quarter

Eaton Corp. first quarter truck component sales were a record $443 million, up 16% from first quarter 1999. This compares with an 8% rise in NAFTA Class 8 factory sales, a 5% rise in European commercial truck producton, and a 4% drop in South American truck output, the company noted

April 14, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Official Apologizes For Grocery Store Incident

Teamsters Local 245 Business Manager Jim Kabell apologized for a "lapse of judgment" in his actions at a Monett, MO, grocery store last week that resulted in legal charges

April 14, 2000 - Industry News

Meritor Opts Out Of

Meritor Automotive announced Friday it will not go forward with its participation in the recently announced


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