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October 12, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Talk to Cheney

Republican vice-presidential candidate Dick Cheney visited with truckers in a truckstop in Ohio yesterday, learning about their worries about fuel prices and other issues as part of his "Greatest Generation" bus tour. According to published reports, Cheney nibbled on apple pie and coffee as he shared a table with truckers at the Petro Travel Center about 15 miles south of Bowling Green

October 12, 2000 - Industry News Teams With Volvo, Overland Park, Kan., an Internet transportation marketplace, has announced partnership agreements with Volvo Trucks North America and Volvo Commercial Finance LLC The Americas

October 11, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Inspection Officer Accused of Accepting Bribes

A North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles officer has been accused of accepting bribes from an undercover officer in exchange for not inspecting a trailer properly

October 11, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Truck to Review Relations with Mitsubishi

Sweden's Volvo Truck Corp. reportedly plans to review its relationship with Japan's Mitsubishi

October 11, 2000 - Industry News

Arbitrators Likely to Say U.S. Was Wrong in Delaying NAFTA Provisions

A panel of international arbitrators reportedly will hand down a decision soon on whether the United States violated the North American Free Trade Agreement by not opening its borders to Mexican trucks

October 11, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Expands Dealer Network

The Peterbilt dealer network recently added two new full-service dealerships and expanded an existing location

October 11, 2000 - Industry News

Multi-State Waste-Truck Inspection This Week

Six Northeastern states and the District of Columbia are paying special attention to inspecting waste trucks this week

October 11, 2000 - Industry News

SPX Awards $25,000 Grant to Kick Off Management Course

SPX Corp., Warren, Mich., has awarded a $25,000 grant to Northwood University to be used in the development of a course on management operations in the heavy-duty truck market

October 11, 2000 - Industry News

NHTSA Looking for "Drowsy Driver" Detection Systems

The National Traffic Safety Administration is looking for non-contact eye closure monitoring devices to use in tests of “drowsy driver” detection systems

October 11, 2000 - Industry News

Garner Selects TrackWare

Garner Transportation Group, Findlay, Ohio, has selected the TrackWare trailer tracking system from @Track Communications of Richardson, Texas

October 10, 2000 - Industry News Expands Equipment Offerings

Internet transportation marketplace, Overland Park, Kan., now offers Classifieds, a service that allows members to post and set a selling price for equipment directly on the site

October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Transplace Completes Logistics Merger

Internet trucking colossus, Plano, Texas, announced it has completed its first quarter of operations and the merger of logistics business units from six major truckload carriers

October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Profit Tools Launches Version 3.0 and New Web Service

Profit Tools, Newmarket, N.H., has released version 3.0 of its business, operations, and e-commerce software product line, Profit Tools for Trucking

October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Florida Weigh Stations Get Ready for PrePass

All weigh stations in the state of Florida will soon be automated, thanks to an exclusive agreement with PrePass

Tags: Highways

October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Opens Travel Plaza in Santa Nella, Calif.

Pilot Corp., Knoxville, Tenn., opened a new travel center in Santa Nella, Calif., at I-5 and Highway 33 this week

October 10, 2000 - Industry News Awards $20,000 in Free Truck Giveaway, an online truck and equipment auction, recently announced the winner of its Free Truck Giveaway

October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Trism Ups Driver Pay by 10%

Kennesaw, Ga.-based Trism recently announced a 10 percent pay increase that will affect company drivers in its Specialized Carrier's division

October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Brave Nasty Weather to Compete in Stars & Stripes

It took a gigantic leap of faith for truckers to participate in the next to last qualifying competition in the Stars & Stripes Show Truck Series

Tags: Events

October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Savannah Port Improvements Result in Truck Backups

Truckers trying to pick up containers at the Port of Savannah have faced backups of 1 to 2 miles or more getting into the port, thanks to glitches in the port's new check-in process

Tags: Intermodal

October 10, 2000 - Industry News Offers Free Truckload Rates Online

Network Associates, Lynn Haven, Fla., operators of the web site, are offering free access to their online truckload rating system through Nov. 3

October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Penske Completes DDC Sale

Penske Corp. today announced the completion of the sale of its 48.6% ownership in Detroit Diesel Corp. to DaimlerChrysler, Freightliner's parent company

October 10, 2000 - Industry News

AMBEST Members Get Input From Carrier Execs

A panel of 14 top trucking executives expressed their views on everything from paid parking to Comdata pricing at a workshop seminar conducted as part of the annual meeting of AMBEST members, held this year in Aspen, Colo

October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Trucknology: Bad Name, Great Truck

Earlier this year the German manufacturer MAN launched the TG-A, an all-new premium cabover for the European over-the-highway operator. The nomenclature gives the game away with this complex new product: TG stands for Trucknology Generation. The

October 9, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Fatigue Tackled in Australia

A federal committee in Australia wants to ban tired truckers from working and is recommending mandatory drug testing to cut down on truckers who drive while fatigued

October 9, 2000 - Industry News

Memorial Parade of Lights & Truck Show Postponed

The International Memorial Parade of Lights and Truck Show, originally scheduled for Oct. 27-29, has been postponed until October 2001

Tags: Events


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