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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

HighwayMaster Gets Big Ameritech Contract

HighwayMaster Communications Inc., Richardson, TX, has been chosen to provide Ameritech and other member companies of SBC Communications Inc. more than 28,000 HighwayMaster Series 5005S intelligent mobile units.

February 11, 2000 - Industry News

CNF Changes Identity, Launches Ad Campaign

CNF Transportation Inc., Palo Alto, CA, has changed its name to CNF Inc. The new name more accurately described the company's business as global supply chain services rather than pure transportation according to president and CEO Greg Quesnel.

February 11, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Trucking Buys Florida Brokers

U.S. Trucking, Louisville, KY, has completed the acquisition of Checkmate Truck Brokerage Inc., a privately held freight broker headquartered in Homestead, FL, and Maverick Truck Brokerage Inc., a privately held broker headquartered in Ft. Myers, FL.

February 11, 2000 - Industry News

Partnering: The New Buzzword

Everyone wants to be a partner these days. Fleets want to partner with truck and trailer manufacturers. Truck and trailer OEMs want to partner with suppliers. Suppliers with fleets. And so on. But as speakers at the recent Heavy Duty Dialogue 2000 in Atlanta astutely noted, partnerships only work under certain conditions

February 11, 2000 - Industry News

GM Trucks Predicts A Good Year

General Motors says 2000 should be another good year for commercial vehicle sales. The company said January sales of medium duty commercial vehicles were 39% above January 1999 deliveries

February 11, 2000 - Industry News

Bendix Launches Core Parts Web Auction

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has launched an auction web site for rebuildable cores -- heavy duty parts, such as engines, alternators, transmissions, compressors, etc.

February 10, 2000 - Industry News

New Round Of Overnite-Teamster Talks Uneventful

The first negotiations between the Teamsters and Overnite Transportation since picketing of the company started 14 weeks ago wrapped up yesterday in Chicago with little fanfare

February 10, 2000 - Industry News

Fog, Convoy May Have Caused Ohio Pileup

The Ohio Highway Patrol is not yet sure what triggered a chain reaction on Interstate 70 early this week that involved nine tractor-trailers and left one trucker dead. Early indications are that thick fog may have been a factor, while truckers speculate the trucks were traveling too close together

February 10, 2000 - Industry News

Port Truckers Rally In New Jersey

Trucks were parked bumper to bumper as far as the eye could see at the Port of Newark yesterday as hundreds of independent truckers gathered to protest broken promises on fuel surcharges, high taxes, low rates

February 10, 2000 - Industry News

Owner-Operators Win Suit On Credit Card Surcharges

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled that Flying J and Pilot Corp. truckstops have been improperly imposing surcharges on fuel bought with Visa and MasterCard credit cards, but Flying J says it is confident the ruling will be overturned

February 10, 2000 - Industry News

Ontario Court Upholds Acquittal Under 'Flying Wheels' Law

Ontario's top court upheld a ruling that acquitted a truck rental company of violating the province's "flying wheels" law

February 10, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton Selects Mexico Transmission Manufacturing Site

Eaton's Truck Components Operations has selected a site at the Tres Naciones Industrial Park in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, as the location for a new manufacturing plant to build transmissions for the North American market

February 10, 2000 - Industry News

Ontario Truckers Want More Rest Areas

The shortage of rest areas is not a problem limited to the United States. But a group of Ontario truck drivers has launched a campaign to petition the provincial government to build more roadside rest areas -- and looks to the U.S. for inspiration

February 10, 2000 - Industry News

Ontario Truckers Say Province Taxes Safety

The Ontario Trucking Assn. yesterday unveiled a new study showing that when it comes to sales tax on equipment, insurance, maintenance and repairs, Ontario levies the highest tax load on its trucking industry, compared to any neighboring North American jurisdiction

February 10, 2000 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Posts Record Quarter and Year

Detroit Diesel Corp. reported 1999 net income of $49.2 million on revenue of $2.4 billion, both all-time records. Net income in 1998, before special charges, was $40.5 million on revenue of $2.3 billion

February 10, 2000 - Industry News

HighwayMaster Revenues Up, Losses Down

HighwayMaster Communications reported a 50% increase in revenues for 1999 and a 67% reduction in net losses

February 9, 2000 - Industry News

California Fleets Converting To LNG

With a little help from public and private sponsors, a large California farming company is replacing 12 of its diesel-powered rigs with models powered by liquified natural gas (LNG).

February 9, 2000 - Industry News

Big Apple Area Truckers Plan Fuel Protest

Independent truckers operating in and out of the Port Of New York and New Jersey plan a demonstration Thursday morning over the sudden increase in diesel fuel prices

February 9, 2000 - Industry News

Rail Feeling the Pinch Too

Like trucking, rail is feeling the pinch of rising fuel prices and other fixed costs. So railroads are striking while the iron is hot and raising rates this year by as much as 4%. A continuing

Tags: Intermodal

February 9, 2000 - Industry News

Vancouver Port Truckers Threaten Shutdown

Independent truckers at the Port of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada, have threatened a shutdown because they say a company has violated a wage agreement

February 9, 2000 - Industry News

Ohio Looks At Future Of I-75

The Ohio Department of Transportation, along with the cities of Cincinnati, Dayton and Toledo, are taking a close look at what needs to be done to Interstate 75 as traffic continues to increase

Tags: Highways

February 9, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Company Owner Pleads Guilty To Polluting Sewer System

The owner of a Pennsylvania trucking company pleaded guilty to dumping pollutants in the town's public sewer system for 12 years

February 9, 2000 - Industry News

Missouri Legislation Targets Speeding Trucks

A bill being considered in the Missouri State Legislature would drop the speed limit for heavy trucks from 70 mph to 65 on rural interstates and highways, leaving the limit at 70 for other vehicles

February 9, 2000 - Industry News

Miami Dump Truck Drivers Protest

Hundreds of independent dump truck drivers parked their trucks along a major Miami thoroughfare Monday to protest low wages

February 9, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner To Sponsor Beach Boys At Mid-America

A different sound will be added to the usual line-up of country music concerts at the Mid-American Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, next month

Tags: Events


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