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April 10, 2000 - Industry News

ADP Enhances Dealer Management System

ADP Dealer Services has made a number of additions and enhancements to its Elite dealer management system

April 10, 2000 - Industry News

Gustafson: 'Constellations' Are The Future

Problems such as a glut of used trucks are merely speed bumps for truck dealers, who need to make sure they use technology and other springboards to be successful in the future, said Marc Gustafson, president and CEO of Volvo Trucks North America, during his keynote speech at the American Truck Dealers' annual meeting in San Antonio last weekend

April 10, 2000 - Industry News

Study Recommends Haz-Mat Improvements

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s hazardous materials program works reasonably well, but needs improvement, according to a recently released program evaluation.

April 10, 2000 - Industry News

Former ATA Staffer Launching New Security Group

The Transportation Loss Prevention and Security Council of the American Trucking Assns. will soon have some potent new competition headed up by its own former executive director, Gail Toth, who recently resigned from the ATA.

April 10, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo/Renault Close to Truck Alliance

The European press is reporting that Sweden's AB Volvo and France's Renault could announce an alliance within the next couple of weeks.

April 10, 2000 - Industry News

E-Commerce: Shippers Are a Step Ahead of Carriers

Shippers say carriers aren't satisfying their e-commerce needs and will need to improve if they are to survive in the New Economy, according to a recently released study by New York-based KPMG Consulting Inc. The study, which

April 10, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Puts Vegas Local Under Trusteeship

The Teamsters union has put Local 631 in Las Vegas under emergency trusteeship

April 10, 2000 - Industry News

Connecticut Says Campaign Reduced Rollovers

Connecticut police are calling a safety crackdown targeting truckers a success, saying it reduced tractor-trailer rollovers and generated $116,000 in fines

April 10, 2000 - Industry News

Idaho Installs Rumble Strips

Rumble strips have been installed on a 16-mile stretch of Interstate 84 east of Boise, ID

Tags: Highways

April 10, 2000 - Industry News

ATD Offers Truck Values on PC

The American Truck Dealers Division of the National Automobile Dealers Assn. and the NADA Official Used Car Guide Co. are offering new Windows-based valuation software for stand-alone PCs

April 9, 2000 - Industry News

Arrow Truck Sales Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Arrow Truck Sales, Kansas City, MO, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year

April 9, 2000 - Industry News

Coles Is Dealer Of Year

James E. Coles, president of Western Peterbilt Inc., Seattle, WA, has been named national Truck Dealer of the Year 2000. The annual award, co-sponsored by the American Truck Dealers and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, is given for excellence in business, industry contributions and community leadership

April 7, 2000 - Industry News

Speedco and Chevron Partner

Speedco Truck Lube has signed an agreement with Chevron Lubricants to supply Delo 400 motor to its quick lube locations. Speedco has 28 locations and eventually plans to open 50 to 75 service centers along most major

April 7, 2000 - Industry News

Bendix Improves Web Site

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Elyria, OH, has improved its Web site, bendix.com to make it easier to access Bendix information. The site has been redesigned to include features such as warranty claims and status, troubleshooting information

April 7, 2000 - Industry News

Penske Buys McDevitt Transportation

Penske Truck Leasing, Reading, PA, has purchased the assets of McDevitt Transportation Services, a truck rental and leasing company based in Manchester, NH. Penske will operate directly from the existing McDevitt leasing facility.

April 7, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Building New Virginia Facility

Con-Way Southern Express, a division of Con-Way Transportation Services, Ann Arbor, MI, is replacing its Richmond facility with a new freight assembly center in Chester, VA. Construction is expected to be completed in November.

April 7, 2000 - Industry News

STB Denies Request to Proceed With CN/BNSF Merger

The Surface Transportation Board has denied a request to continue proceedings for the proposed merger of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and the Canadian National railway systems.

Tags: Intermodal

April 7, 2000 - Industry News

Port Truckers Claim Victory in Investigation

Those trying to win union representation for truckers hauling containers at the nation's ports are claiming an important victory following the Federal Trade Commission's conclusion of an investigation into their organizing activities. Eric Fink, one of the attorneys who has been representing the truckers during the investigation, says he received a phone message last week from the FTC that they have concluded their investigation and decided not to take any enforcement action

April 7, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters-Overnite Talks Going Nowhere

Contract negotiations between Overnite Transportation and the Teamsters union resumed last week, but the union accused the less-than-truckload company of stonewalling

April 7, 2000 - Industry News

Tensions Grow In Teamsters/AWG Conflict

A southern Missouri town has canceled an Easter egg hunt and Oklahoma workers are being replaced after staying home in a sympathy strike as the Teamsters union continues to picket Associated Wholesale Grocers facilities in Springfield, MO, and Kansas City, KS

April 7, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Considering Freightliner Pickup

DaimlerChrysler AG is reportedly exploring development of Class 4-type pickup to be sold under the Freightliner nameplate. According to Stark's News Service the company is considering a broad strategy for its Dodge Ram pickups with two platforms

April 7, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Election: Mexican Truckers Will Be Rooting For Bush

Whether or not Mexican truckers gain full access to the U.S. likely depends on the upcoming presidential election, according to Roger Gray, a San Antonio bilateral trade specialist. Gray recently told Reuters news service that a victory

April 7, 2000 - Industry News

Low May Try To Unseat KLLM Board

New Prime Inc. president Robert Low has reportedly requested a list of KLLM Transport Services Inc. stockholders, possibly to solicit consent to remove the KLLM board of directors. Low owns 13% of KLLM shares and has expressed

April 7, 2000 - Industry News

Missouri I-44 Closed From Truck Accident

Interstate 44 in south central Missouri near St. Robert is closed as bridge repairs are made following a fatal truck wreck

Tags: Highways

April 6, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo, Renault Make Progress In Takeover Talks

AB Volvo of Sweden, which entered high-level talks last month to acquire Renault's commercial truck division, resolved two of a "handful" of key issues in negotiations with Renault that should lead to a deal by the end of this month to purchase the Renault Vehicules Industriels commercial vehicles unit, a company source disclosed to Stark's News Service Interactive

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