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November 18, 1998 - Industry News

Pilot Opens Columbus Facility

Nov. 19 – Pilot Corp. has opened its newest travel center in Columbus, OH.

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November 18, 1998 - Industry News

J.D. Power Reports Freightliner Tops in Medium-Duty Satisfaction

Nov. 19 – Freightliner returns to the top position as best conventional medium-duty truck in customer satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 1998 Medium-Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study – but scored below average in dealer service.

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November 17, 1998 - Industry News

Dixie Truckers Home Rents Trucks

Nov. 18 – Dixie Truckers Home (http://www.dixietruckershome.com), McLean, IL, has started a new short-term truck rental program for owner-operators and fleets left stuck because of equipment breakdowns.

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November 17, 1998 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing To Acquire Young NationaLease

Nov. 18 – One of the nation's largest providers of transportation services has agreed to purchase Young NationaLease Inc. of Canton, Ohio. The purchase is subject to due diligence

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November 17, 1998 - Industry News

Meritor Exec Speaks To SAE On Brake Systems

Nov. 18 – Leonard Buckman, president of Meritor Wabco (http://www.meritorauto.com), will address truck braking and antilock brakes today at the 1998 Society of Automotive Engineers Truck & Bus meeting in Indianapolis.

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November 17, 1998 - Industry News

Free Trial Available Of Prophesy FuelLogic

Nov. 18 – Prophesy is offering free 30-day trials of its FuelLogic fuel optimization software. By visiting http://www.fuellogic.com, you can get a free 30-day trial password to access the Internet version

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November 16, 1998 - Industry News

Navistar Drops Cabover

Nov. 17 – Citing low demand for cabover products in North America, Navistar International has announced that it will stop production of its International 9800 model cabover truck at its plant in Springfield, OH, effective March 31

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November 12, 1998 - Industry News

Environmental Advocates Fight Atlanta Road Projects

Nov. 16 – Environmental groups last week said they plan to sue over 61 new road construction projects in the Atlanta area, saying they will make the city’s air pollution problem worse, reports the Associated Press.

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November 12, 1998 - Industry News

TMW Introduces PowerSuite Version 5.0

Nov. 16 – TMW Systems has launched the latest version of PowerSuite, its Windows-based client/server operations system. Version 5.0 features Visual Dispatch, which allows dispatchers to have individual views so they see only they fields they

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November 12, 1998 - Industry News

New Jersey Tries E-Z Pass

Nov. 13 – An electronic toll system went into effect this week on New Jersey’s smallest toll road

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November 12, 1998 - Industry News

Gamber-Johnson Introduces Mobile Docking Stations

Nov. 13 – Gamber-Johnson has introduced the NotePort line of mobile docking stations. Available for the Panasonic CF-25, Fujitsu 1000 and 1200 and the IBM Think Pad, the stations provide full-featured internal power supply, expanded and

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November 11, 1998 - Industry News

Oregon Trucking Assn. Posts Tax Proposal On Web

Nov. 12 – The Oregon Trucking Assn. wants to replace the state’s weight-distance tax with a diesel fuel levy and higher vehicle registration fees. OTA says while this would generate the same amount of revenue for

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November 10, 1998 - Industry News

Meritor Parallelogram Named PACE Finalist

Nov. 11 – Ernst & Young LLP and Automotive News have announced 20 finalists for the prestigious 1999 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contributions to Excellence) Awards, and Meritor’s revolutionary RHP Highway Parallelogram trailer air suspension is one of them

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November 9, 1998 - Industry News

Leedham Urges Teamsters To Reject Old Guard

Nov. 10 – Tom Leedham, viewed as the underdog in the Teamsters election against James P. Hoffa, urged supporters to toss out the union’s “old guard” as he campaigned in Milwaukee this weekend. Ballots went out last

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November 9, 1998 - Industry News

LoadXpress Offers Shippers Load Status

Nov. 10 – Innovative Computing Corp. and MBA Inc. have introduced LoadXpress, an Internet-based service that gives shippers immediate access to load status regardless of fleet operating hours. Working in conjunction with the Innovative Transportation System,

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November 6, 1998 - Industry News

Kenworth Names Regional Winners In Walkaround Contest

Nov. 9 – Kenworth announced the five regional winners of its 1998 Walkaround Sales Training Contest, which focused on the Kenworth W900L model with Studio AeroCab. The contest name is coined from the way the salesperson and

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November 5, 1998 - Industry News

Government Taking Comments On EPA/Engine Maker Agreement

Nov. 6 – The federal government is taking comments from the public through Dec. 3 on the agreement reached last month between engine manufacturers, the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Justice Department. The deadline for

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November 4, 1998 - Industry News

Clinton Signs New Driver Records Law

Nov. 5 – A new law makes it easier for trucking companies to get a driver’s employment records, but it has some truckers worried about privacy issues. S.2561, signed earlier this week by President Clinton, allows recruiters

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November 4, 1998 - Industry News

Ballots Mailed To Teamsters

Nov. 5 – The Teamsters rerun election got under way Monday as ballots were mailed to the union’s 1.4 million members. The Teamsters rank and file have one month to choose between James P. Hoffa, son of

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November 4, 1998 - Industry News

Western Star Announces First-Quarter Results

Nov. 5 – Western Star Trucks Holdings increased its revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 1999 by $51.8 million compared to last year, thanks to the strong demand for heavy trucks. This is despite a downturn

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November 4, 1998 - Industry News

Road Atlas Now Features MileMaker

Nov. 5 – Rand McNally has integrated its new MileMaker SP32 software with the Motor Carrier’s Road Atlas to provide a low-cost solution to dispatcher and driver routing. The new software allows dispatchers to send routes

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November 3, 1998 - Industry News

International Debuts High-Profile Ad Campaign

Nov. 4 – Navistar International is running its first national advertising campaign in a dozen years. On Oct. 26, the company debuted the new campaign with full-page ads in national editions of The Wall Street Journal and USA Today and with a commercial on “ABC’s Monday Night Football.”

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November 2, 1998 - Industry News

PTDIA Certifies 12 Schools Under New Standards

Nov. 3 – The Professional Truck Driver Institute of America certified 11 inaugural truck driver training schools and recertified another under PTDIA’s revised curriculum standards. The new, more rigorous certification process includes revisions in skill standards,

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November 2, 1998 - Industry News

Collaboration Builds Larger Load Finder

Nov. 3 – Some 120,000 load and truck postings are now available daily on the Internet, thanks to a collaboration between U.S. and Canadian load-matching services. The North American Database combines forces of The Internet Truckstop,

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November 2, 1998 - Industry News

Wren Elected ATA Chairman

Nov. 3 – The American Trucking Assns. elected its new chairman at its 1998 management conference held last week in New Orleans. ATA’s new chairman is John E. Wren, chairman and chief executive officer of Lakeville

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