Crackdown On Canadian Trucks Put On Hold

Oct. 6 – Tough inspections of Canadian trucks entering northern prairie states will be put on hold now that officials from the United States and Canada have agreed to trade talks. Seven states have been scrutinizing trucks


Volvo Owners Say VN Is Best

Oct. 6 –Volvo VN Series owners love their trucks, according to a new survey by Volvo Trucks North America. The 1998 Class 8 Heavy Truck Customer Satisfaction Study measured customer satisfaction among recent purchasers of the three


Freightliner To Invest $40 Million In Parts Plant

Oct. 1 – Freightliner plans to invest $40 million in its Gastonia Parts Manufacturing Plant over the next three years. The plant produces parts for four Freightliner truck and chassis manufacturing plants, American LaFrance fire trucks,


Travel Ports Reports Record Results

Oct. 1 – Despite lower gross profit margins from diesel fuel, Travel Ports of America reported record net income for its first quarter ended July 31 – the company’s 29th consecutive quarterly profit. The reason for the


Volvo Trucks Returns To Super Bowl

Sept. 30 – We don’t know yet who’ll be playing the 1999 Super Bowl, but Volvo Trucks North America has announced it will return to the game with a new 30-second ad in the first quarter. Volvo’s


Truckers Needed For Record Apple Crop

Sept. 30 – There aren’t enough trucks to ship Washington’s record apple crop. At the height of the season, more than 2,500 trucks a week leave Washington apple shipping docks. While truck shortages often come just before


Canada Vows To Fight U.S. Truck Inspection Crackdowns

Sept. 29 – The battle between northern agricultural states and Canada intensified last week, with Canadian truckers caught in the middle. The Canadian government requested consultations under both the North American Free Trade Agreement and the World


Innovative Opens Lab For Year 2000 Testing

Sept. 29 – Innovative Computing Corp., Oklahoma City, OK, has opened its testing lab for transportation software. Companies that are unsure of the Year 2000 fixes can use the lab to test their new software that


Amtralease Expands Emergency Roadside Support

Sept. 28 – Amtralease, an association of truck leasing and rental companies, is expanding its emergency roadside support for members. A new program lets stranded truckers get round-the-clock assistance with breakdowns and accidents using a single


Teletrac Launches Website

Sept. 28 – Teletrac, Kansas City, MO, has launched an improved website at In addition to detailed information and graphics on the company’s products, the site will feature service locations, current news, corporate background information

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