Allison Expands Its Line

Although they are at least a year away from production, Allison Transmission introduced three automatic trans-missions, including two models that will expand the com-pany’s capacity in the medium-duty ranges. The third is for the light commercial truck market.

Roadability Rears Its Head

They are requesting changes in the Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement, a binding agreement signed by thousands of companies involved in intermodal transportation. ew language being proposed would strengthen inspection standards and hold providers of intermodal containers, chassis and trailers liable for equipment break-downs.

OOIDA Sues Mayflower, Donco

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. is suing two more motor carriers, challenging the leasing practices of household goods mover Mayflower Transit and alleging workers' compensation insurance fraud by the Donco Carriers division of Oklahoma City-based Rocor International.

Truck Sales Are on Fire

Sales of heavy-duty trucks soared in June with little sign of letting up.

Manufacturers sold 18,043 trucks in the U.S. retail market last month, up 24.4% from the same month last year, according to figures supplied by the American Automo-bile Manufacturers Assn.

In the year-to-date, the industry has moved 98,549 trucks, 17.2% more than in 1997 and the second highest six-month total in the 1990s.