November 10, 1999 - Industry News
If some highway designers get their way, you'll soon be going around in circles in what some say is a more efficient, safer type of intersection.
Arizona is the latest state to try roundabouts, a type of
Xtra Corp. reported fiscal fourth quarter profits of $17 million, down 11% from fourth quarter 1998. Revenue for the quarter were $121 million versus $119 million a year ago.
For fiscal 1999, which ended Sept. 30, the
November 9, 1999 - Industry News
California's South Coast Air Quality Management District has approved an additional $13.5 million in funding to subsidize the conversion of diesel vehicles to cleaner fuels.
The American Trucking Assns. is suing two states over regulations it says place an unfair burden on out-of-state carriers and violate U.S. Constitution provisions prohibiting states from interfering with interstate commerce
The Michigan Department of Transportation wants to double the number of customs and immigration officials to deal with increased traffic, especially trucks, with the opening of a second bridge to Canada
Landstar System, Jacksonville, FL, has moved to new headquarters
On Friday, a federal judge ruled that Microsoft, makers of the Windows operating systems among other popular software, was a monopoly. But the so-called finding of fact, is only the first ruling in the ongoing struggle
November 8, 1999 - Industry News
Idealease of North America recently honored 51 of its locations with I.D.E.A.L. Gold awards for excellence
Accuride Corp. has reorganized its operations, forming two business units: Heavy Vehicle Operations and Light Vehicle Operations.
Heavy Vehicle Operations, based in Evansville, IN, offers steel and aluminum wheel products to medium and heavy wheel customers in
As the Teamsters job action against Overnite Transportation headed into its third week, both sides continued to offer widely different versions of how the strike is affecting the non-union less-than-truckload carrier
The National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against Atlanta-based SAIA Motor Freight Line, charging that the company has illegally interfered with and tried to intimidate employees at a Texas terminal who want to join the Teamsters union
U.S. Xpress is offering a new compensation plan for its independent contractors beginning Dec. 1
Arkansas 15 in southern Arkansas has been re-designated as part of a southern extension of U.S. 63
The Ohio Department of Transportation wants to add touches of art to drab interstate interchanges. But some people say it's wrong to spend money on beautification when it's needed to repair and maintain bridges
Commercial vehicles will start paying a dollar more next month to cross the four Delaware River bridges between New Jersey and Pennsylvania
New, stricter testing procedures will make it harder for some people to get a commercial driver's license in Illinois
A dispute between New Mexico and federal officials regarding authority over a nuclear waste storage site could force the state to cancel or delay $200 million in highway construction
The Truckload Carriers Assn.'s 2000 annual meeting will revolve around the Internet, with the theme "eTruckload: Make the Connection.
USA Truck, Van Buren, AR, has closed its previously announced acquisition of most of the assets of Carco Carrier Corp., headquartered in neighboring Fort Smith, AR
J.B. Hunt Transport Services has purchased 1,525 Cummins ISX 400 ST2 engines for its new Freightliner Century Class trucks
American Isuzu Motors posted October retail sales of 1,280 commercial vehicles, its strongest October on record. Year-to-date sales were 16,749, up 24% from 1998 and just 112 units short of total sales for all of 1998
Yellow Freight System has plunged into the burgeoning business of delivering goods bought and sold over the Internet, much of it involving pickups and deliveries to private homes.
A Democratic coup at ATA?
Hardly. But Democrats have been showing up in highly visible places in trucking's Republican-leaning trade organization.
Like other groups at ATA's Alexandria, VA, headquarters, the Communications Department has been totally redesigned. The
November 7, 1999 - Industry News
Voters in Colorado last week approved a bond issue that will allow for the faster completion of many transportation projects, including the widening of Interstate 25 in the Denver area and north of Fort Collins
Washington state's North Cascades Highway will be closed for at least two weeks so crews can clean up fuel spilled during a tractor-trailer crash
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