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January 2, 2005 - Industry News

Velocity Express Trades on NASDAQ Subject to Conditions

Velocity Express Corp. last week said it had received a letter from the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Staff, saying its common stock will continue to be listed on the Nasdaq SmallCap Marke

January 2, 2005 - Industry News

Truck Tolls Rise With the New Year -- With One Exception

January 1 brought toll changes, mostly upward. Tolls on roads run by the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority jumped by as much as 300

Tags: Highways

December 27, 2004 - Industry News

Crack-Down Due On Too-Tall Trucks at Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel on I-64 in Virginia

The Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel in a VDOT photo, circa 1990.

The Daily Press of Hampton Roads, Va., reported that large numbers of big trucks, an average of 21 a day, must be turned away from the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel on I-64 in Virginia

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December 24, 2004 - Industry News

Ruan Acquires Arbor Freight Service

Ruan Transportation has signed a deal to acquire Arbor Freight Service of Eau Claire, Wis

December 23, 2004 - Industry News

Opies Rewards Drivers, Mechanic, Administrative Assitant for Performance and Loyalty

Opies Transport, , Eldon, Mo., has recognized a number of employees. Each year during Christmas week Opies recognizes one outstanding driver from among 125

December 23, 2004 - Industry News

Turnpike Strike Deja Vu; This Time, Ohio

View of the Ohio Turnpike from the turnpike commissions's web site at www.ohioturnpike.org.

The contract between the Ohio Turnpike and Teamsters local 436 set to expire at year’s end has been extended to Jan. 17

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December 23, 2004 - Industry News

Amex Accepts Allied Holdings Compliance Plan; Trading Still Halted

Allied Holdings Inc. announced last week that the American Stock Exchange has accepted the company's plan to comply with the Amex Company Guide regarding Allied's failure to timely file a quarterly repor

December 22, 2004 - Industry News

Trucks Return to U.S. 119 In Eastern Kentucky

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet this week lifted a four-year ban on most truck traffic on U.S. 119 over Pine Mountain between Cumberland and Whitesburg in the eastern part of the state

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December 22, 2004 - Industry News

Heartland Hikes Mileage Pay

Truckload carrier Heartland Express Inc. announced Wednesday it is implementing an additional 3-cent per mile pay raise for all system and regional drivers

December 20, 2004 - Industry News

Snowy Weather Jacknife Sparks 80-Vehicle Pile-Up in Pennsylvania

About 80 vehicles crashed in snowy weather Sunday on Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania near the Ohio line, closing westbound lanes for more than eight hours

Tags: Highways

December 20, 2004 - Industry News

Study Calls for More Chicago Rail & Road Freight Resources

A Chicago area study claims the rising volume of freight threatens to overwhelm roads and railways over the next 25 years and offers a plan, which includes rail development and – you guessed it -- tolls

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December 20, 2004 - Industry News

35% Toll Hike Likely on New York Thruway

The Governor  Thomas E. Dewey Thruway is the longest toll highway system in the U.S.

Authorities in Albany approved a toll increase on the New York Thruway system last week. Increases will reportedly be 35% for trucks and 25% for cars

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December 20, 2004 - Industry News

TxDOT Launches Big Highway Improvement Program

The Texas Department of Transportation announced a $600 million highway safety and improvement effort including 644 projects across the state

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December 20, 2004 - Industry News

Legal Hawks Stalk Swift

A fourth law firm has filed suit against Swift Transportation and some of its officers

December 17, 2004 - Industry News

Santa Ana Huffed & Puffed And Blew Four Trucks Over

The Los Angeles Times reported that Santa Ana winds blew four tractor trailers onto their sides Thursday and forced the California Highway Patrol to close Interstate 15 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m

Tags: Highways

December 17, 2004 - Industry News

Knight Rides Onto the Big Board

Knight Transportation Inc., Phoenix, Ariz., announced Friday that its common stock has been accepted for listing on the New York Stock Exchange

December 17, 2004 - Industry News

G.I. Trucking Expands Pacific Northwest Overnight Service

LTL carrier G.I. Trucking Co., La Mirada, Calif., announced customers in Washington and Oregon can take advantage of faster service with more than 4,300 new overnight lanes between key Pacific Northwest cities

December 16, 2004 - Industry News

Coastal Transport Announces Driver Wage Increase

Coastal Transport Inc., announced a pay increase that raises the average driver wage by 7% for all experience levels

December 16, 2004 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Outsources Tire Management to Bandag

Bandag Inc., Muscatine, Iowa, has signed a six-year agreement with U.S. Xpress, the fifth largest publicly-owned truckload carrier in the U.S

December 16, 2004 - Industry News

Dedicated Management Goes it Alone

Dedicated Transport Inc. has announced a management-led buyout of the company from Distribution Technologies Inc. Dedicated Transport LLC will now operate as an independent compan

December 15, 2004 - Industry News

J.B.Hunt Raises Dividend, Authorizes Stock Repurchase

J. B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced that its board of directors raised the company's quarterly dividend from 3 cents to 12 cents per outstanding shar

December 15, 2004 - Industry News

Fog & Morning Pile-Ups Close I-5 For Three Hours

The Sacramento Bee reported a series of four chain reaction accidents including tractor trailers Wednesday closed busy I-5 near Sacramento, Calif. for about three hours

Tags: Highways

December 14, 2004 - Industry News

Feds Try New Type Style for U.S. Highway Signs

According to Penn State, it took perceptual psychologists, traffic engineers, type designers, graphic designers, vision experts and optics engineers ten years to develop Clearview on the left.  Old-style type on the right.

According to a press release from Penn State University, the Federal Highway Administration has approved the interim use of a new typeface, called Clearview, for signs on all public streets, highways and byways

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December 14, 2004 - Industry News

Schneider National Boosts Driver Pay By $4,000

The nation’s largest truckload carrier on Tuesday announced a new pay package that will compensate drivers “more appropriately” for their time and raise pay for drivers and owner-operators by an average of $4,000 a year

December 13, 2004 - Industry News

USF Holland Opens New Terminals in Minnesota and Alabama

USF Holland Inc., an operating company of USF Corp., has announced the opening of two new terminals. The terminals will serve the Southern Minnesota and Decatur, Ala. areas

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