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September 28, 2001 - Industry News

2nd Quarter GDP Revised Up, Outlook Still Bleak

Gross Domestic Product rose slightly in the second period, according to new numbers from the U.S Commerce Department, but dropped steeply from the growth rate earlier in the year

Tags: Economy

September 28, 2001 - Industry News

UTA Going Ahead With Second Annual Convention

The Used Truck Assn. is going forward with its second annual convention, Nov. 8-10 at the Rio Rico Resort in Rio Rico (near Tucson), Ariz

Tags: Events

September 27, 2001 - Industry News

ABF Recognized For Claims/Loss Prevention & Security

ABF Freight System has been recognized by the American Trucking Associations as the top motor carrier both in claims/loss prevention and in security

Tags: Fleets

September 27, 2001 - Industry News

USF Opens New Service Centers

USF Distribution has opened new service centers in Houston and Lakeland, Fla

Tags: Fleets

September 27, 2001 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders & Shipments Fall

New figures released Thursday show durable goods manufacturing and shipments fell during August

Tags: Economy

September 26, 2001 - Industry News

ATA Honors Three Trucking Companies For Safety

The American Trucking Associations named three motor carriers as winners of its 2001 National Truck Safety Contest

Tags: Fleets

September 26, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Parade Crosses Bridge Silently To Honor Terror Victims

The annual truck parade in St. Ignace was silent this year. (File photo by Bette Garber)

Sept. 14-16, the weekend following the attack on the World Trade Center, truckers made their annual trek to northern Michigan for the sixth annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show in St. Ignac

Tags: Events

September 25, 2001 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence Drops

Consumer confidence in the American economy has taken a nosedive

Tags: Economy

September 25, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Ground Expands Home Delivery Service

FedEx Ground will open 63 more FedEx Home Delivery terminal

Tags: Fleets

September 25, 2001 - Industry News

Railroads Expand Intermodal Service

Railroads continue to band together to offer intermodal services they say can compete head-on with trucking

Tags: Intermodal

September 25, 2001 - Industry News

Roadway Third Quarter Results Mixed

Roadway Corp., Akron, Ohio, saw income and revenues down from last year, but reported better results than the first two quarters of this year

Tags: Fleets

September 24, 2001 - Industry News

National Safety Council To Honor Ryder

The National Safety Council will honor Ryder System, Miami, Fla., and its president and CEO Gregory Swienton with its 2002 Green Cross for Safety Medal for exemplary commitment to workplace safety and corporate citizenship

Tags: Fleets

September 24, 2001 - Industry News

Desert Storm Leader To Address ATA Conference

Retired General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. troops in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm during the 1990-91 Persian Gulf war, will speak at the American Trucking Associations' 2001 Management Conference and Exhibition

Tags: Events

September 24, 2001 - Industry News

LEI Shows Economic Uncertainty, Congress Poised To Beef Things Up

The latest economic news still paints an uncertain picture of the nation’s economy, but Congress is getting ready to move ahead with a plan to pump things up

Tags: Economy

September 20, 2001 - Industry News

BNSF, CSXI Expand Intermodal Service

Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company and CSX Intermodal are now offering seamless intermodal service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston, Texas, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio

Tags: Intermodal

September 20, 2001 - Industry News

Ambassador Bridge Traffic Reports Available Online

The Ambassador Bridge at the Detroit/Windsor Canadian border has upgraded its Web site to include an hourly update of traffic conditions at the bridge

Tags: Highways

September 20, 2001 - Industry News

Housing Starts Plunge, Trucking To Feel Effects

Trucking companies that rely on moving construction materials will no doubt be disappointed in the latest numbers on new housing starts

Tags: Economy

September 19, 2001 - Industry News

Magazine Poll: Supply Deliveries Continue to be Disrupted

Increased security continues to disrupt shipments of key manufacturing materials and parts in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentago

Tags: Economy

September 19, 2001 - Industry News

TransFinancial Holdings To Liquidate

TransFinancial Holdings, Lenexa, Kan., which last year closed the two trucking companies it owned, is liquidating

Tags: Fleets

September 19, 2001 - Industry News

Maine Turnpike Converting To E-ZPass

The Maine Turnpike Authority plans to upgrade its electronic toll collection system so it is compatible with the E-ZPass system used in surrounding states

Tags: Highways

September 18, 2001 - Industry News

Rails Aim To Compete In Produce Transport

A group of rail companies and the Washington State Department of Transportation are collaborating in a venture to ship fresh fruit from Washington to East Coast markets

Tags: Intermodal

September 17, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Reinstating Guarantees

UPS is reinstating its domestic money-back delivery guarantees starting with packages picked up today

Tags: Fleets

September 17, 2001 - Industry News

Inventories Fall, Sales Up In July

U.S. businesses managed to cut their inventories for the sixth straight month in July, while sales posted another increase

Tags: Economy

September 17, 2001 - Industry News

Fed Unexpectedly Lowers Interest Rates

In an unexpected move Monday morning, the Federal Reserve cut key interest rates just before U.S. financial markets reopened for the first time following last week’s terrorist attacks on America

Tags: Economy

September 14, 2001 - Industry News

Trucks Allowed On Wisconsin's Hoan Bridge

Heavy trucks are being allowed back on the Hoan Bridge on Interstate 794 over Milwaukee's Lake Michigan harbor

Tags: Highways

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