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December 19, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Reports Higher Earnings & Business

FedEx Wednesday reported quarterly net income of $245 million, up 26% from last year's $194 million

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December 19, 2001 - Industry News

Boyd Brothers To Write Off Equipment

Alabama-based Boyd Bros. Transportation is writing off the value of about 50 tractors and other equipment at its WTI Transport division

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December 19, 2001 - Industry News

Winn-Dixie Tries to Shut Down Protest Web Site

Winn-Dixie Stores is trying to shut down a web site protesting the company's actions in firing a truck driver who cross-dressed off-duty, says the American Civil Liberties Union

Tags: Fleets

December 18, 2001 - Industry News

Trism Files For Bankruptcy Protection Again, President Stepping Down

The Georgia-based trucking company Trism has filed for bankruptcy protection and is getting a new leader

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December 18, 2001 - Industry News

National Carriers Increases Entry Lease

National Carriers, Liberal, Kan., recently increased the amount of its entry lease for owner operators

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December 18, 2001 - Industry News

Swift Teams With Railroad For Perishable Shipments

Swift Transportation and the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway announced they will offer seamless transportation services for perishable commodities

Tags: Intermodal

December 18, 2001 - Industry News

Stark's Predicts Truck Sales To Hit Bottom In First Quarter

Heavy commercial truck manufacture in the United States, Canada and Mexico will yield a new bottom in the current business cycle during the first quarter of 2002, predicts Stark's Truck & Off-Highway Ledger

Tags: Economy

December 17, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Ground to Lower Fuel Surcharge

FedEx Ground announced that it will lower its current 1.25 percent fuel surcharge to 0.75 percent effective Jan. 7, 2002

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December 17, 2001 - Industry News

Speed Limits Drop In Houston

In an attempt to meet federal clean air standards, Texas will cut the speed limit to 55 mph in the eight-county Houston area

Tags: Highways

December 17, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Faces Busiest Day Of Year

UPS is expected to deliver more than 18 million packages worldwide today, its busiest day of the year

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December 14, 2001 - Industry News

Production Inventories Fall, Consumer Prices Unchanged

Industrial production fell in November for the 14th month in a row

Tags: Economy

December 13, 2001 - Industry News

Retail Sales Dive, Wholesale Prices & Unemployment Fall

Retail sales have taken a beating while prices at the wholesale level and unemployment have improved

Tags: Economy

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

New Jersey Raises Speed Limits

New Jersey is raising the speed limit to 65 mph on 125 more miles of highways

Tags: Highways

December 11, 2001 - Industry News

Interest Rates Cut, Manufacturers See Better Times While Wholesale Inventories, Sales Fall

Interest rates have been cut by the Federal Reserve Bank for the 11th time this year in a move to put some life into a weak American economy

Tags: Economy

December 10, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Stocks Get Attention

Wall Street analysts, anticipating an economic recovery in the coming months, are recommending a number of trucking stocks to investors

Tags: Economy

December 10, 2001 - Industry News

Celadon Changes Name Of Canadian Trucking Operation

Celadon Group, Indianapolis, has changed the name of its Canadian trucking operations to Celadon Canada Inc. from Gerth Transport Ltd

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December 10, 2001 - Industry News

Port Security Under Scrutiny

Truckers who haul containers in and out of the nation's ports may face increased headaches as a result of tighter security measures, including criminal background checks and identification cards

Tags: Intermodal

December 7, 2001 - Industry News

Burlington Motor Carriers Executives Want To Buy Company

A group of senior executives at Burlington Motor Carriers, Daleville, Ind., plan to make a bid to buy the company

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December 7, 2001 - Industry News

Latest Economic News Mixed, Consumers Upbeat

The latest economic news is better in some areas and worse in others, while consumers don’t seem to be that worried about the state of the economy

Tags: Economy

December 6, 2001 - Industry News

International's Keate Heads Up Heavy Duty Dialogue

Steve Keate, truck group president of International Truck & Engine, heads the slate of speakers examining the forces driving change in the heavy duty industry at Heavy Duty Dialogue 2002, Feb. 11-12 in Atlanta

Tags: Events

December 5, 2001 - Industry News

CNF Combines Subsidiaries To Form Menlo Worldwide

CNF Inc., Palo Alto, Calif., is combining its Menlo Logistics, Emery Worldwide and Vector SCM operations to form Menlo Worldwide

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December 5, 2001 - Industry News

West Brothers Sell LTL Division

West Brothers Transfer and Storage, H&S Divisions, a 55-year-old North Carolina-based trucking company, is selling its LTL division to Milan Express of Milan, Tenn

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December 4, 2001 - Industry News

UPS, FedEx Change Fuel Surcharges

UPS and FedEx are both changing the way they calculate fuel surcharges

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December 4, 2001 - Industry News

Three Unions Team Up To Organize Port Drivers

The Teamsters and two major longshoremen's unions have teamed up to organize the 50,000 truckers hauling containers out of the nation's ports. The campaign is a joint effort of the Teamsters, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the International Longshoremen's Assn

Tags: Intermodal

December 3, 2001 - Industry News

Manufacturing Still Declining, But Not As Fast

Manufacturing activity in the United States is still in a decline, but at least the drop is not as fast

Tags: Economy

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