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July 11, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Jamboree Starts Today

The Super Truck Beauty Contest is a highlight of the Walcott event. (Photo by Bette Garber)

One of the country's oldest trucker appreciation events is being held at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, today and Friday

Tags: Events

July 11, 2001 - Industry News

Move Over and Slow Down for Emergency Vehicles in Wyoming

Drivers in Wyoming now must give emergency vehicles a wide berth when passing

Tags: Highways

July 11, 2001 - Industry News

Ruan Gets Bakery Hauling Contract

Ruan Transportation Management Systems has won a contract to provide dedicated private carriage services for Holsum Bakery in Arizona

Tags: Fleets

July 11, 2001 - Industry News

Averitt To Offer Faster Service

Averitt Express has improved its freight transportation service from two-day to next-day service in more than 60 lane

Tags: Fleets

July 10, 2001 - Industry News

American Freightways, Viking Announce Rate Hikes

FedEx Corp. less-than-truckload subsidiaries American Freightways and Viking Freight announced general rate increase

Tags: Fleets

July 9, 2001 - Industry News

Peace Bridge To Add E-ZPass

The Peace Bridge between New York and Canada will use the E-ZPass prepaid toll collection system by this winter

Tags: Highways

July 9, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Find Weekend Gridlock In Atlanta

The first weekend closing of a southeast section of Atlanta's I-285 for repairs caused major headaches for truckers

Tags: Highways

July 9, 2001 - Industry News

Lee Hi Travel Plaza To Host Jamboree

The Lee Hi Travel Plaza in Lexington, Va., is hosting its fourth annual Truck Jamboree, with proceeds benefiting the local United Way

Tags: Events

July 9, 2001 - Industry News

Racing With The Sun

If you're traveling routes on our near historic Route 66 this week, you may see some very strange-looking vehicles. As many as 60 solar-powered cars are expected to compete July 15-25 in the American Solar Challenge, the longest solar car race in the world at 2,300 miles

Tags: Highways

July 9, 2001 - Industry News

Saia Makes Intrastate Moves

Georgia-based regional less-than-truckload carrier Saia this week announced intrastate improvements in the Pacific Northwest and Florida

Tags: Fleets

July 6, 2001 - Industry News

Unemployment Rises In June

Despite some encouraging reports over the past several weeks, the latest unemployment numbers suggest an economic recovery may still be further off than expected.

Tags: Economy

July 6, 2001 - Industry News

N.J. Gets Tough On E-ZPass Speeders

Slow down or pay cash. That’s what the New Jersey Turnpike has warned drivers who speed through toll booths equipped with the E-ZPass toll collection system. Speeding in this case means anything over 5 mph

Tags: Highways

July 6, 2001 - Industry News

A Plastic What?

Everywhere you turn these days, things that used to be made of good old fashioned materials like wood and steel are being made of plastic. Now we have...wait for it...a plastic bridge. The Texas Department of Transportation has just announced plans to construct the first plastic bridge in the state.

Tags: Highways

July 6, 2001 - Industry News

LTL Fleets Raising Rates

Yellow Freight System announced last week that it plans to raise its rates nearly five percent next month. Other less-than-truckload carriers may do the same

Tags: Fleets

July 6, 2001 - Industry News

Trucks Can't Use E-ZPass On Pennsylvania Turnpike

The western part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is about to get E-ZPass, but truckers won’t be allowed to use it.

Tags: Highways

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

Oregon Looking at Higher Interstate Speed Limits

The Oregon Senate has passed a bill that would bump the speed limit to 70 mph on some freeway stretches

Tags: Highways

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

U.S. DOT Focuses On Tunnels

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced plans to develop a tunnel management system for the nation's highway and transit tunnels.

Tags: Highways

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

Weak Freight Volumes Impact Roadway Profits

LTL carrier Roadway Express second-quarter earnings fell 59 percent because of weak tonnage levels and warned that the third quarter would continue to be below last year's levels

Tags: Fleets

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

TransAm Expecting Cost Savings With Auxiliary Power

TransAm Trucking Inc. of Olathe, Kansas is spec'ing its fleet of over 1,000 tractors with auxiliary power units from Toronto-based RigMaster Power

Tags: Fleets

July 4, 2001 - Industry News

I-285 To Reopen This Weekend

Eastbound I-285 at Ga. 400 will reopen two weeks ahead of schedule

Tags: Highways

July 3, 2001 - Industry News

May Factory Orders Increase Following April Drop

New numbers released Tuesday by the U.S. Commerce Department show factory orders in the United States increased the most in nearly a year

Tags: Economy

July 3, 2001 - Industry News

1938 Kenworth Finishes Great Race In Top 15

CAT Scale's 1938 Kenworth crosses the finish line in Pasadena, Calif.

On June 30, CAT Scale's 1938 Kenworth crossed the finish line in Pasadena, Calif., completing a 4,500-mile race across America

Tags: Events

July 3, 2001 - Industry News

Trucks Are Pikes Peak Crowd Pleaser

Bruce Canepa and the Kenworth race truck, top and right, bettered their performance this year, while record-holder Mike Ryan and the Freightliner race truck, bottom, failed to finish the course.

The 79th Pikes Peak Race to the Clouds saw two big rig entries for this year, but only one finisher. Bruce Canepa, driving the CFI Kenworth T2000 uphill race truck, bettered his own recor

Tags: Events

July 2, 2001 - Industry News

Manufacturing, Spending, Construction Numbers Show Promise

Monday's June report from the National Association of Purchasing managers showed the manufacturing sector at its strongest in seven months

Tags: Economy

July 2, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Traffic Growing At L.A. Port

Truck traffic at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., is expected to double in the next 20 years

Tags: Intermodal

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