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November 15, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Expects 325 Million Packages During Holidays

UPS expects to deliver more than 325 million packages globally during this year's holiday peak season between Thanksgiving and Christmas

Tags: Fleets

November 15, 2001 - Industry News

Comcar Installing Collision Avoidance

Comcar Industries of Auburndale, Fla., is installing Eaton VORAD EVT-300 Collision Warning Systems in its entire fleet of more than 4,000 tractors

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November 15, 2001 - Industry News

Hazmat Trucks Could Be Limited During Olympics

Olympic officials may restrict hazardous material shipments from passing near Olympic venues during the Winter Games in Salt Lake City

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November 14, 2001 - Industry News

Morgan Group, Cannon Express Report Losses

Two of the nation’s publicly held trucking companies reported losses in financial statements released on Wednesday

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November 14, 2001 - Industry News

USFreightways Raises More Than $800,000 In Relief Funds

USFreightways and its employees have raised more than $830,000 to assist with relief efforts in New York and Washington, D.C., and provide scholarships for children of deceased members of the Armed Forces

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November 14, 2001 - Industry News

Retail Sales Skyrocket

Retail sales were much better than expected in October

Tags: Economy

November 13, 2001 - Industry News

Trism Removes Treasurer/Controller

Financially troubled Georgia carrier Trism announced that it has terminated the employment of treasurer/controller Gerald Hendren after it discovered that company assets had been overstated

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November 12, 2001 - Industry News

TMC 2002 Meeting To Offer Expanded Technical Program

"Racing Toward the Future" is the theme of the Technology & Maintenance Council's 2002 Annual Meeting and Transportation Equipment Exhibition, to be held March 5-8 at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla

Tags: Events

November 9, 2001 - Industry News

Wholesale Prices Plunge, Trucking May See Some Benefits

Prices at the wholesale level in October fell by their largest amount in 12 years. The U.S. Labor Department reported today its Producer Price Index fell 1.6%, an unusually large decline, but this may translate into good news for trucking

Tags: Economy

November 7, 2001 - Industry News

Sales At Wholesale Level Drop Along With Inventories

The latest figures show sales at the wholesale level dropped during September while inventories eased a bit

Tags: Economy

November 7, 2001 - Industry News

Georgia Port Truckers Angry About Repair Edict

Intermodal container haulers at the Port of Savannah, Ga., aren't happy about being told they can't do minor fixes on container chassis before taking them on the road

Tags: Intermodal

November 7, 2001 - Industry News

Fedex Freight Names Three to Senior Management Team

FedEx Freight has added three new positions to its Memphis-based senior management staff in order to focus on the growing regional LTL market and coordinate with its sister companies in the FedEx family

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November 6, 2001 - Industry News

FBI Dismisses Threat Against Bridge Attacks

Federal officials on Tuesday did an about-face on the latest terrorist threat. The FBI said following an investigation, a threat of possible terrorist attacks against bridges in California and other Western states is not credible

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November 6, 2001 - Industry News

Arrow Trucking Adds Board Members

Arrow Trucking, Tulsa, Okla., has named two new board members

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November 6, 2001 - Industry News

Massachusetts Looks To Tolls To Pay For Big Dig

In a controversial move, the Massachusetts Turnpike's board of directors voted to postpone for six months toll hikes that were proposed to go into effect in January. In the same meeting, however, they cut toll discounts for truckers

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November 6, 2001 - Industry News

Tri-State Wins Suspension Appeal

Tri-State Motor Transit, Joplin, Mo., says it has won its appeal of a Department of Defense suspension of some of its munitions hauling

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November 6, 2001 - Industry News

Fed Lowers Interest Rates Again

The Federal Reserve today decided to lower interest rates for the 10th time this year

Tags: Economy

November 5, 2001 - Industry News

More Left-Lane Truck Bans Possible In Houston

Houston's mayor wants to extend a ban on trucks in the left lane of highways

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November 4, 2001 - Industry News

Penske Closing Auto-Hauling Terminal In Baltimore

Penske Truck Leasing will close its Leaseway Auto Carrier terminal in southeast Baltimore by the end of the year

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November 4, 2001 - Industry News

West Side Transport Getting New Trucks

West Side Transport, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will begin taking delivery of 400 new Freightliner 2002 Columbia tractors beginning in January

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November 4, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Announces Rate Increase

UPS announced its 2002 rate increase

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November 4, 2001 - Industry News

CFI Announces Owner-Operator Pay Increase

CFI, Joplin, Mo., announced an increased in its owner-operator pay by 2 cents per mile

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November 4, 2001 - Industry News

Smithway, Swift Report Financials

Smithway Motor Xpress and Swift Transportation reported their third quarter earnings last week

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November 2, 2001 - Industry News

West Coast Bridges May Be Terrorist Target

Terrorists may be targeting suspension bridges on the West Coast. The FBI alerted law enforcement agencies in eight Western states late Thursday after California Gov. Gray Davis said law enforcement officials had "credible evidence" that four California bridges, including the Golden Gate, may be the target of an attack

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October 31, 2001 - Industry News

GDP Posts Biggest Drop Since 1991

The American economy is on the edge of officially being in a recession. On Wednesday the U.S. Commerce Department released news that the Gross Domestic Product through the third quarter of the year contracted at an annual rate of 0.4%

Tags: Economy

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