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October 25, 2001 - Industry News

South Carolina To Ban Trucks From Left Lanes

South Carolina will soon ban tractor-trailers from the left lanes of the state's widest highways, including I-77

Tags: Highways

October 25, 2001 - Industry News

LA Port Looks At ID System

Container haulers serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach could be under closer scrutiny as officials discuss the possibility of background checks and an ID system for workers at the ports

Tags: Intermodal

October 25, 2001 - Industry News

Old Dominion, Allied Report 3rd Quarter Financials

Two carriers release third quarter financial results Thursday, with one reporting record business levels

Tags: Fleets

October 25, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Reports Show Effects Of Terrorist Attack

Even though the latest economic reports paint a picture of a dismal economy, there is some evidence that the full shock of the terrorist attacks to the economy was absorbed during September

Tags: Economy

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

CF, U.S. Xpress, Motor Cargo Announce 3rd Quarter Financials

The headline goes here

Tags: Fleets

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

Overnite CEO Predicts No Recovery Until 2003

Leo Suggs

Look for more closures and mergers in the trucking industry, and don’t look for a recovery to begin until 2003. That’s the prediction of Overnite Transportation Chairman, President and CEO Leo Suggs

Tags: Economy

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

Allied Automotive Closing Terminals

Car-hauler Allied Automotive, Decatur, Ga., is closing three of its "non-performing and non-core terminals" in the U.S. and Canada

Tags: Fleets

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

Study: Reform Committee Should Pull Plug on Amtrak

Despite continuing efforts to supplement its passenger load with commercial cargo, Amtrak is hemorrhaging and should be liquidated and restructured, according to one study

Tags: Intermodal

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

NASCAR Rig Drivers Showcase Skills

Earlier this month, Ricky Simmons outmaneuvered other contestants in his racecar-hauling rig to win the second "International Truck Challenge" of the season at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. International Truck and Engine Corp. invited NASCAR Winston Cup big-rig drivers to compete in the timed obstacle course designed to showcase the talents of NASCAR's unseen drivers

Tags: Events

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Fines Four Household Goods Motor Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has fined four motor carriers hauling primarily household goods from New York, New Jersey, and Illinois for multiple violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

Tags: Fleets

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

Con-Way Building More Service Centers

Despite the economic slowdown, two of the regional less-than-truckload subsidiaries of Con-Way Transportation Services, Ann Arbor, Mich., are building new service centers

Tags: Fleets

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

Fleets Report Third Quarter Financials

The effects of a slow economy and the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 are reflected in third-quarter financial reports of trucking companies, but many are doing better than they were earlier this year

Tags: Fleets

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Indicator Drops

A barometer of future U.S. economic activity fell in September. The New York-based Conference Board reported Monday its Index of Leading Economic Indicators fell 0.5% in September

Tags: Economy

October 17, 2001 - Industry News

More Fleets Report Third Quarter Results

Trucking companies are digging in to ride out the recession, and several actually reported positive results for the third quarter

Tags: Fleets

October 17, 2001 - Industry News

Labor Secretary To Speak At ATA Conference

The American Trucking Associations announced that U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao will speak at ATA's 2001 Management Conference and Exhibition, being held Oct. 28-31 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn

Tags: Events

October 17, 2001 - Industry News

CNF Reports Third-Quarter Results

CNF Inc., Palo Alto, Calif., reported third-quarter net income of $28.6 million compared with $11.8 million in the third quarter of 2000, but that's a distorted picture

Tags: Fleets

October 17, 2001 - Industry News

Werner Has Good Third Quarter

Werner Enterprises, Omaha, Neb., saw a slight increase in both revenues and net income in the third quarter compared to last year

Tags: Fleets

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

Conference on Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Scheduled

The second annual "Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles for the 21st Century: Exploring Trends in Advanced Technologies and Fuels," will be held Feb. 20-22, 2002, at the Mission Palms Hotel, Tempe, Ariz

Tags: Events

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

Overnite to Expand Western Reach With Purchase Of Motor Cargo

Union Pacific's trucking subsidiary, Overnite Holding, will expand its western market reach with a plan to acquire Motor Cargo Industries

Tags: Fleets

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

Industrial Production Down For 12th Straight Month

Industrial production fell for the 12th consecutive month in September, marking the first time there has been an entire year of declines since the mid 1940s

Tags: Economy

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

Third Quarter Carrier Earnings Coming In

It's the season for trucking comapany earnings reports, with some of the nation's largest carriers among the first to report varying results

Tags: Fleets

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

Digby Truck Line Displays Patriotism

Digby van driver Joe Collins proudly stands in front of his tractor displaying the new flag decal.

Digby Truck Lines, LaVergne, Tenn., has added American Flag decals featuring the "God Bless America" sentiment to its 450 tractors

Tags: Fleets

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

Diesel Drags This Weekend in Madison, Mo.

More than 100 diesel big rigs, tow trucks and pickups will converge on the Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Mo., Saturday, Oct. 20, for the first All-Diesel Drags

Tags: Events

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

Newport, Mid-America To Host Second Annual Paul K. Young Show

Newport Communications will again exclusively produce the Paul K. Young Memorial Truck Beauty Show at the 2002 Mid-America Trucking Show. This will be the second year for the show, which honors the late Mid-America founder Paul K. Young

Tags: Events

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

A Tale Of Two Owner-Operators: Surviving The Downturn

Scott Breon is definitely feeling the economic pinch. The owner-operator from State College, Pa., reported that load availability is down and his deadhead miles are up. He’s seen rates going west drop as low as 65 cents. Fuel is expensive. So are some other costs, like taxes and tolls

Tags: Economy

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