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March 1, 2002 - Industry News

Virginia Senate Considers Compromise I-81 Bill

Virginia legislators have backed off somewhat on a controversial plan to widen Interstate 81 with the help of tolled truck lanes, but the trucking industry still isn't too happy with the compromise

Tags: Highways

March 1, 2002 - Industry News

Manufacturing, Other Economic Indicators Increase

Business within the nation’s manufacturing sector has expanded for the first time in 18 months, and there’s better news when it comes to consumer spending, personal income and construction spending

Tags: Economy

February 28, 2002 - Industry News

Roadway Express Adds More Sleeper Teams

Roadway Express, Akron, Ohio, is adding more sleeper-team lanes and significantly increasing sleeper schedules

Tags: Fleets

February 28, 2002 - Industry News

South Carolina Limits Trucks To Right Lanes

South Carolina is now limiting big trucks to the two right lanes of stretches of interstate with three or more lanes

Tags: Highways

February 28, 2002 - Industry News

GDP Revised Up For Final Quarter Of 2001

The U.S. economy did better in the fourth quarter than first thought. The Commerce Department released figures this morning showing the nation’s Gross Domestic Product grew at a 1.4% rate in the final quarter of last yea

Tags: Economy

February 27, 2002 - Industry News

Chicago Gears Up For Highway Work

It may still be cold in the Windy City, but the Illinois Department of Transportation is ready to begin another busy road construction season throughout the six-county Chicago region

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February 27, 2002 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders & Shipments Increase In January

Updated 12:15 p.m. EST. Orders and shipments for durable goods and shipments posted a healthy increase in January, indicating the struggling manufacturing sector may soon be headed for a recovery

Tags: Economy

February 26, 2002 - Industry News

Central Transport Acquires DiSalvo Assets

Central Transport, Warren, Mich., is significantly expanding its less-than-truckload business westward with the acquisition of most of the assets of California's DiSalvo Trucking Company

Tags: Fleets

February 26, 2002 - Industry News

I-65 Bridge Reopen In Birmingham

Interstate 65 southbound has reopened at the junction with I-20/59 in Birmingham, Ala., following rush repairs to rebuild a bridge damaged by a fiery fatal truck crash in January

Tags: Highways

February 26, 2002 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence Drops In February

American consumers have turned a little fickle about the future of the economy

Tags: Economy

February 25, 2002 - Industry News

Dick Simon Files For Chapter 11

Dick Simon Trucking and its parent company, Simon Transportation Services, have voluntary filed for Chapter 11 reorganization under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code

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February 22, 2002 - Industry News

Dart Offers Trailer Service

Minnesota-based Dart Transit has entered the trailer leasing and rental business

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February 22, 2002 - Industry News

Arizona Likes Trucks In Right Lane Experiment

Arizona officials report success with an experiment requiring trucks to stay in the right-hand lane on an uphill section of Interstate 17 near Mesa

Tags: Highways

February 22, 2002 - Industry News

Sheedy Drayage Makes Management Announcements

Sheedy Drayage Co., a crane and rigging contractor based in San Francisco, has made a number of changes in its leadership

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February 22, 2002 - Industry News

Transport Corporation Of America Hosts Wedding

This year saw a very unusual Valentine's Day at Eagan, Minn.-based Transport Corporation of America with a wedding between two of its employees. The bride, Gina Wyatt, has been a Transport America associate since 1994, while the groom, Bob Volpe, has been with the company since 1985. Both started out as drivers for the truckload carrier and later moved into operations

Tags: Fleets

February 22, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Rep. Says Ban Trucks From Houston's Katy Freeway

A U.S. Representative from Texas wants to solve the problems of Houston's crowded Katy Freeway by using toll lanes and banning tractor-trailers

Tags: Highways

February 22, 2002 - Industry News

New Jersey Scuttles Plan to Extend Big Truck Access

A New Jersey Department of Transportation plan to expand big truck routes in the state has been shot down by local opponents

Tags: Highways

February 21, 2002 - Industry News

Plan to Ease N.J. Truck Restrictions Draws Fire

New Jersey may allow big trucks on a few more miles of currently restricted roadways, but not without controversy

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February 21, 2002 - Industry News

Economic Indicators Increase In January

There are more indications the American economy is poised for a turnaround. This morning the Conference Board reported its Index of Leading Economic Indicators increased 0.6% in January

Tags: Economy

February 20, 2002 - Industry News

UPS Announces New Supply Chain Organization

UPS has reorganized the way it is marketing its growing variety of non-package-delivery services

Tags: Fleets

February 20, 2002 - Industry News

Trucking Groups Fight Virginia I-81 Plan

The idea of using trucks-only toll lanes to tackle the problem of interstate highway congestion in Virginia isn't sitting well with the trucking industry

Tags: Highways

February 20, 2002 - Industry News

Consolidated Freightways Announced Turnaround Plan & Financials

Consolidated Freightways, Vancouver, Wash., announced it has obtained financing to move forward with a plan to turn around the company's finances

Tags: Fleets

February 19, 2002 - Industry News

Clapp, Janke To Highlight NPTC Conference

Joseph Clapp, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, will be a keynote speaker at the National Private Truck Council's 2002 Annual Education/Management Conference and Exhibition

Tags: Events

February 18, 2002 - Industry News

Truckers Advised to Use I-84 Around Salt Lake

With Olympic events at Snowbasin near I-84 in northern Utah now complete, the Utah Department of Transportation is advising truckers to use I-84 as an alternate to I-8

Tags: Highways

February 18, 2002 - Industry News

Peterbilt Offers Fleet Management Seminar At NTEA Show

Peterbilt will offer tips on spec'ing for top performance, optimizing body installation, realizing the benefits of preventive maintenance and maximizing the lifetime value of vehicles during its Chassis Update presentation at NTEA's The Work Truck Show

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