October 25, 2002 - Industry News
Orders for durable goods plunged in September, while shipments declined less, according to figures released Friday by the U.S. Commerce Department
October 24, 2002 - Industry News
Florida East Coast Industries Inc. is closing its money-losing long-haul trucking business immediately and laying off all of its 55 full-time drivers
Mullen Transportation Inc. reported its financial and operating results for the three months and nine months ending Sept. 30, 2002 with comparisons to the same periods one year earlier
Rail intermodal traffic was up sharply during the week ended Oct. 19 as West Coast docks continued to clear up the backlog of containers that occurred as a result of their earlier shutdown
Prime Inc., an international refrigerated, flatbed and liquid-bulk truckload carrier with headquarters in Springfield, Mo., has purchased the assets of bankrupt Rocor International Inc., Oklahoma's largest trucker
October 23, 2002 - Industry News
Responding to concerns raised by Colorado Motor Carriers Assn. and others, the Colorado Department of Transportation will be using a new liquid de-icer product this winter.
One in four major bridges in Rhode Island is deficient and in need of repair or improvement, and one out of five of the state's non-Interstate major roads are in poor condition, according to a new study
A dangerous two-lane road that truckers prefer to travel rather than face Seattle-area traffic became a four-lane highway this week
Ryder System Inc., a Miami-based leader in supply chain and transportation management solutions, has reported third-quarter 2002 net earnings improved to $33.8 million, compared with a net loss of $5.5 million in the third quarter of 2001.
U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn., has reported that operating revenue for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2002, increased 6.1% to $220.1 million compared with $207.5 million for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2001.
USFreightways Corp. reported revenue for the third quarter ended Sept. 28, 2002 of $634.5 million compared to $618.6 million reported for the third quarter last year.
October 22, 2002 - Industry News
Roadway Express Inc. has been named one of the most innovative users of information technology by InformationWeek in its 14th annual InformationWeek 500 issue recently published
Ryder System Inc., a global leader in supply chain and transportation management solutions, has launched a marketing campaign related to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mandate requiring new heavy-duty diesel engines meet the new emissions standards
Construction of a bridge bypass project at Hoover Dam that will ease congestion and safety concerns at the dam was announced this week by officials from Nevada and Arizona
Heartland Express Inc. of Iowa was ranked as one of the "200 Best Small Companies," according to the annual Forbes list, which appeared in the Oct. 28 issue
UPS, with headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., has reported third quarter results that included a solid gain in revenue, a rise in profits, strong international growth and continued improvemen
Florida East Coast Industries Inc. (FECI) has announced that it is discontinuing its regional long-haul trucking operations through its subsidiary, Florida Express Carriers Inc., (FLX)
Yellow Corp., Overland Park, Kan. has announced third quarter 2002 income from continuing operations, excluding unusual items, of $.37 per share, up 95% from $.19 per share in the third quarter of 2001
October 21, 2002 - Industry News
Arkansas Best Corp. announced third quarter 2002 net income of $18.3 million, or $0.73 per diluted common share, compared to third quarter 2001 net income of $13 million, or $0.52 per diluted common share
Averitt Express recently held its companywide 2002 Driving and Tow Motor Championship at its service center in Cookeville, Tenn
Concerns over the future of the U.S. economy were raised Monday with a new report showing activity fell for a fourth consecutive month
CNF Inc. has reported third-quarter net income from continuing operations of $43.6 million or 79 cents per diluted share.
October 18, 2002 - Industry News
Repairs to the Lone Rock Bridge on Oregon Highway 138 at milepost 22, about 19 miles east of Roseburg will restrict lanes to a maximum of 8 feet, six inches beginning Wednesday and running through mid-December
Plans for a major trade route that would cut through Amarillo, Texas, on its way from Mexico to Canada took an important step forward late last week as the U.S. House approved a bill to define the pat
Wright Express has received the Maine Investors Award in recognition of the company's ongoing commitment to improving the Maine economy
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