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January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Trucker Prayer Day Scheduled

The Third Annual National Day of Prayer for Truckers will be conducted at the Mid America Trucking Show on March 21 at 9 a.m. in Room 101 of the South Wing of the Exposition Hall in Louisville, Ky

Tags: Events

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Texas Governor Unveils Ambitious Transportation Plan

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Monday unveiled the "Trans Texas Corridor" plan, which would incorporate toll and non-toll roads, high-speed freight and commuter rail, utilities and telecommunications infrastructure - all in the same corridors

Tags: Highways

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

OOIDA Says Fuel Taxes On Toll Roads Unconstitutional

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of the collection of fuel taxes on toll roads in New York state

Tags: Highways

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence & Durable Goods Orders/Shipments Increase

Two good pieces of news about the American economy were released Tuesday: Consumer confidence and durable goods orders and shipments are on the increase

Tags: Economy

January 28, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress, CNF, Covenant & UPS Report Financials

Four of the country's largest trucking and transportation providers reported their latest financial results. U.S. Xpress, CNF, Covenant Transportation and United Parcel Service have announced their fourth quarter and year-end results

Tags: Fleets

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

Treasury Predicts Road-Building Fund Shortfall

Recession-year deficits and plummeting fuel tax revenues could mean bad news for highway projects

Tags: Highways

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

2001 Heavy Truck Sales Numbers Plunge

Annual sales for U.S. heavy truck makers took a big hit last year, with every truck maker seeing declines in their retail sales

Tags: Economy

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

Yellow Freight Renamed, Parent Company Releases Financials

Yellow Corporation, Overland Park, Kan., made several announcements on Friday, including releasing its earnings reports for the fourth quarter and year end 2001

Tags: Fleets

January 24, 2002 - Industry News

Winter Makes I-84 Treacherous

While other parts of the country enjoy a mild winter, a series of whiteouts and blizzards along Interstate 84 in northeast Oregon has made this winter the worst in six years

Tags: Highways

January 24, 2002 - Industry News

Marten, Overnite Financials Buck Downturn

Marten Transport and Overnite Transportation are bucking trucking industry trends when it comes to fourth quarter and year-end 2001 financials

Tags: Fleets

January 24, 2002 - Industry News

Greenspan Says Better Days Ahead For Economy

There are more signs an economic recovery is at hand…Fed Chairman Alan Greanspan is upbeat…for a change

Tags: Economy

January 23, 2002 - Industry News

Roadway, Werner Report Financials

Roadway and Werner Enterprises, two of the nation’s largest trucking companies, reported financial earnings Wednesday

Tags: Fleets

January 22, 2002 - Industry News

Truckers Still Lining Up At Savannah Port

Truckers regularly face hours-long waits at the Port of Savannah.

A local television station in Savannah, Ga., reports that truckers who haul containers in and out of the Port of Savannah continue to experience hours-long delays, despite a computer system that was supposed to address the problem

Tags: Intermodal

January 22, 2002 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Reports Smaller Profits For 2001

Fort Smith, Ark.-based Arkansas Best Corp. generated solid financial results during what has been a very challenging year, although profits were down considerably from the year before

Tags: Fleets

January 22, 2002 - Industry News

U.S Economy Headed Toward Recovery, Says Group

The U.S. economy may be closer to seeing the end of the recession. On Tuesday morning The Conference Board reported its index of Leading Economic Indicators in December posted its biggest gain since February 1996 to 111.4

Tags: Economy

January 21, 2002 - Industry News

Missouri May Get PrePass

Missouri officials and PrePass are reportedly close to finalizing a deal to install PrePass pre-clearance systems at Missouri weigh stations

Tags: Highways

January 21, 2002 - Industry News

Trucker Lanes Proposed For I-81 In Virginia

A proposal to widen I-81 in Virginia would add four truck-only toll lanes

Tags: Highways

January 18, 2002 - Industry News

Trucks Banned From New Jersey Tunnel

A new Route 29 tunnel scheduled to open next month in Trenton, N.J., will not be an option for trucks

Tags: Highways

January 18, 2002 - Industry News

I-24 Work Ahead Of Schedule In Nashville

Additional lanes are new open in both directions on I-24 in the Nashville area, months ahead of schedule

Tags: Highways

January 18, 2002 - Industry News

P.A.M. Buying New Jersey Company

P.A.M. Transportation Services, Tontitown, Ark., plans to acquire East Coast Transport of Paulsboro, N.J

Tags: Fleets

January 17, 2002 - Industry News

Home Starts Down For December, Up For Year

Construction of new homes fell in December, but final numbers for 2001 posted a solid gain

Tags: Economy

January 16, 2002 - Industry News

Knight Does Well In Tough Economy

Knight Transportation, Phoenix, Ariz., saw its fourth-quarter and 2001 revenues and income increase compared to the previous year

Tags: Fleets

January 16, 2002 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Acquires 3PL

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Minneapolis, has bought third-party logistics provider Smith Terminal Transportation Services, which does business as FTS

Tags: Fleets

January 16, 2002 - Industry News

Dangerous Portion Of Alabama's I-20 To See More Patrols

A dangerous portion of Alabama’s I-20 is about to get round-the-clock patrols in an effort to reduce traffic related injuries and deaths

Tags: Highways

January 16, 2002 - Industry News

2001 Industrial Production Worst Since '82

Industrial production in the United States fell for the fifth straight month in December, ending a year with the worst record since 1982

Tags: Economy

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