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August 27, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Champ First Three-Time Winner

Drivers compete at the National Truck Driving Championships.

Raymond Simon of Yellow Freight System Saturday became the first driver ever to win grand champion title of the National Truck Driving Championships three times

Tags: Events

August 24, 2001 - Industry News

LEDs Signal The Future

LED lights, gaining popularity in the trucking industry for their long life, are appearing elsewhere on the road: traffic signals. The Los Angeles Times reported recently that light-emitting diode lamps are being used to retrofit traffic signals throughout Southern California. Using LEDs can cut power consumption in traffic signals by about 80 percent, and they last 10 times as long

Tags: Highways

August 24, 2001 - Industry News

I-80 Construction Enters Next Phase

The first phase of I-80 resurfacing product in the Joliet, Ill., area is finished, and the next phase will begin after Labor Day

Tags: Highways

August 24, 2001 - Industry News

Load Limits Scheduled For Oregon Bridge

Trucks over 80,000 pounds will be prohibited from the Highway 126 bridge over the Crooked River in Prineville, Ore., as of Sept. 4

Tags: Highways

August 24, 2001 - Industry News

LTL Carrier Considers Cubic Pricing

California less-than-truckload carrier Daylight Transport is developing a cubic meter pricing tariff

Tags: Fleets

August 24, 2001 - Industry News

West Coast Port Volume Drops In July

At a time when container imports from Asia should be moving into peak season, West Coast ports describe July's volume as disappointing, according to Journal of Commerce.

Tags: Intermodal

August 24, 2001 - Industry News

U.S. 45 Nearly Finished In Milwaukee

Work on U.S. Hwy. 45 in Milwaukee is scheduled by be completed by the end of the week

Tags: Highways

August 24, 2001 - Industry News

Appreciation Week Honors Truckers

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is under way, Aug. 25-Sept. 1. The theme for the week, sponsored by the American Trucking Associations, is "Drivers Deliver Safely.

Tags: Events

August 24, 2001 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders Down But Shipments & New Homes Sales Up In July

Orders for durable goods continue to disappoint, but shipments and new home sales are looking good

Tags: Economy

August 23, 2001 - Industry News

Maryland To Double Tolls

Maryland plans to double tolls on the Susquehanna and Potomac River Crossings and cut back on discounts for commercial vehicles

Tags: Highways

August 23, 2001 - Industry News

Oregon Opens 395 After Wildfire

Highway 395 between Ukia Junction and Dale, Ore., is now open to single-lane traffic after being closed for a week because of wildfires

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August 22, 2001 - Industry News

Conference Addresses Hazmat Compliance

The Hazardous Materials Advisory Council will examine the theme "Managing Hazmat Compliance: Fact or Fiction" during its annual conference and exhibition Nov. 7-9 in New Orleans

Tags: Events

August 22, 2001 - Industry News

Georgia Fleet Expo Scheduled

The Georgia Motor Trucking Assn. has scheduled its annual George Fleet Expo for Oct. 24 at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, south of Atlanta

Tags: Events

August 22, 2001 - Industry News

Oregon Announces Bridge Detours, Restrictions

Oregon has opened a new single lane detour next to the Coles Bridge on Hwy. 26, near John Day

Tags: Highways

August 22, 2001 - Industry News

Roadway To Buy Arnold/New Penn

Roadway Corp., Akron, Ohio, is buying Arnold Industries of Lebanon, Pa., for $475 million

Tags: Fleets

August 22, 2001 - Industry News

Trism Drops Specialized Business

Trism is getting out of the oversize/heavy haul business.

Trism is getting out of the specialized/heavy haul business, announcing today that it is closing its Specialized Division immediately

Tags: Fleets

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

E-ZPass Under Attack In New Jersey

As New Jersey's E-ZPass electronic toll system nears its first anniversary, it is the target of much criticism

Tags: Highways

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

TCA To Hold Independent Contractor Meeting In Chicago

The Truckload Carriers Assn. will hold its sixth annual Independent Contractor Division meeting Sept. 20-21 in Chicago

Tags: Events

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

BNSF Steps Up Intermodal Competition

The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company is now offering premium intermodal trailer service between Los Angeles and San Bernardino, Calif., and Atlanta through a haulage agreement with CSX Intermodal

Tags: Intermodal

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

Dick Simon Posts Losses, Gets Help From Swift's Moyes

With third-quarter losses of $9.5 million, Simon Transportation, Salt Lake City, is getting some financial help from chairman Jerry Moyes, CEO and largest stakeholder in Swift Transportation

Tags: Fleets

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

Pacer International, Gilbert West Announce Joint Venture

Gilbert West and Pacer International announced that Pacer's LTL transportation division is transferring its Los Angeles-origin business to Gilbert as part of a strategic alliance between the two companies

Tags: Fleets

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

G.I. Trucking Expands Fleet

G.I. Trucking, Brea, Calif., continues to expand its fleet

Tags: Fleets

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

Feds Cut Rates Again

The Federal Reserve Board added some insurance to its cautious outlook for an improving economy by reducing the federal funds rates by 0.25% to 3.5%, the eighth reduction this year, totaling 3.5%

Tags: Economy

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

N.J. Pike Re-Opens Service Areas

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has re-opened two newly renovated service areas

Tags: Highways

August 20, 2001 - Industry News

Missouri's I-70 Overdue For Upgrade

Missouri was the first state to start construction of I-70, in 1956.

More truck traffic and more truck crashes may help drive efforts to get Interstate 70 improved in Missouri

Tags: Highways

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