July 6, 2001 - Industry News
Everywhere you turn these days, things that used to be made of good old fashioned materials like wood and steel are being made of plastic. Now we have...wait for it...a plastic bridge.
The Texas Department of Transportation has just announced plans to construct the first plastic bridge in the state.
Yellow Freight System announced last week that it plans to raise its rates nearly five percent next month. Other less-than-truckload carriers may do the same
The western part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is about to get E-ZPass, but truckers won’t be allowed to use it.
July 5, 2001 - Industry News
The Oregon Senate has passed a bill that would bump the speed limit to 70 mph on some freeway stretches
The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced plans to develop a tunnel management system for the nation's highway and transit tunnels.
LTL carrier Roadway Express second-quarter earnings fell 59 percent because of weak tonnage levels and warned that the third quarter would continue to be below last year's levels
TransAm Trucking Inc. of Olathe, Kansas is spec'ing its fleet of over 1,000 tractors with auxiliary power units from Toronto-based RigMaster Power
July 4, 2001 - Industry News
Eastbound I-285 at Ga. 400 will reopen two weeks ahead of schedule
July 3, 2001 - Industry News
New numbers released Tuesday by the U.S. Commerce Department show factory orders in the United States increased the most in nearly a year
On June 30, CAT Scale's 1938 Kenworth crossed the finish line in Pasadena, Calif., completing a 4,500-mile race across America
The 79th Pikes Peak Race to the Clouds saw two big rig entries for this year, but only one finisher. Bruce Canepa, driving the CFI Kenworth T2000 uphill race truck, bettered his own recor
July 2, 2001 - Industry News
Monday's June report from the National Association of Purchasing managers showed the manufacturing sector at its strongest in seven months
Truck traffic at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., is expected to double in the next 20 years
Truck driving champs whose companies aren't American Trucking Associations members can compete in an alternate national competition
It's official: Swift Transportation and M.S. Carriers have merged to create what they say is the largest truckload carrier in the country
June 29, 2001 - Industry News
A recently formed coalition of West Coast port interests wants to see if extended gate hours will help resolve congestion problems
Top executives of Asche Transportation Services ares the target of a second lawsuit alleging financial shenanigans
A group of transportation associations, ports, corridors, engineering firms, and state and local government authorities have teamed up to promote improving the nation's intermodal freight transportation infrastructure
You generally don't think about insurance companies as having a sense of humor.
Traffic safety is a serious subject, but State Farm Insurance researchers found some things to smile about as they conducted their work involving America's most dangerous intersections -- funny intersection names
June 28, 2001 - Industry News
Celadon Group, Indianapolis, has sold Cheetah Transportation, its flatbed business, to American Trans-Freight of Morrisville, Pa
The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company, Fort Worth, Texas, launched a service to compete with cross-border trucking
June 27, 2001 - Industry News
Starting July 6, watch out for weekend closures of a stretch of I-285 on the southeast side of Atlanta
Today's 0.25% cut in interest rates by the Federal Reserve Board brings the six month total reduction to 2.75% and signals to consumers and investors that it is safe to keep spending
June 26, 2001 - Industry News
While there are a few bright spots, the industry must undergo more pain before it climbs out of the current recession. That was the consensus among speakers at Newport’s Economic Summit III in Las Vegas yesterday.
Las Vegas became a little more like Disneyland Tuesday afternoon as more than 60 of the best-looking trucks in the nation paraded down the Strip the day before the 40th annual International Trucking Show
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