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September 10, 2001 - Industry News

I-80 Open Again In New Jersey

For the first time since a June truck crash, Interstate 80 westbound in Morris County, N.J., has all four lanes open again

Tags: Highways

September 10, 2001 - Industry News

Trism Sells Logistics Company

As Trism continues to downsize, it has sold its logistics company back to the original owners

Tags: Fleets

September 7, 2001 - Industry News

Intermodal Truckers Bear Unfair Responsibility, Says OOIDA

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Assn. wants to shift the responsibility of maintaining intermodal equipment from the trucker hauling it to the owners

Tags: Intermodal

September 7, 2001 - Industry News

Wholesale Inventories Drop, Sparking More Economic Hope

There was more encouraging economic news this week for trucking, following earlier news that manufacturing may be starting to rebound. The U.S. Commerce Department reported Friday morning the wholesale inventories in this country fell a hearty 0.7% in July

Tags: Economy

September 6, 2001 - Industry News

Expect Congestion From U.S. 41 Road Work

Monday, Sept. 10, weather permitting, a $2.7 million project will begin to resurface and patch a 3.2-mile stretch of U.S. 41 in the Chicago area

Tags: Highways

September 6, 2001 - Industry News

Study Looks For Fix At I-5 Intersection

Where Interstate 5 and Highways 18 and 161 come together in Federal Way, Wash., is known as the "triangle" - and also as a traffic nightmare. A new study will look at ways to improve the interchange

Tags: Highways

September 5, 2001 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Replacing Intermodal Container Fleet

Arkansas-based J.B. Hunt is replacing its mixed fleet of intermodal containers with new 53-foot, stackable DuraPlate containers from Wabash

Tags: Fleets

September 4, 2001 - Industry News

Schneider National Drops Plans For Logistics Spin-Off

Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., announced that it is no longer pursuing plans to spin-off and take public its Schneider Logistics subsidiary

Tags: Fleets

September 4, 2001 - Industry News

Penske Opens New Distribution Center

Penske Logistics, Reading, Pa., has opened a 100,000-square-foot distribution center in Los Indios, Texas

Tags: Fleets

September 4, 2001 - Industry News

Charity Roadeo Scheduled In New England

Drivers from the Northeast will test their driving skills and raise money for charity at the Fifth Annual Northeast Professional Truck Drivers Charity Challenge Sunday, Sept. 16

Tags: Events

September 4, 2001 - Industry News

Manufacturing May Be Starting To Rebound

New figures released this morning indicate manufacturing in the United States is still slow, but is much better than it was at the beginning of the year

Tags: Economy

August 31, 2001 - Industry News

First-Ever Truckstop/Drive-In Movie Premier Scheduled

The Alamo Travel Center in Reno/Sparks, Nev., will be transformed into a giant drive-in movie theater for big rigs only on Sept. 29

Tags: Events

August 31, 2001 - Industry News

Manufacturing Sector Shows Signs Of Improvement

The manufacturing sector may be starting to show new signs of life. The U.S Commerce Department reported Friday morning factory orders increased 0.1% in July, while shipments were up 0.5% and factory inventories fell 0.6%

Tags: Economy

August 30, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Get Free Lunch In Connecticut

Truckers traveling I-91in Connecticut got a free lunch Tuesday

Tags: Events

August 30, 2001 - Industry News

Tolls On The Agenda In Oklahoma, Arkansas

While Oklahoma considers getting rid of its tolls, next-door-neighbor Arkansas is considering building toll roads

Tags: Highways

August 29, 2001 - Industry News

Load Restrictions On Highway 301 Bridge In Oregon

Beginning Sept. 6, the Oregon Department of Transportation will implement load restrictions on the bridge over the Deschutes River on Highway 301 in Wasco County.

Tags: Highways

August 29, 2001 - Industry News

GDP Growth Anemic In Second Quarter

The U.S. economy is growing, but barely. New figures released this morning from the Commerce Department show economic growth increased 0.2% annual rate through the second quarter of the year, a downward revision from 0.7%

Tags: Economy

August 28, 2001 - Industry News

Ontario Inspector Wins Championship

FMCSA's Julie Anna Cirillo, right, presents top award to Ontario inspector Kerri Wirachowsky.

An Ontario inspection officer won the Ninth North American Inspector Championship

Tags: Events

August 27, 2001 - Industry News

Residents Oppose Bigger Rest Areas In Florida

Two rest areas along Interstate 4 in Florida are slated to get expansions that will more than triple the amount of truck parking, but local residents plan to fight the plans

Tags: Highways

August 27, 2001 - Industry News

Port Solutions Suggested In Virginia

A mediation committee, changes in chassis inspection procedures and better communication with truckers are among the measures proposed to help improve conditions at the Port of Hampton Roads in Virginia

Tags: Intermodal

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

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