September 7, 2001 - Industry News
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
September 6, 2001 - Industry News
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
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
September 5, 2001 - Industry News
Arkansas-based J.B. Hunt is replacing its mixed fleet of intermodal containers with new 53-foot, stackable DuraPlate containers from Wabash
September 4, 2001 - Industry News
Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., announced that it is no longer pursuing plans to spin-off and take public its Schneider Logistics subsidiary
Penske Logistics, Reading, Pa., has opened a 100,000-square-foot distribution center in Los Indios, Texas
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
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
August 31, 2001 - Industry News
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
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%
August 30, 2001 - Industry News
Truckers traveling I-91in Connecticut got a free lunch Tuesday
While Oklahoma considers getting rid of its tolls, next-door-neighbor Arkansas is considering building toll roads
August 29, 2001 - Industry News
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.
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%
August 28, 2001 - Industry News
An Ontario inspection officer won the Ninth North American Inspector Championship
August 27, 2001 - Industry News
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
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
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
August 24, 2001 - Industry News
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
The first phase of I-80 resurfacing product in the Joliet, Ill., area is finished, and the next phase will begin after Labor Day
Trucks over 80,000 pounds will be prohibited from the Highway 126 bridge over the Crooked River in Prineville, Ore., as of Sept. 4
California less-than-truckload carrier Daylight Transport is developing a cubic meter pricing tariff
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.
Work on U.S. Hwy. 45 in Milwaukee is scheduled by be completed by the end of the week
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.
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