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May 9, 2001 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Honors Safe Drivers in Style

Million-mile safe driver Adolfo Gonzales of Garland, Texas, is greeted by cheers from Razorback cheerleaders.

It was like the Academy Awards and Super Bowl all rolled into one for 40 of J.B. Hunt's safest drivers recently

Tags: Fleets

May 9, 2001 - Industry News

OTR Express Closing Doors

OTR Express, Olathe, Kan., announced today that it is going out of business

Tags: Fleets

May 8, 2001 - Industry News

Wal-Mart Honors FedEx Companies

Two operating companies of FedEx Corp. have received "Carrier of the Year" awards from Wal-Mart

Tags: Fleets

May 8, 2001 - Industry News

Trailer Sales: Rough First Quarter But Better Times Ahead

Trailer manufacturers expected 2001 to get off to a weak start, but weren’t prepared for the "blood bath" that occurred in first quarter

Tags: Economy

May 8, 2001 - Industry News

Roadway Express Wins Kansas Safety Award

LTL carrier Roadway Express won first place in the Kansas 2000 Safety Awards

Tags: Fleets

May 7, 2001 - Industry News

Congestion Getting Worse

Congestion on the nation's highways is getting worse, and the worst place to be is in California

Tags: Highways

May 7, 2001 - Industry News

CVSA To Discuss NAFTA Truck/Bus Safety Measures

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will discuss truck and bus safety at the Mexican/U.S. border at the opening session of its annual Spring Workshop May 14-17 in New Orleans

Tags: Events

May 3, 2001 - Industry News

Mid-America Reports Record Attendance

You would never have guessed the state of the slowing economy based on the attendance numbers from the Mid-America Trucking show held in Louisville, Ky., in late March

Tags: Events

May 2, 2001 - Industry News

Wispak Transport Announces New Driver Compensation Package

Wispak Transport, refrigerated carrier and subsidiary of Emmpak foods of Milwaukee, has announced a new driver compensation package

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May 2, 2001 - Industry News

Schneider To Restructure Machinery/Heavy Haul Portion of Specialized Division

Machinery-hauling owner-operators will have the option of transferring to other Schneider operations.

Schneider National is restructuring of the heavy haul/machinery portion of its specialized division

Tags: Fleets

May 2, 2001 - Industry News

Factory Orders Increase

Today’s March manufacturing report from the Census Bureau suggests that the manufacturing sector may have begun to rebound, promising increased freight volume ahead

Tags: Economy

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Lane Closures on Woodrow Wilson

One or two lanes of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge near Washington, D.C., will be closed in each direction during some weekends in May to replace the metal drawbridge

Tags: Highways

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Recruiter Samples Life on the Road

A recruiter for Dart Transit recently learned a lot more about the life he's signing people up for. Chris Peplinski got more than he bargained for when he took a trip with two Dart owner-operators. Writing in Dart's "Advantage" newsletter, Peplinski left on a winter Monday morning with contractor Ron Kirkpatrick, picking up a load of cans in Minnesota bound for El Paso

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May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Toll Lanes: Fast or Slow?

While authorities in some eastern states are taking measures to slow down people zipping through electronic toll lanes, higher-speed express lanes are on their way in other states

Tags: Highways

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Malone Forms New Partnership

Ray Seppala, president of FastTrack Group (left), and Larry Fry, President of Malone, negotiated privately for a swift unification.

FastTrack Group, an Arizona-based flatbed carrier, has signed on with Malone Freight Lines, Birmingham, Ala

Tags: Fleets

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Gilbert Companies To Expand LTL Express Service

The Gilbert Companies, a provider of integrated transportation, distribution and logistics services, announces the launch of its new LTL Express servic

Tags: Fleets

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Economic News Good for Trucking

Today's economic news is positive for freight haulers and truck equipment manufacturers

Tags: Economy

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

Automaker Cuts Affect Fleets

Allied Holdings and Celadon were hit by U.S. automaker cutbacks in the first quarter

Tags: Fleets

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

Court Okays CSX, NS, Conrail Merger

A U.S. Court of Appeals has unanimously affirmed the Surface Transportation Board’s approval of the CSX, Norfolk Southern (NS), and Conrail merger

Tags: Intermodal

April 29, 2001 - Industry News

LTL First Quarter Results Mixed

Three less-than-truckload carriers reporting first quarter financial results last week showed results ranging from record profits to net income slashed by more than half

Tags: Fleets

April 29, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Custom Critical Introduces Point-to-Point Solutions Software

FedEx Custom Critical, Akron, Ohio, has a new proprietary software system that lets customers get a quote for the most cost-effective surface or air transportation option

Tags: Fleets

April 29, 2001 - Industry News

Trism Talking to Buyers, Tries to Ward Off Takeover

Trism Inc., Kennesaw, Ga., is in preliminary talks with buyers, but has adopted a "poison pill" plan to ward a takeover by the former CEO

Tags: Fleets

April 29, 2001 - Industry News

Seattle Port Truckers to Get FAST Route

In an effort to get trucks from the Port of Seattle to Interstates 5 and 90, a new route will be built from the waterfront to the Interstates

Tags: Intermodal

April 29, 2001 - Industry News

Port Everglades Adds Terminal

Port Everglades has opened a new cargo terminal with high-tech equipment for faster container processing and tighter security

Tags: Intermodal

April 27, 2001 - Industry News

GDP Unexpectedly Increases

The economic growth rate in the U.S. was reported to be an unexpectedly strong 2% in the first quarter of the year, as reported today by the Commerce Department. GDP growth had fallen to 1% at the end of last year and was widely expected to be in the 0-1% range at the beginning of this year

Tags: Economy

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