March 3, 2000 - Industry News
"I cannot comprehend why people don't respond to this as a national crisis," said Michael Belzer, assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan, speaking at a recent intermodal seminar sponsored by the Transportation Research Board in Long Beach, CA
The American Truck Dealers Assn. will hold its annual convention and exposition April 8-11 in San Antonio
March 2, 2000 - Industry News
Economic Planning Associates' latest survey of trailer manufacturers puts 1999 shipments at 301,800 units, up 7.7% from 1998. But data also indicates that the unwinding of previously strong momentum has begun.
Yellow Freight System is redesigning its operations in key cities and will use more driver teams as it launches expedited service to and from all major North American cities on March 12.
Allied Holdings Inc., Decatur, GA, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Axis Group, has acquired CT Group, Inc., a Michigan-based holding company which owns CT Services and Cordin Transport.
Canadian-based fleet Vitran Corporation Inc. had a 15% increase in revenue and income for the twelve-month period ended Dec. 31, 1999.
March 1, 2000 - Industry News
Professional Transportation Group Ltd., Marietta, GA, has signed F Systems Group as an agent carrier.
The National Perishable Logistics Association/Refrigerated Transportation Foundation (NPLA/RTF) will hold its annual meeting September 16-18, 2000, at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe, CA.
Veteran drivers at Heartland Express can now earn up to 40 cents a mile. The company recently announced pay increases for company drivers that boost the mileage rate for drivers with one year of experience to 37 cents a mile, including a 1 cent safety bonus.
February 29, 2000 - Industry News
The final phase of Illinois' Mission I-55, the Stevenson Expressway reconstruction in Chicago, begins at 9 p.m. Friday
U.S. Freightways may have pulled out of the deal but Transport Corp. of America is "still the apple of many a buyer's eye," according to a recent Mergers and Acquisitions Report from Securities Data Publishing.
Truckload carriage seems to get more attention on Wall Street, but less-than-truckload deserves a second look, according to Jeffrey Kauffman, first vice president, Merrill Lynch & Co.
February 28, 2000 - Industry News
Con-Way Central Express, Ann Arbor, MI, has opened a new freight service center at 5070 Carpenter Road, just north of US-12 in Ypsilanti, MI.
Asche Transportation Services, Shannon, IL, has fired two of its top executives for allegedly embezzling $1 million
Amtrak says it will go after more of trucking's business as it makes plans to expand its passenger service in its efforts to be self-sufficient
February 24, 2000 - Industry News
USF Holland, Holland, MI, has opened a new full-service terminal in Erie, PA, which will reportedly increase capacity, operating efficiency and equipment availability within the market.
"We are committed to providing our Erie customers with
February 22, 2000 - Industry News
Overnite Transportation Co., Richmond, VA, has expanded its truckload Special Services Division with the opening of a new, dedicated fleet operation in McGregor, TX.
February 21, 2000 - Industry News
USF Holland, Holland, MI, announced the opening of a new, full-service terminal in Erie, PA
ESCO Transportation, Houston, has announced a five-year plan to try to consolidate the highly fragmented intermodal drayage and short-haul truckload segments of the transportation industry
February 18, 2000 - Industry News
The Rancho Mesquite Casino and Hotel in Mesquite, NV, will have its first truck show April 7-9, with the proceeds going to Community Action Against Violence
Two moving companies are in a bidding battle for bankrupt Global Van Lines of Orange, CA
Boyd Bros.Transportation directors have made a number of changes to the fleet's senior
February 17, 2000 - Industry News
J.B. Hunt Dedicated Contract Services, an operating unit of J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
has been awarded a contract to manage and operate private fleet operations at eleven separate North American locations for polymer manufacturer M.A. Hanna Co.
Swift Transportation Co. has executed a stock purchase agreement to buy 49% interest in Mexican truckload carrier Trans-Mex Inc. this year and the remainder of the company over the next four years.
Swift Transportation Co., is telling financial analysts that its anticipates earnings for the
quarter ended March 31, 2000 will be less than $0.20 per share due to high fuel prices.
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