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August 3, 2001 - Industry News

Construction Backups Expected On I-57 In Illinois

Expect traffic backups on I-57 when advance road work for a major rehabilitation project today, weather permitting

Tags: Highways

August 3, 2001 - Industry News

Old Dominion Announces Rate Increase

Old Dominion Freight Line, High Point, N.C., is the latest less-than-truckload carrier to announce a rate increase

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August 2, 2001 - Industry News

Factory Orders, Manufacturing Drop In June

The poor economic numbers for the month of June continue to roll in. The U.S. Commerce Department today reported manufacturing shipments fell 2.8% from May's figures

Tags: Economy

August 1, 2001 - Industry News

Allied Holdings Announces More Job Cuts

Allied Holdings, Decatur, Ga., is cutting more jobs and restructuring corporate positions as it struggles to get back to profitability

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August 1, 2001 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Sells G.I. Trucking

Arkansas Best Corp., Fort Smith, Ark., has sold its G.I. Trucking Company subsidiary for approximately $40 million in cash to a company formed by senior executives of G.I. and Estes Express Lines of Richmond, Va

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August 1, 2001 - Industry News

Werner Honors Safe Drivers

Werner Enterprises, Omaha, Neb., celebrated the impressive careers of six of its drivers

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August 1, 2001 - Industry News

Michigan Considers ITS For Detroit

The Michigan Department of Transportation is looking into an intelligent transportation system on 180 miles of metro Detroit highways

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August 1, 2001 - Industry News

QD Announces New West Coast Terminal Locations

Quality Distribution, Tampa, Fla., has opened four new terminal locations on the West Coast

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August 1, 2001 - Industry News

Mercer Honors Top Contractors

Mercer Transportation, Louisville, Ky., recently honored 50 of its top owner-operators and their guests during a special weekend

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August 1, 2001 - Industry News

Manufacturing, Construction Spending Continue To Decline

The latest economic news for trucking and the rest of the American economy is disappointing: Manufacturing and construction spending fell for another consecutive month

Tags: Economy

August 1, 2001 - Industry News

Quinn, Canary to Address McLeod Conference

McLeod Software, Birmingham, Ala., has announced that two trucking industry leaders will speak at the company’s user conference next month

Tags: Events

July 31, 2001 - Industry News

Quality Distribution, Boyd Brothers Report Lower Second Quarter Business

Lower earnings were reported by two major carriers yesterday

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July 31, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Figures Show Uncertainty, Economist Says Everything On Track

If there is anything that can be said for these uncertain economic times, it is that economic figures are uncertain, too

Tags: Economy

July 30, 2001 - Industry News

Major Truck Transporter Has New Owner

Active hauls cars and trucks.

JHT Holdings, parent company of Active Transportation, Dallas Mavis and Automotive Carrier Services, has a new owner

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July 27, 2001 - Industry News

St. Ignace Parade Of Lights To Honor Ruth Jones

This year's Parade of Lights at the Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show in St. Ignace, Mich., will be dedicated to Ruth Jones, NAST member and Senior Editor at LandLine Magazine, who died June 8 after a long battle with cancer

Tags: Events

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Growth Slows Further Through Second Quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a meager 0.7% in the April-June quarter, following a 1.3% rise in the first quarter of the year

Tags: Economy

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

Swift, Transport Corp. Report Second Quarter Results

Swift Transportation, the nation’s largest publicly held truckload carrier, reported it had more business in the first six months of this year, compared to the same time a year ago, but profits were down

Tags: Fleets

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Roadway, Truckside Advertising Company Team Up

A truckside advertising company and one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers have teamed up

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July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Durable Goods Shipments & Orders Drop

U.S. manufacturers reported a 2% drop in durable goods shipments in June together with a larger 2.3% dip in orders and 0.7% cut in inventories. This news is neutral to slightly negative for freight

Tags: Economy

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Iowa Trucking Company Closes, 700 Lose Jobs

There’s been another trucking company casualty. Regional carrier Midland Transportation closed its doors Tuesday, after its bank told company officials they would no longer extend credit to cover payroll and other expenses

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July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Old Dominion, FFE Report Lower Second Quarter Numbers

Lower second quarter numbers for motor carriers trickled in yesterday, with one carrier reporting lower profits despite having more business, while the other just managed to squeak out a profit

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July 25, 2001 - Industry News

ITS To Include Saturday In 2002

Saturday will again be on the schedule for the International Trucking Show next year in Las Vegas

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July 25, 2001 - Industry News

Ryder: Soft Economy Slows Demand for Rental Trucks & Some Logistics Services

A decline in commercial truck rentals coupled with lower demand for logistics services held Ryder System second quarter revenues to $1.29 billion, down 2.9% from the same period last year

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July 25, 2001 - Industry News

Watch Out For I-40 Construction in Knoxville

Look out for lane closures on Interstate 40 in Knoxille, Tenn., this week

Tags: Highways

July 24, 2001 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Seats 5,000th Truck

U.S. Xpress headquarters was the recent site of a ceremony seating the company's 5,000th truck.

U.S. Xpress, Chattanooga, Tenn., seated its 5,000th truck during special ceremonies recently

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