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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

Tags: Fleets

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

Tags: Fleets

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

Tags: Fleets

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

Tags: Fleets

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

Tags: Events

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

Tags: Fleets

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

Tags: Fleets

July 24, 2001 - Industry News

Stuck On The Schuylkill

Philadelphia's Schuylkill Expressway started round-the-clock construction lane closures Monday for the first time since 1989 - and it's a mess

Tags: Highways

July 24, 2001 - Industry News

TruckerFest To Host Blood Drive

Newport Communications' annual TruckerFest, held at The Alamo Travel Center in Reno/Sparks, Nev., will host a blood drive

Tags: Events

July 24, 2001 - Industry News

Cannon Express Involuntary Bankruptcy Proceeding Dismissed

Three men who tried to force Arkansas-based Cannon Express into involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy have changed their minds, and will likely face penalties for filing a frivolous lawsuit

Tags: Fleets

July 23, 2001 - Industry News

Speed Limits Higher On Some Tennessee Highways

Some non-Interstate, controlled access highways in Tennessee now have a 70-mph speed limit

Tags: Highways

July 23, 2001 - Industry News

Con-Way Sends Record Number To Championships

Con-Way Transportation Services, Ann Arbor, Mich., is sending 59 drivers to the American Trucking Association's 2001 National Truck Driving Championships in Minneapolis next month

Tags: Fleets

July 20, 2001 - Industry News

CF Posts Loss, Yellow Shows Lower Earnings

Consolidated Freightways and Yellow Corp. both announced the second quarter earnings Friday reflecting the trucking industry's struggle with a slow economy and high costs

Tags: Fleets

July 20, 2001 - Industry News

Overweight Trucks Detoured On U.S. 26 in Oregon

Trucks over 80,000 pounds are being detoured around a bridge on U.S. 26, also known as the John Day Highway, between Mt. Vernon and John Day

Tags: Highways

July 20, 2001 - Industry News

TMC Fall Meeting to Include Two Tracks

The Technology and Maintenance Council's fall meeting will live up to its new name, with tracks on both equipment and information technology

Tags: Events

July 19, 2001 - Industry News

Economists Predict Stronger Manufacturing

As some carriers shake their heads over earnings reports and recent news of decreased manufacturing during June, there’s new hope that economy may start to pick up as soon as late this summer

Tags: Economy

July 19, 2001 - Industry News

Next Phase On Mixing Bowl To Begin

The next phase of the extensive reconstruction of the Virginia intersection known as the "Mixing Bowl" is scheduled to begin next month

Tags: Highways

July 19, 2001 - Industry News

More Fleet Earnings Reports Released

While the most recent fleet financial results ranged from healthy numbers to disappointing business levels from Arkansas Best, Landstar, Overnite, UPS, Marten Transport and P.A.M. Transportation, most all seemed upbeat, one way or another

Tags: Fleets

July 18, 2001 - Industry News

More Fleet Earnings Reports Show Mixed Results

Earnings reports, with varied results, continued to come in Wednesday from trucking companies Werner Enterprices, CNF, USA Truck, Covenant Transport, Knight Transport and US Freightways

Tags: Fleets

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