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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

July 18, 2001 - Industry News

CF, Daylight Announce Rate Increases

Two West Coast based less-than-truckload companies have announced rate increases

Tags: Fleets

July 18, 2001 - Industry News

Housing Starts Jump, Inflation Eases From May to June

The roller coaster ride of economic reports that affect trucking continued yesterday, with news of housing starts and inflation

Tags: Economy

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

New Jersey Association Warns Truckers of Delays On Westbound I-80

The New Jersey Motor Truck Association has issued a notice advising drivers and fleets to avoid westbound I-80 in New Jersey between the hours of 4 and 7 p.m., if at all possible

Tags: Highways

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

Neal McCoy Returns To TruckerFest

Neal McCoy will entertain truckers free at TruckerFest.

Neal McCoy, a hit with truckers at last year's TruckerFest in Reno/Sparks, Nev., is making a return appearance at this year's event, Friday, Aug. 17

Tags: Events

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

Menlo Logistics To Lay Off 400

CNF subsidiary Menlo Logistics will lay off 400 people after one of its customers went out of business

Tags: Fleets

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

Second Quarter Fleet Financials Coming In

The first wave of quarterly financial reports from the nation’s trucking companies is starting to roll in, and so far the news looks better than it did at the end of the first quarter

Tags: Fleets

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

Industrial Production Falls Again

As things started to look up with the U.S. economy with recent news of increased sales, lower wholesale prices, and higher consumer confidence, a Federal Reserve report released Tuesday showed there are still dark clouds on the horizon

Tags: Economy

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Numbers Mixed, Hope Still On The Horizon

Recently released economic numbers show the U.S. economy is slowly chugging along, but there are some indications things may be getting ready to turn around

Tags: Economy

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Trism Downsizing

Trism Inc., Kennesaw, Ga., is getting out of areas it says has made it unprofitable over the last two years

Tags: Fleets

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Heartland Honors 2-Million-Milers

Heartland Express, Iowa City, Iowa, announced two of its drivers have reached the feat of 2 million accident-free miles with the company

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July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Beautiful Trucks Winners At Walcott

Walcott Truckers Jamboree highlights: Trucker olympics, top left; antique trucks, top right; Super Truck Beauty Contest winners "Marooned," bottom left, and "Liquid Chicken," bottom right.

More than 60 trucks entered the Super Truck Beauty Contest at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree in Walcott, Iowa, last week

Tags: Events

July 13, 2001 - Industry News

October NAFTA Conference to Review Rules for International Trucking

The U.S. Department of Transportation will hold an information conference on the North America Free Trade Agreemen

Tags: Events

July 13, 2001 - Industry News

Burlington Motor Carriers Files For Chapter 11

One of the nation’s top truckload carriers has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization. A week ago Burlington Motor Carriers, Daleville, Indiana filed the petition with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern Indiana district

Tags: Fleets

July 11, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Jamboree Starts Today

The Super Truck Beauty Contest is a highlight of the Walcott event. (Photo by Bette Garber)

One of the country's oldest trucker appreciation events is being held at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, today and Friday

Tags: Events

July 11, 2001 - Industry News

Move Over and Slow Down for Emergency Vehicles in Wyoming

Drivers in Wyoming now must give emergency vehicles a wide berth when passing

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July 11, 2001 - Industry News

Ruan Gets Bakery Hauling Contract

Ruan Transportation Management Systems has won a contract to provide dedicated private carriage services for Holsum Bakery in Arizona

Tags: Fleets

July 11, 2001 - Industry News

Averitt To Offer Faster Service

Averitt Express has improved its freight transportation service from two-day to next-day service in more than 60 lane

Tags: Fleets

July 10, 2001 - Industry News

American Freightways, Viking Announce Rate Hikes

FedEx Corp. less-than-truckload subsidiaries American Freightways and Viking Freight announced general rate increase

Tags: Fleets

July 9, 2001 - Industry News

Peace Bridge To Add E-ZPass

The Peace Bridge between New York and Canada will use the E-ZPass prepaid toll collection system by this winter

Tags: Highways

July 9, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Find Weekend Gridlock In Atlanta

The first weekend closing of a southeast section of Atlanta's I-285 for repairs caused major headaches for truckers

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July 9, 2001 - Industry News

Lee Hi Travel Plaza To Host Jamboree

The Lee Hi Travel Plaza in Lexington, Va., is hosting its fourth annual Truck Jamboree, with proceeds benefiting the local United Way

Tags: Events

July 9, 2001 - Industry News

Racing With The Sun

If you're traveling routes on our near historic Route 66 this week, you may see some very strange-looking vehicles. As many as 60 solar-powered cars are expected to compete July 15-25 in the American Solar Challenge, the longest solar car race in the world at 2,300 miles

Tags: Highways

July 9, 2001 - Industry News

Saia Makes Intrastate Moves

Georgia-based regional less-than-truckload carrier Saia this week announced intrastate improvements in the Pacific Northwest and Florida

Tags: Fleets

July 6, 2001 - Industry News

Unemployment Rises In June

Despite some encouraging reports over the past several weeks, the latest unemployment numbers suggest an economic recovery may still be further off than expected.

Tags: Economy

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