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October 15, 2001 - Industry News

Digby Truck Line Displays Patriotism

Digby van driver Joe Collins proudly stands in front of his tractor displaying the new flag decal.

Digby Truck Lines, LaVergne, Tenn., has added American Flag decals featuring the "God Bless America" sentiment to its 450 tractors

Tags: Fleets

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

Diesel Drags This Weekend in Madison, Mo.

More than 100 diesel big rigs, tow trucks and pickups will converge on the Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Mo., Saturday, Oct. 20, for the first All-Diesel Drags

Tags: Events

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

Newport, Mid-America To Host Second Annual Paul K. Young Show

Newport Communications will again exclusively produce the Paul K. Young Memorial Truck Beauty Show at the 2002 Mid-America Trucking Show. This will be the second year for the show, which honors the late Mid-America founder Paul K. Young

Tags: Events

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

A Tale Of Two Owner-Operators: Surviving The Downturn

Scott Breon is definitely feeling the economic pinch. The owner-operator from State College, Pa., reported that load availability is down and his deadhead miles are up. He’s seen rates going west drop as low as 65 cents. Fuel is expensive. So are some other costs, like taxes and tolls

Tags: Economy

October 12, 2001 - Industry News

Wyoming Improves Road Report

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has expanded its winter Road Report service

Tags: Highways

October 12, 2001 - Industry News

Atlas World Group Expects Record Year

Atlas World Group, Evansville, Ind., is projecting another record year

Tags: Fleets

October 12, 2001 - Industry News

Retail Sales Post Biggest Drop In 10 Years, Producer Prices Increase

Retail sales have posted their biggest drop in 10 years

Tags: Economy

October 11, 2001 - Industry News

Moyes Makes Equity Investment In Simon Transportation

Simon Transportation Services, Salt Lake City, announced that a corporation controlled by Jerry Moyes has agreed to purchase approximately $2.1 million of Simon Transportation stock

Tags: Fleets

October 11, 2001 - Industry News

Checkpoints Snarl New York Truck Traffic

Truckers with pickups or deliveries in New York City better allow at least an hour extra time for increased checkpoints at tunnels and bridges into the city

Tags: Highways

October 10, 2001 - Industry News

Wholesale Inventories Down, Sales Up

The latest word is that wholesale inventories are down for the third consecutive month, and that could be good for trucking

Tags: Economy

October 9, 2001 - Industry News

Oregon Imposing Weight Restrictions On Two I-84 Bridges

Starting today, Oct. 10, the Oregon Department of Transportation is imposing weight restrictions on two westbound bridges on Interstate 84 in Hood River and Multnomah counties

Tags: Highways

October 9, 2001 - Industry News

Owen Named Landstar Vice President

Landstar System, Jacksonville, Fla., has named Dennis Patrick Owen to the position of Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary

Tags: Fleets

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

N.C. House Approves Toll Bill

The North Carolina House of Representatives approved a bill last week to create a North Carolina Turnpike Authority, but the Senate may not act on it until next spring

Tags: Highways

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

TMC Modifies Fall Meeting Schedule

The American Trucking Associations' Technology and Maintenance Council has changed the scheduling of its Fall Meeting next week in Jacksonville, Fla., because of problems in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks

Tags: Events

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Con-Way Supports Annual Drug Prevention Program

Con-Way Transportation Services, a subsidiary of CNF, along with its six U.S. operating companies, is heading back into the nation's public schools this week to participate in the national Red Ribbon drug abuse prevention campaign

Tags: Fleets

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Fleet Management Institute Scheduled For January

The Institute for Truck Transportation Management will hold its annual Fleet Management Institute January 20-25, 2002, at the Omni Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas

Tags: Events

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Bishop Ford Expressway (I-94) Reopened To Trucks

A truck detour is expected to be removed today from the Bishop Ford Freeway (I-94) bridge in the Chicago area

Tags: Highways

October 5, 2001 - Industry News

Expect Congestion On I-94 In Chicago

The Illinois Department of Transportation is warning drivers to expect major congestion when a three-week construction project begins on the Edens Expressway (I-94) in the Chicago area

Tags: Highways

October 5, 2001 - Industry News

Tunnels Get Troopers In Virginia

Commercial vehicles will be inspected before being allowed to enter four bridge-tunnels in the Hampton Roads, Va., area

Tags: Highways

October 4, 2001 - Industry News

ATA: 170,000 Drivers Could Be Called To Military Service

The American Trucking Associations is telling its motor carrier members that thousands of truck drivers who are in the armed forces reserves or members of the National Guard, could be called to active dut

Tags: Economy

October 4, 2001 - Industry News

Morgan, Bennett Battle For Georgia Manufactured Housing Market

Morgan Drive Away and Bennett Truck Transport found themselves in court recently as a result of a fierce battle to dominate the manufactured housing drive-away business in Georgia

Tags: Fleets

October 4, 2001 - Industry News

Factory Orders Steady, Shipments Fall In August

Orders for goods from U.S. factories are holding steady, with the news taking analysts by surprise while shipments continued their decline

Tags: Economy

October 3, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Traffic To Be Rerouted For LSU Football Game

Truckers traveling near Louisiana State University's Tiger Stadium Saturday will have to find an alternate route due to increased security measures for its football game with Florida

Tags: Highways

October 3, 2001 - Industry News

Officials Urge Speed On Hoover Dam Bypass

With U.S. 93 over Nevada's Hoover Dam still closed to all but local truck traffic, some officials are urging quick action on a planned bypass

Tags: Highways

October 3, 2001 - Industry News

Canadian National, Union Pacific Expand Intermodal Service

Canadian National Railway and Union Pacific Railroad announced a new truck-competitive service for intermodal shipments moving between Central Canada, Michigan, Texas and Mexico City

Tags: Intermodal

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