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April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Expediters Plan Expo

The first expo for the expedited freight industry is planned for August

Tags: Events

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Custom Critical Opens Columbus ExpressCenter

Expedited carrier FedEx Custom Critical has opened an ExpressCenter in Columbus, Ind

Tags: Fleets

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Toll Highway Proposed in Louisiana

Truckers would pay about $5.60 to drive a 35-mile stretch of Louisiana Interstate under a highway funding proposal

Tags: Highways

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Keeping an Eye on Inventories

Monday's business inventory report from the Census Bureau confirms that excess inventories continue to be absorbed. Inventories have to return to "normal" before production, imports and freight can recover to the level of current consumption

Tags: Economy

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Load Postings Looking Up

The analysts at load posting giant DAT Services are predicting that the number of loads available will pick up over the next few months, even going so far as to say we're at the bottom of the economic downturn

Tags: Economy

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

Mid-America Attendees Win Peterbilt PMs

Six attendees of the Mid-America Trucking Show went home with complimentary one-year TruckCare Preventive Maintenance programs from Peterbilt

Tags: Events

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

West Coast Ports Look at High-Tech Solutions

Terminal operators at intermodal ports on the West Coast are looking at technology used in Europe to streamline gate operations

Tags: Intermodal

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

Averitt Express Opens New Facility In Austin

Averitt Express has opened a new service center in Austin, Texas

Tags: Fleets

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

Viking Freight Expands Service Center In Reno

With the growth of the Reno/Sparks, Nev., region as a distribution hub for the West, LTL carrier Viking Freight has expanded its local service center

Tags: Fleets

April 11, 2001 - Industry News

Tennessee to Use ITS, Rumble Stripes for Safer Highways

High-tech intelligent transportation systems in Nashville and rumble strips across the state are on the Tennessee Department of Transportation's plans to make the state's highways safer

Tags: Highways

April 11, 2001 - Industry News

Weather Slams Plains States

Severe weather hit central states from Texas to Nebraska late Tuesday and early Wednesday

Tags: Highways

April 10, 2001 - Industry News

Intermodal Groups Say They Can't Meet Reflective Retrofit Deadline

The intermodal industry says it can't meet a June 1 deadline for retrofitting trailers and chassis with required reflective materials

Tags: Intermodal

April 10, 2001 - Industry News

Former CF Employee Wins Discrimination Lawsuit

A former Consolidated Freightways employee has been awarded more than $1.1 million in a sexual discrimination lawsuit

Tags: Fleets

April 10, 2001 - Industry News

Top Dogs To Get The Hogs At New Jersey Truck Show

Last year's winners try on their new bikes: (from left) Jeff Boyd (Bobtail) and Marv and Barbara Knight (Combo).

Two 2001 Harley-Davidson motorcycles will be presented to Best of Show Bobtail and Best of Show Combo at the third annual Bordentown Truck Beauty Show, May 18-20 at the Bordentown Petro in Bordentown, N.J

Tags: Events

April 9, 2001 - Industry News

PrePass Celebrates Coast-to-Coast Green Lights for Truckers

PrePass announced that coast-to-coast automatic weigh station bypass will soon be a reality across the nation's two major southern Interstate corridors

Tags: Highways

April 9, 2001 - Industry News

Con-Way Buys Collision Avoidance System

Con-Way Transportation, Ann Arbor, Mich., is having high-tech collision avoidance systems installed on more than 600 new Sterling tractor

Tags: Fleets

April 9, 2001 - Industry News

California to Overhaul 710 Freeway

The 43-year-old Long Beach Freeway, heavily traveled by trucks serving the Southern California ports, is going to get an overhaul

Tags: Highways

April 9, 2001 - Industry News

Point of No Return

Oregon's old McKenzie Highway between Sisters and McKenzie Bridge is a scenic route frequently used by campers and tourists during the summer months. But for drivers carrying a long load, this 35-mile stretch of Oregon 242 is a nightmare

Tags: Highways

April 6, 2001 - Industry News

Dick Simon Trucking Increases Pay

Dick Simon Trucking, Salt Lake City, announced the largest pay increase the company has ever offered

Tags: Fleets

April 6, 2001 - Industry News

Yellow Plans to 'Separate' Regional Operations

Less-than-truckload giant Yellow Corp. may spin off its regional companies, Jevic and Saia, by the end of the year. A report in Friday's Traffic World magazine says the Kansas-based union company will "separate" the non-union operations, either through a spin-off into a separate company or by selling the unit

Tags: Fleets

April 6, 2001 - Industry News

Millis Transfer Awards Safety Bonuses

Millis Transfer's recent Safety Banquet in Germantown, Wis., recognized drivers who have met safe driving standards for the year

Tags: Fleets

April 6, 2001 - Industry News

McClendon to Discuss Russian Opportunities

McClendon Transportation Group, Lafayette, Ala., announced meetings with Former Russian Republic head Mikhail Gorbachev to develop transportation logistics for Russian freight

Tags: Fleets

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics Launches Carrier Partner Program

Schneider Logistics of Green Bay, Wisc., announced a new Carrier Partner Program offering savings on fuel and tires to participating carriers

Tags: Fleets

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Safety Symposium Planned

More than 200 participants from around the world are expected at the Third International large Truck and Bus Safety Symposiu

Tags: Events

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Houston Port Decries Environmental Plans

Officials at the Port of Houston are fighting a rule that would ban operating equipment such as cranes, forklifts and yard jockeys from 6 a.m. till noon

Tags: Intermodal

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