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July 5, 2001 - Industry News

Weak Freight Volumes Impact Roadway Profits

LTL carrier Roadway Express second-quarter earnings fell 59 percent because of weak tonnage levels and warned that the third quarter would continue to be below last year's levels

Tags: Fleets

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

TransAm Expecting Cost Savings With Auxiliary Power

TransAm Trucking Inc. of Olathe, Kansas is spec'ing its fleet of over 1,000 tractors with auxiliary power units from Toronto-based RigMaster Power

Tags: Fleets

July 4, 2001 - Industry News

I-285 To Reopen This Weekend

Eastbound I-285 at Ga. 400 will reopen two weeks ahead of schedule

Tags: Highways

July 3, 2001 - Industry News

May Factory Orders Increase Following April Drop

New numbers released Tuesday by the U.S. Commerce Department show factory orders in the United States increased the most in nearly a year

Tags: Economy

July 3, 2001 - Industry News

1938 Kenworth Finishes Great Race In Top 15

CAT Scale's 1938 Kenworth crosses the finish line in Pasadena, Calif.

On June 30, CAT Scale's 1938 Kenworth crossed the finish line in Pasadena, Calif., completing a 4,500-mile race across America

Tags: Events

July 3, 2001 - Industry News

Trucks Are Pikes Peak Crowd Pleaser

Bruce Canepa and the Kenworth race truck, top and right, bettered their performance this year, while record-holder Mike Ryan and the Freightliner race truck, bottom, failed to finish the course.

The 79th Pikes Peak Race to the Clouds saw two big rig entries for this year, but only one finisher. Bruce Canepa, driving the CFI Kenworth T2000 uphill race truck, bettered his own recor

Tags: Events

July 2, 2001 - Industry News

Manufacturing, Spending, Construction Numbers Show Promise

Monday's June report from the National Association of Purchasing managers showed the manufacturing sector at its strongest in seven months

Tags: Economy

July 2, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Traffic Growing At L.A. Port

Truck traffic at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., is expected to double in the next 20 years

Tags: Intermodal

July 2, 2001 - Industry News

Alternative Truck Driving Championships Scheduled

Truck driving champs whose companies aren't American Trucking Associations members can compete in an alternate national competition

Tags: Events

July 2, 2001 - Industry News

Swift, M.S. Carriers Close Merger

It's official: Swift Transportation and M.S. Carriers have merged to create what they say is the largest truckload carrier in the country

Tags: Fleets

June 29, 2001 - Industry News

West Coast Port Coalition To Look At Extended Gate Hours

A recently formed coalition of West Coast port interests wants to see if extended gate hours will help resolve congestion problems

Tags: Intermodal

June 29, 2001 - Industry News

Another Lawsuit Filed Against Asche Officials

Top executives of Asche Transportation Services ares the target of a second lawsuit alleging financial shenanigans

Tags: Fleets

June 29, 2001 - Industry News

New Coalition To Promote Intermodal Infrastructure Investment

A group of transportation associations, ports, corridors, engineering firms, and state and local government authorities have teamed up to promote improving the nation's intermodal freight transportation infrastructure

Tags: Intermodal

June 29, 2001 - Industry News

Funny Business

You generally don't think about insurance companies as having a sense of humor. Traffic safety is a serious subject, but State Farm Insurance researchers found some things to smile about as they conducted their work involving America's most dangerous intersections -- funny intersection names

Tags: Highways

June 28, 2001 - Industry News

Celadon Sells Flatbed Division

Celadon Group, Indianapolis, has sold Cheetah Transportation, its flatbed business, to American Trans-Freight of Morrisville, Pa

Tags: Fleets

June 28, 2001 - Industry News

Railroad Launches Cross-Border Intermodal Service

The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company, Fort Worth, Texas, launched a service to compete with cross-border trucking

Tags: Intermodal

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Weekend Closures Planned On I-285

Starting July 6, watch out for weekend closures of a stretch of I-285 on the southeast side of Atlanta

Tags: Highways

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Fed Cuts Interest Rates Quarter Point

Today's 0.25% cut in interest rates by the Federal Reserve Board brings the six month total reduction to 2.75% and signals to consumers and investors that it is safe to keep spending

Tags: Economy

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Summit III: Fleets In Survival Mode

While there are a few bright spots, the industry must undergo more pain before it climbs out of the current recession. That was the consensus among speakers at Newport’s Economic Summit III in Las Vegas yesterday.

Tags: Economy

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Parade Kicks Off ITS

Trucks parade down the Vegas strip to kick off the International Trucking Show.

Las Vegas became a little more like Disneyland Tuesday afternoon as more than 60 of the best-looking trucks in the nation paraded down the Strip the day before the 40th annual International Trucking Show

Tags: Events

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Expect More Delays On I-55

Construction on I-55 through Jefferson County near St. Louis will cause more lane closings and delays

Tags: Highways

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

CF Names Mexico Director

Consolidated Freightways has named Brian Casey to head up its Mexico business operations south of the border

Tags: Fleets

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Crash Means Delays On N.J. Interstate

A three-truck crash that damaged a bridge on Interstate 80 near Denville, N.J., will mean delays for weeks or even months

Tags: Highways

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Rest Area To Be Resurrected On Long Island Expressway

The New York Department of Transportation intends to rebuild a controversial rest area on the Long Island Expressway

Tags: Highways

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Good News On Economic Front

A new report on manufacturing today provides strong evidence that April may have been the bottom of the ongoing recession in manufacturing

Tags: Economy

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