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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Kentucky Bans Trucks from U.S. 119

News that trucks were involved in most of the wrecks on Pine Mountain in Kentucky since 1996 has prompted the state to ban trucks from U.S. 119

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Illinois Bridge Closed to Trucks

Cracks and corrosion in and on support beams of the McKinley Bridge near Venice, Ill., mean truck drivers will have to find another route

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Connecticut Study Affirms Truck Parking Shortage

A study released earlier this month by the Connecticut Department of Transportation says the state needs almost 1,200 more spaces to accommodate commercial truck traffic

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

New Mexico Moves to Lower Truck Speed Limit

The New Mexico Senate passed a bill last week that would lower the speed limit for heavy vehicles on that state’s highways

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March 12, 2001 - Industry News

Conference to Address Safety and Loss Issues

The Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council of the American Trucking Associations will hold its 2001 Security Forum at the Adams Mark Hotel, Memphis, Tenn., June 4-5

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March 12, 2001 - Industry News

World's Largest Truck Convoy To Be Attempted

A Florida's sheriff's office is attempting to organize the world's largest truck convoy

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March 12, 2001 - Industry News

USFreightways suffers first-quarter slump

First-quarter profits will be off the analysts’ mark, say officials at USFreightways Corp., which also announced Friday plans for significant job cuts

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March 10, 2001 - Industry News

Houston Experiment Could Lead to Permanent Lane Restrictions

Will Houston be the next to restrict heavy trucks to certain lanes

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March 10, 2001 - Industry News

NC Wants Lower Truck Speed Limits

Will slowing down trucks improve the image of trucking? Charles Diehl, president of the North Carolina Trucking Association, thinks so

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March 9, 2001 - Industry News

LandStar Opens Facility in Laredo

Landstar System, Jacksonville, Fla., has opened its first multi-purpose trailer interchange facility in Laredo, Texas

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March 9, 2001 - Industry News

Roads, Bridges Get Dismal Report Card

The American Society of Civil Engineers last week released a report giving the U.S. government a humiliating "D+

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March 8, 2001 - Industry News

Schneider National Contractors Offered PrePass

Schneider National will offer the PrePass weigh station bypass system to its entire independent contractor fleet of 2,300 trucks

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March 8, 2001 - Industry News

Burlington Buys Trans-States

Burlington Motor Carriers Daleville, Ind., has purchased Trans-States Lines of Fort Smith, Ark

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March 8, 2001 - Industry News

NAFC Meeting to Cover Financial Topics

The slowing economy and e-business will be among the topics tackled at this year's National Accounting & Finance Council's Annual Conference

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March 8, 2001 - Industry News

Emergency Repairs to Oregon's I-5 Expected to be Finished Early

The Oregon Department of Transportation now expects the emergency repair of the Fords Bridge on Interstate 5, 2 miles north of Canyonville, to be finished by March 26

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March 7, 2001 - Industry News

I-15 to be Improved from LA to Vegas

A five-year improvement program begins this month on Interstate 15 between Los Angeles and the Las Vegas area

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March 7, 2001 - Industry News

Major Delays Possible in I-94 Bridge Construction

Watch out for lengthy delays as the result of a major bridge reconstruction project scheduled to begin April 1 along the Bishop Ford Freeway (I-94) in Chicago

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March 7, 2001 - Industry News

I-290 Lanes Narrowed in Chicago

The final year of construction on the massive Hillside Bottleneck improvement project near Schaumburg, Ill., will begin March 15, weather permitting

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March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Trucks Banned from I-70 Construction Project

Trucks will be banned from I-70 east of downtown Columbus, Ohio, starting today

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March 6, 2001 - Industry News

I-710 Planning Effort Under Way

Truck lanes are one possibility being looked at in a two-year study to improve traffic conditions on Interstate 710 and nearby surface streets in the Los Angeles area

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March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Load Availability Expected to Pick Up This Month

Although available loads continued to tighten beyond the normal seasonal trend in January and February, they have started to pick up

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March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Cargo Loss Conference Adds Session on Claims Handling

The American Trucking Associations new Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council will present a "Fundamentals of Loss & Damage Claim Handling" semina

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March 5, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx, UPS Turn up the Heat

Competition between FedEx and UPS is heating up, with both making announcements affecting drop-off locations

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March 5, 2001 - Industry News

Company Charged in Driver Death

A California trucking company is up on charges that it is responsible for a crash that killed one of its drivers

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March 5, 2001 - Industry News

Northeast Braces for Storm

Connecticut banned tractor-trailers from state highways this morning as part of preparations Northeastern states are making for a massive winter storm moving into the area

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