December 21, 1999 - Industry News
The bulk of the real estate of bankrupt LTL carrier Preston Trucking has been sold to an Ohio investment firm for $68.4 million
Georgia is changing its Interstate exit numbering system to reflect the number of miles rather than the number of exits
The West Virginia Turnpike has added the E-ZPass electronic toll collection system
RPS, FDX Corp.'s business-to-business small-package ground carrier, plans to start offering residential delivery in March
The U.S. trucking industry is busier than ever delivering the goods for the 1999 holiday season
December 20, 1999 - Industry News
A proposed merger between two railway giants could mean long-term increased competition for truckload carriers
December 18, 1999 - Industry News
Trailer shipments through October totaled 234,105 units, down 17.9% from the same period in 1998, according to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Census and the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Assn
December 17, 1999 - Industry News
Smithway Motor Xpress Corp., citing a shortage of qualified drivers, said Friday it expects fourth-quarter profits to fall to about 6 cents a share from the year-earlier 31 cents a share
December 16, 1999 - Industry News
FDX, the parent company of FedEx says lackluster earnings in its most recent fiscal quarter were due to higher fuel prices and the loss of market share to United Parcel Service.
UPS expects to deliver its highest one-day package volume of the year today - nearly 18 million packages
Joplin, MO-based truckload carrier recently opened an expansion to its El Paso, TX, terminal facility.
Trucks carried 71.7% of freight, measured by value, in the US in 1997, according to the Commodity Flow Survey just released as part of the 1997 Census of Business.
December 15, 1999 - Industry News
The New Jersey Turnpike's proposal to raise tolls in 2001 and 2003 drew mixed reviews during public hearings this week
December 14, 1999 - Industry News
Public hearings are being held today and tomorrow on the proposed toll hike on the New Jersey Turnpike
December 13, 1999 - Industry News
After more than two years, trucks are again allowed on I-75 through Covington, KY, into Cincinnati
A fatal rockslide last week has prompted Colorado officials to speed up plans to make improvements to I-70 to prevent more slides
Suttles Truck Leasing, Demopolis, AL, has been merged with Dana Transport of Avenel, NJ.
December 10, 1999 - Industry News
November U.S. retail truck sales for Class 6-8 fell 7.3% from October to 35,719. But the total was 18.5% above last November.
Georgia's Department of Transportation is expected to start reviewing a report this month on building a new "Northern Arc" highway near Atlanta to deal with the city's growing traffic congestion
Ryder System will take a 4th quarter pretax restructuring charge of $42 to $47 million for costs associated with its recently announced reorganization
December 9, 1999 - Industry News
TRISM, Inc. has had its Chapter 11 reorganization plan approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.
Truckload fleets are proposing rate increases of up to 10% to counter the effects of higher fuel prices and labor costs.
December 8, 1999 - Industry News
Heartland Express has opened its new regional terminal just west of Atlanta
December 7, 1999 - Industry News
Yellow Freight System has redesigned its web site to make it easier for customers to access relevant information and manage shipping activity
The Board of Directors of Simon Transportation Services has rejected a possible tender offer for shares of the company's Class A common stock by Jerry Moyes.
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