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January 5, 2001 - Industry News

Slater to Address Transportation Research Board

U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater today will deliver an address on the Clinton administration's transportation accomplishments and the challenges facing the new administration in transportation policy as he chairs a panel discussion at the 2001 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

Tags: Events

January 5, 2001 - Industry News

CF Opens New Terminals on Both Sides of Border

Consolidated Freightways is expanding long-haul operations and capabilities throughout its Mexico division with $17.0 million in new construction and upgraded terminals on both sides of the border

Tags: Fleets

January 5, 2001 - Industry News

Virginia DOT to Shut Down Parts of I-95 This Week

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced lane closures for this weekend on I-95 in Springfield

Tags: Highways

January 4, 2001 - Industry News

Intrenet Hit With Class Action Suit

Intrenet, the Ohio-based flatbed company that ceased operating Jan. 2, is being targeted in a lawsuit by shareholders who are accusing the company of stock fraud

Tags: Fleets

January 4, 2001 - Industry News

Oregon Limits Weights on Applegate River Bridge

Weight restrictions are in effect for the Applegate River Bridge on U.S. Hwy. 199 near Grants Pass, Ore

Tags: Highways

January 4, 2001 - Industry News

Virginia Wants Fewer Trucks on Route 17

The Virginia Department of Transportation has recently made several changes regarding truck traffic on Route 17 because of requests from local citizens and public officials

Tags: Highways

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Dealers To Convene In Baltimore

The American Truck Dealers association will hold it38th Annual Convention and Exposition April 21-23 in Baltimore

Tags: Events

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Custom Critical Opens ExpressCenter in Reno

FedEx Custom Critical has opened an ExpressCenter in Reno, Nev., specializing in critical shipments of any weight that requires same day or early next day delivery

Tags: Fleets

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

Feds Drop Interest Rate; Could be Good News for Trucking

In a rare between-meetings decision, the Federal Reserve has cut a key interest rate by half a point trying to keep the nation out of a recession. The first decrease in rates in two years could be good new

Tags: Economy

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

Atlanta Suburb Nixes Trucking Terminal

City commissioners from an Atlanta suburb voted unanimously to reject plans for a 100-bay truck terminal earlier this week

Tags: Fleets

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Posts Record Results

UPS reported record revenues and earnings for the fourth quarter and the year, despite slowing U.S. business

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January 2, 2001 - Industry News

Intrenet Closing Doors

One of the nation's largest truckload flatbed carriers is closing its doors

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January 2, 2001 - Industry News

Airborne Express Announces New Pricing

Following rate hikes by competitors FedEx and UPS, Airborne Express this week announced a new pricing structure

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December 29, 2000 - Industry News

Will Fleets Buy More Trucks?

Editor's Note: This is the final installment in a series of predictions for 2001, both serious and tongue-in-cheek, from Truckinginfo.com's editors. Our economist offers thoughts on how the economy will affect truck sales, while Truck Sales &

Tags: Economy

December 29, 2000 - Industry News

The View From Behind the Mic

Editor's Note: This is the third in a series of predictions for 2001, both serious and tongue-in-cheek, from Truckinginfo.com's editors. The Million Trucker March will be organized as the single biggest protest ever over high fuel prices.

Tags: Economy

December 29, 2000 - Industry News

Expect Lane Closures on I-95 Mixing Bowl This Week in Virginia

There will be several lane closures on Interstate 95 this week in Virginia as the massive reconstruction project continues on the "mixing bowl" interchange

Tags: Highways

December 29, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Report Says Improve Highway Connections to Intermodal Facilities

U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater has recommended to Congress that National Highway System connections to major intermodal facilities be improved

Tags: Intermodal

December 28, 2000 - Industry News

Deadly Winter Storms Head Into Northeast

Icy roads have killed an estimated 22 people in Texas, but trucker Mark Heath was smart and pulled off the road to wait it out between Abilene and Fort Worth. The million-mile safe driver was featured by phone in an interview with CNN yesterday morning. "If you don't have to be out there, you don't need to be out there on this mess," he told CNN anchor Daryn Kagan.

Tags: Highways

December 28, 2000 - Industry News

Plans for North Atlanta Terminal Prompt Opposition

One trucking company's plans to build a trucking terminal in the metro Atlanta area are coming up against pretty stiff opposition from area residents and a planning and zoning commission

Tags: Fleets

December 28, 2000 - Industry News

UPS Raises Rates

UPS will raise rates for its commercial ground services 3.1% starting Feb. 5, 2001

Tags: Fleets

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

Texas Legislature Looks at Congestion Solutions

Texas state legislators next year will face a number of highway issues, including how to pay for new highway construction to help solve congestion problems in the state

Tags: Highways

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Express to Raise Rates

FedEx Express announced that it will increase domestic rates by nearly 5% beginning Feb. 1

Tags: Fleets

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Trucking to Change Name, Relocate

After declaring bankruptcy at its four trucking subsidiaries, U.S. Trucking Inc. plans to change its name to U.S. Holding Corp., relocate its corporate offices to Louisville, and effect a 1-for-100 stock split

Tags: Fleets

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

Southern Plains Plagued by Ice, Snow

Ice and snow continues to make travel hazardous or even impossible across much of the southern half of the country

Tags: Highways

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

Prime’s Rib Dinners Surprise Working Truckers On Christmas Day

Let’s hear it for Prime Inc.’s Christmas spirit. The Springfield, Mo., carrier offered free traditional Christmas dinners to CDL-licensed drivers out on the road on Christmas Day. The dinner invitation, “Welcome to our house for Christmas dinner...” was extended via the twinkling lights of an electric display sign towering over I-44. Truckers who took Prime up on its offer numbered 250

Tags: Fleets

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