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March 20, 2001 - Industry News

Fed Cuts U.S. Interest Rates

The Fed has spoken. Tuesday, the Federal Reserve cut short-term interest rates for the third time this year

Tags: Economy

March 20, 2001 - Industry News

SunPass Implementation Complete in Florida

Last week, the final phase of the SunPass replaced the ticket system on Florida's Turnpike

Tags: Highways

March 19, 2001 - Industry News

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

Trucking companies won't be surprised by a business consultant's survey that trucking is perceived as one of the hardest-hit businesses by the economic slowdown. But they may not think about what they need to do to

Tags: Economy

March 19, 2001 - Industry News

Texas Raising Much-Struck Bridge

Texas work crews have begun raising the Denton Drive bridge over Interstate 35E by 16 inches

Tags: Highways

March 18, 2001 - Industry News

Smithway to Acquire Alabama Flatbed Company

Smithway Motor Xpress, Ft. Dodge, Iowa, is buying Skipper Transportation, a flatbed carrier headquartered in Birmingham, Ala

Tags: Fleets

March 16, 2001 - Industry News

Freight Volume To Grow As Inventories Decrease

Lower inventories are the key to a growth in freight volume later this year. In spite of headlines about layoffs, lower profits and plunging stock prices, there are very clear signs that the economy is now on the upswin

Tags: Economy

March 16, 2001 - Industry News

Higher Tolls Push Trucks Off Oklahoma Turnpike

Higher tolls on Oklahoma turnpikes resulted in less truck travel on the roads in February

Tags: Highways

March 16, 2001 - Industry News

Future of Trucking To Be Addressed At Arizona Conference

Representatives and decision-makers from government, the heavy-duty vehicle industry, and energy companies are headed to Arizona to discuss the future of the heavy-duty vehicle industry

Tags: Events

March 16, 2001 - Industry News

2000 Big Year for Tires

Truck makers may be in a slump, but more tires than ever rolled off assembly lines and onto highways last year

Tags: Economy

March 16, 2001 - Industry News

LMRI Gets Funding Boost

Logistics Management Resources has received a commitment from Hutchinson Investments Limited for $20 million in additional financing

Tags: Fleets

March 16, 2001 - Industry News

Construction Forces Trucks From Ohio’s I-70

Heavy trucks have been banned from Interstate 70 east of downtown Columbus, Ohio, while roadwork is being completed

Tags: Highways

March 16, 2001 - Industry News

Maine Wants Trucks Back On Interstates

Maine officials are urging Congress to change a law that bars trucks heavier than 80,000 pounds from some federal highways

Tags: Highways

March 15, 2001 - Industry News

Yellow Expands to Nashville and Charlotte

As part of an ongoing re-structuring of the Yellow North American transportation network, the company has expanded its Standard Ground Regional Advantage service to Nashville, Tenn., and Charlotte, N.C

Tags: Fleets

March 14, 2001 - Industry News

Stars & Stripes Winners Shine in Louisville

Stars & Stripes champions Asbury (top) and Knight (bottom)

There were happy tears, shouts of joy, hugs and handshakes in abundance Saturday as a standing-room-only crowd learned the winners of the Stars & Stripes Show Truck Series championship. Jerry Asbury's purple-blue 1999 Kenworth W900L took first place in the bobtail competition, while Marvin and Barb Knight's "Almost Paradise," a 1999 Kenworth with tropical and undersea murals on both tractor and trailer, took first place in combination. Each won $30,000 and the Truck-Lite Trophy

Tags: Events

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

Tags: Highways

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

Tags: Highways

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

Tags: Highways

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

Tags: Highways

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

Tags: Events

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

Tags: Events

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

Tags: Fleets

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

Tags: Highways

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

Tags: Highways

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

Tags: Fleets

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+

Tags: Highways

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