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April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Houston Port Decries Environmental Plans

Officials at the Port of Houston are fighting a rule that would ban operating equipment such as cranes, forklifts and yard jockeys from 6 a.m. till noon

Tags: Intermodal

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Speed Limit Lowered on Stretch of Pennsylvania Turnpike

The speed limit has been dropped from 65 to 55 mph on a mountainous stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike

Tags: Highways

April 3, 2001 - Industry News

Consolidated Freightways Opens New Terminals

Consolidated Freightways opens two new terminals this month in Phoenix, Ariz. and Laredo, Texas

Tags: Fleets

April 3, 2001 - Industry News

Stars & Stripes Show Truck Events Planned for ITS, TruckerFest

The red-hot show truck competition seen at this year's Mid-America Trucking Show will get even hotter this summer. Organizers of the Stars & Stripes Show Truck Series have two more events planned for this year

Tags: Events

April 2, 2001 - Industry News

Good News In Latest Economic Reports

Two key economic reports issued yesterday both signaled that the U.S. economy is on the way back. The National Association of Purchasing Managers reported a rise in manufacturing in March, and the Census Bureau reported a strong rise in construction spending in February

Tags: Economy

April 2, 2001 - Industry News

Third-Party Logistics Firm to Handle Military Freight

Eagle Global Logistics has been awarded a $33 million contract to handle selected military freight in three southeastern states

Tags: Fleets

March 30, 2001 - Industry News

Illinois Governor's Plan Would Phase Out Tolls

Illinois Gov. George Ryan last week announced a plan that would increase tolls in the short term in exchange for getting rid of toll booths in the long term

Tags: Highways

March 29, 2001 - Industry News

Matlack Files Chapter 11

Matlack Systems, Wilmington, Del., one of the nation's largest tank transporters for the chemical industry, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Tags: Fleets

March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Canadian National To Boost Montreal Intermodal Capacity

Canadian National plans to build a state-of-the-art intermodal terminal at its Taschereau Yard in the municipalities of Saint-Laurent and Lachine near Montreal as part of a $47 million terminal consolidation plan

Tags: Intermodal

March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Con-Way Gets Into Air Freight Forwarding

Less-than-truckload carrier Con-Way Transportation Services, Ann Arbor, Mich, will enter the air freight forwarding business with the opening of Con-Way Air Express

Tags: Fleets

March 28, 2001 - Industry News

New Penn Named LTL Carrier of the Year By Shipper Group

New Penn Motor Express, a subsidiary of Arnold Industries, earned a rating of 100% on-time delivery to receive the 2000 LTL Re-Distribution Carrier Award from the WPG Shippers Association

Tags: Fleets

March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Heartland Express Announces Drivers of the Year

Heartland Express, Coralville, Iowa, honored one company driver and one owner-operator from each terminal with Driver of the Year honors

Tags: Fleets

March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Louisiana Weigh Stations to Get PrePass Automation

Louisiana has decided to deploy PrePass automatic weigh station bypass systems at 12 locations - a decision that will allow PrePass equipped trucks to travel coast-to-coast on I-10 without stopping for scales

Tags: Highways

March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Barometers Mixed

The barometers that trucking sometimes turns to in order to gauge the future health of the industry are mixed. As recently as yesterday, several figures were released which, while they weren’t cause for celebration, weren’t cause for alarm, either

Tags: Economy

March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Investor Sues Former Asche Directors

An investor has filed suit against former directors and auditors of Asche Transportation Services

Tags: Fleets

March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Resurfacing Project On I-290/Illinois 53 Begins April 2

A nighttime and weekend patching and resurfacing project for I-290/Illinois 53 in northwest suburban Cook County, Ill., is scheduled to begin Monday, April 2

Tags: Highways

March 26, 2001 - Industry News

Hebe: No Recovery Without Crude Oil Price Turnaround

Jim Hebe

The single most important factor that brought down the trucking industry’s fortunes was energy cost, and those fortunes won’t change until fuel prices decline, says Freightliner CEO Jim Hebe

Tags: Economy

March 24, 2001 - Industry News

Speed Limit Legislation Ebbs and Flows

Legislation that would raise highway speed limits, and in some cases hold heavy trucks to a lower limit than other vehicles, is on the table in several states. In others, amendments and bills have died or been defeated

Tags: Highways

March 23, 2001 - Industry News

Beauty Trucks Shine in Louisville

Crowds move among nearly 130 show trucks the opening day of the Mid-America Trucking Show. Photo by Bette Garber.

Nearly 130 trucks converged on Louisville, Ky., for the first Stars & Stripes championship and Paul K. Young Memorial Truck Show

Tags: Events

March 23, 2001 - Industry News

Hoover Dam Bypass Project Progressing

The Federal Highway Administration has signed a Record of Decision allowing the long-awaited Hoover Dam Bypass project to proceed

Tags: Highways

March 23, 2001 - Industry News

Fords Bridge Now Reopen

Load restrictions on the southbound side of Fords Bridge on Interstate 5, just north of Canyonville, Ore., have been lifted ahead of schedule

Tags: Highways

March 22, 2001 - Industry News

Judge Upholds USPS-FedEx Agreement

FedEx drop boxes are appearing at post offices under a deal fought by Emery.

A U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge has upheld a $6 billion, no-bid contract between the U.S. Postal Service and FedEx Corp. challenged by Emery

Tags: Fleets

March 22, 2001 - Industry News

Imports and Exports Down at West Coast Ports

Truckers at West Coast ports were working less as containerized imports and exports fell in February

Tags: Intermodal

March 22, 2001 - Industry News

All-Girl Pit Crew at Stars & Stripes

Reporting from ground zero Wednesday night at the Paul K. Young Memorial Truck Show and Stars & Stripes National Championships in Louisville, Ky. Right now and on through the night, truckers are putting the finishing touches on their rig

Tags: Events

March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Summit II: Trucking Will Grow, But First -- the Recession

Jeffrey Kauffman, Merrill Lynch

The trucking industry will expand to meet an enormous increase in demand over the next two decades. Internet-based technologies will provide new efficiencies, of course, but first we have a genuine recession to deal with

Tags: Economy

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