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October 26, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Management Conference Begins Tomorrow

Trucking executives from across the country will be gathering this weekend for the American Trucking Assns.’ 2000 Management Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, which begins tomorrow and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 1

Tags: Events

October 26, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Study Looks at Trucking&#39s Future

The U.S. trucking industry faces a bright future as it enters the 21st century, according to the Fifth annual U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast produced for the American Trucking Associations

Tags: Economy

October 26, 2000 - Industry News

Last Stars & Stripes Show Truck Qualifier In Texas This Weekend

Truckers and their rigs are rolling into the Dallas area this weekend for the final qualifying event in the Stars and Stripes show truck series, put on by Newport Communications and the National Association of Show Trucks, and sponsored by Chevron. The event is taking place at Rip Griffin Truck/Travel Center, just outside of Dallas in the city of Terrell, I-20 exit 503, today through Sunday, Oct. 27-29

Tags: Events

October 26, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Conference Dubbed A "Celebration" of Legislative Victories

Despite enormous economic pressures facing the trucking industry, Walter B. McCormick Jr., president and CEO of the American Trucking Assns., gave an impassioned and upbeat keynote address to members to kick off the 2000 ATA Management Conference & Exhibitio

Tags: Events

October 25, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Pileup Kills Two in Ohio

Five big rigs, including a tanker truck, and a car collided and burned during heavy fog in Marysville, Ohio, yesterday, killing two people and creating a fireball that melted telephone wires

Tags: Highways

October 24, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Opens U.S./Mexico Border

Overnite Transportation, Richmond, Va., is expanding its services into Mexico with expedited cross-border transit

Tags: Fleets

October 24, 2000 - Industry News

Speed and Class

All visitors to the Richard Petty Driving Driving Experience get their photos taken with a race car. But a special group of participants last week had a Peterbilt truck in the picture, as well. Peterbilt brought about

Tags: Events

October 23, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Cut Carrier, Supplier Profits

As third-quarter financial reports continue to be released, it is evident that high fuel prices have affected both trucking companies and the manufacturers that supply them

Tags: Economy

October 23, 2000 - Industry News

Ohio DOT Takes a Closer Look at I-75

State highway officials are warning drivers to slow down on a section of Interstate 75 north of downtown Toledo following a series of truck accidents

Tags: Highways

October 22, 2000 - Industry News

Port Drivers Demonstrate at Long Beach

Port drivers for LHB Trucking, a carrier for Hyundai Shipping, Friday began a protest to bring attention to the high cost of fuel, low rates, unpaid hours and company deductions from their pay

Tags: Intermodal

October 22, 2000 - Industry News

Insurance Rates Are On the Rise for Trucking Companies, Says NAFC

Trucking companies are experiencing significant increases in bodily injury and property damage liability rates, according to the National Accounting and Finance Council of the American Trucking Associations

Tags: Economy

October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Road Closures Continue on I-95 in Virginia for "Mixing Bowl" Construction

The Virginia Department of Transportation is continuing an extensive reconstruction project on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl" this week, and is shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange

Tags: Highways

October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Tollway Offers New Connection to Mexico

Eleven years of a wealthy rancher’s determination finally paid off when the first privately built toll road in Texas opened this week

Tags: Highways

October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton Clutch Supports Trucker Appreciation Day

The Eaton Clutch Division (formerly Spicer Clutch) recently celebrated 10 years of supporting a trucker appreciation day held by a local dealer and truckstop outside Fremont, Ind

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October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Intrenet Appoints Outside Firm to Look Into Accounting Problems

Intrenet Inc., Milford, Ohio, has appointed an outside legal firm to help with the company's internal investigation of "accounting issues" the company discovered at its Columbus, Ohio-based Advanced Distribution System subsidiary

Tags: Fleets

October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Reports Net Income Doubles

Overnite Net Income Doubles Overnite Transportation, Richmond, Va., yesterday reported net income for the fourth quarter was double that of the previous year, despite the looming first anniversary of the Teamsters union's unfair labor practices strike next week

Tags: Fleets

October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Savannah Port Truckers Turn to Roadside Protests

Independent truckers who haul containers in and out of the Port of Savannah, Ga., continue to protest long wait times caused by the installation of a new computer system this week

Tags: Intermodal

October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Slowdowns Prompt Protest at Massachusetts Port

A labor dispute at the Port of Boston that led to a slowdown in processing trucks has had the truckers who haul containers in and out of the port fuming this week

Tags: Intermodal

October 18, 2000 - Industry News

E-ZPass Comes to Delaware Memorial Bridge

E-ZPass will be coming to the Delaware Memorial Bridge, completing a continuous electronic toll collection network from Boston to Baltimore

Tags: Highways

October 18, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics Signs Up French Electronics Maker

Schneider Logistics of Green Bay, Wis., announced it will provide global supply chain management for Thomson Multimedia of Boulogne-Cedex, France

Tags: Fleets

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

High Fuel Costs May Hit Retailers Harder Than Consumers

Despite high fuel prices, retail prices and shipping fees paid by consumers are likely to remain pretty consistent this holiday season, largely because of the intense competition between Internet and traditional retailers. That's the prediction of a

Tags: Economy

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

Arkansas Truckers Want to Revamp Highway Commission

The Arkansas Trucking Association wants to propose a constitutional amendment to expand the state Highway Commission and require its members to be elected

Tags: Highways

October 16, 2000 - Industry News

More Road Closures for Mixing Bowl Construction

The Virginia Department of Transportation is continuing an extensive reconstruction project on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl" this week, and is shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange

Tags: Highways

October 16, 2000 - Industry News

Savannah Port Truckers Continue Protest

Evan Lockridge, Contributing Editor Independent truckers serving the Port of Savannah, Ga., are continuing to turn up the heat on long delays at the facility. But there is some question as to whether things have really been slowed down at the port

Tags: Intermodal

October 16, 2000 - Industry News

Averitt Express Expands Service in Virginia

Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., has opened two new service centers in Winchester and Wytheville, Va

Tags: Fleets

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