March 20, 2000 - Industry News
After 70 years in the freight hauling business, Portland, OR, based Silver Eagle Inc. has closed its doors. The company cited several problems, including the recent runup in fuel prices, computer problems, and rising labor costs
March 17, 2000 - Industry News
The 11th annual Mother’s Day Convoy, which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Susquehanna Valley in south-central Pennsylvania, has been scheduled for May 14 at the Burle Industries parking lot on Route 23, east of Lancaster.
Arrow Trucking Co., Tulsa, OK, has enhanced its website, www.arrowtrucking.com, to give customers the ability to tender loads, access load documents and learn the tariff miles form city to city.
Viking Freight Inc. has expanded its Canada service to include the convenience of through rate quotes and through tracing via the Internet.
USFreightways Corporation, Rosemont, IL, has formed USF Worldwide Logistics, a new operating group which brings the company's logistics and freight forwarding business units into one organization.
Schneider Logistics, Green Bay, WI, has acquired the freight payment services of Tranzact Systems, Ltd., a freight payment business that processes in excess of $4 billion in payments annually.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board has told large railroads not to pursue further merger activities until it can come up with new rules governing merger proceedings. STB said it would take about 15 months to adopt new rules.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission has accused Roadway Express Inc. of discrimination against blacks and women.
March 16, 2000 - Industry News
A three-day boycott of a container yard at the Port of Houston’s Barbours Cut Terminal has received widespread support from the 1,000 - 1,500 truckers who serve the port
Truckers can now get up-to-the-minute information on closures and traffic delays on Oregon state highways through the Oregon Department of Transportation's free QuickFax service
March 15, 2000 - Industry News
The long period of relatively cheap insurance seems to be over. We’re hearing a few reports of price hikes as high 25-30% -- mainly for liability and workers’ compensation -- but the general consensus leans more toward 10-15%.
As spring arrives, several construction projects will get underway in the St. Louis area. They include night and midday pavement and bridge-deck repairs on Interstate 44, between Lindbergh Blvd. in Kirkwood and Murdoch Ave. in Webster
March 14, 2000 - Industry News
The U.S. economy is in a "golden age" of prosperity that has lasted 17 years and while there may be a recession in the next 5-10 years, the overall outlook is for steady economic growth.
"The process of moving freight--traditional trucking--is about to become a commodity, not a differentiator that is sustainable," Freightliner president/CEO Jim Hebe said addressing the recent annual meeting of TRALA.
A global alliance of all modes of transportation is evolving, and logistics will make it work, says U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donohue.
FedEx Corp. has launched a new home delivery service designed to compete with rival UPS in the burgeoning e-commerce-based business.
March 13, 2000 - Industry News
According to our data, freight volume should expand 5.5% this year. Because last year's big 7% gain came at the end of the year, the 5.5% annual forecast will be hit if the four quarters this
An 18-month project is underway to improve the northbound lanes of Interstate 25 between Bijou and Fillmore Streets in Colorado Springs. Northbound traffic will be rerouted to a temporary road alongside the southbound lanes of
The opening of a new $100 million berth at Norfolk International Terminals will be delayed at
least four months due to community opposition.
The Illinois Department of Transportation will soon begin the two-year task of unsnarling the Hillside Bottleneck in the Chicago area
March 10, 2000 - Industry News
Celadon Group, Inc. plans to take its TruckersCo-op.com subsidiary public and change the name to TruckersB2B.com, Inc
March 8, 2000 - Industry News
In the midst of a capital improvement program to reconstruct 16 service plazas, the Ohio Turnpike Commission has announced that it will close two plazas in March and another two in September.
Con-Way Southern Express, Ann Arbor, MI, is moving its Longview, TX, service center operations to Tyler, TX, effective May 1, 2000. The company cited increased business as the reason for the move.
Cardinal Logistics, Concord, NC, presented 17 of its top, senior drivers with their own, custom-designed 2000 International Eagle trucks. A reward for outstanding contributions to the company's success, the rigs also feature a door sticker indicating that their trucks have been custom-designed per their own specifications.
Prime Inc. has named the recipients of its Contractor of the Year 2000 Awards. Chosen for their on-time performance, profitability and safety records, the winners received a $1,000 cash prize and will represent Prime throughout 2000 at truck shows and other promotional events.
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