December 15, 2000 - Industry News
A class-action lawsuit challenging the proposed sale of American Freightways to FedEx Corp. was dismissed at the plaintiff's request before being served against AF and its board
The Virginia Department of Transportation is shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange this week as an extensive reconstruction project continues on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl.
ABF Freight System, an LTL carrier based in Fort Smith, Ark., has announced its 2001 Road Team, consisting of 12 employees from the company’s North American network
General Motors is hoping to realize big savings in shipping costs through a new joint venture with CNF, a global supply chain management company and the parent of regional LTL carrier Con-Way
December 14, 2000 - Industry News
With adjustments for inflation, rail rates fell 45.3% from 1984 to 1999, according to a study by the Surface Transportation Board’s Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration (OEEAA)
FedEx Corp. and UPS yesterday both announced that they are expecting flat growth this month thanks to soft shipment volumes
The Midwest was still dealing with widespread power outages and difficult travel early this morning, hoping for relief from storms that brought freezing rain, frigid temperatures and heavy snowfall throughout the week
December 13, 2000 - Industry News
U.S. Xpress, Chattanooga, Tenn., has signed on with ShowCase Corp., a Chicago-based business solutions firm, to provide human resources, sales and marketing and a new corporate Intranet in a paperless system
Truckers and motorists traveling Texas highways will soon be able to enjoy 25 new rest stops designed to be more appealing and comfortable
December 12, 2000 - Industry News
Bob Etherton got a call early this morning from his dispatcher telling him to stay home because the Joplin, Mo., area is getting heavy snow with more on the way as a doozie of a winter storm continues to swee
M.S. Carriers, Memphis, Tenn., will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Phoenix-based Swift Transportation in a merger the two companies announced late yesterday
December 11, 2000 - Industry News
Con-Way Southern Express, a regional less-than-truckload carrier based in Fort Worth, Texas, announced the opening a new volume freight handling center in Birmingham, Ala
Snow took over much of the Midwest today, creating dangerous highway conditions in the Chicago metro area and northeastern Oklahoma
December 8, 2000 - Industry News
A bridge on northbound I-5 in Oregon will be temporarily closed for repairs, affecting truck traffic two miles north of Roseburg
December 7, 2000 - Industry News
Swift Transportation will pay $450,000 to settle a government lawsuit alleging that it paid six women managers less than their male colleagues
The rest of the world is starting to sit up and notice how the trucking industry is struggling.
Two major papers, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Boston Herald, are among those that have taken a look at trucking's hard time
Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., has improved its fuel savings programs for owner-operators and fleet owners
The National Private Truck Council and Idealease of North America have once again partnered to offer safety and compliance seminars
December 6, 2000 - Industry News
Some owner-operators pulling containers were hit hard by U.S. Trucking subsidiaries declaring bankruptcy last week.
According to Jim Stewart, spokesman for an association truckers at the Port of Savannah, Ga., more than 30 drivers at that port lost their escrow accounts, along with pay for work performed over the past few weeks, when U.S. Trucking subsidiary Gulf Northern Transport closed its doors Monday
December 4, 2000 - Industry News
Caterpillar's 6,000-acre Tinaja Hills proving grounds facility near Tucson, Ariz., was recently the site of special events hosted by Kenworth and International specifically for construction companies and other vocational truck users
Marten Transport will soon offer "real-time" shipment tracking over the Internet, plus a new way for its drivers to get road information
Yellow Freight System, an LTL carrier based in Overland Park, Kan., is expediting its Standard Ground service throughout the Northeastern U.S. and Canada
Highway officials say a newly implemented E-ZPass system on the Pennsylvania Turnpike has been causing some problems, thanks to motorists not following directions
Profit pressures from high fuel costs plus a softening of freight activity has caused truckload carriers to put the brakes on driver wage increases, says SignPost Inc.
According to the company’s latest National Survey of Driver Wages, fewer than 15% of carriers made wage changes in the third quarter of 2000. By comparison, more than 20% made changes in third quarter 1999, 23% in 1998, and almost 25% in 1997
The American Trucking Associations predicts that the U.S. trucking industry will haul another record amount of gifts and food this holiday season
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