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December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Predicted to Deliver Record Holiday Season

The American Trucking Associations predicts that the U.S. trucking industry will haul another record amount of gifts and food this holiday season

Tags: Economy

December 1, 2000 - Industry News

Worst Of Economic Downturn Is Here

Recent economic reports confirm that the U.S. economy is now near the bottom of this business cycle.

Tags: Economy

December 1, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Trucking Subsidiaries Declare Bankruptcy

U.S. Trucking, Charleston, S.C., announced today that its four operating subsidiaries have filed for bankruptcy

Tags: Fleets

November 30, 2000 - Industry News

SAE Truck and Bus Meeting Set for Next Week

A panel of government and industry officials will discuss truck safety issues as well as the future of diesel engines next week at the Society of Automotive Engineers International Truck and Bus Meeting & Exhibition in Portland, Ore., December 4-6

Tags: Events

November 29, 2000 - Industry News

Dick Simon Trucking Specs Air-Weigh Scales

Dick Simon Trucking, Salt Lake City, will be installing Air-Weigh on-board truck scales in 1,275 new Utility 3000R trailers to be delivered through December 2001

Tags: Fleets

November 29, 2000 - Industry News

Black Ice Causes Accidents on West Virginia Turnpike

Black ice on West Virginia Turnpike bridges and hills caused numerous accidents this morning, bringing traffic to a standstill, according to Associated Press reports

Tags: Highways

November 28, 2000 - Industry News

Expect Holiday Delays on Arkansas Interstates

Construction crews that eventually should mean better highways in Arkansas are clogging up the Interstates, with highway officials warning of more possible backups during the upcoming holidays

Tags: Highways

November 28, 2000 - Industry News

Speed Limits on Highway 164 in Wisconsin Back to 55

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is reinstalling 55-mph speed limit signs along most segments of Highway 164 in Washington and Waukesha counties this week after the completion of highway construction that had led to a 45 mph limit

Tags: Highways

November 22, 2000 - Industry News

Averitt Express Profiled in <I>Internet Week</I> Magazine

Averitt Express, a transportation and logistics provider in Cookesville, Tenn., was recently profiled by Internet Week Magazine in an article focusing on customer relationship management

Tags: Fleets

November 21, 2000 - Industry News

Snowstorm Hits Buffalo Area

People in Buffalo, N.Y., were stranded in offices, supermarkets, hospitals and restaurants Monday night as a fierce snowstorm stranded highway travelers. The Cleveland area may be next

Tags: Highways

November 20, 2000 - Industry News

Trailer Sales Dive Despite Strong Signs for Freight

Despite the strong economy, shipments of new trailers dropped 17% in the third quarter and were down 5.6% for the year, according to the latest manufacturer survey by Economic Planning Associates

Tags: Economy

November 20, 2000 - Industry News

CCX Opens New York Metropolitan Facility

CNF's Con-Way Central Express, an LTL carrier based in Palo Alto, Calif., recently opened a new service center in the Rochester, N.Y., metropolitan area to handle an increase in freight volume

Tags: Fleets

November 20, 2000 - Industry News

Construction on I-15 in Salt Lake City Ahead of Schedule

Construction of Interstate 15 through Salt Lake County in Utah should be completed within budget and ahead of schedule

Tags: Highways

November 20, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Turnpike Considering Cutting Speed Limit for Trucks

Lower speed limits for big rigs could be coming to the Pennsylvania Turnpike as soon as next year if officials have their way

Tags: Highways

November 20, 2000 - Industry News

22 Truck Drivers Named Goodyear State Highway Heroes

Truck drivers over the past year rescued a kidnapped 8-year-old girl, pulled motorists from fiery crashes and came to the aid of a police officer who was being brutally attacked

Tags: Highways

November 18, 2000 - Industry News

AAA Predicts Record Thanksgiving Travel

A record 38.9 million Americans plan a Thanksgiving holiday getaway of 100 miles or more from home this week, according to AAA, meaning crowded highways and travel centers

Tags: Highways

November 16, 2000 - Industry News

New York, New Jersey Officials Could Give Night-Owl Truckers a Toll Break

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is looking into a plan that could end up rewarding trucks for traveling at night on bridges in the New York City area

Tags: Highways

November 16, 2000 - Industry News

NJ Truck Ban Extended Yet Again

New Jersey's ever-expanding ban on big trucks has grown once again. But this time, the impact on interstate truckers will be minimal

Tags: Highways

November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Old Dominion Freight Line Plans to Move Headquarters

Old Dominion Freight Line, High Point, N.C., is planning to move its corporate headquarters to Thomasville, N.C., so its central office can have more space

Tags: Fleets

November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Maine Turnpike Project Near Completion

The first major phase of the Maine Turnpike's $135 million widening is expected to be done by the end of December

Tags: Highways

November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Texas Insurance Company Says Goodbye to Trucking

A Texas insurance company has bowed out of the trucking industry, claiming losses are just too high to keep insuring trucks

Tags: Economy

November 13, 2000 - Industry News

Texas Gets Short-Changed in Funding for Free Trade Highways, Officials Say

Texas officials contend that they’re getting much less federal money than they should for maintaining roadways where free-trade-related truck traffic is blamed for burgeoning accident rates and severe crowding

Tags: Highways

November 13, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Acquires American Freightways

FedEx Corp. is buying regional carrier American Freightways for $28.13 per share, or approximately $1.2 billion, to expand its regional less-than-truckload service to all 48 states

Tags: Fleets

November 10, 2000 - Industry News

Trucks Over 80,000 Pounds May Have to Detour Bridges on Oregon&#39;s I-5

Recent inspections of three 1950s-era bridges on Interstate 5 in Oregon have identified structural problems that question their load-carrying capacity

Tags: Highways

November 10, 2000 - Industry News

CSE Opens Freight Assembly Center in Virginia

Con-Way Southern Express, a regional less-than-truckload commercial freight carrier, recently announced the opening of a new 101-door freight assembly center in Chester, Va

Tags: Fleets

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