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February 5, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Traffic Down Along Ohio Turnpike

A slowing economy is translating into fewer trucks taking the Ohio Turnpike

Tags: Highways

February 5, 2001 - Industry News

New Report Gives Details On Trucker Pay & Benefits

A new report from the American Trucking Associations indicates truck driver pay is continuing to move up. The 2000 Driver Compensation Study indicates pay for both solo and team drivers increased more than 15 percent since 1997, to an average of $40,883 per year

Tags: Fleets

February 1, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Asked to Avoid Salt Lake City During Olympics

The 2002 Winter Olympics are a year away, but organizers are already asking truckers to avoid the area around Salt Lake City during the games

Tags: Highways

February 1, 2001 - Industry News

New Penn Opens Buffalo Terminal

New Penn Motor Express, Lebanon, Pa., has completed construction of a new facility in the Buffalo, N.Y., area

Tags: Fleets

January 31, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Welcomes Interest Rate Cut

Trucking and the rest of the U.S. economy received news they were hoping for yesterday, helping overshadow other glum financial reports issued earlier in the day and on Tuesday

Tags: Economy

January 31, 2001 - Industry News

Old Dominion Buys Carter & Sons Assets

Old Dominion Freight Line, a "super-regional" less-than-truckload carrier, has purchased equipment and service centers from Carter & Sons Freightways of Carrollton, Texas

Tags: Fleets

January 31, 2001 - Industry News

A Weaker Economy, But No Recession Expected

There has been talk that we will see the first economic recession in 10 years, but a soft landing and slow growth for about a year is more likely

Tags: Economy

January 30, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Battle Snowstorm in South Dakota

Many truckers traveling through South Dakota are pulled over waiting for a winter storm to abate

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

North Texas Speed Limits to Drop

By May, nearly 1,000 miles of highway in North Texas will see speed limits drop by 5 mph

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Second Day of Prayer Scheduled

Bob Hataway with Trans Alive has announced a Second Annual Day of Prayer for Truckers during the Mid-America Trucking Show

Tags: Events

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

American Freightways Top Trucking Company on <I>Forbes&#39;</I> List

American Freightways, Harrison, Ark., has been named by Forbes Magazine as the highest-rated trucking company in its annual Platinum 400 list of the most outstanding industry leaders

Tags: Fleets

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Merger to Create Largest Petroleum Hauler

Kenan Transport, Chapel Hill, N.C., is being sold to Ohio-based Advantage Management Group to create the largest petroleum trucking company in the country

Tags: Fleets

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Louisiana to Improve Dangerous Exit Ramp

Louisiana officials plan to make several safety improvements to a sharply curved interstate exit ramp north of Slidell

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Dart to Drop Fleetline Name

Dart Transit and Fleetline are dropping the Fleetline name and will use Dart Transit Co

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Reaches Into New Markets

FedEx is busting out all over. In recent months, the Memphis-based carrier has had an identity makeover, joined forces with the U.S. Postal Service and pulled off a major public relations coup in the Tom Hanks film, "Cast Away."

Tags: Fleets

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Winter Storm Makes Roads Hazardous in Midwest, Plains

Trucks were banned from some snow- and ice-covered highways today in the Texas Panhandle as a winter storm swept across the central United States

Tags: Highways

January 26, 2001 - Industry News

FHWA Approves Hoover Dam Bypass Site

The Federal Highway Administration has chosen a site for a bypass bridge for the Hoover Dam near Las Vegas

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January 26, 2001 - Industry News

N.Y./N.J. Port Authority Raises Tolls to New Jersey

Tolls at bridges and tunnels between New York and New Jersey will be 50 percent higher starting March 25

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January 26, 2001 - Industry News

Small Operator Equity The Key To Recovery

Freightliner president Jim Hebe (pictured) believes a lot of the industry's current woes can be traced back to circumstances that prevented smaller operators from building equity

Tags: Economy

January 26, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Sales Projections Dismal but Uncertain

The economy and the topic of used truck values was a recurring theme throughout Freightliner President Jim Hebe's State of the Industry briefing Thursday at Freightliner headquarters in Portland, Ore. But the market projections made everyone sit up

Tags: Economy

January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Arkansas Best on Forbes List

Arkansas Best Corp., Fort Smith, Ark., was recently named by Forbes magazine as a member of its Platinum 400 list of the best big companies in America

Tags: Fleets

January 25, 2001 - Industry News

MTMC Symposium Set for April

The Military Traffic Management Command will hold its annual training symposium April 9-12 at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel in Dallas

Tags: Events

January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Expect Recovery By Year End, Economic Guru Says

The slowing economy, while not a classic recession, means the trucking industry will struggle through the first half of the year - but it will get better

Tags: Economy

January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Studying The Capital Beltway: It&#39;s Anything But Capital

The subjects that graduate students choose for their dissertations, which they must write as a prerequisite for getting a doctorate, has always intrigued me. The topics range from the ridiculous to the sublime and everything in

Tags: Highways

January 24, 2001 - Industry News

Another Wave Of Fleet Financials Looks Disappointing

More of the nation’s publicly held trucking companies released fourth quarter and year-end financial news yesterday, and the news was disappointing

Tags: Fleets

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