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September 27, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Honors Trucking Companies for Safety

The American Trucking Associations has named three motor carriers as winners of its 2000 National Truck Safety Contest

Tags: Fleets

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Availability, New Service Demands Increasing Pressures On Trucking

A harsh winter and fuel-availability problems would spell shortages for the trucking industry, and the government's release of oil from the nation's strategic reserves likely won't help: Oil-capacity utilization is nearing the maximum, meaning there will be problems getting the fuel to the end user. That was among predictions from Martin Labbe of Martin Labbe Associates, a transportation information consulting firm

Tags: Economy

September 26, 2000 - Industry News

Professional Transportation, U.S. Trucking End Merger Talks

Professional Transportation Group and U.S. Trucking Inc. announced that they have decided to terminate discussions relating to a possible merger

Tags: Fleets

September 26, 2000 - Industry News

T&M Express Implements HighwayMaster 5000

T&M Express, Washington Court House, Ohio, has implemented @Track's HighwayMaster Series 5000 mobile communications system for its 90-truck fleet

Tags: Fleets

September 25, 2000 - Industry News

Collaboration Critical To Future Success In Truck Sales

The last eight years have been "the Bull Run of Trucking," according to Volvo Trucks North America's president and CEO Marc Gustafson. But now, business has become a struggle, due in large part to increased operating expenses. For those involved in truck sales and leasing, the key challenges are shrinking demand for new trucks, excess new truck inventory, a flood of used trucks and falling used truck prices

Tags: Economy

September 25, 2000 - Industry News

Industry Challenges Continuing, Kenworth GM Says

Along with the glut of used trucks, the heavy truck industry has an excess of more than 50,000 new Class 8s, double the annual average excess of about 25,000. However, as factories reduce their build rates and increase their shutdown times, that excess is decreasing

Tags: Economy

September 25, 2000 - Industry News

Show Trucks Wow At Jubitz

“Big Willy,” an immaculate 1990 Peterbilt 379 owned by Thomas Smith, was one of the big winners at the third Stars & Stripes qualifying show, sponsored by Chevron, held at the Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland, Ore., over the weekend

Tags: Events

September 25, 2000 - Industry News

Pittsburgh Traffic Gauged By New System on Internet

Officials hope a new traffic monitoring system being introduced into Pittsburgh’s daunting roadway system will provide rush-hour relief, according to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Traffic.com, a company based in Wayne, Pa., has chosen Pittsburgh as

Tags: Highways

September 25, 2000 - Industry News

Trimac Founders Want to Take Company Private

The founding family of one of North America’s largest bulk trucking firms wants to take the company private

Tags: Fleets

September 25, 2000 - Industry News

Lanes to be Closed on I-95 This Week in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation announced the following lane closures for Monday, Sept. 25, through Friday, Sept. 29, while work continues on the huge Springfield interchange project

Tags: Highways

September 25, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Expands Regional Services

Less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation, Richmond, Va., recently announced expanded regional services in Florida and Michigan

Tags: Fleets

September 22, 2000 - Industry News

S.C. Highway Fatalities Blamed on Low Highway Funds

A safety official for the South Carolina Department of Transportation is blaming the state's high traffic death rate on low funding on road improvements

Tags: Highways

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

TCA's Hansen Speaks at Software Conference

Bob Hansen's first experience with a computer was a TRS 80 his small fleet bought to keep track of maintenance records. Bet the Truckload Carriers Assn. chairman never dreamed back then he'd be speaking to more than 300 attendees at the annual user's conference of the largest software company serving the trucking industry

Tags: Events

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

Wildfires Make Their Way Across Oklahoma

A wildfire continued to make its way across the southern part of Oklahoma yesterday, forcing Interstate 35 to temporarily shut down, the Associated Press reports

Tags: Highways

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

Stars and Stripes Show Truck Series Continues in Oregon

Today marks the beginning of the Driver Appreciation Day celebration at Jubitz Truck Stop, located off I-5 at Exit 305 in Portland, Ore., which will feature the third qualifying event in the Stars and Stripes show truck series

Tags: Events

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

Moyes Completes Sale of Simon Shares

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Simon Transportation Services announced that Jerry Moyes has wrapped up the purchase of all of Dick Simon’s shares of Simon Transportation at $9 each

Tags: Fleets

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

Reno Trucking Company Shuts Down

Anderson & Sons Trucking, Reno, Nev., closed their doors Tuesday, Sept. 19, after 23 years in business

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September 21, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Predicts U.S. Truck Market Will Remain Slow Until 2002

A DaimlerChrysler AG board member responsible for commercial vehicles said he expects the current slowdown in the U.S. heavy truck market to continue up to 2002

Tags: Economy

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

Rest Areas in Georgia Get Facelifts

A $125 million renovation project launched in 1994 by the Georgia Department of Transportation to rebuild and renovate 20 rest areas and nine welcome centers has led to the major reconstruction of 17 rest areas and three welcome centers

Tags: Highways

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

TransFinancial Closes Crouse Cartage

About 1,000 employees in 17 states are losing their jobs as TransFinancial Holdings closes the trucking operations of its biggest subsidary, Crouse Cartage

Tags: Fleets

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

International Transportation Symposium Scheduled

Transport ministers and heads of state from around the world, along with representatives of all modes of the international transportation community. will convene in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 9, to discuss the future of the transportation industry

Tags: Events

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

Southeastern Freight Honored by Home Depot

Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional LTL carrier out of Columbia, S.C., was recently honored by The Home Depot with its 1999 Partner of the Year Award and LTL Carrier of the Year Award

Tags: Fleets

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

More Wins for Muchlers at St. Ignace

Nearly 150 trucks graced the downtown waterfront of St. Ignace, Mich., last weekend for the fifth annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show

Tags: Events

September 19, 2000 - Industry News

Top Economists See Truck Production Falloff

Truck production, which has already begun to slide steeply from the record highs posted in 1999, will get steadily worse throughout this year and next before flattening out. But that's not all bad, agreed the six economists and transportation experts who spoke at the Economic Outlook Conference sponsored by the National Truck Equipment Association in Dearborn, Mich., this week.

Tags: Economy

September 19, 2000 - Industry News

NTE Offers One-Hour OK for Trial Members

The National Transportation Exchange is offering 60-day trial memberships to shippers and promises to process applications within one hour at its Web site, www.nte.net. The normal enrollment process occurs offline and generally takes a day or longer

Tags: Intermodal

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