March 1, 2000 - Industry News
Veteran drivers at Heartland Express can now earn up to 40 cents a mile. The company recently announced pay increases for company drivers that boost the mileage rate for drivers with one year of experience to 37 cents a mile, including a 1 cent safety bonus.
February 29, 2000 - Industry News
The final phase of Illinois' Mission I-55, the Stevenson Expressway reconstruction in Chicago, begins at 9 p.m. Friday
U.S. Freightways may have pulled out of the deal but Transport Corp. of America is "still the apple of many a buyer's eye," according to a recent Mergers and Acquisitions Report from Securities Data Publishing.
Truckload carriage seems to get more attention on Wall Street, but less-than-truckload deserves a second look, according to Jeffrey Kauffman, first vice president, Merrill Lynch & Co.
February 28, 2000 - Industry News
Con-Way Central Express, Ann Arbor, MI, has opened a new freight service center at 5070 Carpenter Road, just north of US-12 in Ypsilanti, MI.
Asche Transportation Services, Shannon, IL, has fired two of its top executives for allegedly embezzling $1 million
Amtrak says it will go after more of trucking's business as it makes plans to expand its passenger service in its efforts to be self-sufficient
February 24, 2000 - Industry News
USF Holland, Holland, MI, has opened a new full-service terminal in Erie, PA, which will reportedly increase capacity, operating efficiency and equipment availability within the market.
"We are committed to providing our Erie customers with
February 22, 2000 - Industry News
Overnite Transportation Co., Richmond, VA, has expanded its truckload Special Services Division with the opening of a new, dedicated fleet operation in McGregor, TX.
February 21, 2000 - Industry News
USF Holland, Holland, MI, announced the opening of a new, full-service terminal in Erie, PA
ESCO Transportation, Houston, has announced a five-year plan to try to consolidate the highly fragmented intermodal drayage and short-haul truckload segments of the transportation industry
February 18, 2000 - Industry News
The Rancho Mesquite Casino and Hotel in Mesquite, NV, will have its first truck show April 7-9, with the proceeds going to Community Action Against Violence
Two moving companies are in a bidding battle for bankrupt Global Van Lines of Orange, CA
Boyd Bros.Transportation directors have made a number of changes to the fleet's senior
February 17, 2000 - Industry News
J.B. Hunt Dedicated Contract Services, an operating unit of J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
has been awarded a contract to manage and operate private fleet operations at eleven separate North American locations for polymer manufacturer M.A. Hanna Co.
Swift Transportation Co. has executed a stock purchase agreement to buy 49% interest in Mexican truckload carrier Trans-Mex Inc. this year and the remainder of the company over the next four years.
Swift Transportation Co., is telling financial analysts that its anticipates earnings for the
quarter ended March 31, 2000 will be less than $0.20 per share due to high fuel prices.
Under pressure from everyone from the trucking industry to the governor, the New York Thruway Authority said it will reconsider its proposed toll hike
Two more top people are leaving Asche Transportation Services, Shannon, IL
The Arizona Motor Transport Association is permanently moving its annual truck show to Las Vegas and partner with The International Trucking Show.
February 16, 2000 - Industry News
Con-Way Western Express last year invested more than $42 million to build six new major service centers, upgrade current service facilities, open new service centers and add 16 new zone operations to service rural and remote markets in the eleven western states where it operates
Professional Transportation Group Ltd., Marietta, GA, has signed a service agreement with Gulf Northern Transport, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, to manage the GNT fleet.
February 15, 2000 - Industry News
The New York Thruway Authority proposes to raise tolls in June. Authority chief John Platt told the state Assembly's Transportation Committee that without the increase, the authority would fall $216 million short of what it needs to pay off debt and pay for maintenance and construction during the next six years
Trism Inc., Kennesaw, GA, has finished its Chapter 11 reorganization
Shipments of trailers and chassis totaled 275,366 units in 1999, down 19.9% from 1999, according to data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau and the TruckTrailer Manufacturer's Assn
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