March 16, 2000 - Industry News
Truckers can now get up-to-the-minute information on closures and traffic delays on Oregon state highways through the Oregon Department of Transportation's free QuickFax service
March 15, 2000 - Industry News
The long period of relatively cheap insurance seems to be over. We’re hearing a few reports of price hikes as high 25-30% -- mainly for liability and workers’ compensation -- but the general consensus leans more toward 10-15%.
As spring arrives, several construction projects will get underway in the St. Louis area. They include night and midday pavement and bridge-deck repairs on Interstate 44, between Lindbergh Blvd. in Kirkwood and Murdoch Ave. in Webster
March 14, 2000 - Industry News
The U.S. economy is in a "golden age" of prosperity that has lasted 17 years and while there may be a recession in the next 5-10 years, the overall outlook is for steady economic growth.
"The process of moving freight--traditional trucking--is about to become a commodity, not a differentiator that is sustainable," Freightliner president/CEO Jim Hebe said addressing the recent annual meeting of TRALA.
A global alliance of all modes of transportation is evolving, and logistics will make it work, says U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donohue.
FedEx Corp. has launched a new home delivery service designed to compete with rival UPS in the burgeoning e-commerce-based business.
March 13, 2000 - Industry News
According to our data, freight volume should expand 5.5% this year. Because last year's big 7% gain came at the end of the year, the 5.5% annual forecast will be hit if the four quarters this
An 18-month project is underway to improve the northbound lanes of Interstate 25 between Bijou and Fillmore Streets in Colorado Springs. Northbound traffic will be rerouted to a temporary road alongside the southbound lanes of
The opening of a new $100 million berth at Norfolk International Terminals will be delayed at
least four months due to community opposition.
The Illinois Department of Transportation will soon begin the two-year task of unsnarling the Hillside Bottleneck in the Chicago area
March 10, 2000 - Industry News
Celadon Group, Inc. plans to take its TruckersCo-op.com subsidiary public and change the name to TruckersB2B.com, Inc
March 8, 2000 - Industry News
In the midst of a capital improvement program to reconstruct 16 service plazas, the Ohio Turnpike Commission has announced that it will close two plazas in March and another two in September.
Con-Way Southern Express, Ann Arbor, MI, is moving its Longview, TX, service center operations to Tyler, TX, effective May 1, 2000. The company cited increased business as the reason for the move.
Cardinal Logistics, Concord, NC, presented 17 of its top, senior drivers with their own, custom-designed 2000 International Eagle trucks. A reward for outstanding contributions to the company's success, the rigs also feature a door sticker indicating that their trucks have been custom-designed per their own specifications.
Prime Inc. has named the recipients of its Contractor of the Year 2000 Awards. Chosen for their on-time performance, profitability and safety records, the winners received a $1,000 cash prize and will represent Prime throughout 2000 at truck shows and other promotional events.
March 7, 2000 - Industry News
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater has announced two new Intelligent Transportation Systems field tests. Both, says DOT, are aimed at preparing for the expected doubling of intermodal freight transportation over the first two decades of the 21st Century
Sterling Truck Corp. plans to offer a Ride & Drive program at the 2000 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY on March 23 and 24.
New Penn Motor Express Inc., a subsidiary of Arnold Industries Inc., has made several enhancements to its web site, www.newpenn.com., including a completely interactive pickup entry system and rate quotes customized to each active customer's pricing program.
March 6, 2000 - Industry News
A dozen Western governors are opposing a federal budget proposal that would divert more than $1 billion in state highway funds
March 3, 2000 - Industry News
"I cannot comprehend why people don't respond to this as a national crisis," said Michael Belzer, assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan, speaking at a recent intermodal seminar sponsored by the Transportation Research Board in Long Beach, CA
The American Truck Dealers Assn. will hold its annual convention and exposition April 8-11 in San Antonio
March 2, 2000 - Industry News
Economic Planning Associates' latest survey of trailer manufacturers puts 1999 shipments at 301,800 units, up 7.7% from 1998. But data also indicates that the unwinding of previously strong momentum has begun.
Yellow Freight System is redesigning its operations in key cities and will use more driver teams as it launches expedited service to and from all major North American cities on March 12.
Allied Holdings Inc., Decatur, GA, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Axis Group, has acquired CT Group, Inc., a Michigan-based holding company which owns CT Services and Cordin Transport.
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