December 6, 1999 - Industry News
The rise of Generation X will have a significant impact on trucking, according to Dick Lanahan, president, Transportation Finance Group for The Associates. He says Gen-Xers have changed traditional, once successful, ways of doing business and he traces today's driver shortage to their reluctance to take less desirable jobs
December 3, 1999 - Industry News
The two Best of Show winners at the second annual Bordentown (Petro) Truck Show May 19-21 in Bordentown, NJ, will win an extra special prize. Harley-Davidson motorcycles will be presented to the Best of Show Bobtail and Best of Show Combo winners
December 2, 1999 - Industry News
As independent truckers who haul in and out of the nation's ports prepare to meet in South Carolina tomorrow, the Federal Trade Commission is looking into whether their actions violate the Federal Trade Commission Act
A robust economy, trade expansion, accelerating manufacturing activity, strong consumer spending, and high levels of construction activity have kept trailer demand at relatively high levels, according to Economic Planning Associates.
December 1, 1999 - Industry News
Yellow Freight System is hoping to expand its Richfield, OH, operations by opening a second freight terminal in the facility former operated by bankrupt Preston Trucking
Ryder System has merged Ryder Transportation Services with Ryder Integrated Logistics. "The realignment is a direct response to clients," said President and COO Gregory Swienton.
Heartland Express, Coralville, IA, has named Max Curry, Fremont, IA, its owner-operator of the month and Thomas Fox, Columbus, OH, its company driver of the month.
Both revenue and income were up for U.S. Trucking, Charleston, SC through the third quarter.
November 30, 1999 - Industry News
Cannon Express, a medium-haul carrier based in Springdale, AR, announced a significant pay increase for its drivers Tuesday.
Canadian National railroad plans to wrest some business from trucks. Just a 1% market share gain from trucks would generate additional rail revenue of $300 million in Canada and $3 billion in the United States, CN President and CEO Paul Tellier told the Canadian Railway Club Tuesday
Truck-rail transport company Triple Crown Services is moving its St. Louis-area terminal and spending $8 million on its new 62-acre facility
November 29, 1999 - Industry News
Truckers love to complain about the condition of some of the nation's highways, a fact capitalized on by one industry magazine with its annual "Worst Roads" trucker poll. But two states blame trucks for the problem -- and say truckers should be prepared to ante up to fix it
Thanks mostly to concern about high fuel costs, the Banc of America last week downgraded its rating of two trucking companies
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority took a step to improving response to weather-related roadway conditions last week when commissioners approved the award of a contract to install a newly designed weather surveillance system along the 148-mile highway
The Missouri Department of Transportation wants to have the authority to establish toll roads and bridges
Just-in-time inventory management has been a boon for the truck industry, and e-commerce may be its greatest future challenge, according to Eaton president and COO Sandy Cutler.
In his keynote address at the NationaLease annual convention,
Six of Schneider National's Advantage Club winners were treated to a Green Bay Packer football weekend early this fall.
November 26, 1999 - Industry News
New Jersey Turnpike Authority commissioners last week voted unanimously to authorize public hearings on a plan to raise tolls
November 24, 1999 - Industry News
Truckload carrier Werner Enterprises says higher fuel prices will affect fourth quarter earnings.
Officials at Landstar System say they're confident that a proposed "unsatisfactory" safety rating for its Landstar Ligon division will never take effect.
Less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation, Richmond, VA, has started taking delivery of 240 new trucks, the first installment of a $14.45 million purchase from Navistar International
A study conducted by Cambridge Systematics for the American Highway Users Alliance identifies the most serious traffic bottlenecks across the country
If you're heading into Waldo, FL on State Road 24, you'll notice new highway markings that are supposed to help you slow down before you hit a speed trap.
The American Automobile Assn. and the Florida Department
November 22, 1999 - Industry News
Now that New Jersey has virtually forced out-of-state trucks to use the turnpike by banning trucks on secondary roads, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants to raise truck tolls sharply
Frozen Food Express Industries has acquired most of the operating assets of Nordic Trucking, Inc., a Kansas City-based regional LTL refrigerated carrier primarily serving the midwest and west coast areas of the U.S.
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