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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Announces Rate Hike

Overnite Transportation, Richmond, Va., has issued a general rate increase of 5.5 percent to go into effect August 14

Tags: Fleets

July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Los Angeles Paves the Way for Residential Truck Ban

A ban on big rigs on North 7th Street in Los Angeles will get a little help, thanks to the construction of an alternative route funded by the state of California

Tags: Highways

July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Burlington Equips Fleets with Qualcomm

Burlington Motor Carriers, Daleville, Ind., has completed installation of nearly 2000 Qualcomm OmniTRACS units in its long haul, regional, and dedicated fleets

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Simon Transportation Reports Third Quarter Losses

Rising fuel costs continue to hamper Simon Transportation Services’ ability to maintain a profit

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

High Road Closes Deal on KLLM

With 3.2 million shares of KLLM Transport in hand, High Road Acquisition Corp. is now in a position to take the newly acquired trucking company private

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

ABF Leads Strong Quarter for Arkansas Best

Arkansas Best Corp. posted second quarter profits of $17.7 million, up 60% from $11.1 million reported second quarter 1999 and a company record

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Knight Earnings Up

Phoenix-based Knight Transportation Inc. reported second quarter 2000 revenue of $51.7 million, up 40.8% from the $36.7 million in second quarter 1999

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

UPS Posts Record Quarter, Gains in All Segments

Increased volume and market share growth gave UPS record financial performance for the second quarter of 2000

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Old Dominion Posts Record Revenue, Earnings

Old Dominion Freight Line, an inter-regional and multi-regional LTL carrier based in High Point, NC, posted second quarter 2000 revenue of $120.1 million, up 13.1% from $106.2 million in second quarter 1999, and net income of $4.6 million, up 7.3% from $4.3 million.

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Prices, Used Truck Glut Hurts Werner

Despite record revenues for second quarter, Werner Enterprises’ profits showed the effects of high fuel prices and a weak used truck market

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Revenues Up, Profits Down For Transport Corp.

Transport Corp. of America reported second quarter 2000 revenues of $73.4 million, down from $75 million a year earlier

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Company Forks Over $2.6 Million to Accident Victims

The owner of a truck involved in an accident involving an Arbutus, Md., footbridge last year has agreed to a $2.6 million settlement with the accident’s victims

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Ohio Looks at Possible I-75 Improvements

Ohio transportation planners are cruising along the state’s Interstate 75 corridor gathering public opinion on what should be done to improve the highway, which stretches from Toledo to the Ohio River

Tags: Highways

July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider Ups Driver Pay

Truckers who work for Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., will receive their second pay increase of 2000 on July 30

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Public Meeting to Look at RSPA Service

The Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration will hold a public meeting Sept. 13 to discuss improved safety, reduced costs and increased customer service through RSPA’s management of the national hazardous materials transportation safety program

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Covenant Announces 2Q Results and Stock Repurchase Program

Covenant Transport, Chattanooga, Tenn., has announced its second quarter revenue increased 23% to a record $139.4 million. This number is up from last year at this time, when Covenant revenue hit $113.2. However, net income decreased 51% to $2.9 million from $5.9 million in the 1999 period

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July 19, 2000 - Industry News

400 State Driving Champions To Vie for National Title

The most outstanding truckers in the country will have their chance to experience the "thrill of victory and the agony of defeat" beginning August 9 in New Orleans at the American Trucking Associations National Truck Driving Championships

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July 19, 2000 - Industry News

New Peace Bridge Design Proposed as Debate Heats Up

As if increased traffic on Peace Bridge between Buffalo, N.Y., and Fort Erie, Ontario, isn’t enough, a long-standing debate on whether to handle that traffic with one bridge or two is coming to a head

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July 19, 2000 - Industry News

RoadStar Readers to Pick Top Trucks at Truckerfest

If you ever wanted to judge a truck show, here’s your chance to make your mark on the biggest show with the biggest purse in the history of truck show competition

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July 19, 2000 - Industry News

Delaware Memorial Bridge Under Construction

A $172 million, five-year capital improvement plan began on the Delaware Memorial Bridge this week

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July 19, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Turnover Hurts Profits for USA Truck

Despite a 5.4% increase in revenue per mile and over 50% revenue growth, USA Truck Inc. recorded a 51.5% drop in net income for the second quarter of 2000

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July 18, 2000 - Industry News

Court Upholds STB's Moratorium on Rail Mergers

A U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld the Surface Transportation Board's 15-month moratorium on the filing of major railroad merger proposals

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July 18, 2000 - Industry News

Higher Fuel Costs Hurt Swift

Swift Transportation Co., a truckload carrier in Phoenix, Ariz., posted second quarter 2000 profits of $16.6 million on revenues of $316 million versus profits of $17.5 million on $262.6 million second quarter 1999

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July 18, 2000 - Industry News

Higher Rates Help J.B. Hunt Bottom Line

J.B. Hunt Transport Services’ second quarter earnings were positively impacted by higher consolidated revenue levels and truck rate increases (excluding fuel surcharges), the company said

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July 18, 2000 - Industry News

Yellow Profits Up in Second Quarter

Yellow Corp. posted second quarter 2000 profits of $14.8 million, up from $13 million for the same period in 1999. Including a one-time after-tax gain at Yellow Freight, profits for the corporation were $23.5 million

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