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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

Tags: Fleets

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

Tags: Intermodal

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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July 18, 2000 - Industry News

Norfolk Southern Fighting For Truck Yard

A railroad company planning to build a large truck yard is battling it out in court with Georgia residents who are strongly against it

Tags: Intermodal

July 18, 2000 - Industry News

Watkins Terminal Runs Into Resident Opposition

Watkins Motor Lines is hitting a roadblock in its plans to build a massive trucking terminal near US-27 and State Road 50 in south Lake County, Fla

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July 17, 2000 - Industry News

Rocor Violated Leasing Regs, Judge Says

After being hit with two lawsuits filed by the Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association, Oklahoma City-based Rocor International has been found in violation of federal leasing regulations by an Oklahoma district court

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July 17, 2000 - Industry News

CF Announces Rate Hike

Consolidated Freightways, an LTL and logistics company based in Menlo Park, Calif., has announced a general rate increase, which will be put into effect August 1. The increase will average 5.85 percent for all non-contractual customers

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July 17, 2000 - Industry News

New Service Challenges Trucking in Canada

Canadian National, Montreal, has launched four new domestic intermodal trains, putting the pressure on over-the-road truckers operating between major centers in Central and Atlantic Canada

Tags: Intermodal

July 17, 2000 - Industry News

Speed Limits on Milwaukee Highway Drop to 45 mph

In a move to ease congestion and reduce truck traffic near a construction site, speed limits on a 7.5-mile stretch of Highway 164 in Milwaukee, Wis., will be temporarily reduced from 55 mph to 45 mph

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July 17, 2000 - Industry News

Big Rigs Encounter Restrictions on Texas Highway

Trucks planning to travel down U.S. 380 near Denton, Texas, will be required to follow an alternative route beginning this week

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July 17, 2000 - Industry News

Michigan Proposes Converting Weigh Stations to Rest Areas

Michigan State Police are planning to shut down six of the state’s 23 weigh inspection stations this year and are hoping to use the areas to provide a few extra parking spaces for tired truckers in need of places to catch some shut-eye

Tags: Highways

July 16, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Win at Walcott

The climax of the annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree in Walcott, Iowa, Friday was the announcement of the winners in the Super Truck Beauty Contest

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