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February 15, 2000 - Industry News

New York Thruway Chief Says Higher Tolls Needed

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

Tags: Highways

February 15, 2000 - Industry News

Trism Announces Exit From Chapter 11

Trism Inc., Kennesaw, GA, has finished its Chapter 11 reorganization

Tags: Fleets

February 15, 2000 - Industry News

Trailer Sales Down Almost 20% in 1999

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

Tags: Economy

February 14, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway Faces Second Discrimination Suit

A dockworker who works at Roadway Express is suing the company for retaliating after he testified against the company in a 1996 racial discrimination trial

Tags: Fleets

February 14, 2000 - Industry News

P.A.M. Boosts Revenue And Income

P.A.M. Transportation Services, Tontitown, AR, has reported net income of $11.3 million for the year ended Dec. 31, 1999 versus net income of $8.1 million for 1998.

Tags: Fleets

February 14, 2000 - Industry News

Losses Widen At Cannon Express

Revenue for Cannon Express, Springdale, AR, in its 2nd fiscal quarter and the six months period of fiscal 2000 ended Dec. 31, 1999 dropped and its losses widened

Tags: Fleets

February 11, 2000 - Industry News

CF Bathroom Surveillance Case Goes To Trial

Consolidated Freightways' right to monitor company restrooms for illegal drug use will be decided in a case that went to trial in Pasadena, CA, last week

Tags: Fleets

February 11, 2000 - Industry News

Transport Corp. Has Tough Fourth Quarter

Net income for Transport Corporation of America, Minneapolis, MN, dropped to $1.2 million, compared with 1998 fourth quarter net income of $3.2 million.

Tags: Fleets

February 11, 2000 - Industry News

Motor Cargo Earnings Off For The Year

Net earnings for Motor Cargo Industries Inc., Salt Lake City, were up for the fourth quarter of 1999 but dropped over 19 percent for the year.

Tags: Fleets

February 11, 2000 - Industry News

Strong Fourth Quarter For Arnold Industries

Arnold Industries Inc., Lebanon, PA, reported record operating revenues for the fourth quarter of 1999 and for 1999. For the quarter, operating revenues rose $9.7 million, and the three Arnold Industries business units contributed to an increase in operating income of $568,077.

Tags: Fleets

February 11, 2000 - Industry News

Revenue And Income Rise At C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., Minneapolis, MN, had big increases in revenue and income for the three months and year ended Dec. 31, 1999.

Tags: Fleets

February 11, 2000 - Industry News

Smithway Revenue Up, Earnings Down

Smithway Motor Xpress Corp., Fort Dodge, IA, reported higher revenue and lower income for for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 1999.

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

CNF Changes Identity, Launches Ad Campaign

CNF Transportation Inc., Palo Alto, CA, has changed its name to CNF Inc. The new name more accurately described the company's business as global supply chain services rather than pure transportation according to president and CEO Greg Quesnel.

Tags: Fleets

February 11, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Trucking Buys Florida Brokers

U.S. Trucking, Louisville, KY, has completed the acquisition of Checkmate Truck Brokerage Inc., a privately held freight broker headquartered in Homestead, FL, and Maverick Truck Brokerage Inc., a privately held broker headquartered in Ft. Myers, FL.

Tags: Fleets

February 9, 2000 - Industry News

Rail Feeling the Pinch Too

Like trucking, rail is feeling the pinch of rising fuel prices and other fixed costs. So railroads are striking while the iron is hot and raising rates this year by as much as 4%. A continuing

Tags: Intermodal

February 9, 2000 - Industry News

Ohio Looks At Future Of I-75

The Ohio Department of Transportation, along with the cities of Cincinnati, Dayton and Toledo, are taking a close look at what needs to be done to Interstate 75 as traffic continues to increase

Tags: Highways

February 9, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner To Sponsor Beach Boys At Mid-America

A different sound will be added to the usual line-up of country music concerts at the Mid-American Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, next month

Tags: Events

February 9, 2000 - Industry News

Canada's Trucker Appreciation Week Now In Sept.

The date of Canada's second annual National Trucker Appreciation Week, an event promoted by the country's for-hire trucking associations as a tribute to truck drivers and others in the industry, has been changed from the first week of June to Sept. 11-17.

Tags: Events

February 8, 2000 - Industry News

Boyd Bros Revenues Rise 13% In 1999

Boyd Bros. Transportation Inc., Clayton, AL, had record revenues and earnings for 1999. For the year ended Dec. 31, 1999, operating revenues increased 13% to $133.1 million versus $118.1 million for 1998.

Tags: Fleets

February 8, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Southern Opens New Alabama Terminal

Con-Way Southern Express has held the groundbreaking for its $6.8 million service center facility in Bessemer, AL. The new facility will replace CSE's current Birmingham facility at 601 Republic Circle and double its freight handling capacity.

Tags: Fleets

February 7, 2000 - Industry News

Matlack Back In the Black

Bulk hauler Matlack Systems, Wilmington, DE, was back in the black for its first fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31, 1999.

Tags: Fleets

February 7, 2000 - Industry News

Chicago Transport Planners Discuss Impact Of E-Commerce

More than 200 community, government and industry leaders gathered for the conference titled Moving Goods From Here to There: Improving Metropolitan Chicago's Freight Transportation Network.

Tags: Events

February 7, 2000 - Industry News

Record Quarter For Landstar

Landstar System, Jacksonville, FL, has reported record 1999 fourth quarter net income of $15.6 million, on record revenue of $380.1 million. For the same period in 1998, Landstar reported net income of $11.3 million on revenue in the quarter of $333.9 million.

Tags: Fleets

February 3, 2000 - Industry News

Intermodal Company Plans To Get Foothold In Truckload

ESCO Transportation Company, a publicly traded intermodal drayage company, has announced a five-year plan to consolidate the highly fragmented intermodal drayage and short-haul truckload segments of the industry

Tags: Fleets

February 2, 2000 - Industry News

Non-Package Revenue Rises At UPS

A big increase in non-package revenue helped push United Parcel Service fourth-quarter financials into record territory.

Tags: Fleets

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