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December 15, 2000 - Industry News

Virginia DOT Shuts Down Lanes on I-95 This Week

The Virginia Department of Transportation is shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange this week as an extensive reconstruction project continues on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl.

Tags: Highways

December 15, 2000 - Industry News

ABF Selects 2001 Road Team

ABF Freight System, an LTL carrier based in Fort Smith, Ark., has announced its 2001 Road Team, consisting of 12 employees from the company’s North American network

Tags: Fleets

December 15, 2000 - Industry News

GM Hopes To Save Big in CNF Joint Venture

General Motors is hoping to realize big savings in shipping costs through a new joint venture with CNF, a global supply chain management company and the parent of regional LTL carrier Con-Way

Tags: Fleets

December 14, 2000 - Industry News

Rail Rates Drop 45% Since Staggers Act

With adjustments for inflation, rail rates fell 45.3% from 1984 to 1999, according to a study by the Surface Transportation Board’s Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration (OEEAA)

Tags: Intermodal

December 14, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx, UPS: Holiday Volume Shows Impact of Slowing Economy

FedEx Corp. and UPS yesterday both announced that they are expecting flat growth this month thanks to soft shipment volumes

Tags: Economy

December 14, 2000 - Industry News

Midwest Still Plagued with Snowfall

The Midwest was still dealing with widespread power outages and difficult travel early this morning, hoping for relief from storms that brought freezing rain, frigid temperatures and heavy snowfall throughout the week

Tags: Highways

December 13, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Adds "Paperless" Services

U.S. Xpress, Chattanooga, Tenn., has signed on with ShowCase Corp., a Chicago-based business solutions firm, to provide human resources, sales and marketing and a new corporate Intranet in a paperless system

Tags: Fleets

December 13, 2000 - Industry News

Texas Paving the Way for Comfy Rest Areas

Truckers and motorists traveling Texas highways will soon be able to enjoy 25 new rest stops designed to be more appealing and comfortable

Tags: Highways

December 12, 2000 - Industry News

Severe Weather Continues to Wreak Havoc

Bob Etherton got a call early this morning from his dispatcher telling him to stay home because the Joplin, Mo., area is getting heavy snow with more on the way as a doozie of a winter storm continues to swee

Tags: Highways

December 12, 2000 - Industry News

Swift, M.S. Carriers to Merge

M.S. Carriers, Memphis, Tenn., will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Phoenix-based Swift Transportation in a merger the two companies announced late yesterday

Tags: Fleets

December 11, 2000 - Industry News

CSE Opens Freight Handling Center in Birmingham, Ala.

Con-Way Southern Express, a regional less-than-truckload carrier based in Fort Worth, Texas, announced the opening a new volume freight handling center in Birmingham, Ala

Tags: Fleets

December 11, 2000 - Industry News

Snowfall Plagues the Midwest

Snow took over much of the Midwest today, creating dangerous highway conditions in the Chicago metro area and northeastern Oklahoma

Tags: Highways

December 8, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon's I-5 Bridge Shuts Down for Repairs

A bridge on northbound I-5 in Oregon will be temporarily closed for repairs, affecting truck traffic two miles north of Roseburg

Tags: Highways

December 7, 2000 - Industry News

Swift Agrees to Settle Wage Bias Suit

Swift Transportation will pay $450,000 to settle a government lawsuit alleging that it paid six women managers less than their male colleagues

Tags: Fleets

December 7, 2000 - Industry News

Major Papers Report on Truckers' Hard Times

The rest of the world is starting to sit up and notice how the trucking industry is struggling. Two major papers, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Boston Herald, are among those that have taken a look at trucking's hard time

Tags: Economy

December 7, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider Improves Fuel Savings Program

Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., has improved its fuel savings programs for owner-operators and fleet owners

Tags: Fleets

December 7, 2000 - Industry News

NPTC, Idealease Join For Safety Seminars

The National Private Truck Council and Idealease of North America have once again partnered to offer safety and compliance seminars

Tags: Events

December 6, 2000 - Industry News

Savannah Port Owner-Operators Hit by U.S. Trucking Bankruptcy

Some owner-operators pulling containers were hit hard by U.S. Trucking subsidiaries declaring bankruptcy last week. According to Jim Stewart, spokesman for an association truckers at the Port of Savannah, Ga., more than 30 drivers at that port lost their escrow accounts, along with pay for work performed over the past few weeks, when U.S. Trucking subsidiary Gulf Northern Transport closed its doors Monday

Tags: Intermodal

December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth, International Host Construction Events

Caterpillar's 6,000-acre Tinaja Hills proving grounds facility near Tucson, Ariz., was recently the site of special events hosted by Kenworth and International specifically for construction companies and other vocational truck users

Tags: Events

December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Marten to Offer Shipment Tracking

Marten Transport will soon offer "real-time" shipment tracking over the Internet, plus a new way for its drivers to get road information

Tags: Fleets

December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Yellow Freight Expands Standard Ground Service

Yellow Freight System, an LTL carrier based in Overland Park, Kan., is expediting its Standard Ground service throughout the Northeastern U.S. and Canada

Tags: Fleets

December 4, 2000 - Industry News

E-ZPass Causes Problems on Pennsylvania Turnpike

Highway officials say a newly implemented E-ZPass system on the Pennsylvania Turnpike has been causing some problems, thanks to motorists not following directions

Tags: Highways

December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Pay Hikes Slow in Third Quarter

Profit pressures from high fuel costs plus a softening of freight activity has caused truckload carriers to put the brakes on driver wage increases, says SignPost Inc. According to the company’s latest National Survey of Driver Wages, fewer than 15% of carriers made wage changes in the third quarter of 2000. By comparison, more than 20% made changes in third quarter 1999, 23% in 1998, and almost 25% in 1997

Tags: Economy

December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Predicted to Deliver Record Holiday Season

The American Trucking Associations predicts that the U.S. trucking industry will haul another record amount of gifts and food this holiday season

Tags: Economy

December 1, 2000 - Industry News

Worst Of Economic Downturn Is Here

Recent economic reports confirm that the U.S. economy is now near the bottom of this business cycle.

Tags: Economy

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