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July 14, 2000 - Industry News

Yellow Freight Increases Rates

Yellow Freight System, Overland Park, Kan., has announced a general rate increase averaging 5.9 percent affective August 1 for customers not currently on contract rates

Tags: Fleets

July 14, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Posts Record 2nd Quarter Profits

Landstar System reported record net income of $11.3 million for second quarter 2000, excluding a one-time $3 million pre-tax charge for the relocation and restructuring of its Landstar Ligon division

Tags: Fleets

July 14, 2000 - Industry News

Sterling Tour de Force Info Available Online

Information and registration for Sterling's North American test drive series, the Tour de Force, is now available online at Sterling's web site, www.sterlingtrucks.com. The Tour de Force, which offers evaluations and test drives of the new Sterling

Tags: Events

July 14, 2000 - Industry News

Walcott Jamboree Wraps up Today

The Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, wraps up today, with the winners of the Super Truck Beauty Contest to be announced tonight

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July 13, 2000 - Industry News

Container Port Could Ease I-95 Truck Traffic

Supporters of a proposed container shipping port that could accept freight from New York and New Jersey say it could help reduce truck traffic on badly congested Interstate 95 in Bridgeport, Conn

Tags: Intermodal

July 13, 2000 - Industry News

Debt, High-Priced Fuel Cause Trucking Shakedown

Easy-to-get credit and high fuel prices are taking their toll on trucking, and according to industry experts, are filling truck dealers’ lots with slow-selling tractor-trailers and repossessed big rigs

Tags: Economy

July 13, 2000 - Industry News

Why Trains Lose the Battle for Time-Sensitive Freight

The freight world is getting faster all the time. Carriers are being pressured at both shipping and receiving ends to reduce transit times. Trucking is holding its own, but rail carriers are falling behind. Ed Ellis, an

Tags: Intermodal

July 12, 2000 - Industry News

High Road Extends Offer for KLLM

High Road Acquisition Corp., Jackson, Miss., announced yesterday that the subsequent offering period for its offer for KLLM Transport stock at $8.05 per share has been extended until 5 p.m., eastern time on Tuesday, July 18, at the same price

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July 12, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Cracks Down On Violations

For more than two weeks in June, New Jersey authorities pressed enforcement of a ban on big, out-of-state trucks on local highways. But some unhappy New Jersey truckers have been snared in the enforcement net. The Associated

Tags: Highways

July 11, 2000 - Industry News

Carrier, Owner-Operators Battle Over Lease Agreements

Millsap & Son Trucking, Emory, Texas, and former owner-operators leased to the company may end up in court over allegations of lease violations and non-payment of funds owed. The furor started in May, when Glenn Bullock of Lone Star, Texas, reportedly sued Millsap & Son, claiming the company committed a breach of contract by voiding five lease agreements with Bullock in February

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July 11, 2000 - Industry News

Averitt Express Guarantees Delivery of Time-Sensitive Freight

Transportation and logistics provider Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., has announced the introduction of a new Standard Definite transportation service for shippers of time-sensitive LTL freight

Tags: Fleets

July 11, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Announces Executive Appointments

Con-Way Transportation Services has announced two executive appointments for company locations in California and Michigan

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July 11, 2000 - Industry News

CF Continues Terminal Expansion into Mexico

LTL carrier Consolidated Freightways has opened a terminal in Puebla, Mexico, to answer growing demand provided by its subsidiary, CF/Mexico

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July 11, 2000 - Industry News

Fleet Utilization Still at Record Levels

Class 6-8 vehicle utilization remained at record levels in second quarter 2000, according to the latest survey by MacKay & Co

Tags: Economy

July 10, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider Spin-off Goes Public

Schneider National, Green Bay, Wisc., has announced plans to spin off its logistics business as a separate company and to seek outside capital for Schneider Logistics

Tags: Fleets

July 10, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Central Express Opens New Kentucky Facility

Con-Way Central Express, a LTL carrier based in Ann Arbor, Mich., has announced that a new high-volume freight assembly center in Louisville, Ky., will begin full operations this week

Tags: Fleets

July 10, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway Expands Expedited Coast-to-Coast Service

Roadway Express, Akron, Ohio, recently increased its expedited two to three day coast-to-coast service into the Southeast states of Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and parts of Alabama and North Carolina

Tags: Fleets

July 7, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway Second Quarter Net Up 30%

Roadway Express, Akron, Ohio, last week said its earnings hit 52 cents per share in the second quarter, representing an increase of 29% or 40 cents per share from the same time last year

Tags: Fleets

July 7, 2000 - Industry News

High Road Completes Cash Tender Offer for KLLM

High Road Acquisition Corp. has announced the purchase of nearly 83% of KLLM’s outstanding shares with a tender offer of $8.05 per share

Tags: Fleets

July 7, 2000 - Industry News

Transit Group Finds New Home

Transit Group Inc. is abandoning its Atlanta headquarters and setting up operations in Groveland, Fla., reports the Orlando Sentinel

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July 6, 2000 - Industry News

Trucks Can Continue Driving 75 in Arizona

Tractor-trailers on Arizona highways can continue using the fast lanes and travel with the same speed limits as passenger cars, says a study released last week by the Arizona Department of Transportation

Tags: Highways

July 5, 2000 - Industry News

Ryan Wins Big at Pikes Peak

Mike Ryan kept a stranglehold on his Big Rig title as he maneuvered his truck up Pikes Peak and came out a winner in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb July 4

Tags: Events

July 5, 2000 - Industry News

British Couple Weds in T2000 at ITS

A British trucking couple chose last week's Las Vegas International Trucking Show as the ideal place to get married. And they tied the knot inside a Kenworth T2000 cab

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July 5, 2000 - Industry News

Intrenet Fleets Linked

Intrenet Inc., the holding company that operates a number of truckload carriers, has launched phase one of its Common Freight Board, which will eventually link all the Intrenet fleets so each company can see all of the loads available to it and sister companies

Tags: Fleets

July 5, 2000 - Industry News

Illinois Truckers Save Time with I-PASS

For the first time, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority has started shipping I-PASS transponders to truckers, with nearly 100,000 trucker transponders being sent out, according to the Chicago Daily Herald

Tags: Highways

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