November 15, 1999 - Industry News
Trailer shipments through September totaled 210,671 units, down 17.1% from the same period last year, according to the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Assn. and the U.S. Dept. of Commerce.
Shipments by type:
Vans, 166,765, down 20.2%.
Tanks, 4,606, down
Sun and fun ruled at the 75 Chrome Shop Truck Expo '99, the final Truck-Lite Trophy Series National Assn. of Show Trucks competition, held Nov. 13-14 in Wildwood, FL
Iowa's House Speaker wants to raise the speed limits on Iowa's four-lane highways from the current 65 mph to 70 mph to match surrounding states. But the governor's office is against it
A lockout at the Port of Vancouver, British Columbia, could mean more intermodal freight at U.S. ports in the Northwest
November 12, 1999 - Industry News
In response to complaints about "rolling roadblocks" of trucks and RVs taking up both lanes of the Interstate as they try to climb the hill west of Albuquerque, New Mexico is testing a new 65-mph minimum speed limit on a 23-mile section of I-40
The city of Franklin, WI, has denied USF Holland's plan to build a 100-bay truck terminal
The composite profit margin for 1,523 for-hire carriers in the latest TTS Blue Book of Trucking Companies has improved to 2.8%. The data, based on 1998 figures, shows a 9.4% increase in costs since 1997 but
November 11, 1999 - Industry News
Motorists will slow down for the darndest things.
A hungry cow - and a well-meaning Florida Department of Transportation - recently caused miles-long traffic backups along Interstate 4.
Last Saturday, a cow wandered into a marshy field alongside
United Parcel Service’s initial public offering of stock Wednesday set a record, and analysts say the company is an “instant blue chip” on Wall Street
The Ohio Turnpike Commission learned its lesson after travel plaza construction last summer made for long delays at the remaining plazas. Next summer, it will stagger the reconstruction projects
Pacer International, Walnut Creek, CA, has consolidated its cartage (local trucking) capabilities, acquired through various mergers, into a single operating group known as Pacer Cartage
California-based western LTL carrier Viking Freight is now offering next-day service between Albuquerque, NM, and El Paso, TX
November 10, 1999 - Industry News
Clay Hyder Trucking Lines and RoseWay Transportation, both Comcar Industries linehaul affiliates, are combining assets to better serve their customers. The company will keep Clay Hyder Trucking Lines' name and will be headquartered at RoseWay's Hickory,
With an order for 50 Eaton VORAD collision warning systems, American Freightways is emphasizing its commitment to the use of intelligent transportation systems
OTR Express, Olathe, KS, plans to grow through owner-operators as part of its new strategy to return to profitability
If some highway designers get their way, you'll soon be going around in circles in what some say is a more efficient, safer type of intersection.
Arizona is the latest state to try roundabouts, a type of
November 9, 1999 - Industry News
Landstar System, Jacksonville, FL, has moved to new headquarters
November 8, 1999 - Industry News
DAT Services' load postings for October were up 60% from October 1998
U.S. Xpress is offering a new compensation plan for its independent contractors beginning Dec. 1
Arkansas 15 in southern Arkansas has been re-designated as part of a southern extension of U.S. 63
The Ohio Department of Transportation wants to add touches of art to drab interstate interchanges. But some people say it's wrong to spend money on beautification when it's needed to repair and maintain bridges
Commercial vehicles will start paying a dollar more next month to cross the four Delaware River bridges between New Jersey and Pennsylvania
A dispute between New Mexico and federal officials regarding authority over a nuclear waste storage site could force the state to cancel or delay $200 million in highway construction
The Truckload Carriers Assn.'s 2000 annual meeting will revolve around the Internet, with the theme "eTruckload: Make the Connection.
USA Truck, Van Buren, AR, has closed its previously announced acquisition of most of the assets of Carco Carrier Corp., headquartered in neighboring Fort Smith, AR
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