September 29, 2000 - Industry News
The demand for new trucks and buses will continue to ease through this year and next, then start a steady pace of expansion in 2002, predicts Economic Planning Associates
The Virginia Department of Transportation will be shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange this week to work on a massive reconstruction project on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl.
September 28, 2000 - Industry News
Con-Way NOW, the air and ground expedited delivery unit of Con-Way Transportation Services, has added a new dedicated service featuring expedited service levels for truckload quantity shippers
M.S. Carriers, Memphis, Tenn., recently honored its top driver-trainers of the year for 2000
Six Mid-America Trucking Show attendees this year will leave with more than memories, magazines, bumper stickers and other giveaways
Several major carriers have issued third quarter profit warnings, giving notice before their summer quarter financial statements are released that earnings per share are below security analysts' expectations
Transit Group has signed a contract with PNV to provide its truckstop cable, phone and Internet services to the company’s 17 trucking companies in an attempt to attract, recruit and retain drivers
September 27, 2000 - Industry News
In an effort to reduce weather-related traffic accidents in the Columbia River Gorge, the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon State Police are instituting a chain/traction tire enforcement program aimed at commercial trucks
Roadway Express, Akron, Ohio, has opened a new service terminal in the Mexican city of Toluca
For the 18th year in a row, UPS has been rated "America's Most Admired" mail, package and freight delivery company in a Fortune magazine survey
Total Logistics Control, a third party logistics provider based in Zeeland, Mich., recently announced the acquisition of The Pro Source Group, Aurora, Ill.
Pro Source President, Robert Koerner, has been appointed to the position of President and
The American Trucking Associations has named three motor carriers as winners of its 2000 National Truck Safety Contest
A harsh winter and fuel-availability problems would spell shortages for the trucking industry, and the government's release of oil from the nation's strategic reserves likely won't help: Oil-capacity utilization is nearing the maximum, meaning there will be problems getting the fuel to the end user.
That was among predictions from Martin Labbe of Martin Labbe Associates, a transportation information consulting firm
September 26, 2000 - Industry News
Professional Transportation Group and U.S. Trucking Inc. announced that they have decided to terminate discussions relating to a possible merger
T&M Express, Washington Court House, Ohio, has implemented @Track's HighwayMaster Series 5000 mobile communications system for its 90-truck fleet
September 25, 2000 - Industry News
The last eight years have been "the Bull Run of Trucking," according to Volvo Trucks North America's president and CEO Marc Gustafson. But now, business has become a struggle, due in large part to increased operating expenses. For those involved in truck sales and leasing, the key challenges are shrinking demand for new trucks, excess new truck inventory, a flood of used trucks and falling used truck prices
Along with the glut of used trucks, the heavy truck industry has an excess of more than 50,000 new Class 8s, double the annual average excess of about 25,000. However, as factories reduce their build rates and increase their shutdown times, that excess is decreasing
“Big Willy,” an immaculate 1990 Peterbilt 379 owned by Thomas Smith, was one of the big winners at the third Stars & Stripes qualifying show, sponsored by Chevron, held at the Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland, Ore., over the weekend
Officials hope a new traffic monitoring system being introduced into Pittsburgh’s daunting roadway system will provide rush-hour relief, according to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Traffic.com, a company based in Wayne, Pa., has chosen Pittsburgh as
The founding family of one of North America’s largest bulk trucking firms wants to take the company private
The Virginia Department of Transportation announced the following lane closures for Monday, Sept. 25, through Friday, Sept. 29, while work continues on the huge Springfield interchange project
Less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation, Richmond, Va., recently announced expanded regional services in Florida and Michigan
September 22, 2000 - Industry News
A safety official for the South Carolina Department of Transportation is blaming the state's high traffic death rate on low funding on road improvements
September 21, 2000 - Industry News
Bob Hansen's first experience with a computer was a TRS 80 his small fleet bought to keep track of maintenance records. Bet the Truckload Carriers Assn. chairman never dreamed back then he'd be speaking to more than 300 attendees at the annual user's conference of the largest software company serving the trucking industry
A wildfire continued to make its way across the southern part of Oklahoma yesterday, forcing Interstate 35 to temporarily shut down, the Associated Press reports
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