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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

December 1, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Trucking Subsidiaries Declare Bankruptcy

U.S. Trucking, Charleston, S.C., announced today that its four operating subsidiaries have filed for bankruptcy

Tags: Fleets

November 30, 2000 - Industry News

SAE Truck and Bus Meeting Set for Next Week

A panel of government and industry officials will discuss truck safety issues as well as the future of diesel engines next week at the Society of Automotive Engineers International Truck and Bus Meeting & Exhibition in Portland, Ore., December 4-6

Tags: Events

November 29, 2000 - Industry News

Dick Simon Trucking Specs Air-Weigh Scales

Dick Simon Trucking, Salt Lake City, will be installing Air-Weigh on-board truck scales in 1,275 new Utility 3000R trailers to be delivered through December 2001

Tags: Fleets

November 29, 2000 - Industry News

Black Ice Causes Accidents on West Virginia Turnpike

Black ice on West Virginia Turnpike bridges and hills caused numerous accidents this morning, bringing traffic to a standstill, according to Associated Press reports

Tags: Highways

November 28, 2000 - Industry News

Expect Holiday Delays on Arkansas Interstates

Construction crews that eventually should mean better highways in Arkansas are clogging up the Interstates, with highway officials warning of more possible backups during the upcoming holidays

Tags: Highways

November 28, 2000 - Industry News

Speed Limits on Highway 164 in Wisconsin Back to 55

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is reinstalling 55-mph speed limit signs along most segments of Highway 164 in Washington and Waukesha counties this week after the completion of highway construction that had led to a 45 mph limit

Tags: Highways

November 22, 2000 - Industry News

Averitt Express Profiled in <I>Internet Week</I> Magazine

Averitt Express, a transportation and logistics provider in Cookesville, Tenn., was recently profiled by Internet Week Magazine in an article focusing on customer relationship management

Tags: Fleets

November 21, 2000 - Industry News

Snowstorm Hits Buffalo Area

People in Buffalo, N.Y., were stranded in offices, supermarkets, hospitals and restaurants Monday night as a fierce snowstorm stranded highway travelers. The Cleveland area may be next

Tags: Highways

November 20, 2000 - Industry News

Trailer Sales Dive Despite Strong Signs for Freight

Despite the strong economy, shipments of new trailers dropped 17% in the third quarter and were down 5.6% for the year, according to the latest manufacturer survey by Economic Planning Associates

Tags: Economy

November 20, 2000 - Industry News

CCX Opens New York Metropolitan Facility

CNF's Con-Way Central Express, an LTL carrier based in Palo Alto, Calif., recently opened a new service center in the Rochester, N.Y., metropolitan area to handle an increase in freight volume

Tags: Fleets

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