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September 21, 2000 - Industry News

Stars and Stripes Show Truck Series Continues in Oregon

Today marks the beginning of the Driver Appreciation Day celebration at Jubitz Truck Stop, located off I-5 at Exit 305 in Portland, Ore., which will feature the third qualifying event in the Stars and Stripes show truck series

Tags: Events

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

Moyes Completes Sale of Simon Shares

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Simon Transportation Services announced that Jerry Moyes has wrapped up the purchase of all of Dick Simon’s shares of Simon Transportation at $9 each

Tags: Fleets

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

Reno Trucking Company Shuts Down

Anderson & Sons Trucking, Reno, Nev., closed their doors Tuesday, Sept. 19, after 23 years in business

Tags: Fleets

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Predicts U.S. Truck Market Will Remain Slow Until 2002

A DaimlerChrysler AG board member responsible for commercial vehicles said he expects the current slowdown in the U.S. heavy truck market to continue up to 2002

Tags: Economy

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

Rest Areas in Georgia Get Facelifts

A $125 million renovation project launched in 1994 by the Georgia Department of Transportation to rebuild and renovate 20 rest areas and nine welcome centers has led to the major reconstruction of 17 rest areas and three welcome centers

Tags: Highways

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

TransFinancial Closes Crouse Cartage

About 1,000 employees in 17 states are losing their jobs as TransFinancial Holdings closes the trucking operations of its biggest subsidary, Crouse Cartage

Tags: Fleets

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

International Transportation Symposium Scheduled

Transport ministers and heads of state from around the world, along with representatives of all modes of the international transportation community. will convene in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 9, to discuss the future of the transportation industry

Tags: Events

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

Southeastern Freight Honored by Home Depot

Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional LTL carrier out of Columbia, S.C., was recently honored by The Home Depot with its 1999 Partner of the Year Award and LTL Carrier of the Year Award

Tags: Fleets

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

More Wins for Muchlers at St. Ignace

Nearly 150 trucks graced the downtown waterfront of St. Ignace, Mich., last weekend for the fifth annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show

Tags: Events

September 19, 2000 - Industry News

Top Economists See Truck Production Falloff

Truck production, which has already begun to slide steeply from the record highs posted in 1999, will get steadily worse throughout this year and next before flattening out. But that's not all bad, agreed the six economists and transportation experts who spoke at the Economic Outlook Conference sponsored by the National Truck Equipment Association in Dearborn, Mich., this week.

Tags: Economy

September 19, 2000 - Industry News

NTE Offers One-Hour OK for Trial Members

The National Transportation Exchange is offering 60-day trial memberships to shippers and promises to process applications within one hour at its Web site, www.nte.net. The normal enrollment process occurs offline and generally takes a day or longer

Tags: Intermodal

September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Dueling Dragsters, Beauty Trucks Wow Crowd of 20,000 in NJ

Not from the East Coast? Then you may not know about the U.S. Diesel Truckin' Nationals and Motorsports Spectacular, reputed to be the biggest one-day trucking event in the country

Tags: Events

September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Transit Group Gets Another 30 Days to Comply With Loan Rules

Transit Group Inc.’s lenders have given the company another 30 days to comply with loan covenants

Tags: Fleets

September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Parts Suppliers Predict Lower Earnings

Dana, ArvinMeritor and Eaton all announced that third quarter earnings would be below Wall Street analysts' expectations

Tags: Economy

September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Virginia Tackles Truck Traffic on Two-Lane Roads

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced plans to build a $4 million weigh station and lower the speed limit on a 7.8-mile stretch of Route 17 just north of Interstate 66

Tags: Highways

September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Restrictions on I-84 Bridge in Oregon

Truck traffic on the Grande Ronde River Bridges eastbound and westbound on Interstate 84 west of La Grande, Ore., has been restricted to an overall gross weight limit of 80,000 pounds until the bridges can be repaired

Tags: Highways

September 15, 2000 - Industry News

Heartland Express Honors Truck Contest Winners

Heartland Express of Coralville, Iowa, recently announced the winners of its annual "Make your Truck Famous" contest

Tags: Fleets

September 15, 2000 - Industry News

NJ Trucking Spectacular Offers Smokin' Attractions for Diesel, Motorsports Fans

The 24th annual U.S. Diesel Truckin' Nationals and Motorsports Spectacular, presented by Cummins, kicks off at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 16 at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J. The day-long lineup includes diesel drag racing, truck beauty competition, monster trucks, jet trucks, and manufacturers' midway with 49 vendors

Tags: Events

September 15, 2000 - Industry News

Georgia Port Authority Upgrades Trucker Check-In and Out

Truckers hauling containers into the Port of Savannah, Ga., Garden City Terminal will find clerks and checkers waiting to process them with hand-held computers beginning Oct. 2

Tags: Intermodal

September 14, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Cause Florida Trucking Company to Slash Fleet, Workforce

The rising cost of fuel has claimed a Florida trucking company as its victim. D&K Transport in Dade City is making plans to slash its fleet and cut nearly 75 percent of its work force

Tags: Fleets

September 13, 2000 - Industry News

New Outbound Stevenson Expressway Lanes Open Today

Two of the three newly reconstructed outbound lanes of Chicago’s Interstate 55 Stevenson Expressway between Canal Street and Kedzie Avenue open to traffic for the first time today

Tags: Highways

September 13, 2000 - Industry News

Trism Awarded 5-Year DOE Contract

Trism subsidiary Tri-State Motor Transit, Joplin, Mo., has been awarded a five-year contract from the U.S. Department of Energy to transport radioactive waste from Department of Energy generator sites throughout the United States to the Waste

Tags: Fleets

September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Matlack Converts to TMW, Windows NT

Trucking software provider TMW Systems of Cleveland, Ohio, has announced an agreement with Matlack to convert the bulk carrier’s operations management software to the TMW PowerSuite system on the NT platform

Tags: Fleets

September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Contractors Get Wireless Web Access

Landstar System, Jacksonville, Fla., has deployed a business-to-business wireless Internet phone service for its North American contractors and employees

Tags: Fleets

September 12, 2000 - Industry News

East Coast Truck Show This Weekend

The East Coast Truck Show will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, N.C

Tags: Events

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