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August 1, 2000 - Industry News

TMC's Fall Meeting to Include Electronic Brake Demo

The Maintenance Council has announced the theme for its Fall Meeting, “Embracing Technology's Advantage,” to be held Oct. 16-19 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio. The meeting will include special all-day, hands-on demonstration of electronic controlled braking systems at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Research Test Facility

Tags: Events

August 1, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Custom Critical Acquires Passport Transport

FedEx Custom Critical, Akron, Ohio, formerly known as Roberts Express, is expanding into the movement of specialty vehicles with the acquisition of St. Louis-based Passport Transport. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed

Tags: Fleets

August 1, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Announces 5.9% Rate Increase

Con-Way Transportation Services, Ann Arbor, Mich., and its LTL operating components are increasing their base rates 5.9%, effective September 1

Tags: Fleets

July 31, 2000 - Industry News

Financial Problems Shut Pinnacle Down

After a bank decision to cancel the company’s line of credit, Pinnacle Transportation Services was forced to close its doors, putting about 100 truckers still due a paycheck out of work

Tags: Fleets

July 30, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Parking Threatened on Pennsylvania Turnpike

On August 21, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will face six Carlisle, Pa. residents in the Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg as the residents try to get a permanent injunction that would close the Plainsfield Service Plaza to commercial vehicles. Trucks have been allowed in the Plaza (about 6 miles west of Carlisle) since it was built in 1940

Tags: Highways

July 28, 2000 - Industry News

Idaho Adds WIM

Idaho is adding weigh-in-motion scales to its weigh stations

Tags: Highways

July 28, 2000 - Industry News

FFE: Profitable Again Despite High Costs

After three consecutive quarters of operating losses, Frozen Food Express Industries is in the black -- but continues to suffer the impact of high fuel costs and the shortage of qualified drivers.

Tags: Fleets

July 27, 2000 - Industry News

High Fuel Costs Hurt Boyd Bros.

Boyd Bros. Transportation Inc. reported second quarter profits of $208,900 on operating revenues of $32.6 million, compared to profits of $1.4 million on revenues of $33.3 million second quarter 1999

Tags: Fleets

July 27, 2000 - Industry News

P.A.M. "Solid," President Says

Despite a dip in earnings caused by higher fuel costs, P.A.M. Transportation Services posted solid second quarter results with an 88.6% operating ratio, said President Robert Weaver

Tags: Fleets

July 27, 2000 - Industry News

CF Moving Headquarters to Pacific Northwest

Consolidated Freightways Corp. is moving its Northern California headquarters to the Portland/Vancouver region

Tags: Fleets

July 27, 2000 - Industry News

Railroads to Get $3.5 Billion In Rehab Loans

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced a direct loan and loan guarantee program for railroads that will provide up to $3.5 billion in loans, including $1 billion for projects benefiting shortline and regional railroads. The Railroad

Tags: Intermodal

July 27, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Ride For Drivers

There’s nothing a trucker enjoys more than moving, preferably on something with a big motor and wheels ... and it really doesn’t matter how many wheels. About 20 truckers and their spouses jumped on 30 two-wheelers —

Tags: Fleets

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Another Mandatory Truck Pull-Off for West Virginia

The bidding for construction of a mandatory truck pull-off on West Virginia’s Sandstone Mountain is scheduled to begin soon, but the project must first obtain approval by the Federal Highway administration

Tags: Highways

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Governor Says Maryland Will Start Wilson Bridge Construction

The Greater Washington Board of Trade applauded the announcement yesterday by Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening that Maryland will begin construction on the foundation for a new Woodrow Wilson Bridge this fall

Tags: Highways

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Custom Critical Expands Owner-Operator Site

Owner-operators interested in expedited transportation opportunities with FedEx Custom Critical (formerly Roberts Express) can submit their qualifications over the Internet in the newly expanded recruiting section of the company's web site at www.fedexcustomcritical.com.

Tags: Fleets

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Trucker Wins Freightliner in CAT Scale Sweepstakes

Shan Riggs drew the lucky key that started a new, shiny black Freightliner Classic XL given away druing the Walcott Truckers Jamboree in Walcott, Iowa, earlier this month

Tags: Events

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Anderson Honors "Knights of the Road"

Anderson Trucking, St. Cloud, Minn., has announced its Driver Safety Award winners for the past year

Tags: Fleets

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite, Teamsters Spin Financials

Overnite Transportation's second-quarter financial results provided public relations fodder for both the less-than-truckload company and the Teamsters union in their ongoing battle

Tags: Fleets

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Quarterly Reports Show Truckload, LTL Carriers Face Different Challenges

Truckload carriers continue to expand sales faster than less-than-truckload carriers, even though they are getting less than half of the freight rate increases realized by LTL carriers. But TL profits are lagging because their business model

Tags: Economy

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Watkins Terminal Hits Another Roadblock

Protesting residents this week persuaded community leaders of Lake County, Fla., to stall a trucking company’s plan to build a massive truck terminal, claiming it would bring noise, visual pollution and dangerous road conditions to the area

Tags: Fleets

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Pitt Ohio Maintenance Crew Honored

Industry experts have named Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Pitt Ohio Express, the 1999 On-Road Maintenance Masters award recipient

Tags: Fleets

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Plans for a Truck Lane to Canada Under Review

The board that makes long-range transportation plans for Western New York is being asked to take a look at a proposal for a new truck lane to Canada

Tags: Highways

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Nebraska Adding More PrePass Stations

Thanks to new weigh stations on Interstate 80 near Omaha, Neb., the number of big rigs being weighed will soon double, and due to new technology, many of them won’t even have to pull off the highway

Tags: Highways

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Inspections on the Rise in Pennsylvania

A jump in the number of fatalities involving trucks last year prompted the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to increase truck inspections

Tags: Highways

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

NCDOT Launches Real-Time Traveler Info System

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has introduced a system that offers real-time information on all incidents affecting highway travel across the state

Tags: Highways

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