March 20, 2003 - Industry News
Heartland Express Inc., an irregular route truckload carrier of general
commodities, has purchased or plans to purchase regional operating terminals in or near Columbus, Ohio; Carlisle, Pa.; Chester Va.; and Memphis, Tenn.
The Index of Leading Economic Indicators dropped 0.4% in February after rising modestly for four months.
March 19, 2003 - Industry News
Schneider Logistics Inc. has opened an office in Denver to service its brokerage customers throughout the Rocky Mountain states, including Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, New Mexico and the Dakotas.
FedEx Corp., Memphis, Tenn., reported profits were up 23% for the third quarter. The company also reported earnings of $147 million, or 49 cents per shar
March 18, 2003 - Industry News
Miss Kentucky 2002 -- Mary Catherine Correll -- will sign autographs from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, in the Kenworth Truck Co. booth (No. 3410)
February housing starts fell to 1.62 million from 1.82 in January, mostly due to unseasonably bad building weather in much of the country.
March 17, 2003 - Industry News
The spotlight might be on shiny new trucks at this week's 2003 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., but one lucky truck driver will be riding a shiny new Harley-Davidson motorcycle at the show, courtesy of Kenworth Truck Co.
March 14, 2003 - Industry News
The Producer Price Index increased 1.0% in February on top of a huge 1.6% rise in January. Meanwhile, factory production dropped 0.1% for the month.
March 13, 2003 - Industry News
The Tennessee Department of Transportation is making speed limit changes on interstates in the Memphis area.
February retail sales fell 1.7%, confirming that bad weather and war fears have ended the brief December/January 1.9% surge in consumer spending.
March 12, 2003 - Industry News
Work has been completed on a new 23,000-square-foot service center for Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. in Salt Lake City, Utah.
An avalanche has again closed the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke in south central British Columbia and the major east-west route could remain closed for several days
March 11, 2003 - Industry News
Consolidated Freightways Corp. (CF) has signed a letter of intent with CF Canada Acquisition Ltd. to sell the assets of its Canadian subsidiary, Canadian Freightways Ltd. (CFL)
March 10, 2003 - Industry News
The North American Truck Show will hold its 31st annual exhibition on May 8, 9 and 10 at the Bayside Expo Center in Boston.
March 6, 2003 - Industry News
USF Bestway Inc., a regional carrier unit of USFreightways Corp., has relocated to a larger facility in Austin, Texas.
Professional drivers across the United States and Canada will again have the opportunity to test-drive the new Volvo VN, as the Drive the Future tour hits the road this spring, courtesy of Volvo Trucks North America Inc
March 5, 2003 - Industry News
The Fourth Annual National Day of Prayer will be observed on March 20 at the Mid-America Truck Show in Louisville, Ky.
Quality Carriers, the Tampa-based transportation subsidiary of Quality Distribution LLC, has added Eaton's Trucking Service, Johnstown, N.Y., to its affiliate partner program.
Schneider National Inc. is seeking candidates in eastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia to fill 200 new regional driver positions
March 4, 2003 - Industry News
Schneider National Inc., a transportation and logistics services provider and one of North America's largest truckload carriers, has received the "Outstanding Carrier Award for Store Direct Delivery"
March 3, 2003 - Industry News
Due to its success in its first appearance at the Mid-America Trucking Show 2002, the Expedited Trucking InfoCenter will be expanding from a 500-square-foot area to more than 3,500 square feet.
Personal income and construction spending are on the rise, manufacturing is slowly expanding while consumer spending is down according to different economic reports released Monday
National Management Consulting Inc. has entered into a letter of intent with Transportation Logistics Int'l Inc. to acquire Xcalibur Xpress Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Transportation Logistics, in exchange for a combination of stock and notes.
A group of investors from Fort Worth, Texas, who were trying to buy Consolidated Freightways out of bankruptcy and breathe life into the company have called it quits
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