July 6, 2000 - Industry News
Tractor-trailers on Arizona highways can continue using the fast lanes and travel with the same speed limits as passenger cars, says a study released last week by the Arizona Department of Transportation
July 5, 2000 - Industry News
Mike Ryan kept a stranglehold on his Big Rig title as he maneuvered his truck up Pikes Peak and came out a winner in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb July 4
A British trucking couple chose last week's Las Vegas International Trucking Show as the ideal place to get married. And they tied the knot inside a Kenworth T2000 cab
Intrenet Inc., the holding company that operates a number of truckload carriers, has launched phase one of its Common Freight Board, which will eventually link all the Intrenet fleets so each company can see all of the loads available to it and sister companies
For the first time, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority has started shipping I-PASS transponders to truckers, with nearly 100,000 trucker transponders being sent out, according to the Chicago Daily Herald
July 1, 2000 - Industry News
OTR Express is blaming higher fuel costs and lower demand for freight services for projected second quarter losses
June 30, 2000 - Industry News
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission decided last week to get a jump start on 58 road-building projects totaling $248.5 million
June 29, 2000 - Industry News
Heavy equipment and 400 highway workers are taking over the city of Albuquerque, N.M., preparing for a $286 million reconstruction project on one of the major crossroads of the West
Freightliner and Mike Ryan will attempt to remain "Kings of the Hill" in the annual July 4th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. For three years in a row, Ryan and his Freightliner Century Class tractor have clocked the fastest time in the race’s Class 8 heavy duty truck division
The 22nd annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree kicks off tomorrow at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, Exit 284 off I-80 in Walcott, Iowa
June 28, 2000 - Industry News
PNV, Coral Springs, Fla., has signed its first major private fleet contract
Consolidated Freightways has been designated an "Excellent Supplier" by TTX Co. for providing top quality transportation and logistics service
Former executives of NationsWay Transport Service, Denver, are being sued by drivers who say they should be held personally responsible for unpaid wages and vacation pay, even though the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
On Wednesday, truckload giant Schneider National announced it would manage the North American end of a trans-Atlantic freight network being created by a company called FastShip Inc.
Another dot-com deal
U.S. Trucking Inc. and Professional Transportation Group plan to merge as Professional Transportation. The two companies are already closely tied
June 27, 2000 - Industry News
Penske Truck Leasing, Reading, Pa., has agreed to acquire Rentway, a truck rental and leasing company based in Mississauga, Ontario
Daylight Transport, Long Beach, Calif., is now offering new expedited regional LTL services between the Midwest States (Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin) and the Northeast States (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania), beginning July 8
Eighteen winners shared $10,000 in prizes and awards at the recent Shell SuperRigs contest, held at the new TravelCenters of America outside Denver
FedEx Corp., Memphis, Tenn., will accelerate the expansion of its FedEx Home Delivery network, launched three months ago, to reach about 80 percent of the U.S. population by the fall of 2001
If you find yourself around Portland or Salem, Ore., the last week in July or first weekend in August, plan a side trip to Antique Powerland in Brooks for the annual "Steam-Up.
June 26, 2000 - Industry News
The International Trucking Show begins today in Las Vegas and will feature, among other events, a free concert by country music star Clint Black.
The event, scheduled for June 28, 29 and 30 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will feature a record-breaking 700 exhibitors and is expected to draw 35,000 visitors. Admission to the event is free, and show hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
Roadway Express, an Akron, Ohio-based LTL carrier, is realigning its freight network, including adding more sleeper operations
More than 100 truck drivers and other concerned parties turned up yesterday to testify at the U.S. Department of Transportation's public hearing on its hours of service proposal in Vernon, Conn
Jerry Moyes has issued another tender offer for all outstanding shares of Simon Transportation, a Salt Lake City, Utah-based truckload carrier, at $7 per share
KLLM's President and CEO and his partner have extended their offer to buy KLLM Transport Services through July 6, but the deal appears to be a sure thing and has gained regulatory approval from the Federal Trade Commission
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