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August 6, 2000 - Industry News

Safety Conference to Search for New Brake Strategies

The North American Brake Safety Conference to be held September 15-16 in Toronto will be directed primarily at finding new brake safety strategies for motor carriers. "Our goal is to help carriers achieve better brake safety on

Tags: Events

August 6, 2000 - Industry News

Georgia Port Bustling

Several improvements to make cargo move faster through the Port of Savannah, Georgia, are in the works

Tags: Intermodal

August 4, 2000 - Industry News

Moyes: Hot on Simon's Heels

Swift Transportation President Jerry Moyes is still trying to get a bigger stake of Simon Transportation

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August 4, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Residents Eager for I-99 Extension

An expansion of Interstate 99 in Unionville, Pa., is expected to reduce the number of big rigs traveling a narrow and often shoulderless section of two-lane Route 220, and residents can't wait

Tags: Highways

August 4, 2000 - Industry News

CCX Opens High-Volume Freight Handling Facility

Con-Way Central Express has opened a new high-volume freight assembly center in Salem, Ill., which is scheduled to begin operations today

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August 4, 2000 - Industry News

South Carolina to Thank Truckers With Cookouts

Trucking industry leaders will be thanking drivers for their hard work and safe driving practices in the form of roadside picnics offered by the South Carolina Trucking Association during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

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August 3, 2000 - Industry News

Truckin for Buck$ Tomorrow

Truckers passing through Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to show off their driving skills in front of their peers while doing a good deed. The 11th Annual Truckin’ for Buck$, set for tomorrow, August 19, at Buck Motorsports Park, just south of Lancaster, will give drivers the forum to strut their stuff, visit with other drivers, and enjoy good food, while raising money for individuals with physical disabilities at the same time

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August 3, 2000 - Industry News

New Hampshire Senator Pushing I-93 Widening Project

A highway construction project to widen Interstate 93 near Derry, N.H., is not only important to area residents, but to the state Department of Transportation as well

Tags: Highways

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Cuts Down On Cameras at E-ZPass Toll Booths

New Jersey highway officials are cutting back on a plan designed to nab tractor-trailers trying to avoid E-ZPass tolls, with about three-quarters of the 380 cameras they intended to use being the latest casualty in a cost-cutting plan

Tags: Highways

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Truck for Buck$

Truckers passing through Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to show off their driving skills in front of their peers while doing a good deed. The 11th Annual Truckin’ for Buck$, set for Saturday, August 19, at Buck Motorsports Park, just south of Lancaster, will give drivers the forum to strut their stuff, visit with other drivers, and enjoy good food, while raising money for individuals with physical disabilities at the same time

Tags: Events

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

Fatal Accident Leads to Calls for Changes at I-44 Six Flags Exit

Travelers of Interstate 44 near St. Louis feel that legally high speeds, poor design, and bad signage contributed to a deadly crash near Six Flags earlier this week

Tags: Highways

August 2, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Announces Independent Contractor Meeting

The Truckload Carriers Association has announced that its 2000 Independent Contractor Division annual meeting will be held Sept. 14-15 at the Marriott DFW Hotel South, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas

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August 2, 2000 - Industry News

Bikers Block Highway Memorial

Kill a biker, get a highway named after you? That’s the question the American Motorcyclist Assn. is asking in its nationwide campaign to ban the naming of highways after people who have been convicted of serious

Tags: Highways

August 2, 2000 - Industry News

Deaton to Acquire Cardinal Flatbed Division

Cardinal Logistics Management, Concord, N.C., has sold its flatbed division to C & T Holding, the parent company of Birmingham, Ala.-based Deaton

Tags: Fleets

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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