March 13, 2000 - Industry News
The Illinois Department of Transportation will soon begin the two-year task of unsnarling the Hillside Bottleneck in the Chicago area
March 10, 2000 - Industry News
Celadon Group, Inc. plans to take its TruckersCo-op.com subsidiary public and change the name to TruckersB2B.com, Inc
March 8, 2000 - Industry News
In the midst of a capital improvement program to reconstruct 16 service plazas, the Ohio Turnpike Commission has announced that it will close two plazas in March and another two in September.
Con-Way Southern Express, Ann Arbor, MI, is moving its Longview, TX, service center operations to Tyler, TX, effective May 1, 2000. The company cited increased business as the reason for the move.
Cardinal Logistics, Concord, NC, presented 17 of its top, senior drivers with their own, custom-designed 2000 International Eagle trucks. A reward for outstanding contributions to the company's success, the rigs also feature a door sticker indicating that their trucks have been custom-designed per their own specifications.
Prime Inc. has named the recipients of its Contractor of the Year 2000 Awards. Chosen for their on-time performance, profitability and safety records, the winners received a $1,000 cash prize and will represent Prime throughout 2000 at truck shows and other promotional events.
March 7, 2000 - Industry News
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater has announced two new Intelligent Transportation Systems field tests. Both, says DOT, are aimed at preparing for the expected doubling of intermodal freight transportation over the first two decades of the 21st Century
Sterling Truck Corp. plans to offer a Ride & Drive program at the 2000 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY on March 23 and 24.
New Penn Motor Express Inc., a subsidiary of Arnold Industries Inc., has made several enhancements to its web site, www.newpenn.com., including a completely interactive pickup entry system and rate quotes customized to each active customer's pricing program.
March 6, 2000 - Industry News
A dozen Western governors are opposing a federal budget proposal that would divert more than $1 billion in state highway funds
March 3, 2000 - Industry News
"I cannot comprehend why people don't respond to this as a national crisis," said Michael Belzer, assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan, speaking at a recent intermodal seminar sponsored by the Transportation Research Board in Long Beach, CA
The American Truck Dealers Assn. will hold its annual convention and exposition April 8-11 in San Antonio
March 2, 2000 - Industry News
Economic Planning Associates' latest survey of trailer manufacturers puts 1999 shipments at 301,800 units, up 7.7% from 1998. But data also indicates that the unwinding of previously strong momentum has begun.
Yellow Freight System is redesigning its operations in key cities and will use more driver teams as it launches expedited service to and from all major North American cities on March 12.
Allied Holdings Inc., Decatur, GA, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Axis Group, has acquired CT Group, Inc., a Michigan-based holding company which owns CT Services and Cordin Transport.
Canadian-based fleet Vitran Corporation Inc. had a 15% increase in revenue and income for the twelve-month period ended Dec. 31, 1999.
March 1, 2000 - Industry News
Professional Transportation Group Ltd., Marietta, GA, has signed F Systems Group as an agent carrier.
The National Perishable Logistics Association/Refrigerated Transportation Foundation (NPLA/RTF) will hold its annual meeting September 16-18, 2000, at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe, CA.
Veteran drivers at Heartland Express can now earn up to 40 cents a mile. The company recently announced pay increases for company drivers that boost the mileage rate for drivers with one year of experience to 37 cents a mile, including a 1 cent safety bonus.
February 29, 2000 - Industry News
The final phase of Illinois' Mission I-55, the Stevenson Expressway reconstruction in Chicago, begins at 9 p.m. Friday
U.S. Freightways may have pulled out of the deal but Transport Corp. of America is "still the apple of many a buyer's eye," according to a recent Mergers and Acquisitions Report from Securities Data Publishing.
Truckload carriage seems to get more attention on Wall Street, but less-than-truckload deserves a second look, according to Jeffrey Kauffman, first vice president, Merrill Lynch & Co.
February 28, 2000 - Industry News
Con-Way Central Express, Ann Arbor, MI, has opened a new freight service center at 5070 Carpenter Road, just north of US-12 in Ypsilanti, MI.
Asche Transportation Services, Shannon, IL, has fired two of its top executives for allegedly embezzling $1 million
Amtrak says it will go after more of trucking's business as it makes plans to expand its passenger service in its efforts to be self-sufficient
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