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November 15, 1999 - Industry News

Iowa House Speaker Wants To Raise Speed Limit

Iowa's House Speaker wants to raise the speed limits on Iowa's four-lane highways from the current 65 mph to 70 mph to match surrounding states. But the governor's office is against it

Tags: Highways

November 15, 1999 - Industry News

Vancouver Port Lock-Out Could Increase U.S. Volumes

A lockout at the Port of Vancouver, British Columbia, could mean more intermodal freight at U.S. ports in the Northwest

Tags: Intermodal

November 12, 1999 - Industry News

New Mexico Wants To Speed Up Trucks

In response to complaints about "rolling roadblocks" of trucks and RVs taking up both lanes of the Interstate as they try to climb the hill west of Albuquerque, New Mexico is testing a new 65-mph minimum speed limit on a 23-mile section of I-40

Tags: Highways

November 12, 1999 - Industry News

USF Holland Plans For Wisconsin Terminal Scuttled

The city of Franklin, WI, has denied USF Holland's plan to build a 100-bay truck terminal

Tags: Fleets

November 12, 1999 - Industry News

Fleet Operating Margins Improve

The composite profit margin for 1,523 for-hire carriers in the latest TTS Blue Book of Trucking Companies has improved to 2.8%. The data, based on 1998 figures, shows a 9.4% increase in costs since 1997 but

Tags: Economy

November 11, 1999 - Industry News

Bovine Rubbernecking

Motorists will slow down for the darndest things. A hungry cow - and a well-meaning Florida Department of Transportation - recently caused miles-long traffic backups along Interstate 4. Last Saturday, a cow wandered into a marshy field alongside

Tags: Highways

November 11, 1999 - Industry News

UPS Stock Offering Sets Record <!--11/10/99 12:10:58 PM-->

United Parcel Service’s initial public offering of stock Wednesday set a record, and analysts say the company is an “instant blue chip” on Wall Street

Tags: Fleets

November 11, 1999 - Industry News

Ohio Turnpike To Stagger Travel Plaza Construction

The Ohio Turnpike Commission learned its lesson after travel plaza construction last summer made for long delays at the remaining plazas. Next summer, it will stagger the reconstruction projects

Tags: Highways

November 11, 1999 - Industry News

Pacer Consolidates Local Trucking

Pacer International, Walnut Creek, CA, has consolidated its cartage (local trucking) capabilities, acquired through various mergers, into a single operating group known as Pacer Cartage

Tags: Fleets

November 11, 1999 - Industry News

Viking Adds New Mexico Service

California-based western LTL carrier Viking Freight is now offering next-day service between Albuquerque, NM, and El Paso, TX

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November 10, 1999 - Industry News

Comcar Affiliates Combine

Clay Hyder Trucking Lines and RoseWay Transportation, both Comcar Industries linehaul affiliates, are combining assets to better serve their customers. The company will keep Clay Hyder Trucking Lines' name and will be headquartered at RoseWay's Hickory,

Tags: Fleets

November 10, 1999 - Industry News

American Freightways Commits To ITS

With an order for 50 Eaton VORAD collision warning systems, American Freightways is emphasizing its commitment to the use of intelligent transportation systems

Tags: Fleets

November 10, 1999 - Industry News

Owner-Operators Key To OTR Express Comeback

OTR Express, Olathe, KS, plans to grow through owner-operators as part of its new strategy to return to profitability

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November 10, 1999 - Industry News

Dizzy In Arizona

If some highway designers get their way, you'll soon be going around in circles in what some say is a more efficient, safer type of intersection. Arizona is the latest state to try roundabouts, a type of

Tags: Highways

November 9, 1999 - Industry News

Landstar Moves to New Headquarters

Landstar System, Jacksonville, FL, has moved to new headquarters

Tags: Fleets

November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Load Postings Up 60% From 1998

DAT Services' load postings for October were up 60% from October 1998

Tags: Economy

November 8, 1999 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Raises Owner-Operator Pay

U.S. Xpress is offering a new compensation plan for its independent contractors beginning Dec. 1

Tags: Fleets

November 8, 1999 - Industry News

U.S. 63 Extended Through Arkansas

Arkansas 15 in southern Arkansas has been re-designated as part of a southern extension of U.S. 63

Tags: Highways

November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Highway Beautification Causes Controversy In Ohio

The Ohio Department of Transportation wants to add touches of art to drab interstate interchanges. But some people say it's wrong to spend money on beautification when it's needed to repair and maintain bridges

Tags: Highways

November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Delaware River Tolls Going Up

Commercial vehicles will start paying a dollar more next month to cross the four Delaware River bridges between New Jersey and Pennsylvania

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

New Mexico Road Funding Could Be In Jeopardy

A dispute between New Mexico and federal officials regarding authority over a nuclear waste storage site could force the state to cancel or delay $200 million in highway construction

Tags: Highways

November 8, 1999 - Industry News

TCA Meeting To Focus On Internet

The Truckload Carriers Assn.'s 2000 annual meeting will revolve around the Internet, with the theme "eTruckload: Make the Connection.

Tags: Events

November 8, 1999 - Industry News

USA Truck Closes On CCC Acquisition

USA Truck, Van Buren, AR, has closed its previously announced acquisition of most of the assets of Carco Carrier Corp., headquartered in neighboring Fort Smith, AR

Tags: Fleets

November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Yellow Goes For Internet Gold

Yellow Freight System has plunged into the burgeoning business of delivering goods bought and sold over the Internet, much of it involving pickups and deliveries to private homes.

Tags: Fleets

November 7, 1999 - Industry News

Colorado Vote Will Speed Highway Construction

Voters in Colorado last week approved a bond issue that will allow for the faster completion of many transportation projects, including the widening of Interstate 25 in the Denver area and north of Fort Collins

Tags: Highways

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