December 13, 1999 - Industry News
After more than two years, trucks are again allowed on I-75 through Covington, KY, into Cincinnati
A fatal rockslide last week has prompted Colorado officials to speed up plans to make improvements to I-70 to prevent more slides
Suttles Truck Leasing, Demopolis, AL, has been merged with Dana Transport of Avenel, NJ.
December 10, 1999 - Industry News
November U.S. retail truck sales for Class 6-8 fell 7.3% from October to 35,719. But the total was 18.5% above last November.
Georgia's Department of Transportation is expected to start reviewing a report this month on building a new "Northern Arc" highway near Atlanta to deal with the city's growing traffic congestion
Ryder System will take a 4th quarter pretax restructuring charge of $42 to $47 million for costs associated with its recently announced reorganization
December 9, 1999 - Industry News
TRISM, Inc. has had its Chapter 11 reorganization plan approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.
Truckload fleets are proposing rate increases of up to 10% to counter the effects of higher fuel prices and labor costs.
December 8, 1999 - Industry News
Heartland Express has opened its new regional terminal just west of Atlanta
December 7, 1999 - Industry News
Yellow Freight System has redesigned its web site to make it easier for customers to access relevant information and manage shipping activity
The Board of Directors of Simon Transportation Services has rejected a possible tender offer for shares of the company's Class A common stock by Jerry Moyes.
December 6, 1999 - Industry News
The rise of Generation X will have a significant impact on trucking, according to Dick Lanahan, president, Transportation Finance Group for The Associates. He says Gen-Xers have changed traditional, once successful, ways of doing business and he traces today's driver shortage to their reluctance to take less desirable jobs
December 3, 1999 - Industry News
The two Best of Show winners at the second annual Bordentown (Petro) Truck Show May 19-21 in Bordentown, NJ, will win an extra special prize. Harley-Davidson motorcycles will be presented to the Best of Show Bobtail and Best of Show Combo winners
December 2, 1999 - Industry News
As independent truckers who haul in and out of the nation's ports prepare to meet in South Carolina tomorrow, the Federal Trade Commission is looking into whether their actions violate the Federal Trade Commission Act
A robust economy, trade expansion, accelerating manufacturing activity, strong consumer spending, and high levels of construction activity have kept trailer demand at relatively high levels, according to Economic Planning Associates.
December 1, 1999 - Industry News
Yellow Freight System is hoping to expand its Richfield, OH, operations by opening a second freight terminal in the facility former operated by bankrupt Preston Trucking
Ryder System has merged Ryder Transportation Services with Ryder Integrated Logistics. "The realignment is a direct response to clients," said President and COO Gregory Swienton.
Heartland Express, Coralville, IA, has named Max Curry, Fremont, IA, its owner-operator of the month and Thomas Fox, Columbus, OH, its company driver of the month.
Both revenue and income were up for U.S. Trucking, Charleston, SC through the third quarter.
November 30, 1999 - Industry News
Cannon Express, a medium-haul carrier based in Springdale, AR, announced a significant pay increase for its drivers Tuesday.
Canadian National railroad plans to wrest some business from trucks. Just a 1% market share gain from trucks would generate additional rail revenue of $300 million in Canada and $3 billion in the United States, CN President and CEO Paul Tellier told the Canadian Railway Club Tuesday
Truck-rail transport company Triple Crown Services is moving its St. Louis-area terminal and spending $8 million on its new 62-acre facility
November 29, 1999 - Industry News
Truckers love to complain about the condition of some of the nation's highways, a fact capitalized on by one industry magazine with its annual "Worst Roads" trucker poll. But two states blame trucks for the problem -- and say truckers should be prepared to ante up to fix it
Thanks mostly to concern about high fuel costs, the Banc of America last week downgraded its rating of two trucking companies
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority took a step to improving response to weather-related roadway conditions last week when commissioners approved the award of a contract to install a newly designed weather surveillance system along the 148-mile highway
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