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May 17, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Traffic Concern In I-70 Hearings

Truck traffic is a major concern expressed by drivers who have written to the Missouri Department of Transportation about its proposal to add two lanes to Interstate 70 in each direction between Kansas City and St. Louis.

Tags: Highways

May 17, 2000 - Industry News

Interstate 70 sinking in Pennsylvania

Interstate 70 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, has been sinking as much as a foot and a half during the night due to a Consol Energy coal mine underneath the highway, according to the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Assn

Tags: Highways

May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Super Asphalt Gets Mixed Reviews

A road-building approach pioneered in the late 1980s and early 1990s that supposedly makes for more durable highways is slowly gaining converts, but some questions have been raised about whether it is being implemented to the

Tags: Highways

May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Penske Buys Marano Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing has purchased the assets of Marano Truck Leasing, a truck rental and leasing company located in north Philadelphia

Tags: Fleets

May 13, 2000 - Industry News

Railroads Speed Cross-Country Service

The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Co. and Norfolk Southern Railway Co. have agreed to provide non-stop transcontinental intermodal service between the West Coast, Southwest and the Southeast beginning May 21

Tags: Intermodal

May 11, 2000 - Industry News

Werner: Double Digit Growth May be Over

Werner Enterprises may be about to end its eight-year run of double-digit income growth. Although the company’s first quarter 2000 revenue was up 21% from first quarter 1999, Chairman and CEO Clarence Werner reportedly told stockholders that, under current conditions, he doesn’t expect revenue for the year to be up more than 8% to 10%. This would be the first time since 1991 that the carrier’s growth was less than 10%

Tags: Fleets

May 11, 2000 - Industry News

OPIS Fleet Fueling Expo Scheduled

The Oil Price Information service has scheduled its sixth annual Fleet Fueling Expo for Sept. 24-26 at Nashville's Opryland Hotel

Tags: Events

May 11, 2000 - Industry News

Make-A-Wish Convoy This Weekend

Big rigs, little kids, and thousands of well-wishers will come together in Lancaster, PA this coming Sunday, Mothers Day, May 14, for the 11th annual Make-A-Wish Convoy

Tags: Events

May 10, 2000 - Industry News

Marten Opens New Georgia Terminal

Marten Transport, Ltd., Mondovi, Wl, has opened a new terminal in Forest Park, GA, that will replace the existing Jonesboro, GA, terminal

Tags: Fleets

May 10, 2000 - Industry News

Marten Transport Buys Volvos

Marten Transport has begun adding Volvo tractors to its fleet. The Mondovi, WI based refrigerated carrier has initially purchased 20 Volvo 660 tractors from Central Truck of Madison, WI. Marten's management and drivers say

Tags: Fleets

May 9, 2000 - Industry News

Bidding Continues For KLLM

The battle over ownership of KLLM Transport Services continues as a special committee reviews the latest takeover offers. Details are confidential but the panel, including a KLLM board member and three from outside the company, is looking at revised offers from New Prime Inc. owner Robert Low and from KLLM chairman, president and CEO Jack Lilies III and his partner, WorldCom chief Bernie Ebbers

Tags: Fleets

May 8, 2000 - Industry News

NC Starts Work On I-85

North Carolina has begun a resurfacing project along nearly 9 miles of Interstate 85 in Orange County

Tags: Highways

May 8, 2000 - Industry News

Tracking Containers Helps Cut Waiting Times

Technology is being used to help truck drivers at one intermodal terminal avoid the long wait times that plague intermodal haulers across the country

Tags: Intermodal

May 8, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Refrigerated Meeting Set For July

The Truckload Carriers Assn.'s 17th annual Refrigerated Division meeting will be held July 12-14 in the Canadian Rockies of Banff, Alberta, at the Banff Centre for Conferences

Tags: Events

May 8, 2000 - Industry News

CF To Acquire Air Freight Forwarder

Consolidated Freightways has signed a letter of intent to purchase FirstAir, Inc., an airfreight forwarder based in St. Paul, MN

Tags: Fleets

May 5, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Crisis Forum Scheduled For Friday

The National Assn. of Small Trucking Companies is hosting a "fuel crisis forum" this Friday, May 12, at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville, TN

Tags: Events

May 4, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Forms E-Commerce Division

FedEx Supply Chain Services, a third-party provider of integrated supply chain solutions, has created a new division named FedEx eLogistics to focus on providing businesses end-to-end electronic commerce logistics solutions

Tags: Fleets

May 4, 2000 - Industry News

Arnold Industries Has a Good Quarter

First quarter operating revenues rose 14% and net income increased 10% compared to the first quarter of 1999 for Arnold Industries, Lebanon, PA

Tags: Fleets

May 4, 2000 - Industry News

Boyd Bros. Hit By Higher Fuel Costs

First quarter results for Boyd Bros. Transportation, Clayton, AL, were hit by significant increases in fuel costs

Tags: Fleets

May 4, 2000 - Industry News

Carriers Took it on the Chin in the First Quarter

First quarter profits were down 34.3% from the previous quarter for the 31 carriers that have now reported financial results for the January - March period. After three quarters of strong gains, profits have dipped

Tags: Economy

May 3, 2000 - Industry News

Missouri Considers I-70 Options

Missouri highway officials are just weeks away from deciding the best way to expand capacity on Interstate 70 between Kansas City and St. Louis

Tags: Highways

May 2, 2000 - Industry News

Kenan Experiences Steady Growth

Kenan Transport Co., Chapel Hill, NC, reported solid results for the first quarter of 2000. Revenue was $38.3 million compared to $34 million for the first quarter of 1999. Net income was $944,000 compared to

Tags: Fleets

May 2, 2000 - Industry News

Low Extends KLLM Tender Offer, Drops Efforts to Replace Board

Low Acquisition, a company owned by New Prime President Robert Low, has extended its tender offer for outstanding shares of KLLM Transport Services common stock to May 30, 2000. The offer was to have expired on May 9

Tags: Fleets

May 2, 2000 - Industry News

Restructuring Hurts FFE Balance Sheet

Dallas-based Frozen Food Express Industries, in the middle of a restructuring, reported a $563,000 loss for the first quarter.

Tags: Fleets

May 2, 2000 - Industry News

Nasdaq Moves to Delist Asche Transportation

The Nasdaq Stock Market has commenced proceedings to delist the shares of Asche Transportation Services, Shannon, IL from the Nasdaq National Market as a result of the company's failure to file its Form 10-K for the

Tags: Fleets

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