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March 23, 2000 - Industry News

New St. Louis Overpasses Can't Handle Oversize Loads

Missouri is replacing 13 overpasses on I-70 in the St. Louis area, but most won't meet state or federal height standards for highway bridges, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Representatives of the trucking industry question

Tags: Highways

March 22, 2000 - Industry News

Too Many Potholes, Study Says

More than a third of the major roads in the nation's largest metropolitan areas are significantly deteriorated and badly in need of reconstruction or resurfacing, says a recently released report from The Road Information Program.

Tags: Highways

March 21, 2000 - Industry News

East Coast Port Terminals Extend Hours

Maher Terminals, a large stevedore at the Port of New York and New Jersey, is extending its gate hours by two hours a day. The new hours will be 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to

Tags: Intermodal

March 20, 2000 - Industry News

M.S. Carriers Raises Driver Pay

M.S. Carriers has increased driver pay for its regional, experienced line-haul, and academy graduates an average of 11.1 to 14.8 percent.

Tags: Fleets

March 20, 2000 - Industry News

LTL Carrier Silver Eagle Closes Its Doors

After 70 years in the freight hauling business, Portland, OR, based Silver Eagle Inc. has closed its doors. The company cited several problems, including the recent runup in fuel prices, computer problems, and rising labor costs

Tags: Fleets

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Make-A-Wish Convoy on May 14

The 11th annual Mother’s Day Convoy, which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Susquehanna Valley in south-central Pennsylvania, has been scheduled for May 14 at the Burle Industries parking lot on Route 23, east of Lancaster.

Tags: Events

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Arrow Improves Web Site

Arrow Trucking Co., Tulsa, OK, has enhanced its website, www.arrowtrucking.com, to give customers the ability to tender loads, access load documents and learn the tariff miles form city to city.

Tags: Fleets

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Viking Expands Service to Canada

Viking Freight Inc. has expanded its Canada service to include the convenience of through rate quotes and through tracing via the Internet.

Tags: Fleets

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

USFreightways Forms Logistics Group

USFreightways Corporation, Rosemont, IL, has formed USF Worldwide Logistics, a new operating group which brings the company's logistics and freight forwarding business units into one organization.

Tags: Fleets

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider Acquires Freight Payment Firm

Schneider Logistics, Green Bay, WI, has acquired the freight payment services of Tranzact Systems, Ltd., a freight payment business that processes in excess of $4 billion in payments annually.

Tags: Fleets

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

STB Tells Railroads to Take a Breather from Mergers

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board has told large railroads not to pursue further merger activities until it can come up with new rules governing merger proceedings. STB said it would take about 15 months to adopt new rules.

Tags: Intermodal

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway Express Accused of Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission has accused Roadway Express Inc. of discrimination against blacks and women.

Tags: Fleets

March 16, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Boycott Houston Container Yard

A three-day boycott of a container yard at the Port of Houston’s Barbours Cut Terminal has received widespread support from the 1,000 - 1,500 truckers who serve the port

Tags: Intermodal

March 16, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon Providing Free Highway Info Via Fax

Truckers can now get up-to-the-minute information on closures and traffic delays on Oregon state highways through the Oregon Department of Transportation's free QuickFax service

Tags: Highways

March 15, 2000 - Industry News

Insurance Rates Jump: Truckers Pay the Price For Bargain Years

The long period of relatively cheap insurance seems to be over. We’re hearing a few reports of price hikes as high 25-30% -- mainly for liability and workers’ compensation -- but the general consensus leans more toward 10-15%.

Tags: Economy

March 15, 2000 - Industry News

Lots of Road Construction in St. Louis

As spring arrives, several construction projects will get underway in the St. Louis area. They include night and midday pavement and bridge-deck repairs on Interstate 44, between Lindbergh Blvd. in Kirkwood and Murdoch Ave. in Webster

Tags: Highways

March 14, 2000 - Industry News

Economy Will Continue to Grow

The U.S. economy is in a "golden age" of prosperity that has lasted 17 years and while there may be a recession in the next 5-10 years, the overall outlook is for steady economic growth.

Tags: Economy

March 14, 2000 - Industry News

Hebe: Trucking to Become Commodity

"The process of moving freight--traditional trucking--is about to become a commodity, not a differentiator that is sustainable," Freightliner president/CEO Jim Hebe said addressing the recent annual meeting of TRALA.

Tags: Economy

March 14, 2000 - Industry News

Logistics is Oil For New Transportation World

A global alliance of all modes of transportation is evolving, and logistics will make it work, says U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donohue.

Tags: Intermodal

March 14, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Launches Home Delivery Service

FedEx Corp. has launched a new home delivery service designed to compete with rival UPS in the burgeoning e-commerce-based business.

Tags: Fleets

March 13, 2000 - Industry News

Freight Volume Should Grow 5.5% This Year

According to our data, freight volume should expand 5.5% this year. Because last year's big 7% gain came at the end of the year, the 5.5% annual forecast will be hit if the four quarters this

Tags: Economy

March 13, 2000 - Industry News

I-25 to be Improved in Colorado

An 18-month project is underway to improve the northbound lanes of Interstate 25 between Bijou and Fillmore Streets in Colorado Springs. Northbound traffic will be rerouted to a temporary road alongside the southbound lanes of

Tags: Highways

March 13, 2000 - Industry News

Intermodal Facilities Delayed in Virginia

The opening of a new $100 million berth at Norfolk International Terminals will be delayed at least four months due to community opposition.

Tags: Intermodal

March 13, 2000 - Industry News

Illinois DOT Working on Chicago Bottleneck

The Illinois Department of Transportation will soon begin the two-year task of unsnarling the Hillside Bottleneck in the Chicago area

Tags: Highways

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Celadon To Take TruckersCo-op Public

Celadon Group, Inc. plans to take its TruckersCo-op.com subsidiary public and change the name to TruckersB2B.com, Inc

Tags: Fleets

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