April 12, 2000 - Industry News
The Oregon Department of Transportation has reopened the Oregon Coast Hwy. (U.S. 101) Cape Cove Slide, approximately 13 miles south of Yachats
Florida will renumber exits on its interstates to correspond with the closest mileage marker, as is done in most other states, rather than numbering them sequentially as they are currently
April 11, 2000 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Commerce has revised trailer sales data for 1998 from 344,312 units to 277,419 units. This is more in line with manufacturer surveys done by Economic Planning Associates which put 1998 total sales at 280,350
April 10, 2000 - Industry News
Rumble strips have been installed on a 16-mile stretch of Interstate 84 east of Boise, ID
April 7, 2000 - Industry News
Penske Truck Leasing, Reading, PA, has purchased the assets of McDevitt Transportation Services, a truck rental and leasing company based in Manchester, NH. Penske will operate directly from the existing McDevitt leasing facility.
Con-Way Southern Express, a division of Con-Way Transportation Services, Ann Arbor, MI, is replacing its Richmond facility with a new freight assembly center in Chester, VA. Construction is expected to be completed in November.
The Surface Transportation Board has denied a request to continue proceedings for the proposed merger of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and the Canadian National railway systems.
New Prime Inc. president Robert Low has reportedly requested a list of KLLM Transport Services Inc. stockholders, possibly to solicit consent to remove the KLLM board of directors.
Low owns 13% of KLLM shares and has expressed
Interstate 44 in south central Missouri near St. Robert is closed as bridge repairs are made following a fatal truck wreck
April 6, 2000 - Industry News
Over the next three weeks, beginning Tuesday night, April 11, expect lane closures as well as traffic stoppages on I-95 at Springfield, VA, weeknights between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m
Asche Transportation Services, Shannon, IL, has had to delay filing its annual financial statements
April 5, 2000 - Industry News
ITS Management plans to hold a truck convoy down Las Vegas Boulevard and a big rig beauty contest as part of the 2000 International Trucking Show, June 28-30, in Las Vegas, NV.
Approximately 80-100 rigs are expected
KLLM Transport Services now has two suitors. A couple of weeks ago New Prime Inc. president and CEO Robert Low said he was interested in buying the Jackson, MS, based truckload carrier and said an offering price of $7.60 a share would be feasible.
Reacting to trucker complaints about long waits and slow turnaround times, at least two intermodal terminals in New Jersey are working on improving the flow of trucks in and out of their facilities
April 4, 2000 - Industry News
The 20th annual World's Greatest Working Truck Show has been scheduled for June 10-11 at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA. Proceeds from the event will benefit Abilityfirst, formerly known as the Crippled Children's Society of Southern
Hub Group, Lombard, IL, has signed a letter of intent to sell its interest in Hub Group Distribution Services. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the second quarter, and once the
April 3, 2000 - Industry News
Skyway Freight Systems closed its doors March 31. The Watsonville, CA, company was founded in 1977 as a freight forwarder and developed into a provider of transportation services and supply-chain management. Some of its customers included
March 31, 2000 - Industry News
The Surface Transportation Board has asked for comments on modifications to rules governing mergers of major railroads
The Illinois Department of Transportation last week announced that two construction hot spots are shifting into high gear this month
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an inspection program in Illinois, Wisconsin and Ohio aimed at increasing safety for workers and motorists in construction zones
More than half the trucks on the New Jersey Turnpike will use the new E-Zpass automated toll system when it goes online in August. That’s the word from Turnpike Authority’s executive director, Ed Gross, who has overseen the much-delayed E-Zpass installation
March 30, 2000 - Industry News
Landstar System is moving Landstar Ligon headquarters from Madisonville, KY, to Landstar's headquarter in Jacksonville, FL
March 29, 2000 - Industry News
Ride quality on Pennsylvania interstates improved dramatically last year -- surpassing the national standard for ride smoothness, and producing the best scores in Pennsylvania Department of Transportation history
March 28, 2000 - Industry News
Expedited carrier FedEx Custom Critical has been on a steep growth curve and expects another 10% to 15% increase in freight volume this year.
A number of stretches of Wisconsin interstate are scheduled for highway work this spring and summer, meaning closed lanes and construction delays
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