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November 16, 1999 - Industry News

Drowsy Driving Targeted In Idaho

Idaho wants to prevent drowsy driving along Interstate 15 in the southeast part of the state, and it is calling on highway engineering, law enforcement and driver education to do it

Tags: Highways

November 16, 1999 - Industry News

China Could Boost U.S. Trucking

The U.S.-China trade agreement on Nov. 16 clears the last major hurdle for China to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) early next year. This will open the huge Chinese market to the world economy and strengthen both the truck equipment and truck freight markets in the U.S

Tags: Economy

November 16, 1999 - Industry News

Market Transport Improves Driver Amenities

Market Transport, Portland, OR, opened a new facility this week for its drivers and owner-operators to relax

Tags: Fleets

November 16, 1999 - Industry News

USF Holland Opens Chicago Terminal

USF Holland, a division of USFreightways, has opened a new full-service terminal in Joliet, IL

Tags: Fleets

November 16, 1999 - Industry News

Revenue Down, Income Up At Cannon

First fiscal quarter 2000 revenue at Cannon Express, Springdale, AR was down, but income rose. Operating revenue was $22.9 million, versus nearly $24.7 in the first fiscal quarter of 1999, while first quarter 2000 net income was more than $501,000, compared with nearly $62,000 in the first fiscal quarter of 1999.

Tags: Fleets

November 16, 1999 - Industry News

Port Lockout Over

Intermodal freight at the Canadian port of Vancouver, British Columbia, will be getting back to normal now that a lockout has ended

Tags: Intermodal

November 16, 1999 - Industry News

It's True: Traffic Is Getting Worse

To keep up with just one year of increased traffic demand, the average city would have to add 37 more lane miles of highway, according to a study of 68 urban areas released Tuesday by the

Tags: Highways

November 16, 1999 - Industry News

Arrow Trucking Forms Arrow Logistics

Arrow Trucking Company has expanded its logistics division to form Arrow Logistics. The new subsidiary will be based out of Arrow's Houston terminal. Aubrey Scully is the executive director. Arrow President and CEO Jim Pielsticker called the

Tags: Fleets

November 16, 1999 - Industry News

Roberts Express Raises Rates

Roberts Express, Akron, OH, has increased the minimum charges for shipments handled by its Express Division. The new minimum charges are said to more accurately reflect the real cost of providing shorthaul service and are expected

Tags: Fleets

November 16, 1999 - Industry News

Rollins to Buy UPS Truck Leasing

Rollins Leasing Corp. will buy UPS Truck Leasing as part of a Strategic Alliance Agreement with UPS

Tags: Fleets

November 16, 1999 - Industry News

Driver Shortage Gives LTL Giant A Foot In Truckload Door

Roadway Express is hauling more truckload freight these days. So much, in fact, that based on revenue the unionized LTL carrier would rank among the nation's top 30 non-union truckload carriers

Tags: Fleets

November 15, 1999 - Industry News

Trailer Shipments Down

Trailer shipments through September totaled 210,671 units, down 17.1% from the same period last year, according to the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Assn. and the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. Shipments by type: Vans, 166,765, down 20.2%. Tanks, 4,606, down

Tags: Economy

November 15, 1999 - Industry News

Show Trucks Wow Wildwood

Sun and fun ruled at the 75 Chrome Shop Truck Expo '99, the final Truck-Lite Trophy Series National Assn. of Show Trucks competition, held Nov. 13-14 in Wildwood, FL

Tags: Events

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

Tags: Fleets

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

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