November 16, 1999 - Industry News
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
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
Market Transport, Portland, OR, opened a new facility this week for its drivers and owner-operators to relax
USF Holland, a division of USFreightways, has opened a new full-service terminal in Joliet, IL
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.
Intermodal freight at the Canadian port of Vancouver, British Columbia, will be getting back to normal now that a lockout has ended
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
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
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
Rollins Leasing Corp. will buy UPS Truck Leasing as part of a Strategic Alliance Agreement with UPS
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
November 15, 1999 - Industry News
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
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
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
A lockout at the Port of Vancouver, British Columbia, could mean more intermodal freight at U.S. ports in the Northwest
November 12, 1999 - Industry News
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
The city of Franklin, WI, has denied USF Holland's plan to build a 100-bay truck terminal
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
November 11, 1999 - Industry News
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
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
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
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
California-based western LTL carrier Viking Freight is now offering next-day service between Albuquerque, NM, and El Paso, TX
November 10, 1999 - Industry News
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,
With an order for 50 Eaton VORAD collision warning systems, American Freightways is emphasizing its commitment to the use of intelligent transportation systems
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