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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Announces Plans for Annual Convention

"Bullish on Truckload: Steering the Future" is the theme for the Truckload Carriers Association's Annual Meeting, April 8-11 in San Antonio

Tags: Events

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Averitt Express Opens Service Center in San Antonio

Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., has opened a new service center in San Antonio, off of Interstate I-35

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

UPS Gears Up for the Holiday Season

When is the right time to prepare for Christmas and Chanukah? If you're the average American, your answer is probably, "Not yet." But if you're a manager at UPS - and know you'll have to hire 95,000

October 2, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Launches Guaranteed Pickup Service

Overnite Transportation, a less-than-truckload carrier out of Richmond, Va., is now offering a guaranteed free pickup service nationwide

September 30, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers' Group Rallies for Fuel Boycott

A group of truckers and supporters of trucker's issues is calling for a national protest over high fuel prices because they feel the lobbying effort on behalf of the mandatory fuel surcharge legislation for truckers isn’t strong enough

Tags: Events

September 30, 2000 - Industry News

Oak Grove 70 Truckstop Holds Jamboree

The Oak Grove 70 Truckstop, located at I-70 Exit 28 in Oak Grove, MO, held its third annual Truckers Jamboree last week

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September 29, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Sales: Down This Year & Next, Will Rebound 2002

The demand for new trucks and buses will continue to ease through this year and next, then start a steady pace of expansion in 2002, predicts Economic Planning Associates

Tags: Economy

September 29, 2000 - Industry News

I-95 Lanes Shut Down This Week in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation will be shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange this week to work on a massive reconstruction project on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl.

Tags: Highways

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way NOW Offers Expedited Truckload

Con-Way NOW, the air and ground expedited delivery unit of Con-Way Transportation Services, has added a new dedicated service featuring expedited service levels for truckload quantity shippers

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

M.S. Carriers Names Top Trainers

M.S. Carriers, Memphis, Tenn., recently honored its top driver-trainers of the year for 2000

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Giving Away PM Plans at Mid-America

Six Mid-America Trucking Show attendees this year will leave with more than memories, magazines, bumper stickers and other giveaways

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September 28, 2000 - Industry News

High Fuel Costs Drop Third Quarter Profits

Several major carriers have issued third quarter profit warnings, giving notice before their summer quarter financial statements are released that earnings per share are below security analysts' expectations

Tags: Economy

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

Transit Group Offers PNV

Transit Group has signed a contract with PNV to provide its truckstop cable, phone and Internet services to the company’s 17 trucking companies in an attempt to attract, recruit and retain drivers

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon DOT, State Police Unite to Enforce Chain Laws

In an effort to reduce weather-related traffic accidents in the Columbia River Gorge, the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon State Police are instituting a chain/traction tire enforcement program aimed at commercial trucks

Tags: Highways

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway Opens Terminal in Toluca, Mexico

Roadway Express, Akron, Ohio, has opened a new service terminal in the Mexican city of Toluca

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

UPS Once Again 'America's Most Admired'

For the 18th year in a row, UPS has been rated "America's Most Admired" mail, package and freight delivery company in a Fortune magazine survey

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

TLC Acquires Pro Source Group

Total Logistics Control, a third party logistics provider based in Zeeland, Mich., recently announced the acquisition of The Pro Source Group, Aurora, Ill. Pro Source President, Robert Koerner, has been appointed to the position of President and

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Honors Trucking Companies for Safety

The American Trucking Associations has named three motor carriers as winners of its 2000 National Truck Safety Contest

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Availability, New Service Demands Increasing Pressures On Trucking

A harsh winter and fuel-availability problems would spell shortages for the trucking industry, and the government's release of oil from the nation's strategic reserves likely won't help: Oil-capacity utilization is nearing the maximum, meaning there will be problems getting the fuel to the end user. That was among predictions from Martin Labbe of Martin Labbe Associates, a transportation information consulting firm

Tags: Economy

September 26, 2000 - Industry News

Professional Transportation, U.S. Trucking End Merger Talks

Professional Transportation Group and U.S. Trucking Inc. announced that they have decided to terminate discussions relating to a possible merger

September 26, 2000 - Industry News

T&M Express Implements HighwayMaster 5000

T&M Express, Washington Court House, Ohio, has implemented @Track's HighwayMaster Series 5000 mobile communications system for its 90-truck fleet

September 25, 2000 - Industry News

Collaboration Critical To Future Success In Truck Sales

The last eight years have been "the Bull Run of Trucking," according to Volvo Trucks North America's president and CEO Marc Gustafson. But now, business has become a struggle, due in large part to increased operating expenses. For those involved in truck sales and leasing, the key challenges are shrinking demand for new trucks, excess new truck inventory, a flood of used trucks and falling used truck prices

Tags: Economy

September 25, 2000 - Industry News

Industry Challenges Continuing, Kenworth GM Says

Along with the glut of used trucks, the heavy truck industry has an excess of more than 50,000 new Class 8s, double the annual average excess of about 25,000. However, as factories reduce their build rates and increase their shutdown times, that excess is decreasing

Tags: Economy

September 25, 2000 - Industry News

Show Trucks Wow At Jubitz

“Big Willy,” an immaculate 1990 Peterbilt 379 owned by Thomas Smith, was one of the big winners at the third Stars & Stripes qualifying show, sponsored by Chevron, held at the Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland, Ore., over the weekend

Tags: Events

September 25, 2000 - Industry News

Pittsburgh Traffic Gauged By New System on Internet

Officials hope a new traffic monitoring system being introduced into Pittsburgh’s daunting roadway system will provide rush-hour relief, according to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Traffic.com, a company based in Wayne, Pa., has chosen Pittsburgh as

Tags: Highways

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