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April 19, 2001 - Industry News

Ryder Rental Down, But Lease, Maintenance & Logistics Show Gains

The economic downturn has taken its expected toll on truck rental and, in some segments, freight volume, but transportation giant Ryder System is showing gains in some areas

Tags: Fleets

April 19, 2001 - Industry News

Volume Up at West Coast Ports in March

The amount of containerized imports coming into the country through West Coast ports was up in March, signaling optimism about the economy

Tags: Intermodal

April 19, 2001 - Industry News

Virginia Port Conditions Subject of Summit

Port truckers, steamship line representatives, terminal operators and transportation regulators met in Norfolk, Va., this week to discuss problems at the port

Tags: Intermodal

April 19, 2001 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Renews Series 40 Engine Agreement

Detroit Diesel and International have renewed their Series 40 engine worldwide distribution agreement

Tags: Industry

April 19, 2001 - Industry News

Two Railroads Team Up for Coast-to-Coast Freight

The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway and Norfolk Southern Railway have partnered to provide coast-to-coast, non-stop intermodal service for container loads of freigh

Tags: Intermodal

April 19, 2001 - Industry News

Dancing Eagle Truckstop Open in New Mexico

An artist's rendering of the new Dancing Eagle travel center in New Mexico.

Truckers crossing New Mexico on I-40 have a new stopping option: the Dancing Eagle Travel Center at exit 108 at Casa Blanca

Tags: Industry

April 19, 2001 - Industry News

Fleets See Mixed First Quarter Results

Yesterday's round of fleet financials saw mixed results, with many carriers reporting drops in net income despite increased revenue - some even big losses. Some companies, however, managed a small increase in net income despite the economic slowdown

Tags: Fleets

April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Reinventing the Ergonomics Rule

When Congress and President Bush killed the Clinton administration's ergonomics regulations, they left a hole begging to be filled. At this point, however, there is no agreement on what to put in it

April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Report Shows Carrier Preference for Logistics.com's OptiBid

Logistics.com, the logistics technology company based in Burlington, Mass., has released a report that says transport providers rate Logistics.com's OptiBid Network procurement system as superior to competing products

Tags: Industry

April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Bridge Demolition to Close Lanes in Tenn.

If you're traveling I-65 through Davidson County, Tenn., this weekend, be prepared for delays or look for an alternate route

Tags: Highways

April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Texas Senate Approves Emissions Bill

As the state tries to meet federal clean air regulations for several of its urban areas, the Texas Senate has approved a bill that calls for an incentive program for the purchase of cleaner diesel engines in those areas

Tags: Industry

April 18, 2001 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Says Mitsubishi Deal Won't Affect Plans with Hyundai

DaimlerChrysler says its increased involvement with Japanese auto and truck maker Mitsubishi won't affect its alliance with Korea's Hyundai Motor Co

Tags: Industry

April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Transportation.com Partners With Used Equipment Network

Transportation.com, Irvine, Calif., the logistics technology company, has formed an alliance with the Used Equipment Network of Hasbrouck Heights, N.J

Tags: Industry

April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Florida Express Implements TMW's TL2000

Cleveland-based TMW Systems, the truckload operations software provider, announced that Florida Express Carriers of Jacksonville has chosen TMW's TL2000 software for the IBM AS/400

Tags: Industry

April 18, 2001 - Industry News

AmeriQuest and National Grocers Association Offer Online Discounts

AmeriQuest of Cherry Hill, N.J., a provider of transportation and logistics services and a membership-based buying co-op, has announced an agreement with the National Grocers Association of Reston, Va., to jointly offer an on-line procurement syste

Tags: Industry

April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Growth Spurs Saia Moves

Saia will be opening in new terminals near Jackson, Miss., and Greenville, S.C., by the end of the month

Tags: Fleets

April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Mack Deliveries Down One-Third

Mack Trucks says its 2001 deliveries through March were down 32 percent from the 10,184 units delivered during the same period last year: 6,933 vehicles

Tags: Industry

April 18, 2001 - Industry News

More Carriers Release First Quarter Financials

Phoenix-based Knight Transportation bucked a trend in Wednesday's batch of first quarter fleet financial results

Tags: Fleets

April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Rush Profits Down 82%

Mega-dealer Rush Enterprises reported a 2.6% drop in revenues for the first quarter, but net income was down almost 82%

Tags: Industry

April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Dana Truck Group Profitable, Despite Soft Market

Despite the depressed market conditions, Dana Corp.’s Commercial Vehicle Systems Group (formerly the Heavy Truck Group) was profitable in first quarter

Tags: Industry

April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Fed Cuts Interest Rates Again

The fourth half-percent interest rate cut this year came today in a surprise action by the Federal Reserve Board. Usually the Board acts only during the every six-to-seven-week Open Market Committee meetings. Today's cut promises to speed up consumer and business purchases -- and then production and freight

Tags: Economy

April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Wabash Settles Shareholder Suit

Wabash National Corp. will pay $500,000 to settle a suit brought by some of its shareholders

Tags: Industry

April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Caterpillar Profits Down 37%

Caterpillar posted a first quarter profit of $162 million on revenues of $4.81 billion, compared to $258 million profit on revenues of $4.91 for first quarter 2000

Tags: Industry

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Navistar Board Says it Won't Remove 'Poison Pill'

Navistar International's board of directors say they won't drop a "preferred share purchase rights plan" designed to protect the company against hostile takeovers - sometimes called a "poison pill

Tags: Industry

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Watch Out for Idling Limits in New York

Some truckers are getting a big surprise when they idle their rigs in New York state - a ticket

Tags: Industry

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