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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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%

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

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

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

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

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

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Harley, Diamond Ring Raffle Raises $34,000 for Scholarships

The Truckload Carriers Assn. last week awarded a new Harley-Davidson Road King Classic and a 3-carat diamond ring in its Fire & Ice raffle, which raised $34,000 for the group's scholarship fund

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Border Crossing Details Moving Along

New regulations to ensure the safety of Mexican trucks crossing the border under the North American Free Trade Agreement are now in the hands of the White House Office of Management and Budget

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Arsenault Draws ASP Customers, Offers Discount

Fleet maintenance software provider Arsenault Associates, Atco, N.J., announced that more than a dozen customers recently signed on to use Arsenault software over the Internet despite the economic slowdown

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Trucker Crashes After Hiding Diabetes

A Texas truck driver spent four weeks in the hospital and faces charges for violating federal truck safety regulations after going into insulin shock and crashing his truck

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