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February 3, 2003 - Industry News

Width Restriction Enforced Along I-5 Near Ashland

Effective this Thursday through March 31, Interstate 5 at mile post 14.96 -- the bridge over Bear Creek north of Ashland, Ore. -- will be restricted to 11 feet wide for both northbound and southbound traffic

Tags: Highways

January 31, 2003 - Industry News

Georgia Motor Trucking Assn. Endorses PrePass

The Georgia Motor Trucking Assn. (GMTA) has endorsed PrePass, the nation's first commercially available, coast-to-coast electronic pre-clearance weigh station bypass system.

January 31, 2003 - Industry News

Arkansas House OKs Sales Tax Bill For Truckers

A bill that would limit the state sales tax on trucking equipment and provide amnesty from the taxes owed on past purchases cleared the Arkansas House last week

January 31, 2003 - Industry News

Iowa80.com Launches Truck Lovers' Club

Iowa80.com has announced the launch of a new preferred buyer's club called the Truck Lovers' Club.

January 30, 2003 - Industry News

Baylor Trucking "Recruiting" Marines

When the Marine Corps asked trucking companies to volunteer trailers that could be outfitted with recruitment messages, Baylor Trucking took one step forward

January 30, 2003 - Industry News

Revenues Up 14% For Celadon Group

Celadon Group Inc., a truckload carrier headquartered in Indianapolis, says its net income for the second quarter ended Dec. 31, 2002, increased to $1.0 million, or 13 cents per diluted share, compared with net income of $0.2 million,

January 30, 2003 - Industry News

GDP Slows In 4th Quarter, But '02 Outperforms Year Before

Economic growth in the United States slowed dramatically during the fourth quarter of 2002, but it did manage to outperform levels from the year before

Tags: Economy

January 30, 2003 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Shows Improved Quarter -- Again

U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. has reported higher operating revenues and earnings for the fourth quarter ending Dec. 31, 2002

January 30, 2003 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Reports Record Net Earnings

J. B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has reported record annual net earnings of $51.8 million for 2002, or diluted earnings per share of $1.33 -- also a record number --

January 30, 2003 - Industry News

Old Dominion Cites 4th Quarter Gains

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2002.

January 30, 2003 - Industry News

N.Y. Travel Plaza Getting Electrification

New York's Thruway Authority has broken ground for a truckstop electrification station at the Chittenango Travel Plaza, according to the Post-Standard in Syracuse, N.Y

January 30, 2003 - Industry News

4th Quarter Revenues Up 9.7% For USA Truck

USA Truck Inc. has announced operating revenues, before fuel surcharge, of $67,288,025 for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2002, an increase of 9.7% from $61,361,075 for the same quarter of 2001

January 29, 2003 - Industry News

Freightliner Announces Major Upgrades For Classic, Classic XL Heavy Duty Trucks

Freightliner Trucks has unveiled a host of enhancements to its Classic and Classic XL truck models. The Class 8 vehicles feature a new chassis design that will usher in new benefits in ride, maneuverability and handling for the owner-operator trucks

January 29, 2003 - Industry News

ATA: Trucks Move 5 Times More Freight Than Rail

The trucking industry will continue to dominate domestic freight transportation modes, increasing its share of all freight tonnage moved throughout the U.S. to 68.2% by 2008

January 29, 2003 - Industry News

Cummins Delivers A Profit For The Year

Cummins Inc. has reported earnings for the year ended Dec. 31, 2002, of $73 million or $1.89 diluted earnings per share on sales of $5.85 billion, compared to a loss of $102 million

January 29, 2003 - Industry News

Covenant Announces 4th Quarter and Year-End Results

Covenant Transport Inc. has announced financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2002

January 29, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Says No To Shorter Disqualifications

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has denied a request to shorten CDL disqualification periods for serious offenses committed in a non-commercial vehicle.

January 28, 2003 - Industry News

Terk Offers Two Sirius Antennas For Trucks, RVs

Terk Technologies Corp., Commack, N.Y., is offering two Sirius Satellite Radio antennas specifically for trucks and recreational vehicles

January 28, 2003 - Industry News

CNF Inc. Reports Improved 4th Quarter Results

CNF Inc., a $4.8-billion management company with businesses in regional trucking and trailer manufacturing, among others, has reported fourth-quarter net income from continuing operations of $24.2 million

January 28, 2003 - Industry News

Rand McNally Offers New Map Course For Drivers

Rand McNally's Transportation Data Management subsidiary has introduced a new truck driver training cours

January 28, 2003 - Industry News

UPS 4th Quarter Results Paced by International Segment

Paced by record international performance, UPS has reported solid gains in both revenue and net income for the fourth quarter

January 28, 2003 - Industry News

Schneider National Adding 200 New Driving Jobs

Schneider National Inc., one of North America's largest truckload carriers, said it is adding 200 new regional truck driver positions in Virginia. The company's expanded presence in the area will support Wal-Mart's new distribution center in Gordonsville.

January 28, 2003 - Industry News

ATA's Canary Takes Alabama Business Post

Bill Graves, American Trucking Assns. president and CEO, has announced that former ATA President Bill Canary has accepted the position of president of the Business Council of Alabama (BCA).

January 28, 2003 - Industry News

Durable Goods Shipments & Orders Mixed, Consumer Confidence Down

Orders for durable goods increased in December while shipments fell. And consumer confidence in the economy fell in January, according to a pair of reports released Tuesday

Tags: Economy

January 27, 2003 - Industry News

ATA Letter To Bush Seeks Litigation Reform

Bill Graves, the new president and CEO of the American Trucking Assns., sent a letter to President Bush late last week, lauding his call for reform legislation

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