November 11, 1999 - Industry News
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
Driving 4.4 million miles without a chargeable accident over a 45-year career has earned truck driver Edward L. Blamble recognition as the 1999 South Carolina Truck Driver of the Year
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
Meritor Automotive reported record results for its 1999 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30
HighwayMaster still lost money last quarter, but the numbers are looking better than they did last year.
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
OTR Express, Olathe, KS, plans to grow through owner-operators as part of its new strategy to return to profitability
Independent truckers at the Port of Miami-Dade are caught in a labor dispute that’s keeping them from earning a living
If some highway designers get their way, you'll soon be going around in circles in what some say is a more efficient, safer type of intersection.
Arizona is the latest state to try roundabouts, a type of
Xtra Corp. reported fiscal fourth quarter profits of $17 million, down 11% from fourth quarter 1998. Revenue for the quarter were $121 million versus $119 million a year ago.
For fiscal 1999, which ended Sept. 30, the
November 9, 1999 - Industry News
California's South Coast Air Quality Management District has approved an additional $13.5 million in funding to subsidize the conversion of diesel vehicles to cleaner fuels.
The American Trucking Assns. is suing two states over regulations it says place an unfair burden on out-of-state carriers and violate U.S. Constitution provisions prohibiting states from interfering with interstate commerce
The Michigan Department of Transportation wants to double the number of customs and immigration officials to deal with increased traffic, especially trucks, with the opening of a second bridge to Canada
Landstar System, Jacksonville, FL, has moved to new headquarters
DaimlerChrysler, parent company of Freightliner, plans to modernize its truck-making operations in Brazil
On Friday, a federal judge ruled that Microsoft, makers of the Windows operating systems among other popular software, was a monopoly. But the so-called finding of fact, is only the first ruling in the ongoing struggle
November 8, 1999 - Industry News
Idealease of North America recently honored 51 of its locations with I.D.E.A.L. Gold awards for excellence
Accuride Corp. has reorganized its operations, forming two business units: Heavy Vehicle Operations and Light Vehicle Operations.
Heavy Vehicle Operations, based in Evansville, IN, offers steel and aluminum wheel products to medium and heavy wheel customers in
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $12.7 million in grants to help fund operational testing of high-tech truck safety systems
As the Teamsters job action against Overnite Transportation headed into its third week, both sides continued to offer widely different versions of how the strike is affecting the non-union less-than-truckload carrier
The National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against Atlanta-based SAIA Motor Freight Line, charging that the company has illegally interfered with and tried to intimidate employees at a Texas terminal who want to join the Teamsters union
DAT Services' load postings for October were up 60% from October 1998
Independent truckers in Quebec are asking the province to limit the number of newcomers to the trucking industry because they can't make a decent living
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