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April 21, 2000 - Industry News

New Protest Form: Running Legal Logs

A grassroots group of truckers is promoting a campaign they're calling "Make May Matter," asking truck drivers to run scrupulously legal log books during May in a form of protest against what it views as intrusive

April 21, 2000 - Industry News

Gore Meets With Teamsters President

Vice President Al Gore Friday had lunch with Teamsters President James P. Hoffa, who continues to withhold his union's endorsement

April 21, 2000 - Industry News

Illinois Pushing Truckers To Use Electronic Tolls

Illinois is launching a campaign to get heavy trucks enrolled in the state tollway's I-PASS electronic toll collection system

Tags: Highways

April 21, 2000 - Industry News

Gore Announces Green Truck Initiative

As part of Earth Day ceremonies on Friday, Vice President Al Gore announced a research partnership with many of the nation's largest heavy-duty engine and truck manufacturers to develop super fuel-efficient, low-emission engines

April 21, 2000 - Industry News

Yellow Gets Good Start to 2000

"We're off to a good start in 2000," Bill Zollars, Yellow Corp. chairman, president and ceo said commenting on the LTL fleet's first quarter results. The company had net income of $10.5 million, compared with net income

April 21, 2000 - Industry News

Descartes Partners With Teletrac

The Descartes Systems Group and Teletrac have announced a strategic distribution arrangement under which Teletrac will offer Descartes' Web-based route optimization software, a service that provides routing and scheduling on a fee-per-transaction basis to subscribers over the Web

April 21, 2000 - Industry News

Hub Group Has First Quarter Loss

Hub Group, Inc., Lombard, IL, reported a loss in the first quarter largely attributable to one-time charges of approximately $700,000 and dramatically higher fuel costs.

April 21, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Posts Strong First Quarter

Ryder System Inc. reported first quarter revenue from continuing operations of $1.31 billion, up 14% from first quarter 1999.

April 21, 2000 - Industry News

Covenant Earnings Slip 37%

Higher fuel costs sent the first quarter earnings of Covenant Transport, down 37%, to $2.0 million from $3.2 million in the 1999 period.

April 21, 2000 - Industry News

Earnings Rise at CNF

CNF Inc., Palo Alto, CA, has reported first quarter operating income of $73.4 million, compared with $66.1 million in the same quarter a year ago. Revenue was $1.46 billion, up 17 percent

April 21, 2000 - Industry News

Higher Fuel Costs Hurt M.S. Carriers Results

Higher fuel prices reduced the earnings per share of M.S. Carriers by 13 cents in the first quarter, the company says.

April 21, 2000 - Industry News

Trism Orders 315 New Freightliners

Specialized carrier Trism Inc. has ordered 315 new Freightliner Columbia 2001 model year tractors

April 21, 2000 - Industry News

Oshkosh Second Quarter Income Up 113%

Oshkosh Truck Corp. reported a net income of $13.9 million for its second fiscal quarter, an increase of 113% over $6.5 million for second quarter 1999. Second quarter sales were $331 million, up from $299 million a year ago

April 21, 2000 - Industry News

Rush Sales Indicate Soft Truck Market

Rush Enterprises posted first quarter 2000 net income of $1.1 million on gross revenues of $210 million versus $3.3 million on revenues of $177.8 million in first quarter 1999. Results for this year included a $1.5 million loss provision to increase the company's reserve for used truck valuation and repossession losses

April 21, 2000 - Industry News

Higher Wages, Price Competition Squeeze Dorsey Profits

Dorsey Trailers posted a first quarter 2000 net profit of $94,000 on sales of $45.1 million. Net income for the same period last year was $512,000 on sales of $44.8 million. John Pugh, CEO, said new trailer

April 20, 2000 - Industry News

KLLM Chairman Makes Bid For Company

Jackson, MS-based KLLM Chairman Jack Liles has made an offer to buy the company in a deal reportedly worth more than $33 million

April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Highway Speeds Up In Iowa, But Not Speed Limit

Average highway speeds are on the upswing in Iowa, as the state legislature is expected to adjourn soon without approving an increase in the state's speed limits

April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Attack Overnite Financial Results

Overnite Transportation emphasized a 6.4% increase in first quarter revenue compared to last year and a turnaround from the previous quarter's losses when it reported its first-quarter financial results yesterday, but the Teamsters union attacked the report as "creative bookkeeping." Overnite reported first quarter operating income of only $500,000, compared to $10.3 million in the first quarter of 1999

April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Votes Challenged in Close Union Election at Saia

Sixteen ballots have been challenged in the Teamsters representation election at less-than-truckload carrier SAIA Motor Freight in Grand Prairie, TX, where the union lost by only one vote

April 20, 2000 - Industry News

UPS Posts Best Quarter Ever

UPS reported record results for the first quarter, with a 63% jump in net income for the quarter ending March 31

April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Michelin To Open Tire Plant in Virginia

Michelin is opening a tire plant in Independence, VA, which will initially support Volvo Trucks North American in Dublin

April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Williams Travel Center Being Built In Fort Worth

Williams Travel Center will build a facility on a 19-acre site in Fort Worth, TX, within the Alliance development along Interstate 35W

April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Launches

Landstar System, Jacksonville, FL, has introduced a new e-mail service exclusively for its agents and independent contractors

April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Caterpillar Expects Dip in Truck Engine Demand to be Offset by Higher Market Share

Higher interest rates and diesel fuel prices, coupled with a driver shortage and increased supply of used trucks, will likely impact demand for on-highway truck engines in North America. But Caterpillar says it expects its engine sales to remain near 1999 levels with increased market share in the medium and heavy duty truck segments plus higher demand for other engines

April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Sales & Profits Down, Margins Up

Preliminary first quarter reports put Detroit Diesel Corp. revenues at $536 million and net income at $10.1 million


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