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January 28, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Groups Sue CARB

Several truck, bus and construction industry groups have filed suit against the California Air Resources Board, charging that the agency erroneously listed ambient levels of diesel exhaust as a toxic air contaminant. The California Trucking Assn., the

January 28, 2000 - Industry News

Virginia Bill Would Restrict Trucks To Right Lanes

A truck-inspired bill in the Virginia state Legislature would prohibit trucks or cars from driving in the left lane of an interstate except to pass another vehicle

January 28, 2000 - Industry News

It's Official: The Driver Shortage Threatens The Economy

How bad is the driver shortage? Bad enough for Wall Street to start calling it one of the biggest potential threats to the current economic boom. With the country entering a record 107th month of continuous economic

Tags: Economy

January 28, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Works With Labor Dept. To Train Technicians

Ryder System is working with the U.S. Department of Labor's Job Corps program to provide employment opportunities for new truck technicians.

January 28, 2000 - Industry News

Tube Turns Gets Meritor Axle Contract

Tube Turns Technologies, a subsidiary of Sypris Solutions Inc., has been awarded a $120 million contract to supply Meritor Automotive with drivetrain axles for Class 5-8 trucks.

January 28, 2000 - Industry News

Central Freight's Hall Retires As Carrier Thrives

Central Freight Lines president Joe Hall has retired and has been replaced in the interim by board member Ronald Moyes.

January 28, 2000 - Industry News

Bandag Sales And Profits Down

Despite a drop in sales and profits last year, Bandag chairman and CEO Martin Carver says the company is in a better position than it's ever been to meet the challenges of an evolving industry.

January 28, 2000 - Industry News

Not So Intelligent Transportation

Collision in New Jersey! Local politics runs over national policy! You'll never see the headline, but the collision is real enough. Last week, the New Jersey Turnpike announced

Tags: Highways

January 28, 2000 - Industry News

Lung Assn. Asks Court To Review Air Quality Ruling

The American Lung Assn. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency overstepped it authority with new air pollution rules

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

PTG Buys Assets Of ATECH

Professional Transportation Group., Marietta, GA, has reached an agreement to acquire selected assets of ATECH Commercial Corp.

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

USA Truck Revenue Up, Income Down

USA Truck, Van Buren, AR, reported 1999 operating revenues of nearly $166.4 million, up 14.6 percent from $145.2 million in 1998. Net income decreased 17.7 percent to $8.6 million in 1999, compared with $10.5 million in 1998.

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Yellow's Income Rises 27% In '99

Yellow Corp., Overland Park, KS, reported net income for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 1999 of $50.9 million, up 27 percent over 1998 income of $40.1 million. Revenue for the year was $3.2 billion, up 11.2 percent from $2.9 billion in 1998

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway Reports Record Revenues

Roadway Express, Akron, OH, reported record revenues of $2.81 billion for the year ended Dec. 31, 1999, up 6 percent from $2.65 billion in 1998

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Central Opens WV Center

Con-Way Central Express, Ann Arbor, MI, has opened a new freight service center covering the Charleston, WV, market. Located at 1100 River East Dr. in Belle, WV the facility will provide additional freight handling capacity and will also serve as a freight assembly center in the Con-Way North American network.

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

New England Motor Freight Moves Terminal

New England Motor Freight expects to move its offices and shipping operations into a terminal building in the Harrisburg, PA, area early next year.

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Heartland Earnings/Revenue Flat

Heartland Express, Coralville, IA, reported 1999 fourth quarter of nearly $8.45 million, compared with $8.35 million in the fourth quarter of 1998.

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Prime Opens New Driver Center

Prime Inc. has opened its multi-million dollar Prime Associate Amenities Center at its Springfield terminal

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Court Dismisses Engine Owners' Lawsuit

More than 100 engine owners who sued diesel engine makers over a deal struck with the federal government on emissions have been dealt a setback, but say it's not the end of the suit On Jan. 12, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted a motion to dismiss the class-action suit, originally filed last September in Los Angeles Superior Court

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Moving Group Says Ergonomics Rules Will Cost Big

The American Moving and Storage Assn. projects that proposed federal ergonomics standards will cost the moving and storage industry alone $3.6 billion a year, far more than federal forecasts

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

C.R. England Truck Raising Funds For Diabetes

Truckload reefer fleet C.R. England, Salt Lake City, has commissioned a one-of-a-kind truck to help in the fight against diabetes

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Texas Studies Lasers As Safety Device

Texas transportation officials are studying the idea of using lasers to warn truckers when they're driving too fast on highway interchanges

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Norway Truckers Protest Fuel Taxes

Norwegian truckers blockaded roads twice this week to protest high fuel taxes

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Texaco Truckstop To Open In LaPlace, LA

A new Texaco Travel Center is scheduled to open next month in LaPlace, LA, at the intersection of Interstate 10 and U.S. 51

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Arizona Opens New Dealership

Freightliner Arizona last week celebrated moving to a larger facility in Tolleson, AZ, with a grand opening ceremony

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

American Freightways Income Up 57%

American Freightways Corp., Harrison, AR, reported big jumps in revenue and earnings for the fourth quarter and all of last year.


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