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April 24, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Shuts Down Small Fleet In Iowa

Federal regulators have shut down a 10-truck refrigerated carrier in Clear Lake, IA, as an "imminent hazard to the public.

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Michigan Troopers Testing Fatigue Detection Device

Michigan State Police are testing a new device called EyeCheck which is intended to detect fatigue by measuring how a driver's eyes respond to light

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

New York May Drop Rest Area Time Restrictions

The state of New York is proposing to waive the current three-hour limit on nighttime parking at its rest stops so truckers can get much-needed sleep

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Seven Regional Fleets Merge

Seven companies focused on intermodal trucking, regional truckload and related logistics services from across the U.S. will merge into RoadLink USA to form a national company with 50 service locations from coast-to-coast

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Equipment Financing Site Relaunched

CIT Equipment Financing, Livingston, NJ, has re-launched its web site,, an application for equipment buyers with a variety of finance and industry resource functions

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Burlington Raises Pay By 13%

Burlington Motor Carriers, Daleville, IN, has announced a new pay package for drivers which increases overall wages of longhaul company drivers up to 13 percent. Longhaul drivers who have 10 or more years of experience will

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Wisconsin Carriers Endorse PrePass

The Wisconsin Motor Carriers Assn. is officially endorsing PrePass, an electronic pre-clearance system for trucks on interstate highways. WMCA president Tom Howells said the association is backing PrePass because it is a turnkey system that can be

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Steel Hauler Has a Tough Message on Driver Pay

Steel hauler Steve Williams, president of Maverick Transportation in Little Rock, AR, has a bold solution for his driver shortage. At a time when other truckload fleets are talking about raising driver pay by a couple of

April 22, 2000 - Industry News, Not Fleetworks is no more. But Fleetscape is alive, well and ready to fight the Internet battles to come. In March, Meritor and two partners announced the launch of, a parts exchange for the U.S. commercial medium-

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

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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


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