Transport Topics

Overnite to Raise Rates in August

Overnite Transportation announced late Friday a 5.5% rate increase on non-contractual shipments, effective Aug. 14. The move follows the lead of fellow carrier giants Yellow Freight System and Consolidated Freightways.

July 21, 2000

Freightliner to Buy Western Star

Freightliner LLC, a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler AG, will acquire 100% of all issued and outstanding shares of Western Star Truck Holdings Ltd., the companies announced Wednesday.

July 20, 2000

Rail, Intermodal Traffic Rise for Week

Rail freight traffic, led by a 9% surge in coal volumes, increased 6.1%, and intermodal loadings rose 3.8% last week, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

July 13, 2000

Clinton Sets Aside Fuel Reserve; Oil Drops Further

President Clinton announced Monday that he will set aside a reserve of home heating oil to prevent a repeat of this past winter's fuel shortage. Meanwhile, oil prices dropped even further on world markets on speculation that OPEC will increase production.

July 10, 2000

N.Y. DOT Changes Registration Display Policy for Trucks

Commercial trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds and registered in the state of New York must now display their federal Department of Transportation registration number, the Albany Business Review reported.

July 7, 2000

TTNews.com to Host Online Engine Chat Session

Click here to submit your questions for the live chat.TTNews.com will host a live chat session concerning current and future diesel engines today with Steve Duley, the vice president of purchasing for truckload carrier Schneider National Inc.

June 11, 2000

Diesel Engine Emissions Summit Agenda

Due to a printing error, the agenda for the Diesel Engine Summit did not appear in the Equipment & Maintenance Update supplement included in the June 9 print edition of Transport Topics. A HREF="http://www.ttnews.com/members/topNews/0010274.html">Click here for the full agenda.

June 10, 2000

ATRI Evaluates Mobile Idle Reduction Technologies

The American Transportation Research Institute said it selected three project teams to evaluate mobile idle reduction technologies on heavy-duty trucks.

May 23, 2000

Bush Administration Considering Stronger Fuel-Economy Rules

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. he Bush administration, which has been pushing plans to lessen dependence on imported oil, is considering strengthening fuel-economy rules, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

May 17, 2000

Traffic Congestion Is Worsening, Study Says

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. .S. traffic congestion is getting worse, costing millions of hours in lost time and millions of dollars in wasted fuel, according to a study released Monday.

May 10, 2000

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