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December 21, 1998 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Launches Truck Purchase Program

Dec. 22 – Just months after it announced it was aggressively adding owner-operators to its fleet, U.S. Xpress Enterprises yesterday announced a new truck purchase program

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December 21, 1998 - Industry News

UPS Reports Good Year

Dec. 22 – Deliveries by United Parcel Service will probably will set a record this month, restoring business to levels the company has not seen since the Teamsters strike in August 1997, reports the Associated Press. UPS

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December 17, 1998 - Industry News

CF Says No Merger

Dec. 18 – After rumors of a merger between LTL giants Consolidated Freightways and Yellow Corp. fed a stock-buying craze earlier this week, CF issued a statement that merger talks were off

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December 16, 1998 - Industry News

CF/Yellow Merger Rumored

Dec. 17 – The Journal of Commerce reported Tuesday that rumors of a possible merger between LTL giants Yellow Corp. and Consolidated Freightways Corp. led to heavy trading in both company’s stocks

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December 2, 1998 - Industry News

Celadon Merger Off

Dec. 3 – Indianapolis-based Celadon Group announced Tuesday that its proposed merger with Laredo Acquisition Corp. is off. The company is reviewing its alternatives, which could include a revised deal with Laredo, a subsidiary of Odyssey

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November 27, 1998 - Industry News

Roberts Express Offers Internet Tracking

Nov. 30 – Roberts Express now offers real-time shipment tracking via its web site at http://www.roberts.com. The company has had Internet-based tracing capability since 1997. But this is a significantly upgraded service, more extensive and easier

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November 17, 1998 - Industry News

AmeriTruck Distribution Files Bankruptcy

Nov. 18 – AmeriTruck Distribution Corp., Fort Worth, TX, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and plans to liquidate the assets of its refrigerated division

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November 11, 1998 - Industry News

Roadrunner Trucking Launches Short-Haul Operation

Nov. 12 – Roadrunner Trucking, Albuquerque, NM, has launched its newest division, RoadRunner Express. It will be Roadrunner Trucking’s first short-haul, flatbed-specific service with lanes primarily in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. The operation is based in

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November 11, 1998 - Industry News

Yellow To Acquire Northwest Carrier

Nov. 12 – Yellow Corp., based in Overland Park, KS, is acquiring Action Express Inc., a less-than-truckload carrier headquartered in Boise, ID. The acquisition expands Yellow’s inter-regional coverage to 20 states, according to Maurice Myers with

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November 10, 1998 - Industry News

National Carriers Selects AMSC

Nov. 11 – National Carriers has chosen American Mobile Satellite Corp.’s integrated terrestrial/satellite Multi-Mode Mobile Messaging Service. The carrier will deploy 1,000 of the units in its owner-operator refrigerated trucks. The company’s largest account is National

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November 9, 1998 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Orders Volvo 770s

Nov. 10 – U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Chattanooga, TN, has ordered 300 Volvo 770 tractors. Volvo will deliver the units beginning in January. The U.S. Xpress tractors feature Cummins N14 engines and Eaton AutoShift transmissions. “The Volvo 770

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November 5, 1998 - Industry News

Wal-Mart Buying International Conventionals

Nov. 6 – Navistar International has secured a deal with Wal-Mart to provide the company with all of its premium conventional trucks in 2000 and 2001. In addition, Wal-Mart will buy 2,200 International 9200 models through

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November 4, 1998 - Industry News

Boyd Bros., Tankstar Make Acquisitions

Nov. 5 – Alabama-based flatbed carrier Boyd Bros. Transportation and Wisconsin-based tank carrier Tankstar USA have both announced new acquisitions. Boyd Bros. (http://www.boydbros.com) has signed a letter of intent to acquire Ruel Smith Transportation Services, a privately

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October 30, 1998 - Industry News

A-P-A Website Takes Top Honors

Nov. 2 – A-P-A Transport Corp., North Bergen, NJ, received an award for the best web site among motor carrier communication entries in the $50 million to $500 million revenue class by the ATA Sales and

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October 21, 1998 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Announces Record Quarterly Results

Oct. 22 – U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Chattanooga, TN, announced record revenue, income and earnings for the quarter that ended Sept. 30. The company reported operating revenue for the third quarter of $150.2 million, a 30.2% increase from

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October 20, 1998 - Industry News

M.S. Carriers to Buy Wisconsin Company

Oct. 21 – M.S. Carriers, Memphis, TN, plans to purchase certain operating assets of Interstate Trucking Corporation of America, a dry van truckload carrier based in Merrill, WI

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October 14, 1998 - Industry News

AF Raises Rates, Con-Way Stays The Same

Oct. 19 – American Freightways, Harrison, AR, is raising its general freight rates 5.5% to 5.9% on Nov. 1, reports the Journal of Commerce

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October 14, 1998 - Industry News

USA Truck Posts Record Results, Raises Pay

Oct. 16 – USA Truck, Van Buren, AR, announced its operating revenues were up 10.3% for the third quarter of 1998 compared to the same quarter of 1997

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October 14, 1998 - Industry News

Roadway Express Unveils Redesigned Web Site

Oct. 16 – Roadway Express has unveiled its redesigned web site. The revamped site loads more quickly, is simpler to navigate and allows customers to get shipment information faster and easier. A streamlined Customer Tools menu at

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October 8, 1998 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Launches Independent Contractor Program

Oct. 9 – U.S. Xpress, based in Chattanooga, TN, has a new independent contractor program designed to attract more owner-operators. The recent acquisition of PST Vans brought a major influx of owner-operators to the company. Although the

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October 5, 1998 - Industry News

CFI Website Offers Proof Of Delivery

Oct. 6 – The CFI NetLink site now features Online Proof of Delivery for its customers. Located at http://www.cfi-us.com, the site now allows customers to retrieve, view and print bill of lading documents and delivery receipts

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September 18, 1998 - Industry News

Consolidated Freightways Orders New Trucks for 1998

Sept. 21 — Consolidated Freightways, Menlo Park, CA, has ordered 561 new trucks for delivery before the end of 1998. All but 20 of the tractors are being supplied by CF’s longtime truck manufacturer, Freightliner Corp. CF

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September 18, 1998 - Industry News

Burlington Creates Web Site for Kids

Sept. 19 — Burlington Motor Carriers has launched a new Internet location called “Refrigerator Door.” The site is a display of artwork done by children of BMC employees, which has been scanned and posted on a

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September 16, 1998 - Industry News

Burlington To Buy 450 Conventionals

Sept. 17 — Burlington Motor Carriers, Daleville, IN, announced it will purchase 450 new conventional condos for use as company trucks during 1999. This is the third year Burlington has purchased new trucks as it converts

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September 16, 1998 - Industry News

Burlington Raises Pay, Upgrades Fleet

Sept. 17 — Burlington Motor Carriers has increased pay and is continuing to change over its fleet from cabovers to conventional condos. Student drivers who have reached solo status are now paid a base rate of 26

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