April 25, 2000 - Industry News
Despite an ongoing Teamster protest, Overnite Transportation Co., Richmond, VA, was in the black in the first quarter
Knight Transportation Inc., Phoenix, AZ had higher income for the first quarter, despite higher fuel prices. The fleet reported operating revenue of $43.6 million, up 30 percent from $33.5 million for the same quarter of 1999.
Earnings at Old Dominion Freight Line, High Point, NC dropped slightly in the first quarter
April 24, 2000 - Industry News
J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. has contracted with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to run truckload, rail and fleet service for 31 Wal-Mart distribution centers nationwide.
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 21, 2000 - Industry News
Illinois is launching a campaign to get heavy trucks enrolled in the state tollway's I-PASS electronic toll collection system
"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
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.
Ryder System Inc. reported first quarter revenue from continuing operations of $1.31 billion, up 14% from first quarter 1999.
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.
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
Higher fuel prices reduced the earnings per share of M.S. Carriers by 13 cents in the first quarter, the company says.
Specialized carrier Trism Inc. has ordered 315 new Freightliner Columbia 2001 model year tractors
April 20, 2000 - Industry News
Jackson, MS-based KLLM Chairman Jack Liles has made an offer to buy the company in a deal reportedly worth more than $33 million
UPS reported record results for the first quarter, with a 63% jump in net income for the quarter ending March 31
Landstar System, Jacksonville, FL, has introduced a new e-mail service exclusively for its agents and independent contractors
Rollins Truck Leasing Corp. posted record net earnings of $14.4 million for its second fiscal quarter ending March 31 -- up 29% from the same period last year and a company record
Operating revenue at Smithway Motor Xpress Corp., Fort Dodge, IA, increased 7.3% to $50.7
million in the first quarter from $47.3 million during the same quarter in 1999. Net earnings were $238,000, or $0.05 per diluted share,
April 19, 2000 - Industry News
"Turning Problems Into Profits: Managing Your Way Through An Oversupplied Used Truck Market," is the theme for the Used Truck Association's inaugural annual convention
Heavy, wet snow has closed a section of I-90 across South Dakota
American Freightways Corp., Harrison, AR, has relocated 12 terminals to newly constructed facilities. The new facilities are said to double American Freightways' capacity to serve its customers in these markets
While many other truckload carriers are reporting drops in earnings, Heartland Express, Coralville, IA, has reported an increase in first quarter net income. The fleet took in more than $9.1 million, compared to nearly $7.6 million
First quarter earnings for truckload carrier Swift Transportation dropped slightly due to higher fuel costs
April 17, 2000 - Industry News
First quarter revenue for J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, AR, rose 13% to $534
million, but net earnings dropped over 50% to $5 million, down from $10.6 million in the first quarter of 1999.
Werner Enterprises, Omaha, NE has reported a drop in earnings for the first quarter ended March 31, 2000 due to higher fuel prices. Operating revenues increased 21% to a record $291.4 million, compared to $241 million
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