December 29, 1999 - Industry News
Charger, a flatbed trucking company based in Springdale, AR, shut down its fleet of over 600 trucks last week, putting at least 600 truckers out of work
December 27, 1999 - Industry News
C.R. England is rolling out its new "S" type lease program, designed to offer independent operators weekly payments under $500, brand new trucks and the professional training and experience to help them succeed
Allied Worldwide has appointed Jeffrey P. Gannon as chief executive officer
December 23, 1999 - Industry News
Forbes magazine has named Atlanta-based United Parcel Service its Company of the Year
December 22, 1999 - Industry News
American Freightways, Harrison, AR, announced it is expanding its workforce and office facilities located at Harrison
Trimac Corp.'s wholly-owned bulk trucking subsidiary, Trimac Transportation, has agreed to purchase all of the shares of Houston-based DSI Transports, Inc. from United Transport America for approximately $68.3 million
Less-than-truckload carrier Motor Cargo Industries, based in Salt Lake City, has opened a new terminal in Reno, NV
December 21, 1999 - Industry News
Hidden Creek Industries, Minneapolis, has acquired Hadley Auto Transport, Santa Ana, CA
The bulk of the real estate of bankrupt LTL carrier Preston Trucking has been sold to an Ohio investment firm for $68.4 million
RPS, FDX Corp.'s business-to-business small-package ground carrier, plans to start offering residential delivery in March
December 17, 1999 - Industry News
Smithway Motor Xpress Corp., citing a shortage of qualified drivers, said Friday it expects fourth-quarter profits to fall to about 6 cents a share from the year-earlier 31 cents a share
December 16, 1999 - Industry News
FDX, the parent company of FedEx says lackluster earnings in its most recent fiscal quarter were due to higher fuel prices and the loss of market share to United Parcel Service.
UPS expects to deliver its highest one-day package volume of the year today - nearly 18 million packages
Joplin, MO-based truckload carrier recently opened an expansion to its El Paso, TX, terminal facility.
December 13, 1999 - Industry News
Suttles Truck Leasing, Demopolis, AL, has been merged with Dana Transport of Avenel, NJ.
December 10, 1999 - Industry News
Ryder System will take a 4th quarter pretax restructuring charge of $42 to $47 million for costs associated with its recently announced reorganization
December 9, 1999 - Industry News
TRISM, Inc. has had its Chapter 11 reorganization plan approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.
Truckload fleets are proposing rate increases of up to 10% to counter the effects of higher fuel prices and labor costs.
December 8, 1999 - Industry News
Heartland Express has opened its new regional terminal just west of Atlanta
December 7, 1999 - Industry News
Yellow Freight System has redesigned its web site to make it easier for customers to access relevant information and manage shipping activity
The Board of Directors of Simon Transportation Services has rejected a possible tender offer for shares of the company's Class A common stock by Jerry Moyes.
December 1, 1999 - Industry News
Yellow Freight System is hoping to expand its Richfield, OH, operations by opening a second freight terminal in the facility former operated by bankrupt Preston Trucking
Ryder System has merged Ryder Transportation Services with Ryder Integrated Logistics. "The realignment is a direct response to clients," said President and COO Gregory Swienton.
Heartland Express, Coralville, IA, has named Max Curry, Fremont, IA, its owner-operator of the month and Thomas Fox, Columbus, OH, its company driver of the month.
Both revenue and income were up for U.S. Trucking, Charleston, SC through the third quarter.
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