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March 19, 1999 - Industry News

Knight Makes Acquisition

Knight Transportation, a short- to medium-haul truckload carrier headquartered in Phoenix, has acquired Action Delivery Service and its affiliated company, Action Warehouse Services. Action is a privately held short- to medium-haul truckload carrier headquartered in Corsicana, TX.

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March 1, 1999 - Industry News

Cardinal Increases Top Pay To $.37 A Mile

Cardinal Freight Carriers, Concord, NC, announced a 10.8% pay increase to 37 cents per mile for veteran over-the-road van drivers

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February 17, 1999 - Industry News

LTL Carriers Unveil Improved Web Sites

LTL rivals Yellow Freight and American Freightways have both added new customer features to their web sites

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February 1, 1999 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Honors High-Earning Drivers

J.B. Hunt is inducting nearly 2,000 drivers into its $50K Club, which recognizes drivers whose total compensation exceeded $50,000 last year

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January 25, 1999 - Industry News

Con-Way Offers New Guarantee

Beginning Feb. 1, Con-Way Transportation Services will offer customers a new service option that guarantees delivery by a certain transit time schedule

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January 20, 1999 - Industry News

Roadway Express Expands E-Commerce

Customers of Roadway Express now can request a shipment pickup from the convenience of their computer. The company’s new online shipment pickup request service is available to U.S. shippers 24 hours a day via the company’s

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January 11, 1999 - Industry News

Celadon Offers Internet Ordering

Celadon Group, a truckload carrier based in Indianapolis, now offers load booking and rating for its customers via the Internet at http://www.celadontrucking.com. The new features will be integrated into the existing internet tracking system, Cela-Trac, which

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January 6, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite Adds Next-Day Lanes

Jan. 7 – Overnite Transportation Co. has launched its new “Northeast Advantage,” with shorter transit times on more than 800 lanes throughout the Northeast, including 518 new, next-day lanes. “We no longer are content to be just

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January 3, 1999 - Industry News

Roadway Invited To Join Mexican Trucking Assn.

Jan. 4 – Roadway Express has been invited to join Mexican’s trucking association, known as CANACAR. It is the first less-than-truckload motor carrier to become a member. Roadway recent entered into a contract agreement with two Mexican

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December 30, 1998 - Industry News

Future Of ANR Advance In Question After Strike

Dec. 31 – ANR Advance Transportation, Milwaukee, may be in trouble after a Teamsters strike crippled the LTL carrier. Despite the fact that picketing stopped on Dec. 18, less than two weeks after it started, ANR has not yet resumed operations, leading to speculation that it will fold for good

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December 22, 1998 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Moves Into New HQ

Dec. 23 – Chattanooga, TN-based U.S. Xpress is moving into new headquarters this week

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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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