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December 18, 2000

UPS to Deliver 19 Million Packages Today

Today is the busiest day of the year for UPS, which expects to deliver more than 19 million air and ground packages around the world today

December 15, 2000

Suit Challenging Merger of AF and FedEx Dismissed

A class-action lawsuit challenging the proposed sale of American Freightways to FedEx Corp. was dismissed at the plaintiff's request before being served against AF and its board

December 15, 2000

ABF Selects 2001 Road Team

ABF Freight System, an LTL carrier based in Fort Smith, Ark., has announced its 2001 Road Team, consisting of 12 employees from the company’s North American network

December 15, 2000

GM Hopes To Save Big in CNF Joint Venture

General Motors is hoping to realize big savings in shipping costs through a new joint venture with CNF, a global supply chain management company and the parent of regional LTL carrier Con-Way

December 13, 2000

U.S. Xpress Adds "Paperless" Services

U.S. Xpress, Chattanooga, Tenn., has signed on with ShowCase Corp., a Chicago-based business solutions firm, to provide human resources, sales and marketing and a new corporate Intranet in a paperless system

December 12, 2000

Swift, M.S. Carriers to Merge

M.S. Carriers, Memphis, Tenn., will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Phoenix-based Swift Transportation in a merger the two companies announced late yesterday

December 11, 2000

CSE Opens Freight Handling Center in Birmingham, Ala.

Con-Way Southern Express, a regional less-than-truckload carrier based in Fort Worth, Texas, announced the opening a new volume freight handling center in Birmingham, Ala

December 7, 2000

Swift Agrees to Settle Wage Bias Suit

Swift Transportation will pay $450,000 to settle a government lawsuit alleging that it paid six women managers less than their male colleagues

December 7, 2000

Schneider Improves Fuel Savings Program

Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., has improved its fuel savings programs for owner-operators and fleet owners

December 4, 2000

Marten to Offer Shipment Tracking

Marten Transport will soon offer "real-time" shipment tracking over the Internet, plus a new way for its drivers to get road information

December 4, 2000

Yellow Freight Expands Standard Ground Service

Yellow Freight System, an LTL carrier based in Overland Park, Kan., is expediting its Standard Ground service throughout the Northeastern U.S. and Canada

December 1, 2000

U.S. Trucking Subsidiaries Declare Bankruptcy

U.S. Trucking, Charleston, S.C., announced today that its four operating subsidiaries have filed for bankruptcy

November 29, 2000

Dick Simon Trucking Specs Air-Weigh Scales

Dick Simon Trucking, Salt Lake City, will be installing Air-Weigh on-board truck scales in 1,275 new Utility 3000R trailers to be delivered through December 2001

November 22, 2000

Averitt Express Profiled in <I>Internet Week</I> Magazine

Averitt Express, a transportation and logistics provider in Cookesville, Tenn., was recently profiled by Internet Week Magazine in an article focusing on customer relationship management

November 20, 2000

CCX Opens New York Metropolitan Facility

CNF's Con-Way Central Express, an LTL carrier based in Palo Alto, Calif., recently opened a new service center in the Rochester, N.Y., metropolitan area to handle an increase in freight volume

November 15, 2000

Old Dominion Freight Line Plans to Move Headquarters

Old Dominion Freight Line, High Point, N.C., is planning to move its corporate headquarters to Thomasville, N.C., so its central office can have more space

November 13, 2000

FedEx Acquires American Freightways

FedEx Corp. is buying regional carrier American Freightways for $28.13 per share, or approximately $1.2 billion, to expand its regional less-than-truckload service to all 48 states

November 10, 2000

CSE Opens Freight Assembly Center in Virginia

Con-Way Southern Express, a regional less-than-truckload commercial freight carrier, recently announced the opening of a new 101-door freight assembly center in Chester, Va

November 9, 2000

Corporate Shakedown Hits Professional Transportation Group

Professional Transportation Group, a ground transportation and logistics company based in Marietta, Ga., is booting its top officers amidst a raft of financial problems

November 7, 2000

Swift Prepares for New Terminal in Port of Tacoma

Phoenix-based Swift Transportation is planning to spend $3.8 million to buy nearly 30 acres of land in the Port of Tacoma's Frederickson industrial area

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