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July 11, 2000

Carrier, Owner-Operators Battle Over Lease Agreements

Millsap & Son Trucking, Emory, Texas, and former owner-operators leased to the company may end up in court over allegations of lease violations and non-payment of funds owed. The furor started in May, when Glenn Bullock of Lone Star, Texas, reportedly sued Millsap & Son, claiming the company committed a breach of contract by voiding five lease agreements with Bullock in February

July 11, 2000

Averitt Express Guarantees Delivery of Time-Sensitive Freight

Transportation and logistics provider Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., has announced the introduction of a new Standard Definite transportation service for shippers of time-sensitive LTL freight

July 11, 2000

Con-Way Announces Executive Appointments

Con-Way Transportation Services has announced two executive appointments for company locations in California and Michigan

July 11, 2000

CF Continues Terminal Expansion into Mexico

LTL carrier Consolidated Freightways has opened a terminal in Puebla, Mexico, to answer growing demand provided by its subsidiary, CF/Mexico

July 10, 2000

Schneider Spin-off Goes Public

Schneider National, Green Bay, Wisc., has announced plans to spin off its logistics business as a separate company and to seek outside capital for Schneider Logistics

July 10, 2000

Con-Way Central Express Opens New Kentucky Facility

Con-Way Central Express, a LTL carrier based in Ann Arbor, Mich., has announced that a new high-volume freight assembly center in Louisville, Ky., will begin full operations this week

July 10, 2000

Roadway Expands Expedited Coast-to-Coast Service

Roadway Express, Akron, Ohio, recently increased its expedited two to three day coast-to-coast service into the Southeast states of Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and parts of Alabama and North Carolina

July 7, 2000

Roadway Second Quarter Net Up 30%

Roadway Express, Akron, Ohio, last week said its earnings hit 52 cents per share in the second quarter, representing an increase of 29% or 40 cents per share from the same time last year

July 7, 2000

High Road Completes Cash Tender Offer for KLLM

High Road Acquisition Corp. has announced the purchase of nearly 83% of KLLM’s outstanding shares with a tender offer of $8.05 per share

July 7, 2000

Transit Group Finds New Home

Transit Group Inc. is abandoning its Atlanta headquarters and setting up operations in Groveland, Fla., reports the Orlando Sentinel

July 5, 2000

Intrenet Fleets Linked

Intrenet Inc., the holding company that operates a number of truckload carriers, has launched phase one of its Common Freight Board, which will eventually link all the Intrenet fleets so each company can see all of the loads available to it and sister companies

July 1, 2000

OTR Express Projects Losses For Second Quarter

OTR Express is blaming higher fuel costs and lower demand for freight services for projected second quarter losses

June 28, 2000

Tyson to Offer Park-N-View to Drivers

PNV, Coral Springs, Fla., has signed its first major private fleet contract

June 28, 2000

Consolidated Freightways Wins Quality Supplier Award

Consolidated Freightways has been designated an "Excellent Supplier" by TTX Co. for providing top quality transportation and logistics service

June 28, 2000

Truckers Sue NationsWay for Back Wages

Former executives of NationsWay Transport Service, Denver, are being sued by drivers who say they should be held personally responsible for unpaid wages and vacation pay, even though the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

June 28, 2000

Schneider And A Big New Idea

On Wednesday, truckload giant Schneider National announced it would manage the North American end of a trans-Atlantic freight network being created by a company called FastShip Inc. Another dot-com deal

June 28, 2000

U.S. Trucking to Merge With Professional Transportation

U.S. Trucking Inc. and Professional Transportation Group plan to merge as Professional Transportation. The two companies are already closely tied

June 27, 2000

Penske Buys Out Rentway

Penske Truck Leasing, Reading, Pa., has agreed to acquire Rentway, a truck rental and leasing company based in Mississauga, Ontario

June 27, 2000

Daylight Transport Extends Expedited Services

Daylight Transport, Long Beach, Calif., is now offering new expedited regional LTL services between the Midwest States (Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin) and the Northeast States (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania), beginning July 8

June 27, 2000

FedEx’s Home Delivery Network Gains Speed

FedEx Corp., Memphis, Tenn., will accelerate the expansion of its FedEx Home Delivery network, launched three months ago, to reach about 80 percent of the U.S. population by the fall of 2001


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