December 17, 1999
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
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
Suttles Truck Leasing, Demopolis, AL, has been merged with Dana Transport of Avenel, NJ.
December 10, 1999
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
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
Heartland Express has opened its new regional terminal just west of Atlanta
December 7, 1999
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
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.
November 30, 1999
Cannon Express, a medium-haul carrier based in Springdale, AR, announced a significant pay increase for its drivers Tuesday.
November 29, 1999
Thanks mostly to concern about high fuel costs, the Banc of America last week downgraded its rating of two trucking companies
Six of Schneider National's Advantage Club winners were treated to a Green Bay Packer football weekend early this fall.
November 24, 1999
Truckload carrier Werner Enterprises says higher fuel prices will affect fourth quarter earnings.
Officials at Landstar System say they're confident that a proposed "unsatisfactory" safety rating for its Landstar Ligon division will never take effect.
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