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November 16, 1999

Amtrak To Add Refrigerated Freight

Amtrak is stepping up its competition with the trucking industry with plans to add 350 refrigerated freight cars to its passenger-rail operations

November 16, 1999

Covenant Buys Harold Ives

Covenant Transport, Chattanooga, TN, has purchased Harold Ives Trucking and Harold Ives Transportation, both based near Little Rock, AR

November 16, 1999

Market Transport Improves Driver Amenities

Market Transport, Portland, OR, opened a new facility this week for its drivers and owner-operators to relax

November 16, 1999

USF Holland Opens Chicago Terminal

USF Holland, a division of USFreightways, has opened a new full-service terminal in Joliet, IL

November 16, 1999

Revenue Down, Income Up At Cannon

First fiscal quarter 2000 revenue at Cannon Express, Springdale, AR was down, but income rose. Operating revenue was $22.9 million, versus nearly $24.7 in the first fiscal quarter of 1999, while first quarter 2000 net income was more than $501,000, compared with nearly $62,000 in the first fiscal quarter of 1999.

November 16, 1999

Arrow Trucking Forms Arrow Logistics

Arrow Trucking Company has expanded its logistics division to form Arrow Logistics. The new subsidiary will be based out of Arrow's Houston terminal. Aubrey Scully is the executive director. Arrow President and CEO Jim Pielsticker called the

November 16, 1999

Roberts Express Raises Rates

Roberts Express, Akron, OH, has increased the minimum charges for shipments handled by its Express Division. The new minimum charges are said to more accurately reflect the real cost of providing shorthaul service and are expected

November 16, 1999

Rollins to Buy UPS Truck Leasing

Rollins Leasing Corp. will buy UPS Truck Leasing as part of a Strategic Alliance Agreement with UPS

November 16, 1999

Driver Shortage Gives LTL Giant A Foot In Truckload Door

Roadway Express is hauling more truckload freight these days. So much, in fact, that based on revenue the unionized LTL carrier would rank among the nation's top 30 non-union truckload carriers

November 12, 1999

USF Holland Plans For Wisconsin Terminal Scuttled

The city of Franklin, WI, has denied USF Holland's plan to build a 100-bay truck terminal

November 11, 1999

UPS Stock Offering Sets Record <!--11/10/99 12:10:58 PM-->

United Parcel Service’s initial public offering of stock Wednesday set a record, and analysts say the company is an “instant blue chip” on Wall Street

November 11, 1999

Pacer Consolidates Local Trucking

Pacer International, Walnut Creek, CA, has consolidated its cartage (local trucking) capabilities, acquired through various mergers, into a single operating group known as Pacer Cartage

November 11, 1999

Viking Adds New Mexico Service

California-based western LTL carrier Viking Freight is now offering next-day service between Albuquerque, NM, and El Paso, TX

November 10, 1999

Comcar Affiliates Combine

Clay Hyder Trucking Lines and RoseWay Transportation, both Comcar Industries linehaul affiliates, are combining assets to better serve their customers. The company will keep Clay Hyder Trucking Lines' name and will be headquartered at RoseWay's Hickory,

November 10, 1999

American Freightways Commits To ITS

With an order for 50 Eaton VORAD collision warning systems, American Freightways is emphasizing its commitment to the use of intelligent transportation systems

November 10, 1999

Owner-Operators Key To OTR Express Comeback

OTR Express, Olathe, KS, plans to grow through owner-operators as part of its new strategy to return to profitability

November 9, 1999

Landstar Moves to New Headquarters

Landstar System, Jacksonville, FL, has moved to new headquarters

November 8, 1999

U.S. Xpress Raises Owner-Operator Pay

U.S. Xpress is offering a new compensation plan for its independent contractors beginning Dec. 1

November 8, 1999

USA Truck Closes On CCC Acquisition

USA Truck, Van Buren, AR, has closed its previously announced acquisition of most of the assets of Carco Carrier Corp., headquartered in neighboring Fort Smith, AR

November 8, 1999

Yellow Goes For Internet Gold

Yellow Freight System has plunged into the burgeoning business of delivering goods bought and sold over the Internet, much of it involving pickups and deliveries to private homes.


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