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May 9, 2001 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Honors Safe Drivers in Style

Million-mile safe driver Adolfo Gonzales of Garland, Texas, is greeted by cheers from Razorback cheerleaders.

It was like the Academy Awards and Super Bowl all rolled into one for 40 of J.B. Hunt's safest drivers recently

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May 9, 2001 - Industry News

OTR Express Closing Doors

OTR Express, Olathe, Kan., announced today that it is going out of business

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May 8, 2001 - Industry News

Wal-Mart Honors FedEx Companies

Two operating companies of FedEx Corp. have received "Carrier of the Year" awards from Wal-Mart

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May 8, 2001 - Industry News

Roadway Express Wins Kansas Safety Award

LTL carrier Roadway Express won first place in the Kansas 2000 Safety Awards

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May 2, 2001 - Industry News

Wispak Transport Announces New Driver Compensation Package

Wispak Transport, refrigerated carrier and subsidiary of Emmpak foods of Milwaukee, has announced a new driver compensation package

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May 2, 2001 - Industry News

Schneider To Restructure Machinery/Heavy Haul Portion of Specialized Division

Machinery-hauling owner-operators will have the option of transferring to other Schneider operations.

Schneider National is restructuring of the heavy haul/machinery portion of its specialized division

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May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Recruiter Samples Life on the Road

A recruiter for Dart Transit recently learned a lot more about the life he's signing people up for. Chris Peplinski got more than he bargained for when he took a trip with two Dart owner-operators. Writing in Dart's "Advantage" newsletter, Peplinski left on a winter Monday morning with contractor Ron Kirkpatrick, picking up a load of cans in Minnesota bound for El Paso

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May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Malone Forms New Partnership

Ray Seppala, president of FastTrack Group (left), and Larry Fry, President of Malone, negotiated privately for a swift unification.

FastTrack Group, an Arizona-based flatbed carrier, has signed on with Malone Freight Lines, Birmingham, Ala

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May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Gilbert Companies To Expand LTL Express Service

The Gilbert Companies, a provider of integrated transportation, distribution and logistics services, announces the launch of its new LTL Express servic

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April 30, 2001 - Industry News

Automaker Cuts Affect Fleets

Allied Holdings and Celadon were hit by U.S. automaker cutbacks in the first quarter

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April 29, 2001 - Industry News

LTL First Quarter Results Mixed

Three less-than-truckload carriers reporting first quarter financial results last week showed results ranging from record profits to net income slashed by more than half

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April 29, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Custom Critical Introduces Point-to-Point Solutions Software

FedEx Custom Critical, Akron, Ohio, has a new proprietary software system that lets customers get a quote for the most cost-effective surface or air transportation option

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April 29, 2001 - Industry News

Trism Talking to Buyers, Tries to Ward Off Takeover

Trism Inc., Kennesaw, Ga., is in preliminary talks with buyers, but has adopted a "poison pill" plan to ward a takeover by the former CEO

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April 26, 2001 - Industry News

Transit Group Announces Financial Restructuring

Transit Group, Atlanta, announced it has taken several steps to restructure debt and recapitalize the company

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April 26, 2001 - Industry News

Smithway, Boyd Bros. Report Losses

Two flatbed carriers reported first-quarter losses and lower revenues this week, but had some good news to go with the bad

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April 25, 2001 - Industry News

Ryder to Close D.C. Office

Ryder System, Miami, is closing its Washington, D.C., government relations office as part of its restructuring activities

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April 23, 2001 - Industry News

Swift, Yellow, Arkansas Best Report First Quarter Results

Swift Transportation, Phoenix, saw its net earnings slashed for the first quarter despite increased revenues

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April 20, 2001 - Industry News

Airborne Express Launches Ground Delivery Service

Airborne Express, Seattle, announced the launch of a nationwide Ground Delivery Service, with the aim of competing better against industry giants UPS and FedEx

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April 19, 2001 - Industry News

Ryder Rental Down, But Lease, Maintenance & Logistics Show Gains

The economic downturn has taken its expected toll on truck rental and, in some segments, freight volume, but transportation giant Ryder System is showing gains in some areas

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April 19, 2001 - Industry News

Fleets See Mixed First Quarter Results

Yesterday's round of fleet financials saw mixed results, with many carriers reporting drops in net income despite increased revenue - some even big losses. Some companies, however, managed a small increase in net income despite the economic slowdown

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April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Growth Spurs Saia Moves

Saia will be opening in new terminals near Jackson, Miss., and Greenville, S.C., by the end of the month

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April 18, 2001 - Industry News

More Carriers Release First Quarter Financials

Phoenix-based Knight Transportation bucked a trend in Wednesday's batch of first quarter fleet financial results

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April 17, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx/Post Office Deal to be Reviewed

After complaints from FedEx competitors, the Postal Service inspector general's office says it will look into a contract between FedEx and the Postal Service

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April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Fleet Financials Reflect Tough First Quarter

The first wave of first-quarter financial statements from truckload companies range from better than some were expecting to about what was expected, in light of the tough economic environment

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April 17, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Custom Critical Opens Columbus ExpressCenter

Expedited carrier FedEx Custom Critical has opened an ExpressCenter in Columbus, Ind

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