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December 27, 2000 - Industry News

Prime’s Rib Dinners Surprise Working Truckers On Christmas Day

Let’s hear it for Prime Inc.’s Christmas spirit. The Springfield, Mo., carrier offered free traditional Christmas dinners to CDL-licensed drivers out on the road on Christmas Day. The dinner invitation, “Welcome to our house for Christmas dinner...” was extended via the twinkling lights of an electric display sign towering over I-44. Truckers who took Prime up on its offer numbered 250

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December 26, 2000 - Industry News

Pacer International to Go Public

Pacer International, Walnut Creek, Calif., announced it will go public with an initial public offering of stock sometime in the first half of 2001

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December 26, 2000 - Industry News

Asche Transportation Files for Bankruptcy

A string of bad news that began with the departure of a company president a year ago and accusations of embezzlement by other top officials has ended with Asche Transportation Services filing for bankruptcy

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December 22, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Trucking Says Losses, Bankruptcy Offer Base for Rebuilding

Bankruptcy related charges to earnings pushed U.S. Trucking Inc.'s third quarter losses to $21.5 million

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December 20, 2000 - Industry News

UPS Hits Online Milestone

In the midst of its busy holiday peak shipping period, UPS established a technology milestone yesterday Tuesday when it received nearly 6.5 million online package tracking requests in a single day

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December 20, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Profits Up 13%

FedEx Corp. reported net income of $194 million for its second fiscal quarter, an increase of 13% from the same period last year

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December 19, 2000 - Industry News

Swift Buys Cardinal Freight Van Division

Swift Transportation, Phoenix, Ariz., has announced its second acquisition in less than a week with the purchase of Cardinal Freight Carriers' van division

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

Simon Transportation To Buy Westway Express Equipment

Simon Transportation Services, Salt Lake City, will acquire a large portion of Denver-based Westway Express' trucking assets

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

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

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December 15, 2000 - Industry News

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

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December 15, 2000 - Industry News

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

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December 15, 2000 - Industry News

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

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December 13, 2000 - Industry News

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

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December 12, 2000 - Industry News

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

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December 11, 2000 - Industry News

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

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December 7, 2000 - Industry News

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

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December 7, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider Improves Fuel Savings Program

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

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December 4, 2000 - Industry News

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

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December 4, 2000 - Industry News

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

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December 1, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Trucking Subsidiaries Declare Bankruptcy

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

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November 29, 2000 - Industry News

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

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November 22, 2000 - Industry News

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

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November 20, 2000 - Industry News

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

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November 15, 2000 - Industry News

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

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November 13, 2000 - Industry News

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

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