November 11, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 12 – Yellow Corp., based in Overland Park, KS, is acquiring Action Express Inc., a less-than-truckload carrier headquartered in Boise, ID. The acquisition expands Yellow’s inter-regional coverage to 20 states, according to Maurice Myers with
November 10, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 11 – National Carriers has chosen American Mobile Satellite Corp.’s integrated terrestrial/satellite Multi-Mode Mobile Messaging Service. The carrier will deploy 1,000 of the units in its owner-operator refrigerated trucks.
The company’s largest account is National
November 9, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 10 – U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Chattanooga, TN, has ordered 300 Volvo 770 tractors. Volvo will deliver the units beginning in January. The U.S. Xpress tractors feature Cummins N14 engines and Eaton AutoShift transmissions.
“The Volvo 770
November 5, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 6 – Navistar International has secured a deal with Wal-Mart to provide the company with all of its premium conventional trucks in 2000 and 2001. In addition, Wal-Mart will buy 2,200 International 9200 models through
November 4, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 5 – Alabama-based flatbed carrier Boyd Bros. Transportation and Wisconsin-based tank carrier Tankstar USA have both announced new acquisitions.
Boyd Bros. (http://www.boydbros.com) has signed a letter of intent to acquire Ruel Smith Transportation Services, a privately
October 30, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 2 – A-P-A Transport Corp., North Bergen, NJ, received an award for the best web site among motor carrier communication entries in the $50 million to $500 million revenue class by the ATA Sales and
October 21, 1998 - Industry News
Oct. 22 – U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Chattanooga, TN, announced record revenue, income and earnings for the quarter that ended Sept. 30.
The company reported operating revenue for the third quarter of $150.2 million, a 30.2% increase from
October 20, 1998 - Industry News
Oct. 21 – M.S. Carriers, Memphis, TN, plans to purchase certain operating assets of Interstate Trucking Corporation of America, a dry van truckload carrier based in Merrill, WI
October 14, 1998 - Industry News
Oct. 19 – American Freightways, Harrison, AR, is raising its general freight rates 5.5% to 5.9% on Nov. 1, reports the Journal of Commerce
Oct. 16 – USA Truck, Van Buren, AR, announced its operating revenues were up 10.3% for the third quarter of 1998 compared to the same quarter of 1997
Oct. 16 – Roadway Express has unveiled its redesigned web site. The revamped site loads more quickly, is simpler to navigate and allows customers to get shipment information faster and easier.
A streamlined Customer Tools menu at
October 8, 1998 - Industry News
Oct. 9 – U.S. Xpress, based in Chattanooga, TN, has a new independent contractor program designed to attract more owner-operators.
The recent acquisition of PST Vans brought a major influx of owner-operators to the company. Although the
October 5, 1998 - Industry News
Oct. 6 – The CFI NetLink site now features Online Proof of Delivery for its customers. Located at http://www.cfi-us.com, the site now allows customers to retrieve, view and print bill of lading documents and delivery receipts
September 18, 1998 - Industry News
Sept. 21 — Consolidated Freightways, Menlo Park, CA, has ordered 561 new trucks for delivery before the end of 1998. All but 20 of the tractors are being supplied by CF’s longtime truck manufacturer, Freightliner Corp.
Sept. 19 — Burlington Motor Carriers has launched a new Internet location called “Refrigerator Door.” The site is a display of artwork done by children of BMC employees, which has been scanned and posted on a
September 16, 1998 - Industry News
Sept. 17 — Burlington Motor Carriers, Daleville, IN, announced it will purchase 450 new conventional condos for use as company trucks during 1999. This is the third year Burlington has purchased new trucks as it converts
Sept. 17 — Burlington Motor Carriers has increased pay and is continuing to change over its fleet from cabovers to conventional condos.
Student drivers who have reached solo status are now paid a base rate of 26
September 11, 1998 - Industry News
Sept. 15 – The ownership of Umthun Trucking of Eagle Grove, IA, is no longer in the hands of the family that founded it 51 years ago.
Umthun has been sold to two of the company’s executive
September 9, 1998 - Industry News
Now that its drivers have a little more experience, J.B. Hunt will let them go a little faster.
J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. will let its drivers go 62 mph after Oct. 1. They had been limited to
September 3, 1998 - Industry News
Sep. 3 – MTL Inc. has merged with Chemical Leaman Corp., uniting two leading bulk transportation service providers under one holding company. The company’s two principal transportation subsidiaries, Montgomery Tank Lines and Chemical Leaman Tank Lines,
August 31, 1998 - Industry News
Landstar Systems has completed the sale of its Poole subsidiary to Schneider National for approximately $41 million in cash. This sale makes Landstar an entirely owner-operator company.
“The sale of the Landstar Poole business will remove Landstar
DUBLIN, VA (Aug. 18, 1998) - Roadway Express gave the keys to new Volvo VNM tractors to 55 of its drivers during ceremonies at Volvo’s New River Valley truck assembly plant. The drivers, honored for driving
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