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August 8, 2000 - Industry News

L.A. Xpress Now Known As Cal State Xpress

L.A. Xpress, South Gate, Calif., has changed its name to Cal State Xpress, with the hopes that the identity will better describe the company's services

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August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Moyes to Get Major Stake in Simon Transportation

Simon Transportation's founder and Swift Transportation chief Jerry Moyes have reached an agreement for Moyes to get a bigger stake in the company and replace Simon's founder as chairman of the board

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August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Expands Service Agreement With Greenwood Mills

Ryder Systems has signed an agreement with Greenwood Mills, a South Carolina-based manufacturer of denim and other fabrics, to expand current full-service truck leasing services to include dedicated contract carriage and freight management solutions

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August 8, 2000 - Industry News

AF Announces Rate Increase

American Freightways, an LTL carrier out of Harrison, Ark., will institute a general rate increase of 5.5% effective September 1

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August 4, 2000 - Industry News

Moyes: Hot on Simon's Heels

Swift Transportation President Jerry Moyes is still trying to get a bigger stake of Simon Transportation

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August 4, 2000 - Industry News

CCX Opens High-Volume Freight Handling Facility

Con-Way Central Express has opened a new high-volume freight assembly center in Salem, Ill., which is scheduled to begin operations today

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August 2, 2000 - Industry News

Deaton to Acquire Cardinal Flatbed Division

Cardinal Logistics Management, Concord, N.C., has sold its flatbed division to C & T Holding, the parent company of Birmingham, Ala.-based Deaton

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August 1, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Custom Critical Acquires Passport Transport

FedEx Custom Critical, Akron, Ohio, formerly known as Roberts Express, is expanding into the movement of specialty vehicles with the acquisition of St. Louis-based Passport Transport. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed

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August 1, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Announces 5.9% Rate Increase

Con-Way Transportation Services, Ann Arbor, Mich., and its LTL operating components are increasing their base rates 5.9%, effective September 1

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July 31, 2000 - Industry News

Financial Problems Shut Pinnacle Down

After a bank decision to cancel the company’s line of credit, Pinnacle Transportation Services was forced to close its doors, putting about 100 truckers still due a paycheck out of work

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July 28, 2000 - Industry News

FFE: Profitable Again Despite High Costs

After three consecutive quarters of operating losses, Frozen Food Express Industries is in the black -- but continues to suffer the impact of high fuel costs and the shortage of qualified drivers.

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July 27, 2000 - Industry News

High Fuel Costs Hurt Boyd Bros.

Boyd Bros. Transportation Inc. reported second quarter profits of $208,900 on operating revenues of $32.6 million, compared to profits of $1.4 million on revenues of $33.3 million second quarter 1999

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July 27, 2000 - Industry News

P.A.M. "Solid," President Says

Despite a dip in earnings caused by higher fuel costs, P.A.M. Transportation Services posted solid second quarter results with an 88.6% operating ratio, said President Robert Weaver

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July 27, 2000 - Industry News

CF Moving Headquarters to Pacific Northwest

Consolidated Freightways Corp. is moving its Northern California headquarters to the Portland/Vancouver region

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July 27, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Ride For Drivers

There’s nothing a trucker enjoys more than moving, preferably on something with a big motor and wheels ... and it really doesn’t matter how many wheels. About 20 truckers and their spouses jumped on 30 two-wheelers —

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July 26, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Custom Critical Expands Owner-Operator Site

Owner-operators interested in expedited transportation opportunities with FedEx Custom Critical (formerly Roberts Express) can submit their qualifications over the Internet in the newly expanded recruiting section of the company's web site at www.fedexcustomcritical.com.

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July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Anderson Honors "Knights of the Road"

Anderson Trucking, St. Cloud, Minn., has announced its Driver Safety Award winners for the past year

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July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite, Teamsters Spin Financials

Overnite Transportation's second-quarter financial results provided public relations fodder for both the less-than-truckload company and the Teamsters union in their ongoing battle

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July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Watkins Terminal Hits Another Roadblock

Protesting residents this week persuaded community leaders of Lake County, Fla., to stall a trucking company’s plan to build a massive truck terminal, claiming it would bring noise, visual pollution and dangerous road conditions to the area

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July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Pitt Ohio Maintenance Crew Honored

Industry experts have named Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Pitt Ohio Express, the 1999 On-Road Maintenance Masters award recipient

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July 25, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Ground Announces Fuel Surcharge

FedEx Ground, Pittsburgh, Pa., will apply a 1.25 percent fuel surcharge on all ground services, effective August 7, 2000

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July 24, 2000 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Reports Record 2Q Net

Arkansas Best Corporation, Fort Smith, Ark., has announced its second quarter net income hit $17.7 million, a 60% increase from 1999’s second quarter and the highest for any quarter in the company's history

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Posts Gains in All Business Segments

Despite tighter pricing and a competitive marketplace, Ryder System reported second quarter revenue gains for all of its business units

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Announces Rate Hike

Overnite Transportation, Richmond, Va., has issued a general rate increase of 5.5 percent to go into effect August 14

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Burlington Equips Fleets with Qualcomm

Burlington Motor Carriers, Daleville, Ind., has completed installation of nearly 2000 Qualcomm OmniTRACS units in its long haul, regional, and dedicated fleets

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