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March 28, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Division Expects Steep Growth

Expedited carrier FedEx Custom Critical has been on a steep growth curve and expects another 10% to 15% increase in freight volume this year.

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March 27, 2000 - Industry News

MacKinnon Transport and Sherman Bros. Win TCA Safety Contest

MacKinnon Transport of Guelph, Ontario and Sherman Bros. Heavy Trucking of Harrisburg, OR, won the Grand Prize Awards in the Truckload Carriers Assn.’s 1999 National Fleet Safety Contest, sponsored by Trailmobile

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March 27, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Unveils New Guaranteed, Expedited Services

Overnite Transportation, Richmond, VA, is offering a new "it's on time or it's free" guarantee

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March 20, 2000 - Industry News

M.S. Carriers Raises Driver Pay

M.S. Carriers has increased driver pay for its regional, experienced line-haul, and academy graduates an average of 11.1 to 14.8 percent.

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March 20, 2000 - Industry News

LTL Carrier Silver Eagle Closes Its Doors

After 70 years in the freight hauling business, Portland, OR, based Silver Eagle Inc. has closed its doors. The company cited several problems, including the recent runup in fuel prices, computer problems, and rising labor costs

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March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Arrow Improves Web Site

Arrow Trucking Co., Tulsa, OK, has enhanced its website, www.arrowtrucking.com, to give customers the ability to tender loads, access load documents and learn the tariff miles form city to city.

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March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Viking Expands Service to Canada

Viking Freight Inc. has expanded its Canada service to include the convenience of through rate quotes and through tracing via the Internet.

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March 17, 2000 - Industry News

USFreightways Forms Logistics Group

USFreightways Corporation, Rosemont, IL, has formed USF Worldwide Logistics, a new operating group which brings the company's logistics and freight forwarding business units into one organization.

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March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider Acquires Freight Payment Firm

Schneider Logistics, Green Bay, WI, has acquired the freight payment services of Tranzact Systems, Ltd., a freight payment business that processes in excess of $4 billion in payments annually.

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March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway Express Accused of Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission has accused Roadway Express Inc. of discrimination against blacks and women.

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March 14, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Launches Home Delivery Service

FedEx Corp. has launched a new home delivery service designed to compete with rival UPS in the burgeoning e-commerce-based business.

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March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Celadon To Take TruckersCo-op Public

Celadon Group, Inc. plans to take its TruckersCo-op.com subsidiary public and change the name to TruckersB2B.com, Inc

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March 8, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Moving Texas Service Center

Con-Way Southern Express, Ann Arbor, MI, is moving its Longview, TX, service center operations to Tyler, TX, effective May 1, 2000. The company cited increased business as the reason for the move.

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March 8, 2000 - Industry News

Cardinal Logistics Rewards Top Drivers

Cardinal Logistics, Concord, NC, presented 17 of its top, senior drivers with their own, custom-designed 2000 International Eagle trucks. A reward for outstanding contributions to the company's success, the rigs also feature a door sticker indicating that their trucks have been custom-designed per their own specifications.

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March 8, 2000 - Industry News

Prime Announces Contractor Awards

Prime Inc. has named the recipients of its Contractor of the Year 2000 Awards. Chosen for their on-time performance, profitability and safety records, the winners received a $1,000 cash prize and will represent Prime throughout 2000 at truck shows and other promotional events.

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March 7, 2000 - Industry News

New Penn Upgrades Web Site

New Penn Motor Express Inc., a subsidiary of Arnold Industries Inc., has made several enhancements to its web site, www.newpenn.com., including a completely interactive pickup entry system and rate quotes customized to each active customer's pricing program.

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March 2, 2000 - Industry News

Yellow Speeding Freight Service

Yellow Freight System is redesigning its operations in key cities and will use more driver teams as it launches expedited service to and from all major North American cities on March 12.

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March 2, 2000 - Industry News

Allied Holdings Acquires CT Group

Allied Holdings Inc., Decatur, GA, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Axis Group, has acquired CT Group, Inc., a Michigan-based holding company which owns CT Services and Cordin Transport.

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March 2, 2000 - Industry News

Revenue and Income Rise at Vitran

Canadian-based fleet Vitran Corporation Inc. had a 15% increase in revenue and income for the twelve-month period ended Dec. 31, 1999.

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March 1, 2000 - Industry News

PTG Adds Another Agent Carrier

Professional Transportation Group Ltd., Marietta, GA, has signed F Systems Group as an agent carrier.

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March 1, 2000 - Industry News

Heartland Boosts Pay, Gives 3 Cents Extra for Fuel

Veteran drivers at Heartland Express can now earn up to 40 cents a mile. The company recently announced pay increases for company drivers that boost the mileage rate for drivers with one year of experience to 37 cents a mile, including a 1 cent safety bonus.

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February 29, 2000 - Industry News

Transport Corp. Still A Sweet Deal, Analysts Say

U.S. Freightways may have pulled out of the deal but Transport Corp. of America is "still the apple of many a buyer's eye," according to a recent Mergers and Acquisitions Report from Securities Data Publishing.

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February 28, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Central Opens Michigan Terminal

Con-Way Central Express, Ann Arbor, MI, has opened a new freight service center at 5070 Carpenter Road, just north of US-12 in Ypsilanti, MI.

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February 28, 2000 - Industry News

Asche Accuses Executives of Embezzlement

Asche Transportation Services, Shannon, IL, has fired two of its top executives for allegedly embezzling $1 million

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February 24, 2000 - Industry News

USF Holland Opens Erie Terminal

USF Holland, Holland, MI, has opened a new full-service terminal in Erie, PA, which will reportedly increase capacity, operating efficiency and equipment availability within the market. "We are committed to providing our Erie customers with

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