April 4, 2000 - Industry News
Hub Group, Lombard, IL, has signed a letter of intent to sell its interest in Hub Group Distribution Services. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the second quarter, and once the
April 3, 2000 - Industry News
Skyway Freight Systems closed its doors March 31. The Watsonville, CA, company was founded in 1977 as a freight forwarder and developed into a provider of transportation services and supply-chain management. Some of its customers included
March 30, 2000 - Industry News
Landstar System is moving Landstar Ligon headquarters from Madisonville, KY, to Landstar's headquarter in Jacksonville, FL
March 28, 2000 - Industry News
Expedited carrier FedEx Custom Critical has been on a steep growth curve and expects another 10% to 15% increase in freight volume this year.
March 27, 2000 - Industry News
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
Overnite Transportation, Richmond, VA, is offering a new "it's on time or it's free" guarantee
March 20, 2000 - Industry News
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.
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
March 17, 2000 - Industry News
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.
Viking Freight Inc. has expanded its Canada service to include the convenience of through rate quotes and through tracing via the Internet.
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.
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.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission has accused Roadway Express Inc. of discrimination against blacks and women.
March 14, 2000 - Industry News
FedEx Corp. has launched a new home delivery service designed to compete with rival UPS in the burgeoning e-commerce-based business.
March 10, 2000 - Industry News
Celadon Group, Inc. plans to take its TruckersCo-op.com subsidiary public and change the name to TruckersB2B.com, Inc
March 8, 2000 - Industry News
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.
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.
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.
March 7, 2000 - Industry News
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.
March 2, 2000 - Industry News
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.
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.
Canadian-based fleet Vitran Corporation Inc. had a 15% increase in revenue and income for the twelve-month period ended Dec. 31, 1999.
March 1, 2000 - Industry News
Professional Transportation Group Ltd., Marietta, GA, has signed F Systems Group as an agent carrier.
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.
February 29, 2000 - Industry News
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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