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April 7, 2000 - Industry News

Penske Buys McDevitt Transportation

Penske Truck Leasing, Reading, PA, has purchased the assets of McDevitt Transportation Services, a truck rental and leasing company based in Manchester, NH. Penske will operate directly from the existing McDevitt leasing facility.

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April 7, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Building New Virginia Facility

Con-Way Southern Express, a division of Con-Way Transportation Services, Ann Arbor, MI, is replacing its Richmond facility with a new freight assembly center in Chester, VA. Construction is expected to be completed in November.

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April 7, 2000 - Industry News

Low May Try To Unseat KLLM Board

New Prime Inc. president Robert Low has reportedly requested a list of KLLM Transport Services Inc. stockholders, possibly to solicit consent to remove the KLLM board of directors. Low owns 13% of KLLM shares and has expressed

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April 6, 2000 - Industry News

Asche Transportation Delays Filing Financial Statements

Asche Transportation Services, Shannon, IL, has had to delay filing its annual financial statements

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April 5, 2000 - Industry News

Liles & Low Vying for KLLM

KLLM Transport Services now has two suitors. A couple of weeks ago New Prime Inc. president and CEO Robert Low said he was interested in buying the Jackson, MS, based truckload carrier and said an offering price of $7.60 a share would be feasible.

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April 4, 2000 - Industry News

Hub Sells Distribution Division

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

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April 3, 2000 - Industry News

Skyway Closes Doors

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

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March 30, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Moving Ligon Headquarters

Landstar System is moving Landstar Ligon headquarters from Madisonville, KY, to Landstar's headquarter in Jacksonville, FL

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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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