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December 29, 1999 - Industry News

Racism Suit Filed Against Yellow

Three black employees have filed a federal lawsuit against Yellow Freight Systems, alleging discrimination and racism

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December 29, 1999 - Industry News

Charger Shuts Down

Charger, a flatbed trucking company based in Springdale, AR, shut down its fleet of over 600 trucks last week, putting at least 600 truckers out of work

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December 27, 1999 - Industry News

C.R. England Offers New Leases To Drivers

C.R. England is rolling out its new "S" type lease program, designed to offer independent operators weekly payments under $500, brand new trucks and the professional training and experience to help them succeed

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December 27, 1999 - Industry News

New CEO for Allied Worldwide

Allied Worldwide has appointed Jeffrey P. Gannon as chief executive officer

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December 23, 1999 - Industry News

UPS Forbes' Company Of The Year

Forbes magazine has named Atlanta-based United Parcel Service its Company of the Year

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December 22, 1999 - Industry News

American Freightways To Expand Arkansas Headquarters

American Freightways, Harrison, AR, announced it is expanding its workforce and office facilities located at Harrison

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December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Trimac To Purchase DSI

Trimac Corp.'s wholly-owned bulk trucking subsidiary, Trimac Transportation, has agreed to purchase all of the shares of Houston-based DSI Transports, Inc. from United Transport America for approximately $68.3 million

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December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Motor Cargo Opens New Reno Terminal

Less-than-truckload carrier Motor Cargo Industries, based in Salt Lake City, has opened a new terminal in Reno, NV

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December 21, 1999 - Industry News

Hidden Creek Industries To Acquire Hadley Auto Transport

Hidden Creek Industries, Minneapolis, has acquired Hadley Auto Transport, Santa Ana, CA

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December 21, 1999 - Industry News

Preston Trucking Real Estate Sold

The bulk of the real estate of bankrupt LTL carrier Preston Trucking has been sold to an Ohio investment firm for $68.4 million

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December 21, 1999 - Industry News

RPS To Offer Residential Service

RPS, FDX Corp.'s business-to-business small-package ground carrier, plans to start offering residential delivery in March

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December 17, 1999 - Industry News

Smithway Profits Hurt By Driver Shortage

Smithway Motor Xpress Corp., citing a shortage of qualified drivers, said Friday it expects fourth-quarter profits to fall to about 6 cents a share from the year-earlier 31 cents a share

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December 16, 1999 - Industry News

FedEx Hit By Higher Fuel Prices

FDX, the parent company of FedEx says lackluster earnings in its most recent fiscal quarter were due to higher fuel prices and the loss of market share to United Parcel Service.

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December 16, 1999 - Industry News

UPS Expects Peak Deliveries Today

UPS expects to deliver its highest one-day package volume of the year today - nearly 18 million packages

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December 16, 1999 - Industry News

CFI Expands El Paso Terminal

Joplin, MO-based truckload carrier recently opened an expansion to its El Paso, TX, terminal facility.

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December 13, 1999 - Industry News

Suttles Merges With Dana Transport

Suttles Truck Leasing, Demopolis, AL, has been merged with Dana Transport of Avenel, NJ.

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December 10, 1999 - Industry News

Restructuring To Cost Ryder Over $40 Million

Ryder System will take a 4th quarter pretax restructuring charge of $42 to $47 million for costs associated with its recently announced reorganization

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December 9, 1999 - Industry News

TRISM Reorganization Plan Approved

TRISM, Inc. has had its Chapter 11 reorganization plan approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.

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December 9, 1999 - Industry News

Fleets Seeking Rate Increases

Truckload fleets are proposing rate increases of up to 10% to counter the effects of higher fuel prices and labor costs.

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December 8, 1999 - Industry News

Heartland Opens New Atlanta Terminal

Heartland Express has opened its new regional terminal just west of Atlanta

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December 7, 1999 - Industry News

Yellow Improves Web Site

Yellow Freight System has redesigned its web site to make it easier for customers to access relevant information and manage shipping activity

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December 7, 1999 - Industry News

Simon Board Rejects Moyes Offer

The Board of Directors of Simon Transportation Services has rejected a possible tender offer for shares of the company's Class A common stock by Jerry Moyes.

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Yellow Freight Looking To Expand In Ohio

Yellow Freight System is hoping to expand its Richfield, OH, operations by opening a second freight terminal in the facility former operated by bankrupt Preston Trucking

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Ryder Merges Transportation Units

Ryder System has merged Ryder Transportation Services with Ryder Integrated Logistics. "The realignment is a direct response to clients," said President and COO Gregory Swienton.

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Heartland Announces Driver Awards

Heartland Express, Coralville, IA, has named Max Curry, Fremont, IA, its owner-operator of the month and Thomas Fox, Columbus, OH, its company driver of the month.

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