December 21, 1999 - Industry News
RPS, FDX Corp.'s business-to-business small-package ground carrier, plans to start offering residential delivery in March
December 17, 1999 - Industry News
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
December 16, 1999 - Industry News
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.
UPS expects to deliver its highest one-day package volume of the year today - nearly 18 million packages
Joplin, MO-based truckload carrier recently opened an expansion to its El Paso, TX, terminal facility.
December 13, 1999 - Industry News
Suttles Truck Leasing, Demopolis, AL, has been merged with Dana Transport of Avenel, NJ.
December 10, 1999 - Industry News
Ryder System will take a 4th quarter pretax restructuring charge of $42 to $47 million for costs associated with its recently announced reorganization
December 9, 1999 - Industry News
TRISM, Inc. has had its Chapter 11 reorganization plan approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.
Truckload fleets are proposing rate increases of up to 10% to counter the effects of higher fuel prices and labor costs.
December 8, 1999 - Industry News
Heartland Express has opened its new regional terminal just west of Atlanta
December 7, 1999 - Industry News
Yellow Freight System has redesigned its web site to make it easier for customers to access relevant information and manage shipping activity
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.
December 1, 1999 - Industry News
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
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.
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.
Both revenue and income were up for U.S. Trucking, Charleston, SC through the third quarter.
November 30, 1999 - Industry News
Cannon Express, a medium-haul carrier based in Springdale, AR, announced a significant pay increase for its drivers Tuesday.
November 29, 1999 - Industry News
Thanks mostly to concern about high fuel costs, the Banc of America last week downgraded its rating of two trucking companies
Six of Schneider National's Advantage Club winners were treated to a Green Bay Packer football weekend early this fall.
November 24, 1999 - Industry News
Truckload carrier Werner Enterprises says higher fuel prices will affect fourth quarter earnings.
Officials at Landstar System say they're confident that a proposed "unsatisfactory" safety rating for its Landstar Ligon division will never take effect.
Less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation, Richmond, VA, has started taking delivery of 240 new trucks, the first installment of a $14.45 million purchase from Navistar International
November 22, 1999 - Industry News
Frozen Food Express Industries has acquired most of the operating assets of Nordic Trucking, Inc., a Kansas City-based regional LTL refrigerated carrier primarily serving the midwest and west coast areas of the U.S.
C.H. Robinson Worldwide will buy the ongoing operations and certain assets of American Backhaulers, a third-party transportation provider
The merger of North American Van Lines and Allied Van Lines has been completed, forming what the company says it the world's largest relocation and van line logistics operation with operations in 36 countries, over 1,100 agents, and global revenues of $2 billion annually.
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