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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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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Income, Revenue Up At U.S. Trucking

Both revenue and income were up for U.S. Trucking, Charleston, SC through the third quarter.

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November 30, 1999 - Industry News

Cannon Express Increasing Driver Pay

Cannon Express, a medium-haul carrier based in Springdale, AR, announced a significant pay increase for its drivers Tuesday.

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November 29, 1999 - Industry News

Financial Ratings Of USF And Werner Downgraded

Thanks mostly to concern about high fuel costs, the Banc of America last week downgraded its rating of two trucking companies

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November 29, 1999 - Industry News

Six Schneider Drivers Win Packer Weekend

Six of Schneider National's Advantage Club winners were treated to a Green Bay Packer football weekend early this fall.

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November 24, 1999 - Industry News

Werner Expects 4th Quarter Hit From Fuel Prices

Truckload carrier Werner Enterprises says higher fuel prices will affect fourth quarter earnings.

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November 24, 1999 - Industry News

Landstar Ligon To Appeal Unsatisfactory Safety Rating

Officials at Landstar System say they're confident that a proposed "unsatisfactory" safety rating for its Landstar Ligon division will never take effect.

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November 24, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite Buys 240 New Internationals

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

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November 22, 1999 - Industry News

FFE Acquires Nordic Trucking

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.

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November 22, 1999 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Buys American Backhaulers

C.H. Robinson Worldwide will buy the ongoing operations and certain assets of American Backhaulers, a third-party transportation provider

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November 22, 1999 - Industry News

NAVL and Allied Merger Completed

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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