Transport Topics

Covenant Buys Assets From Con-Way Truckload Services

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Covenant Transport Inc. said Tuesday it has purchased assets of Con-Way Truckload Services Inc., including its customer list, driver files, approximately 125 tractors and 200 trailers.

August 22, 2000

Kenworth to Lay Off 500 Workers

Paccar Inc. subsidiary Kenworth will lay off 500 of its 1,600 workers at its Chillicothe, Ohio plant next month, the Associated Press reported Monday.

August 21, 2000

ATI Pilots Considering Strike

Teamsters pilots for a BAX Global subsidiary are threatening to strike because they say they are frustrated with a lack of progress at the bargaining table.

August 18, 2000

Old Dominion Announces Rate Increase

Old Dominion Freight Line will add to the list of major carriers increasing rates, the less-than-truckload hauler announced Thursday.

August 17, 2000

Navistar May Cut 500 More Workers At Ontario Plant

Employees at Navistar's Chatham, Ontario plant were hit with more bad news Wednesday as the world's third-largest truck maker said it may lay off up to 500 more workers, approximately one-third of the plant's workforce, Bloomberg reported.

August 16, 2000

American Freightways Announces Rate Increase

Less-than-truckload carrier American Freightways announced Tuesday a rate increase of 5.5%, effective Sept. 1.

August 8, 2000

Driver Says Overnite Paid Him to Smear Teamsters

A driver for Overnite Transportation has told federal officials that he was paid $10,000 to falsely accuse Teamster supporters of vandalizing property at the trucking firm in order to get them fired, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

July 26, 2000

BNSF, CN Call Off Merger

Days after a U.S. appeals court upheld a federal rail merger moratorium, giant North American freight railroads Canadian National and Burlington Northern Santa Fe said they are calling off their planned merger.

July 21, 2000

Overnite to Raise Rates in August

Overnite Transportation announced late Friday a 5.5% rate increase on non-contractual shipments, effective Aug. 14. The move follows the lead of fellow carrier giants Yellow Freight System and Consolidated Freightways.

July 21, 2000

Freightliner to Buy Western Star

Freightliner LLC, a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler AG, will acquire 100% of all issued and outstanding shares of Western Star Truck Holdings Ltd., the companies announced Wednesday.

July 20, 2000