The Nevada LTL Project
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As time permits this page will be updated with LTL news from around the Truckee Meadow. Tidbits of news will focus on the LTL companies operating in the Truckee Meadows, as well as the people, equipment, shippers/consignees that make things run. If you'd like to add a news item please E-mail me, Jimmy B
NMTA November Newsletter - Dec. 23, 2006
The most recent issue of the Nevada Motor Transport Association's newsletter, November 2006, can be found here: http://www.nmta.com/includes/newsletter/110106.pdf
New Volvo for FedEx National LTL - Dec. 23, 2006
Santa came early to the former Watkins terminal, now FedEx National LTL. Sometime in the last couple of days, probably Monday the terminal recieved 6 new day cab Volvos in the new logo. They only have one former contractor's truck left, a late model Pete. For the past month or so they have been using rental trucks from Penske, which is right next door on Glendale from their terminal. I'd heard that FedEx National had purchased a large number of Volvo day cabs with the new livery and had been sending many west. Well now northern Nevada has some of those new Volvos. The rebranded trailers should be next...
Line Jobs Available - Dec. 18, 2006
A couple of LTL barns in the Truckee Meadows are looking for roadmen. Last week Matheson was looking for line drivers and this week Central Transport is looking for a man to run line. I'd say chain skills would be high on their list of qualification! It is that time of year.
R+L Carriers - Dec. 16, 2006
Some might have notice the 30 or more R+L Carriers' International truck-tractors parked in the southwest corner of their terminal yard at 1355 Spice Island Dr. in Sparks,NV. It's assumed that they are in storage and will be put back on the road with next year's California expansion. This expansion into California has been reported to begin sometime during April of 2007, just a little over 4 months from now. The terminal in Sparks opened June 20th of 2005 with the company's growth into the Silver State. They also operate a terminal in Las Vegas, which was also opened during 2005.