Truckload carrier U.S. Xpress Enterprises has changed the name of its CSI/Crown subsidiary to Xpress Global Systems to reflect the growth of its airport-to-airport expedited air cargo transport service.
Under the Xpress Global Systems umbrella will be two operations: Dedicated Xpress Services Inc. (DXSI) and Xpress Direct. Xpress Global will be based in Tunnel Hill, GA, and be headed by Bill Lusk.
The airport-to-airport focus of Chattanooga, TN-based U.S. Xpress comes at an opportune time in terms of growth in airfreight volume. The Air Transport Assn. has reported that air cargo volume grew 14.2% in November of last year compared to the same period in 2001, after rising 20% in both September and October 2002.