The Bekins Co., which specializes in household and commercial moving, has been purchased from parent firm GeoLogistics Corp. of Denver by its agents. Hinsdale, IL-based Bekins, founded in 1891, includes Bekins Van Lines.
C.C. Western Inc., a subsidiary of Central Transport International of Warren, MI, and DiSalvo Trucking of San Francisco plan to form a strategic alliance to provide LTL service in California. “We believe the pending deal with C.C. Western is in the best interests of DiSalvo's customers and stakeholders,” said Charles Lawlor, DiSalvo chairman. “Our customers will benefit from new one-stop shopping opportunities for freight services beyond California.”
Miami-based Ryder System believes its earnings in 2002 will be flat compared to last year's numbers. “Economic forecasts call for continued weakness in the U.S. and global economies for at least the first half of 2002,” stated president & CEO Gregory T. Swienton, “with hope of marginal improvement during the second half of the year.”
Except for local deliveries, trucks weighing more than 1.25 tons are banned indefinitely from a 40-block radius around the U.S. Capitol. Regular deliveries will be allowed, subject to normal screening security.
The Labor Dept. is postponing the announcement of its ergonomics plan until later this fall because members of OSHA have been heavily involved in the rescue and recovery efforts at the WTC and Pentagon since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.