Roadway goes airborne

| Friday, January 04, 2002

Roadway Express Inc., best known as a truck freight carrier, announced Wednesday it is starting an air freight service called Roadway Air. Company officials said they plan to focus on heavy freight, at least 150 pounds.

The new venture features door-to-door service, 24 hours a day throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Roadway Air expects the arrangement to give its customers access to more than 40,000 trucks, more than 12,000 daily flight departures and about 3,000 planes.

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