Yellow-Roadway, the Kansas-based LTL
giant, is talking about a possible purchase of USF Corp., a LTL, truckload and
logistics firm based in Chicago, The Wall
Street Journal reported Feb. 23.
not the first time the firm, based in Overland Park, KS, has acquired one of
its rivals. The firm announced Dec. 11, 2003, that it had finalized its acquisition
of Roadway Corp., creating a single corporation with more than $6 billion in
The combined firm was already the
largest of the LTL carriers, but could even become larger if it is able to
acquire USF, which The Journal said is about a third the size of Yellow.