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Consolidated Freightways

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Company NameConsolidated Freightways
CategoryTrucking
Year Founded1929
Final Year of Operation2002
TerminationDissolved
CountryUnited States (Details)



Company History: In 1939, CF Inc. started its own truck manufacturing operation, Freightliner, which for decades it operated jointly with White Motor Company. On July 31, 1981, it sold its truck manufacturing business and the Freightliner brand to Daimler AG. In 1981, CF won in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Kassel v. Consolidated Freightways Corp.. The court found that Iowa's length restriction on tractor-trailers violated the Dormant Commerce Clause.

In 1983, CF Inc. ventured into regional trucking with its spin off Con-Way carriers. Whereas Consolidated Freightways' drivers and dockworkers were unionized, the new Conways (Con-way Central Express (CCX), Con-way Western Express (CWX), Con-way Eastern Express (CEX), etc.) were nonunion, creating tense relations with CF's Teamsters.

On April 3, 1989, CF Inc. purchased Emery Air Freight Corp. merging it with their own CF AirFreight operation and renamed it Emery Worldwide. This, along with Menlo Forwarding, was later sold to UPS.

In 1996, Consolidated Freightways, Inc. spun off its unionized long-haul trucking company, CF MotorFreight, creating two separate publicly traded companies. Parent company, Consolidated Freightways, Inc. was renamed CNF Transportation Inc., reflecting the familiar stock ticker symbol of the company (CNF). CNF retained the Con-Way regional truck companies, Emery Worldwide and a growing logistical systems department.

Consolidated Freightways Corporation filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on September 3, 2002, and ceased operations. April 18, 2006, CNF Transportation re-branded itself under its Con-Way image and continues in business today. On October 30, 2015, Con-way Trucking was acquired by Greenwich, CT-based XPO Logistics, Inc.

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Item created by: gdm on 2017-10-10 09:56:10. Last edited by Powderman on 2021-02-15 09:32:09

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