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ROADWAY GLOBAL AIR TAKES FLIGHT TODAY

 AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Roadway Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROAD) entered the heavy air freight market today with the delivery of its first air cargo shipments by Roadway Global Air, Inc. (RGA).
 Roadway Services announced the new operation in May at the company's annual meeting of shareholders. Operating from 51 air logistics centers located in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and a hub facility in Terre Haute, Ind., RGA offers an extensive array of products, services and market coverage on a global basis for shipments weighing 25 pounds and over.
 In response to extensive market research, RGA has developed a state- of-the-art information systems platform that is capable of providing real-time shipment data to customers in multiple formats. Among the benefits of the new information system are: proactive shipment tracking and exception notification; advance shipment arrival notification; real- time door-to-door tracking; proof of delivery services; and direct access to shipment information.
 Roadway Services previously announced that the total cash investment required until RGA becomes profitable is expected to be approximately $100 million, which includes the financing of operating losses and capital investments.
 The company is committed to developing RGA into more than "just another air freight company," according to Joseph M. Clapp, chairman and president of Roadway Services.
 "RGA will offer a new standard for quality and efficiency in air transportation," said Clapp.
 Roadway Services, a $3.6 billion transportation and logistics holding company, also owns Roadway Express, Inc., one of the nation's largest motor carriers; Roadway Package System, Inc., serving shippers in the small package market; regional carriers Viking Freight, Inc., Spartan Express, Inc., Coles Express, Inc., and Central Freight Lines Inc., serving the country's major geographic regions; Roberts Express, Inc., a critical shipment carrier; and Roadway Logistics Systems, Inc., which provides contract logistics services.
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 /CONTACT: D. A. Wilson of Roadway Services, Inc., 216-384-2378/
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CO: Roadway Global Air, Inc.; Roadway Services, Inc. ST: Ohio IN: TRN SU: PDT

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