For better or worse, For richer or poorer TransPlastics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chemical Leaman Corp., has acquired Mirrer Trucking Co., a provider of bulk transportation, rail transfer, and packaging service for over 46 years. Operating as a division of TransPlastics, the fleet will continue to be managed by the Mirrer family. ... Transit Group has acquired Transportation Resources and Management Inc. (TRM), a privately held trucking company based in Fort Wayne, Ind. TRM, which has $6 million in annual revenues, is a dry van carrier that currently operates a company-owned fleet of 47 power units and 88 trailers in the Midwest.

Just do it ... Nike's new Equipment Div. has signed Menlo Logistics to manage two major distribution networks for its new and rapidly growing line of sports balls, vision ware, watches, and other sports gear throughout North America and Europe. The agreement is the first for Menlo's recently established European Div. ... At the same time, Ryder Transportation Services has expanded its focus on the food industry by bringing to six the number of directors of business development exclusively serving the food and beverage industry. Following are the Ryder food and beverage industry directors and their respective domiciles: John Deris, Philadelphia; Jeff Fisher, Providence, R.I.; Dana Lentz, Atlanta; Dave Lindeen, Chicago; Dan Rogers, Dallas; and Roger Welling, San Francisco. The beverage, wholesale grocery, and bakery businesses were the fastest growing segments for outsourcing transportation and distribution solutions.

Or don't CSX Intermodal has cut local drayage services in 14 of its smaller terminals, including Charlotte, N.C.; Evansville, Ind.; Ft. Lauderdale; Houston; Miami; Mobile, Ala.; New Orleans; Orlando; Portland, Ore.; Portsmouth, Va.; Savannah; Tacoma; Tampa; and West Palm Beach. Rail service to the affected terminals remains in place.

America's Road Team The American Trucking Assns. has named 12 of the nation's best professional truck drivers as captains of the 1998 America's Road Team, a select group who tour the country educating the public about trucking and highway safety.

The drivers are: Bruce Andrews, Con-Way Truckload Services, Palestine, Tex.; Peter Arata Jr., RPS, Oak Ridge, N.J.; Robert Campbell, Roadway Express, Murray, Utah; William Fowler, M.S. Carriers, Nashville; Alonzo Griffin, ABF Freight System, Gooding, Idaho; Tom Hawks, Overnite Transportation Co., Olive Branch, Miss.; Eileen Kilian, Midwest Coast Transport, Christine, N.D.; Clyde Martz, Ruan/ Single Source Transportation, Dellwood, Wis.; David McDonald, Roadway Express, Liberty, Mo.; Larry Moul, L&H Trucking, Spring Grove, Pa.; Margaret Peterson, Roadway Express, Apple Valley, Calif.; and Mark Stamper, Con-Way Western Express, Prescott Valley, Ariz.