World Business: Across the Ocean by Truck

More than 3,000 U.S. companies now do business in Europe, and their number is steadily increasing. So are their trucking needs, which up to now have been served only by European firms. Last week a U.S. firm took a logical step: it established the first American-owned trucking network in Europe.

Denver's DC (for Denver-Chicago) Trucking Co., Inc., the nation's seventh largest line (1964 revenues: $50 million), paid $2,000,000 to acquire an 85% interest in Amsterdam's West Friesland Eurotransport, Inc. Though West Friesland's business came to a modest $3,500,000 last year, the company operates in ten countries, far more than any other European...

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