ABX Air posted a 14.3% profit increase in the first quarter to $8.1 million, rebounding from a difficult 2005 that saw profits drop as primary customer DHL Worldwide Express struggled to compete against FedEx and UPS in the US market. The carrier earned $7.1 million in the year-ago period. "Our operating results reflect the success of our initiatives to drive down costs and improve productivity in our sort, line-haul and air operations for DHL," President and CEO Joe Hete said. ABX, which ...

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