July 23, 2012 - Industry News
North Carolina-based Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has announced a 4.9% increase to its base rates, effective Aug. 6
July 19, 2012 - Industry News
CORRECTED, UPDATED -- This week saw quarterly financial reports from a number of large publicly traded truck fleets, with truckload and intermodal giant Swift Transportation reporting profits up 72% from a year ago
July 18, 2012 - Industry News
Marten Transport has enhanced its driver compensation package, transitioning from quarterly performance and safety bonuses to monthly bonuse
July 17, 2012 - Industry News
In an effort to reduce vehicle air pollution, Duane Reade, in partnership with Mission Electric, is turning to New Yorkers to determine which of its stores should be served solely by electric trucks
Schneider National is making it easier for students to turn a dream into reality by offering $6,000 for tuition reimbursement to qualified driving school graduates. The program will cover the full cost of many truck-driving schools to give drivers a leg up as they enter the industry
July 16, 2012 - Industry News
J. B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., Lowell, Ark., announced second quarter 2012 net earnings of $80.5 million, or diluted earnings per share of 67 cents compared to second quarter 2011 net earnings of $65.7 million, or 53 cents per diluted share
July 11, 2012 - Industry News
Old Dominion Freight Line opened its newest service center in Superior Wis., near Duluth, Minn., to serve the Great Lakes shipping area in northern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin
July 10, 2012 - Industry News
Technicolor is expanding its third party logistics service offering and rebranding the organization as Technicolor Global Logistics.
Mesilla Valley Transportation has completed the retrofit of its entire fleet of 4,000 tractor-trailers with fuel saving TrailerTail aerodynamic technology, manufactured by ATDynamics
July 6, 2012 - Industry News
Interstate Distributor Co., Tacoma, Wash., announced a new pay package for over-the-road regional drivers. The new "My Pay" package provides drivers a competitive base rate per mile and the ability to add an additional 3 cents per mile quarterly.
July 5, 2012 - Industry News
UPS is introducing composite materials to replace certain metal components into its trucks, a move that is improving the company's fuel efficiency by 40%, according to a UPS blog post
July 3, 2012 - Industry News
Saia Inc., a multi-regional less-than-truckload carrier, has acquired Robart Transportation Inc. and its subsidiary, The RL Services Group LLC (the Robart Companies). Headquartered in Duluth, Ga., the Robart Companies have been in operation since 1981
July 2, 2012 - Industry News
UPS Freight, the nation's fourth largest less-than-truckload carrier, announced a general rate increase averaging 5.9% covering non-contractual shipments in the U.S., Canada and Mexico
YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc., has voluntarily settled two class action lawsuits alleging racial discrimination and harassment at its Chicago Ridge, Ill., terminal, which closed in 2009.
June 29, 2012 - Industry News
Roadrunner Transportation Systems announced it will implement a 6.9% rate increase, effective July 16. This follows announcements by several other LTL carriers about similar rate increases
June 27, 2012 - Industry News
RWI Transportation, an asset-based logistics company providing regional and national truckload, LTL, expedited, and refrigerated warehousing services, is expanding with the lease of a second facility for its logistics unit located in Wilder, Ky.
June 26, 2012 - Industry News
Swift Transportation will soon start awarding ranked company drivers a new Quarterly Performance Pay bonus of up to 6 cents per mile.
Commercial Fleet Financing Inc. and Schneider National are working together to provide a low-cost financing program for used truck buyers
June 25, 2012 - Industry News
Private fleets are taking advantage of new trends and new technology to increase productivity and prepare for the future, says Gary Petty, president and CEO of the National Private Truck Council.
YRC Freight will raise base rates an average of 6.9%, adding to a trend of similar LTL rate hikes.
June 21, 2012 - Industry News
Con-way Freight, the nationwide less-than-truckload carrier of Con-way Inc., will institute a general rate increase averaging 6.9% applicable to non-contractual business effective July 9
June 20, 2012 - Industry News
Holland plans to hire an additional 450 qualified over-the-road and local city drivers throughout the Midwest in the next few months
June 19, 2012 - Industry News
U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Chattanooga, Tenn., hired Paul Bowman as the senior vice president of sales for its dedicated services business. This is a new position
FedEx reported higher quarterly earnings, with year-over-year drops for its FedEx Express segment more than made up for by better performance in its FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight segments, with record operating income for FedEx Ground
June 18, 2012 - Industry News
YRC Freight implemented improvements to its North American LTL network, which now features faster service into and out of every major U.S. city
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