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
June 14, 2012 - Industry News
Arkansas Best Corp. will acquire Panther Expedited Services Inc. from Fenway Partners LLC for approximately $180 million, with all of Panther's outstanding debt being repaid as part of the transaction
June 11, 2012 - Industry News
Allied Systems Holdings Inc. and 18 of its subsidiaries, including Allied Automotive Group Inc., Axis Group Inc., and Allied's Canadian units, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on June 10
June 8, 2012 - Industry News
FedEx Freight will increase rates on non-contract less-than-truckload shipments by 6.9% effective July 9.
Celadon Trucking Services, Indianapolis, has agreed to purchase a portion of the operating equipment of Hiner Transport LLC, Huntington, Ind
June 1, 2012 - Industry News
O&S Trucking of Springfield, Mo., has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to the Springfield News Leader, and the company plans to reorganize and partner with Prime Inc., also based in Springfield.
May 30, 2012 - Industry News
The Canadian Trucking Alliance, in partnership with OSA Canada Inc., is launching a pilot in Canada to deliver a full-service sleep apnea program to commercial truck drivers
Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. announced the opening of two new less-than-truckload outbound terminals serving the Northeast region of the U.S
May 23, 2012 - Industry News
YRC Worldwide named Scott D. Ware president of its Holland subsidiary, a provider of next-day regional less-than-truckload services
May 21, 2012 - Industry News
In a second expansion in nine months, UPS has enhanced its coverage area for early morning deliveries
May 16, 2012 - Industry News
Nussbaum Transportation, Normal, Ill., announced a 1-cent-per-mile pay increase for company drivers, effective June 3
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