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August 21, 2013 - Industry News

Lawsuit Against Swift Transportation Certified as Class Action

Swift potentially faces claims from drivers over how they were paid. Photo: Evan Lockridge

More than nine years after a suit was first filed against the carrier Swift Transportation, over claims it cheated drivers out of compensation, it has been certified as a class action.

Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Litigation, Swift Transportation

August 21, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Rates Remain Strong Despite Weekly Drop

Spot market freight rates are remaining stronger than usual for this time of year says DAT. Credit: DAT

Freight rates on one leading spot market have declined over the past week, but they remain stronger than usual for this time a year, especially in two sectors.

Tags: Fleets, Freight, Owner-Operators, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

August 12, 2013 - Industry News

Bill Would Expand States’ Ability to Regulate Ports

Two New York legislators are pushing a bill that would allow states to regulate port trucking in ways similar to the Port of Los Angeles program that was rejected by the Supreme Court.

Tags: Drivers, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Port of Los Angeles, Fleets, Ports, Owner-Operators, Port Trucking

August 9, 2013 - Industry News

ELog Proposal Goes to Office of Management and Budget

The Transportation Department sent its proposed Electronic Logging Devices rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget for final vetting before publication.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Hours of Service, EOBR, Fleets, eLog

August 8, 2013 - Industry News

Maersk Selling Bridge Terminal Transport

The ocean cargo shipping line, Maersk, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its subsidiary Bridge Terminal Transport, to an affiliate of Platinum Equity, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm.

Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Owner-Operators

July 15, 2013 - Industry News

Duff Brothers Buying Frozen Food Express

Temperature-controlled truckload and less-than-truckload carrier Frozen Food Express has reached an agreement to be acquired by Duff Brothers Capital. Duff Brothers will purchases all outstanding shares of FFE common stock for approximately $38.2 billion.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Frozen Food Express, FFE, Fleets

June 14, 2013 - Industry News

Roadrunner Expanding Service in the Great Plains and Northeast

The asset-light transportation and logistics service provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems is opening service centers in Kansas City, Mo., and Buffalo, N.Y.

Tags: LTL, Fleets, Roadrunner Transportation, Missouri, New York

May 30, 2013 - Industry News

Family of Driver Killed in Crash Gets $6 Million Settlement

Two trucking companies have agreed to pay a total of more than $6 million to the family of a truck driver killed in a 2011 crash with a truck that had bald tires and improperly adjusted brakes.

Tags: Litigation, Fleets, California, Drivers, Safety, Brakes, Tires

May 3, 2013 - Industry News

USA Truck Unveils Website For Veterans

Arkansas-based USA Truck added a driver recruiting website exclusively for military veterans. Called "We Hire Heroes" and located at www.HiringMilitaryDrivers.com, this new site is designed to make the transition to civilian employment easier for military personnel.

Tags: Drivers, military, Recruiting, Veterans, Fleets, USA Truck

April 4, 2013 - Industry News

Fleets Report Mixed Experiences With 2010 Engines

Results from a new poll show mixed feedback from carriers when it comes to fuel economy and maintenance costs of 2010 engines versus 2007 engines.

Tags: Fleets, Transport Capital Partners, Engines, Emissions, EPA

April 3, 2013 - Industry News

Continental Express Expands in Texas with Acquisition

Texas-based refrigerated carrier Continental Express has purchased the assets of Ohio company Ranger Refrigerated Express for an undisclosed amount.

Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Texas

March 27, 2013 - Industry News

Survey Shows Fleet Use of E-logs, CSA Compliance Methods and Costs along with Expansion Plans

Newly released results from a survey of fleets show more are adopting e-logs to monitor driver compliance with hours-of-service regulations. The survey also reveals what they are doing and how much it costs to comply with the CSA program, as well as plans for adding capacity that include more plan to add independent contractor drivers.

Tags: EOBR, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Capacity, CSA, Hours of Service, Transport Capital Partners, Drivers

February 1, 2013 - Industry News

Covenant Reports Positive 2012 and Fourth Quarter, Compared to Year-Ago Losses

Covenant Transportation Group, Chattanooga, Tenn., saw its revenue rise nearly 10% over last year's fourth quarter and its net income turn positive compared to a loss.

Tags: Fleet Financials, Fleets, Owner-Operators, financials, Covenant, teams

February 1, 2013 - Industry News

Landstar System Reports Record 4Q Profits

Landstar System, , Jacksonville, Fla., record diluted earnings per share of 73 cents in the 2012 fourth quarter compared to 70 cents in the fourteen week 2011 fourth quarter.

Tags: Fleets, Owner-Operators, Landstar

January 31, 2013 - Industry News

Epes Transport Bumps Contractor Rates, Northeast Premiums

Epes Transport System will increase mileage-based independent contractor rates by 2 cents to $0.92 per mile. The company's Northeast premium pay will increase by 10 cents per mile.

Tags: rates, Epes, contractor pay, northeast, mileage, Fleets

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

Marten Transport Reports Record Profits

Wisconsin-based Marten Transport has reported its highest income for any quarter as well as any year in its history

Tags: Fleets, financials, Marten

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

Fleets Sought for 2013 Volvo Trucks Safety Award

Volvo Trucks is searching for the safest fleets in North America to recognize them with the annual Volvo Trucks Safety Award. For the fifth consecutive year, two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs will receive $25,00

Tags: Fleets, Volvo, Michelin

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

C.R. England Announces Mike Bunnell's Retirement

From left to right: Michael Bunnell, Chief Sales Officer, David Kramer, Executive Vice President of Corporate Sales & Marketing, and Mary Palmer, Vice President of Corporate Sales.

C.R. England has announced the retirement of Michael Bunnell, chief sales officer, effective March 29.

Tags: Fleets, C.R. England

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

Saddle Creek Opens Facility in Birmingham, Ala.

Saddle Creek Logistics Services announced that the company is expanding its nationwide network with a new facility in Birmingham, Ala.

Tags: Fleets, Saddle Creek

January 8, 2013 - Industry News

TCP Survey: Carriers Willing to Support Younger Drivers

Results from Transport Capital Partners' Fourth Quarter 2012 Business Expectations found that over 80% of carriers surveyed are willing to support allowing younger, properly trained drivers to enter the driving pool. With an increase in driver turnover to over 100% in the third quarter of 2012, carriers are looking for new ways to attract quality, long-term drivers

Tags: Fleets, TCP

January 8, 2013 - Industry News

YRC Freight Appoints Darren Hawkins Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc., announced that Darren Hawkins has been named senior vice president of sales and marketing, effective Jan. 14.

Tags: Fleets, YRC

January 2, 2013 - Industry News

Lynden International Expands North American Network

Lynden International, a freight forwarding and logistics company, opened a new service center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Jan. 1.

Tags: Fleets

December 28, 2012 - Industry News

Epes Transport System Purchases Cargo Logistics

Epes Transport System Inc. a North Carolina-based truckload carrier, announced the purchase of Cargo Logistics located in Charlotte, N.C. Cargo Logistics is an asset-based trucking company with 25 power units and approximately 40 drivers

Tags: Fleets

December 21, 2012 - Industry News

2013: 6 Key Issues Fleets Face

Trucking will be dealing with familiar tough issues next year, as well as some that may have a new twist, whether it's in the boardroom, in the cab or in Congress. On the business side, issues fleets will need to stay on top of in 2013 include the economy, fuel prices and the driver shortage. On Capitol Hill, hours of service, electronic logs and CSA are at the front of the lin

Tags: Fleets, FMCSA, CSA

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

Ryder Announces CEO Succession Plan

Ryder System Inc. announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gregory T. Swienton will retire at the time of the company's annual meeting of shareholders on May 3

Tags: Fleets, Ryder, People

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