October 30, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED--The Teamsters ABF Master Negotiating Committee voted Wednesday that in light of the overwhelming vote against authorizing a strike against ABF Freight, the company's last proposal for the Central Region Local Cartage Agreement would be accepted. As a result, the ABF National Master Freight Agreement is now fully ratified.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Teamsters, ABF
New figures from the freight matching service provider, DAT, show spot market load availability fell 5.7% Oct. 20 through 26, compared to the previous seven days.
Tags: Fleets, Owner-Operators, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
October 24, 2013 - Industry News
Since the new hour of service rules implementation on July 1, the fleet Schneider National says it has seen a 3.1% drop in productivity on solo shipments and a 4.3% decline on team shipments.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Hours of Service, Fleets, Schneider National
October 22, 2013 - Industry News
The nation’s unemployment rate continues moving lower inch-by-inch, hitting a five-year low, according to the U.S. Labor Department. It fell to 7.2% in September compared to 7.3% in August.
Tags: Drivers, Economy, Fleets, Unemployment
ORLANDO -- The American Trucking Associations’ board of directors on Tuesday voted to make the National Truck Driving Championships more inclusive by allowing non-ATA members of state trucking associations to compete in the annual safety competition. The decision was made during the group’s Management Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla.
Tags: Drivers, ATA, National Truck Driving Championships, Fleets, Events, ATA2013
October 8, 2013 - Industry News
It notes that all companies under FMCSA jurisdiction are required to perform the update every two years as part of the new Unified Registration System...
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Fleets, Owner-Operators
September 30, 2013 - Industry News
Phoenix-based truckload carrier Knight Transportation, has responded to USA Truck’s recent rejection of its purchase offer, saying it's disappointed and announcing it's upped its ownership share of the company.
Tags: Fleets, USA Truck, Mergers & Acquisitions, Knight Transportation
September 24, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Laredo, Texas-based Redco Transport to immediately cease its trucking operations, declaring the company to be an imminent hazard to public safety.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
September 19, 2013 - Industry News
Platinum Equity has completed the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Bridge Terminal Transport Inc. from Maersk Inc., a subsidiary of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The business will continue to operate under the Bridge Terminal Transport brand going forward.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Platinum Equity, Bridge Terminal Transport, Maersk, Fleets
The asset-light and logistics service provider, Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Cudahy, Wisc., has acquired Yes Trans, a refrigerated truckload service provider based in Salisbury, Mass.
Tags: Fleets, Roadrunner Transportation, Owner-Operators, Mergers & Acquisitions
September 18, 2013 - Industry News
Bennett Motor Express, McDonough, Ga has completed the purchase of Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based company since 1913.
Tags: Fleets, Owner-Operators, Mergers & Acquisitions
September 17, 2013 - Industry News
Many trucking groups and industry suppliers this week are asking Americans to reflect and appreciate the 3.1 million professional truck drivers that deliver America’s freight safely and securely, every day, as part of the 25th annual National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.
Tags: Drivers, ATA, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Fleets
September 12, 2013 - Industry News
Wisconsin-based Roadrunner Transportation Systems, has acquired G.W. Palmer Logistics, a non-asset truckload service provider based in Batesville, Arkansas.
Tags: Wisconsin, Arkansas, Fleets, Roadrunner Transportation, Mergers & Acquisitions
September 11, 2013 - Industry News
A new Government Accountability Office report throws cold water on Congressionally mandated plans to further regulate tanker wetlines, to the delight of the nation’s tanker carriers.
Tags: Government Accountability Office, U.S. DOT, Safety & Compliance, Tankers, Fleets
The Oregon Department of Transportation recently began limiting the number of temporary passes/trip permits a motor carrier can purchase in a 12-month period – a move that one association representative calls “a money grab” that will affect small-business motor carriers located outside the state.
Tags: Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Owner-Operators, Drivers, Oregon
September 10, 2013 - Industry News
Today's Trucking---30,000 brakes will be inspected on trucks across North America this week, and not all will pass. The annual Brake Safety Week held by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will see inspectors taking a closer look at brake systems on your trucks.
Tags: Brakes, Brake Safety Week, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, CVSA, Enforcement, Drivers
September 9, 2013 - Industry News
The American Transportation Research Institute has started its second phase of research on the effects of recent changes to the hours-of-service rules, which went into effect on July 1.
Tags: Drivers, Hours of Service, ATRI, Fleets
UPDATED--New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie has rejected legislation regarding the “misclassification” of some truck drivers in the state as independent contractors rather than employees..
Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Fleets, Port Trucking, Owner-Operators, Ports, Intermodal
September 5, 2013 - Industry News
A new government report shows revenue in the trucking business increased 1.5% in the first six months of the year in the United States compared to the same time in 2012.
Tags: Economy, Fleets
August 28, 2013 - Industry News
Highly successful companies use distinct practices in building their workforces and offer more benefits to recruit and retain drivers when compared to all other trucking companies, according to new research in the 2013 Texas Trucking Industry Study.
Tags: Drivers, Texas, Recruiting, Fleets, Retention
August 26, 2013 - Industry News
Businesses that dispatch vehicles or owner operators in California must verify that each contracted vehicle is in compliance with the California Truck & Bus regulation or has reported compliance to the California Air Resources Board.
Tags: CARB, California, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Clean Air Retrofit
August 23, 2013 - Industry News
Pennsylvania DOT Secretary Barry Schoch has authorized his department to add or increase weight restrictions to about 1,000 structurally deficient bridges.
Tags: Highway Funding, Fleets, Road Construction, Bridges, Drivers, Pennsylvania
August 21, 2013 - Industry News
A truck driver reported that he was distracted just before he ran into the car in front of him, pushing it off of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge into the water 27 feet below.
Tags: Accidents, Drivers, NTSB, Maryland, Fleets
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: Fleets, Litigation, Swift Transportation, Drivers
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
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