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September 5, 2013 - Industry News

Trucking Revenues Increase in First Half of 2013

Photo: Evan Lockridge

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

Study: Highly Successful Trucking Companies Use Different HR Practices with Drivers

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

CARB Will Hold Carriers Responsible for Dispatching Non-Compliant Owner Operators

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 Changing Bridge Weight Limits Starting August 29

Pennsylvania DOT Secretary Barry Schoch has authorized his department to add or increase weight restrictions to about 1,000 structurally deficient bridges.

Tags: Drivers, Pennsylvania, Highway Funding, Fleets, Road Construction, Bridges

August 21, 2013 - Industry News

Truck Driver Was Distracted Before Bridge Crash, NTSB Says

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

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

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