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October 16, 2012 - Industry News

Survey: Carriers Plan to Raise Pay; Healthcare Concerns Easing Somewhat

More than three-quarters of carriers in a recent survey plan to raise pay this year, nearly half by 2% to 5%, while another fourth plan to raise pay by less than 2%, according to Transport Capital Partners' Third Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey

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October 16, 2012 - Industry News

ChemLogix Launches Freight Brokerage Service

ChemLogix LLC, a provider of comprehensive chemical industry transportation management, technology, and supply chain consulting services, has launched a new freight brokerage service as part of its Capacity Management program.

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October 16, 2012 - Industry News

Schneider National Enters Energy Transportation Services Business

Schneider National recently entered the fast-growing energy transportation services business, supporting the movement of base materials to and from oil well sites across the U.S

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October 10, 2012 - Industry News

Back to the Future: The Current and Coming Driver Shortage

LAS VEGAS - At least one industry analyst has predicted the driver shortage could reach 500,000 by sometime net year. The American Trucking Associations recently reported that driver turnover at large truckload fleets is now at 106%, the highest level since early 2007. What's driving this shortage, and what can be done about it

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October 10, 2012 - Industry News

ABF Freight System, Teamsters Set Date to Negotiate

Less-than-truckload giant ABF Freight System and the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee announced that they expect to begin negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement on Dec. 18. TNFINC is the negotiating arm of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. ABF is the largest subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corp. and was founded in 1923.

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October 9, 2012 - Industry News

EPA Names SmartWay Excellence Award Winners

LAS VEGAS - The Environmental Protection Agency handed out its first SmartWay Excellence Awards since it significantly revamped how it grades carriers in its program

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October 7, 2012 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload Increases Mileage Pay, Changes Wait-Time Compensation

Con-way Truckload announced two improvements to driver pay packages that will increase driver compensation

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October 4, 2012 - Industry News

UPS to Add 40 Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles to its Fleet

UPS announced the deployment of 40 new hydraulic hybrid vehicles 20 in Baltimore and 20 in Atlanta. Developed by Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation and Parker Hannifin Corporation, the package cars can achieve up to 35% improved fuel economy and up to 30% carbon dioxide emissions reductio

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October 3, 2012 - Industry News

Household Movers Launch Driver Recruitment, Training, Certification Program

The American Moving & Storage Association has launched a public-private program to address a national shortage of long-distance moving van drivers

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October 2, 2012 - Industry News

Menlo Worldwide Logistics Tracking Supply Chain Sustainability

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc., has a new program called CarbonNet, which allows it to capture, calculate and manage emissions activity across the value supply chain

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October 2, 2012 - Industry News

Schneider National Opens Doors to Second Intermodal Training Academy

Schneider National recently opened its second U.S. Intermodal Training Academy

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October 1, 2012 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload's Schmidt Retires

Late in September, Herb Schmidt retired from his position as the president of Conway Truckload, formerly CFI Inc

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September 28, 2012 - Industry News

Celadon Acquires Equipment Assets from Robinson Transport

Indianapolis-based Celadon Trucking Services agreed to purchase a portion of the operating equipment of Robinson Transport Inc., based in Columbus, Ohio

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September 25, 2012 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Worldwide to Acquire Phoenix International

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. says it's buying Phoenix International Inc. for $571.5 million in cash and approximately $63.5 million in newly issued C.H. Robinson stock.

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September 18, 2012 - Industry News

Con-way Multimodal Announces Dallas Headquarters

Con-way Multimodal, a freight brokerage division of Con-way Inc.'s operating unit Menlo Worldwide Logistics, named Dallas as the location for its business headquarters

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September 18, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion Debuts New Energy-Efficient Warehouse

Old Dominion Freight Line, based in Thomasville, N.C., is debuting a 160,000-square-foot rooftop solar panel system its warehouse. This is the third largest of its kind in North Carolina

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September 14, 2012 - Industry News

ABF Withdraws from National Master Freight Agreement

ABF Freight System will be negotiating its future labor contract with the Teamsters union directly, and will no longer be part of the National Master Freight Agreement

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September 13, 2012 - Industry News

Southeastern Freight Lines Opens New Service Centers

Southeastern Freight Lines is opening new service centers in Lafayette, La., and Jonesboro, Ark., in response to growing business in the regions and to improve service to current customers

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September 6, 2012 - Industry News

ABF Continues Legal Proceedings Against Teamsters, YRC

ABF Freight System is continuing on in its nearly two-year legal battle with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and several YRC subsidiaries

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September 4, 2012 - Industry News

U.S. Army, Con-way Truckload Partner in Recruiting Program

A new agreement between the Army and Con-way Truckload gives priority hiring status to soldiers participating in the Partnership for Youth Success program

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August 30, 2012 - Industry News

Averitt Makes Changes to Broaden Hiring Pool

Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., has dropped the minimum age for drivers and kicked off a student driver training program

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August 29, 2012 - Industry News

Hermann Services Celebrates 85th Anniversary

From local watermelon deliveries with a Model T in 1927 to the storage and cross-country transportation of hazmat materials via Volvo tractors in 2012, New Jersey-based Hermann Services has been in the logistics business for the long haul

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August 29, 2012 - Industry News

Simi Valley Moving Company Using Biodiesel

Acclaimed Movers & Storage of Simi Valley, Calif., runs its moving trucks on biodiesel fuel as part of its efforts to leave a smaller mark on the environment

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August 29, 2012 - Industry News

C.R. England Names 13 to New Leadership Roles

C.R. England, Salt Lake City, announced 13 corporate executive promotions

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August 28, 2012 - Industry News

Computerworld Honors Maverick Transportation for Business Intelligence

These are the members of Maverick Transportation's IT team that helped the company in the commitment they made across the organization to the concept of aggregating all of the data they had to help support their corporate objectives.

IDG's Computerworld magazine has named Maverick Transportation a Best of Business Intelligence (BI) Editor's Choice Awards honoree

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