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July 26, 2012 - Industry News

Universal Truckload Services to Acquire LINC Logistics Company

Universal Truckload Services, Warren, Mich., will acquire LINC Logistics Company, an asset- third-party logistics profider, in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at approximately $335 million

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July 26, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion's 78-Year History Showcased in Corporate Biography

The 78-year history of Old Dominion Freight Line, a major less-than-truckload and logistics provider based in Thomasville, N.C., is chronicled in a new book

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July 24, 2012 - Industry News

DHL Express Launches 100 Propane Autogas Vans for Pickup and Delivery Fleet

DHL Express plans to use existing public refueling infrastructure in addition to adding refueling capability at its service center facilities.

DHL Express has added 100 pickup and delivery vans fueled by propane autogas to its fleet. The new Ford E-250 cargo vans, each equipped with a Roush CleanTech dedicated liquid propane autogas fuel system, will be on the road by late Augus

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July 23, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion Announces Base Rate Increase

North Carolina-based Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has announced a 4.9% increase to its base rates, effective Aug. 6

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July 19, 2012 - Industry News

Fleets Report 2Q Financial Results

CORRECTED, UPDATED -- This week saw quarterly financial reports from a number of large publicly traded truck fleets, with truckload and intermodal giant Swift Transportation reporting profits up 72% from a year ago

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July 18, 2012 - Industry News

Marten Transport Enhances Driver Compensation Package

Marten Transport has enhanced its driver compensation package, transitioning from quarterly performance and safety bonuses to monthly bonuse

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July 17, 2012 - Industry News

Duane Reade To Partner With Mission Electric On Green Transportation Initiative

Based on the campaign results, the two leading stores will be going electric, with five more pre-selected stores to follow in later months.

In an effort to reduce vehicle air pollution, Duane Reade, in partnership with Mission Electric, is turning to New Yorkers to determine which of its stores should be served solely by electric trucks

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July 17, 2012 - Industry News

Schneider National Launches $6,000 Tuition Reimbursement Program

Schneider National is making it easier for students to turn a dream into reality by offering $6,000 for tuition reimbursement to qualified driving school graduates. The program will cover the full cost of many truck-driving schools to give drivers a leg up as they enter the industry

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July 16, 2012 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Reports Increase in Earnings Year over Year

J. B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., Lowell, Ark., announced second quarter 2012 net earnings of $80.5 million, or diluted earnings per share of 67 cents compared to second quarter 2011 net earnings of $65.7 million, or 53 cents per diluted share

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July 11, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens Service Center Near Duluth, Minn.

Old Dominion Freight Line opened its newest service center in Superior Wis., near Duluth, Minn., to serve the Great Lakes shipping area in northern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin

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July 10, 2012 - Industry News

Technicolor Expands Third Party Logistics Services

Technicolor is expanding its third party logistics service offering and rebranding the organization as Technicolor Global Logistics.

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July 10, 2012 - Industry News

Mesilla Valley Retrofits 4,000 Tractor-Trailers with TrailerTails

TrailerTail is a lightweight, thermoplastic composite fairing installed at the back of a tractor-trailer to streamline airflow behind the trailer, reducing aerodynamic drag and reducing fuel consumption.

Mesilla Valley Transportation has completed the retrofit of its entire fleet of 4,000 tractor-trailers with fuel saving TrailerTail aerodynamic technology, manufactured by ATDynamics

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July 6, 2012 - Industry News

Interstate Distributor Co. Announces New Driver Pay Package

Interstate Distributor Co., Tacoma, Wash., announced a new pay package for over-the-road regional drivers. The new "My Pay" package provides drivers a competitive base rate per mile and the ability to add an additional 3 cents per mile quarterly.

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July 5, 2012 - Industry News

UPS Uses Plastic to Lighten Loads, Save Fuel

One year of testing showed the UPS composite vehicles are durable, work well in various climates (especially where corrosion from road salt is a problem) and are easily repairable because they are modular.

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

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July 3, 2012 - Industry News

Saia Acquires Brokerage and 3PL Business

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

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July 2, 2012 - Industry News

UPS Freight Announces 5.9% General Rate Increase

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

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July 2, 2012 - Industry News

YRC Freight Settles Chicago Lawsuits

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.

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June 29, 2012 - Industry News

Roadrunner Announces 6.9% Rate Increase

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

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June 27, 2012 - Industry News

RWI Transportation Expands Logistics Operations with New Facility

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.

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June 26, 2012 - Industry News

Swift Announces Ranked Driver Quarterly Pay Bonus

Swift Transportation will soon start awarding ranked company drivers a new Quarterly Performance Pay bonus of up to 6 cents per mile.

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June 26, 2012 - Industry News

Schneider Offers $99 Deal for Used Truck Buyers

Commercial Fleet Financing Inc. and Schneider National are working together to provide a low-cost financing program for used truck buyers

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June 25, 2012 - Industry News

New Trends Help Private Fleets Increase Productivity

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.

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June 25, 2012 - Industry News

YRC Freight to Raise Rates 6.9%

YRC Freight will raise base rates an average of 6.9%, following the announcement of rate increases by competitors.

YRC Freight will raise base rates an average of 6.9%, adding to a trend of similar LTL rate hikes.

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June 21, 2012 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Announces Rate Increase

The effect of the rate increase will vary for individual customers and shipments based on characteristics such as geography, lane, product classification, weight and dimensions.

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

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June 20, 2012 - Industry News

Holland Hiring 450 Drivers to Meet Growing Demand

Holland plans to hire an additional 450 qualified over-the-road and local city drivers throughout the Midwest in the next few months

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