January 15, 2013 - Industry News
Results from Transport Capital Partners' Fourth Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey found that given the political and economic uncertainty, carriers' expectations for freight volumes and rate increases for the next twelve months also show a lack of confidence.
For the first time since the first quarter of 2009, a larger share of carriers (45%) expect business volumes to remain the same rather than increase in the year ahead
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JX Enterprises expanded its dealer network to 16 locations with the opening of JX Peterbilt Lansing, its seventh Illinois branch
C.R. England, a Salt Lake City-based global transportation provider, has named Josh England as the company's new chief financial officer. The announcement comes upon the retirement of Keith Wallace, effective on Jan. 18
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Great Dane announced leadership changes in its Atlanta, Memphis and Little Rock branches
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National Van Lines CEO Maureen Beal announced the selection of Tim Helenthal to serve as president and COO for the Broadview, Illinois-based relocation company.
January 14, 2013 - Industry News
Trailer Bridge Inc. announced that its board of directors has appointed Chris J. Dombalis as a board member and chief executive officer of the company, effective Jan. 16
Webb Wheel Products expanded its sales organization with the addition of two industry veterans
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Cure Leasing & Maintenance, a provider of financing and maintenance services to companies using independent contractors as part of their transportation programs, announced the appointment of Brett Petersen as its chief operating officer
FleetPride Inc. announced that Kevin A. Peters has been appointed CEO of FleetPride, effective Jan. 14. Peters succeeds Woody McGee, who will remain on the board of directors
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It looks like United Parcel Service's proposed deal to buy European package giant TNT Express will not go through, after the European Commission informed the two companies that it is working on a decision to prohibit the proposed acquisition.
UPS announced last March plans to acquire Dutch package company TNT Express for 5.16 billion euros or $6.8 billion. It would have been UPS' biggest purchase to date
Tags: UPS, European Union, Global
January 12, 2013 - Industry News
Cummins Inc. appointed two long-time Cummins Engine Business leaders to run key business operations within the Engine Business
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January 11, 2013 - Industry News
Shur-Co LLC announced the acquisition of Donovan Enterprises Inc. effective Nov. 30, 2012
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January 10, 2013 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks' dealer network is now even bigger in Texas. Since January 2010, work capacity has grown 32% at Volvo Trucks locations throughout Texas.
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The Resolute Fund II L.P., an affiliate of the Jordan Co., announced that it has acquired American Fast Freight.
Driven Fleet Solutions, a fleet maintenance company, announced the appointment of Randall E. West as a managing partner and head of business development for the company
Investments by Volvo Trucks dealers throughout the Southeastern U.S. have resulted in a nearly 21% increase in work capacity in that region since January 2010
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January 9, 2013 - Industry News
TEC Equipment Inc. announced that it has acquired the Volvo Trucks North America franchise for the western Washington market, including Seattle and the surrounding Puget Sound area, as well as capital assets associated with the previous VTNA franchise holder
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The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.7% in November from October, rising after a one-month decline. This information is according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Freight Transportation Services Index.
The November 2012 index level (108.9) was 15.5% above the April 2009 low during the recession
Tags: Industry, BTS, FTSI, Freight
The American Trucking Associations announced the captains of the 2013-2014 America's Road Team. The premier group of professional truck drivers, all with millions of accident-free miles, will spend the next two years representing the trucking industr
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Polar Corp. announced that its Quality Trailer Products and Century Wheel & Rim operations are officially doing business as Rockwell American effective Jan. 2
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Volkswagen is seeking full control over German truck maker MAN through a "domination and profit and loss transfer agreement," a type of German contract similar to a parent company and subsidiary
Tags: Volkswagen, Germany, MAN, Scania
Transplace, a provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, announced the promotion of Frank McGuigan to executive vice president, operations.
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FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for November rose almost two full points to a reading of 9.7.
The gain was expected by FTR as conditions impacting trucking will continue to improve in anticipation of a tightened market in 2013
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Ram officially released towing and weight ratings for its 2013 line of Ram Heavy Duty pickups and Chassis Cab trucks
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Great Dane has announced a range of promotions and additions to its sales management team to better align with the company's strategic sales and customer service goals
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