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April 24, 2014 - Industry News

UPS Profit Falls, Old Dominion Earnings Grow 13.2%

Parcel delivery and trucking giant UPS has reported a lower first quarter profit despite higher revenue, while another major less-than-truckload player hit a record.

Tags: UPS, Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Earnings, UPS Freight

April 24, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Durable Good Shipments and Orders Leap

Shipments and new orders for manufactured durable goods in the U.S. both posted solid gains in March, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report.

April 24, 2014 - Industry News

Teamsters Overrides Three Locals, Implements New UPS Contract

The Teamsters Union has rolled over on the desires of some of its members, overriding earlier votes that continued to delay a new national contract with parcel carrier UPS.

Tags: Drivers, UPS, Fleets, Teamsters, UPS Freight, Labor Unions

April 23, 2014 - Industry News

Stoughton Trailers File Unfair Trade Petition Against China

Stoughton Trailers announced that it has filed an unfair trade petition regarding imports of 53-foot domestic dry containers (“domestic containers”) from China.

Tags: China, Trailers, Stoughton, International Trade Commission

April 23, 2014 - Industry News

Swift Agrees to $4.4 Million Settlement Over Driver Class Action Lawsuit

Photo: Evan Lockridge

The trucking company Swift Transportation has agreed to pay $4.4 million to settle a federal class action lawsuit over claims if failed to inform prospective drivers about their rights involving records used during the hiring process.

April 23, 2014 - Industry News

Heartland Earnings Jump 67%, Profit Falls 28%

Iowa-based truckload carrier Heartland Express has reported record operating revenue for the first quarter of the year, but its profit fell 28.4% from the same time a year ago.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Heartland Express, Gordon Trucking

April 23, 2014 - Industry News

Minnesota's Interstate 94 Closed This Weekend for Bridge Demolition in St. Paul

Photo Courtesty of Minnesota Department of Transportation

Both directions of Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., will close this weekend as crews continue work on the Highway 52 Lafayette Bridge east of downtown St. Paul.

Tags: Minnesota, Highway Construction

April 23, 2014 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Rates Recover from Last Week

Spot market freight rates have recovered somewhat after declining across the board last week, according to new numbers from the freight matching service provider DAT.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

April 23, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Sales of New Homes Sink, Manufacturing Rising

Photo: Evan Lockridge

UPDATED -- Sales of new single-family homes in the U.S. plunged during March, hitting it lowest level since July and marking the third decline out of the last six months.

Tags: Economy, Home Sales, Manufacturing

April 23, 2014 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Profit Soars

The truckload carrier Knight Transportation saw its first quarter profit surge 26% above the level from the same time a year ago, according to just released numbers.

April 23, 2014 - Industry News

First Lawsuit Filed Over Deadly FedEx Freight-Bus Crash

The first known lawsuit stemming from a crash between a FedEx Freight truck and a bus that killed 10 people earlier this month has been filed.

Tags: Accidents, California, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, I-5, Interstate 5, FedEx

April 22, 2014 - Industry News

Carper Will Air Fuel Tax Hike with Senate Colleagues

Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del.

Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., is a longtime supporter of raising federal fuel taxes to pay for highways and will float that idea with his colleagues as they draft the next highway bill. Carper sees a gradual fuel tax increase as a fiscally responsible approach to highway funding but is open to other ideas as well, according to his office.

Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, U.S. Senate, Congress, Fuel Tax, Gasoline Tax, Diesel Tax

April 22, 2014 - Industry News

TravelCenters Of America Offers Courtesy WiFi in Some Restaurants

TravelCenters of America is now offering free WiFi in the restaurant dining rooms of 39 TA and Petro locations.

Tags: WIFi, Petro Stopping Centers, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops

April 22, 2014 - Industry News

NPTC Elects New Leaders, Board of Directors

Bedford Monday, CTP, general manager of Schwan Food, was elected chair of the National Private Truck Council Board of Directors at the group’s Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition held April 13-15 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Tags: NPTC, People

April 22, 2014 - Industry News

ATRI Report Finds Problems with FMCSA Hours-of-Service Study

The American Transportation Research Institute on Tuesday released the findings of its evaluation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s field study report on the new hours-of0service rules.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Research, American Transportation Research Institute, Hours of Service, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, HOS, ATRI, Safety & Compliance

April 22, 2014 - Industry News

Alabama License Services Offline Starting Friday Afternoon

Anyone planning to conduct business with the state of Alabama involving their driver’s license will be out of luck for a few days beginning late Friday afternoon.

Tags: Drivers, Alabama, Commercial Driver's License

April 22, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Existing Home Sales Fall Slightly

New figures show existing-home sales fell to their lowest level in more than 18 months during March, according to the National Association of Realtors, but the trend may be staring to ease.

Tags: Economy, Home Sales

April 22, 2014 - Industry News

Werner Profit Slides 18%

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Severe weather is being blamed for another downturn in profits by one of the nation’s largest trucking companies in the first quarter of the year.

Tags: Werner Enterprises, Fleets, Earnings

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

Forward Air Profit Falls Slightly, Ups Second Quarter Expectations

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Trucking and logistics provider Forward Air increased revenue the first quarter of the year but income fell compared to the same time in 2013.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Forward Air

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

Marten Transport Enhances Automatic Detention Pay Program

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Marten Transport, a Wisconsin-based carrier, just announced a change to its automatic driver detention pay program, which will now compensate drivers after just one hour.

Tags: Marten Transport, Detention Pay, Drivers, Fleets

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

Schneider Immediately Hiring 200 drivers

Schneider is immediately hiring 200 professional truck drivers in Houston and the surrounding area to meet a wide variety of growing business needs across its customer base.

Tags: Drivers, Owner-Operators, Schneider National

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

PrePass Service Launched at Two New Texas Weigh Stations

Help Inc., the non-profit public/private partnership that provides PrePass weigh station bypass, continues to expand its e-screening and pre-clearance technology with the opening of two new Texas weigh stations.

Tags: Help Inc., PrePass

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Starts New Rule on Insurance Minimums

The time has come to take a close look at the minimum insurance requirements for trucking, says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. In a new report to Congress the agency said it is clear that the current minimums need to be reevaluated.

Tags: FMCSA, Insurance, Regulations

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Leading Economic Indicators Surge

A measure of the health of the U.S. economy turned sharply higher last month, according to a report released Monday morning from the private research group The Conference Board.

Tags: Economy, The Conference Board, Leading Economic Indicators

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

ATA Files Petitions for Haz-Mat Exemptions

The U.S. Transportation Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is taking comments on two applications from the American Trucking Associations claiming hazardous materials laws in two cities are unfair.

Tags: Regulations, New York City, PHMSA, City of Pittsburgh, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. DOT, Safety & Compliance, Hazmat

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