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December 30, 2014 - Industry News

FedEx Acquisition Reflects Increased Focus on Returns

Photo by FedEx.

FedEx acquired third party logistics company Genco, expanding the company’s portfolio to include reverse logistics which deals with the processing of returns for retailers.

Tags: 3PL, Logistics, Mergers & Acquisitions, FedEx, FedEx Ground

December 30, 2014 - Industry News

ASA Expands Engineering Team

Courtland Jones, Project Engineer at ASA. Photo by ASA Electronics

ASA Electronics hired Courtland Jones as Project Engineer for the company’s expanding engineering team. ASA designs and engineers electronics devices for commercial industries including JENSEN Heavy Duty products.

Tags: Accessories, Vehicle Electronics, ASA Electronics

December 30, 2014 - Industry News

Feds Close Books on Auto Bailout

The U.S. government lost $9.26 billion in its financial rescue of the auto industry, and closed out its last investment earlier this month six years after initiating the plan.

Tags: Auto Industry Bailout, U.S. Treasury, Chrysler, General Motors, Ally Financial

December 30, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Confidence Posts December Rebound

Consumer confidence in the U.S. rebounded in December after falling in November, according to the private research group The Conference Board.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence

December 29, 2014 - Industry News

Wreaths Across America Hits Milestone at Arlington

In honor of National Wreaths Across America Day, Dec. 13, 2014, Schneider delivered wreaths to the Houston National Cemetery in Texas. Photo by Schneider

For the first year ever, Wreaths Across America received enough money and volunteer help to place a wreath at all 230,000 graves at the Arlington National Cemetery.

Tags: Veterans, TCA, Wreaths Across America, Trucking Moves America Forward, Christmas

December 29, 2014 - Industry News

Demand For Class 8 Trucks Strong in November

ACT Research found that demand for Class 8 trucks remained high in November with 40,925 units ordered. It was the fifth best month since the research company began collecting data in the 1980s.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, HOS, Truck Orders

December 29, 2014 - Industry News

Altec Recalls Aerial Devices for Boom Movement

Altec is a leading provider of aerial devices. Photo courtesy of Altec.

Altec’s action affects 1,857 devices that may have a faulty hydraulic pressure transducer.

Tags: Recalls, Altec Industries, Aerial Devices, NHTSA, Medium-Duty Trucks

December 29, 2014 - Industry News

TCA Announces Fleet Safety Division Winners

The Truckload Carriers Association announced 18 division winners for its 2014 National Fleet Safety Awards.

Tags: Driver Safety, Awards, Fleet Safety Award, TCA, Truckload Carriers Association

December 29, 2014 - Industry News

UPS Anticipates 4 Million Returns After Holidays

UPS says as e-commerce grows, return shipping services have become an essential part of the shopping experience. Photo: UPS

UPS expects to transport more than 4 million return packages in the United States by the end of the first full week of January, the company announced.

Tags: UPS, Consumer Spending, Consumer Sentiment, Shipping Service

December 29, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Sentiment Soars, New Home Sales Drop

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Consumer confidence reached its most favorable level this month since the last cyclical peak was set in January 2007, according to the Thompson Reuters/University of Michigan Survey of Consumers, released just before Christmas.

Tags: Economy, Home Sales, Consumer Sentiment

December 29, 2014 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Fall from Previous Week

Four-week spot market freight rates for vans, flatbeds and reefers, left-to-right. Graphic: DAT Solutions

Spot market freight rates posted declines as Christmas approached, according to numbers from the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

December 26, 2014 - Global News

Daimler Trucks Announces Top Management Changes in Asia

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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. that cooperate together under the Umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia, have announced personnel changes in their Board of Management.

Tags: Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, Asia, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation

December 24, 2014 - Industry News

C.R. England Names Chief Financial Officer

TJ McGeean, Chief Financial Officer at C.R. England. Photo via C.R. England.

C.R. England appointed TJ McGeean as the Chief Financial Officer of the company, replacing current company president, Josh England who had been serving in a dual role as CFO since 2013.

Tags: C.R. England, People, Truckload, Promotions

December 24, 2014 - Industry News

Con-way Multimodal Appoints New President

Photo via Con-way.

Con-way Multimodal announced the appointment of Gregory L. Orr as president of the freight brokerage division of Menlo Logistics. He was previously the vice-president of operations of operations.

Tags: Promotion, People, Con-way Inc., Multimodal

December 24, 2014 - Industry News

Kenworth Celebrates Millionth Truck Delivery

From left are TransAm Trucking’s Murray Droescher (chief financial officer) and Russ McElliott (president); Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president; and Preston Feight, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing: Photo via Kenworth.

Kenworth celebrated the delivery of its one millionth truck to TransAm Trucking of Lathe, Kan. The 91 year-old company held a ceremony to celebrate the milestone at the Kenworth assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Tags: Kenworth, Truck Sales, Kenworth T680

December 23, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: GDP Wows, Durable Goods Decrease

The value of the production of goods and services in the U.S. during the third quarter of the year increased at an annual rate of 5%, according to a third estimate from the U.S. Commerce Department.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Durable Goods

December 23, 2014 - Industry News

West Coast Ports Seek Federal Mediator in Labor Talks

The Pacific Maritime Association, which represents employers at America’s 29 West Coast ports, on Monday asked for federal mediation in its contract negotiations with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union.

Tags: drivers, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions

December 22, 2014 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Seeks Nominations for Award

Graphic via Women in Trucking.

Women In Trucking Association and Navistar are seeking candidates for the 2015 Influential Women In Trucking award. The winner will be announced at the TCA annual convention in March 2015.

Tags: Navistar, Awards, Women in Trucking

December 22, 2014 - Industry News

Man Pleads Guilty in Double Brokering Scheme

One man pleaded guilty to charges in federal court earlier this month in connection with a double brokering scheme, according to the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Transportation Department.

Tags: Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Brokers

December 22, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Existing Home Sales Post November Slide

After hitting their highest level of the year during October existing-home sales slid in November, according to figures released Monday by the National Association of Realtors

Tags: Economy, Home Sales

December 22, 2014 - Industry News

Record Travel Expected for Upcoming Holiday Season

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Traffic this year-end holiday season is projected to be at a record level, according to the motorist group AAA.

December 19, 2014 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Continue Hot Streak in November

Over 36,000 trailers were ordered in November, representing the 4th most orders of all time, according to ACT Research. Trailer orders were up 43% over last year.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders

December 19, 2014 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Hits Highest Recorded Level in November

Graph via ATA.

The American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 3.5% to 136.8 in November -- the highest level on record.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index, American Trucking Associations

December 19, 2014 - Industry News

FreightWatch Issues Holiday Freight Security Advisory

The holiday shipping season is historically one of the most dangerous times for cargo theft, according to the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International.

Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime

December 19, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: New Construction Jumps 13 Percent

The Dodge Index of new construction starts. Graphic: Dodge Data & Analytics

New construction starts in the U.S. climbed 13% in November from the month before to an annual rate of $677.8 billion, according to industry data provider Dodge Data & Analytics.

Tags: Economy, Construction

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