November 13, 2014 - Industry News
A measure of how much freight is moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry hit a record high in September with a 0.3% increase from the month before, according to a new U.S. Transportation Department report.
Tags: Economy, Freight Index
Together the deals are estimated to cost around $600 million and expected to close next year, following regulatory approval.
Tags: Ports, Port Trucking
Spot market freight availability remained strong in October, continuing a 15-month streak of record demand for truckload services, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
An effort by the Teamsters Union to organize drivers at the FedEx Freight terminal in Newark, New Jersey was rejected in a Wednesday vote.
Tags: drivers, New Jersey, Fleets, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight
November 12, 2014 - Industry News
The Trucking Conditions Index from the freight transportation forecasting firm FTR registered 9.07 for September, according to a just released report.
Tags: Economy, Research, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index
Choice Logistics has named Senior Vice President James Adams to the newly created company position of chief operating officer.
Tags: Fleets, People, Choice Logistics
Spot freight rates are gathering some momentum following a recent lull, according to new figures released from the freight matching service provider DAT.
The Class 4 truck market now dominated by low-cab forward trucks used primarily for urban delivery and landscaping jobs should grow 3 percent in 2014 and reach about 12,000 new vehicles registered for commercial use, ACT Research told Work Truck magazine.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Forecast, Cabovers, Class 4, Truck Registrations
According to the company the new business name “more accurately describes the business unit's core mission of developing a broad set of analytics offerings, clearly positioning the business as an essential component of Omnitracs' enterprise-wide suite of solutions for transportation and logistics.”
Tags: Information Technology, People, Omnitracs
November 11, 2014 - Industry News
Wabash National held its third annual event for active military and veterans within the company’s workforce to honor their service to the country. Over 300 Wabash National associates were recognized.
Tags: Veterans, Veterans Day, Wabash National, Military Friendly Employer, Military Support
November 11, 2014 - Product News
Drivewyze announced that its PreClear bypass service was added in North Carolina making it the 30th state offering the mobile weigh station bypass service.
Tags: Information Technology, North Carolina, Drivewyze, Drivewyze PreClear, Weigh Stations
Con-way Freight teamed up with the Cell Phones For Soldiers non-profit organization to help soldiers stay connected with their families.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Charity, Cell Phones, Donation, Veterans Day, Military Support
Infinity Transportation this week said it is launching a new expedited refrigerated domestic intermodal container service operating from the Pacific Northwest to the Midwest and East Coast due to capacity constraints with refrigerated trucking service.
Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has approved a stock repurchase program authorizing the North Carolina-based trucking company to repurchase up to $200 million of its outstanding common stock.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets
Ford has built its first aluminum-body 2015 F-150 pickup truck, and production of the vehicle is now underway at the 100-year-old Ford Rouge Center in Dearborn, Mich., an event marked by the appearance of Bill Ford and other dignitaries.
Tags: Ford F-150, Light-Duty Trucks, Assembly Plant, Aluminum, 2015-MY, Quarter-Ton Pickups
Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics were listed on the 2015 Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer list by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines. It is the fourth straight year the brands have made the list.
Tags: Penske Logistics, Penske Truck Leasing, Veterans, Veterans Day, Employment
November 10, 2014 - Industry News
Frito-Lay North America recognized 106 over-the-road drivers in the U.S. and Canada who have driven more than 1 million accident-free miles. This year, six drivers reached more than 3 million accident-free miles and 24 drove more than 2 million.
Tags: Driver Safety, Accident Prevention, Driver Training, Million Mile Club, Frito-Lay North America
Goodyear Tire and Rubber added a new Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Center in the Greensboro area of North Carolina.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Tires, Service Center, Goodyear Tire & Rubber
Some freight is having trouble entering the country and moving quickly to final end users while, the “transportation ecosystem is finding itself in turmoil” as freight shipments, particularly imports, climb in anticipation of a stronger holiday shopping season this year.
Tags: Economy, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Freight, Port Trucking, Cass Freight Index
Total intermodal freight volume rose 5.1% in the third quarter of the year compared to the same time in 2013, while domestic U.S. and international volumes individually reported gains in of 5.5% and 4.7%, respectively.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Economy
The American Trucking Associations leadership thanked military veterans for their service, encouraging the millions of men and women who served to consider joining the trucking industry.
Tags: ATA, CDL, Veterans, Veterans Day
The association’s original lawsuit, on behalf of its small-business trucking members, was filed against CARB in December of last year in connection with the agency’s truck and bus regulations.
Tags: CARB, Regulations, California, Litigation
November 7, 2014 - Industry News
The unemployment rate in the U.S. fell again in October, dropping to its lowest level since July 2008, according to the U.S. Labor Department. In the same period, for-hire trucking added 3,900 jobs.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment
According to the Association of American Railroads, it totaled 1,381,749 containers and trailers, up 4.9%, or 64,071 units, over October 2013.
Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Freight
November 6, 2014 - Industry News
Penske Automotive has completed its acquisition of The Around the Clock Freightliner Group, a heavy and medium duty truck dealership group operating in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
Tags: Penske, Mergers & Acquisitions, Parts and Service, Dealers, Commercial Truck Dealers
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