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August 6, 2015 - Industry News

Knight Orders Silver VNL Trucks for 25th Anniversary

Knight Transportation chose to mark its 25th anniversary with silver Volvo VNL 670 models featuring special anniversary decals. Photo courtesy of Volvo

Knight Transportation has selected Volvo Trucks to supply 38 specially decorated Volvo VNL 670 models to recognize the company’s 25th anniversary.

Tags: Volvo, Company Anniversaries, Knight Transportation

August 6, 2015 - Industry News

Celadon Settles Discrimination Lawsuit for $200,000

Celadon Trucking Services has agreed in a consent decree to pay $200,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Tags: Americans with Disabilities Act, Celadon, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma Agree to Alliance

Photo via Northwest Seaport Alliance

The ports of Seattle and Tacoma voted Aug. 4 to formally launch the Northwest Seaport Alliance, which unifies the cargo operations of the two Northwest ports in a bid to attract more cargo to the region.

Tags: Ports, Mergers & Acquisitions, Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma, Intermodal

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Fail to Follow Recovery in Freight Volume

The number of spot market loads available on DAT's network of load boards increased 3.8% for the week ending Aug. 1 compared to the previous seven days, as truck capacity fell by 2.7%.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

Phase 2 GHG Public Hearing Scheduled

EPA and NHTSA will hold a public hearing on Aug. 6 in Chicago for the proposed Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles.

Tags: Regulations, EPA, NHTSA, Greenhouse Gas

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Job Gains Moderate, Service Sector Jumps

Even as service sector growth surged in July, a lackluster employment report is leading to more speculation on whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its September meeting.

Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing, Employment

August 4, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Upgrading Crashworthiness of 2016 F-150

Photos of crash-testing of the crew cab (left) and extended cab models of the 2015 F-150 courtesy of IIHS.

The 2016 Ford F-150 will offer increased driver crash protection from the 2015 model, after the extended-cab model didn't earn the top safety rating in an insurance industry crash test, a spokesman told Automotive Fleet.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Pickup Trucks, 2016-MY, IIHS, Crash Tests

August 4, 2015 - Industry News

N.Y/N.J. Ports Set Record Pace for Cargo Volume

Photo: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Cargo volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey hit a record pace during the first six months of 2015.

Tags: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Ports, Containers, Freight Volume

August 4, 2015 - Industry News

Survey Asks Industry to Rank Top Concerns

The American Transportation Research Institute has launched its 2015 Top Industry Issues Survey, which ranks the trucking industry’s biggest concerns.

Tags: Survey, ATRI, Industry Concerns

August 4, 2015 - Industry News

Freymiller Releases Online Radio Station for Truckers

Image: FreymillerRadio.com

Freymiller Trucking has rolled out Freymiller Radio, a driver appreciation digital radio channel that streams live over the internet for truckers on the road.

Tags: Drivers

August 4, 2015 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Roadrunner Transportation, USA Truck

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. on Tuesday reported increases for both profit and revenue for the second quarter of the year.

Tags: USA Truck, Fleet Earnings, Roadrunner Transportation, Economy

August 4, 2015 - Industry News

Texas Convenience Stores Enlist Ryder Box Trucks

Photo courtesy of Ryder.

The Greater Houston Retailers Cooperative Association has outsourced its fleet operations by signing a full service leasing agreement with Ryder System for 25 medium-duty box trucks, Ryder has announced.

Tags: Ryder, Medium-Duty Trucks, Convenience Stores, Box Trucks, Outsourcing, Full-Service Leasing

August 3, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Uneven, Consumer Spending Strong

The pace of U.S. manufacturing growth, a key indicator affecting trucking, slowed in July from its highest level in five months, according to a survey of the nation’s supply executives.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Consumer Spending, Personal Income

August 3, 2015 - Industry News

Cargo Theft Drops, Average Value Around $189,000

The darkest areas indicate where cargo thefts happen the most. Graphic: FWI

Cargo thefts in the U.S. are on the decline, but the value of each heist is virtually unchanged compared to last year, according to a new second quarter report from the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International.

Tags: Security, Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime

August 3, 2015 - Industry News

TA Kicks Off St. Christopher Relief Fund Campaign

TravelCenters of America has launched its annual campaign to support the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund, which helps truckers suffering from medical-related financial hardship.

Tags: Petro Stopping Centers, TravelCenters of America, St. Christopher Fund, Fundraiser

August 3, 2015 - Industry News

ArcBest Reports $20 Million Profit

With record second-quarter revenue, ArcBest's net income rose to $20 million, or 74 cents per diluted share, from $17.2 million, or 64 cents per diluted share a year earlier.

Tags: Economy, ABF, ArcBest Corp., Fleet Earnings, LTL

July 31, 2015 - Industry News

Did FMCSA Spin Report on HOS Restart?

The day after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration stated its general satisfaction with a Government Accountability Office study of the hours-of-service changes implemented in 2013, the American Trucking Associations slammed the safety agency for “cherry-picking” a few points “in a desperate effort to influence lawmakers.”

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, GAO, 34-Hour Restart

July 31, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Buys Coyote Logistics For $1.8 Billion

UPS announced it's buying Coyote Logistics, a non-asset-based truckload freight brokerage company, giving it a major presence in the U.S. truckload brokerage market.

Tags: UPS, Logistics, Mergers & Acquisitions

July 30, 2015 - Industry News

Senate Approves House’s 3-Month Highway Bill

The Senate passed its massive and contentious long-term highway bill and then approved the three-month extension of federal highway funding passed earlier by the House. The $8 billion patch, which runs out on October 29, has been sent to President Obama, who is expected to sign the bill.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund

July 30, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: GDP Jumps in Second Quarter, First Quarter Revised Upward

The first reading on how well the American economy performed in the second quarter of the year shows it accelerated well ahead of the first quarter pace, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

Tags: Economy, GDP

July 30, 2015 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: YRC Back in the Black, ODFL Profit Up 16%

UPDATED -- The parent to several trucking companies moved from a loss in the second quarter of last year to a profit in the most recent quarter.

Tags: Economy, Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleet Earnings

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

House Passes Short-Term Highway Extension

The House late Wednesday passed a short-term extension to keep federal highway funding going until October 29, right before members left on August recess, leaving the Senate to deal with before the looming Friday deadline.

Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund

July 29, 2015 - Product News

Aljex Offers Integration with 10-4 Systems

Aljex announced integration for its customers with the 10-4 Systems transportation marketplace, exchange and shipping resource .

Tags: Aljex Software, Integration, Load Board

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Saia, Heartland Express, Roadrunner, Con-way, Celadon

Five more trucking companies have reported quarterly earnings – but not all showed gains over a year ago.

Tags: Economy, Con-way Freight, Celadon Group, Roadrunner Transportation, Con-way Truckload, Heartland Express, Saia, Con-way Inc., Fleet Earnings

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

CRST Founder Dies at 91

Herald Smith Photo: CRST

CRST founder Herald “Smitty” Smith Jr. passed away on July 27 at his home in Door County, Wis., at the age of 91.

Tags: Obituary, People, CRST


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