May 7, 2014 - Industry News
Online sellers facing the daunting task of shipping oversized and palletized shipments now have a new option due to a new partnership between online freight marketplace uShip and the web-based e-commerce shipping service ShipStation.
Tags: LTL, uShip, Fleets
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company announced the launch of its 2014 Legacy Museum Trailer Tour in North America.
Tags: Utility Trailer Manufacturing
Freight rates on the spot market gained little ground or fell over the past week, according to new numbers from the freight matching service providers DAT, but they gained significantly last month compared to a year earlier.
Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight Rates
Baldwin Filters recently announced the promotion of Theresa Yaw to director of marketing.
Tags: People, Baldwin Filters
May 6, 2014 - Industry News
As chief of legislative affairs, Spear will be responsible for advancing ATA’s policy priorities in Congress including infrastructure funding, hours-of-service and safety issues.
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, People
The American Moving & Storage Association has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the National Network of Business and Industry Associations to create an online clearinghouse to help members recruit and retain new and existing van drivers, and to promote the careers in the moving industry to prospective workers.
Tags: Driver Shortage, AMSA, American Moving & Storage Association
Performance Truck has opened a new full-service Kenworth location with six service bays on U.S. Highway 59 in Victoria, Texas.
Tags: Kenworth, Aftermarket, Performance Truck
A measure of the health of the trucking industry has increased slightly, reflecting extremely tight capacity in the truckload sector, according to newly released numbers from the freight forecasting firm FTR
Tags: FTR, FTR Trucking Index
May 5, 2014 - Industry News
Members of the National Tank Truck Carriers have elected Dean Kaplan as the organization’s new chairman at the association’s recent annual meeting in Las Vegas on April 28.
Tags: National Tank Truck Carriers, Fleets, People, NTTC
The acquisition folds LTG, including its third-party logistics model and its online, less-than-truckload services for the retail store openings, mining, high-tech plant movement, gas and oil, and the energy industry into Roar's operations.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Roar Logistics
Most company tanker drivers will earn an additional 8% to 10% per mile, both loaded and unloaded, for an average increase of $4,000 per year.
Tags: Fleets, Schneider, Tankers, Schneider National, Driver Pay
Total intermodal freight volumes rose 2.6% above the previous year in the first quarter of 2014, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America, despite extreme weather conditions depressing economic activity across much of the continent.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Freight, IANA
Economic activity in the nation’s non-manufacturing sector grew in April for the 51st consecutive month, hitting its highest level since last August, according to the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing Report On Business.
Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing
The parent to trucking companies Quality Carriers and Boasso America saw its first quarter income drop by 66%.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Quality Distribution
The hike by three percentage points will be effective June 2, while FedEx Ground will begin applying dimensional weight pricing to all shipments, effective January 1, 2015.
Tags: Fleets, FedEx, FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, Fuel Surcharge
May 2, 2014 - Industry News
April North America Classes 5-7 net orders are expected at 17,800 units and Class 8 net orders are expected at 24,400 units, when actual data are released mid-month.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research
Ed Shea, a retired publisher of Owner Operator and The Specialist magazines, passed away April 28 after a period of declining health. He was 91. He was a founding member of what is now the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: People, Obituary, TMC
Prime Trailer Leasing, a provider for the rental and leasing of semi trailers, announced it has purchased OnRamp Trailer Services from CR England.
Tags: Trailers, Prime Trailer, CR England, OnRamp Trailer
NFI announced the grand opening of its Distribution Center in Kutztown, Pennsylvannia. This 1,000,000 square foot facility expands the footprint of NFI in the Lehigh Valley and will serve as the distribution center for 40% of the global volume of Ocean Spray.
Tags: NFI, Expansion
A Teamsters Union proposal that it says addresses trucking company Swift Transportation’s “dual class stock structure” is getting a boost from the country’s largest proxy voting advisory firm.
Tags: Fleets, Teamsters, Swift Transportation, Central Refrigerated Transportation, Labor Unions
UPDATED -- Numbers released Friday by the U.S. Labor Department show 288,000 jobs were added, the most since January 2012, with the unemployment rate falling to 6.3% from 6.7% in March.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment, Factory Shipments, Factory Orders, Auto Sales
May 1, 2014 - Industry News
A national coalition of transportation companies formed three years ago to advance trucking fleet safety initiatives announced it supports major components within President Obama’s four-year $302 billion transportation plan released this week, however, there is one area in which it disagrees.
Tags: Congress, Fuel Tax, Highway Funding, Diesel Tax, President Obama, The Trucking Alliance
The Arizona-based company reported net income of $12.3 million, or nine cents per diluted share, compared to first quarter 2013 profit of $30.3 million, or 21 cents per diluted share.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Swift Transportation
The Canadian owner of various trucking operations has announced one of its leaders will soon be leaving.
Tags: Fleets, People, Mullen Trucking
Trucking company parent Con-way Inc. has reported 2014 first quarter net income of $12.9 million, or 22 cents per diluted share, compared to first quarter 2013 net income of $14 million, or 25 cents per diluted share, a 7.9% decline.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Fleets, Earnings, Con-way Truckload, Con-way Inc.
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