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February 9, 2015 - Industry News

ACS Advertising is Sold and Renamed

ACS Advertising is one of three properties purchased from Pegasus TransTech by industry executives Kelley Walkup and Joanne Hazelwood. The company was renamed Conversion Interactive Agency.

Tags: Advertising, Pegasus TransTech, Marketing

February 9, 2015 - Industry News

About 100 California Port Truckers Approve New Labor Contract

After only three days of bargaining, about 100 port truck drivers employed by the trucking company Shippers Transport Express, who were reclassified as employees the first of the year and later voted to be represented by the Teamsters Union, approved a collective bargaining agreement on Sunday.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Truck Drivers, California, Port of Long Beach, Teamsters, Port Trucking, Labor Unions

February 9, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Offers Financing Discount for Veterans

This Volvo VNL 670 is adorned with graphics saluting all military service members. Photo courtesy of Volvo

Volvo Trucks is offering veterans a discount off of approved finance rates for new highway or vocational trucks obtained through a Volvo Trucks dealer.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Vehicle Financing, Veterans

February 9, 2015 - Industry News

Southeastern To Open 4 New Service Centers

Southeastern Freight Lines is expanding its regional LTL business, opening four new services centers in Kentucky and Ohio in response to growing customer need.

Tags: Southeastern Freight Lines, LTL, Freight, Expansion

February 9, 2015 - Industry News

Penske Appoints Head of Renamed Dealership Business

Richard Shearing, President of Penske Commercial Vehicles. Photo courtesy of Penske

Penske Automotive Group appointed industry veteran Richard Shearing as the president of its commercial vehicle dealership business.

Tags: Penske, Dealership, People, Daimler Trucks North America

February 6, 2015 - Industry News

Hub Group Profits Move Slightly Lower

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Hub Group Inc. did something few other large publicly traded trucking operations have done in announcing earnings: It reported a slight decline in profits.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Hub Group

February 6, 2015 - Industry News

Echo Global Logistics Makes Purchase, Increases Profit Almost 70%

Echo Global Logistics Makes Purchase, Increases Profit Almost 70%

Tags: 3PL, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Echo Global Logistics

February 6, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Drivers Ticketed 10 Times Less for Speeding

Law enforcement officers ticketed non commercial drivers ten times more often than truckers during Operation Safe Driver mobilization week from Oct. 19-25.

Tags: FMCSA, Traffic Violations, Vehicle Inspection, Driver Behavior, CVSA, Speeding

February 6, 2015 - Industry News

Report: Trucking Contributes Little to Overall January Employment Gain

According to the U.S. Labor Department, 257,000 jobs were added last month, while total jobs gains in December were revised upward to 329,000 from 252,000.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide Moves to Bigger 4th Quarter Profit

Photo via YRC.

The parent to several trucking companies, including YRC Freight, released earnings Thursday showing an improvement in the fourth quarter, but the company was still in the red for all of last year.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, YRC Worldwide

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

Teamsters Cancel Organizing Vote at Con-way Freight’s Orlando Terminal

The Teamsters Union on Thursday withdrew its petition for a representation election of truck drivers just hours before it was to happen at Con-Way Freight’s Orlando, Florida terminal.

Tags: Con-way Freight, Truck Drivers, Teamsters, Con-way Inc., Labor Unions

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

VTTI Tasked with HOS Restart Study

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is heading the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s study of the 34-hour restart provision of the Hours of Service rule for truck drivers.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, HOS, 34-Hour Restart

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

Two More Admit Guilt in CDL Test-Taking Scheme

Two more people have pleaded guilty to charges in a widespread fraudulent Commercial Driver's License test-taking scheme in New York State, following a joint federal and state investigation.

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

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

New U.S. Canadian Bridge Moves Another Step Closer to Construction

Photo via PartnershipBorderStudy.com

The U.S. and Canada have reportedly worked out a deal to clear the last hurdle so work can begin on building a new bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Michigan

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

Former Arrow Trucking CEO Admits to Charges, Sentencing in May

The one-time head of the defunct Arrow Trucking has pleaded guilty to charges of tax fraud and faces many years in prison.

Tags: Arrow Trucking, Oklahoma, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, People

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

Old Dominion Freight Line Increases Quarterly, Yearly Profits

The less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight line has reported net income for the final quarter of 2014 rose 48.2% to $69.9 million from $47.2 million a year earlier.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Earnings

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

Forward Air Purchases Fellow Ground Expedite Provider CLP Towne

Forward Air Corp. has announced its Forward Air Inc. business has reached an agreement to purchase the trucking services provider CLP Towne Inc.

Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Forward Air

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

Intermodal Rail Traffic Sets January Record

Photo: Jim Park

The Association of American Railroads reports for the first month of 2015 the number of intermodal containers and trailers moved by U.S. railroads averaged 251,267 units per week, the highest weekly average for January in rail industry history.

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

Con-way 4th Quarter Profit Leaps

Michigan-based trucking and logistics provider Con-way Inc. on Wednesday reported its fourth quarter 2014 profit was more than twice what it was a year earlier.

Tags: Con-way Freight, Fleets, Earnings, Con-way Truckload, Con-way Inc.

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

Roadrunner Transportation Sees Slight Upturn in 4th Quarter Profit

The asset-light freight transportation and logistics provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. reported a 10.4% increase in its fourth quarter 2014 net income compared to the same time a year earlier.

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Names 2015 Truck Fleet Innovators

The editors of Heavy Duty Trucking have announced the 2015 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, four fleet executives being recognized for their leadership and forward thinking.

Tags: Information Technology, Natural Gas Vehicles, Tankers, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, Driver Retention, Lightweighting, Vocational Trucks

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

A. Duie Pyle Opens N.J. Logistics Center

The Westampton Logistics Center. Photo via A.Duie Pyle Facebook.

A. Duie Pyle opened a logistics center featuring all of the company's services under one roof. It is located in Westampton, N.J., 25 miles to the northeast of Philadelphia.

Tags: LTL, Logistics, Truckload, A. Duie Pyle

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

Fords Adds 1,550 Jobs to Support F-150 Production

Photo of F-150 production courtesy of Ford.

Ford is adding 1,550 jobs to four production facilities to meet the growing demand for the 2015 F-150 pickup, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Assembly Plant, Ford, Vehicle Production

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Profit Increases 21.5%

The third party logistics provider C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. reported on Tuesday a 21.5% increase in net income for the final quarter of last year while it improved 8.1% for all of 2014.

Tags: 3PL, Fleets, Earnings, C.H. Robinson

February 4, 2015 - Product News

Aljex Integrates Software with Freight Pricing Platform

Aljex Software is partnering with Logistical Labs to integrate Aljex’s operations software with the Logistical Labs LoadDex platform.

Tags: 3PL, Freight, Aljex Software, Freight Rates

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