February 4, 2015 - Industry News
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
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, Earnings, C.H. Robinson
February 4, 2015 - Product News
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
Net income was $19.1 million, or 27 cents per diluted share on net sales of $527 million, a quarterly record for the third consecutive quarter...
Tags: Trailers, Earnings, Wabash National
Private sector employment increased by 213,000 jobs in the U.S. in January from December, according to the ADP National Employment Report released on Wednesday,
The less-than-truckload services provider Saia Inc. has purchased LinkEx Inc. an asset-light, third-party logistics provider based in Dallas, Texas.
Tags: 3PL, Mergers & Acquisitions, Saia
Spot market freight rates and activity remained stuck in a seasonal lull during the final week of January, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
The parent company to trucking operations ABF Freight, Panther Premium Logistics and others reported profit increased 41% in the final quarter of 2014 while it nearly tripled for all of last year.
Tags: Earnings, ABF, ArcBest Corp.
February 3, 2015 - Industry News
A “Budget Highlights” document issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation details how the $478 billion apportioned for spending on surface-transportation infrastructure over the next six years would be put to work.
Tags: Budget, Highway Funding, U.S. Congress, President Obama
Michael Jackson is retiring as general manager of Western Star Truck Sales after 10 years with Daimler Trucks North America. He is being succeeded by Kelley Platt.
Tags: Retirement, Leadership, Western Star, People, Daimler Trucks North America
The trucking company Heartland Express Inc. on Tuesday announced fourth quarter 2014 earnings showing net income increased 36% from the same time in 2013 totaling $21.5 million.
Tags: Earnings, Heartland Express
A full report on activity at U.S. factories in December shows drops in both shipments and new orders, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Factory Orders, Factory Shipments
Michael J. Riley is retiring from his post as the president of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut after 29 years.
Tags: Retirement, Connecticut, People, State Legislation, Trucking Associations
Depending on how you look at it, parcel and trucking giant UPS either saw its fourth quarter profit fall a little or a lot compared to a year earlier, thanks to expenses incurred avoiding the previous year's holiday delivery delays.
Tags: UPS, Earnings, UPS Freight
February 2, 2015 - Industry News
President Obama has proposed $478 billion in spending on transportation infrastructure over the next six years in his $4 trillion budget proposal.
Tags: Highway Funding, President Obama, U.S. Congress
Annual cargo volumes handled at the Port of New York and New Jersey set a new record in 2014, surpassing the previous record set in 2012.
Tags: Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking, Port of New York and New Jersey
Consumer spending during December posted its biggest drop since September 2009, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report on Monday.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Consumer Spending, Construction Spending
Replacing Green Fleet Conference & Expo traditionally held in October, the first annual Fleet Technology Expo is for all fleet types looking for ways to improve operational efficiencies.
Tags: Bobit Business Media, Green Fleet Conference, Fleet Technology Expo, Events, Fleet Events
January 30, 2015 - Industry News
Seven U.S. port truck drivers last week won what a Teamsters Union-backed group called a “historic precedent-setting victory” against one trucking company, when they were awarded more than $2 million in a court challenge over claims of wage theft in the form of unlawful payroll deductions and expenses.
Tags: Truck Drivers, California, Ports, Teamsters, Litigation, Port Trucking
Cardinal Logistics Management Corp. has announced the appointment of Tom White as executive chairman of Cardinal and its parent company, Cardinal Logistics Holdings LLC.
Tags: People, Cardinal Logistics
FedEx Corp. announced on Friday it completed the acquisition of Genco Distribution System Inc., one of the largest third-party logistics providers in North America.
Tags: 3PL, Mergers & Acquisitions
The Truckload Carriers Association and the driver training company CarriersEdge have selected 20 trucking companies from across North America as top fleets in the Best Fleets to Drive For competition.
Tags: Truck Drivers, Competition, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, CarriersEdge, Truckload Carriers Association
The less-than-truckload and logistics services provider Saia Inc. on Friday reported a significant hike in its fourth quarter net income, totaling $13.6 million compared to $8.1 million a year earlier.
Tags: Earnings, Saia
The American Trucking Associations has promoted four to new positions, including a new senior vice president of legislative affairs and vice president of highway policy.
Tags: American Trucking Associations, Associations, People
A first look at one of the widest measures of the U.S. economy shows activity cooled in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Sentiment
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