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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, 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

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

Wabash National Sees 4th Quarter Net Income Nearly Double

Photo: Wabash National

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

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Employers Add More Jobs in January, Service Sector Expands

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,

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

Saia Purchases Texas Third-Party Logistics Provider

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

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Market Rates Continue Drifting Down

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

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

ABF Freight Parent’s Annual Profit Nearly Triples

Photo: Evan Lockridge

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

Analyzing President Obama’s Highway Plan

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

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

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Western Star Names New General Manager

Kelley Platt is succeeding Michael Jackson as the Western Star general manager. Photo courtesy of DTNA

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

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Heartland Fourth Quarter Profit Jumps 36%, Reports Record Annual Revenue

Photo: Evan Lockridge

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

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Shipments, New Orders Drop

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

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Connecticut Motor Transport Association Head to Retire

Michael J. Riley. Photo via MTAC

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

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Fourth Quarter Profit Falls

Photo: UPS

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

Obama Ups the Ante on Highway Spending

Will the President's budget force real conversation on the state of the nation's roads and bridges? Photo by Deborah Lockridge

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

February 2, 2015 - Industry News

Port of New York and New Jersey Handles Record Cargo Volume

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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

February 2, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Spending, Manufacturing Drop; Construction Rises

Photo: Revisorweb via Wikimedia Commons

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

February 2, 2015 - Industry News

All-New Fleet Technology Expo Set for August

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

Court Awards Seven Truckers $2 Million Over Wrongful Classification Claims

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

January 30, 2015 - Industry News

Cardinal Logistics Management New Executive Chairman

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

January 30, 2015 - Industry News

FedEx Completes Genco Purchase

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

January 30, 2015 - Industry News

Carriers Named in 'Best Fleets to Drive For' Competition

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

January 30, 2015 - Industry News

Saia Posts Significant Increase in Fourth Quarter Profit

Photo: Saia

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

January 30, 2015 - Industry News

American Trucking Associations Announces Promotions

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

January 30, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: GDP Growth Slows, Consumer Sentiment Best in 11 Years

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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