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April 18, 2014 - Industry News

Canada Expanding Two Border Crossing Facilities

The Canadian government is planning a multi-million dollar upgrade for the Aldergrove border crossing, which includes an expansion with a dedicated Nexus lane to speed up border crossings.

April 18, 2014 - Industry News

Trucking Company Faces Nearly $1 Million In Fines Over Oilfield Waste Dumping

A Wyoming-based trucking company is facing possible fines of more than $1 million for illegally dumping saltwater on a road, while criminal charges have been filed against the driver.

Tags: Drivers, Regulations, North Dakota, Fleets, Crime, Wyoming

April 18, 2014 - Industry News

Kenan Transport Settles EEOC Lawsuit over Pregnancy Discrimination

The tanker trucking company Kenan Transport will pay $27,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced Thursday.

Tags: Fleets, Litigation, EEOC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Kenan Advantage Group

April 18, 2014 - Industry News

Arkansas Routes Get New I-49 Designation

Sections of Interstate 540 and Highway 71 in northwest Arkansas will be receiving a new Interstate highway designation soon, according to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.

Tags: Arkansas, Highways, I-49, interstate, Interstate 49

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

IPD's Jack Lorimer Retires After 44 Years

Long time automotive aftermarket and heavy-duty industry executive, John. F. Lorimer retired on April 1, after 44 years in the industry.

Tags: People, IPD

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Hub Group First Quarter Income Falls Nearly a Quarter

The trucking operation Hub Group has reported a 22% drop in first quarter income compared to the same time last year while revenue increased 10%.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Hub Group

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Merger Creates Fourth Largest Container Shipping Company

Michael Behrendt, Chairman of the Executive Board of Hapag-Lloyd (left), and Oscar Hasbún, CEO of CSAV, today at Ballin House (Hapag-Lloyd headquarters) in Hamburg after the signing.

Container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd AG and Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores, also known as CSAV, have signed a binding contract on merging CSAV’s entire container business with Hapag-Lloyd.

Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Mergers & Acquisitions, Port Trucking

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Missouri Launches Next Phase of Freight Plan

The Missouri Department of Transportation has launched the next phase of the Missouri Freight Plan to engage business and local leaders, along with freight and industry stakeholders, in a discussion regarding funding of Missouri's freight infrastructure.

Tags: Infrastructure, Missouri Department of Transportation, Missouri, Highways, Freight

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Price Indices Hit New Highs

Truckload linehaul rates spiked in March, with the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index surpassing the 120 mark, showing a 6% year-over-year increase.

Tags: Economy, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates, Freight

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Another Sentence in Long-Running Moving Scheme Investigation

An operations manager for California household good mover has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for participating in a “low ball estimate” scheme, as part of a more than 10-year federal investigation.

Tags: FMCSA, Florida, California, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, Household Goods Movers

April 16, 2014 - Industry News

DOT Secretary Bus Tour Rolls for Transportation Funding

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx speaks to an audience in Birmingham, Ala. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Anthony Foxx is on the road this week emphasizing the importance of infrastructure funding, with the Obama Administration concerned about the ability to pass a new long-term highway funding authorization before two key deadlines.

Tags: Congress, Infrastructure, Highway Funding, Highways, Anthony Foxx, U.S. Congress, President Obama, Highway Trust Fund, Alabama

April 16, 2014 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Rates Retreat Yet Still Healthy

Following several weeks of increases spot market freight rates and the number of loads available have fallen over the past week, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

April 16, 2014 - Industry News

Woman Sentenced in Double Brokering Freight Scam

A federal court has sentenced a Georgia woman after pleading guilty late last year in a double brokering scheme.

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

April 16, 2014 - Industry News

Carrier Sues Illinois Over Rolling Stock Tax Exemption

A trucking company has filed a lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Revenue over it disallowing the states rolling stock sales tax exemption on one of its pieces of equipment.

Tags: Taxes, Illinois, Fleets, Litigation

April 16, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: New Home Starts Mixed, Industrial Production Up

The number of new home starts in the U.S. picked up slightly in March but is below the pace from a year earlier, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report.

Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Home Starts

April 16, 2014 - Industry News

Three Major LTLs Commit to uShip

Online freight marketplace uShip has announced three top national less-than-truckload carriers have committed to uShip’s shipper-direct LTL spot rate marketplace.

Tags: Con-way Freight, Information Technology, Old Dominion Freight Line, LTL, uShip, Fleets, YRC Freight

April 15, 2014 - Industry News

Marten Transport Profit Falls 26%

Marten Transport on Tuesday reported net income of $5.3 million, or 16 cents per diluted share, in the first quarter of the year, compared with $7.2 million, or 22 cents per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2013.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Marten Transport

April 15, 2014 - Industry News

Light Blinking Red for Highway Trust Fund

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The Highway Trust Fund is likely to run into the red by September, according to the latest update from the Department of Transportation. In its most recent monthly status report, DOT shows the fund’s cash balance dipping below zero in late August or the first week of September.

Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, MAP-21

April 15, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Owner Gets Light Sentence Over Bribing FMCSA Inspector

The owner of a Massachusetts trucking company got far less than the maximum penalty for attempting to bribe a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration official.

Tags: FMCSA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, Safety & Compliance

April 15, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Inflation in Check, Homebuilder Confidence Rises

A new report shows inflation remains in check with consumer prices increasing 0.2% in March, following a 0.1% gain in February, according to the U.S. Labor Department.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices, Home Building

April 14, 2014 - Industry News

ODFL Increasing Rates Next Month by 4.3%

Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line will increase its base rates by an average of 4.3% effective May 1.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Freight Rates

April 14, 2014 - Industry News

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Appoints New President

John Boynton

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, part of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, announced that John Boynton, currently vice president, sales, BCS, has been promoted to the position of president, BCS, effective immediately.

Tags: People, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions

April 14, 2014 - Industry News

Interconnected Trucking on the Horizon

Connectivity continues making gains in and in the not too distant future every person, device and piece of equipment in trucking operation will be connected.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Carrier Logistics, Fleets, Information Technology, FedEx, Pitt Ohio Express

April 14, 2014 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt First Quarter Profit Falls Slightly

Multi-mode freight transportation provider J.B. Hunt Transport Services on Monday reported first quarter 2014 net earnings of $68.7 million, or diluted earnings per share of 58 cents, compared to first quarter 2013 net earnings of $73.3 million, or 61 cents per diluted share.

Tags: J.B. Hunt, Fleets, Earnings

April 14, 2014 - Industry News

Transportation Lawmaker Petri Leaving Congress This Year

Tom Petri, R-Wisc.

Veteran transportation legislator Tom Petri, R-Wisc., will not run for reelection this fall. Rep. Petri is scheduled to make the announcement Monday afternoon at a town hall meeting in Neenah, Wisc.

Tags: House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, Congress, Wisconsin

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