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June 18, 2014 - Industry News

Connecticut Moves to Beef Up State Ports, Maritime Business

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has signed legislation creating the Connecticut Port Authority, which will act as a quasi-public agency to market and coordinate the development of the state’s ports and maritime economy.

Tags: Connecticut, Ports, Port Trucking

June 18, 2014 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Turnpike, Indiana Toll Road Fees Increasing

Photo: Ben Schumin via Wikimedia Commons

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a 5% toll increase for both E-ZPass and cash customers that will take effect on Jan. 4, 2015.

Tags: Tolls, Pennsylvania, Indiana

June 18, 2014 - Industry News

UPS Moving More to Dimensional Pricing

Package delivery giant UPS on Tuesday said beginning December 29, in the United States, dimensional weight will be used to calculate the billable weight of a shipment on all UPS Ground services and UPS Standard to Canada packages.

Tags: UPS, Freight Rates

June 18, 2014 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Costs Higher Than a Year Ago

Compared to the same time last year, truckload linehaul costs in May averaged 5.8% higher, an increase that is consistent with those of 5.7% in April and 6% in March, according to the latest Cass Truckload Linehaul Index.

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

June 18, 2014 - Industry News

FedEx Increases Fiscal Quarterly and Yearly Profits

FedEx has reported its fiscal fourth quarter results showing net income increased to $730 million, or $2.46 per share, compared with $679 million, or $2.13 per share, from the same time a year ago.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, FedEx, FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground

June 18, 2014 - Industry News

Spot Market Van Rates Near Record High

They increased 1.1% during the second week in June compared to the first week, for an average of $2.07 per mile, with it made up of $1.59 per mile for the linehaul charge and 48 cents for the fuel surcharge.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight Rates

June 17, 2014 - Industry News

Christenson Transportation Expands to Ohio

Christenson Transportation, Progressive Transportation's agent carrier, has expanded its arrangement with the Florida East Coast Railway to provide more reliable shipping between the Northeast and Florida, according to the company.

Tags: Intermodal, Fleets, Christenson Transportation

June 17, 2014 - Industry News

Inthinc Appoints President, Eyes Expansion

David Muse has joined inthinc Technology Solutions Inc. as president to oversee operations and strategic expansion. Muse, a leading operations technology executive, will help renew the company's focus on strategic growth.

Tags: Information Technology, inthinc, People

June 17, 2014 - Industry News

Union Pacific Railroad Adds Premium Intermodal Service

Union Pacific has increased the frequency of two intermodal services: Portland-Chicago and Northern California-Chicago. Both are part of Union Pacific's top-tier "premium" intermodal service, with four-day delivery in the morning.

Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Union Pacific

June 17, 2014 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Reflects Broad-Based Gains (With Video)

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1% in May and saw its second largest year-over-year increase in 2014 thus far.

Tags: Economy, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Truck Tonnage Index

June 17, 2014 - Industry News

Logistics Report Predicts ‘Banner Year’

This is going to be a banner year for the logistics industry, says Rosalyn Wilson in the 25th Annual State of Logistics Report. The economy last year was not stellar and business inventories plummeted in the first period this year as a consequence of bad weather, but freight is gaining now, Wilson says in a Tuesday presentation at the National Press Club.

Tags: Economy, Forecast, Freight, Logistics, Penske

June 16, 2014 - Industry News

Celadon Logistics to Manage Commercial Vehicle Group’s Supply Chain

Third-party logistics provider, Celadon Logistics, will provide transportation management services to North American operations of the Commercial Vehicle, a supplier of cab related products and systems for the commercial vehicle market, including the heavy-duty trucks.

Tags: 3PL, Commercial Vehicle Group, Celadon Group, Fleets

June 16, 2014 - Industry News

Truck Cargo Thefts Drop 11% March Through May, Average Loss Jumps

In this rolling quarter FreightWatch recorded a total of 183 thefts in the United States, with 80 thefts in March, 55 in April and 48 in May. The average loss value per incident during the period was $242,010. Compared with the previous quarter, thefts decreased by 11%, while the average loss value increased by 89%. Credit: FreightWatch International

The number of truck cargo theft has declined but the value of each heist has increased dramatically, according to a new report from the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International.

Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch

June 16, 2014 - Industry News

Bruce Stockton Joins Kenan Advantage

In his new role, Stockton will be responsible for the strategic oversight and alignment of KAG’s fleet services to include approximately 6,200 power units and 9,700 trailers. He is also responsible for equipment and parts procurement, building and property acquisition, and general and environmental maintenance.

Tags: Fleets, People, Kenan Advantage Group

June 16, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Industrial Production Rebounds, Homebuilder Optimism Grows

UPDATED -- U.S. industrial production rose 0.6% in May after having declined 0.3% in April, according to a new Federal Reserve report. The decrease in April was previously reported to have been 0.6%.

Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Home Building

June 16, 2014 - Industry News

Precision Drilling Sells Trucking Operation

Precision Drilling has signed an agreement to sell certain assets from its trucking operations to fellow Canada-based Aveda Transportation and Energy Services.

Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions

June 13, 2014 - Industry News

Wait Times to be Reduced at Vancouver, Canada Port

The Canadian government said Thursday it is contributing $3 million to reduce trucker wait times by using new technologies to better link operations across Port Metro Vancouver's four terminals.

Tags: Port Trucking

June 13, 2014 - Industry News

Schneider Bests Industry Average in Truck Cargo Thefts

The trucking company Schneider has reported its seventh consecutive year of declining cargo thefts and a 20% decline in truckload thefts, well ahead of the industry average.

Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Schneider, Cargo Theft

June 13, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Wholesale Prices Fall, Consumer Sentiment Dips

Prices at the wholesale level declined in May for the first time in three months, according to new U.S. Labor Department figures, while a separate report shows consumer sentiment fell slightly but is relatively stable.

Tags: Economy, Wholesale Prices, Consumer Sentiment

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

HDT Looking for Greenest Fleets

Heavy Duty Trucking is looking for fleets that have made a commitment to sustainability, alternative fuels and lowering greenhouse gas emissions for its 2014 Top 50 Green Fleets.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Top 50 Green Fleets, Fuel Efficiency, Sustainability, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

DeFazio Introduces Bill Reforming Road Funding

HR 4848, “The Repeal and Rebuild Act,” is a long-term solution that would create American jobs, fix the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, and finally break the transportation funding impasse that has plagued Congress for years, according to the senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Tags: Legislation, Congress, Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Trust Fund

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

Life After New Century Transportation Closing, Bankruptcy

Truck drivers for New Century Transportation are reportedly interviewing for new jobs at the company’s New Jersey terminal, while other carriers are moving freight left in the fleet’s system and a lawsuit has been filed, following the fleet's closure earlier this week and filing for bankruptcy liquidation.

Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Bankruptcy, Fleets, New Century Transportation

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

Newton Named Arkansas Trucking Association President

She replaces Lane Kidd, who left earlier this year to focus on a public affairs and investment group he founded. Kidd held the post for 22 years.

Tags: Arkansas, People, Trucking Associations

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

C.R. England Opens New 48,000-Square-Foot Terminal in California

Photo by Joanne Tucker

C.R. England, one of the nation’s largest refrigerated carriers, celebrated the opening of a new terminal in Colton, Calif., Wednesday, and announced the addition of 10 new liquified natural gas powered trucks to the company’s Southern California fleets.

Tags: Natural Gas, California, C.R. England, Fleets, LNG

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Increase for Fourth Straight Month

Retail sales in the U.S. increased for the fourth consecutive month during May increasing 0.3% from the month before and 4.3% from the level the same time a year earlier.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales

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