February 9, 2015 - Industry News
Peterbilt gave out several awards to affiliated dealers at the company’s annual Dealer Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz. The two-day business meeting also included presentations and sessions covering industry topics.
Tags: Peterbilt, Dealership, Awards, Dealers, Parts and Service, Annual Meeting
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
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
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
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
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 Inc. did something few other large publicly traded trucking operations have done in announcing earnings: It reported a slight decline in profits.
Tags: Earnings, Hub Group
Echo Global Logistics Makes Purchase, Increases Profit Almost 70%
Tags: 3PL, Mergers & Acquisitions, Echo Global Logistics
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
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
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: Earnings, YRC Worldwide
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
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
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
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
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, People
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, Earnings
Forward Air Corp. has announced its Forward Air Inc. business has reached an agreement to purchase the trucking services provider CLP Towne Inc.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Forward Air
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
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, Earnings, Con-way Truckload, Con-way Inc.
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.
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
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
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
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