January 27, 2015 - Industry News
Shipments of U.S. manufactured durable goods, those designed to last three years or more, rebounded in December but new orders turned in its worst performance since August, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Durable Goods, Home Sales
January 26, 2015 - Industry News
Former Roadway CEO Michael W. Wickham passed away last Tuesday Jan. 20, at his home in Palm Coast, Fla. Wickham was 67 years old.
Tags: Obituary, ATRI, People, YRC Worldwide
Intermodal rail movements help propel the railroad Norfolk Southern Corp. toward achieving record net income for 2014, according to figures it released on Monday.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Earnings, Norfolk Southern
Freight transportation and logistics provider Celadon Group Inc. on Monday announced its purchase of North Carolina-based carrier Taylor Express.
Tags: Celadon Group, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
January 26, 2015 - Product News
Continental released a free update to its VDO RoadLog ELD software addressing the recent suspension of certain provisions of the 34-hour restart rules.
Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service, Information Technology
New construction starts in December retreated 16% from the month before totaling $568.2 billion, according to construction industry data provider Dodge Data and Analytics, but posted another annual gain.
Tags: Economy, Construction
January 23, 2015 - Industry News
Scott McCandless of McCandless Truck Center was named the 2015 Truck Dealer of the Year Friday during the 52nd Annual American Truck Dealers Convention in San Francisco.
Tags: ATD, Truck Dealer of the Year, Awards, Dealers, Truck Dealers
Trucking and parcel delivery giant UPS on Friday announced it expects fourth quarter 2014 earnings to be lower that earlier forecast.
Tags: UPS, Earnings, Delivery Fleets
January 22, 2015 - Industry News
Grote Industries has hired Michael R. Henderson as its vice president of engineering. Henderson will be responsible for all Grote Engineering and be tasked with implementing the company’s new product development process.
Tags: Leadership, Lighting, Grote, People
The 52nd annual ATD Convention is taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco this week. Awards will be given at the event for the 2015 Truck Dealer of the Year winner on Friday Jan. 23 and the Commercial Truck of the Year on Saturday Jan. 24.
Tags: ATD, Truck Dealer of the Year, Industry Event, ATD Commercial Truck of the Year
Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2015 Kenworth Dealer Council members.The council features leading executives from among the more than 360 Kenworth dealerships in the U.S. and Canada.
Tags: Kenworth, Customer Service, Kenworth Dealer Council
Container volumes at the Port of Los Angeles increased 6% in 2014 over the previous year, marking the third busiest year in the port’s history, just behind 2007 and 2006 levels
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Washington, California, Port of Long Beach, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking, Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma
A day after announcing truck drivers at one FedEx Freight facility voted against representation by the Teamsters union, the company said Thursday another did the same.
Tags: Truck Drivers, Fleets, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx Freight
The parent to Covenant Transport and other trucking companies, Covenant Transportation Group Inc., has reported big jumps in both its fourth quarter and 2014 profits.
Tags: Covenant Transport, Earnings, Covenant Transportation Group
Con-way is launching a series on YouTube called “Women in Trucking” that features the firsthand experiences of two accomplished women truck drivers and their careers in truckload and less-than-truckload driving.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Women in Trucking, Con-way Truckload, Web Series, Fleets
A federal jury earlier this month found that the trucking company Old Dominion Freight Line violated federal disability discrimination law when it denied accommodation to -- and then fired -- a truck driver who self-reported alcohol abuse, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Tags: Truck Drivers, Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Litigation, EEOC
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced on Thursday increases in fourth quarter 2014 and full year net earnings.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, JB Hunt
January 21, 2015 - Industry News
The Teamsters Union has lost another vote in its recent efforts to organize more drivers at FedEx Freight.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Truck Drivers, Fleets, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx Freight
The Blue Water Bridge international crossing in Port Huron, Michigan will be partially closed beginning April 1, likely leading to traffic backups between the U.S. and Canada.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Michigan, Road Construction, Bridges
Zenith Freight Lines LLC is selling the remaining 51% share not owned by Bassett Furniture Industries Inc. to the furniture manufacturer.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
The former CEO of the trucking company USA Dry Van Logistics has pleaded guilty in federal court in Texas to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and six counts of wire fraud.
Tags: FBI, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, People
President Obama used his State of the Union address to repeat his call to reform corporate taxes and spend some of the proceeds on a long-term highway bill.
Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, President Obama, ATA
The U.S. housing market showed its best signs of recovery last year, well above 2013’s level, according to a new Commerce Department report.
Tags: Economy, Housing Starts
Rates on the spot market continue moving lower while truckload capacity jumped, the first indication of a more typical slow, winter freight season, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
January 20, 2015 - Industry News
CCC Parts Company has completed the purchase of TOR Truck Corporation, a wholesale distribution company specializing in providing drivetrain solutions and components. CCC Parts Company is a wholesale distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer products.
Tags: CCC, Distributors, Mergers & Acquisitions, Parts and Service
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