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November 17, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Industrial Production Falls Despite Increased Manufacturing

UPDATED -- Industrial production in the U.S. edged down 0.1% in October after having advanced 0.8% in September, according to new figures from the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Tags: Economy, Industrial Production

November 17, 2014 - Industry News

Covenant Expects Higher Earnings, Plans Stock Offering

The parent of trucking companies Covenant Transport and others said it expects big improvement when its fourth quarter earnings are released and plans a public stock offering.

Tags: Covenant Transport, Fleets, Earnings, Covenant Transportation Group

November 14, 2014 - Industry News

PeopleNet and ALK Track the Capitol Christmas Tree

The Capitol Christmas Tree Tracker: via PeopleNet and ALK

PeopleNet and sister company ALK are making it possible this year to track the Capitol Christmas Tree in real time on its 2,000 mile journey to Washington D.C.

Tags: ALK Technologies, PeopleNet, Capitol Christmas Tree, Asset Tracking

November 14, 2014 - Industry News

Portion of I-49 Completed in Arkansas, Louisiana

The final segment of a new Interstate has been completed connecting the cities of Texarkana, Ark., and Shreveport, La. The 10 mile segment of road will be designated as Interstate 49 replacing what was Highway 549 in Arkansas.

Tags: Department of Transportation, Arkansas, Louisiana, Road Construction, Interstate 49

November 14, 2014 - Industry News

Three Plead Guilty in Separate Household Goods Moving Cases

Two men pleaded guilty to charges on Nov. 10 in federal court in Philadelphia for conspiracy to commit extortion and aiding and abetting for their role in a household goods moving scheme.

Tags: FMCSA, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Household Goods Movers, DOT Inspector General

November 14, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Rebound, Consumer Sentiment Upbeat

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Retail sales in the U.S. rebounded in October due to broad-based gains, as consumers get ready to head into the Christmas shopping season, according to a U.S. Commerce Department report.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Consumer Sentiment

November 14, 2014 - Industry News

UPS Outlines Financial Goals for 2015 and Beyond

The trucking, parcel and logistics service provider expects earnings per share to increase next year by 10% to 15% from 2014 to between $5.45 to $5.70.

Tags: UPS, Fleets, Earnings

November 14, 2014 - Industry News

Oregon Trucking Associations President Steps Down

Debra Dunn: Photo via Synergy Resources Group

In the interim, Bob Russell, former legislative affairs director, who retired at the end of October, has stepped in to serve as interim president until a replacement can be found.

Tags: Associations, People, Oregon Trucking Association

November 13, 2014 - Industry News

TCA, TMAF Partner On Trucking Image Campaign

The Capitol Christmas Tree being loaded onto a trailer. Photo via Kenworth.

The Truckload Carriers Association is partnering with Trucking Moves America Forward to bolster an industry wide campaign to promote trucking. The TCA will be donating $25,000 each year for five years to the cause.

Tags: TCA, Wreaths Across America, Capitol Christmas Tree, Trucking Moves America Forward, Image, Truckload Carriers Association

November 13, 2014 - Industry News

Con-Way Freight New Hampshire Workers Vote Against Teamsters

The latest attempt by the Teamsters Union to organize workers at the trucking company Con-way Freight has failed by a 2 to 1 margin.

November 13, 2014 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Index Hits Record High

Freight Transportation Services Index, September 2009 - September 2014. Graphic: U.S. DOT

A measure of how much freight is moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry hit a record high in September with a 0.3% increase from the month before, according to a new U.S. Transportation Department report.

Tags: Economy, Freight Index

November 13, 2014 - Industry News

Container Shipper Horizon Exiting the Business in Separate Deals

Photo: Horizon Lines

Together the deals are estimated to cost around $600 million and expected to close next year, following regulatory approval.

Tags: Ports, Port Trucking

November 13, 2014 - Industry News

DAT Freight Index Remains Higher Versus a Year Ago

Spot market freight availability remained strong in October, continuing a 15-month streak of record demand for truckload services, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 13, 2014 - Industry News

Newark FedEx Freight Drivers Reject Teamsters

An effort by the Teamsters Union to organize drivers at the FedEx Freight terminal in Newark, New Jersey was rejected in a Wednesday vote.

Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Fleets, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Heads Higher

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index. Graphic: FTR

The Trucking Conditions Index from the freight transportation forecasting firm FTR registered 9.07 for September, according to a just released report.

Tags: Economy, Research, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

Choice Logistics Names Its New COO

James Adams, Newly Appointed COO of Choice Logistics.

Choice Logistics has named Senior Vice President James Adams to the newly created company position of chief operating officer.

Tags: Fleets, People, Choice Logistics

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

Spot Market Reefer, Van Rates Improve

Graphic: DAT

Spot freight rates are gathering some momentum following a recent lull, according to new figures released from the freight matching service provider DAT.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

Class 4 to Grow 3 Percent In 2014

Photo of NPR-XD courtesy of Isuzu.

The Class 4 truck market now dominated by low-cab forward trucks used primarily for urban delivery and landscaping jobs should grow 3 percent in 2014 and reach about 12,000 new vehicles registered for commercial use, ACT Research told Work Truck magazine.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Forecast, Cabovers, Class 4, Truck Registrations

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Risk Advisors Renamed Omnitracs Analytics, New VP Named

According to the company the new business name “more accurately describes the business unit's core mission of developing a broad set of analytics offerings, clearly positioning the business as an essential component of Omnitracs' enterprise-wide suite of solutions for transportation and logistics.”

Tags: Information Technology, People, Omnitracs

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

Wabash National Holds Military Appreciation Event

Wabash National held its third annual event for active military and veterans within the company’s workforce to honor their service to the country. Over 300 Wabash National associates were recognized.

Tags: Veterans, Veterans Day, Wabash National, Military Friendly Employer, Military Support

November 11, 2014 - Product News

PreClear Bypass Service Available in North Carolina

Drivewyze announced that its PreClear bypass service was added in North Carolina making it the 30th state offering the mobile weigh station bypass service.

Tags: Information Technology, North Carolina, Drivewyze, Drivewyze PreClear, Weigh Stations

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Teams Up with Cell Phones For Soldiers

Con-way Freight teamed up with the Cell Phones For Soldiers non-profit organization to help soldiers stay connected with their families.

Tags: Con-way Freight, Charity, Cell Phones, Donation, Veterans Day, Military Support

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

New Intermodal Service for Pacific Northwest to Midwest/East Coast

Infinity Transportation this week said it is launching a new expedited refrigerated domestic intermodal container service operating from the Pacific Northwest to the Midwest and East Coast due to capacity constraints with refrigerated trucking service.

Tags: Intermodal

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

ODFL Announces $200 Million Stock Buyback

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has approved a stock repurchase program authorizing the North Carolina-based trucking company to repurchase up to $200 million of its outstanding common stock.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

First Aluminum F-150 Rolls off Assembly Line

Photo of F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford has built its first aluminum-body 2015 F-150 pickup truck, and production of the vehicle is now underway at the 100-year-old Ford Rouge Center in Dearborn, Mich., an event marked by the appearance of Bill Ford and other dignitaries.

Tags: Ford F-150, Light-Duty Trucks, Assembly Plant, Aluminum, 2015-MY, Quarter-Ton Pickups

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