January 22, 2015 - Industry News
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
Washington-based Radiant Logistics Inc. announced on Tuesday it has agreed to acquire Wheels Group Inc., one of the largest non-asset based third party logistics providers based in Canada.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, 3PL, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
Volvo Trucks reached a market share of 15.3% of the Canadian heavy-duty retail market, a record for the manufacturer. It also saw an all-time high market share in combined U.S. and Canadian sales.
Tags: Canada, Volvo Trucks, Truck Sales
Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes declined just one point to 57, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index released Tuesday.
Tags: Economy, Home Building
A section of an old overpass collapsed Monday evening along southbound Interstate 75 in Ohio, closing a part of the route for potentially several days.
Tags: Accidents, Ohio, I-75, Interstate 75
January 19, 2015 - Industry News
Werner Enterprises announced that it has hired more than 5,100 veterans in the last three years, surpassing a pledge it made in 2012 to hire 1,000 veterans per year for the next five years.
Tags: Truck Drivers, Veterans, Werner Enterprises, Hiring Veterans
January 16, 2015 - Industry News
Guilty pleas from three people have been secured by prosecutors in two related cases in connection with commercial driver’s license test taking schemes in New York.
Tags: New York, CDL, New York City, Commercial Driver's License, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud
GenNext has voted and approved the appointment of three new directors and one new senior advisor to the company’s board of directors.
Tags: Leadership, People, Fleet Executives, GenNext
Consumer prices fell 0.4% in December from the month before, according to new U.S. Labor Department report, the biggest decline in six years.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Consumer Prices, Consumer Sentiment
Missouri transportation officials have warned the state is short on cash when it comes to paying for road and bridge projects and that will result in some having to be put off while bridges may see reduced weight limits to being outright closed.
Tags: Missouri, Highway Funding, Highways, Road Construction, Bridges
January 15, 2015 - Industry News
C.R. England made the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America list. The award recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces.
Tags: Awards, C.R. England, Employee Morale
It is up to a federal court as to whether to approve the deal following a consent decree that has been in place since March 1989.
Tags: Teamsters, Litigation, Labor Unions
A new report shows freight shipments and expenditures in shipping fell in the final month of 2014 but posted gains for the entire year.
Tags: Economy, Research, Cass Freight Index
Third-party logistics provider Kane Is Able, Inc. has announced Michael J. Gardner its new president and CEO, effective earlier this week.
Tags: Fleets, People
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