October 21, 2014 - Industry News
Called the Sunshine Gateway service, this ship to rail transfer allows the port to handle additional volumes and ensures that shipments move more quickly with the potential to reach 70% of the United States population in four days or less
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Ports, PortMiami
The latest housing starts figures show the housing market continues to move in the right direction, finally recapturing 2013 levels after a weak start to the year.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales
An annual survey of fleet representatives found that the driver shortage and improving fuel efficiency are among the key issues for heavy-duty fleets. The findings were published in the CK Commercial Vehicle Research 2014 Annual Fleet Study.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Driver Shortage, Fleet Survey, CKCVR
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration clarified its rule for tank carriers providing service in a home heating emergency.
Tags: FMCSA, Tankers, Hours of Service
They will increase an average of 4.9% for UPS Freight along with the company’s ground, air and international operations for shipments within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
Tags: UPS, Fleets, UPS Freight, Freight Rates, FedEx, FedEx Freight
According to Werner, freight market dynamics began showing year-over-year improvement for the company in mid-November 2013, and that trend has continued for the last eleven months, including the first three weeks of October.
Tags: Werner Enterprises, Fleets, Earnings
October 20, 2014 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations named 32 professional truck drivers as finalists for the 2015 America’s Road Team captains. America’s Road Team is a group of drivers with good safety records picked to represent the trucking industry.
Tags: Driver Safety, ATA, America's Road Team
The American Transportation Research Institute named Judy McReynolds as its new chairman of the board, succeeding Steve Williams, CEO of Maverick Transportation.
Tags: ATRI, People, ArcBest Corp., Fleets
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. announced Monday that exploratory conversations held with CSX Corp. about a possible merger between the two railroads have ended. No further talks are planned.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, CSX
A new agreement between the U.S. and Mexico allows stronger collaboration between CBP's Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program, commonly known as C-TPAT, and Mexico’s equivalent, to streamline the flow of goods between the two countries.
Tags: Security, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Free Trade Agreement, Surface Trade
Memphis serves as one of the company’s busiest freight hubs due to its proximity to Interstate 40, Interstate 55, three major rail heads, the largest American cargo airport and the nation’s second largest inland port.
Tags: LTL, Tennessee, Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets
The increased volume reflects peak season volumes and larger vessels calling at the facility, according to port officials.
Tags: Economy, Port of Los Angeles, Ports, Port Trucking, Intermodal, California
October 17, 2014 - Industry News
Pilot Flying J and RTS Carrier Services entered into a long-term agreement making the truckstop chain the exclusive fuel partner for customers of the services company.
Tags: Fuel Savings, Discount, Partnership, Pilot Flying J
The Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute scheduled the next date for its heavy duty suspension training program on Nov. 18 -20.
Tags: Technician Training, Technicians, Suspensions, Hendrickson, Trailer Suspensions
We are now accepting nominations for Heavy Duty Trucking’s 2015 Truck Fleet Innovators which honors the most innovative leaders in the industry.
Tags: Awards, Fleets, People, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators
Residential construction in the U.S. has rebounded but remains volatile, hitting an annual rate of just more than 1 million units for only the third time this year in September, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Housing Starts, Economy, Consumer Sentiment, Home Building
Driver turnover in the truckload sector continues to get worse, according to recently released figures, while a study of hard-to-fill occupations emphasizes the growing driver shortage.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Turnover, Fleets, Driver Recruitment
October 16, 2014 - Industry News
Exports moving across Port of Virginia facilities in September helped drive a high amount of cargo through port terminals but officials concede truck wait times could be shorter.
Tags: Virginia, Ports, Port Trucking, Intermodal
The president and CEO of the trucking company ABF Freight System, Roy M. Slagle, retired on Wednesday following 37 years of service.
Tags: Fleets, People, ABF, ArcBest Corp., LTL
Industrial production in the U.S. increased 1% in September, the biggest gain in nearly two years, and advanced at an annual rate of 3.2% in the third quarter of 2014. Manufacturing production was up for the quarter, led by mining, while last week's unemployment claims dropped.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Industrial Production, Federal Reserve
October 15, 2014 - Industry News
Colorado-based Graebel Companies on Wednesday announced it had reached an agreement to sell Graebel Van Lines Inc. and the U.S. moving and storage operations of Graebel Movers Inc. to a rival’s newly created company.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
CORRECTED -- UPS Freight is expanding its Density-Based Rating (also known as dimensional weight pricing) pricing option to all its customers.
Tags: LTL, YRC Freight, UPS Freight, Freight Rates, FedEx Freight, Less Than Truckload
Rates on the spot freight market gained little ground if any, according to the latest weekly roundup of activity from the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Retail sales in the U.S. during September stumbled a bit, marking the first month-to-month decline since January, while a separate report shows there is no reason for concern about inflationary pressures.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Wholesale Prices, Producer Prices
Trucking company Marten Transport Ltd. has reported net income of $7.7 million, or 23 cents per diluted share, for the third of the year, down slightly from $8 million, or 24 cents per diluted share, from the same time a year ago.
Tags: Intermodal, Fleets, Earnings, Marten Transport
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