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January 26, 2015 - Industry News

Intermodal Rail Shipments Help Norfolk Southern See Record Yearly Profit

Photo: Norfolk Southern

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

January 26, 2015 - Industry News

Celadon Purchases Taylor Express

Photo: Taylor Express

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

VDO RoadLog ELD 34-hour Restart Update is Now Available

Photo: Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket

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

January 26, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: New Construction Drops in December, Up for 2014

Graphic: Dodge Data and Analytics

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

Truck Dealer of the Year Named

2015 Truck Dealer of the Year winner Scott McCandless, president of McCandless Truck Center.

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

January 23, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Lowers Financial Expectations

Photo: UPS

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 Hires New VP of Engineering

Michael R. Henderson, vice president of engineering at Grote Industries. Photo courtesy of Grote.

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

January 22, 2015 - Industry News

Awards Winners to Be Announced at ATD Convention

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

January 22, 2015 - Industry News

Kenworth Names 2015 Dealer Council

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

January 22, 2015 - Industry News

Labor Unrest Causes West Coast Ports to See Mixed Volumes

The Port of Los Angeles.

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

January 22, 2015 - Industry News

West Virginia FedEx Freight Terminals Vote Against Teamsters

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

January 22, 2015 - Industry News

Covenant Transport Parent Earnings Jump

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

January 22, 2015 - Industry News

Con-Way Launches Web Series about Women Truck Drivers

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

January 22, 2015 - Industry News

Jury Rules Against Old Dominion in EEOC Lawsuit

HDT file photo by Deborah Lockridge

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

January 22, 2015 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Profits Increase

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

Teamsters Lose Latest Organizing Vote at FedEx Freight Terminal

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

January 21, 2015 - Industry News

Blue Water Bridge Connecting U.S., Canada to Partially Close in April

A view of the Blue Water Bridge at night from the American side looking towards the Canadian side. Photo: Matthew Gordon via Wikimedia Commons.

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

January 21, 2015 - Industry News

Zenith Freight Lines Sold to Bassett Furniture

Photo: Zenith Global Logistics

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

January 21, 2015 - Industry News

Former Trucking CEO Pleads Guilty in Fraud Scheme

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

January 21, 2015 - Industry News

Obama Repeats Call for Tax Reform to Pay for Highway Bill

"21st-century businesses need a 21st-century infrastructure." Photo: Whitehouse.gov video screen shot

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

January 21, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: 2014 Housing Starts Best Since 2007

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

January 21, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Down, Vans Below $2 for First Time Since May

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 Acquires Drivetrain Components Distribution Company

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

January 20, 2015 - Industry News

Radiant Logistics Purchasing Canadian 3PL

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

January 20, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Hits Record Market Share in Combined Canada & U.S. Sales

Photo: Volvo Trucks

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

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