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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

January 20, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Homebuilder Optimism Near 9-Year High

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

January 20, 2015 - Industry News

Section of I-75 in Cincinnati Closed Following Bridge Collapse

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 Surpasses Veteran Hiring Goals

Operation Freedom Fleet Truck. Photo: Werner.

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

Three Plead Guilty in CDL Scam

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

January 16, 2015 - Industry News

GenNext Appoints New Members to Leadership Team

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

January 16, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Inflation, Industrial Production Down; Consumer Sentiment High

Graph: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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

January 16, 2015 - Industry News

Missouri Bridges May See Truck Restrictions, Closures Due to Funding Problems

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 Makes Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces List

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

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