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
Prices at the wholesale level fell in December from the month before, the biggest drop since October 2011, due in large part to declining fuel prices.
Tags: Economy, Producer Prices
January 14, 2015 - Industry News
Two of the nation’s marine port complexes said they handled record container volume in 2014.
Tags: Freight, Ports, Port Trucking, containers
January 14, 2015 - Product News
PeopleNet announced that Mark Kessler will be the general manager of the company’s newly developed Trucking division. The division will focus on creating products and services to for trucking fleets.
Tags: Information Technology, Leadership, Fleet Management Software, PeopleNet, People
Meritor’ OnTrac Customer Service Center is now open seven days a week with expanded hours Monday through Friday.
Tags: Customer Service, Call Center, Meritor, Product Support
Paragon Software Systems acquired a majority shareholding in Axida, a company that has been a business partner of Paragon in the home delivery service industry.
Tags: Fleet Management Software, Routing, Paragon Software, Delivery Fleet, Mergers & Acquisitions
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will release its study on crash accountability in the next couple of weeks, said Jack Van Steenburg, the agency’s chief safety officer.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Crash Accountability
A measure of the amount of freight moved by the nation’s entire for-hire transportation sector shows it rose 0.8% in November from the month before, the fifth consecutive monthly increase.
Tags: Economy, U.S. DOT, Freight Index
Retail sales in the U.S. fell in December by the largest amount in nearly a year, according to a new Commerce Department report.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales
Spot market freight volume was atypically strong for the season in December, while rates also moved higher, according to the truck freight load board operator DAT Solutions and its latest North American Freight Index.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
January 13, 2015 - Product News
J.J. Keller updated its Encompass E-Log System to reflect the recent 34-hour restart suspension, the company announced. The restart suspension is in effect until at least Sept. 30, 2015.
Tags: J.J. Keller, HOS, E-logs, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service
January 13, 2015 - Industry News
CSX Corp. on Tuesday announced record fourth-quarter 2014 net earnings of $491 million, a 15% increase from $426 million for the same period last year, due in part to highway-to-rail freight conversions.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Earnings, CSX
The latest industry survey by the consultancy group Transport Capital Partners sees a shortage of capacity and lack of qualified drivers changing the dynamics of freight, with trends in capacity and rates also contributing to a decline in broker freight.
Tags: Research, Hours of Service, Fleets, Capacity, Brokers, Transport Capital Partners, 34-Hour Restart
Infinity Transportation Logistics recently launched its new expedited refrigerated domestic intermodal container service between Washington and Oregon and the Midwest and East Coast.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Fleets
During the three-month period the cargo recovery service recorded 181 thefts, with 81 in October, 60 in November, and 40 in December.
Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, CargoNet, Crime
January 12, 2015 - Industry News
Port truck drivers from a major drayage firm serving the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been reclassified as employees and joined the Teamsters Union.
Tags: drivers, Port of Los Angeles, California, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Teamsters, Port Trucking, Labor Unions
The Federal Motor Carrier Administration announced the availability of $30 million in state grants aimed at assisting states in improving transportation safety by modernizing their technology infrastructure.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety, Department of Transportation, Federal Grants, Enforcement
Swift Transportation announced that it would partner with Spireon to bring GPS-based trailer tracking and management to dry van trailers added in 2015.
Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, Spireon, Trailer Tracking, Swift Transportation, Trailers
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for November, at a reading of 8.98, reflects dropping fuel prices, according to the transportation research firm. Strong freight volumes from a good Christmas shopping season also helped.
Tags: Fuel Prices, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index
January 9, 2015 - Industry News
Fourteen years later, the Mexican cross-border trucking provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement will finally be implemented.
Tags: FMCSA, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA
Truck drivers at the carrier Con-way Freight’s Bakersfield, California, terminal on Thursday voted to reject representation by the Teamsters Union.
Tags: drivers, Con-way Freight, California, Fleets, Teamsters, Labor Unions, LTL
Unemployment in the U.S. continued declining in 2014, the best year for job growth since 1999, according to new Labor Department figures. However, wages fell and more people left the labor force.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment
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