April 30, 2014 - Industry News
Arkansas-based truckload carrier and logistics provider, USA Truck, cut its net loss from $2.5 million in the first quarter of last year to $1.6 million in the first quarter of this year. This resulted in a diluted loss per share of 15 cents compared to 24 cents during the same time frame.
Tags: Covenant Transport, Fleets, Earnings, USA Truck
April 28, 2014 - Industry News
Kraft Foods is eliminating its nationwide private truck fleet, resulting in the elimination of around 285 jobs by the end of the year.
Tags: Private Fleets, Fleets, Kraft
The trucking operation Atlas World Group plans to sign on 200 new owner-operators for its Direct Fleet by the end of the year.
Tags: Atlas Van Lines, Fleets, Owner-Operators
A 41-year-old Mississippi woman, seriously injured when her pick-up truck rolled over, after it was rear-ended by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer driver on a Texas interstate highway in 2011, was awarded $4.1 million by a Dallas, Texas jury.
Tags: Accidents, Drivers, Safety, Texas, Fleets, Litigation, I-20, Interstate 20, R&L Carriers
Georgia-based less-than-truckload carrier Saia reported a downturn in net income while total revenue increased in the first quarter compared to the same time in 2013.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Saia
Port truck drivers from four of Los Angeles’ leading drayage firms planned to go on a 48-hour strike at marine terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, beginning Monday.
Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Intermodal, Fleets, Ports, Owner-Operators, Teamsters, Labor Unions, Independent Contractors
April 27, 2014 - Industry News
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its preliminary report about the April 10 crash between a FedEx Freight truck and a bus in California killing 10.
Tags: Accidents, California, Investigation, NTSB, Fleets, I-5, Interstate 5, FedEx
April 24, 2014 - Industry News
Dry-van trucking company PAM Transportation Service has moved back into the black with the release of its first quarter financials.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, PAM Transport
The asset-light trucking and logistics provider Landstar System has reported record first quarter net income of $27.6 million, or 61 cents per diluted share, on record first quarter revenue of $688 million.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Landstar
Parcel delivery and trucking giant UPS has reported a lower first quarter profit despite higher revenue, while another major less-than-truckload player hit a record.
Tags: UPS, Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Earnings, UPS Freight
The Teamsters Union has rolled over on the desires of some of its members, overriding earlier votes that continued to delay a new national contract with parcel carrier UPS.
Tags: Drivers, UPS, Fleets, Teamsters, UPS Freight, Labor Unions
April 23, 2014 - Industry News
Iowa-based truckload carrier Heartland Express has reported record operating revenue for the first quarter of the year, but its profit fell 28.4% from the same time a year ago.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Heartland Express, Gordon Trucking
April 22, 2014 - Industry News
Severe weather is being blamed for another downturn in profits by one of the nation’s largest trucking companies in the first quarter of the year.
Tags: Werner Enterprises, Fleets, Earnings
April 21, 2014 - Industry News
Trucking and logistics provider Forward Air increased revenue the first quarter of the year but income fell compared to the same time in 2013.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Forward Air
Marten Transport, a Wisconsin-based carrier, just announced a change to its automatic driver detention pay program, which will now compensate drivers after just one hour.
Tags: Marten Transport, Detention Pay, Drivers, Fleets
April 18, 2014 - Industry News
A Wyoming-based trucking company is facing possible fines of more than $1 million for illegally dumping saltwater on a road, while criminal charges have been filed against the driver.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, North Dakota, Fleets, Crime, Wyoming
The tanker trucking company Kenan Transport will pay $27,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced Thursday.
Tags: Fleets, Litigation, EEOC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Kenan Advantage Group
April 17, 2014 - Industry News
The trucking operation Hub Group has reported a 22% drop in first quarter income compared to the same time last year while revenue increased 10%.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Hub Group
An operations manager for California household good mover has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for participating in a “low ball estimate” scheme, as part of a more than 10-year federal investigation.
Tags: FMCSA, Florida, California, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, Household Goods Movers
April 16, 2014 - Industry News
A trucking company has filed a lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Revenue over it disallowing the states rolling stock sales tax exemption on one of its pieces of equipment.
Tags: Taxes, Illinois, Fleets, Litigation
Online freight marketplace uShip has announced three top national less-than-truckload carriers have committed to uShip’s shipper-direct LTL spot rate marketplace.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Information Technology, Old Dominion Freight Line, LTL, uShip, Fleets, YRC Freight
April 15, 2014 - Industry News
Marten Transport on Tuesday reported net income of $5.3 million, or 16 cents per diluted share, in the first quarter of the year, compared with $7.2 million, or 22 cents per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2013.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Marten Transport
The owner of a Massachusetts trucking company got far less than the maximum penalty for attempting to bribe a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration official.
Tags: FMCSA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
April 14, 2014 - Industry News
Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line will increase its base rates by an average of 4.3% effective May 1.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Freight Rates
Connectivity continues making gains in and in the not too distant future every person, device and piece of equipment in trucking operation will be connected.
Tags: Fleet Management Software, Carrier Logistics, Fleets, Information Technology, Pitt Ohio Express, FedEx
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