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December 10, 2013 - Industry News

Manitoulin Transport Purchasing Vitran

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Less-than-truckload carrier Vitran has announced it has entered into an agreement in which fellow LTL Canadian carrier Manitoulin Transport will acquire the company.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Vitran, Manitoulin

December 9, 2013 - Industry News

Sysco and US Foods Merging, Creates Nation’s Second Largest Private Fleet

Two of the nation’s largest distributors of food to commercial kitchens are merging creating one of the nation’s largest private truck fleets.

Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Private Fleets

December 9, 2013 - Industry News

Teamsters to Vote Soon on YRC Contract Extension

The parent to several trucking companies, YRC Worldwide, has announced that local union leaders of the Teamsters Union have approved sending the company's proposed changes to the current Memorandum of Understanding to its 26,000 YRCW members for a vote.

Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Teamsters, YRC Worldwide

December 5, 2013 - Industry News

ABF Closing 30 Terminals

Less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System is cutting its number of terminals from 277 to 247. In a “change of operations” filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, ABF parent company Arkansas Best said it had already eliminated eight facilities in the second half of this year, with the rest still yet to close.

Tags: Fleets, Arkansas Best, Teamsters, ABF, LTL

December 4, 2013 - Industry News

Patriot Transportation Reports Big Spike in Profits

The parent to liquid and dry bulk hauler, Florida Rock & Tank Lines, has reported a huge increase in income for its fiscal fourth quarter as well as for its fiscal year.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Patriot Transportation

December 3, 2013 - Industry News

YRC Looking to Wall Street for Dollars to Help Pay Debt

YRC hopes to raise nearly $29 million by selling 3 million shares of stock. Photo by Evan Lockridge

The financially troubled parent company to several fleets, YRC Worldwide, is looking to investors to help it pay off some debt, according to the Journal of Commerce.

Tags: Fleets, Teamsters, YRC Worldwide, LTL

December 3, 2013 - Industry News

Trucking Lags When it Comes to Adopting Social Media

Freight haulers are embracing social media but still not a much as other business-to-business companies, according to a new study.

Tags: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Social Media, Promotion, Fleets

December 3, 2013 - Industry News

ODFL Forecasting Fourth Quarter Tonnage Growth

Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line on Tuesday updated its expectations for growth in tons per day and revenue per hundredweight for the fourth quarter of this year, saying it now expects a larger increase in tons per day.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Freight, Fleet Financials, LTL

December 2, 2013 - Industry News

LTL Freight Source Rebrands to Global Freight Source

Fueled by a growth rate of 665% over the past three years, LTL Freight Services, Milwaukee, is rebranding itself as Global Freight Source as it focuses on becoming a single-source provider of shipping logistics.

Tags: 3PL, Logistics, Fleets

December 2, 2013 - Industry News

Universal Truckload Purchasing Westport Axle

Universal Truckload Services announced Monday that it will acquire Westport Axle Corporation from an international industrial group headed in Brazil by SM Brasil Participações S/A.

Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Universal Truckload, Westport Innovations

November 25, 2013 - Industry News

Manitoulin Transport Purchases Smooth Freight

Manitoulin Transport announced Monday that it has purchased fellow Manitoba-based carrier Smooth Freight.

Tags: Canada, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions

November 21, 2013 - Industry News

New Service to Help with Independent Contractor Misclassification

A provider of information and services ensuring independent contractor best practices, Relevant Business Solutions, has launched its Independent Contractor Information subscription-based service website.

Tags: Fleets, Owner-Operators

November 20, 2013 - Industry News

Schneider Upgrades Mexico Direct Intermodal Service

Trucking company Schneider National has unveiled a new interchange offering for moving freight across the U.S.-Mexico border that it says is a faster, more efficient option for shippers.

Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Intermodal, Fleets, Schneider National

November 18, 2013 - Industry News

Celadon Acquires N. Yanke Transfer Limited in Canada

Photo: Evan Lockridge

U.S. trucking operation, Celadon Group, has announced an agreement to acquire selected assets of N. Yanke Transfer Limited based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Tags: Celadon Trucking Services, Fleets

November 18, 2013 - Industry News

Study: New HOS Rules Result in Productivity Losses

The American Transportation Research Institute on Monday released the findings of its latest analysis of the operational and economic impacts resulting from the new hours-of-service rules that went into effect July 1.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, ATA, Hours of Service, ATRI, Fleets

November 17, 2013 - Industry News

Kenan Advantage Group Acquires RTL-Westcan Group

Kenan Advantage Group announced that it has completed the acquisition of RTL-Westcan Group. RTL-Westcan is a hauler of bulk commodities in western and northern Canada, serving more than 500 customers across its operating region.

Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Kenan Advantage Group, RTL-Westcan

November 14, 2013 - Industry News

Flatbed Fleet Merger to Create a Top-Five Open Deck/Specialized Carrier

Daseke Inc. of Addison, Texas, and Clayton, Ala.-based Boyd Bros. Transportation announced a merger they say will put them into the top five largest open deck/specialty carriers.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Daseke Inc., Boyd Bros. Transportation, Fleets, Flatbed

November 13, 2013 - Industry News

Mexican Trucking: More Professional Than You May Think

Two of the new Volvo VNL trucks with the I-Shift transmission at Transportes Monroy Schiavon. Photo: Evan Lockridge

MEXICO CITY -- For some people in the United States, say "Mexican trucking company" and they envision ramshackle trucks, drivers who are reckless and fleets that don’t care about safety. A visit to one of the country's largest fleets shows a professional, safety-focused operation with a focus on drivers.

Tags: Mexico, Fleets, Volvo Trucks, Cross-Border Trucking

November 8, 2013 - Industry News

California to Revamp Terminal Inspection Program

Trucking operations based in California or with terminals there are going to get a break from one the state’s regulations staring in a couple of years.

Tags: California, CSA, inspections, Fleets

November 7, 2013 - Industry News

YRC and Teamsters Meet, More Concessions Expected from Union

On Tuesday officials with the parent company to several trucking operations, YRC Worldwide, met with representatives of the Teamsters Union in Dallas to update them on the company's most recent performance, future prospects and corporate refinancing opportunities.

Tags: Fleets, Teamsters, YRC Worldwide

November 6, 2013 - Industry News

Profit Declines for Quality Distribution

The parent to bulk chemical haulers, Quality Carriers and Boasso America, has reported net income of $2.8 million, for the third of the year, down sharply from $8.9 million a year earlier.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Quality Distribution

November 5, 2013 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide, Teamsters Set to Meet

Photo: Evan Lockridge

A few years ago, YRC Worldwide was able to stay afloat with the help of union workers agreeing to a series of wage and benefit cuts. YRC's back in the same boat, but this time around, lenders are insisting on changes.

Tags: YRC Worldwide, Teamsters, Fleets, LTL

November 5, 2013 - Industry News

Hazardous Waste Transporter Agrees to Settle Claims, Costing $325,000

A New York-based trucking company has agreed to pay $325,000 to settle claims that it failed to pay the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection fees covering the costs of handling and transporting oil and other hazardous wastes within the state.

Tags: Massachusetts, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Hazmat

November 5, 2013 - Industry News

Transport America Adds Executive Staff

Chris Duncan has joined Transport America as vice president - dedicated sales, and Laurie Murphy has been hired as vice president - eastern region.

Tags: Leadership, Fleets, Transport America

November 5, 2013 - Industry News

XPO Logistics Loss Widens Despite Huge Jump in Revenue

XPO Logistics, which provides freight brokerage, expedited transportation and logistics services, has announced financial results for the third quarter showing total revenue was $194 million, a 173.3% increase from the same period in 2012.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, XPO Logistics

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