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April 3, 2013 - Industry News

Continental Express Expands in Texas with Acquisition

Texas-based refrigerated carrier Continental Express has purchased the assets of Ohio company Ranger Refrigerated Express for an undisclosed amount.

Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Texas

April 2, 2013 - Industry News

Teamsters Set To Meet With YRC Over Terminal Closures

Representatives of the Teamsters Union are set to meet on April 19 with officials from YRC Freight to discuss changes to the less-than-truckload carrier’s terminal network.

Tags: YRC, Teamsters, YRC Worldwide, LTL, Fleets

April 1, 2013 - Industry News

Con-way, ODFL Offer First Quarter Performance Preview

The parent of the less-than-truckload operation, Con-way Freight, recently provided an update on first quarter trends of this part of its business, ahead of it releasing first quarter financial results the first of May while competitor Old Dominion Freight Line did the same just before a freight transportation summit in Chicago last week.

Tags: Con-way Freight, LTL, Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Tonnage

March 27, 2013 - Industry News

Survey Shows Fleet Use of E-logs, CSA Compliance Methods and Costs along with Expansion Plans

Newly released results from a survey of fleets show more are adopting e-logs to monitor driver compliance with hours-of-service regulations. The survey also reveals what they are doing and how much it costs to comply with the CSA program, as well as plans for adding capacity that include more plan to add independent contractor drivers.

Tags: EOBR, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Capacity, CSA, Hours of Service, Transport Capital Partners, Drivers

March 13, 2013 - Industry News

Plans By YRC Freight To Close Facilities Reportedly Delayed

The latest plan by nationwide less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight to improve its financial and operational picture has been slowed.

Tags: LTL, YRC, Fleets, Teamsters

February 18, 2013 - Industry News

USA Truck Announces New CEO

USA Truck lost $17.5 million in 2012.

USA Truck, Van Buren, Ark., named a new president and CEO following this month's financial reports of a $17.5 million net loss for 2012.

Tags: Fleets, People, USA Truck

February 18, 2013 - Industry News

Christenson, Florida East Coast Railway Team up for Intermodal Service in Southeast

Christenson Transportation and the Florida East Coast Railway have teamed up for an intermodal arrangement that provides more reliable shipping between the Tennessee-Kentucky border and Florida.

Tags: Intermodal, Fleets, TTS, Christenson Transportation, Progressive Transportation

February 11, 2013 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Quizzes Logistics Managers

According to a recent survey of more than 400 logistics managers by transportation services provider U.S. Xpress Enterprises, only 59% of shippers use performance metrics to manage freight costs and only 43% are currently running or planning to implement a transportation management system.

Tags: Fleets, U.S. Xpress, TMS, Freight shipments

February 10, 2013 - Industry News

YRC Reports Positive Numbers For A Change

The parent of trucking companies YRC Freight and others, YRC Worldwide, has posted its first positive yearly numbers in six years, but things overall still need improvement in order to forget the company coming close to bankruptcy more than once in recent years.

Tags: Fleet Financials, LTL, YRC, Fleets, financials

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

Patriot Transportation Profits Soars, USA Still In The Red

Recent financials from two different fleets show very different results, but both mentioned their success in adding drivers and cutting down on unseated trucks.

Tags: Fleet Financials, Fleets, USA Truck, Patriot Transportation

February 5, 2013 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens New Service Centers

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. opened its Santa Maria Service Center in California to accommodate increased freight along U.S. Route 101.

Tags: Expansion, Old Dominion, Fleets, California

February 1, 2013 - Industry News

Covenant Reports Positive 2012 and Fourth Quarter, Compared to Year-Ago Losses

Covenant Transportation Group, Chattanooga, Tenn., saw its revenue rise nearly 10% over last year's fourth quarter and its net income turn positive compared to a loss.

Tags: Fleet Financials, Fleets, Owner-Operators, financials, Covenant, teams

February 1, 2013 - Industry News

Landstar System Reports Record 4Q Profits

Landstar System, , Jacksonville, Fla., record diluted earnings per share of 73 cents in the 2012 fourth quarter compared to 70 cents in the fourteen week 2011 fourth quarter.

Tags: Fleets, Owner-Operators, Landstar

January 31, 2013 - Industry News

Epes Transport Bumps Contractor Rates, Northeast Premiums

Epes Transport System will increase mileage-based independent contractor rates by 2 cents to $0.92 per mile. The company's Northeast premium pay will increase by 10 cents per mile.

Tags: rates, Epes, contractor pay, northeast, mileage, Fleets

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

Marten Transport Reports Record Profits

Wisconsin-based Marten Transport has reported its highest income for any quarter as well as any year in its history

Tags: Fleets, financials, Marten

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

Fleets Sought for 2013 Volvo Trucks Safety Award

Volvo Trucks is searching for the safest fleets in North America to recognize them with the annual Volvo Trucks Safety Award. For the fifth consecutive year, two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs will receive $25,00

Tags: Fleets, Volvo, Michelin

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

C.R. England Announces Mike Bunnell's Retirement

From left to right: Michael Bunnell, Chief Sales Officer, David Kramer, Executive Vice President of Corporate Sales & Marketing, and Mary Palmer, Vice President of Corporate Sales.

C.R. England has announced the retirement of Michael Bunnell, chief sales officer, effective March 29.

Tags: Fleets, C.R. England

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

Saddle Creek Opens Facility in Birmingham, Ala.

Saddle Creek Logistics Services announced that the company is expanding its nationwide network with a new facility in Birmingham, Ala.

Tags: Fleets, Saddle Creek

January 8, 2013 - Industry News

TCP Survey: Carriers Willing to Support Younger Drivers

Results from Transport Capital Partners' Fourth Quarter 2012 Business Expectations found that over 80% of carriers surveyed are willing to support allowing younger, properly trained drivers to enter the driving pool. With an increase in driver turnover to over 100% in the third quarter of 2012, carriers are looking for new ways to attract quality, long-term drivers

Tags: Fleets, TCP

January 8, 2013 - Industry News

YRC Freight Appoints Darren Hawkins Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc., announced that Darren Hawkins has been named senior vice president of sales and marketing, effective Jan. 14.

Tags: Fleets, YRC

January 2, 2013 - Industry News

Lynden International Expands North American Network

Lynden International, a freight forwarding and logistics company, opened a new service center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Jan. 1.

Tags: Fleets

December 28, 2012 - Industry News

Epes Transport System Purchases Cargo Logistics

Epes Transport System Inc. a North Carolina-based truckload carrier, announced the purchase of Cargo Logistics located in Charlotte, N.C. Cargo Logistics is an asset-based trucking company with 25 power units and approximately 40 drivers

Tags: Fleets

December 21, 2012 - Industry News

2013: 6 Key Issues Fleets Face

Trucking will be dealing with familiar tough issues next year, as well as some that may have a new twist, whether it's in the boardroom, in the cab or in Congress. On the business side, issues fleets will need to stay on top of in 2013 include the economy, fuel prices and the driver shortage. On Capitol Hill, hours of service, electronic logs and CSA are at the front of the lin

Tags: Fleets, FMCSA, CSA

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

Ryder Announces CEO Succession Plan

Ryder System Inc. announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gregory T. Swienton will retire at the time of the company's annual meeting of shareholders on May 3

Tags: Fleets, Ryder, People

December 15, 2012 - Industry News

Hot Line Freight System Opens Quad City Terminal

Hot Line Freight System, a regional trucking company based in West Salem, Wis., opened a new terminal in Davenport, Iowa.

Tags: Fleets, Iowa

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