September 24, 2014 - Industry News
Operating costs for trucking companies are on the rise again after falling slightly in 2012, according to a new study by ATRI, lead by significant increases in equipment and labor costs.
Tags: Operating Costs, American Transportation Research Institute, ATRI, Fleets, Driver Pay
The former comptroller for a Missouri carrier has been sentenced after being convicted for stealing $4.9 million from his employer.
Tags: FBI, Theft, Missouri, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, Fraud, Crime
September 23, 2014 - Industry News
Michael K. Borrows is the new CFO of USA Truck, replacing Clifton R. Beckham, who previously announced his resignation as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Tags: Fleets, People, USA Truck, Quality Distribution
September 18, 2014 - Industry News
The American Transportation Research Institute has added a compendium of sustainable freight practices on its website.
Tags: Sustainability, ATRI, Fleets, Aerodynamics
September 17, 2014 - Industry News
YRC Freight CEO James Welch said while business in the first half of the year kept pace with its forecast, improvements are taking longer than originally anticipated at the national less-than-truckload carrier.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, YRC Worldwide, LTL
Quality said it completed testing of the service with its western rail partner earlier in the current quarter and has begun initial shipments with some of its largest customers.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Shortage, Intermodal, Fleets, Quality Distribution, Quality Carriers
September 15, 2014 - Industry News
The 55-49 decision makes this the first time employees at what is one of the nation’s largest less-than-truckload carriers have voted to be represented by the union.
Tags: Drivers, Con-way Freight, Fleets, Teamsters, Labor Unions
In its inaugural trucking industry benchmarking survey, Katz, Sapper & Miller and McLeod Software released key findings about large, medium and small truckload carriers.
Tags: Operating Costs, Survey, Fleets, McLeod Software, Small Fleets, KSM, Large Fleets
PSP Investments, along with GIC and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan will invest a total of $700 million.
Tags: Fleets, XPO Logistics
The parent company to trucking operations including Covenant Transport and others has issued expectations for its upcoming third quarter financial results.
Tags: Covenant Transport, Fleets, Earnings, Covenant Transportation Group
September 10, 2014 - Industry News
NFI announced that it has broken ground on a new build-to-suit distribution center in New Jersey for retailer Five Below.
Tags: NFI, Construction, Distribution Centers, Fleets
September 9, 2014 - Industry News
Manitoulin Transport has announced a deal to buy the less-than-truckload and van freight business of fellow Canada-based Westcan Freight Systems.
Tags: Canada, Fleets, Manitoulin
UPDATED -- Due to litigation and upcoming settlements, one trucking operation is abandoning its owner-operator business model in California.
Tags: Drivers, California, Intermodal, Fleets, Ports, Owner-Operators, Litigation, Hub Group
September 5, 2014 - Industry News
Charter Communications has ordered more than 800 low-roof, regular-wheelbase 2015 Ford Transit vans for its technicians in 29 states, the automaker has announced.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Charter Communications, Fleets, Private Fleets
September 4, 2014 - Industry News
ASF Intermodal announced that it has exceeded 300 trucks on the road which it is calling a significant milestone in the intermodal drayage industry.
Tags: Intermodal, Fleets, ASF Intermodal
The less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight saw its August billed revenue per day increase by approximately 10% above last year's level, according to a disclosure it filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Tags: Fleets, Freight, Tonnage, ABF, Saia
September 3, 2014 - Industry News
Central Freight lines has purchased the LTL assets of Georgia based company Drug Transport, Inc. expanding its business into the state.
Tags: Georgia, LTL, Central Freight Lines, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleets
Bulk chemical hauler Quality Carriers Inc. has expanded into the Charleston, South Carolina market in partnership with its sister company Boasso America Corporation.
Tags: Fleets, Quality Distribution, Quality Carriers, Boasso America
The North Carolina-based operation also affirmed its previously announced expectations for growth in its LTL revenue per hundredweight.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Freight, Earnings
September 2, 2014 - Industry News
Celadon Trucking Services has ordered tractors for its new flatbed fleet which it acquired earlier this summer.
Tags: Celadon Trucking Services, Flatbeds, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Indiana
August 27, 2014 - Industry News
Ruan Transportation Management Systems has announced changes to key leadership positions within the company.
Tags: Ruan, People, Fleets
Supply chain management company, CEVA Logistics, said Tuesday it will expand its presence in the San Diego market with a new freight management and logistics facility totaling 125,000 square feet and 23 dock doors.
Tags: California, CEVA Logistics, Fleets, Logistics
August 26, 2014 - Industry News
One of USA Truck’s minority investors and its manager are calling for changes within the trucking company, including selling off all or part of to ousting its current leader.
Tags: USA Truck, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleets
The parent company of bulk tanker carrier Florida Rock and Tank Lines filed papers a few days ago to spin off the trucking business into a new holding company that is separate from its real estate ventures.
Tags: Fleets, Patriot Transportation, Florida Rock & Tank Lines
Former Roadrunner executive Donald R. Foust has been named as the new president of YRC Worldwide’s regional less-than truckload operation New Penn, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Tags: Fleets, People, YRC Worldwide, New Penn
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