June 18, 2014 - Industry News
If a company can control the details of the work performed on its behalf, then workers are employees, not independent contractors, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said in a ruling this week involving a California case and truck drivers.
Tags: Drivers, California, Fleets, Independent Contractors
FedEx has reported its fiscal fourth quarter results showing net income increased to $730 million, or $2.46 per share, compared with $679 million, or $2.13 per share, from the same time a year ago.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, FedEx, FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground
June 17, 2014 - Industry News
Christenson Transportation, Progressive Transportation's agent carrier, has expanded its arrangement with the Florida East Coast Railway to provide more reliable shipping between the Northeast and Florida, according to the company.
Tags: Intermodal, Fleets, Christenson Transportation
June 16, 2014 - Industry News
Third-party logistics provider, Celadon Logistics, will provide transportation management services to North American operations of the Commercial Vehicle, a supplier of cab related products and systems for the commercial vehicle market, including the heavy-duty trucks.
Tags: 3PL, Commercial Vehicle Group, Celadon Group, Fleets
In his new role, Stockton will be responsible for the strategic oversight and alignment of KAG’s fleet services to include approximately 6,200 power units and 9,700 trailers. He is also responsible for equipment and parts procurement, building and property acquisition, and general and environmental maintenance.
Tags: Fleets, People, Kenan Advantage Group
Precision Drilling has signed an agreement to sell certain assets from its trucking operations to fellow Canada-based Aveda Transportation and Energy Services.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
June 13, 2014 - Industry News
The trucking company Schneider has reported its seventh consecutive year of declining cargo thefts and a 20% decline in truckload thefts, well ahead of the industry average.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Schneider, Cargo Theft
June 12, 2014 - Industry News
Truck drivers for New Century Transportation are reportedly interviewing for new jobs at the company’s New Jersey terminal, while other carriers are moving freight left in the fleet’s system and a lawsuit has been filed, following the fleet's closure earlier this week and filing for bankruptcy liquidation.
Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Bankruptcy, Fleets, New Century Transportation
C.R. England, one of the nation’s largest refrigerated carriers, celebrated the opening of a new terminal in Colton, Calif., Wednesday, and announced the addition of 10 new liquified natural gas powered trucks to the company’s Southern California fleets.
Tags: Natural Gas, California, C.R. England, Fleets, LNG
June 10, 2014 - Industry News
The parent company to Bolt Express and Strike Logistics, Bolt Holdings, has purchased the truckload operation DSE Services, based in Daleville, Ind.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Bolt Holdings, Bolt Express, DSE Services
The trucking company New Century Transportation is shutting down and filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation.
Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Fleets, New Century Transportation, Bankruptcy
Winebrenner Transfer, a Hagerstown, Md.-based trucking company, will pay $42,000 to a female truck driver to resolve a lawsuit for retaliation filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Litigation, Driver Pay, EEOC
June 9, 2014 - Industry News
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the trucking company C.R. England have reached a settlement in a case regarding compliance with federal regulations governing the leasing relationship between motor carriers and truck owner-operators.
Tags: C.R. England, OOIDA, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Litigation
The trucking company New England Motor Freight has agreed to pay $870,500 to settle a federal class action lawsuit that it failed to get proper authorization from truck drivers before checking their credit reports and then later denying them employment.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Litigation, New England Motor Freight
May 30, 2014 - Industry News
ArcBest is under contract to purchase 40 acres of land at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith, Ark., for construction of a new corporate headquarters. The company said it has exceeded the capacity at its current Fort Smith general office.
Tags: Fleets, ABF, ArcBest Corp.
The trucking company USA Truck announced the appointment of Alexander D. Greene to its board of directors. With the addition of Greene, the USA Truck Board expands to 10 members.
Tags: Fleets, People, USA Truck
May 29, 2014 - Industry News
Effective June 1, company drivers at the Missouri-based ACT will receive a 1 cent per mile pay increase for all miles. Independent contractors will receive 3 cents per mile more for all miles, moving it up to $1.03 per mile.
Tags: Fleets, Driver Pay, American Central Transport
May 27, 2014 - Industry News
Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line on Tuesday increased its outlook for growth in second-quarter revenue per hundredweight, excluding fuel surcharges, to a range of 3% to 3.5% from the same time in 2013.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Freight
Gloria Werner, one of the co-founders of the trucking company Werner Enterprises, died on May 20 at the age of 79.
Tags: Werner Enterprises, Fleets, People
May 23, 2014 - Industry News
The trucking company USA truck on Friday said it has reached an agreement with its largest shareholders who hold approximately a 28% stake in the company.
Tags: Fleets, USA Truck
May 20, 2014 - Industry News
The family of a Los Angeles student killed last month when the charter bus he was in was hit by a FedEx Freight truck in Orland, Calif., is filing a wrongful death lawsuit, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Tags: Accidents, California, Federal Fleet, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, FedEx
May 19, 2014 - Industry News
It will link California, Nevada and Arizona with Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and New York.
Tags: LTL, Fleets
One of its existing independent affiliates, Linmoore Investments, has opened in the Chicago suburb of Channahon, Ill.
Tags: Fleets, Quality Carriers
A measure of business conditions for shippers remained deep in negative territory in March, meaning the climate favored trucking companies, according to a newly released report.
Tags: Research, FTR Associates, Fleets, Freight Rates
May 16, 2014 - Industry News
The logistics operation of trucking industry giant Schneider has agreed to pay $21 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed that includes as many 1,800 employees over alleged wage and hour violations.
Tags: Fleets, Litigation, Schneider National
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