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March 14, 2014

UPS Freight Increasing Rates

UPS Freight will implement a general rate increase effective March 31. The 4.4% increase applies to non-contractual less-than-truckload shipments rated on the current UPS Freight tariffs.

March 14, 2014

Truck Driver Turnover Drops but Still High

The turnover rate at large truckload carriers fell six percentage points to 91% in the fourth quarter of 2013, but held above 90% for the eighth consecutive quarter, according to new figures released by the American Trucking Associations.

March 14, 2014

Crete Carrier Increasing Driver Compensation

Crete Carrier Corporation is increasing compensation for all national over the road truck drivers and owner operators at Crete Carrier, Shaffer Trucking and Hunt Transportation.

March 12, 2014

Jury Returns $12 Million Plus Verdict Against Frozen Food Express

A more than $12 million jury verdict was recently handed down in a case involving the trucking company Frozen Food Express in a personal injury lawsuit.

March 12, 2014

2014 Truck Fleet Innovators: Transforming Trucking

Each year, Heavy Duty Trucking honors a handful of the country’s most forward-thinking fleet executives with the title of “HDT Truck Fleet Innovator.” Read how this year's winners are using the power of collaboration to spec the best trucks and operate more efficiently -- and profitably.

March 11, 2014

Comtrak Logistics Renamed Hub Group Trucking

The Illinois-based company says the change formally recognizes the growing importance of trucking operations as an integral part of Hub Group's expanding portfolio of transportation service offerings.

March 11, 2014

Schneider Adding 75 Drivers to Haul Harley-Davidson Freight

Truckload carrier Schneider National has created 75 new jobs for professional truck drivers looking to transport some unique freight.

March 10, 2014

ODFL February LTL Tonnage Jumps, Expectations Raised

Old Dominion Freight Line on Monday reported an increase in its less-than-truckload tons per day for February of 11.7% compared with February 2013, following growth of 10.1% for January 2014 compared to the year before.

March 10, 2014

uShip and eBay Announce Partnership for Shipments

The online logistics provider uShip has announced a partnership with the online auction business eBay, when it comes to arranging larger-than-parcel shipments.

March 10, 2014

Investment Firm Purchases Majority of Dicom Transportation

The private equity investment firm Wind Point Partners has purchased a majority stake in Dicom Transportation Group, the Canadian parent to several trucking operations.

March 10, 2014

New York Law Takes Effect over Driver Misclassification

A new law takes effect Tuesday in New York state that some describe as the most stringent of any state when it comes to truck drivers and other transportation workers who have been wrongly classified as independent contractors rather than employees.

March 6, 2014

Vitran Shareholders Approve Sale to TransForce

Shareholders of the less-than-truckload carrier Vitran have approved an earlier announced sale to fellow Canadian trucking operation TransForce.

March 5, 2014

YRC Freight Restructures, Board Member Resigns from YRC Worldwide

New YRC Freight president Darren Hawkins is shaking up things with the less-than-truckload carrier by reorganizing its management.

March 5, 2014

ABF Increasing Rates Later This Month

Less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System will increase general rates and charges effective March 24.

March 3, 2014

FedEx Freight Hiking Rates

FedEx Freight will increase shipping rates by an average of 3.9%, effective March 31.

March 3, 2014

Former Trucking Comptroller Admits to Millions in Theft

A former comptroller for a Missouri trucking company pleaded guilty last week to stealing more than $4.9 million from his employer and could face up to 30 years in prison.

February 27, 2014

YRC Worldwide Cuts Yearly Losses, Names New President of YRC Freight

The parent to several trucking companies including YRC Freight managed to squeeze out a profit in the final quarter of last year, but still lost money for all of 2013.

February 26, 2014

Echo Global Logistics Purchases Comcar Logistics

Echo Global Logistics has announced its acquisition of Comcar Logistics, a non-asset-based truckload brokerage based in Jacksonville, Florida.

February 26, 2014

Trial Set for Fraud Claims Against Covan World-Wide

Trial has been set for next year involving a household goods mover alleging hundreds of millions in fraud over shipments of military personnel belongings.

February 26, 2014

Quality Distribution Reports Fourth Quarter and Yearly Losses, Expands into Denver

The parent company to chemical bulk hauler Quality Carriers and intermodal tank container carrier Boasso America reported a loss in the final quarter of 2013 following a profit a year earlier.

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