October 14, 2013
Teamsters Union members at some local bargaining units have once again rejected parts of their contract with package and delivery giant UPS as the busy holiday shipping season nears.
October 11, 2013
Truckload carrier USA Truck has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Knight Transportation, claiming Knight used USA Truck's confidential information to begin what it calls a “creeping hostile acquisition” of the Arkansas-based fleet.
October 10, 2013
TMC Transportation, a private, family-owned company for 41 years announced that it will transition to an employee stock ownership plan, becoming an employee-owned company.
C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. joined CargoNet to provide customers with a proactive approach to strengthening security around sensitive and high value product freight. CargoNet is a division of Verisk Crime Analytics, a Verisk Analytics company.
October 8, 2013
It notes that all companies under FMCSA jurisdiction are required to perform the update every two years as part of the new Unified Registration System...
UPS plans to invest approximately $50 million to build an additional nine liquefied natural gas fueling stations, bringing the total number of stations to 13. Four were announced in April, and all should be operational by the end of 2014.
A $5 million lawsuit has been filed against Roehl Transport over allegations that it payed student truck drivers less than the federal minimum wage.
Less-than-truckload carrier ABF has been notified by the Teamsters Union that ballots to authorize a strike are being mailed on Tuesday to nearly 1,800 employees covered by the Central Region Local Cartage supplement.
October 4, 2013
Grand Junction, Colo.-based Mesa Systems has agreed to pay $450,000 and furnish other relief required by a court-ordered consent decree to settle a national origin discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
October 1, 2013
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against an operation of the tanker-hauler Kenan Advantage Group, claiming it violated federal law by discriminating against a female employee because she was pregnant.
The less-than-truckload operation of FedEx continues growing with service in and out of Canada.
September 30, 2013
Phoenix-based truckload carrier Knight Transportation, has responded to USA Truck’s recent rejection of its purchase offer, saying it's disappointed and announcing it's upped its ownership share of the company.
September 26, 2013
Con-way Freight announced a major expansion for central Texas and surrounding communities with plans to build a new, 48-door, 18,870-square-foot freight service center in the city of Robinson.
UPDATED -- Knight Transportation wants to buy USA Truck, but so far USA Truck hasn't been interested, so Phoenix-based Knight Thursday went public with its proposal to acquire all of the outstanding share of USA Truck.
September 24, 2013
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Laredo, Texas-based Redco Transport to immediately cease its trucking operations, declaring the company to be an imminent hazard to public safety.
September 23, 2013
Canadian-based Vitran Corporation has announced it has entered into an agreement to sell its U.S. less-than-truckload business.
The parent of several trucking operations, YRC Worldwide, has announced CEO James Welch has assumed the responsibilities as president of the company’s national less-than-truckload service provider YRC Freight. He succeeds Jeff Rogers, who left the company for undisclosed reasons.
September 19, 2013
Platinum Equity has completed the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Bridge Terminal Transport Inc. from Maersk Inc., a subsidiary of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The business will continue to operate under the Bridge Terminal Transport brand going forward.
Wheels Group, a North American non-asset third party logistics provider, has acquired BBL Worldwide, a non-asset 3PL company providing specialized cross border truck brokerage services.
The asset-light and logistics service provider, Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Cudahy, Wisc., has acquired Yes Trans, a refrigerated truckload service provider based in Salisbury, Mass.
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