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April 28, 2014

Kraft Foods Discontinuing Private Truck Fleet

Kraft Foods is eliminating its nationwide private truck fleet, resulting in the elimination of around 285 jobs by the end of the year.

April 28, 2014

Atlas Looking to Add 200 Owner Operators This Year

The trucking operation Atlas World Group plans to sign on 200 new owner-operators for its Direct Fleet by the end of the year.

April 28, 2014

$4.1 Verdict Against R&L Carriers in Texas Crash

A 41-year-old Mississippi woman, seriously injured when her pick-up truck rolled over, after it was rear-ended by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer driver on a Texas interstate highway in 2011, was awarded $4.1 million by a Dallas, Texas jury.

April 28, 2014

Saia Profit Slips 6.5% Despite Revenue Gain

Georgia-based less-than-truckload carrier Saia reported a downturn in net income while total revenue increased in the first quarter compared to the same time in 2013.

April 28, 2014

Port Truckers Staging 48-Hour Strike

Port truck drivers from four of Los Angeles’ leading drayage firms planned to go on a 48-hour strike at marine terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, beginning Monday.

April 27, 2014

PGT Trucking Purchasing Kelworth Trucking

Details of the deal have not been released, although PGT expects to complete it by early May.

April 27, 2014

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report into Fatal Truck-Bus Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its preliminary report about the April 10 crash between a FedEx Freight truck and a bus in California killing 10.

April 24, 2014

PAM Transport Back in the Black

Dry-van trucking company PAM Transportation Service has moved back into the black with the release of its first quarter financials.

April 24, 2014

Landstar Reports Record First Quarter Income, Revenue

The asset-light trucking and logistics provider Landstar System has reported record first quarter net income of $27.6 million, or 61 cents per diluted share, on record first quarter revenue of $688 million.

April 24, 2014

UPS Profit Falls, Old Dominion Earnings Grow 13.2%

Parcel delivery and trucking giant UPS has reported a lower first quarter profit despite higher revenue, while another major less-than-truckload player hit a record.

April 24, 2014

Teamsters Overrides Three Locals, Implements New UPS Contract

The Teamsters Union has rolled over on the desires of some of its members, overriding earlier votes that continued to delay a new national contract with parcel carrier UPS.

April 23, 2014

Heartland Earnings Jump 67%, Profit Falls 28%

Iowa-based truckload carrier Heartland Express has reported record operating revenue for the first quarter of the year, but its profit fell 28.4% from the same time a year ago.

April 22, 2014

Werner Profit Slides 18%

Severe weather is being blamed for another downturn in profits by one of the nation’s largest trucking companies in the first quarter of the year.

April 21, 2014

Forward Air Profit Falls Slightly, Ups Second Quarter Expectations

Trucking and logistics provider Forward Air increased revenue the first quarter of the year but income fell compared to the same time in 2013.

April 21, 2014

Marten Transport Enhances Automatic Detention Pay Program

Marten Transport, a Wisconsin-based carrier, just announced a change to its automatic driver detention pay program, which will now compensate drivers after just one hour.

April 18, 2014

Trucking Company Faces Nearly $1 Million In Fines Over Oilfield Waste Dumping

A Wyoming-based trucking company is facing possible fines of more than $1 million for illegally dumping saltwater on a road, while criminal charges have been filed against the driver.

April 18, 2014

Kenan Transport Settles EEOC Lawsuit over Pregnancy Discrimination

The tanker trucking company Kenan Transport will pay $27,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced Thursday.

April 17, 2014

Hub Group First Quarter Income Falls Nearly a Quarter

The trucking operation Hub Group has reported a 22% drop in first quarter income compared to the same time last year while revenue increased 10%.

April 17, 2014

Private Equity Firm Purchasing EFS

The private equity firm Warburg Pincus had reached an agreement to acquire the fuel card and fleets payment services provider Electronic Funds Source.

April 17, 2014

Another Sentence in Long-Running Moving Scheme Investigation

An operations manager for California household good mover has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for participating in a “low ball estimate” scheme, as part of a more than 10-year federal investigation.

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