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July 9, 2014

First Quarter Driver Turnover Largely Unchanged

The turnover rate at large truckload carriers rose just one percentage point to an annual rate of 92% in the first quarter of 2014, but held above 90% for the ninth consecutive quarter, according to new figures released by the American Trucking Associations.

July 9, 2014

Video: Tennant Drivers Move America Forward

From the trucking image program Trucking Moves America Forward and Tennant Truck Lines, this video features drivers talking about the importance of their role and how that makes them feel.

July 8, 2014

Lineage Logistics Acquires Two California Cold Storage Facilities

Lineage Logistics, Colton, Calif., a warehousing and logistics company, has acquired two cold storage facilities in Santa Cruz county California from Dreisbach Enterprises.

July 7, 2014

Roadrunner Completes Management Team Reorganization

Asset-light trucking and logistics services provider, Roadrunner Transportation Systems, has appointed a president for each of its three business segments.

July 7, 2014

Los Angeles/Long Beach Port Truckers on Strike

Port truck drivers from three of Los Angeles’ leading drayage firms began indefinite strikes on Monday morning over claims of unfair labor practices at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

July 2, 2014

NTB Inc. Offers Drivers 4-cent Raise

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based regional hauler is offering a 4-cent raise to all current and future drivers.

July 2, 2014

Carbon Express Ups Driver Pay Amidst Fleet Growth

Carbon Express, Wharton, N.J., has increased driver pay rates effective July 1 by 50 cents an hour and 2 cents per mile.

June 25, 2014

ODFL Expands Maine Terminal

The renovated facility contains 43 doors, more than 60% more doors than the original service center. The company first established its presence in Maine in 2005.

June 25, 2014

Carrier Streamlines Communication by Equipping Drivers with Tablets

Drivers at Land Air Express of New England keep in touch with home base and handle all the necessary paperwork through the use of tablets.

June 20, 2014

Bridger Group Acquires Occidental Petroleum’s Trucking Operation

Integrated crude oil midstream logistics company, Bridger Group, has reached an agreement to provide dedicated trucking services for the crude oil marketing business of Occidental Energy Marketing.

June 20, 2014

NLRB Charges Trucking Company with Dozens of Labor Law Violations

The National Labor Relations Board is charging a California trucking company committed more than 50 labor law violations against its drivers. The action is against port trucking company Green Fleet Systems, which hauls containers in and out of the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach.

June 19, 2014

Court Upholds Firing of Alcoholic Truck Driver

Lawyers for Sakari Jarvela claimed the company violated the Americans With Disabilities Act and other federal law, after he was diagnosed with alcoholism in 2010.

June 19, 2014

Kevin Kelly Named American Fast Freight President

American Fast Freight on Wednesday announced the appointment of Kevin Kelly as president of the company and as a member of AFF's board of directors. Kelly will replace Stephen L. Day, who is retiring.

June 19, 2014

Builders Transportation Increases Pay, Offering Sign-On Bonus

It has increased pay to 50 cents per mile or 29% of the freight revenue, for those with at least two years experience, according to a release, along with offering a $3,000 sign-on bonus for experienced drivers.

June 18, 2014

Court Rules Truckers are Employees, Not Independent Contractors

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.

June 18, 2014

FedEx Increases Fiscal Quarterly and Yearly Profits

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.

June 17, 2014

Christenson Transportation Expands to Ohio

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.

June 16, 2014

Celadon Logistics to Manage Commercial Vehicle Group’s Supply Chain

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.

June 16, 2014

Bruce Stockton Joins Kenan Advantage

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.

June 16, 2014

Precision Drilling Sells Trucking Operation

Precision Drilling has signed an agreement to sell certain assets from its trucking operations to fellow Canada-based Aveda Transportation and Energy Services.

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