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January 17, 2014

FMCSA Readies Sanctions Against Repeat Violators

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will publish a rule next week containing tough new sanctions against carriers that disregard safety rules.

January 17, 2014

Conway Expects Little Improvement in 4th Quarter Earnings

Trucking and logistics parent company, Con-way Inc. has released guidance ahead of posting fourth quarter earnings, with the expectation they will be around what they were the same time a year ago, 21 cents per share.

January 16, 2014

Nearly $2 Million in Pension Benefits Returned to 515 Truckers

An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division resulted in the restoration of $1,979,779 in 401(k) pension benefits to 515 drivers working on U.S. Postal Service contracts for California-based Lange Trucking.

January 16, 2014

YRC and Teamsters Back in Talks Following Failed Contract Vote

It’s back to the negotiation table for the financially troubled parent of several trucking companies, YRC Worldwide, following Teamsters Union employees voting down a contract extension.

January 15, 2014

Independent Contractor Bill Signed into Law in New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law the New York State Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act, drastically changing how the state classifies independent contractors

January 14, 2014

Specialized Transportation Renamed CRST Specialized Transportation

Iowa-based parent to several trucking companies, CRST International, has announced has changed the name of Specialized Transportation, which it acquired in 2011, to CRST Specialized Transportation.

January 14, 2014

California Issues Reminder over Compliance with Reefer Rules

The California Air Resources Board is reminding brokers, forwarders, shippers and receivers that hire motor carriers to transport perishable goods on California highways to re-establish due diligence in their hiring practices with the start of 2014.

January 13, 2014

TCA Announces Division Winners in 2013 National Fleet Safety Awards

Eighteen fleets are being recognized for their excellent safety records; two will now advance to win grand prizes in March.

January 13, 2014

UPS Freight Teamsters Approve New Contract

Teamsters union members at the trucking operation, UPS Freight, have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new national five-year master agreement that increases wages, significantly strengthens pension benefits and takes on the issue of subcontracting.

January 9, 2014

Teamsters Vote Down YRC Contract Extension

Teamsters Union truck drivers and other workers at the parent of less-than-truckload carriers, YRC Worldwide, have rejected the company’s proposal that would have extended and modified the existing labor contract until 2019, putting the company in jeopardy of having to file for bankruptcy.

January 8, 2014

FMCSA to Hold Listening Sessions on New Entrant Carriers, MATS Date Added

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold a public listening session on Jan. 13 in Nashville, Tenn., to solicit ideas and information from interested parties on possible knowledge testing requirements for New Entrant passenger and property carriers, freight forwarders, and brokers.

January 7, 2014

YRC Worldwide Looking to Borrow More Than $1 Billion to Stay Afloat

The financially troubled parent of several trucking companies, including YRC Freight, hopes to borrow $1.15 billion to refinance its debt, according to Bloomberg News.

January 7, 2014

Teamsters Leaders Endorse New UPS Freight Contract

Teamster local union leaders representing UPS Freight workers across the country have endorsed a new tentative national agreement.

January 6, 2014

New Prime Fined by OSHA for Retaliating Against Trucker

UPDATED -- An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that New Prime retaliated against a truck driver by blacklisting him in the commercial transport industry after he sought medical attention for a work-related injury.

January 6, 2014

XPO Logistics Purchasing Intermodal Provider Pacer International

Trucking and related services provider, XPO Logistics, has entered into an agreement to acquire Pacer Internation, the third largest provider of intermodal transportation services in North America.

January 2, 2014

CRST Purchases Short-Haul Fleet BESL Transfer

Trucking company owner CRST International has announced the acquisition of privately-held BESL Transfer Company, based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

January 2, 2014

Spot Market Rates Jumped As 2013 Drew to a Close

Rates on one of the nation’s largest spot freight markets increased in all three major categories, according to newly released figures.

December 26, 2013

Western-based Diamond Transportation Expanding Eastward

Diamond Transportation, based in Stockton, Calif., is expanding its services from the Western region of the country to serve to the Midwestern and Northeastern United States.

December 26, 2013

Crete, Shaffer to Offer On-the-Job Training for Veterans

Crete Carrier Corp. and its refrigerated division, Shaffer Trucking, have gotten approval from the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide on-the-job training to veterans and other eligible trainees through the GI Bill.

December 23, 2013

YRC Worldwide Reaches Agreement to Reduce Debt by $300 Million

Christmas came a couple of days early for the parent of several less-than-truckload carriers, saying it has reached an agreement with certain holders of notes that will allow it to reduce debt by approximately $300 million.

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