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May 30, 2014

New Member Appointed to USA Truck Board

The trucking company USA Truck announced the appointment of Alexander D. Greene to its board of directors. With the addition of Greene, the USA Truck Board expands to 10 members.

May 30, 2014

Video: Two Fleet Leaders Talk About New Hours of Service

Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express and an American Trucking Associations vice chairman, and Phil Byrd, president of Bulldog Hiway Express and ATA Chairman, talk about the negative impacts of changes to hours-of-service rules on their fleets, the trucking industry and the economy.

May 29, 2014

American Central Transport Raising Driver Pay

Effective June 1, company drivers at the Missouri-based ACT will receive a 1 cent per mile pay increase for all miles. Independent contractors will receive 3 cents per mile more for all miles, moving it up to $1.03 per mile.

May 28, 2014

Con-way Truckload Purchases 550 New Trucks, Most Automated

Con-way Truckload has purchased 550 new Kenworth, Volvo, Freightliner and Navistar tractors, most of which will be equipped with automated transmissions and all with 6x4 axles.

May 27, 2014

ODFL Raises Second Quarter Expectations

Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line on Tuesday increased its outlook for growth in second-quarter revenue per hundredweight, excluding fuel surcharges, to a range of 3% to 3.5% from the same time in 2013.

May 27, 2014

Werner Enterprises Co-Founder Gloria Werner Dead at 79

Gloria Werner, one of the co-founders of the trucking company Werner Enterprises, died on May 20 at the age of 79.

May 27, 2014

Big-Fleet Demand for Vans Leads Surge in Trailer Orders

Freight growth gives fleets confidence to buy, while low cancellations push backlogs to six months. Tankers are also up strongly, but lack of a highway bill could upset dump-trailer business.

May 23, 2014

USA Truck Reaches Agreement with Largest Shareholders

The trucking company USA truck on Friday said it has reached an agreement with its largest shareholders who hold approximately a 28% stake in the company.

May 20, 2014

Third Lawsuit Filed Over FedEx Freight-Bus Crash

The family of a Los Angeles student killed last month when the charter bus he was in was hit by a FedEx Freight truck in Orland, Calif., is filing a wrongful death lawsuit, according to the Los Angeles Times.

May 20, 2014

Refrigerated Carrier Expands Transflo Scanning Use

Quest Global, a refrigerated carrier based in Cartersville, Ga., will increase its use of Pegasus’s Transflo scanning applications and expects to see an increase in drivers' use of mobile scanning apps.

May 19, 2014

Navistar and Swift Transportation Begin Pilot Program to Improve Fuel Economy

Navistar said it developed a specification for the International ProStar tractor that the company expects to deliver improved fuel economy results.

May 19, 2014

Carriers Forming LTL Network Serving Both Coasts

It will link California, Nevada and Arizona with Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and New York.

May 19, 2014

Quality Carriers Expands Midwest Operations

One of its existing independent affiliates, Linmoore Investments, has opened in the Chicago suburb of Channahon, Ill.

May 19, 2014

Index Negative for Shippers, Positive for Trucking

A measure of business conditions for shippers remained deep in negative territory in March, meaning the climate favored trucking companies, according to a newly released report.

May 16, 2014

Schneider Logistics Settles Lawsuit for $21 Million

The logistics operation of trucking industry giant Schneider has agreed to pay $21 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed that includes as many 1,800 employees over alleged wage and hour violations.

May 14, 2014

Echo Global Logistics Purchases One Stop Logistics

Third-party logistics and supply chain management services provider, Echo Global Logistics, has purchase One Stop Logistics, headquartered in Watsonville, Calif., and is now doing business under the Echo name.

May 9, 2014

CAT Faces Fresh Litigation over Repeated C13, C15 ACERT Emissions Failures

Plaintiffs in the latest class-action lawsuit allege Caterpillar hid details of defects and performance issues from customers that the engine maker knew about.

May 9, 2014

One Fleet's Quest for Fuel Savings

Royal Jones was an 18-year-old truck driver when he founded a trucking company in 1981 with truck mechanic Jimmy Ray. The two, who also were race car drivers, Webb said, "were early on obsessed with aerodynamics and fuel efficiency."

May 8, 2014

Bay and Bay Transportation Purchases Rival J&C Trucking

A trucking company involved in dry bulk hauling in the Midwest has bought up one its main competitors, according to published reports.

May 8, 2014

Patriot Transportation Separating Trucking, Real Estate Businesses

Patriot Transportation Holding on Wednesday said it plans to separate its transportation business, the trucking company Florida Rock & Tank Lines, from its real estate businesses.

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