June 9, 2014
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the trucking company C.R. England have reached a settlement in a case regarding compliance with federal regulations governing the leasing relationship between motor carriers and truck owner-operators.
The trucking company New England Motor Freight has agreed to pay $870,500 to settle a federal class action lawsuit that it failed to get proper authorization from truck drivers before checking their credit reports and then later denying them employment.
May 30, 2014
ArcBest is under contract to purchase 40 acres of land at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith, Ark., for construction of a new corporate headquarters. The company said it has exceeded the capacity at its current Fort Smith general office.
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.
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
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 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
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.
Gloria Werner, one of the co-founders of the trucking company Werner Enterprises, died on May 20 at the age of 79.
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
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
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.
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 said it developed a specification for the International ProStar tractor that the company expects to deliver improved fuel economy results.
It will link California, Nevada and Arizona with Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and New York.
One of its existing independent affiliates, Linmoore Investments, has opened in the Chicago suburb of Channahon, Ill.
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
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
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
Plaintiffs in the latest class-action lawsuit allege Caterpillar hid details of defects and performance issues from customers that the engine maker knew about.
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