March 19, 2014
South Carolina-based expedited trucking company Nations Express has opened a new truckload division.
Revenue was $11.3 billion, up 3% from $11 billion the same time a year ago, while net income totaled $378 million, up 5% from last year’s $361 million or $1.23 per share compared to $1.13 per share.
March 18, 2014
The Schneider logo has been refreshed and has a more contemporary design that accurately reflects the broad geographies it serves. The company’s previous logo had been in existence since 1985, which positioned the organization well at the time.
March 17, 2014
Con-way Freight has become the latest less-than-truckload carrier to announce it is increasing rates. It will institute a general rate hike, averaging 5.4%, applicable to non-contractual business, effective March 31.
Asset-light trucking company, Roadrunner Transportation Systems, has acquired all of the outstanding stock of Unitrans International, a non-asset based provider of international logistics solutions based in Los Angeles, Calif.
March 14, 2014
UPS Freight will implement a general rate increase effective March 31. The 4.4% increase applies to non-contractual less-than-truckload shipments rated on the current UPS Freight tariffs.
The turnover rate at large truckload carriers fell six percentage points to 91% in the fourth quarter of 2013, but held above 90% for the eighth consecutive quarter, according to new figures released by the American Trucking Associations.
Crete Carrier Corporation is increasing compensation for all national over the road truck drivers and owner operators at Crete Carrier, Shaffer Trucking and Hunt Transportation.
March 12, 2014
A more than $12 million jury verdict was recently handed down in a case involving the trucking company Frozen Food Express in a personal injury lawsuit.
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March 11, 2014
The Illinois-based company says the change formally recognizes the growing importance of trucking operations as an integral part of Hub Group's expanding portfolio of transportation service offerings.
Truckload carrier Schneider National has created 75 new jobs for professional truck drivers looking to transport some unique freight.
March 10, 2014
Old Dominion Freight Line on Monday reported an increase in its less-than-truckload tons per day for February of 11.7% compared with February 2013, following growth of 10.1% for January 2014 compared to the year before.
The online logistics provider uShip has announced a partnership with the online auction business eBay, when it comes to arranging larger-than-parcel shipments.
The private equity investment firm Wind Point Partners has purchased a majority stake in Dicom Transportation Group, the Canadian parent to several trucking operations.
A new law takes effect Tuesday in New York state that some describe as the most stringent of any state when it comes to truck drivers and other transportation workers who have been wrongly classified as independent contractors rather than employees.
March 6, 2014
Shareholders of the less-than-truckload carrier Vitran have approved an earlier announced sale to fellow Canadian trucking operation TransForce.
March 5, 2014
New YRC Freight president Darren Hawkins is shaking up things with the less-than-truckload carrier by reorganizing its management.
Less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System will increase general rates and charges effective March 24.
March 3, 2014
FedEx Freight will increase shipping rates by an average of 3.9%, effective March 31.
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