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January 25, 2017

Earnings Watch: Knight, Covenant, Patriot, YRC Worldwide

The latest batch of fleet earning reports from the fourth quarter are in, with three major fleets reporting revenue dips and a fourth signaling that it will have similar news when its formal report is released next month.

October 14, 2016

States Still Dealing With Hurricane Matthew Damages

Hurricane Matthew may be little more than scattered clouds in the Atlantic Ocean at this point, but it left behind damage to highways and other property that could take a lot of time and money to clean up.

October 6, 2016

As Hurricane Matthew Approaches, States Prepare for Emergency

With Hurricane Matthew strengthening to a Category 4 storm before making landfall, states from Florida through North Carolina are preparing for the worst with road closures, evacuations and suspensions of certain transportation rules.

April 27, 2016

Earnings Watch: Saia, Patriot, Covenant and Celadon

The wave of first quarter earnings reports from the nation’s publicly owned fleets continued on Wednesday, with three out of four lower than a year earlier due mainly to less freight to move.

January 27, 2016

Earnings Watch: Heartland Profit Drops, Patriot Moves Higher

Earnings for the trucking company Heartland Express Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLD) declined in both the final quarter of 2015 and all of last year due to less business while Patriot Transportation Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: PATI) saw an improvement due in large part to a legal settlement.

January 14, 2016

Bestpass Toll Volume Surpasses $1 Million in Two Key States

In the past 9 months, Bestpass users in Florida and Kansas have run over 256,000 toll transactions, making for a total toll volume of over $1.3 million.

October 2, 2015

Florida CDL Scammer Pleads Guilty

Ellariy Medvednik pleaded guilty to her role in a Florida CDL fraud scheme that may have illegally obtained licences for as many as 600 people.

September 28, 2015

Plans for Florida's Only LNG Plant Scrapped

Plans to develop the only liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Florida are being scrapped as a result of increased domestic LNG production, reported Bloomberg.

July 7, 2015

Authorities Bust Russian CDL Scammers

Three Florida residents have been charged with unlawfully obtaining commercial driver licenses for unqualified individuals.

May 6, 2015

Patriot Transportation Reports Slight First Quarter Loss

According to the Florida-based company this was the result of an “intangible asset impairment charge” of just over $2 million, with an with an after tax impact to net income of $1.265 million, relating to its November 2013 purchase of Pipeline Transportation.

February 26, 2015

Public CNG Station Opens in Northeast Florida

The first public-access compressed natural gas refueling station in Jacksonville, Fla., was opened recently by amp Trillium and beverage distributor Champion Brands Inc.

December 31, 2014

FRP to Spin Off Patriot Transportation Holding

FRP Holdings Inc. announced Tuesday its board of directors unanimously approved the separation of its freight transportation business, Patriot Transportation Holding Inc., soon to be known as New Patriot, from its real estate business.

December 12, 2014

Florida Con-Way Freight Terminal Votes to Join Teamsters

A group of 74 drivers and dockworkers at Con-way Freight in Miami Lakes, Fla., voted on Thursday to join Teamsters Local 769 in North Miami, Fla.

December 3, 2014

Major Florida Interstate Project to Begin in 2015

Work is set to begin in early 2015 on the Florida Department of Transportation’s Interstate 4 Ultimate construction project. The project will revamp a 21 mile section of Interstate 4 in Central Florida from Orange County to Seminole County.

October 8, 2014

Highway Angel Pulls Passenger From Wreck

The Truckload Carriers Association have named Jose Nunez of Homosassa, Fla., a Highway Angel for his actions in pulling a trapped passenger from a car wreck.

October 3, 2014

Rudy Giuliani Speaking At Vipar Conference

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be the keynote speaker at Vipar Heavy Duty’s Annual Business Conference in Marco Island, Fla.

September 23, 2014

TruckPro Buys Florida Parts and Service Distributor

TruckPro completed the purchase of Palm Beach Spring Company, an independent distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer products and repair services.

September 11, 2014

Rush Moves Orlando Truck Center

Rush Enterprises announced that its Orlando Light and Medium Duty Truck Center has been moved to a new location.

September 4, 2014

Florida Woman Indicted Over Trucking Tax Fraud Charges

The owner of a company that provided assistance to truck owners in filing their paperwork and paying taxes has been indicted on several charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida.

August 29, 2014

Love’s Adds Two More Travel Stops

Love’s Travel Shops announced the opening of two new locations in Mossy Head, Florida, and Fort Stockton, Texas.

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