November 3, 2014 - Industry News
Omnitracs completed its $178 million acquisition of fleet management software company XRS, the company announced. The company began the acquisition process in September.
Tags: telematics, Information Technology, XRS, Mergers & Acquisitions, Omnitracs
TransForce CEO Alain Bédard said the Montreal-based company will spin-off the truckload business, possibly in 2015, followed by the waste division, which includes landfills, possibly a couple years later.
Tags: Canada, Waste Management, Truckload, TransForce
The Technology & Maintenance Council announced a “Fueling the Future” theme for its 2015 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, taking place in Nashville, Tenn.
Tags: fleet maintenance, TMC, Alternative Fuels, Fuel Management, Events
ATRI is looking for carrier input through its latest survey on detention time and the impact it has on industry safety and productivity,
Tags: Survey, ATRI, Detention Pay, Productivity
November 3, 2014 - Product News
Betts Truck Parts & Service announced that it would be providing advanced drivetrain product support by making its drivetrain products manager available to customers.
Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, Eaton, Drivetrains, Betts Truck Parts and Service
Transportation and logistics provider USA Truck Inc. has announced earnings for the third quarter of the year showing its most profitable quarter in eight years and its second straight quarterly profit.
Tags: Earnings, USA Truck
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the 17th consecutive month, its highest level since March 2011, according to nation’s supply executives.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Consumer Spending
Trucking and logistics holding company ArcBest Corp. has reported improved third quarter 2014 results, reflecting business growth at ABF Freight and all of its emerging companies.
Tags: Earnings, ABF, ArcBest Corp.
The Teamsters Union chalked up its second win at FedEx Freight when a group of 113 drivers at the company’s South Brunswick, N.J., terminal voted Friday to join Teamsters Local 701.
Tags: Drivers, Con-way Freight, Pennsylvania, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight, LTL
Trucking and logistics provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems reported record revenue and operating income for the third quarter.
Tags: Roadrunner Transportation, Earnings, LTL, Truckload
The week ending Oct. 25, rail intermodal traffic was up 6.7% compared with the same week last year -- higher growth than that of rail traffic overall.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Freight, Economy, NAFTA, Global
November 1, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit last week against Panama, Iowa-based trucking company Panama Transfer, saying it violated federal law by allowing a female dock worker to be sexually harassed and then firing her for resisting that harassment.
Tags: Litigation, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC
Mercedes-Benz is strongly considering offering a compact van in the U.S. and will add a new standard safety feature to the 2015 Sprinter van, executives said during a March 25 visit to Bobit Business Media.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz, Full-Size Vans, Automotive Fleet, Automotive Executives, Passenger Vans, Cargo Vans, 2015-MY
October 31, 2014 - Industry News
Lynden Transport opened a service center in Tulsa, Okla., to support its oil and gas customers. The company says the service center will allow it to provide more efficient service and give customers more choices with departures and arrivals.
Tags: City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, LTL, Bakken Oil Fields
CNG Source is opening its first Indianapolis CNG station on Nov. 20.
Tags: CNG Source, CNG Fueling Stations, Compressed Natural Gas
Trucking operation YRC Worldwide turned its business around in the third quarter of the year, going from a $44.1 million net loss a year ago to a net profit of $1.2 million.
Tags: Earnings, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight
Love’s Travel Stops opened a new location in Muscle Shoals, Ala., at the intersection of State Highway 157 and U.S. Highway 72.
Tags: Alabama, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops
After months of trying to convince FedEx Freight drivers in Middletown, Pennsylvania, to join the Teamsters, the union withdrew the election petition on Thursday, the day before vote.
Tags: Drivers, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight, LTL, Teamsters
Caterpillar has begun serving more vocational segments with its CT681, a Class 8 set-forward-axle model with “industrial” styling based on customer preferences, representatives said Thursday at a press briefing at Cat’s demonstration facility west of Peoria, Ill.
Tags: Class 8, Caterpillar, Vocational Trucks
A proposal that could eventually lead to higher insurance requirements for trucking companies is close to publication. An advanced notice of the proposal is under review by the White House Office of Management and Budget and can be expected to show up in the Federal Register this year.
Tags: FMCSA, Insurance, MCSAC
Global sales of medium and heavy duty vehicles should reach 7.1 million by 2035 from the 4.3 million that should be sold in 2014, according to a new report from Navigant Research.
Tags: Fleet Sales, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Navigant Research, Forecast, Global
Consumer spending in the U.S. declined in September for the first time in eight months, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Spending
October 30, 2014 - Industry News
The FMCSA is accepting submissions for its 2015 “Be Ready. Be Buckled” student art contest to promote safety belt use. The contest is open to children from kindergarten through sixth grade.
Tags: FMCSA, driver safety, Seat Belts, Contest, U.S. DOT
Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has announced a 29.5% increase in third quarter net income totaling $77.9 million.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Earnings
Two separate recall campaigns, covering 33K light trucks in the U.S., will fix problems that can lead to false warnings from tire pressure monitoring systems.
Tags: Jeep, Jeep Wrangler, Chrysler, Full-Size Vans, Ram ProMaster, Minivans, 2014-MY, Dodge, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country, Cargo Vans
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