November 18, 2013 - Industry News
The American Transportation Research Institute on Monday released the findings of its latest analysis of the operational and economic impacts resulting from the new hours-of-service rules that went into effect July 1.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, ATA, Hours of Service, ATRI, Fleets
November 17, 2013 - Industry News
Kenan Advantage Group announced that it has completed the acquisition of RTL-Westcan Group. RTL-Westcan is a hauler of bulk commodities in western and northern Canada, serving more than 500 customers across its operating region.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Kenan Advantage Group, RTL-Westcan
November 14, 2013 - Industry News
Daseke Inc. of Addison, Texas, and Clayton, Ala.-based Boyd Bros. Transportation announced a merger they say will put them into the top five largest open deck/specialty carriers.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Daseke Inc., Boyd Bros. Transportation, Fleets, Flatbed
November 13, 2013 - Industry News
MEXICO CITY -- For some people in the United States, say "Mexican trucking company" and they envision ramshackle trucks, drivers who are reckless and fleets that don’t care about safety. A visit to one of the country's largest fleets shows a professional, safety-focused operation with a focus on drivers.
Tags: Mexico, Fleets, Volvo Trucks, Cross-Border Trucking
November 8, 2013 - Industry News
Trucking operations based in California or with terminals there are going to get a break from one the state’s regulations staring in a couple of years.
Tags: California, CSA, inspections, Fleets
November 7, 2013 - Industry News
On Tuesday officials with the parent company to several trucking operations, YRC Worldwide, met with representatives of the Teamsters Union in Dallas to update them on the company's most recent performance, future prospects and corporate refinancing opportunities.
Tags: Fleets, Teamsters, YRC Worldwide
November 6, 2013 - Industry News
The parent to bulk chemical haulers, Quality Carriers and Boasso America, has reported net income of $2.8 million, for the third of the year, down sharply from $8.9 million a year earlier.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Quality Distribution
November 5, 2013 - Industry News
The South Carolina Ports Authority has announced a new Clean Truck Certification Program to take effect on Jan. 1, 2014.
Tags: Clean Truck Program, South Carolina, Fleets, Ports, Owner-Operators, Port Trucking
A few years ago, YRC Worldwide was able to stay afloat with the help of union workers agreeing to a series of wage and benefit cuts. YRC's back in the same boat, but this time around, lenders are insisting on changes.
Tags: YRC Worldwide, Teamsters, Fleets, LTL
Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. relocated its Albuquerque Service Center to a larger facility. With 43 employees, the newly constructed service center contains 41 doors – a 40% increase from the previous location.
Tags: Relocation, Old Dominion Freight Line, Expansion, Service Center, Fleets
A New York-based trucking company has agreed to pay $325,000 to settle claims that it failed to pay the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection fees covering the costs of handling and transporting oil and other hazardous wastes within the state.
Tags: Massachusetts, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Hazmat
Chris Duncan has joined Transport America as vice president - dedicated sales, and Laurie Murphy has been hired as vice president - eastern region.
Tags: Leadership, Fleets, Transport America
XPO Logistics, which provides freight brokerage, expedited transportation and logistics services, has announced financial results for the third quarter showing total revenue was $194 million, a 173.3% increase from the same period in 2012.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, XPO Logistics
November 4, 2013 - Industry News
Kentucky-based Paschall Truck Lines President and CEO Randall A. Waller has sold 100% percent of his stock in the company to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
An Illinois man has been sentenced to federal prison and ordered to pay restitution in the to Con-way Freight after pleading guilty to sending threatening communications over the Internet.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Fleets, Crime, Con-Way
New York has set forth more stringent prohibitions on the use of portable electronic devices for commercial driver’s license holders, including prohibiting their use when stopped in traffic
Tags: Drivers, New York, Texting, Cell Phones, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
Knight Transportation is keeping up its public campaign to buy rival truckload carrier USA Truck, despite being told the company is not interested in being purchased.
Tags: Fleets, USA Truck, Mergers & Acquisitions, Knight Transportation
November 3, 2013 - Industry News
John R. “Jack” Congdon, Sr., a longtime member of the board of directors at Old Dominion Freight Line, has died following a battle with cancer. He was 80 years old.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, People
November 1, 2013 - Industry News
TransForce has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Clarke Transport and Clarke Road Transport, the two subsidiaries of Clarke Inc. Both are Canadian companies.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, TransForce, Vitran
October 31, 2013 - Industry News
Asset-light transportation and logistics service provider, Roadrunner Transportation Systems, reports third quarter net income increased 34% over the prior year quarter to $13.2 million. Revenue for the period increased 30.1% to nearly $110 million from $83.1 million during the same time.
Tags: Fleets, Roadrunner Transportation, Earnings
October 30, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED--The Teamsters ABF Master Negotiating Committee voted Wednesday that in light of the overwhelming vote against authorizing a strike against ABF Freight, the company's last proposal for the Central Region Local Cartage Agreement would be accepted. As a result, the ABF National Master Freight Agreement is now fully ratified.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Teamsters, ABF
The parent to trucking operations Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload and Menlo Worldwide Logistics, Con-way Inc. has reported 2013 third-quarter net income of $30.6 million, compared to third-quarter 2012 net income of $25.3 million.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Con-Way
New figures from the freight matching service provider, DAT, show spot market load availability fell 5.7% Oct. 20 through 26, compared to the previous seven days.
Tags: Fleets, Owner-Operators, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
Multi-regional, less-than-truckload carrier Saia has reported third-quarter revenue of $293 million, an increase of 5.4% from the same time in 2012.
Tags: Fleets, financials, Saia
In a vote of 70% to 30%, a majority of Teamsters Union membership covered by the Central Region Local Cartage Supplement has chosen not to authorize a strike at less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight.
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