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May 8, 2013 - Industry News

C.R. England Names Two New Chief Operating Officers

The trucking company C.R. England announced the promotion of two members of its executive committee to the position of chief operating officers. Brandon Harrison and Zach England have been named to the positions with Harrison to oversee national, regional, and Mexico divisions and safety.

Tags: C.R. England, Fleets

May 7, 2013 - Industry News

Roadrunner Buys Southeast Intermodal Firm

The asset-light and logistics service provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems says it has acquired all of the outstanding stock and the Charleston, S.C., property of Wando Trucking, a provider of intermodal transportation and related services in the Southeast.

Tags: Fleets, Roadrunner Transportation, Mergers & Acquisitions

May 6, 2013 - Industry News

CRST Buys Allied Special Products Division

CRST International says its purchase of Allied's Special Products Division will create the most extensive network of specialized distribution centers in North America.

Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, CRST, Allied Van Lines

May 3, 2013 - Industry News

USA Truck Unveils Website For Veterans

Arkansas-based USA Truck added a driver recruiting website exclusively for military veterans. Called "We Hire Heroes" and located at www.HiringMilitaryDrivers.com, this new site is designed to make the transition to civilian employment easier for military personnel.

Tags: Drivers, military, Recruiting, Veterans, Fleets, USA Truck

April 29, 2013 - Industry News

UPS, Teamsters Reach Tentative Deal

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and United Parcel Service have reached tentative agreements on new five-year national contracts for package and freight workers.

Tags: UPS, Fleets, Teamsters

April 23, 2013 - Industry News

Schneider Offering New Bulk Intermodal Container Service

Schneider worked with partners to develop a 40-foot bulk intermodal container capable of hauling 5,800 gallons.

Schneider National Bulk Carriers recently launched a bulk intermodal transportation service using a new 40-foot tank container that can be used on the rail and over the road to haul liquid bulk chemicals across the United States.

Tags: Trailers, Intermodal, Fleets, Schneider National, Bulk

April 22, 2013 - Industry News

ABF, Teamsters Agree To Contract Extension

ABF and the Teamsters still have a ways to go to come up with a contract both sides can agree on.

The Teamsters Union and Arkansas Best Freight System have agreed to another extension of the current labor contract, as the two sides seem far apart.

Tags: Arkansas Best, Teamsters, LTL, Fleets

April 18, 2013 - Industry News

Werner Enterprises Profit Falls 18% in First Quarter

While Omaha, Neb.-based Werner Enterprises is hardly in any danger of going into the red, it didn’t pull in as much money in the first quarter of the year as it did during the same time in 2012, thanks to tougher winter weather conditions.

Tags: Fleet Financials, Earning, Werner Enterprises, Fleets

April 16, 2013 - Industry News

YRC Locks Out IAM Union Members

The parent company to YRC Freight and others, YRC Worldwide, announced it was ending a contract extension with the International Association of Machinists as of Monday. In a release, the company said it will continue to talk with the IAM, though it points out the lack of significant progress in the negotiations led to the lock-out.

Tags: YRC Worldwide, Fleets

April 12, 2013 - Industry News

JB Hunt Reports Increased First Quarter Financials

J.B. Hunt's intermodal first quarter revenue was $796 million, up 15%, while operating income increased 22% to $ 96.8 million.

The first quarter earnings reporting season has kicked off in trucking on a high note with J. B. Hunt Transport Services, which announced net earnings of $73.3 million compared to $67.7 million the same time a year ago.

Tags: J.B. Hunt, Earnings, Fleet Financials, Fleets, Intermodal

April 4, 2013 - Industry News

Fleets Report Mixed Experiences With 2010 Engines

Results from a new poll show mixed feedback from carriers when it comes to fuel economy and maintenance costs of 2010 engines versus 2007 engines.

Tags: Fleets, Transport Capital Partners, Engines, Emissions, EPA

April 3, 2013 - Industry News

Continental Express Expands in Texas with Acquisition

Texas-based refrigerated carrier Continental Express has purchased the assets of Ohio company Ranger Refrigerated Express for an undisclosed amount.

Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Texas

April 2, 2013 - Industry News

Teamsters Set To Meet With YRC Over Terminal Closures

Representatives of the Teamsters Union are set to meet on April 19 with officials from YRC Freight to discuss changes to the less-than-truckload carrier’s terminal network.

Tags: YRC, Teamsters, YRC Worldwide, LTL, Fleets

April 1, 2013 - Industry News

Labor Department Orders Carrier to Pay Back Wages

Contract Transport has agreed to pay 201 truck drivers a total of $160,073 in back wages and fringe benefits after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found that the trucking company violated provisions of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act.

Tags: Department of Labor, Fleets, Drivers

April 1, 2013 - Industry News

Con-way, ODFL Offer First Quarter Performance Preview

The parent of the less-than-truckload operation, Con-way Freight, recently provided an update on first quarter trends of this part of its business, ahead of it releasing first quarter financial results the first of May while competitor Old Dominion Freight Line did the same just before a freight transportation summit in Chicago last week.

Tags: Con-way Freight, LTL, Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Tonnage

March 27, 2013 - Industry News

Survey Shows Fleet Use of E-logs, CSA Compliance Methods and Costs along with Expansion Plans

Newly released results from a survey of fleets show more are adopting e-logs to monitor driver compliance with hours-of-service regulations. The survey also reveals what they are doing and how much it costs to comply with the CSA program, as well as plans for adding capacity that include more plan to add independent contractor drivers.

Tags: EOBR, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Capacity, CSA, Hours of Service, Transport Capital Partners, Drivers

March 13, 2013 - Industry News

Plans By YRC Freight To Close Facilities Reportedly Delayed

The latest plan by nationwide less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight to improve its financial and operational picture has been slowed.

Tags: LTL, YRC, Fleets, Teamsters

February 18, 2013 - Industry News

USA Truck Announces New CEO

USA Truck lost $17.5 million in 2012.

USA Truck, Van Buren, Ark., named a new president and CEO following this month's financial reports of a $17.5 million net loss for 2012.

Tags: Fleets, People, USA Truck

February 18, 2013 - Industry News

Panther Expedited Names New CEO, COO

Panther Expedited Services has names a new president/CEO and a new chief operating officer following the retirement of President and CEO Andrew Clarke.

Tags: Fleets, People, Arkansas Best, Panther, Expedite

February 18, 2013 - Industry News

Christenson, Florida East Coast Railway Team up for Intermodal Service in Southeast

Christenson Transportation and the Florida East Coast Railway have teamed up for an intermodal arrangement that provides more reliable shipping between the Tennessee-Kentucky border and Florida.

Tags: Intermodal, Fleets, TTS, Christenson Transportation, Progressive Transportation

February 11, 2013 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Quizzes Logistics Managers

According to a recent survey of more than 400 logistics managers by transportation services provider U.S. Xpress Enterprises, only 59% of shippers use performance metrics to manage freight costs and only 43% are currently running or planning to implement a transportation management system.

Tags: Fleets, U.S. Xpress, TMS, Freight shipments

February 10, 2013 - Industry News

YRC Reports Positive Numbers For A Change

The parent of trucking companies YRC Freight and others, YRC Worldwide, has posted its first positive yearly numbers in six years, but things overall still need improvement in order to forget the company coming close to bankruptcy more than once in recent years.

Tags: Fleet Financials, LTL, YRC, Fleets, financials

February 7, 2013 - Industry News

Penske Installing Truck-Lite LED headlights

The new Truck-Lite LED headlamps Penske is adding to its rental fleet trucks were initially developed for military use.

Penske Truck Leasing is retrofitting 5,000 of its 2012 and 2013 model semi tractors in its commercial truck rental fleet with new LED headlights from Truck-Lite.

Tags: LED, Penske, Truck-Lite, Fleets

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

Patriot Transportation Profits Soars, USA Still In The Red

Recent financials from two different fleets show very different results, but both mentioned their success in adding drivers and cutting down on unseated trucks.

Tags: Fleet Financials, Fleets, USA Truck, Patriot Transportation

February 5, 2013 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens New Service Centers

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. opened its Santa Maria Service Center in California to accommodate increased freight along U.S. Route 101.

Tags: Expansion, Old Dominion, Fleets, California

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