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November 21, 2012 - Industry News

New Jersey Truckers Continue to Dig Out After Sandy

Utility trucks work to get power back up in New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy.

As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie teamed up with President Obama to tour the devastation wrought on his state in the days following Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Motor Truck Association Executive Director Gail Toth overcame power and Internet outages to make sure she was able to stay in touch with the state's trucking firms and help them any way she could

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November 20, 2012 - Industry News

Schneider Launches Used Fleet Truck Sales

Schneider National recently expanded its tractor purchase offerings for owner-operators, fleets and wholesalers

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November 19, 2012 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Introduces Navisphere Technology Platform

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. introduces Navisphere, the next version of the company's single global technology platform

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November 18, 2012 - Industry News

UPS Raising Rates for 2013

UPS published new rates for 2013, including an average net increase of 4.9% on UPS Ground services

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November 15, 2012 - Industry News

Two Weeks Remain to Nominate HDT 2013 Truck Fleet Innovators

Heavy Duty Trucking editors are now accepting nominations for 2013 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

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November 12, 2012 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Expands Mexican Footprint and Service Offerings

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Chattanooga, Tenn., announced that it will significantly expand its presence and range of U.S./Mexican cross-border services through two key deals.

Tags: Fleets, Mexico

November 6, 2012 - Industry News

Ryder Honored for Veteran Hiring Efforts

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its National Chamber Foundation announced that Ryder is a finalist for the Hiring Our Heroes Post-9/11 Veteran Employment Award.

Tags: Fleets, Hiring our Heroes, Ryder, Veterans

November 6, 2012 - Industry News

Republic Services Invests $25 million in CNG Trucks

Republic Services, a recycling and waste company that serves more than 200,000 households and 27,000 businesses in the St. Louis region, is investing nearly $25 million to enhance its fleet with 72 compressed natural gas collection vehicles.

Tags: Fleets, Republic Services, Natural Gas Vehicles, Natural Gas

November 5, 2012 - Industry News

Fleet Survey Indicates Increase in Planned Order Activity

Fleets surveyed by CK Commercial Vehicle Research were increasing their planned order activity for power units in the coming three months, while planned trailer orders slowed. Freight demand, while slipping somewhat, is still solid at most fleets, according to the Q4 Fleet Sentiment Report, but it's still solid at most fleets

Tags: Fleets, Truck Orders, Economy, Navistar

November 5, 2012 - Industry News

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Acquires Central Cal Transportation

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. announced that it has acquired all of the outstanding stock of Central Cal Transportatio

Tags: Fleets, Roadrunner Transportation, Intermodal, California

November 4, 2012 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Testing LNG Tractors in Dallas

Two LNG tractors will test the new Cummins Westport ISX 12 G in FedEx Freight's Dallas operations.

FedEx Freight has begun beta testing two new tractors powered by Cummins Westport ISX 12 G liquefied natural gas-only engines.

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October 31, 2012 - Industry News

Three Drivers, Five Companies Named in Nebraska Crash Lawsuit

A wrongful death suit has been filed by the parents of a couple killed in a chain-reaction crash in September in western Nebraska

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October 31, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Names Road Team Finalists

The American Trucking Associations named 32 professional truck drivers as finalists in the selection process to become captains on the 2013-2014 America's Road Team.

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October 30, 2012 - Industry News

Third Quarter Fleet Financials Released

Many fleets released their third quarter revenues and earnings recently. Some companies experienced gains, while others reported losses

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October 25, 2012 - Industry News

Wright Express Corp. Changes Name to WEX Inc.

Wright Express Corp.n announced that it will change its name to WEX Inc

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October 24, 2012 - Industry News

Celadon Reports Profits up 50%

Celadon Group, Indianapolis, reported its first fiscal quarter profit was up more than 50% compared to the same period last year

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October 23, 2012 - Industry News

ICT Holdings Opening Branch Offices

ICT Holdings announced plans to open satellite offices in strategic locations across the country, with the first one opening in Fayetteville, Ark.

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October 18, 2012 - Industry News

Southeastern Freight Lines Opens Service Center in Fort Worth

Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload carrier, has opened a service center in Fort Worth, Texas, in response to growing business in the region and to improve service to current customers

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October 18, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion Completes Expansion in Morristown, Tenn.

Old Dominion Freight Line officially re-opened its expansion and enhancement to its Morristown Service Center, capping a project that took well over a year

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October 17, 2012 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide Announces 2012 Destination Green Environmental Excellence Awards

YRC Worldwide Inc. recently announced the 2012 winners of the Destination Green Environmental Excellence Award for employee leadership in sustainability. In the second year of the awards, two teams were recognized along with seven employees.

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October 16, 2012 - Industry News

Survey: Carriers Plan to Raise Pay; Healthcare Concerns Easing Somewhat

More than three-quarters of carriers in a recent survey plan to raise pay this year, nearly half by 2% to 5%, while another fourth plan to raise pay by less than 2%, according to Transport Capital Partners' Third Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey

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October 16, 2012 - Industry News

ChemLogix Launches Freight Brokerage Service

ChemLogix LLC, a provider of comprehensive chemical industry transportation management, technology, and supply chain consulting services, has launched a new freight brokerage service as part of its Capacity Management program.

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October 16, 2012 - Industry News

Schneider National Enters Energy Transportation Services Business

Schneider National recently entered the fast-growing energy transportation services business, supporting the movement of base materials to and from oil well sites across the U.S

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October 10, 2012 - Industry News

Back to the Future: The Current and Coming Driver Shortage

LAS VEGAS - At least one industry analyst has predicted the driver shortage could reach 500,000 by sometime net year. The American Trucking Associations recently reported that driver turnover at large truckload fleets is now at 106%, the highest level since early 2007. What's driving this shortage, and what can be done about it

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October 10, 2012 - Industry News

ABF Freight System, Teamsters Set Date to Negotiate

Less-than-truckload giant ABF Freight System and the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee announced that they expect to begin negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement on Dec. 18. TNFINC is the negotiating arm of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. ABF is the largest subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corp. and was founded in 1923.

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