January 28, 2014 - Industry News
The American Transportation Research Institute has released a new white paper showing a majority of the nation’s truck drivers do not have an understanding of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance Safety and Accountability program. CSA was rolled out nationally just over three years ago
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, American Transportation Research Institute, CSA, ATRI, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, CVSA
The Missouri Department of Transportation has launched the Missouri Freight Plan, the next step in a process started last year to develop the state's long-range transportation plan.
Tags: Missouri, Fleets, Highways, Freight, Infrastructure
Truck dealers and fleet managers need to work together to smooth maintenance on complex trucks so the industry can continue to grow, Philip Byrd, 2014 chairman of the American Trucking Associations, told an audience at the American Truck Dealers’ annual convention in New Orleans on Sunday.
Tags: American Truck Dealers, American Trucking Associations, Drivers, Maintenance, Dealers, Fleets, ATA
January 27, 2014 - Industry News
XPO Logistics Monday announced plans to offer 15 million shares of its common stock to help pay for its purchase of Ohio-based Pacer International.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Mergers & Acquisitions, XPO Logistics, Pacer International
The parent to several freight transportation providers, including Covenant Transport, has released numbers showing net income doubled in the final quarter of the year, but there was a slight decline for all of 2013.
Tags: Covenant Transport, Fleets, Earnings
Trucking company Swift Transportation reported a drop in earnings for the final quarter of 2013 but an increase for all of last year.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Swift Transportation, Fleet Financials
The third party logistics provider Transplace has released the results of its annual benchmarking study that includes data from more than 150 shippers, representing more than $12 billion dollars in annual freight spending.
Tags: Transplace, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Shippers, Freight Rates
The owner, operator, and president of East, St. Louis, Ill.-based Clark Trucking and Excavation was sentenced to 33 months in prison late last week.
Tags: Drivers, Missouri, Fleets, Fraud, Crime
January 26, 2014 - Industry News
YRC Worldwide's teamster drivers have voted in favor of an offer that clears the way for a $1.4 billion refinancing plan.
Tags: Teamsters, YRC Worldwide, Fleets
January 23, 2014 - Industry News
The parent to a ground transportation provider in the air cargo industry, Forward Air Corporation, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the stock of Central States Trucking Company and Central States Logistics, from Central States Inc.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Forward Air, Drivers
The New York state Department of Transportation is not adequately monitoring whether commercial carriers whose vehicles or drivers have been taken off the road because of violations are making needed repairs or corrections, potentially putting the public at risk, according to a new audit released by New York’s comptroller.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, New York, Regulations, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
Supply chain logistics service provider Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation, based in Conn., has purchased both CMI Freight-Trans and Steel Wheel Transfer, 25 year-old companies headquartered in Orland Park, Ill.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Odyssey Logistics
Freight transportation services provider J.B. Hunt Transport services has reported hitting record financial numbers for the final quarter of last year as well for all of 2013.
Tags: J.B. Hunt, Fleets, Earnings
January 22, 2014 - Industry News
Leaders from Teamster local unions representing workers at trucking giant YRC Worldwide, have overwhelmingly recommended approval of a revised tentative labor contract members will vote on this coming Saturday and Sunday.
Tags: Fleets, Teamsters, YRC Worldwide, Drivers
Refrigerated trucking company Marten Transport has reported the highest net income for any year in its history.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Marten Transport
January 21, 2014 - Industry News
A $130 million legal settlement has been reached for a class of more than 4,000 independent truckstops and other retail fueling merchants following an antitrust lawsuit filed in 2007 against fleet payment card issuer Comdata and three national truckstop chains.
Tags: Comdata, Fleets, Truckstops, Litigation, Fuel and Oil
Trucking company Knight Transportation has upwardly revised estimates of its financial performance, ahead of releasing full numbers later this month
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Knight Transportation
One household goods mover and an affiliate have allegedly swindled millions of dollars from the federal government by submitting false claims about relocating military personnel, according to a recently disclosed lawsuit.
Tags: Fleets, Fraud, Investigation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s newest enforcement tool is a shutdown order for carriers that flagrantly disregard the safety rules. Under a final rule to be posted this week, the agency can suspend or revoke the authority of willful repeat violators, and impose civil or criminal penalties.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, OOIDA, MAP-21, Regulations, Drivers, Fleets, GAO, Werner Enterprises, FedEx, Congress
Parcel and trucking company UPS has offered a glimpse of its fourth quarter and 2013 earnings ahead of releasing its full report on Jan. 30.
Tags: UPS, Fleets, Earnings
January 17, 2014 - Industry News
The Teamsters Union and YRC Worldwide announced Friday they reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract, providing a pathway for substantial debt reduction and refinancing initiatives for the parent of several trucking operations.
Tags: Fleets, Teamsters, YRC Worldwide, LTL
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will publish a rule next week containing tough new sanctions against carriers that disregard safety rules.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Enforcement
Trucking and logistics parent company, Con-way Inc. has released guidance ahead of posting fourth quarter earnings, with the expectation they will be around what they were the same time a year ago, 21 cents per share.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Con-Way
January 16, 2014 - Industry News
An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division resulted in the restoration of $1,979,779 in 401(k) pension benefits to 515 drivers working on U.S. Postal Service contracts for California-based Lange Trucking.
Tags: Drivers, California, Department of Labor, Fleets
It’s back to the negotiation table for the financially troubled parent of several trucking companies, YRC Worldwide, following Teamsters Union employees voting down a contract extension.
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