September 4, 2013 - Industry News
The average marginal cost per mile in 2012 was $1.63, a slight decrease from the $1.71 found in 2011, according to the American Transportation Research Institute's latest update to An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking.
Tags: ATRI, Costs per mile, Fleets
September 3, 2013 - Industry News
Trucking company C.R. England says it is responding to “a stagnant economy, increasing federal regulations and a tightening market for drivers” in making a decision to cut 81 non-driving positions from its workforce.
Tags: C.R. England, Fleets
The Illinois Tollway has posting a list of toll scofflaws on its website following Gov. Pat Quinn signing legislation allowing the tollway authority to publish the names of toll violators owing $1,000 or more.
Tags: Tolls, Illinois Tollway, Illinois, Fleets
August 29, 2013 - Industry News
Teamsters Union members at the trucking company ABF have approved five of the seven remaining supplements, while two did not pass.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Teamsters, ABF
August 28, 2013 - Industry News
Highly successful companies use distinct practices in building their workforces and offer more benefits to recruit and retain drivers when compared to all other trucking companies, according to new research in the 2013 Texas Trucking Industry Study.
Tags: Drivers, Texas, Recruiting, Fleets, Retention
August 26, 2013 - Industry News
Businesses that dispatch vehicles or owner operators in California must verify that each contracted vehicle is in compliance with the California Truck & Bus regulation or has reported compliance to the California Air Resources Board.
Tags: CARB, California, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Clean Air Retrofit
August 23, 2013 - Industry News
Pennsylvania DOT Secretary Barry Schoch has authorized his department to add or increase weight restrictions to about 1,000 structurally deficient bridges.
Tags: Drivers, Pennsylvania, Highway Funding, Fleets, Road Construction, Bridges
August 22, 2013 - Industry News
Heavy Duty Trucking is looking for fleets that have made a commitment to sustainability, alternative fuels and greenhouse gas emissions for its November issue on Top Green Fleets.
Tags: Fleets, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Natural Gas, MPG, Emissions
August 21, 2013 - Industry News
A truck driver reported that he was distracted just before he ran into the car in front of him, pushing it off of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge into the water 27 feet below.
Tags: Accidents, Drivers, NTSB, Maryland, Fleets
More than nine years after a suit was first filed against the carrier Swift Transportation, over claims it cheated drivers out of compensation, it has been certified as a class action.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Litigation, Swift Transportation
Freight rates on one leading spot market have declined over the past week, but they remain stronger than usual for this time a year, especially in two sectors.
Tags: Fleets, Freight, Owner-Operators, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
August 20, 2013 - Industry News
Four fleets were honored as “exceptional” innovators at PeopleNet’s annual Customer Appreciation Dinner during the company’s users conference Tuesday in San Antonio.
Tags: Information Technology, PeopleNet, Fleets
August 19, 2013 - Industry News
Texas-based Paradigm Oil and Gas closed on the purchase of Cam Trucking and Well Services on Friday.
August 16, 2013 - Industry News
U.S. housing starts in July jumped 5.9% in July from the month before due to strength in volatile multifamily construction.
Tags: Economy, Fleets
August 15, 2013 - Industry News
Asset-light and logistics provider, Roadrunner Transportation, has priced a public offering of 4.3 million shares of common stock, an increase over its previously announced public offering of 3.5 million shares, at a price of $27 per share to the public.
Tags: Fleets, Roadrunner Transportation
August 12, 2013 - Industry News
Two New York legislators are pushing a bill that would allow states to regulate port trucking in ways similar to the Port of Los Angeles program that was rejected by the Supreme Court.
Tags: Drivers, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Port of Los Angeles, Fleets, Ports, Owner-Operators, Port Trucking
August 9, 2013 - Industry News
The Transportation Department sent its proposed Electronic Logging Devices rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget for final vetting before publication.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Hours of Service, EOBR, Fleets, eLog
August 8, 2013 - Industry News
The ocean cargo shipping line, Maersk, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its subsidiary Bridge Terminal Transport, to an affiliate of Platinum Equity, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Owner-Operators
August 5, 2013 - Industry News
Con-way Truckload has announced it is investing in three safety technology systems for all of the 525 new tractors it will take delivery of in 2013.
Tags: Safety Technology, Fleets, Con-way Truckload, Bendix, Meritor Wabco, Takata, Electronic Stability Control, Collision Avoidance, Lane Departure Warning, Safety & Compliance
EZE Trucking, which provides trucking and logistics for the infrastructure, energy and industrial markets, along with the private equity firm Atlantic Street Capital, have acquired Rig Runners, a heavy haul and over dimensional trucking company.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
July 26, 2013 - Industry News
More carriers have reported second quarter financial results, with both Covenant Transport and Universal Truckload showing a decline in profit, Pacer showing a slighter bigger one, and Saia and P.A.M. showing increases in both profit and revenue.
Tags: Fleet Financials, Covenant Transport, Earnings, Saia, Pacer Transportation, Universal Truckload, P.A.M. Transportation, Fleets
July 25, 2013 - Industry News
The multi-service trucking provider Swift Transportation saw an increase in both earnings and revenue during the second quarter of the year. The Arizona-based operation posted a profit of $42.9 million compared to $33.7 million from the same time a year ago.
Tags: Fleet Financials, Earnings, Swift Transportation, Fleets
Asset-light trucking company Landstar System has reported a second quarter downturn in profit and business but expects a pickup in the current quarter.
Tags: Fleet Financials, Earnings, Landstar, Fleets
Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line has reported a big boost in profit and business for the second quarter of the year as well as the first half of 2013.
Tags: Fleet Financials, Old Dominion Freight Line, Earnings, Fleets
The Teamsters Union and UPS Freight have agreed to an extension of the current UPS Freight National Agreement in order to give the parties time to continue negotiations. This means that the current agreement will remain in place until the agreement has been revoted and accepted by the members.
Tags: UPS, Fleets, Teamsters, UPS Freight
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