December 15, 2014 - Industry News
The less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. said Monday it will implement a general rate increase averaging 4.5%, effective January 5, 2015.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Freight Rates
December 12, 2014 - Industry News
A group of 74 drivers and dockworkers at Con-way Freight in Miami Lakes, Fla., voted on Thursday to join Teamsters Local 769 in North Miami, Fla.
Tags: Florida, drivers, Con-way Freight, Fleets, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx Freight
December 11, 2014 - Industry News
Trucking holding company Covenant Transportation Group has announced it expects to report fourth quarter earnings well above the level from a year earlier due to a big gain in revenue.
Tags: Covenant Transport, Fleets, Earnings, Covenant Transportation Group
December 9, 2014 - Industry News
The IdleAir facility will provide drivers with in-cab services including air conditioning, heat, Internet connectivity, DirecTV and 120 volt electricity, to eliminate the need for idling.
Tags: Idle Reduction, IdleAir, Con-way Truckload, Fleets, Terminals
December 4, 2014 - Industry News
The Dupre Logistics Energy Distribution Services group announced that it would be giving its drivers a 5% to 9% pay increase to help it keep qualified drivers in a competitive market.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Dupre Logistics, Driver Pay, Fleets
December 2, 2014 - Industry News
Ruan Transportation Management Systems CEO Steve Chapman is retiring from the company on Dec. 31 and will be replaced by current President and Chief Operating Officer Ben McLean.
Tags: Fleets, People, Ruan
He will be responsible for refining and enhancing the Arkansas-based company’s route network as it continues with its growth strategy, according to a news release.
Tags: Fleets, People, USA Truck
December 1, 2014 - Industry News
The third-party logistics provider C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire Freightquote.com Inc. for $365 million in cash.
Tags: Intermodal, LTL, Truckload, C.H. Robinson, 3PL, Freightquote.com, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Brokers
Golden State Foods opened a new 158,000-square-foot Chicago distribution center that is LEED Gold Certified for environmental efficiency and sustainability, a first for Golden State Foods and McDonald’s distribution.
Tags: Chicago, McDonald's, Distribution, Food and Beverage Fleets, Sustainability, Fleets, Trailers
The Truckload Carriers Association is expanding its benchmarking services by providing multiple levels of subscription based on the needs of each company. The benchmarks allow companies to compare operations against peers and leading trucking companies.
Tags: Benchmarking, Fleets, TCA
The trucking companies Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking announced a pay increase for their company national over the road drivers starting the first of next year.
Tags: drivers, Fleets, Driver Pay, Crete Carrier Corp., Shaffer Trucking
Truck drivers at FedEx Freight’s Louisville, Kentucky, terminal last week voted against representation by the Teamsters Union.
Tags: Kentucky, Fleets, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight
Alberta-based trucking company Mullen Group Ltd. says it will pay $172 million cash to buy Winnipeg-based transport company Gardewine Group Limited Partnership.
Tags: Canada, LTL, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Oilfield
November 25, 2014 - Industry News
Rush Trucking brought in Gregory Humes to be the company's interim CEO. Humes is a 30 year logistics and supply chain veteran who previously headed the creation of Driving for America, a logistics staffing school.
Tags: Leadership, People, Fleets
The regional less-than-truckload carrier Holland is relocating its headquarters to a larger facility due to growing business, according to parent YRC Worldwide Inc.
Tags: Fleets, YRC Worldwide, Holland
November 21, 2014 - Industry News
Southeastern Freight Lines opened a new service center in Van Buren, Ark., near Fort Smith. The facility was opened in response to growing business in the area.
Tags: Arkansas, Southeastern Freight Lines, Service Center, Fleets, LTL
November 20, 2014 - Industry News
A group of 222 drivers at FedEx Freight's Charlotte, N.C., terminal have voted in favor of joining the Teamsters Union.
Tags: drivers, Con-way Freight, Fleets, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight
November 19, 2014 - Industry News
The Arkansas-based operation will increase it three cents per mile on Dec. 2 for all company drivers. All company drivers will also be eligible for a bonus.
Tags: Fleets, Driver Pay, CalArk
For the 10th year in a row, FedEx Corp. and the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation are making the holidays a little brighter for America’s service members and their families with the Trees for Troops program.
Tags: Charity, Fleets, FedEx
November 17, 2014 - Industry News
Nussbaum Transportation announced that it would be giving its over-the-road drivers a 6% pay increase beginning in January 2015. The pay will be increased from 42 cents to 52 cents per mile based on the length of haul, with a minimum pay guarantee of $1,050.
Tags: Nussbaum Transportation, Driver Pay, drivers, Fleets
The parent of trucking companies Covenant Transport and others said it expects big improvement when its fourth quarter earnings are released and plans a public stock offering.
November 14, 2014 - Industry News
The trucking, parcel and logistics service provider expects earnings per share to increase next year by 10% to 15% from 2014 to between $5.45 to $5.70.
Tags: UPS, Fleets, Earnings
November 13, 2014 - Industry News
An effort by the Teamsters Union to organize drivers at the FedEx Freight terminal in Newark, New Jersey was rejected in a Wednesday vote.
Tags: drivers, New Jersey, Fleets, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight
November 12, 2014 - Industry News
Choice Logistics has named Senior Vice President James Adams to the newly created company position of chief operating officer.
Tags: Fleets, People, Choice Logistics
November 11, 2014 - Industry News
Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has approved a stock repurchase program authorizing the North Carolina-based trucking company to repurchase up to $200 million of its outstanding common stock.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets
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