June 9, 2014 - Industry News
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the trucking company C.R. England have reached a settlement in a case regarding compliance with federal regulations governing the leasing relationship between motor carriers and truck owner-operators.
Tags: C.R. England, OOIDA, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Litigation
The trucking company New England Motor Freight has agreed to pay $870,500 to settle a federal class action lawsuit that it failed to get proper authorization from truck drivers before checking their credit reports and then later denying them employment.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Litigation, New England Motor Freight
May 30, 2014 - Industry News
ArcBest is under contract to purchase 40 acres of land at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith, Ark., for construction of a new corporate headquarters. The company said it has exceeded the capacity at its current Fort Smith general office.
Tags: Fleets, ABF, ArcBest Corp.
The trucking company USA Truck announced the appointment of Alexander D. Greene to its board of directors. With the addition of Greene, the USA Truck Board expands to 10 members.
Tags: Fleets, People, USA Truck
May 29, 2014 - Industry News
Effective June 1, company drivers at the Missouri-based ACT will receive a 1 cent per mile pay increase for all miles. Independent contractors will receive 3 cents per mile more for all miles, moving it up to $1.03 per mile.
Tags: Fleets, Driver Pay, American Central Transport
May 28, 2014 - Industry News
Con-way Truckload has purchased 550 new Kenworth, Volvo, Freightliner and Navistar tractors, most of which will be equipped with automated transmissions and all with 6x4 axles.
Tags: Drivers, Transmissions, Fleets, Con-way Truckload, Automated Manual Transmissions
May 27, 2014 - Industry News
Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line on Tuesday increased its outlook for growth in second-quarter revenue per hundredweight, excluding fuel surcharges, to a range of 3% to 3.5% from the same time in 2013.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Freight
Gloria Werner, one of the co-founders of the trucking company Werner Enterprises, died on May 20 at the age of 79.
Tags: Werner Enterprises, Fleets, People
May 23, 2014 - Industry News
The trucking company USA truck on Friday said it has reached an agreement with its largest shareholders who hold approximately a 28% stake in the company.
Tags: Fleets, USA Truck
May 20, 2014 - Industry News
The family of a Los Angeles student killed last month when the charter bus he was in was hit by a FedEx Freight truck in Orland, Calif., is filing a wrongful death lawsuit, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Tags: Accidents, California, Federal Fleet, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, FedEx
May 19, 2014 - Industry News
Navistar said it developed a specification for the International ProStar tractor that the company expects to deliver improved fuel economy results.
Tags: Navistar, Fuel Economy, ProStar, Fleets, Swift Transportation
It will link California, Nevada and Arizona with Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and New York.
Tags: LTL, Fleets
One of its existing independent affiliates, Linmoore Investments, has opened in the Chicago suburb of Channahon, Ill.
Tags: Fleets, Quality Carriers
A measure of business conditions for shippers remained deep in negative territory in March, meaning the climate favored trucking companies, according to a newly released report.
Tags: Research, FTR Associates, Fleets, Freight Rates
May 16, 2014 - Industry News
The logistics operation of trucking industry giant Schneider has agreed to pay $21 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed that includes as many 1,800 employees over alleged wage and hour violations.
Tags: Fleets, Litigation, Schneider National
May 14, 2014 - Industry News
Third-party logistics and supply chain management services provider, Echo Global Logistics, has purchase One Stop Logistics, headquartered in Watsonville, Calif., and is now doing business under the Echo name.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Echo Global Logistics
May 9, 2014 - Industry News
Plaintiffs in the latest class-action lawsuit allege Caterpillar hid details of defects and performance issues from customers that the engine maker knew about.
Tags: Caterpillar, Litigation, Fleets, Engines, Equipment
May 8, 2014 - Industry News
A trucking company involved in dry bulk hauling in the Midwest has bought up one its main competitors, according to published reports.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
Patriot Transportation Holding on Wednesday said it plans to separate its transportation business, the trucking company Florida Rock & Tank Lines, from its real estate businesses.
Tags: Fleets, Patriot Transportation
USA Truck released a statement about the hedge funds Baker Street Capital and Stone House Capital now holding a joint 28% interest in the company.
Tags: USA Truck, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleets
May 7, 2014 - Industry News
Online sellers facing the daunting task of shipping oversized and palletized shipments now have a new option due to a new partnership between online freight marketplace uShip and the web-based e-commerce shipping service ShipStation.
Tags: LTL, uShip, Fleets
Omega Integrated Logistics Group, Mount Holly, N.C., announced what it says is the largest sign-on bonus in the trucking industry. We learn more about the fine print.
Tags: Fleets, Owner-Operators, Driver Pay
May 5, 2014 - Industry News
Members of the National Tank Truck Carriers have elected Dean Kaplan as the organization’s new chairman at the association’s recent annual meeting in Las Vegas on April 28.
Tags: National Tank Truck Carriers, Fleets, People, NTTC
The acquisition folds LTG, including its third-party logistics model and its online, less-than-truckload services for the retail store openings, mining, high-tech plant movement, gas and oil, and the energy industry into Roar's operations.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Roar Logistics
Most company tanker drivers will earn an additional 8% to 10% per mile, both loaded and unloaded, for an average increase of $4,000 per year.
Tags: Fleets, Schneider, Tankers, Schneider National, Driver Pay
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