September 25, 2014 - Industry News
Travis E. Honaker received a sentence from a federal judge in Missouri of three years and one month in federal prison without parole and was ordered to pay $945,200 in restitution earlier this month.
Tags: Missouri, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, Prime Inc.
September 24, 2014 - Industry News
The ATA announced the panels and speakers for the 2014 Management Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, Calif. on Oct. 4-7.
Tags: Conference, ATA, Fleets
Operating costs for trucking companies are on the rise again after falling slightly in 2012, according to a new study by ATRI, lead by significant increases in equipment and labor costs.
Tags: Operating Costs, American Transportation Research Institute, ATRI, Fleets, Driver Pay
The former comptroller for a Missouri carrier has been sentenced after being convicted for stealing $4.9 million from his employer.
Tags: FBI, Theft, Missouri, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, Fraud, Crime
September 23, 2014 - Industry News
Michael K. Borrows is the new CFO of USA Truck, replacing Clifton R. Beckham, who previously announced his resignation as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Tags: Fleets, People, USA Truck, Quality Distribution
September 18, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered a Grand Ridge, Florida-based trucking company to immediately shut down following a federal investigation revealing numerous widespread violations of critical safety regulations.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Enforcement
The American Transportation Research Institute has added a compendium of sustainable freight practices on its website.
Tags: Sustainability, ATRI, Fleets, Aerodynamics
September 17, 2014 - Industry News
YRC Freight CEO James Welch said while business in the first half of the year kept pace with its forecast, improvements are taking longer than originally anticipated at the national less-than-truckload carrier.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, YRC Worldwide, LTL
CEVA Ground announced increased rates for its owner-operator independent drivers operating in the U.S.
Tags: CEVA, Owner-Operators, Driver Pay, Fleets
Quality said it completed testing of the service with its western rail partner earlier in the current quarter and has begun initial shipments with some of its largest customers.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Shortage, Intermodal, Fleets, Quality Distribution, Quality Carriers
September 15, 2014 - Industry News
The 55-49 decision makes this the first time employees at what is one of the nation’s largest less-than-truckload carriers have voted to be represented by the union.
Tags: Drivers, Con-way Freight, Fleets, Teamsters, Labor Unions
In its inaugural trucking industry benchmarking survey, Katz, Sapper & Miller and McLeod Software released key findings about large, medium and small truckload carriers.
Tags: Operating Costs, Survey, Fleets, McLeod Software, Small Fleets, KSM, Large Fleets
PSP Investments, along with GIC and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan will invest a total of $700 million.
Tags: Fleets, XPO Logistics
The parent company to trucking operations including Covenant Transport and others has issued expectations for its upcoming third quarter financial results.
Tags: Covenant Transport, Fleets, Earnings, Covenant Transportation Group
September 11, 2014 - Industry News
The trucking company Central Transport has been cited for five workplace violations by the Occupational Safety Health Administration at its trucking terminal in Rock Island, Illinois following a formal complaint.
Tags: Regulations, OSHA, Safety, Fleets, Enforcement, Central Transport
September 10, 2014 - Industry News
NFI announced that it has broken ground on a new build-to-suit distribution center in New Jersey for retailer Five Below.
Tags: NFI, Construction, Distribution Centers, Fleets
September 9, 2014 - Industry News
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has made an engine protection system standard on all 2015 Canter models and is available as a no-cost upgrade for 2012-14 Canter FE and FG Series work trucks.
Tags: Canter, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Fleets, Medium-Duty Trucks
Manitoulin Transport has announced a deal to buy the less-than-truckload and van freight business of fellow Canada-based Westcan Freight Systems.
Tags: Canada, Fleets, Manitoulin
UPDATED -- Due to litigation and upcoming settlements, one trucking operation is abandoning its owner-operator business model in California.
Tags: Drivers, California, Intermodal, Fleets, Ports, Owner-Operators, Litigation, Hub Group
September 5, 2014 - Industry News
Charter Communications has ordered more than 800 low-roof, regular-wheelbase 2015 Ford Transit vans for its technicians in 29 states, the automaker has announced.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Charter Communications, Fleets, Private Fleets
September 4, 2014 - Industry News
ASF Intermodal announced that it has exceeded 300 trucks on the road which it is calling a significant milestone in the intermodal drayage industry.
Tags: Intermodal, Fleets, ASF Intermodal
The less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight saw its August billed revenue per day increase by approximately 10% above last year's level, according to a disclosure it filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Tags: Fleets, Freight, Tonnage, ABF, Saia
Trucking holding company Covenant Transportation Group announced this week it was hit with a sizeable judgement regarding a 2008 cargo claim while it is raising driver pay for one one of its operations.
Tags: Covenant Transport, Fleets, Litigation, Driver Pay
September 3, 2014 - Industry News
Quantum Fuel Systems announced that it received orders for its CNG storage modules from Time Transport Inc.
Tags: Quantum Fuel Systems, CNG, CNG Tanks, Fleets
Central Freight lines has purchased the LTL assets of Georgia based company Drug Transport, Inc. expanding its business into the state.
Tags: Georgia, LTL, Central Freight Lines, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleets
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