ATBS says average owner-operator net income of its clients exceeded $65,000 in 2018

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. —  The average owner-operator net income in 2018 exceeded $65,000, says American Truck Business Services (ATBS).The figure is based on an analysis...

ACT: Preliminary used Class 8 volumes fall again, but not to a particularly concerning...

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) slipped for a second consecutive month in December with a 7 percent decline,...

ABF Freight names 2019 load team

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FORT SMITH, Ark. — ArcBest has named its less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight’s has named members of the 2019 ABF Freight Load Team.The ABF Freight...

Maverick Transportation to open driving academy

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Maverick Transportation will open a new driving school, Maverick Driving Academy with the first class set to being December 3.The...

ACT Research says CV industry maintaining momentum; deceleration expected in U.S. economy

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — According to the recently released ACT Research’s Transportation Digest, the Class 8 truck market started 2019 with powerful positive momentum from...

Omnitracs joins the fight against human trafficking

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DALLAS — Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, has pledged $25,000 in support of Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT),...

ACT Research: CV build strong in 2018, economic risks in sight

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COLUMBUS, Ind. – The desire to get Class 8 trucks built and out the door for 2018 taxation benefits drove a build plan beat...

National Safety Council to employers: address employee fatigue immediately

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ITASCA, Ill. — The National Safety Council says according to its own research, 90 percent of America’s employers have been negatively impacted by tired...
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ATA’s October Truck Tonnage Index down 6.3% from September, 8.7% below October 2019

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ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 6.3% in October after gaining 5.7% in September. In...

Two large carriers increasing driver pay

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Two major carriers said Thursday they were increasing driver pay.Cargo Transporters, a regional and national carrier, said its increase will include all over-the-road and...

XPO Logistics expands free benefits for new parents, expectant mothers

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GREENWICH, Conn.  —  XPO Logistics, a global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, is now offering free, comprehensive supplemental care for new parents and...

ACT: Freight recession possible, rate recession likely

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — A freight recession is possible and a rate recession is likely, ACT Research said in a new monthly report focusing on...

U.S. Xpress to dispose of investment in U.S.-Mexico operations

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. Xpress Enterprises says it is planning to exit its U.S.- Mexico cross border investment as part of its ongoing capital...

December Class 8 orders down, but annual total is solid

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Preliminary data for the orders of Class 8 trucks in North America in December revealed a substantial decline from November, but the numbers for...

DAT Solutions says spot freight volumes continue to build

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Spot truckload rates continued their mid-winter slide last week but freight volumes suggest that pricing should rebound soon, said DAT Solutions,...

Dennis Dillinger named president and CEO of Cargo Transporters

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CLAREMONT, N.C. — John Pope, chairman of Cargo Transporters, said Monday Dennis Dellinger had been promoted to president and chief executive officer.“Dennis has served...

J.D. Power says new truck boom cycle almost certainly in rear-view mirror

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TYSONS, Va. — The year opened as expected in the commercial vehicle auction and retail channels with no real changes in pricing, but the...

Mark Russell named president of Nikola

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PHOENIX — Nikola Corp. said that Mark Russell has joined its executive management team as president.Russell, 56, joins Nikola at a time when the...

PGT Trucking honors million mile drivers, safe driver honorees

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ALIQUIPPA, Pa. — PGT Trucking recently recognized 56 Million Mile Drivers and 144 Safe Drivers at its annual awards event held at the newly-renovated...

Women In Trucking names its 2019 top woman-owned businesses

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PLOVER, Wisc. —  The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has announced its annual list of the “Top Woman-Owned Businesses in Transportation.”The names of the...