DAT: Truck count rises 7 percent, loads drop 10 percent as rates slip

PORTLAND, Ore. — Truckload capacity continues to build in the first weeks of 2019, and national average spot rates for dry van, reefers, and...

Mark Russell named president of Nikola

PHOENIX — Nikola Corp. said that Mark Russell has joined its executive management team as president.Russell, 56, joins Nikola at a time when the...
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Volume, age down for used-truck sales in May but price, miles up, ACT report...

COLUMBUS, Ind. — According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, used...
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Fired truck driver to get $165,000 in gender bias settlement

MINNEAPOLIS— A Twin Cities truck driver who was fired because she failed a strength test following a workplace injury has been awarded $165,000 from...
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ATA predicts U.S. freight volumes will increase by 36% during next decade

ARLINGTON, Va. — Despite contraction during 2020, the long-term trend for both trucking and overall freight shipments remains positive, according to the American Trucking...
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ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index for July highlights driver shortage

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, which includes data for July, showed an across-the-board downtick in the diffusion indexes...
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California’s passage of Proposition 22 could influence classification of truckers under AB5

Proposition 22, which was designed to push back against AB5 in California for independent contractor drivers such as those at Uber or Lyft, passed...
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DAT Solutions: Spot market shifts in shippers’ favor

PORTLAND, Ore. — Spot load-to-truck ratios for all three equipment types fell during the week ending Jan. 26, and truckload rates for vans and reefers...

Dart Transit names Dave Ables as new president & CEO

EAGAN, Minn. — Dart Transit Co., in its 85th year as a nationwide transportation service provider, has appointment of Dave Ables as the company’s...
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Canada’s Bison Transport under new ownership, but no changes to operations expected  

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Bison Transport Inc., one of Canada’s largest trucking companies, was acquired by James Richardson & Sons Limited (JRSL) on January 1. The...
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WIT names 2020 top companies for women to work for in transportation

PLOVER, Wis. — The Women In Trucking Association’s (WIT) Redefining the Road magazine on Oct. 2 released the association’s 2020 list of top companies...
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Epes Transport celebrates nearly a century in trucking

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Epes Transport System LLC, the largest private truckload van carrier based in North Carolina, is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year....

ATA Freight Forecast projects 25.6% increase in tonnage by 2030

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations Wednesday released its latest ATA Freight Transportation Forecast: 2019 to 2030, an annual projection of the state...
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Western Express hit hard in tornado

A message from the CEO of Western Express regarding the damage from the recent tornado.

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

TYSONS, Va. — The year opened as expected in the commercial vehicle auction and retail channels with no real changes in pricing, but the...
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Werner Enterprises granted temporary exemption on recordkeeping portion of FMCSA’s hours-of-service requirements

OMAHA, Neb. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted a temporary exemption to Omaha, Nebraska-based Werner Enterprises on part of the...

December Class 8 orders down, but annual total is solid

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

Dart celebrates opening of operating center in Atlanta metro area

ELLENWOOD, Ga. — Dart Transit Co. has opened a new operating center in the metro Atlanta area.The facility here is located close to Hartsfield-Jackson...
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NFI Industries, Blue Yonder team up to offer on-the-spot price quotes, freight capacity

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., and CAMDEN, N.J. — NFI Industries has collaborated with Blue Yonder to offer on-the-spot price quoting and freight capacity through an integration with...
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Consider carefully before signing a contract

Owning your own truck can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be an exercise in frustration. Like any business, there are tasks...