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COVID-19 impacting North America’s commercial-vehicle market, report says

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COLUMBUS, Ind. – According to ACT’s March 10 release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, the global spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, required...
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Western Express hit hard in tornado

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A message from the CEO of Western Express regarding the damage from the recent tornado.
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Safety Series: Thinking ahead can help drivers avoid distractions behind the wheel

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Does it take your eyes and/or your mind from the road? If it does, it’s a distraction. Chances are that your day is full...
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Worldwide transportation giant closes Michigan facility; 120 workers lose jobs

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COLDWATER, Mich. — Penkse, a well-recognized name in transportation and logistics on four continents, has announced layoffs in its logistics division. The company notified...
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As repercussions of Celadon bankruptcy case continue behind the scenes, asset acquisitions and auctions...

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The aftermath of the closing and subsequent bankruptcy filing of Indianapolis-based carrier Celadon made for prominent headlines in trucking industry news from December 2019...

Bison Transport acquires Wisconsin-based H.O. Wolding

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada — Bison Transport has acquired Amherst, Wisconsin-based H.O. Wolding (HOW), a 320-truck, dry van fleet with truckload operations in the midwest,...
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Another month; another carrier shutters its doors

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — RCX Solutions Inc., a carrier based in Little Rock, Ark., has announced that, effective March 2, it has ceased operations....

Pilot Flying J diesel customers can now use Amex cards at pump

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pilot Flying J,  in partnership with American Express, have made it possible for guests to pay at the pump in the commercial...

New England Motor Freight files for bankruptcy, ending operations

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ELIZABETH, N.J. — New England Motor Freight (NEMF) Monday said the company and 10 related entities have voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11...

Women In Trucking names top women to watch in transportation

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PLOVER, Wis. — The Women In Trucking Association Monday released its second annual list of Top Women to Watch in Transportation. The editorial staff of...

February Class 8 U.S. sales up 15.4 percent

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With sales of 4,403 year-to-date compared with 2,599 for the same period last year, International sales are up 69.4 percent this year. Pictured is...
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Werner Enterprises granted temporary exemption on recordkeeping portion of FMCSA’s hours-of-service requirements

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

Aiming to add 900 drivers, Walmart increases pay average to $87,500 in first year

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart says it needs to add 900 truck drivers to its fleet during 2019 and is willing to pay to get...

ATA tonnage index increases 6.6 during 2018

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ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.6 percent in all of 2018 – the largest...
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Steep insurance premiums lead another carrier to cease operations

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HUDSON, Wisc. — A week ago, RCX Solutions of Little Rock, Arkansas, ceased operations in part due to skyrocketing insurance premiums resulting from a...

Heartland Express opens new, remodeled terminals in Colorado, California

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NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa — Heartland Express has opened a new terminal at Frederick, Colorado, and a remodeled terminal in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Just north of the...

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index for December highest since August 2016

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. —  After a basically neutral reading in November, FTR’s Shipping Conditions Index (SCI) moved into positive territory in December. The December SCI measure...

ACT Research says freight recession likely

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COLUMBUS, Ind.  – According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook, a freight recession is not out of...