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Landstar sells supply chain subsidaries

Tuesday, Dec 17 2013

Landstar Systems, Inc. recently announced that it has decided to sell its Michigan based supply chain subsidiaries (LSCS) to XPO Logistics, Inc. for $87 million dollars in cash. The definite agreement is set to close late in the 2013 fourth quarter or early in the 2014 first quarter. The supply chain subsidiaries includes ... read more

Awards pile up at Bison Transport

Friday, Dec 13 2013

Recently, Bison Transport was named one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures in the mid-market company division by Waterstone Human Capital. For the ninth year, this national program recognized top Canadian organizations with a culture that has helped them enhance performance and sustain competitive advantage. Bison Transport was the ... read more

OOIDA challenges California retrofit regulation

Wednesday, Dec 11 2013

Beginning January 2014, trucks with 1996 – 2006 year-model engines will have to be retrofitted with a diesel particulate filter to operate in California if CARB (California Air Resources Board) has its way. The CARB rule begins January 1 for fleets of three or fewer trucks, although there is an effective delay to January 31 with ... read more

New trucks for Werner's safe drivers

Thursday, Dec 5 2013

Werner Enterprises has developed an innovative way to recognize its drivers who have accomplished safe driving milestones. The program affords those drivers who reach one, two, or three million safe driving miles the opportunity to drive some new trucks with the added possibility of being equipped with special accessories options. ... read more

OSHA delivers for whistleblower protection

Monday, Nov 25 2013

Gaines Motor Lines Inc., Tim Gaines, and Rick Tompkins have been ordered by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to pay more than $1,070,123 in compensation to four of the company’s former truck drivers. The drivers were terminated by the Hickory, N.C.... read more

Heartland Express acquires Gordon Trucking

Wednesday, Nov 20 2013

North Liberty, Iowa-based Heartland Express has purchased Pacific, Wash.-based Gordon Trucking (GTI) in a deal valued at $300 million. Michael Gerdin, CEO and president of Heartland, says Gordon Trucking is an excellent fit and the combined revenue of the two trucking peers will reach $1 billion. This will reinforce Heartland with 5,000 ... read more

Van Damme and Volvo Make Perfection

Monday, Nov 18 2013

When it comes to trucking news, nothing gives me more joy than to introduce this to you. Volvo’s marketing and engineering departments have obviously come together to bring you brilliance and perfection. [iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/M7FIvfx5J10" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"] Instead of a boring memo ... read more

Groendyke Welcomes Veterans

Wednesday, Nov 6 2013

This Veterans Day, Groendyke Transport will be the feature of a program airing on the Discovery Channel. The trucking company is being spotlighted for their successful efforts to hire veterans across all levels of their company. Groendyke Transport, has been employing veterans for years and has seen many benefits in ... read more

Bribery and Shutdowns in the Trucking Industry

Tuesday, Nov 5 2013

Carrier pleads guilty to bribery Irfan Dushku, owner of Worcester, Mass.-based carrier Korca Enterprises, Inc., found out the hard way that trying to bribe a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) investigator isn’t such a good idea. According to his recent plea agreement, Dushku paid the safety investigator $1,000 ... read more

RWI Transportation beats US average in turnover rates

Monday, Nov 4 2013

RWI Transportation, a transportation and asset-based logistics company based in Wilder, Kentucky, began its operations in 1956, providing refrigerated and dry freight services throughout the US. Managing more than 100,000 shipments a year, RWI covers transportation needs for over the road, intermodal, warehousing, and expedited freight in the trucking industry while utilizing ... read more