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3PLs Update Facilities to Handle New Demands

Warehouses were once thought to be the over-the-hill segment of commercial logistics, the part that would wither because of computerized freight management and expedited transportation.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
July 11, 2005
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Financial Officers Debate Role For Vehicle-Safety Technologies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Motor carriers must weigh the costs associated with new vehicle-safety technologies against the actual payoffs from the systems, trucking safety officers said at the annual meeting of the National Accounting & Finance Council.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
July 7, 2005
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Fleets Pressured to Raise Pay, Boost Safety to Keep Drivers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Trucking companies are under increasing pressure to raise driver wages, invest in safety technology and offer extensive training programs as they compete to retain drivers and attract new ones in the face of an ever-worsening labor shortage, according to motor carrier officials.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
July 5, 2005
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NAFC to Meet in Nashville; Will Address Workers' Comp., Safety

Trucking company financial officers said they would meet in Nashville, Tenn., June 26-28 to discuss capital expenditures, driver wages, fuel, insurance and compliance issues at the annual meeting of the National Accounting & Finance Council of American Trucking Associations.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
June 22, 2005
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Shippers Respond to UPS Heading for LTL Market

Less-than-truckload shippers had mixed reactions to the news that parcel giant UPS Inc. would enter the LTL market with its proposed purchase of Overnite Transportation.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
June 8, 2005
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MTS Freight Buys Molerway Assets

MTS Freight, Helena, Mont., a division of Mergenthaler Transfer & Storage, said it bought the operating assets and customer list of less-than-truckload competitor Molerway Freight lines for an undisclosed amount..

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
June 1, 2005
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Large Firms Gain Clout in LTL Freight Market

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. arcel carrier UPS Inc.'s move into the less-than-truckload market by purchasing Overnite Corp. brings the industry closer to a state where a small number of very large carriers are able to offer numerous types of trucking services, said industry analysts and two executives at UPS's competitors.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
May 24, 2005
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EPA Sets Meeting on Anti-Idling Laws

The Environmental Protection Agency said representatives from trucking companies and associations would meet with state and local environmental agencies May 6 in Baltimore for the first in a series of meetings to develop a model idling law governing heavy-duty trucks and buses.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2005
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Ryder to Test New 2007 Engines, Create Plans for Upkeep, Pricing

TUCSON, Ariz. — Truck renting and leasing giant Ryder System said it would begin testing a series of regulatory-compliant engines during the last quarter of this year, and then establish a working maintenance and pricing plan for the new engines by the time tougher emission standards take effect in 2007.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
April 11, 2005
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California Air Agency’s Authority Gets Mixed Court Verdicts

The California Air Resources Board saw its authority to regulate truck emissions challenged in the state courts, which returned mixed verdicts for the environmental regulatory agency in 2006.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
December 22, 2000