Daniel P. Bearth

Business

Smith Transport Founder Hires Todd Smith as President

Todd Smith (left) and Barry Smith of Smith Transport Inc. Todd Smith (left) has taken over as president of Smith Transport. Barry Smith, who founded the company in July 1983, will remain chairman and CEO. (Smith Transport Inc.)

Smith Transport Inc. has selected Todd Smith as president of the Roaring Spring, Pa.-based trucking company, succeeding Barry Smith.

Barry Smith will continue to serve as chairman and CEO, a position he has held since forming the company in July 1983.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 31, 2018
Business, Logistics

Americold Stock Sale Gives a Lift to Warehousing Sector

Americold Warehouse Americold Logistics

While proceeds from Americold Logistics’ recent initial public offering are going mostly to pay off debt, executives say the move also will help kickstart growth for the Altanta-based warehouse operator by boosting its ability to pursue acquisitions and fund new e-commerce distribution, transportation and logistics services.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 31, 2018
Business

Covenant Reports Higher 4Q Profits

Covenant Daniel Dubois

Covenant Transportation Group reported higher profits from its dry van and refrigerated truckload operations in the final quarter of 2017, but earnings for the full year declined as the company was unable to supply enough trucks to take full advantage of increased demand for freight shipping during the peak holiday season.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 30, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

ELD Compliance Rises, but Training, Enforcement Still Problematic

PeopleNet ELD PeopleNet ELD by Maurice Northrup

Compliance with a federal mandate to use electronic logging devices to record driver hours of service is on the rise, but the rollout is causing challenges for some carriers and drivers.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 25, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Business, Labor Leaders Offer Support for Infrastructure Funding

U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue Donohue by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — The chorus of support for funding highways and infrastructure grew louder last week with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce unveiling a four-point plan that would raise fuel taxes, expedite the permitting process, facilitate more private investment and help construction firms address a shortage of skilled labor.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 18, 2018
Business, Logistics

CSX Executive James Foote Promises to Continue Hunter Harrison’s Vision for Railroad

CSX intermodal TT File Photo

The new management team at CSX Inc. released improved financial results for the fourth quarter of 2017 and promised to carry out former CEO Hunter Harrison’s vision of a new, more efficient and more profitable railroad.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 18, 2018
Government, Business

Trade Experts Expect to See a ‘Zombie’ NAFTA

Mexico Border Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The most likely scenario of what will happen if negotiations to reset terms for the North American Free Trade Agreement are successful — or not — is that President Donald Trump announces, probably via Twitter, a U.S. withdrawal from the deal. This would leave what experts call a zombie NAFTA.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

TRB Picks New Leaders, Honors Others for Service, Achievements

WASHINGTON — Each year, the annual meeting of Transportation Research Board brings together industry stakeholders from around the world to feast on a smörgåsbord of facts and figures, ideas, analysis and exhibits that push the frontier of geekiness.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 11, 2018
Business

IMC Cos. Adds H&M to National Drayage Network

IMC Companies

IMC Cos. expanded its intermodal drayage operations with the purchase of H&M Terminal Transport from H&M International Transportation in Iselin, N.J.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 3, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Glass Hauler Belmont Joins Smokey Point Distributing

Belmont Enterprises truck Business Wire

Specialized glass hauler Belmont Enterprises has joined Smokey Point Distributing, a flatbed and heavy specialized carrier that is part of the Daseke Inc. group of companies.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 3, 2018

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