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Alliance Shippers Names New Executives

Alliance Shippers Inc. made two executive appointments following the death of longtime president and co-founder Ronald Lefcourt in January, naming Ronald’s son, Jonathan, president and CEO and promoting Steven Golich to chief operating officer.

February 9, 2018
Business

Old Dominion Reports Solid Fourth Quarter

Old Dominion truck on a mountain highway Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.

Old Dominion Freight Line announced fourth-quarter and full-year results, reporting net income of $197.2 million, or $2.40 earnings per share, up from $68.5 million, or 83 cents, in the fourth quarter of 2016.

February 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

BNSF Joins Group Aiming to Use Blockchain in Freight

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BNSF Railway, which is owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said Feb. 5 that it has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance, a group of more than 200 freight and logistics companies that are exploring how to use the digital-ledger technology in their industry.

February 5, 2018
Business

Tiger Cool Express Adds Two New Executives

Refrigerated intermodal carrier Tiger Cool Express added two veteran transportation executives to its management team.

January 29, 2018
Business

Georgia Ports Orders Eight Cranes for Savannah Intermodal Railyard Expansion

Port of Savannah Georgia Ports Authority

The Georgia Ports Authority has ordered eight rail-mounted gantry cranes from Konecranes as part of a recently started construction project to expand the Port of Savannah’s on-dock intermodal yard.

January 29, 2018
Business

Ceva Logistics to Operate New Ikea Warehouse Scheduled to Open Later This Year in N.Y.

Ikea has signed a lease on a 975,000-square-foot distribution center in Staten Island, N.Y., that will be operated by Ceva Logistics.

January 26, 2018
Business

Amthor International Expands Virginia Trailer Plant

Amthor International announced it will expand its tanker truck manufacturing operation in Gretna, Va., with the construction of a new 115,000-square-foot production plant, which become its corporate headquarters.

January 26, 2018
Business

GlobalTranz Acquires AJR Transportation

Dispatchers at a GlobalTranz office. Dispatchers at a GlobalTranz office. (GlobalTranz Enterprises Inc.)

Phoenix-based logistics firm GlobalTranz Enterprises Inc. completed another acquisition, it’s fifth in the past 12 months, with the purchase of AJR Transportation on Jan. 10.

January 22, 2018
Business

East Announces Truck-Lite 99 Series Wiring Harness Standard on Flatbeds

Trailer maker East Manufacturing Corp. announced the Truck-Lite 99 Series wiring harness will be standard on all new East BST, BST II, MMX and narrow-neck flatbed trailers, starting Feb. 1.

January 22, 2018
Government, Business

Minority Fellow Studies Truck Air Quality

The Transportation Research Board this year named 21 students from 14 schools its TRB Minority Student Fellows as part of its work promoting minority participation in transportation. The 9-year-old program provides funding for students from select historically black colleges and universities and Hispanic-serving institutions to attend TRB’s annual meeting and present their research papers.

January 16, 2018

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