Bright Outlook for Industrial Sector, Economists Say at Summit

Moutray Moutray by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

Business conditions have rebounded in 2017 for companies involved in manufacturing and commodities, and the outlook remains positive for the industrial sector, according to economists at the inaugural American Trucking Associations Economic Summit.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 28, 2017

Utility Introduces Lighter Flatbed Trailer

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. introduced its new 4000AE flatbed trailer.

September 28, 2016

Doonan Introduces Flatbed Trailer for Hauling Steel Coils

Doonan Specialized Trailer

Doonan Specialized Trailer announced that it has designed and manufactured a new Series 2 V-channel trough flatbed trailer.

September 8, 2016

Flatbed Carriers Await Spring’s Freight Bloom

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News

Flatbed freight markets in the early spring generally are solid, but the hoped-for surge from housing-related business hasn’t yet begun.

April 6, 2015

PGT Trucking to Buy Flatbed Carrier Kelworth Trucking

Flatbed carrier PGT Trucking Inc. said April 25 it has signed a letter of intent to buy Kelworth Trucking Co., which is based in Poteau, Okla.

April 25, 2014

Flatbed Carriers Boyd Bros., Daseke Inc. to Merge

Daseke Inc.

Flatbed carriers Boyd Bros. Transportation and Daseke Inc. announced they intend to merge. Terms were not disclosed.

November 15, 2013

Construction Comeback Boosts Flatbeds, Heavy Haulers

The reinvigorated U.S. construction sector, including home and commercial building, is driving stronger business volumes for flatbed and heavy haul carriers, according to several fleet officials.

May 21, 2012
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Sets Changes to Flatbed, Hazmat Regs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Tuesday announced a slate of changes to its safety rating system designed to ratchet up enforcement of hazardous materials carriers and mitigate an inspection bias against flatbed haulers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 27, 2012
Government, Business

ATA Asks Feds to Overturn Alabama Metal Coil Law

American Trucking Associations has asked the federal government to overturn an Alabama law requiring truck drivers who transport metal coils to obtain special certification to do so.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
November 29, 2011

Schommer Named President of CRST Malone

CRST International said it named Jim Schommer president of its CRST Malone flatbed unit.

October 28, 2011