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Freightliner Ousts General Manager of North Carolina Plant

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During a tough time for the trucking industry, the Freightliner plant in Mount Holly, North Carolina, has gone through a leadership change this week.

Wade Tyler Millward | Gaston Gazette (Gastonia, N.C.)
July 20, 2016
Business

FedEx Freight Adds Pricing Option Based on Distance, Dimensions

FedEx Freight

FedEx Freight has launched a freight box service that could have a big effect on the way less-than-truckload carriers charge customers, moving toward dimension- and distance-based pricing rather than the National Motor Freight Classification system, analysts said.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2016
Business

Analysis: Airfreight Has Tummy Trouble

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Passenger air travel is booming — but in freight, growth in capacity has outpaced tepid demand. For airlines, freight companies and aircraft manufacturers that means lost revenue and wasted capital. Removing this surplus is essential but it won't be painless.

Chris Bryant | Bloomberg News
July 15, 2016
Business

Old Dominion Puts Brakes on Plan for Illinois Truck Depot

John Trapp sat in a second row seat at an Aurora City, Illinois, Council meeting quietly watching — which belied how he really felt.

Steve Lord | The Beacon-News (Aurora, Ill.)
July 14, 2016
Business

Freightliner Factory Worker Seriously Injured

A worker at the Freightliner plant in Cleveland, North Carolina, was seriously hurt on June 13.

July 13, 2016
Business

ShipX Rebranded as FreightorGator

An online-based freight exchange company based in Kansas City, Missouri, is changing names. ShipX is rebranding itself and now will be called FreightorGator.

June 24, 2016
Business, Logistics

Controversial Proposal for $8 Billion Private Freight Rail to Bypass Congested Chicago

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CHICAGO — The managing partner of Great Lakes Basin Transportation was in familiar surroundings June 15 as he promoted his idea to build a freight railroad from the LaPorte area to southeast Wisconsin, circling Chicago to serve as a bypass around that congested city.

Andrew Steele | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
June 20, 2016
Business

Freight Broker Report Shows Margins Still Improving

Freight brokers’ profit margins continue to improve, based on the latest report from the Transportation Intermediaries Association, which showed both year-over-year and sequential progress in the first quarter.

June 6, 2016
Business

ABF Starts California Freight Surcharge

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ABF Freight System has instituted a $5.92 surcharge for each shipment going to or from California because of the higher cost of doing business in the state.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
May 2, 2016
Business

Old Dominion Freight Line Works With N.Y. Town to Cut Night Glare

Old Dominion Freight Line

Old Dominion Freight Line representatives returned to Glenville, N.Y., earlier this month to see what can be done about the glare of the lights at its facility, which bothers nearby residents.

Kate Seckinger | The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, N.Y.)
March 22, 2016

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