Business, TCA

Truckers Gather to Help Disabled Teen Celebrate a Very Happy Birthday

Bubba Exploring America via Youtube

MILTON, Wis. — Hundreds of people from across the country gathered at the park Aug. 18 for 18 Wheels for Bubba — a surprise 16th birthday party for Dakota “Bubba” Cadd that spread like wildfire on social media after a moment of kindness went viral.

Ashley McCallum | The Janesville (Wis.) Gazette
August 20, 2018
Business, Equipment

Wabash Reaches Agreement to Acquire Supreme Industries

Wabash worker Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Trailer maker Wabash National Corp. has reached an agreement to acquire truck-body manufacturer Supreme Industries, a move that would catapult Wabash to the second-largest U.S. truck-body manufacturer as it expands its focus on e-commerce equipment.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 9, 2017

USA Truck Wins ‘Most Valuable Employers for Military’ Award

USA Truck

USA Truck in Van Buren, Ark., is a winner for the 2017 Most Valuable Employers for Military. Awarded by RecruitMilitary, the recognition serves to help military-experienced job seekers identify top employers to target for civilian careers.

Times Record | (Fort Smith, Ark.)
May 9, 2017

Net Loss for USA Truck Accelerates in First Quarter

TT File Photo

The first-quarter net loss for USA Truck more than doubled and revenue fell, but the truckload carrier’s new CEO said he intends to return the troubled company to profitability by this year’s third quarter.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 3, 2017

TL Profits Mostly Down

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truckload companies continue to struggle in the first quarter, with executives in the industry assigning blame to continued excess capacity, bad weather and a weak used-truck market.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
May 1, 2017

Truckload Profits Lackluster as Quarterly Reports Begin

Marten Transport Ltd. posted a slight increase in quarterly profits, among the few major truckload carriers recently reporting results to record a gain as the earnings season gets underway.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2017

USA Truck Names Jason Bates as New Chief Financial Officer

USA Truck

USA Truck Inc. appointed Jason Bates on April 19 to become the company’s next chief financial officer, plucking away Swift Transportation’s vice president of finance.

April 20, 2017
Government, Business

Georgia’s I-75 North Truck Lanes Deemed Wasteful in New Report

Jimmy Emerson, DVM/Flickr

A $2 billion project that would lead to the country’s first longhaul truck-only lanes through nearly 40 miles along Interstate 75 in Georgia was categorized as wasteful in a new report by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group with the Frontier Group.

April 19, 2017
Business on Verge of Launching Rate Forecasting Tool

ORLANDO, Fla. — will launch within three weeks the industry’s first rate-forecasting tool, a move that underscores the advantage of posting rates on the spot market, a company executive said April 10.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 11, 2017

Used Class 8 Truck Sales Continue to Climb

John Sommers II for TT

Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales volumes improved for a second consecutive month in February, according to ACT Research Co.

March 28, 2017