Overdrive Staff

Kane Is Able opens California distribution center

Scranton, Pa.-based third-party logistics provider Kane Is Able Inc. opened a 211,000-square-foot distribution center in Rialto, Calif., to address growing customer demand in the Southern California market. The Inland Empire facility, 50 miles east of Los Angeles, will provide cross-dock, distribution and transportation services.

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A. Duie Pyle opens logistics center

A. Duie Pyle opened a new logistics center to support all of the West Chester, Pa.-based company’s services, including its less-than truckload, truckload, warehousing and distribution, custom dedicated and brokerage operations. The facility in Westampton, N.J., has a 132,000-square-foot warehouse and 101 doors for progressive loading and unloading and is located near both the Ports of New York and New Jersey, as well as a railyard for consolidation and deconsolidation.

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Fleetmaster adding tractors, trailers

Fleetmaster Express added 60 new 2014 Freightliner Cascadia tractors to its 300-truck fleet. The Roanoke, Va.-based company said it also recently added 40 other new Cascadias and that its latest order represents a 10 percent increase in growth and will allow it to hire more drivers and haul more weight up to 50,000 pounds with its 1,400 trailers. Fleetmaster also announced the purchase of 100 new Wabash DuraPlate trailers, with plans to add 100 more by ...

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Teamsters strike agreement with federal government to end decades of oversight

The Teamsters last week announced the quarter-century of heavy government oversight it agreed to in 1989 has come to an end. Teamsters’ head Jim Hoffa said it’s a “new day” for the union, which has represented organized truck drivers in some form for roughly 100 years.

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BigRoad e-log with ECM connection officially available

The BigRoad software developer will announce Jan. 15 the availability of its DashLink engine-connected electronic logging device.

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19 drivers named America’s Road Team Captains

The Volvo-sponsored program is designed to field a team of drivers to represent trucking to the public.

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J.J. Keller e-log system updated to reflect restart change

The recent enforcement suspension of the 34-hour restart restrictions has been incorporated into J. J. Keller’s Encompass E-Log system, the company announced.

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Webinar to discuss diesel contamination, cleaning solutions

Clean Fuel Solutions, a division of Donaldson, is offering a free 20-minute webinar discussing how different types of diesel contamination can affect operations. The webinar, featuring experts from Donaldson Clean Solutions, will examine how fuel-related downtime impacts the bottom line. Participants also will learn methods of avoiding this costly downtime through diesel cleanliness. The webinar will be offered Thursday, Jan. 22, at noon and 3 p.m. CT and also on Friday, Jan. 23, at 8 a.m. ...

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KLLM-Frozen Foods Express selects Truck-Lite LED headlights

KLLM-Frozen Foods Express announced its selection of Truck-Lite LED forward lighting on all new trucks. The Richland, Miss.-based fleet, which operates more than 3,500 tractors and 5,000 trailers in 48 states, will begin its transition by spec’ing Truck-Lite Custom LED headlights on all 2016 Freightliner and Volvo models – nearly 700 trucks – with delivery beginning next month. "This is a complement to our existing suite of safety features," said Jim Richards, president of KLLM-Frozen Foods ...

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Webb Wheel OEM establishes Specialty Truck Business Unit

Webb Wheel OEM has established an independent business focusing exclusively on wheel end products for the specialty truck and vocational markets. Webb said its Specialty Truck Business Unit already has pre-established partnerships with truck manufacturers and will continue operations at its current facility in Ferdinand, Ind. Webb said STBU will take advantage of its engineering expertise to introduce additional rotor, hub and drum products designed for the specific needs of specialty and vocational equipment operators and ...

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