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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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Con-way Freight opens two new service centers

Con-way Freight, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based less-than-truckload company, opened two new service centers in Texas and Wisconsin. The new $3.7 million Central Texas service center in Robinson replaces an existing 22-door facility in Waco; it has 48 doors and an 18,870-square-foot dock. The new $8 million facility in Fond du Lac, Wis., has 47,000 square feet and more than 100 employees.

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Old Dominion opens, relocates service centers

Old Dominion Freight Line opened a new 267-door service center in Memphis, Tenn. The Thomasville, N.C.-based less-than-truckload company said it invested more than $30 million in the facility that now employs 416, with plans to add 100 new jobs over the next two years. Old Dominion also relocated its service center in Portland, Ore., to a larger facility that increases capacity to 136 doors from 84 doors at the previous location; the new facility employs 136 ...

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Dayton Freight opens new Des Moines service center

Dayton Freight opened a new 52-door service center in Des Moines, Iowa, to provide faster service, increased capacity and more error-free deliveries. The Dayton, Ohio-based less-than-truckload company invested $7.5 million in the 28,000-square-foot facility and plans to add a maintenance shop later this year.

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Southeastern relocates Arkansas service center

Southeastern Freight Lines, a Lexington, S.C.-based less-than-truckload company, relocated its service center in Van Buren, Ark., near Fort Smith, in response to growing business in the region. The new facility employs more than 35 people and features 39 dock doors. “By increasing capacity and improving delivery efficiency, the new Van Buren facility will help to increase Southeastern’s quality of service throughout the Sun Belt,” says Scott Lackie, service center manager.

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Celadon buying 1,500 new tractors

Celadon Trucking this month announced it will be buying 1,500 new tractors, consisting of Kenworth T680 tractors from Paccar, along with some LoneStar and ProStar models from International. Kenworth T680 tractors from Paccar as well as LoneStar and ProStar models from International. The Kenworths will be used by the company’s Expedited team operations, the LoneStar models by the Lease Purchase division and the ProStar tractors will refresh the company’s core driving fleet.

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Prime’s same-sex trainer policy discriminates against women, court says

A U.S. district court has agreed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s determination that the same-sex trainer policy of Prime Inc. is discriminatory.

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Maverick builds multi-million driver training facility

Maverick Transportation last week, unveiled a new 13,000-sq.-ft. driver training facility that has multiple classrooms and five training bays.  The North Little Rock, Ark.-based company invested $4 million into the facility, which is capable of housing 210 driver students at once.  Maverick says 75 percent of the people that apply for driving positions at the company have no prior experience. It also said it received more than 50,000 applications last year for driving positions.  Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe ...

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C.R. England opens new terminal, adds LNG trucks

C.R. England (No. 14 in the CCJ Top 250) announced the opening last week of a 48,000-sqaure-foot. terminal in Colton, Calif., and the addition of 10 new liquefied natural gas-powered trucks for its Southern California fleets.  The 34-acre facility has a 30,000-square-foot maintenance shop with eight service bays and a truck wash; an 18,000-square-foot driver resource center where drivers can do laundry, watch TV, play games and exercise; parking for more than 250 tractors and 350 ...

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