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TransForce buys Transport America for $310M

TransForce (No. 8 in the CCJ Top 250) announced June 2 it has entered into an agreement to acquire Transport America for $310 million from Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison. Transport America is a dry van truckload carrier that has 12 terminals, 2,000 staff and independent contractors, 1,500 tractors and 4,400 trailers. "This acquisition will immediately provide TransForce with a critical mass in the highly-fragmented TL sector in the United States and we stand to benefit from ...

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Schneider to pay $21M to settle labor lawsuit from warehouse workers

Schneider Logistics Transloading and Distribution and Wal-Mart have agreed to pay $21 million to settle a wage-and-hour lawsuit brought by 1,800 Southern California warehouse workers.

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DriveAtlas offering $5k sign-on bonus for owner-ops

DriveAtlas says it is hiring 200 new owner operators by year’s end. This hiring comes in response to a increases in shipment volume and household moving contracts, freight transportation and logistics services throughout 2014. In addition, the company teamed up with workforce mobility management companies Weichert Workforce Mobility, which also requires the need for additional drivers. The majority of the new fleet growth will be in the Shuttle Fleet, a nationwide drop and hook trailer ...

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Five trucking companies make Forbes’ 100 Most Trusted Companies list

Mega fleets Con-way (No. 4 in the CCJ Top 250), Werner (No. 10), Old Dominion (No. 12), Knight (No. 25) and Marten (No. 46) were among Forbes' annual 100 Most Trusted Companies list, released this week. Con-way, Knight, Old Dominion and Werner all ranked in the Mid Cap category, which consists of companies with a market cap between $1 billion and $5 billion. Marten scored in the Small Cap category, companies with a market cap between $250 million and $1 billion. The ...

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Schneider unveils new logo

Schneider unveiled a new logo March 18. The logo has a more contemporary look, designed to accurately reflect the areas Schneider serves, the company says. The company’s previous logo was introduced in 1985. Over the years, the company became more widely referred to as Schneider. The logo reflects this, but the company’s full name , Schneider National, Inc., will still be used for legal documents. Transition to the new logo will occur over time, including on the ...

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K&B Transportation Increases Pay

K&B Transportation, a refrigerated carrier out of Sioux, City, Iowa, will raise pay for company drivers on its Midwest Regional and National fleets, effective April 28.  This raise in pay will boost company driver compensation by three cents per mile.  Effective April 28, the starting wage for all new hires will now be 41 cents per mile, up from a prior 38 cents per mile for new hires. K&B Transportation also will continue its 2,500-mile guarantee ...

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Crete raising pay 2c per mile for owner-ops, company drivers

Crete Carrier Corp. announced March 12 that it would be raising pay 2 cents a mile for all national over-the-road drivers and owner-operators. The pay raise applies to drivers at Crete Carrier, Shaffer Trucking and Hunt Transportation and will take effect April 1.

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Celadon opens new driver training center

Celadon and its Quality Drivers  subsidiary have announced the opening of the new driver training center near its Indianapolis headquarters.  The $7 million, 61,000 square-foot training facility includes dorm rooms, cafeteria, workout room, basketball court and a driver training road course. Quality Drivers expects to train approximately 500 new drivers in the first full year of operation at the new training center.  Quality Drivers offers the driver training classes weekly, which encompass four weeks of basic ...

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C.R. England gives quarterly Harley to fuel-efficient driver

C.R. England awarded a 2014 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 to Gerry Blake, one of its company drivers, for showing improvement in miles per gallon average and average idle percentage for the fourth quarter 2013. This is the 11th Harley-Davidson awarded to drivers by C. R. England in the fuel efficiency promotion. Blake, of Mesa, Ari., drives a 2013 Freightliner Cascadia for England's Western Regional Division.  He has been with the company for about three years.  Blake ...

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Prime participates in Wreaths Across America

Prime Inc. will participate in the annual Wreaths Across America Day on Dec. 14 at Springfield National Cemetery. The Missouri Highway Patrol will escort a Prime truck carrying over 1,000 wreaths through the state. The wreaths will be delivered and placed at the cemetery at 9 a.m. The ceremony, which starts at 11 a.m., will be conducted in unison with more than 800 cemeteries around the country. The Springfield Civil air Patrol Auxiliary color guard and ...

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