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Knight making moves to buy USA Truck, original deal rejected

Knight Transportation made an attempt last week to buy the struggling USA Truck, which the USA board rejected. Knight, however, says it is determined to get a deal made.

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R+L Carriers reaches settlement in cigarette trafficking case

R+L Carriers has reached a settlement agreement with New York prosecutors in a case involving the trafficking of untaxed cigarettes in the state.

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Old Dominion hits top growth list

Old Dominion was named one of 100 Fastest-Growing Companies for 2013 by Fortune Magazine. The company has more than tripled its revenue in less than a decade. The report highlighted Old Dominion’s performance over the past three years, including a 21 percent revenue growth, 68 percent profit growth and 39 percent total return. The magazine compiled this year’s list by measuring public companies by growth in revenue, profit and stock prices over the past three years. The complete ...

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C.R. England awards Harley-Davidson for fuel efficiency

C.R. England has awarded a 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two to company driver Richard McDonald for showing the most improvement in miles per gallon average and average idle percentage for the second quarter 2013. This is the 8th Harley-Davidson awarded in the two years England has sponsored the fuel efficiency promotion. McDonald has been with C.R. England since 1984. He drives a 2011 Freightliner Cascadia in England's National Over the Road Fleet and primarily runs between Utah ...

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CRST wins $4.7 million award against EEOC

A federal judge has ordered the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to pay CRST Van Expedited nearly $4.7 million.

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Penske wins Kroger contract

Penske Logistics has won the contract to operate and manage Kroger’s 600,000-square-foot refrigerated food distribution facility located in West Shelbyville, Indiana. Penske officially began operating the facility July 21 and has hired the 816 existing workers at the facility, including those represented by Teamsters Local 135, the company said.  

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Schneider drops tractor prices

Schneider National Inc. announced a reduction in price on more than 450 tractors available to owner-operators, small and medium fleets, farmers, oil field operators and dealers/exporters.

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Roehl to add TrailerTails

Roehl Transport recently announced it will expand its investment in TrailerTail aerodynamics technology by installing 500 TrailerTails on all new trailers purchased from Wabash National in 2013. The additional TrailerTails will offset the fuel consumption and carbon emissions equivalent to taking approximately 500 passenger vehicles off the road, says the company.

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Penske Truck Leasing orders 100 CNG tractors

Penske Truck Leasing recently announced its order of 100 CNG Freightliner Cascadia tractors equipped with 12-liter Cummins engines. The tractors will be used by Penske’s full-service truck leasing customers at locations across the U.S. The company estimates that before the year’s end it will have more than 200 natural gas tractors within its fleet.  

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12L CNG T660 in service

AMP Americas, a CNG fueling company, recently put its first 12-liter Kenworth T660 truck on the road. The truck is the first of 42 new T660 trucks that will upgrade one of the largest CNG fleets in the country. The trucks have the ability to travel more than 600 miles between fill-ups and will hold 136 diesel gallon equivalents of CNG. Powered by 11.9-liter Cummins engines, the trucks will be outfitted with Agility back-of-cab CNG ...

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