Business
Business

Crete Carrier Names Tim Aschoff President

Tim Aschoff Crete Carrier Corp.

Crete Carrier Corp. appointed Tim Aschoff president, adding to his role of chief operating officer.

Transport Topics
June 22, 2017
Business

FedEx Makes Civic 50 List of Most Community-Minded Companies

FedEx Cares FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. has been named to the Points of Light Civic 50, a list of most civic-minded U.S. companies.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn.
June 22, 2017
Business, Safety

XPO Says Thanks a Million to Drivers Safely Reaching Milestone

XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics celebrated drivers with at least 1 million accident-free miles at a two-day celebration in Ann Arbor, Mich., in mid-June, including a question-and-answer session hosted by company CEO Brad Jacobs.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
June 22, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Schneider Responds to Industry Demand With New Phoenix Facility

Schneider Phoenix Schneider

A new Schneider facility opened June 22 in Phoenix. A truckload, intermodal and logistics provider, Schneider’s investment indicates its response to “industry demand by significantly investing in this growing region,” according to a press release.

Transport Topics
June 22, 2017
Business

Mixed Data on US Consumer Comfort Suggest Restrained Spending

Declining confidence among Americans in their personal finances and the buying climate may restrain spending even as the economic outlook improves, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index figures showed June 22.

By Daniel Flatley | Bloomberg News
June 22, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

Ex-Trooper Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes From Trucking Company for Favorable Inspections

Texas Department of Public Safety

A former Texas Department of Public Safety sergeant has pleaded guilty to corruption charges in federal court for accepting bribes from the owner of a Dallas trucking company for favors related to the inspection of his fleet, court records show.

Kevin Krause | The Dallas Morning News
June 22, 2017
Business

Jobless Claims Show Tight Labor Market, Even With Increase

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The slight gain in filings for U.S. unemployment benefits last week is still consistent with a resilient job market, Labor Department figures showed June 22.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
June 22, 2017
Business

Haldex Introduces Online Savings Calculator

Haldex adds online savings calculator Haldex AB

Haldex AB introduced its online air disc brake savings calculator to help fleets determine the long-term savings of air disc brakes compared with drum brakes over the life of either the tractor or trailer.

Transport Topics
June 22, 2017
Government, Business

Hours-of-Service Truck Driving Law Could Damage Livestock Industry

A livestock truck Jeremy Rempel/Flickr

A new federal law that drastically reduces the number of hours truck drivers can be on the road could seriously affect the livestock industry in Oklahoma and other states where animal production is critical to the economy.

Rachael Van Horn | The Woodward (Okla.) News
June 21, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment

Rep. LaMalfa Proposes Bill to Repeal Excise Tax on Trucks

Rep. LaMalfa repdouglamalfa/Flickr

Legislation that would repeal the 12% federal excise tax on certain heavy-duty trucks, tractors and trailers was unveiled last week by Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.).

The repeal would apply to the retail sale of trucking equipment.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 21, 2017

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