Cold Carriers Hires Swift Exec Randy Savoy to Lead Growth

Trucking conglomerate Cold Carriers is planning to expand its growing presence in the temperature-controlled trucking sector with more acquisitions in 2018, building on deals it has made during the past few years, its recently named chief operating officer said.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2017

Carriers Benefit as California Agricultural Sector Rebounds

Truck Devine Intermodal

California’s drought of 2011 through 2015 didn’t just dry up the state’s harvests of crops such as almonds, grapes and oranges — it also dried up business for motor carriers.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
July 20, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

National Truck Protection Extends Coverage on Certain Reefer Units

National Truck Protection Inc. launched extended coverage for self-powered refrigeration units on medium-duty trucks.

Transport Topics
June 26, 2017

Swift Expands Refrigerated Service in $225 Million Purchase of Central

Swift Transportation Co. said it acquired Central Refrigerated Service for $225 million, a move that officials said will significantly expand Swift’s temperature-controlled truckload business.

August 12, 2013

KLLM Owners to Buy FFE in $38.2 Million Reefer Deal

Two Mississippi businessmen have agreed to purchase Frozen Food Express Industries for $38.2 million, which could lead to the creation of the third-largest refrigerated carrier in North America.

July 22, 2013

Continental Express Acquires Ranger Refrigerated

Continental Express

Truckload carrier Continental Express said it has acquired Texas carrier Ranger Refrigerated Express Corp. Terms were not disclosed.

Transport Topics
April 3, 2013
Business, Logistics

Frozen Food Express Swings to 2Q Profit

Frozen Food Express Industries reported a second-quarter profit, turning around a loss from a year ago, as its brokerage and logistics results improved.

Transport Topics
July 25, 2012

O&S Trucking Files for Bankruptcy

O&S Trucking, Springfield, Mo., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the Springfield News-Leader reported Thursday.

Transport Topics
June 1, 2012
Government, Business

CARB Declines to Extend Reefer Rule Deadline

California environmental regulators have approved a slate of amendments to fine-tune the state’s transport refrigerated unit rule, but denied a request by industry stakeholders to push back compliance deadlines by extending the useful life of the units from seven to nine years.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 25, 2011

Refrigerated Fleets Seek Reimbursement for Rising Costs of Cooling Shipments

While all fleet managers are waging a battle with soaring diesel prices, refrigerated carriers are facing a second front in terms of collecting fuel surcharges to cover the cost of buying the red-dyed diesel that powers the engines of their reefer units.

April 25, 2011