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Fuel, Business, Logistics, Equipment

Manufacturers Want Trailer GHG Rule Included in Trump Campaign to Roll Back Regulations

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association has expanded its offensive against the part of the federal Phase 2 greenhouse gas rule that concerns trailers by asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to consider a Trump administration executive order intended to prune burdensome regulations.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 8, 2017
Business, Logistics

Swift Launches Digital Marketing Strategy for Truck Drivers

Swift Transportation

Swift Transportation is reaching out to young people with a digital marketing campaign that promotes the company’s culture, size and emphasis on job advancement.

Transport Topics
May 5, 2017
Business, Government, Logistics

American Consumer Comfort Remains Close to a 15-Year High

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Consumer confidence last week held close to the highest level in more than 15 years as Americans felt a little better about their finances and whether it’s a good time to spend, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index data showed May 4.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
May 4, 2017
Business, Logistics

XPO Turns Last Year's First-Quarter Loss Into This Year’s Profit

XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics turned last year’s first-quarter net loss into a profit of similar magnitude even though revenue was flat, the company said May 3.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 3, 2017
Business, Logistics

Federal Regulators Give Green Light to Knight-Swift Merger

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The multibillion-dollar merger between Knight Transportation Inc. and Swift Transportation received a speedy federal antitrust approval May 1, clearing the way for shareholders to vote on the proposed transaction to form the largest truckload carrier in the United States.

Transport Topics
May 2, 2017
Business, Logistics

Profits Decline at Expeditors Even as Revenue Increases

Expeditors International of Washington

First-quarter expenses rose faster than revenue for Expeditors International of Washington, so the freight forwarder remained profitable but at a lower level than a year ago.

Transport Topics
May 2, 2017
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous, Logistics

Distracted Driving, Industry Regulations Top ATRI’s Research Priorities

Efforts that would minimize distracted driving and evaluate the impact of regulations on the trucking industry are high on the list of research priorities this year for the American Transportation Research Institute, the group announced May 2.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 2, 2017
Opinion, Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Opinion: More Mergers and Acquisitions for Truckers

The recent announcement that Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation are merging is a much bigger and industry-changing event than realized. It comes on the heels of another major development: the public offering by Schneider. In three years, these two deals will be viewed as having set in motion a number of mergers and acquisitions at a pace never witnessed before in the truckload and intermodal industry.

May 1, 2017
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Paper Checks Still Common in Trucking; Move Underway to Migrate to E-Payments

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Many trucking and third-party logistics companies still write checks to pay their invoices, but efforts are underway to transition from pen and paper to point-and-click e-payments. If successful, it would shift decades-old business patterns ingrained in the industry.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
May 1, 2017
Business, Logistics

Railroad 1Q Profits Increase on Rebound in Coal Shipping

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All publicly traded freight railroads reported higher profits in the first quarter, led by a strong rebound in coal transportation from the doldrums of recent years and continued improvement in the intermodal sector.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
May 1, 2017

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