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2014-04-10 08:22:53

Working with Wabash National, the less-than-truckload company will outfit 16,000 trailers with SmartWay® approved aerodynamic panels as part of its commitment to sustainability. ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced it is outfitting its line haul trailer fleet with DuraPlate(®) AeroSkirts(®) to increase overall fleet fuel efficiency and reduce carbon...

2014-03-25 23:36:07

BulkLoads.com reports a triple increase in load postings from one year ago while shippers report increase in freight rates. Nixa, MO (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Several news sources have reported in recent weeks that BNSF railway operations in North Dakota are at least three weeks delayed (http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/bnsf-pledges-caught-ag-shipments-22885754). While BNSF President and CEO, Carol Ice, has said the delays are not a result of increased crude-by-rail shipments, other...

2014-03-17 12:20:25

FORT SMITH, Ark., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ABF Freight System Inc.(®) is honoring 12 exemplary drivers with membership in the 2014-2015 ABF Freight( )Road Team, earned by demonstrating the utmost standards of professionalism on North American highways and city streets. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140317/DA84446 ABF Freight Road Team members for 2014-2015 and the service centers where they are based are: Donald Boileau- Walter Stanley-Little...

2014-03-12 12:20:54

PORTLAND, Ore., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spot market freight availability climbed 7.5 percent in February, achieving unprecedented levels in the middle of the first quarter, typically the quietest time of the year for freight transportation. Extreme winter weather across the country disrupted normal supply chain networks, sending freight to the spot market to meet capacity needs. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140312/CL82024 Compared to January, load availability rose...

2014-03-03 12:21:21

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan based Federated Railways, Inc., an affiliate of Federated Capital Corporation, has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Rail Logistics, LC., including its "Cold Train" Express Intermodal Service. The new subsidiary will be called "Federated Cold Train, LLC." and will conduct business as Cold Train. The company will maintain its current management team and staff, including Steve Lawson as...

2014-03-03 08:20:12

~ Orders diversified across a broad range of railcar types LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBX) announced today that it received new orders in the second fiscal quarter ended February 28, 2014 for 5,600 railcar units valued at approximately $460 million. These orders include a recent award for 1,200 intermodal platforms. Other orders include small cube covered hoppers and tank cars used in the energy sector,...

2014-02-26 23:28:45

A leading and fast-growing online load board for the bulk freight sector expands its offerings by purchasing the first and only weigh station status app. Nixa, MO (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 A recent acquisition will now offer members on BulkLoads.com, formerly BulkLoadsNow.com, to take advantage of weigh station status updates through CoopsOpen.com services, expanding once again offerings to BulkLoads.com free and premium memberships. Since it’s beginning BulkLoads.com has put a priority...

2014-02-25 08:21:18

NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sentina Corp, a New York-based producer of protective cargo coverings, has been awarded the designation of 'Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology' under the Department of Homeland Security's Safety Act for its Freight Glove, a reusable, vacuum-sealable, and tamper-evident covering. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140225/NY70588) The Freight Glove is the flagship offering from Sentina Corp., a company focused on creating sustainable...

2014-02-05 23:24:00

Panama Canal Update and Lou Holtz Message Among Jump Start Highlights Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 SMC³ successfully hosted its 59th annual Jump Start conference January 20-22 at the Loews Atlanta Hotel. This year’s focus was “leading the supply chain”, and was attended by a broad range of carriers, shippers, third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and technology/solutions providers from throughout North America. New for Jump Start 2014, a dual keynote event was...

2014-02-04 23:00:30

The company plans to add more new jobs and expand operations by April. Palm Harbor, Florida (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 FreightCenter, one of the fastest-growing freight and logistics service companies in the nation, today announced a 7,000-square-foot expansion of its headquarters for its operations in Palm Harbor. Recruitment efforts and renovations for the new space will be complete in April, which coincides with the company’s prediction to reach 10 million visitors to its website....