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4/16/2014 10:10:00 AM
Online freight marketplace uShip announced April 16 that three national less-than-truckload carriers have committed to join uShip’s shipper-direct LTL spot rate marketplace.

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4/14/2014 1:30:00 PM
J.B. Hunt Transport Services’ net income slipped 6% in the first quarter to $68.7 million, or 58 cents per share, from $73.3 million, or 61 cents per share, due to winter weather that raised costs and reduced revenue growth.

NTSB Expects Preliminary Report on FedEx Calif. Crash in About a Month
4/14/2014 12:00:00 PM
The National Transportation Safety Board is assessing a series of questions surrounding last week’s crash of a FedEx Freight tractor-trailer and a bus in Northern California that killed 10 people and said it will have a preliminary report in about 30 days.

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Knight Says 1Q Earnings Higher Than Forecast
4/14/2014 11:00:00 AM
Knight Transportation Inc. said in a preliminary first-quarter earnings statement that its profit for the period exceeded an earlier forecast, reaching 22 to 23 cents per share, as demand and rates improved.

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UPS Expands Capacity at Three North American Facilities
4/14/2014 10:35:00 AM
UPS Inc. said it has expanded capacity at facilities in Calgary, Alberta; Hebron, Ky.; and Mira Loma, Calif., driven by demand in the retail, manufacturing and health-care industries.

Execs Seek HOS Change During Capitol Hill Visit
4/14/2014 7:45:00 AM 
WASHINGTON — Trucking executives from Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and Ohio asked members of their congressional delegation here April 9 to help roll back provisions of a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rule that imposes limits on truckers’ work schedules.

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Wil-Trans Buys Jim Palmer Trucking
4/11/2014 4:30:00 PM
Missouri carrier Wil-Trans has bought assets of refrigerated carrier Jim Palmer Trucking and plans to refurbish that company’s fleet with new trucks, the company said.

Louisville Teamsters Reject Side Deal to UPS Pact
4/11/2014 11:00:00 AM
Teamsters at UPS Inc.’s Louisville air hub rejected a side agreement proposal by a wide margin as roadblocks still remain to full implementation of the nation’s largest transport labor contract.


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