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Odyssey Logistics announces move to unified Odyssey brand
The company is looking to further integrating its diverse offerings across its four core divisions. Also: Old Dominion announces general rate increase; Georgia fuel tax suspended through Nov. 29; Mack, Freightliner trucks recalled.
November 14, 2023
Mack, union remain at an impasse with no further negotiations scheduled
Mack and UAW have made some inroads but are far apart with no meetings scheduled on other important items.
October 26, 2023
Navistar kicks off production of its last ICE powertrain
The 410,000-sq.-ft. facility in Alabama has fully transitioned from a single assembly line to two, along with the incorporation of three major machining lines.
October 18, 2023
Yokohama Mississippi tire plant celebrates 10 years
Yokohama's tire manufacturing plant in West Point, Mississippi, produces upwards of 70,000 tires every month.
October 12, 2023
Mack Trucks UAW workers will strike Monday
The United Auto Workers union informed Mack Trucks Sunday night that its members rejected a new five-year collective bargaining agreement and will strike Oct. 9.
October 8, 2023
Schneider names new CFO
Darrell Campbell will join the company on Sept. 30 as Executive Vice President and CFO. Also: Tyson Foods adds autonomous box trucks for Northwest Arkansas lanes; 17 rookie drivers up for Transition Trucking award.
September 7, 2023
Nomination period for annual 'Best Fleets' program opens
The nomination period is open through Oct. 31. Also: Mack recalls 27k Granite models for turn signal issue; Fruehauf trailers recalled for tire pressure regulation systems; Acertus acquires RCG Logistics; new task force eyes wireless EV charging.
September 6, 2023
Following acquisition by BP, TA gets new CEO
Debi Boffa, with over 25 years of experience with BP, took over as CEO of TA on Sept. 1. Also: Penske provides Wawa with electric truck as part of 6-month pilot; Hino Motors names new president, CEO.
September 4, 2023
Werner picked to haul 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree
The tree will be harvested from Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia, followed by a journey with special events in communities before being delivered to Washington, D.C. Also: Diesel prices continue to rise; Cummins, Chevron expand partnership.
August 17, 2023
Yellow stock to be delisted next week
The Nasdaq Stock Market has commenced proceedings to delist Yellow Corp.'s stock following its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Also: Peterbilt's new Model 589 available for order; Cox Automotive acquires mobile maintenance provider.
August 10, 2023
Teamsters want Yellow members 'first in line' for relief payments
The union said Monday it will do everything it can to help its members who were employed by now-bankrupt Yellow Corp. Also: Volvo, Mack recall electric trucks for battery issue; Nikola expands
August 8, 2023
Yellow facing lawsuit over failure to notify employees of layoffs
A former Yellow employee filed a class action lawsuit against the fleet for violating the WARN Act. Also: Nikola surpasses 200 hydrogen fuel cell electric truck orders; House bill again looks to repeal ELDT regs; Relay seeking "Haul of Fame" nominees.
August 4, 2023
Mergers & Acquisitions
Former Celadon subsidiary acquired by investors
Jaguar Transportation, a former Mexico-based subsidiary of now bankrupt Celadon, was recently acquired by investors. Also: Heartland Express receives 10,000th Freightliner; Class 8 truck heat, A/C supplier celebrates 50 years in North America.
July 24, 2023
UPS set to return to negotiating table with Teamsters next week
The company said it's looking "to resolve the few remaining open issues" with Teamsters members. Also: Truck tonnage, revenue, employment all increased in 2022; June tonnage increased over May, but still down from last June; more.
July 20, 2023
TForce Freight reaches agreement with Teamsters, likely avoiding a strike next month
The Teamsters represent approximately 7,800 local cartage drivers, road drivers and clerical workers with TForce Freight at 126 local unions nationwide.
July 14, 2023
OEMs hoping California's zero emission funding model expands to other states
Success of zero emission truck adoption, OEMs believe, hinges on states adopting incentive programs similar to California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.
June 26, 2023
Yellow shouldn't have received $700M COVID bailout, Congressional report says
The Congressional Oversight Commission, in its final report on Yellow's $700 million COVID relief loan, said the fleet did not meet the qualifications of a “business critical to maintaining national security.”
June 29, 2023
Mack Experience Center improved for more in-depth, holistic customer service
Mack celebrated the reopening of its Experience Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania this week which offers a new immersive briefing room, a truck lift on the new showroom floor and test track improvements.
June 7, 2023
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Garner Trucking puts its money where its mouth is
The Findlay, Ohio-based trucking company launched a driver advisory board with a special element: money. The board has an annual budget it can use to implement measures that improve drivers' quality of life.
Connecticut scraps plan to ban ICE vehicles
Mergers & Acquisitions
Canada Cartage gets first toe-hold in the U.S., acquires GTI Group
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