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Fleet Owner – Looking Ahead for Trucking

.Fleet Owner- Looking Ahead For Trucking See original article Looking ahead for trucking Mon, 2014-01-27 10:29 A lot of confidence is being expressed about the future of the trucking right now, despite the industry’s many well-known challenges, the foremost being a shortage of drivers, ever-increasing regulatory pressures, and of course the ever-present concern that the [...]

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Forbes – All Aboard: Why America’s Second Rail Boom Has Plenty Of Room To Run

Forbes-AllAboard_WhyAmericasSecondRailBoomHasPlentyOfRoomToRun_Jan2214 View original article The relic of the 19th century will become the most important logistics system of the 21st century–making billions for Warren Buffett and others. By Joann Muller, Zack O’Malley Greenburg and Christopher Helman On an overcast Tuesday morning in dusty North Platte, Nebr., Tony Orr stands at the center of the world’s [...]

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Boyd Bros. Transportation and Daseke Inc. Merge

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/boyd-bros-transportation-daseke-inc-190400341.html CLAYTON, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Daseke Inc., of Addison, Texas, and Clayton, Ala.-based Boyd Bros. Transportation have announced a merger, creating one of the largest open-deck/specialty fleets in North America. The merger also includes Boyd Bros. companies — WTI Transport, based in Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Mid Seven Transportation, based in Des Moines, Iowa; Boyd Intermodal; and Boyd [...]

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Berks manufacturer buys Cumru Twp. property for expansion

http://www.lvb.com/article/20130910/LVB01/130919990/Berks-manufacturer-buys-Cumru-Twp-property-for-expansion LATEST NEWS Boyle begins building $11M SteelStacks project Bethlehem firm expands with Texas Web solution acquisition Corbett visits Valley to promote telemedicine South Side Bethlehem improvement district won’t be considered until next year Business: Toyota to make RAV4s in Russia after $181 million expansion Court rules against county in labor case US: Fed likely [...]

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Business Weekly – Intermodal innovators

BusinessWeekly_June0413_IntermodalInnovators Reitnouer Inc., maker of aluminum flatbed trailers, switches back to steel for shipping by truck or train By Erin Negley Reading Eagle A welder takes care of some subassembly. Previously, all Reitnouer products were bolted. From the outside, the nondescript industrial building off Tuckerton Road in Muhlenberg Township looks like just another warehouse. Inside, [...]

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CCJ – Innovator of the Year Boyd Bros.

CCJ_BoydBros_InnovatorOfTheYear Innovator of the Year|Boyd Bros. Like just about every other regionalor national carrier in the industry, Boyd Bros. Transportation faces common challenges. Scrutiny under Compliance Safety Accountability, pending changes to the hours-of-service rule, a mounting driver shortage and increased highway congestion all constrict capacity and threaten productivity. What makes the Clayton, Ala.-based flatbed carrier [...]

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Rail Stocks A Rewarding Ride – Globe and Mail

Rail Stocks A Rewarding Ride – GlobeandMail North American rail companies have been on a steep upward climb for a decade, but there’s still a strong case for hopping aboard their shares. Each of the six major Canadian and U.S. companies look like compelling buys – although some of these stocks promise more profit than [...]

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JOC – Domestic Intermodal Set for Growth Spurt

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Index Shows Trucking Capacity Tightened in December

The Journal of Commerce February 14th, 2013 FTR Associates’ Shippers Condition Index recorded a reading of -4.9 in December, reflecting tightening capacity, which is expected to get “significantly worse” by mid-2013. The SCI reading is expected to be about five points lower than the current reading by mid-summer, as transport costs will continue to rise [...]

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Boyd Bros. named CCJ Innovator of the Year

Birmingham, Ala.-based fleet Boyd Bros. Transportation has been named the 2013 CCJ Innovator of the Year. The announcement comes from Duck Key, Fla., where the 2013 CCJ Innovators Summit was held this week. Boyd hauls primarily flatbed freight, and the fleet helped develop an intermodal flatbed product to help boost freight capacity by allowing industrial [...]

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