CCJ Top 250
TA shareholders approve pending BP acquisition
The move clears the way for BP to acquire TA, with the deal expected to be closed May 15. Also: $150M cargo theft ring busted in California; PGT Trucking breaks ground on new Laredo facility; CPC Logistics driver inducted into NPTC Hall of Fame.
May 12, 2023
TFI announces two acquisitions to expand LTL business
The CCJ Top 250 carrier has completed the acquisition of one company and agreed to acquire another.
May 10, 2023
Trucking in a post-COVID world
The pandemic's impact on trucking can be summarized in three phases: initial disruption, recovery and transformation.
May 9, 2023
Trimac Transportation acquires small bulk fleet, warehouser
Trimac Transportation picking up 13 tractors, 119 trailers and a 52-acre property strategically positioned on the busy I-75 corridor.
April 27, 2023
Werner set to test Cummins' 15-liter nat-gas engine
The Top 250 fleet also announced it has deployed to Freightliner eCascadias in SoCal. Also: Former U.S. Xpress exec joins 3PL as CEO; shippers' conditions mostly flat in February; Covenant opens new driver lounge, orientation center.
April 27, 2023
Managing toll violations 101
If/when you receive a toll violation, there are things you can do to manage it and ensure it’s been rightfully issued.
April 27, 2023
Penske makes second acquisition this year, adds nearly 2,000 trucks
Penske has added nearly 3,000 trucks in less than a month via two acquisitions.
April 26, 2023
Knight-Swift signs intermodal truckload deal with new rail giant
Knight-Swift will begin to transition its Mexico-U.S. traffic to CPKC mid-May.
April 25, 2023
Manufacturing slowdown, interest rates continue to squeeze freight market
Is trucking near the bottom of the soft freight cycle? Michigan State's transportation expert Jason Miller shares his thoughts on this month's episode of CCJ MarketPulse.
April 24, 2023
TravelCenters of America puts BP merger drama to bed
TA and would-be suitor ARKO Corp. have a contentious history.
April 24, 2023
Linden Bulk Transportation acquired by ISO tank specialist
Linden Bulk Transportation acquired by Boasso Global; Aurora opens terminal for autonomous trucks; Peterbilt expands its tech school training partnerships.
April 17, 2023
BP’s acquisition of TA takes another step forward
A federally required waiting period has passed without action from FTC, clearing another hurdle for the deal. Also: House resolution would overturn EPA's 2027 regs; trucking company owners sentenced in bribery scheme; Pitt Ohio adopts Maven AI platform.
April 12, 2023
Pilot Company names new executives as part of Berkshire Hathaway ownership
Berkshire Hathaway purchased 38.6% of Pilot Flying J in October 2017 and became majority owners of Pilot Company Jan. 31 this year.
April 10, 2023
AI-enabled dashcams can help fleets reduce insurance costs
AI cameras go beyond exoneration in the event of an accident to help fleets improve driver safety scores and in effect lower insurance premiums, which are heavy hitters to a fleet’s bottom line.
April 4, 2023
Will 2023 be the 'best recession ever'?
Are we heading into the best recession ever? According to the economists at this week's 2023 TRALA Annual Meeting, it's all in the way that you look at it.
April 3, 2023
Yellow, union locked in war of words
In dueling memos sent this week, Yellow and Teamster leadership set the stage for a looming battle.
March 30, 2023
ACT: Freight cycle likely nearing bottom
ACT Research reported that freight volumes and rates declined in February, but the freight downcycle is closer to the end than the beginning. Also: Teamsters, ABF start work on new deal; Looser capacity decreased shippers' conditions in January; more
March 29, 2023
Bidding war erupts for TravelCenters franchise
As BP's deal for TravelCenters of America inches closer to closing, a new suitor contends it has a better offer on the table.
March 28, 2023
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Walmart 'betting big' on Cummins new X15N natural gas engine
Walmart is pleased with a pilot it entered with Cummins to test its new X15N natural gas engine and sees it as an ideal fit for long haul where all-electric and fuel cell fall far short on range.
Pay and benefits
2023 Best Fleets to Drive For: Key findings in compensation and benefits
Test drive: The Model 589, Peterbilt's successor to the 389
Cooling freight market, climbing interest rates throwing cold water on used truck values
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