Trucking fleets, already buckling under higher costs for insurance and fuel, are finding ways around new rules that nearly eliminate nitrogen oxides and particulate matter but also sent prices of new trucks soaring.
A longtime Indianapolis-based Peterbilt dealer is suing California-based Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. for allegedly blocking the sale of the dealership’s trailer sales arm.
Celadon Group has swallowed, whole or in part, nine trucking firms in as many years. But the acquisition momentum lurched to a halt late this month like a semi stopped by a runaway-truck ramp when it was rebuffed by Arkansas-based USA Truck. Since then, Celadon hasn’t signaled its next move.
USA Truck Inc. has turned down a meeting with Indianapolis-based trucking rival and investor Celadon Group Inc. to discuss a possible merger.
Allison Transmission is not a household name like Google or General Motors, but it won’t lack an audience for its planned $750 million initial public offering.
Regulations aimed at stopping invasive species are too stiff.
A study by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals estimates that the trucking industry needs to hire 200,000 more drivers this year, but some driver-training schools locally say many potential students don’t have the $3,000-to-$5,000 or more for tuition.
Greenfield trucking company buys 794 trailers from Toronto-based Vitran Corp. for about $5 million to bolster operations.
CEO Steve Russell attributed the improved earnings to a recovering freight environment, coupled with a decrease in
competition. Celadon also is benefiting from increased trade with Mexico.
The Indianapolis-based trucking company saw profit rise to $400,000 in its third quarter from a $2.1 million loss in the same
Celadon CEO Stephen Russell faced a treacherous patch of highway when fuel prices spiked and the recession drove the
trucking industry into an economic Death Valley. In IBJ's new video feature on leadership issues, Russell explains
how advice from his dentist helped pave the way to recovery.