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Rob Archer

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« Reply #210 on: July 09, 2014, 01:15:06 PM »
MANITOULIN INCREASES PRESENCE IN MANITOBA

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WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoulin Transport announced today that it has bought Jomac Transport of Winnipeg, Man. in order to build on its coverage throughout the province after purchasing Smooth Freight of Brandon Man. in November last year.
“Nothing says commitment to a region like providing complete coverage and by acquiring Jomac we now have  Manitoba covered,” said Don Goodwill, president, Manitoulin Transport.  “Jomac was very appealing to us because of their strong customer relationships, high quality of service, disciplined approach to operations, and because they have a company culture similar to our own.”
The company will absorb all of Jomac’s employees and assets.
“We believe our customers and employees will be in good hands with Manitoulin,” said Wes MacLean, president, Jomac Transport.  “This merge will certainly benefit companies in Manitoba as Manitoulin can provide more extensive coverage and services to help bring their business to the next level.”
Gord Smith, CEO of Manitoulin Group of Companies commented: “We said a few years ago that we were committed to rounding out our services and reach in Western Canada, and we made good on that commitment, Not only can customers in the region send and receive shipments quickly and reliably with Manitoulin Transport, they also benefit from being able to access the full global suite of transportation and logistics services through the Manitoulin Group of Companies.


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« Reply #211 on: July 26, 2014, 06:13:17 PM »
New Con-Way terminal. Even tho it has been open for about 3 months, this was in yesterdays Appleton paper.

  http://www.postcrescent.com/story/money/2014/07/25/con-way-freight-opens-new-service-center/13181457/

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« Reply #212 on: July 31, 2014, 11:07:18 PM »
U.S. DOT: YRC fleet nears federal intervention level

Jul 24, 2014, 3:04pm CDT - YRC Freight's fleet is in a worse state of repair than most of its main competitors' fleets, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

In fact, the state of the YRC Freight fleet's vehicle maintenance is close to a threshold requiring federal intervention according to statistics from the DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.


http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2014/07/24/u-s-dot-ratings-yrc-fleet-in-poor-shape.html?page=all

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« Reply #213 on: July 31, 2014, 11:12:49 PM »
Con-way’s profit jumps on growth in demand, higher rates

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Jul 31, 2014 2:04PM ED - The strengthening U.S. economy, a second-quarter surge in freight and higher rates boosted revenue and profit at Con-way’s less-than-truckload, logistics and truckload divisions.

Total revenue at the $5.5 billion transportation and logistics company climbed 8 percent year-over-year to $1.5 billion, with net profit rising 25.2 percent to $53.7 million.

http://www.joc.com/trucking-logistics/ltl-shipping/con-way-freight/con-way%E2%80%99s-profit-jumps-growth-demand-higher-rates_20140731.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+joc%2Faajm+%28Journal+of+Commerce%29

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« Reply #214 on: July 31, 2014, 11:17:25 PM »
Old Dominion to Add Jobs, Renovate Thomasville Headquarters

THOMASVILLE, N.C. —One of the largest trucking companies in North Carolina is expanding.

Old Dominion Freight Line is renovating its corporate headquarters in Thomasville, with plans to add hundreds of jobs.
- See more at: http://centralnc.twcnews.com/content/news/triad/710089/old-dominion-to-add-jobs--renovate-thomasville-headquarters/#sthash.vXtYvEZL.dpuf

http://centralnc.twcnews.com/content/news/triad/710089/old-dominion-to-add-jobs--renovate-thomasville-headquarters/

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« Reply #215 on: August 11, 2014, 01:32:06 PM »
YRC Freight Sends 23 State Champion Drivers to the 2014 National Truck Driving Championships
August 4, 2014 (GlobeNewswire)

YRC Freight announced today that it will be sending 23 state champion drivers to participate in the National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) to be held August 12 - 16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. YRC Freight drivers have a long history of competing in this event which originated in 1937. Several YRC Freight drivers have won the Grand National Championship at past competitions.

The 23 YRC Freight state champion drivers competing for the national championship have a combined 500 years of service and 26 million miles of operating YRC Freight equipment without a preventable accident.

"This event is a celebration of safety and we have 23 participants who are not only state champions but also champions of safety and service at YRC Freight. We are proud of their achievement and the entire YRC Freight team will be cheering them on as they compete for the national title at the NTDC," stated Darren Hawkins, president of YRC Freight. "While these drivers have been preparing for months to compete in this event, in reality what makes them champions is a career-long dedication to safety and customer service," Hawkins said.

To qualify for the competition drivers must be accident free - regardless of fault - for one year prior to the event and win their class at the state truck driving championship

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« Reply #216 on: August 11, 2014, 02:14:35 PM »
Jimmy,
     Thanks for the tip........ ;D I didn't know any details about the TDC as no one at Maybrook practiced for the NY State competition and YRC hasn't published a newsletter in close to a year now!! :-\
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« Reply #217 on: September 11, 2014, 03:17:48 AM »
MANITOULIN CONTINUES WESTERN CANADA EXPANSION

Manitoulin Transport has purchased the LTL and Van divisions of Westcan Transport it was announced in September 2014.
"We continue to expand in Canada’s west due to its buoyant economy and our desire to round out our offerings in the region for the convenience of our customers,” said Don Goodwill, president, Manitoulin Transport. “This acquisition enables Manitoulin to provide customers needing LTL, flatdeck and temperature-controlled services with greater choice through increased trip frequency to the north.”

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« Reply #218 on: September 11, 2014, 02:06:53 PM »
Teamsters push for FedEx Freight union vote in Indianapolis

(Memphis Business Journal - Ryan Poe Sep 11, 2014) The Teamsters union, as part of a national push to unionize FedEx Corp. employees, could soon ask for a secret vote in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2014/09/11/teamsters-push-for-fedex-union-indiana.html

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« Reply #219 on: September 13, 2014, 11:45:58 AM »
Con-Way Freight Workers in Texas Join Teamsters Local 657

On September 12, 2014, drivers and dockworkers at Con-Way Freight in Laredo, Texas voted to join Teamsters Local 657. “This is a great victory for the workers at Con-Way and we hope this campaign spreads,” said Frank Perkins, President of San Antonio-based Local 657. “These workers are seeking fair wages, respect on the job and job security. They also want to have a pension and improved health care coverage.” There are 113 workers in the bargaining unit.
“We chose Laredo because it is the busiest inland port in the United States,” Perkins said. “Seven thousand trucks cross the border with Mexico every day.”
On September 9, Teamsters Joint Council 42 in Southern California filed for election at three Con-Way terminals.

Link: http://changeconway2win.blogspot.com/

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« Reply #220 on: September 16, 2014, 07:26:31 AM »
good catch jim,hope they all join the teamsters. secure all the pension funds nation wide.

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« Reply #221 on: September 16, 2014, 07:43:53 AM »
good catch jim,hope they all join the teamsters. secure all the pension funds nation wide.

gijoe' - Lodge Members -

Surely by now, IBT has caught on to risks with the Pension and H & W accounts. With the fallout of
De-Reg, now over three decades back, they learned that "IOU" amounts from Carriers were not the
same as paid up, cash in the bank balances. Trust those lessons don't need to be learned all over
again? (Yes, it begs the question that back then, the prevailing rates were too low. All 'smoke and
mirrors'?)

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« Reply #222 on: September 16, 2014, 12:36:02 PM »
It's been reported by Norcal10 in the LTL New Equipment topic area that ABF is purchasing 350 Macks this year. Here is a video on making ABF Macks from Mack Truck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CjuHGLhbQA

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« Reply #223 on: September 17, 2014, 07:51:57 AM »
Great Video, thank you for posting it.

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« Reply #224 on: October 21, 2014, 03:58:48 AM »
(From Truck News)
FedEx names Canadian fleet Entrepreneur of the Year
PITTSBURGH, Penn. – FedEx Ground has awarded three entrepreneurs, whose small businesses provide transportation services for the company, with its highest honours –the FedEx Ground Entrepreneurs of the Year award.

The award recognizes small business owners for their safety, customer service, business ethics and community involvement.

“Since 2007, we have bestowed the honour of Entrepreneur of the Year to exceptional small-business owners contracting with FedEx Ground to deliver reliable, safe, cost-effective, and professional service,” said Henry J. Maier, president and CEO of FedEx Ground.  “These entrepreneurs have built lucrative and thriving businesses alongside FedEx Ground, while also making substantial contributions to their local communities.”

The winners this year were:

Jason Brooks of Brooksy,Inc. (Bangor, Maine), Saul Lerma of Lerma Transport, (Yuma, Arizona) and Jack Webster of 6748067 Manitoba, (Winnipeg, Manitoba).

Brooksy Inc. has 15 employees an only 12 vehicles. FedEx says that Brooks understands that importance of keeping drivers connected. He is committed to safety and regularly quizzes his drivers on safety issues to keep them accident-free. Brooks and his employees also volunteer at a local park.

FedEx says that twice a week, Lerma meets with his customers to maintain its strong relationship. The company says Lerma has a passion for people and that safety is above all Lerma Transport’s top priority. Lerma Transport also contributes to a number of charities including, Harley Owners Group association, (a non-profit for which Saul is the assistant director), Yuma Community Food Bank, United Way, and March of Dimes.

Finally Jack Webster’s company, 6748067 Manitoba has been in business for 18 years. The company operates six vehicles and travels an average of 3,400 miles a day. The company makes sure to communicate with drivers on a daily basis while also offering a competitive salary and benefits packages to its employees. Employees are also provided a safety plan to help prevent accidents..

“We recognize that our drivers are the backbone of our operation, and believe we employ some of the most professional and dedicated people in the industry,” said Webster.


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