Available loads and capacity were both up during the week ending November 15, 2014, according to DAT Solutions. The number of spot market loads posted on the DAT network of load boards increased 2.7% compared with the previous week while the number of van, refrigerated, and flatbed trucks rose 4.5%.
Associated Food Stores LLC has signed an agreement with New Hampshire-based C&S Wholesaler Grocers Inc to be its primary supplier. C&S will provide warehouse, transportation, and procurement services....More
CLEARLY, Prime Inc has built one of the most successful business models in the trucking industry. The Springfield, Missouri-based carrier typically posts annual revenue growth in the 13% range and has been ranked as the 28th largest trucking company in the United States.
THE NUMBERS make a compelling argument. Hybrid trailer refrigeration units can reduce operating costs by as much as 70% when compared to traditional diesel-fueled refrigeration, and the savings should grow as electric shore power becomes available at more locations where loaded trailers are parked for an extended time.
SOME companies lead, while many others are content to follow. La Crosse, Wisconsin-based Kwik Trip Stores Inc certainly has been a leader when it comes to demonstrating the benefits of natural gas as a truck fuel for local and regional food distribution fleets.