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Arrive Logistics opens up new office in Chattanooga

Arrive Logistics opens up new office in Chattanooga

Freight brokerage and transportation management services provider Arrive Logistics recently announced it has opened up a new office in Chattanooga, Tenn. This is the company’s third location, as it also has offices in its corporate headquarters in Austin, Texas, and Chicago, Ill. Arrive officials said this new Chattanooga office was established…

Freight slows, rates hold in Nov

Year-over-year, van rates were up 2.7 percent while spot rates have dropped for both flatbed (down 5.5 percent) and reefer (down 0.5 percent). Intermodal traffic in November totaled 1,007,549 containers and trailers, up 7.8 percent (73,004 units) compared with November 2012, the Association of American Railroads reports. The weekly average…

Senate Bill S. 3483: Will this be helpful?

Last week, Senate Bill S. 3483, the so-called Motor Carrier Protection Act of 2010 was introduced by Senators Olympia Snow (R-Maine) and Amy Klouchbar (D-Minnesota). S. 3483 would amend section 139 of title 49, United States Code, to add more regulation and oversight of freight brokers and freight forwarders –…

Trucking firms face fines for skirting payroll costs

Truck drivers may drive hundreds of miles a day, but many are doing it without benefits and routine worker protections, according to lawmakers going after companies that improperly classify the drivers as independent contractors. Assembly members released a proposal last week that sets a much higher bar for port trucking…

Ship-holding Corp. Acquires Pure Car

International Shipholding Corporation (ISH) today announced the purchase of a 1999-built Pure Car Truck Carrier (PCTC). The vessel acquisition was funded by a $3.5 million cash payment and the sale of the Company’s 1994-built PCTC, Green Cove, to the seller in a transaction valued at approximately $27.5 million. The newly…

Truckers Guided by GPS Said to Hit N.Y. Bridges 200 Times

Truckers following faulty directions by global positioning systems devices have hit bridges in New York City, Long Island and Westchester County more than 200 times in the past two years, the New York Democrat said in a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood yesterday.About 80 percent of bridge strikes in…

Driver of semi truck killed in crash on Tiger Mountain

The driver of a semi truck died Friday morning after crashing on Highway 18.The driver of the Fed-Ex truck became trapped in the cab when the truck drove off the road near the summit of Tiger Mountain, according to the Washington State Patrol. A witness told troopers he saw the…