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Frank Rogers, Yellow, Local 41, Kansas City

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Freight News


Trucking employment approaches peak, pressuring driver wages, rates

Journal of Commerce
03/25/2015

As the U.S. heads toward what some economists consider “full employment,” trucking companies tracked by the Labor Department hired an additional 2,600 workers in February, pushing the monthly JOC.com Trucking Employment Index reading up to 99.9.

Driver Turnover Continues at Elevated Levels, ATA Says

Transport Topics
01/28/2015

Driver turnover remained at elevated levels for truckload fleets of all sizes, inching up one percentage point to 97% at larger carriers and remaining at 94% at smaller fleets, American Trucking Associations reported.

The numbers compared to the second quarter of last year showed sequential stability in both the truckload fleets with revenue of more than $30 million and those with revenue below that benchmark.

ABF Logistics Buys Oklahoma Brokerage Firm

Transport Topics
01/09/2015

ABF Logistics has purchased Smart Lines Transportation Group, a truckload brokerage firm based in Oklahoma City, for $5.17 million.

Smart Lines, which primarily serves the food, energy and industrial sectors, has 24 employees and generates about $18 million in annual revenue, ABF said.

ABF Logistics is the third-party logistics arm of ArcBest Corp. and a sister company to less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight.

The acquisition, completed Jan. 2, expands ABF Logistics into the Oklahoma City market.

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