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Saturday, August 18, 2018
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Freight-matching Tech Firm Cargomatic Gets Funds for Expansion

Cargomatic focuses its freight-matching on the local and drayage markets.

Cargomatic, a freight-matching tech startup founded in 2013, is getting a second wind with $35 million in new backing.


Food Express Expands Truck Fleet

The purchase of 46 new trucks represents about 50% of FXI’s California fleet.

Southern California Gas Co. and Food Express, Inc. (FXI) announced the addition of 11 new, ultra-low emission natural gas trucks to the FXI fleet with 35 more trucks on order.

Holland Launches Apprentice Program to Bring in LTL Truck Drivers

Holland anticipates gaining more than 350 new truck drivers through its new apprentice program...

Holland, a regional less-than-truckload transportation provider, has launched a driver apprentice program to help it recruit those looking to earn a commercial driver’s license, as well as licensed CDL operators seeking additional experience or license endorsements – with special funding for military veterans.



Penske Truck Leasing Joins Group Promoting Electric Vehicle Charging Standards

The Charging Interface Initiative promotes the Combined Charging System as a global standard for...

Penske Truck Leasing has joined the Charging Interface Initiative, a group focused on promoting the Combined Charging System as a global standard for charging electric vehicles.


Omnitracs Helps Fleets Access Data Via Voice Commands

Alexa skills are to Alexa what third-party apps are to a smartphone. With the new Amazon Alexa...

A new, voice-assisted analytics built by Omnitracs will allow for easier access to key business insights and a more natural way of interacting with data.


Firefly Deploys Orange EV in Michigan

Orange EV’s fleet of Class 8 battery-electric trucks, commercially deployed since 2015, recently...

Orange EV and Firefly Transportation Services announced the deployment of Orange EV T-Series pure-electric terminal trucks into yard management operations for a manufacturer of consumer packaged goods


Teamsters Leadership Approves UPS Labor Deals

The Teamsters leadership approved a tentative labor deal with UPS that would offer pay and...

The Teamsters Union leadership has voted to approve a labor deal with UPS that includes raises and benefit increases for company drivers and reflects the surging demand for delivery services.



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