July 2014 Archive

Knight Transportation launches Kool Trans

Knight has strong second quarter as capacity tightens. They recently formed Kool Trans, LLC to hire an executive (Jon Isaacson, formerly of Central Refrigerated) that it believes will be a solid addition to the company. Kool Trans is a full-truckload temperature-controlled transportation company that will be marketed and operated separately

Peloton Technology

Peloton Technology has developed a vehicle-to-vehicle communication system that has the potential to transform the trucking industry. By tethering two trucks together using advanced sensing intercommunications, the Silicon Valley startup says they can improve safety while cutting costs for thousands of trucks on the road. Video by: Sadie Bass, Justin

Werner Enterprises Investing in Chinese Carrier

Nebraska-based trucking and logistics company Werner Enterprises said Friday its Werner Global Logistics subsidiary has signed an agreement in principle to make an equity investment in Hercules Logistics, a logistics and asset-based transportation company headquartered in Shenzhen, China. Hercules, founded in 2001, is one of the largest and fastest growing

Omnitracs Plans Move to Dallas in 2015

Trucking technology-supplier Omnitracs said it plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Dallas from San Diego in early 2015. The company, which sells onboard computers and other systems, said the move to Dallas will enable it to capitalize on the region’s “substantial” transportation infrastructure and logistics expertise. Read more here.