Swift and Knight to merge

Swift Transportation 350Two of the largest trucking companies in the U.S are merging in a rare consolidation in the fragmented truckload services market. Swift Transportation Co. and Knight Transportation Inc. are announcing a stock swap today that will create a single business called Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. and overhaul the leadership of the operations, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

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Traffic study finds Long Island exit one of most congested in U.S.

Long Island Expressway Traffic 1The Shelter Rock Road exit on the Long Island Expressway is among the 100 most congested stretches of highway in the United States, according to a study released on by the American Transportation Research Institute in Arlington, Va, according to a report on the TheIslandNow.com website.

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Access to big data would help trucking companies improve safety and productivity

Truck Driver Data 1AMES, Iowa – The trucking industry loses billions of dollars and wastes millions of hours each year sitting idle in traffic. Helping drivers avoid congestion would increase productivity and improve safety, says a team of Iowa State University and industry researchers as reported by the Iowa State University News Service.

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