October 26, 2012 - Industry News
In the third quarter of 2012, FreightWatch recorded a total of 225 thefts in the United States, with an average loss value per incident of $172,403, a 23% increase from the previous three months of the year.
There were 78 thefts in July, 71 in August and 76 in September
October 25, 2012 - Industry News
Paccar's third-quarter earnings dropped 17% compared to a year ago, with lower industry truck orders in North America and Europe due to the uneven global economy
When a manufacturing plant in Ohio sold three generating turbines weighing 409,944 pounds each and measuring over 59 feet long by 15 1/2 feet wide and with a height of nearly 15 feet to an international
Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. is expanding its service into Canada with the relocation and expansion of its Detroit Service Center
Commercial vehicle inspectors participating in the recent Brake Safety Week found at least one in seven vehicles chosen for inspection had brake-related out-of-service violations, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.
Brake Safety Week, which was held
October 24, 2012 - Industry News
Navistar International Corp. announced a public offering of approximately 10.7 million shares of its common stock, which could net it up to $218 million
The American Transportation Research Institute has launched a new survey that explores the use of navigation systems by commercial drivers.
This brief online survey, which seeks both commercial driver and motor carrier input, will capture information on the attitudes of both groups toward navigation systems including perceived benefits and risks.
October 23, 2012 - Industry News
Class 8 new and net orders continued to soften in September, as the perceived threat of bad economic news impacts potential truck buyers, according to ACT Research Co.
Peterbilt named Allstate Peterbilt of Fargo as its 2011 North American Parts and Service Dealer of the Year
Mega-dealer Rush Enterprises reported net income for the third quarter that was down compared to a year ago, with lower Class 8 sales, higher medium-duty sales, and strong parts and service operations. The company also announced continued geographic growth
October 22, 2012 - Industry News
Navistar announced it has reached definitive, long-term supply agreements for heavy-duty diesel engines and emissions aftertreatment technologies with Cummins
October 17, 2012 - Industry News
The unsettled nature of the electric vehicle market was underscored earlier this week with the announced bankruptcy of A123 Systems, a battery maker that got federal stimulus money - something quickly pointed out by the Romney for President campaign
Navistar International Corp. announced John C. (Jack) Pope, chairman of PFI Group LLC, a financial management firm, has been appointed to the company's board of directors. He replaces David D. Harrison, who elected to retire after serving five years as a board member
Electronic Funds Source LLC, a provider of customized payment solutions for the transportation industry, has bought T-Chek Systems of Eden Prairie, Minn., from C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.
October 16, 2012 - Industry News
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. has named Anthony Sippel its director of sales and marketin
Former Xata executive Angela Shue has joined Cadec Global's executive team as vice president of sales, and Owen Smith has moved into the new role of senior vice president of product strategy
October 15, 2012 - Industry News
The transportation and warehousing sector added 17,100 jobs throughout the month of September, substantially contributing to the drop in unemployment in the latest job numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics last week
Accuride Corporation President and CEO Rick Dauch has received the Quality Leader of the Year Award from the Automotive Division of the 80,000-member American Society for Quality
Concirrus, a provider of telemetry and M2M solutions, and CMS SupaTrak, one of the United Kingdom's providers of vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions, will integrate PressurePro's tire pressure information into their solution.
Trucker Buddies, Al and Kym Hemerson, were so pleased with their teacher, Barbara Swalina, who teaches first grade at North Glendale Elementary School, in Kirkwood, Mo., that they nominated her as a Trucker Buddy Outstanding Teacher.
Kenly 95 Petro, Kenly, N.C. has now added a Caribou Coffee to its Food Court.
October 13, 2012 - Industry News
Central Illinois Trucks was named the 2011 Parts and Service Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada at the annual Parts and Service Meeting held recently in Anaheim, Calif
Allstate Peterbilt of Fargo was named the 2011 North American Parts and Service Dealer of the Year at the annual Parts and Service Meeting held recently in Anaheim, Calif. The award is presented in recognition of outstanding parts and service support
EcoDual LLC and the W. W. Williams Company have announced an arrangement under which W.W. Williams will serve as a master distributor for EcoDual's dual fuel conversion systems throughout North America.
October 12, 2012 - Industry News
Anderson Trucking Service Inc. of St. Cloud, Minn., announced its aquisition of the assets of Waylon Transport Ltd. of Devon, Alberta
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