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January 28, 2015 - Industry News

Celadon Profit Skyrockets Almost 67%

Photo: Evan Lockridge

The Indiana-based trucking operation Celadon Group Inc. on Wednesday reported a near 67% increase in its net profit during its fiscal second quarter ending with the close last December.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Swift Transportation

January 28, 2015 - Industry News

Swift Transportation Reports Record 4th Quarter Profit

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Net income totaled $58.5 million, up from $45.3 million the same time a year earlier, while basic earnings per share were 41 cents compared to 32 cents during the same time in 2013 for the Arizona-based company.

January 28, 2015 - Industry News

Senate Launches Highway Bill Effort

Photo by Bidgee via Wikimedia Commons

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee launched its effort to draft a new highway bill with vows to work out political differences in order to restore the health of the nation’s infrastructure.

Tags: Congress, Senate, Highway Funding, Highways

January 28, 2015 - Industry News

Trucking Company Owner Receives Maximum Sentence for Cargo Theft

The owner of a trucking company received the maximum sentence possible by a federal court in Missouri after pleading guilty last year for his role in a cargo theft scheme.

Tags: Missouri, Cargo Theft, Crime

January 28, 2015 - Industry News

West Coast Problems Cause Georgia Ports to See More Freight

Photo: Georgia Ports Authority

Marine ports in Georgia ended 2014 with growth in all cargo sectors, including a 10.2% increase in twenty-foot equivalent container units, and a 7.4% increase in total tonnage, according to new figures released by the Georgia Ports Authority.

Tags: Georgia, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking, Port of Savannah

January 28, 2015 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Net Income Leaps 64%

Photo: Knight Transportation

Trucking company Knight Transportation Inc. has reported significant increases in net income and revenue for the final quarter of last year and for all of 2014.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Knight Transportation

January 28, 2015 - Industry News

Economy in Fourth Largest Expansion in Recent Times

Speaking at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas, Bob Dieli, founder of RDLB says the expansion is in it 67th month and is closing in on being longer than the November 2001 to December 2007 expansion, which lasted 73 months.

Tags: Aftermarket, HDAD, Inflation, Economic Conditions

January 28, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Fall as Capacity Increases, Available Loads Decline

Rates on the spot freight market continued falling the past week due to fewer loads available and increasing truck capacity, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

January 27, 2015 - Industry News

Shortage in Desirable Used Trucks Drives Up Prices

While demand for used trucks is high, the supply is not keeping up, causing a decline in used truck sales from traditional retailers, but an increase in sales overall.

Tags: ACT Research, Truck Orders, Used Truck Sales

January 27, 2015 - Industry News

Marten Transport Reports Record Quarterly Income, Revenue

Marten Transport Ltd. on Tuesday reported its highest net income and operating revenue for any quarter in its history.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Marten Transport

January 27, 2015 - Industry News

Trucks Forced to Take Longer Route to Access Major Intermodal Terminal

Photo: CenterPoint Intermodal Center

There will be a new delay starting Wednesday for trucking companies serving the one major intermodal facility southwest of Chicago.

Tags: Illinois, Intermodal

January 27, 2015 - Industry News

Nevada Working on Freight Transportation Plan

The Nevada Department of Transportation has announced it will put together a plan for making enhancements to the state’s transportation system when it comes to moving freight.

Tags: Nevada, Highways, Freight

January 27, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Durable Goods Mixed; New Home Sales, Consumer Confidence Higher

Shipments of U.S. manufactured durable goods, those designed to last three years or more, rebounded in December but new orders turned in its worst performance since August, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Durable Goods, Home Sales

January 26, 2015 - Industry News

Former Roadway CEO Michael Wickham Dies

Former Roadway CEO Michael W. Wickham passed away last Tuesday Jan. 20, at his home in Palm Coast, Fla. Wickham was 67 years old.

Tags: Obituary, ATRI, People, YRC Worldwide

January 26, 2015 - Industry News

Intermodal Rail Shipments Help Norfolk Southern See Record Yearly Profit

Photo: Norfolk Southern

Intermodal rail movements help propel the railroad Norfolk Southern Corp. toward achieving record net income for 2014, according to figures it released on Monday.

Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Earnings, Norfolk Southern

January 26, 2015 - Industry News

Celadon Purchases Taylor Express

Photo: Taylor Express

Freight transportation and logistics provider Celadon Group Inc. on Monday announced its purchase of North Carolina-based carrier Taylor Express.

Tags: Celadon Group, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions

January 26, 2015 - Product News

VDO RoadLog ELD 34-hour Restart Update is Now Available

Photo: Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket

Continental released a free update to its VDO RoadLog ELD software addressing the recent suspension of certain provisions of the 34-hour restart rules.

Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service, Information Technology

January 26, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: New Construction Drops in December, Up for 2014

Graphic: Dodge Data and Analytics

New construction starts in December retreated 16% from the month before totaling $568.2 billion, according to construction industry data provider Dodge Data and Analytics, but posted another annual gain.

Tags: Economy, Construction

January 23, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Dealer of the Year Named

2015 Truck Dealer of the Year winner Scott McCandless, president of McCandless Truck Center.

Scott McCandless of McCandless Truck Center was named the 2015 Truck Dealer of the Year Friday during the 52nd Annual American Truck Dealers Convention in San Francisco.

Tags: ATD, Truck Dealer of the Year, Awards, Dealers, Truck Dealers

January 23, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Lowers Financial Expectations

Photo: UPS

Trucking and parcel delivery giant UPS on Friday announced it expects fourth quarter 2014 earnings to be lower that earlier forecast.

Tags: UPS, Earnings, Delivery Fleets

January 22, 2015 - Industry News

Grote Industries Hires New VP of Engineering

Michael R. Henderson, vice president of engineering at Grote Industries. Photo courtesy of Grote.

Grote Industries has hired Michael R. Henderson as its vice president of engineering. Henderson will be responsible for all Grote Engineering and be tasked with implementing the company’s new product development process.

Tags: Leadership, Lighting, Grote, People

January 22, 2015 - Industry News

Awards Winners to Be Announced at ATD Convention

The 52nd annual ATD Convention is taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco this week. Awards will be given at the event for the 2015 Truck Dealer of the Year winner on Friday Jan. 23 and the Commercial Truck of the Year on Saturday Jan. 24.

Tags: ATD, Truck Dealer of the Year, Industry Event, ATD Commercial Truck of the Year

January 22, 2015 - Industry News

Kenworth Names 2015 Dealer Council

Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2015 Kenworth Dealer Council members.The council features leading executives from among the more than 360 Kenworth dealerships in the U.S. and Canada.

Tags: Kenworth, Customer Service, Kenworth Dealer Council

January 22, 2015 - Industry News

Labor Unrest Causes West Coast Ports to See Mixed Volumes

The Port of Los Angeles.

Container volumes at the Port of Los Angeles increased 6% in 2014 over the previous year, marking the third busiest year in the port’s history, just behind 2007 and 2006 levels

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Washington, California, Port of Long Beach, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking, Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma

January 22, 2015 - Industry News

West Virginia FedEx Freight Terminals Vote Against Teamsters

A day after announcing truck drivers at one FedEx Freight facility voted against representation by the Teamsters union, the company said Thursday another did the same.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Fleets, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx Freight

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