February 11, 2013 - Industry News
Hankook Tire has named Thomas Kenny its new Vice President of Technology and Head of its Akron Technical Center in Uniontown, Ohio.
Tags: Hankook Tire
February 10, 2013 - Industry News
The parent of trucking companies YRC Freight and others, YRC Worldwide, has posted its first positive yearly numbers in six years, but things overall still need improvement in order to forget the company coming close to bankruptcy more than once in recent years.
Tags: Fleet Financials, LTL, YRC, Fleets, Financials
Drew Linn, president of Birmingham, Ala.-based Southland International Trucks, has been named the 2013 Truck Dealer of the Year. The national award, co-sponsored by the American Truck Dealers association and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, focuses on excellence in dealership performance, as well as industry and community leadership.
Tags: ATD, Truck Sales, Alabama, Parts, Dealers
Love’s Travel Stops announced it reopened a travel stop in Webbers Falls, Okla., at Interstate 40 and Hwy 100. This travel stop razed and rebuildt to replace a 22-year old Love’s in Webbers Falls, which was closed in late September 2012.
Transportation groups are voicing concern over a recent proposal to open up the 5.9 gigahertz band for unlicensed use, citing the need for that band to be utilized to save lives and improve overall safety through connected vehicle technology.
Tags: DOT, AASHTO, FCC, 5.9 GHz
GM told Automotive Fleet that it would be an ideal choice for fleet customers whose drivers spend a lot of time on the road commuting, traveling to visit customers, or driving between offices.
Tags: clean diesel, Chevrolet Cruze, 2014-MY
Nissan is planning to build an all-new version of its Titan full-size pickup truck, though the automaker hasn't yet announced a timeline for this new vehicle. The automaker said it wants this new vehicle to appeal to fleet and skilled-trade customers in addition to retail buyers.
Tags: Nissan, Nissan NV200, Nissan Titan, Taxi of Tomorrow
February 8, 2013 - Industry News
The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association announced that Troy Clarke of Navistar, will serve as keynote speaker at the 23rd annual Breakfast & Briefing, to be held on Friday, March 22.
The new 2014 Ram ProMaster is Ram Commercial's latest addition to its commercial vehicle lineup. ProMaster takes its place in the expanding, purpose-built, full-size van segment with a number of best-in-class features focused on the commercial customer.
February 7, 2013 - Industry News
Three more carriers released their earnings reports. Con-way's fourth quarter profit took a big decline but was up for the year, while Roadrunner Transportation broke through the $1 billion revenue barrier in 2012 and Old Dominion Freight Line posted record numbers.
Tags: Fleet Financials, Old Dominion Freight Line, Roadrunner Transportation, Financials, Con-Way
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for December came in with a reading of 8.38, which the transportation forecasting group says is reflective of the current good environment for truckers.
Tags: Economy, Hours of Service, FTR, Rates, Trucking Conditions Index
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett this week introduced a plan to week that would rely on a tax of oil companies to inject billions of dollars into the state’s transportation system while cutting taxes at the gas pump.
Tags: fuel, Infrastructure, Fuel Prices, Pennsylvania, Virginia
Twenty trucking companies from across North America have been named the 2013 Best Fleets to Drive Forby the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge.
Tags: TCA, Drivers, Recruiting, Retention
Atlanta-based A-1 Express, a nationwide same-day courier and transportation service provider, is getting into the long-distance freight business.
February 6, 2013 - Industry News
UPS recently deployed 100 fully electric commercial delivery vehicles throughout California. This event recognizes one of the world's largest deployments of zero-emission commercial trucks.
Tags: CARB, EVI, electric vehicles
XTRA Lease, a provider of semi-trailer rentals and leases, has ordered more than 2,000 new trailers for 2013, including a mix of dry vans, reefers, flatbeds, chassis, and liftgated van trailers.
Tags: leasing, XTRA Lease
Medium- and heavy-duty truck dealers will meet in Orlando this weekend for the 50th annual American Truck Dealers Convention and Expo this upcoming weekend.
As part of the convention, ATD and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine will be announcing the National Truck Dealer of the Year.
Tags: ATD, Dealer of the Year, HDT, Commercial Truck of the Year
Tote refill deliveries made in January 2013 recorded a 5-cent drop on the previous month across the 10 U.S. pricing hubs monitored by DEF Tracker.
Tags: DEF, DEF Tracker, Truckstops
Recent financials from two different fleets show very different results, but both mentioned their success in adding drivers and cutting down on unseated trucks.
Tags: Fleet Financials, Fleets, USA Truck, Patriot Transportation
The board of directors for the Arizona Trucking Association announced the appointment of Tony Bradley as the new president and CEO. Bradley will also serve as the executive director for the Arizona Transportation Education Foundation.
IdleAir, a truck stop electrification service provider, has opened a new location at the Flying J in Carlisle, Pa.
IdleAir will host a grand opening driver appreciation event at the Carlisle, Pa. location on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Tags: Pilot Flying J, IdleAir
Congestion has a price, and for the trucking industry, It's billions of dollars lost. The total financial cost of congestion in 2011 was $121 billion, up one billion dollars from the year before and translating to $818 per U.S. commuter. Of that total, about $27 billion worth was wasted time and diesel fuel from trucks moving goods on the system.
Tags: Economy, Traffic Congestion, Infrastructure, Highways
February 5, 2013 - Industry News
Continuing its strategy of acquiring trucking companies with distinguished reputations, strong customer bases, and long-term growth opportunities, Eberhart Capital LLC has agreed to acquire Poling Transportation Inc. (now Poling Express LLC) in a stock and cash transaction.
Tags: Acquisition, Eberhart Capital
After the completion of a strategic branding initiative, Betts Co., formerly Betts Spring Co., announced its new name.
Tags: Betts Spring Company, Betts
Polar Corp. announced that it has acquired the assets of Beall Transport Equipment Co., the aftermarket parts and service division of Beall Corp.
Tags: Acquisition, Polar
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