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November 5, 2014 - Industry News

Volvo Sells Its Integrated Powertrain in Big Majority of Its Trucks

Green Volvo diesel mated to silver I-Shift AMT is by far the most common powertrain installed in Volvo trucks in its New River Valley, Va., plant.

The high “take” for Volvo Engines and Automated Transmissions reflects customer satisfaction with the efficiency and reliability of the products, the company says.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Volvo Trucks, I-Shift, Automated Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions

November 5, 2014 - Industry News

Bobit Business Media Acquires ATA's Truck Fleet Management

Bobit Business Media has acquired the Truck Fleet Management media properties from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) in a deal that closed Nov. 5.

Tags: Bobit Business Media, ATA, Mergers & Acquisitions

November 5, 2014 - Industry News

FedEx Freight President, CEO Retiring Due to Health Concerns

FedEx Freight President and CEO William J. Logue.

William J. Logue has been in the role at the less-than truckload carrier since 2010.

Tags: Fleets, People, FedEx, FedEx Freight

November 5, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Job Creation Above 200,000 for Seventh Straight Month

The U.S. job market continues improving with a new report showing private sector employment increased by 230,000 jobs from September to October, the biggest gain since June.

Tags: Economy, Employment

November 4, 2014 - Industry News

ATA Gives Out Awards for Safety Efforts

The American Trucking Association’s Safety Management Council honored fleets, safety professionals and a state association at the annual Safety and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition.

Tags: Safety, ATA, Awards, Safety Management Council

November 4, 2014 - Industry News

Forward Air's FAF Raising Owner-Operator Compensation

Forward Air Corp’s. motor carrier subsidiary, FAF Inc., is raising owner-operator pay effective Jan 4. The contractual base rate will increase by 10 cents per mile for team less-than-truckload and truckload express service, while rates for solo truckload express drivers will increase by 6 cents per mile.

Tags: Fleets, Owner-Operators, Forward Air, Driver Pay

November 4, 2014 - Industry News

Truck Cargo Theft Activity Increasing in Pacific Northwest

Washington State saw a record-breaking number of cargo thefts in the third quarter of the year, along with a new tactics on the part of thieves that could signal a likelihood of further thefts.

Tags: Security, Washington, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch

November 4, 2014 - Industry News

Former HDT Senior Editor James Stacy Dead at Age 94

A memorial service for former Heavy Duty Trucking Senior Editor James Stacy is set for later this week following his death on June 18 at age 94.

Tags: Obituary, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, People

November 4, 2014 - Industry News

Forward Air Purchases Intermodal Drayage Provider

The trucking operation Forward Air Corp. announced its subsidiary, Central States Trucking Co., has purchased substantially all of the assets of Multi-Modal Trucking Inc. and Multi-Modal Services Inc., based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Forward Air

November 3, 2014 - Industry News

Omnitracs Completes XRS Acquisition

Photo via Omnitracs.

Omnitracs completed its $178 million acquisition of fleet management software company XRS, the company announced. The company began the acquisition process in September.

Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, XRS, Mergers & Acquisitions, Omnitracs

November 3, 2014 - Industry News

TransForce Plans to Shed Truckload, Waste Operations

TransForce CEO Alain Bédard said the Montreal-based company will spin-off the truckload business, possibly in 2015, followed by the waste division, which includes landfills, possibly a couple years later.

Tags: Canada, Waste Management, Truckload, TransForce

November 3, 2014 - Industry News

ATRI Seeks Carrier Input On Detention Survey

ATRI is looking for carrier input through its latest survey on detention time and the impact it has on industry safety and productivity,

Tags: Safety, Survey, ATRI, Detention Pay, Productivity

November 3, 2014 - Industry News

USA Posts Biggest Profit in Eight Years

Transportation and logistics provider USA Truck Inc. has announced earnings for the third quarter of the year showing its most profitable quarter in eight years and its second straight quarterly profit.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, USA Truck

November 3, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Expanding, Construction Down

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the 17th consecutive month, its highest level since March 2011, according to nation’s supply executives.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Consumer Spending

November 3, 2014 - Industry News

ArcBest Profit Leaps by 40%

Trucking and logistics holding company ArcBest Corp. has reported improved third quarter 2014 results, reflecting business growth at ABF Freight and all of its emerging companies.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, ABF, ArcBest Corp.

November 3, 2014 - Industry News

Roadrunner Transportation Profit Inches Higher

Trucking and logistics provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems reported record revenue and operating income for the third quarter.

Tags: Fleets, Roadrunner Transportation, Earnings, LTL, Truckload

November 3, 2014 - Industry News

Intermodal Rail Traffic Has Third Busiest Week

Photo: Jim Park

The week ending Oct. 25, rail intermodal traffic was up 6.7% compared with the same week last year -- higher growth than that of rail traffic overall.

Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Freight, Economy, NAFTA, Global

November 1, 2014 - Industry News

EEOC Files Lawsuit Against Iowa Carrier Alleging Sexual Harassment

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit last week against Panama, Iowa-based trucking company Panama Transfer, saying it violated federal law by allowing a female dock worker to be sexually harassed and then firing her for resisting that harassment.

Tags: Fleets, Litigation, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC

November 1, 2014 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Gives Details on 2015 Sprinter, Compact Van Plan for U.S.

2014-MY Sprinter 2500 passenger van. Photo by Vince Taroc.

Mercedes-Benz is strongly considering offering a compact van in the U.S. and will add a new standard safety feature to the 2015 Sprinter van, executives said during a March 25 visit to Bobit Business Media.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz, Full-Size Vans, Automotive Fleet, Automotive Executives, Passenger Vans, Cargo Vans, 2015-MY

October 31, 2014 - Industry News

Lynden Transport Opens Service Center in Oklahoma

Lynden Transport opened a service center in Tulsa, Okla., to support its oil and gas customers. The company says the service center will allow it to provide more efficient service and give customers more choices with departures and arrivals.

Tags: City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, LTL, Bakken Oil Fields

October 31, 2014 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide Moves from Third Quarter Loss to Profit

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Trucking operation YRC Worldwide turned its business around in the third quarter of the year, going from a $44.1 million net loss a year ago to a net profit of $1.2 million.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight

October 31, 2014 - Industry News

Trucking Insurance Proposal Under Review

A proposal that could eventually lead to higher insurance requirements for trucking companies is close to publication. An advanced notice of the proposal is under review by the White House Office of Management and Budget and can be expected to show up in the Federal Register this year.

Tags: FMCSA, Insurance, MCSAC

October 31, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Spending Slips in September

Consumer spending in the U.S. declined in September for the first time in eight months, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Spending

October 30, 2014 - Industry News

ODFL Reports Record Third Quarter Earnings, Revenue

Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has announced a 29.5% increase in third quarter net income totaling $77.9 million.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Earnings

October 30, 2014 - Industry News

Cummins Reports Strong Earnings in Q3

Cummins reported its third quarter revenue was $4.9 billion, a 15% increase from the third quarter of last year. Stronger demand for on-highway markets and distributor acquisitions in North America was a significant factor in revenue growth.

Tags: Cummins, Quarterly Earnings, Equity Markets, Engines

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