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August 4, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop Again

The national average price of a gallon of diesel fell significantly for the third week in a row, falling more than 10 cents to $4.502

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 4, 2008 - Industry News

Employment Index Suggests Worse To Come

The Conference Board's Employment Trends Index continued a now year-long decline in July, suggesting even more softening to come in the labor market

Tags: Economy

August 4, 2008 - Industry News

Celadon Reports Fourth Quarter, Full Year Results

Although earnings were down for its fiscal year, Celadon says its fourth-quarter earnings show things are looking up

July 31, 2008 - Industry News

ParkingCarma and Partners Awarded $5.5 Million Contract

The West Coast's Interstate 5 and the East Coast's Interstate 95 will receive more than $5 million each in federal support for innovative strategies to reduce the frustration of truckers looking for parking on congested routes

Tags: Highways

July 31, 2008 - Industry News

PierPASS OffPeak Program Diverts Daytime Traffic

PierPASS, Long Beach, CA., announced that its OffPeak program has diverted more than nine million truck trips from peak daytime traffic since the program's start three years ago

Tags: Highways

July 31, 2008 - Industry News

Study Ranks States on Road Conditions and Cost-Effectiveness

North Dakota does the best job maintaining its roads and bridges and New Jersey has the worst-performing, least cost-effective highway system in the nation, according to an annual Reason Foundation stud

Tags: Highways

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

Schneider National Intermodal Top Provider for Nestlé USA

Schneider National, Green Bay, WI, has been selected as a top intermodal provider for Nestlé USA

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

Celadon Honored Twice by the American Heart Association

Celadon Chairman and CEO Steve Russell

Celadon Trucking Services, Indianapolis, has been honored twice by the American Heart Association in connection with the company's wellness program

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumps 1.3 Percent

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.3 percent in June, marking the second consecutive month-to-month gain. The index rose 0.5 percent in May

Tags: Economy

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

AASHTO Report Outlines Bridge Challenges

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials released "Bridging the Gap: Restoring and Rebuilding the Nation's Bridges," a new report that outlines the critical challenges ahead in repairing and restoring bridges in America

Tags: Highways

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

Bush Administration Unveils New Approach for Infrastructure

A clean and historic break with the past is needed to encourage the future vitality of our country's transportation network, said Transportation Secretary Mary Peters Tuesday in unveiling the Bush Administration's plan to change the national approach to transportation

Tags: Highways

July 28, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop More Than 11 Cents

The average price of a gallon of diesel fell for the second week in a row, dropping to $4.602 per gallon, the lowest it's been since May

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 28, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Files Suit to Block Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports Concession Plans

The American Trucking Associations, with its Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference, filed suit in the U.S. District Court in California challenging the port "Concession Plans" as approved by the Cities of Los Angeles and Long Beach and their harbor commissions

Tags: Intermodal

July 28, 2008 - Industry News

Educational Topics Announced For HDAW 2009

The educational program for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2009 will focus on the them "Maximizing Opportunities in Challenging Times" with sessions on profit analysis, customer service, business plans, trends in fleet technology, motivating employees, and developing or improving service operations

Tags: Events

July 25, 2008 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders, Home Sales Beat Expectations

In a bit of surprise good news, durable goods orders rose in June, the biggest jump this year, while new home sales beat analysts' predictions

Tags: Economy

July 25, 2008 - Industry News

Saia Increases Revenues, but Earnings Slip

Saia Inc. Johns Greek, Ga., reported its second-quarter 2008 revenues Were $276 million, an Increase of 9 percent over the same period in 2007.

July 25, 2008 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results

YRC Worldwide, Overland Park, Kan., reported second-quarter net earnings of $36.3 million, down from a profit of $55.4 million a year earlier

July 24, 2008 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Reports Revenue and Net Income for the Second Quarter of 2008

Knight Transportation, Phoenix, saw net income fall in the second quarter, but is "cautiously optimistic" that things are starting to look up

July 24, 2008 - Industry News

Old Dominion Freight Line Second-Quarter Earnings Increase

Old Dominion Freight Line, Thomasville, N.C., saw revenue rise 16.2% to $417.8 million for the second quarter of 2008, from $359.6 million for the second quarter of 2007.

July 23, 2008 - Industry News

Crude Prices Drop Below $125

Crude oil prices fell below $125 yesterday for the first time in more than six weeks, with light, sweet crude for September delivery falling $3.98 to settle at $124.44 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 23, 2008 - Industry News

Con-Way Inc. Reports Second-Quarter 2008 Results

For the second quarter of 2008, Con-way Inc., San Mateo, Calif., "turned in commendable results despite a challenging business environment and the inflationary effect of unprecedented fuel prices," according to Con-way President and CEO Douglas W. Stotlar

July 23, 2008 - Industry News

Marten 2Q Revenue Up, Income Down

Marten Transport, Mondovi, Wis., is dealing with the economic downturn by increasing its logistics business, growing its regional business, "right-sizing" its fleet, and investing in APUs to help with fuel costs

July 23, 2008 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Second Quarter Income Drops

Arkansas Best Corp., Fort Smith, Ark., announced second quarter 2008 net income of $16.2 million, or $0.64 per diluted common share, compared to second quarter 2007 net income of $19.6 million, or $0.78 per diluted common share

July 23, 2008 - Industry News

KLLM Announces New Logistics Services

KLLM Transport Services, Jackson, Miss., is adding a Logistics Services division to the company

July 22, 2008 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Reports Income Up In Second Quarter

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Minneapolis, saw its gross profits rise 9.7 percent in the second quarter and its net income up 9.9 percent, compared to the same period in 2007

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