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February 28, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Fourth Quarter Growth Revised Downward

The estimated level of U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter of last year was revised sharply downward by the Commerce Department on Friday.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Spending

February 28, 2014 - Industry News

Trucking and Others Renew Fight Against Tolls

Photo: Somerset toll booth, Pennsylvania turnpike, by Doug Kerr, via Wikimedia Commons.

Businesses and organizations from numerous sectors of the U.S. economy, including in trucking, have renewed their efforts opposing tolls on existing federal interstates.

Tags: ATA, Congress, Tolls, Old Dominion Freight Line, Highway Funding, President Obama

February 27, 2014 - Industry News

New Public CNG Station Opens in Orlando, Fla.

A fleet mechanic from Frito-Lay (center) demonstrates the compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling process to Orange County Commissioner Samuel Ings (right) at the amp Trillium CNG, LLC CNG grand opening  in the Princeton Industrial Park, near the Frito Lay Orlando Plant.

A new fast-fill compressed natural gas station located at 2920 Silver Star Road in Orlando has recently opened its doors. The station is located at Lewis Petroleum’s Silver Star Fuelman in the Princeton Industrial Park, just two blocks from Frito-Lay North America’s Orlando plant.

Tags: Frito-Lay, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, ampCNG

February 27, 2014 - Industry News

Trucking Increases Share of Total NAFTA Trade in December

Percent change in value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by mode, December 2013 compared to December 2012. Credit: U.S. DOT

Trucking increased its dominance over other transportation modes in December when it comes to hauling freight between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade

February 27, 2014 - Industry News

Exaloy Announces New Company

Exaloy LLC announces that Tom Haughs, formerly with Tarpstop LLC, has a partnership in Exaloy as their vice president of sales and marketing/GM.

Tags: Leadership, Aftermarket, People, Exaloy

February 27, 2014 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Higher for Vans and Flatbeds on High Volume

The amount of freight on the spot market has increased along with rates in two out of the three major categories.

Tags: Freight, DAT, Spot Freight

February 27, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Durable Goods Shipments and Orders Fall

Shipments fell 0.4% in January from the month before, it’s third straight decline, after dropping 1.8% in December. Shipments of machinery led the decline, falling 2.6%.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing

February 27, 2014 - Industry News

TransCore DAT Changes Name to DAT Solutions

TransCore DAT, a subsidiary of Roper Industries, announced that it has officially changed its name to DAT Solutions LLC. The new name reflects the business's expanding role as a provider of information solutions for the commercial transportation industry and distinguishes it from its sister company, TransCore.

Tags: name change, TransCore DAT

February 27, 2014 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide Cuts Yearly Losses, Names New President of YRC Freight

The parent to several trucking companies including YRC Freight managed to squeeze out a profit in the final quarter of last year, but still lost money for all of 2013.

Tags: Leadership, Fleets, People, Earnings, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight

February 26, 2014 - Industry News

MHC Kenworth – Kansas City Named Kenworth’s 2013 Paccar Engine Dealer of the Year

Kansas City was named Kenworth’s 2013 Paccar Engine Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada during the Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in the Seattle area.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Awards, Dealer, MHC Kenworth – Kansas City

February 26, 2014 - Industry News

Obama, Camp Offer Highway Funding Solutions

President Obama and Rep. Dave Camp both suggested one-time infusions to the Highway Trust Fund that is expected to run out of money by September.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund, U.S. House

February 26, 2014 - Industry News

January Heavy-Duty Used Truck Average Price Sets Record

The average selling price of total reported used Class 8 trucks set a record in January at just over $44,000, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales

February 26, 2014 - Industry News

Don Lacy Retires After 25 Years at Prime Inc.

Don Lacy

Longtime Director of Safety Don Lacy is retiring on April 1 following a 25-year career at Prime Inc.

Tags: Safety, Driver Training, Leadership, People, Prime Inc.

February 26, 2014 - Industry News

Echo Global Logistics Purchases Comcar Logistics

Echo Global Logistics has announced its acquisition of Comcar Logistics, a non-asset-based truckload brokerage based in Jacksonville, Florida.

Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Echo Global Logistics

February 26, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: New Home Sales Best Since July 2008

Following several recent less than encouraging recent economic reports one was issued Wednesday showing things are high stepping in at least one segment.

Tags: Economy, Home Sales

February 26, 2014 - Industry News

Trial Set for Fraud Claims Against Covan World-Wide

Trial has been set for next year involving a household goods mover alleging hundreds of millions in fraud over shipments of military personnel belongings.

Tags: Investigation, Fleets, Litigation, Fraud

February 26, 2014 - Industry News

Quality Distribution Reports Fourth Quarter and Yearly Losses, Expands into Denver

The parent company to chemical bulk hauler Quality Carriers and intermodal tank container carrier Boasso America reported a loss in the final quarter of 2013 following a profit a year earlier.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Quality Distribution

February 26, 2014 - Industry News

Congressional Bill Extends HOS Exemptions for Propane Haulers

U.S. Representatives Tom Petri, R-Wis., Chairman of the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee, and Bill Shuster, R-Penn., Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced legislation on Tuesday to help expedite propane deliveries during the cold weather season.

Tags: Drivers, legislation, Regulations, Congress, Hours of Service, Propane Autogas

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

Solid Quotes Lead to Healthy January Trailer Orders

Net orders for trailers in January increased a robust 28% year-over-year. This information was included in the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

ATA Chairman Phil Byrd Featured Speaker for TMC’s 2014 Annual Meeting

Phil Byrd, chairman of American Trucking Associations and president and CEO of Bulldog Hiway Express, will be the featured speaker for ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2014 Annual Meeting, to be held March 10-13 in Nashville, Tenn.

Tags: ATA, TMC, ATRI, TCA

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

Bestpass Expands Network to Include California Bay Area Facilities

The electronic toll collection system Bestpass has announced it has expanded its service footprint to include the seven facilities managed under the Bay Area Toll Authority in California.

Tags: Tolls, BestPass

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Confidence Slips

A measure of how consumers feel about the economy fell this month after increasing in January, according to the data from the private research group The Conference Board.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Winter

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

Wabash National Corporation Announces New Management Assignments

Wabash National Corp. announced two management changes to support the company's ongoing strategic growth.

Tags: Leadership, Wabash, People

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Heading Back to Court Over Remaining Trucking Lawsuits

Photo: Evan Lockridge

A little more than half a dozen lawsuits alleging fuel rebate fraud still pending against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J may be consolidated as soon as next month.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Fleets, Pilot Flying J, Litigation, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil, Fraud

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

Report: PHH in Talks to Sell Fleet Business

Photo courtesy of PHH.

PHH Corp. has entered talks to possibly sell its fleet management unit to Element Financial Corp., a financial and fleet management company that has partnered with GE Capital Fleet Services in Canada, reports The Deal Pipeline.

Tags: PHH, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleet Management, PHH Arval

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