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September 14, 2012

Trucking Operational Costs Continue to Rise

The average marginal cost per mile for 2011 was $1.71, the highest rate since 2008. This data comes from the American Transportation Research Institute's findings in its 2012 update to An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking.

September 14, 2012

Truckload Turnover Surges in Second Quarter

The annualized turnover rate for linehaul truckload fleets of all sizes surged in the second quarter, with turnover at large fleets breaking the 100% barrier for the first time in more than four years, according to American Trucking Associations' quarterly Trucking Activity Report

September 13, 2012

FleetPride Opens New Location in Wilmer, Texas

FleetPride Inc. opened a 15,000-square-foot facility in Wilmer, Texas, located at 605 N I-45. With this greenfield expansion, FleetPride will now have 20 locations in Texas

September 13, 2012

PepsiCo President Joins Pilot Flying J as CEO

Pilot Flying J, one of the largest privately held companies in the nation, announced that John Compton, president of PepsiCo, will assume the role of chief executive officer of the company

September 13, 2012

Bendix Names VP/General Manager, Brake Controls and Electronics Technology

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems appointed Claus Beyer as vice president and general manager, Brake Controls and Electronics Technology

September 13, 2012

Love's Travel Stop opens in South Hill, Va.

Love's Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in South Hill, Va., at Interstate 85, Exit 15

September 12, 2012

Utility Expands Dry Van Plant in Arkansas

Utility Trailer is expanding its dry van manufacturing plant in Paragould, Ark.

September 12, 2012

U.S. Xpress Names Vice President of Driver Recruiting

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Chattanooga, Tenn., announced that Latasha Neal has joined the company as the vice president of driver recruiting

September 12, 2012

Study Sees Mobile Fleet Management Devices More Than Doubling by 2015

About 5.5 million GPS/wireless devices are currently used to manage fleet vehicles, trailers, construction equipment and mobile workers, according to a C.J. Driscoll & Associates study

September 10, 2012

HDT's Anniversary: Covering Trucking for 90 Years (Part One)

In late 1922, a magazine called Western Drayman & Warehouseman changed its name to Western Truck Owner. A subscription was $2.50 a year and a single issue cost 25 cents

September 10, 2012

GE Capital Fleet Services Names Kristi Webb President and CEO

GE Capital Fleet Services announced the appointment of Kristi Webb as president and chief executive officer

September 10, 2012

New President of Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing Named

Goran Nyberg, who's been heading up Volvo operations in the UK, has been appointed president of North American Sales & Marketing, stepping into the shoes filled for less than a year by Ron Huibers

September 9, 2012

Electric Trucks to Roll out of the Bronx

Smith Electric Vehicles Corp. will begin assembling electric trucks at a new facility in Bronx, N.Y., by the end of the year, according to a recent article by Crain's New York Business

September 9, 2012

Werner Co. Acquires Knaack LLC

Werner Co. announced that it has acquired 100% of the ownership of Knaack LLC, a unit of Emerson's Commercial & Residential Solutions business

September 9, 2012

VT Hackney Ramps Up Production Capacity with Plant in Kansas

VT Hackney Inc., a company of VT Systems Inc., will increase the production of its Kidron insulated and refrigerated truck bodies by more than 50% annually with its recently opened production facility in Kansas

September 9, 2012

Billionaire Investor Wants Navistar Board to Give Seats to Shareholders

UPDATED: Activist investor Carl Icahn is not satisfied with the recent changes at Navistar International Corp., especially since they were made without input from him and three other major investors. In an open letter to the Navistar board of directors, he urged them to offer four seats to shareholders immediately, and threatened a fight if they don't

September 7, 2012

Truck Driver Frees Severely Injured Children from Crashed Minivan

Truck driver Jason Harte of Rogers, Ark., has been named a Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel for freeing children trapped in a minivan after a severe crash

September 7, 2012

Skarka Named COO of YRC Freight

YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc., announced that Maynard Skarka will assume the newly created position of chief operations officer effective Sept. 10

September 6, 2012

Meritor Receives 2012 Global Remanufacturer of the Year Award

ReMaTecNews, an international news magazine and website for remanufacturing based in Amsterdam, has named Meritor the 2012 Remanufacturer of the Year

September 6, 2012

Navistar Reports Third-Quarter Results, Accelerates Cost Cutting

Navistar International Corp. reported third-quarter net income of $84 million, down significantly from the $1.4 billion it reported a year ago, and helped by an income tax benefit of $196 million. The company said it's accelerating its cost-reduction actions


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