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July 29, 2014 - Industry News

Exel, DHL Supply Chain Form Freight Brokerage

Contract logistics provider, Exel, and its sister logistics company, DHL Supply Chain, have formed a new freight brokerage company, Exel Freight Connect.

Tags: Freight, Brokers, Exel Freight Connect

July 29, 2014 - Industry News

Record Number of Containers Roll Through Savannah Port

Photo: Courtesy of Georgia Ports Authority

A record amount of containers and cargo moved through the Port of Savannah during the 2014 fiscal year that just ended, according to the Georgia Ports Authority.

Tags: Georgia, Ports, Port Trucking

July 29, 2014 - Industry News

Growth in Important Markets Boosts 2014 IAA

Keynote speaker was Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), which is organizing the IAA Show. Photo: Sven-Erik Lindstrand

The world's largest commercial truck show, the bi-annual IAA event in Hannover, Germany, is coming up in late September and will reflect economic conditions in some of the world's most important truck markets.

Tags: IAA, Events, Global

July 29, 2014 - Industry News

Paccar Income Gains 9%, New Parts Distribution Center Planned

Peterbilt and Kenworth parent, Paccar, reported increased revenues and net income for the second quarter of 2014.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Earnings, Paccar Financial, Paccar Parts

July 29, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Confidence Best in Nearly Seven Years

U.S. consumer confidence increased in July, according to a new survey from the private research group The Conference Board.

July 29, 2014 - Industry News

UPS Net Profit Tumbles, Expectations Lowered

Profit for package delivery and trucking giant UPS tumbled in the second quarter due to retirement liabilities for some union employees.

Tags: UPS, Fleets, Earnings, UPS Freight

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

Used-Truck Sales Up in June

Class 8 used-truck sales were up in June compared to May and compared to last year, according to ACT Research's latest used-truck report.

Tags: ACT Research, Used Trucks

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

Average Diesel Cost Falls for Fourth Consecutive Week, Just Below $3.86

UPDATED -- The cost of on-highway diesel has fallen for the fourth straight week, hitting its lowest level since last November, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Pending Home Sales Dip Following Solid Gains

Despite June’s decrease, the index is above 100, considered an average level of contract activity, for the second consecutive month after failing to reach the mark since November 2013.

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

ABF Reportedly Considering Move to Memphis, Expansion

Photo courtesy ABF.

While there has been no official word from less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight or its parent ArcBest Corp., it appears the company has plans for a move and expansion of one of its primary facilities.

Tags: Tennessee, Arkansas, Fleets, ABF, ArcBest Corp., LTL

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

Total Quality Logistics Expanding with St. Louis Office

The freight brokerage firm Total Quality Logistics has selected St. Louis to open its new office, giving it locations in 14 states.

Tags: Missouri, Fleets, Logistics, Total Quality Logistics

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

Alabama Truck Parts Company Joins Vipar HD Network

Vipar Heavy Duty welcomes Alabama-based truck parts company as a new stockholder.

Tags: Parts, Vipar Heavy Duty, Distributors

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

Vocational School Expands Partnership with Daimler Trucks North America

Photo of the UTI campus in Lisle, Ill. Photo courtesy of UTI.

Universal Technical Institute expands DTNA-specific training program in Midwest due to the growing demand for qualified diesel technicians.

Tags: Training, Illinois, Technicians, Daimler Trucks North America

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

Telemedicine Service Aimed at Truck Drivers

Truckers MedCallAssist is a new telemedicine program designed to connect truck drivers instantly with a board-certified emergency-trained physician 24 hours a day.

Tags: Driver Health, Mobile Apps

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

P.A.M Second Quarter Profit Jumps More Than 80%

Dry van truckload carrier P.A.M. Transportation Services has reported a sharp upturn in profit for the second quarter of the year despite a small drop in revenue.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, P.A.M. Transportation

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

Landstar Opens Facility in Texas

Photo of the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Landstar's facility in Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. Photo courtesy of Landstar.

Landstar System's newest facility for its owner-operators is expected to be the most-visited field location.

Tags: Fleets, Landstar System, Driver Training, Owner-Operators

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

Cummins Increases Profit in Second Quarter

Truck engine manufacturer Cummins has reported results for the second quarter of 2014, showing revenue of $4.8 billion increased 7% from the same quarter in 2013.

Tags: Cummins, Earnings

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

Navistar Rolls Out Used-Truck Program for Late Models

Navistar has launched a new program for late-model used International trucks called Diamond Renewed, offering a comprehensive inspection and mechanical reconditioning process.

Tags: Warranty, Navistar, EGR, International Trucks, Used Trucks

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

Schneider Doubling Size of Bulk Intermodal Trailer Service

Freight transportation provider Schneider plans to double the size of its bulk intermodal trailer service to around 1,000 units throughout all of North American, including with new service into Canada and Mexico.

Tags: Intermodal, Fleets, Schneider, Schneider National

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

Ferro Presided Over Landmark Safety Rules

Outgoing FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro at a listening session at the Mid-America Trucking Show earlier this year. Photo: Evan Lockridge<br />

Anne Ferro, who will step down as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration next month, served as administrator during a period of great consequence for truck safety. Washington Editor Oliver Patton takes a look at what she has presided over in her almost five years in the post, as well as early industry reaction to her upcoming departure.

Tags: FMCSA, Anne Ferro, People, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

DOT Expands Veterans Assistance Program for Commercial Driver Positions

Photo courtesy of FMCSA.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced that its waiver program that helps experienced veterans and active duty personnel transition into commercial truck and bus drivers positions has been expanded.

Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Veterans, Drivers

July 25, 2014 - Industry News

Ferro to Step Down as FMCSA Chief

Anne Ferro will step down next month from her post as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. She has served as Administrator since 2009. She will become president and CEO of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.

Tags: FMCSA, Anne Ferro, People, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

July 25, 2014 - Industry News

Judge Approves $3 Million Settlement in OOIDA, C.R. England Case

A federal judge, ending more than a decade of litigation, has approved a legal settlement between the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the trucking company C.R. England.

Tags: Drivers, C.R. England, OOIDA, Fleets, Litigation, Independent Contractors

July 25, 2014 - Industry News

Truck Movements Into U.S. Increase for Fourth Straight Year

The number of commercial truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico was 10.8 million in 2013, 1.1% more than in 2012, according to new U.S. Department of Transportation figures.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, U.S. DOT

July 25, 2014 - Industry News

Canadian Trucking Giant TransForce Bids to Buy Rival Contrans

Canada’s largest trucking firm, TransForce, has offered to buy fellow top Canadian carrier Contrans for about CA$495 million in cash.

Tags: Canada, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, TransForce

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