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February 10, 2016 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Posts 2% Decline for Last Year

Freight Transportation Services Index, December 2010 - December 2015. Graphic: U.S. DOT

The amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire sector fell in both the final month of last year and all of 2015, according to the U.S. Transportation Department.

Tags: Economy, For-hire Truck Tonnage, Freight Index, Freight Transportation Services Index

February 9, 2016 - Industry News

Rochester-Area Fleets Eligible for $1M Alt-Fuel Grants

Fleets in six New York counties around Rochester are eligible for $1 million in federal grants to purchase or convert their vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, the Genesee Region Clean Communities has announced.

Tags: Federal Grants, CMAQ Improvement Program, Alternative Fuels

February 9, 2016 - Industry News

VW Trucks Chief Cites U.S., China as Key Areas for Expansion

Andreas Renschler. Photo: Volkswagen

In an interview with Bloomberg, the head of Volkswagen’s truck business said the U.S. and China are among key regions for possible expansion.

Tags: Volkswagen, Global

February 9, 2016 - Industry News

Former Trucking CEO and Employees Sentenced for Fraud

The former CEO of USA Dry Van Logistics and two other former employees were handed prison sentences by a Texas federal court for conspiring to defraud GE Capital.

Tags: GE Capital, Crime & Fraud, Court Ruling, Fraud

February 9, 2016 - Industry News

8 Indicted in Pilot Flying J Fuel Rebate Scam

Photo by Jim Park

The former president of travel plaza chain Pilot Flying J has been indicted, along with seven other former employees, on federal charges related to an alleged fuel-rebate scheme.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Fraud

February 9, 2016 - Industry News

Autocar Recalls Xpeditor Trucks

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

In more than a thousand trucks in the 2013-2016 model years, the brake pedals are at risk for detaching.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, Autocar, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY

February 9, 2016 - Industry News

GenNext Appoints Key Board and Advisory Personnel

Aftermarket leadership outreach and educational group GenNext voted and approved five new directors and a new senior advisor at a recent board of directors meeting.

Tags: Leadership, Aftermarket, People, GenNext

February 9, 2016 - Industry News

Cummins Connected Diagnostics Now Available with Geotab

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The Cummins Connected Diagnostics application is now available to customers using Geotab's fleet management solution.

Tags: Cummins, Geotab, Diagnostics

February 8, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Are Down Over 82 Cents in 12 Months

The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel fell last week to a level that is 82 cents cheaper than a year ago.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

February 8, 2016 - Industry News

Mack Designates First Four Certified Uptime Centers

Mack Trucks has announced the first four dealer locations to achieve the Mack Certified Uptime Center designation.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Dealers, Uptime, Repair Shops

February 8, 2016 - Industry News

Continental Chooses Site for $1.4B Commercial Tire Plant

Continental Tire the Americas has selected a site in Mississippi for a commercial vehicle tire plant that as part of a long term investment totaling $1.4 billion.

Tags: Mississippi, New Facility, Tires, Continental Tire the Americas

February 8, 2016 - Industry News

XPO Sues YRC Freight for Poaching Executives

Image via XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics Freight is suing rival less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight for allegedly hiring employees from the company in order to obtain important trade secrets.

Tags: Lawsuits, YRC Freight, XPO Logistics

February 8, 2016 - Industry News

HDMA Names Board Chairman for 2016

Tim Myers Photo: Alcoa

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association has re-elected Tim Myers as chairman of the board at a recent board of governors meeting.

Tags: Leadership, HDMA, People

February 7, 2016 - Industry News

Aviation Bill Harbors Pro-Trucking Reform

Language in a new House aviation bill aims to prevent states from enacting their own meal and rest break rules for CDL drivers. Image: Penske Logistics

Intended to keep states from preempting federal motor-carriage regulations, a proposal that that did not make it into the highway bill has resurfaced in reauthorization legislation for the Federal Aviation Administration.

Tags: Hours of Service, U.S. House of Representatives, Driver Pay

February 5, 2016 - Industry News

NTN Bearings Names Automotive Marketing Director

Photo: NTN

NTN Bearing Corporation of America, the parent company of BCA Bearings, has announced the promotion of Kevin Judge to director of automotive marketing.

Tags: People, Bearings, Marketing

February 5, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Saia Profit Declines 16%, Beats Estimates

Saia Inc. saw its fourth quarter profit decline to $11.4 million, or 45 cents per diluted share, from $13.6 million, or 53 cents per diluted share a year earlier, beating analysts' estimates.

Tags: LTL, Saia, Fleet Earnings

February 5, 2016 - Industry News

TCA Names Division Winners of National Fleet Safety Awards

Last year's Fleet Safety Award winners recieving their awards. Photo: TCA

The Truckload Carriers Association has selected the division winners for its National Fleet Safety Awards, which honor trucking companies that demonstrate a commitment to safety and accident reduction.

Tags: Driver Safety, TCA, National Fleet Safety Awards

February 5, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Volvo Earnings Improve

Martin Lundstedt, president and CEO Photo: Tommy Holl

The parent company to Volvo, Mack and other truck brands is back in the black, according to earnings reports released Friday, but it plans to cut U.S. production as it nears the end of a four-year cost cutting plan.

Tags: Economy, Volvo Trucks, Quarterly Earnings, Global

February 5, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Tires From China Could See Tariffs

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The International Trade Commission is looking into whether it should impose anti-dumping and countervailing duties, or tariffs, on truck and bus tires made in China.

Tags: China, Tires, Global

February 5, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Trucking Helps Unemployment Rate Move Lower

While some recent reports have raised questions about the health of the nation’s economy, the latest one shows unemployment has fallen to its lowest level in eight years.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment

February 4, 2016 - Industry News

Peterbilt Hands Out Dealer of the Year Awards

Representatives from the Larson Group recieve their award at Peterbilt's Dealer Meeting. Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt handed out Dealer of the Year awards in several categories at its annual dealer meeting, held recently in San Diego.

Tags: Peterbilt, Awards, Dealers, Truck Dealers

February 4, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Hub Group, Roadrunner, ODFL, YRC Worldwide

Multi-modal freight transporter Hub Group Inc. has reported increases in fourth quarter 2015 and full year profits as revenue for both periods drifted lower for the Illinois-based operation.

Tags: Economy, Old Dominion Freight Line, Roadrunner Transportation, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight, Hub Group, Fleet Earnings

February 4, 2016 - Industry News

Intermodal Freight Growth Strong Last Year

Photo: Intermodal Association of North America

Despite network congestion and economic headwinds, intermodal freight saw solid growth in 2015, but the level of freight was barely up in the final quarter, according to the Intermodal Association of North America.

February 4, 2016 - Industry News

Freightliner Names 2016 Hardest Working Cities

Left to right, Mike Howerton - Allan Haggai - Richard Saward. Photo: Freightliner

Freightliner Trucks has announced four cities that will be recognized as the Hardest Working Cities for 2016.

Tags: Economy, Freightliner, Severe Duty, Awards, Hardest Working Cities

February 4, 2016 - Industry News

Pure Power Technologies Goes Independent From Navistar

Pure Power Technologies has been acquired from Navistar by an investment group, allowing PPT to become an independent company.

Tags: Navistar, Fuel Injection, Mergers & Acquisitions

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