July 29, 2014 - Industry News
The Senate passed a short-term patch to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent until December 19, in effect setting up a vote this year on a long-term highway program. The $8 billion bill now goes to the House, which must act quickly if Congress is to keep the fund from going over the precipice.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund, U.S. House
XPO Logistics posted a smaller net loss in the second quarter of the year compared to a year ago, while announcing an acquisition along with the completion of an earlier purchase.
Tags: Fleets, Logistics, Mergers & Acquisitions, XPO Logistics
A 2015 F-150 Lariat SuperCrew 4x4 with a 2.7L V-6 EcoBoost engine scaled at 4,942 pounds, while a comparable 2014 F-150 Lariat SuperCrew 4x4 with a 5.0L V-8 weighed 5,674 pounds.
Tags: Ford F-150, Pickup Trucks, Ford, Lightweighting
FreightWatch International is warning that we may be seeing a new trend of cargo thieves attempting to use jamming devices to defeat tracking devices.
Tags: Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Trailer Tracking
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
Hadley has named Tim Lampen fleet and dealer account manager, responsible for developing new business within the fleet and dealer industry.
Tags: Aftermarket, People, Hadley Products, Parts
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
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
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
U.S. consumer confidence increased in July -- the third month in a row, according to a new survey from the private research group The Conference Board.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Vipar Heavy Duty welcomes Alabama-based truck parts company as a new stockholder.
Tags: Parts, Vipar Heavy Duty, Distributors
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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