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October 31, 2014 - Industry News

Lynden Transport Opens Service Center in Oklahoma

Lynden Transport opened a service center in Tulsa, Okla., to support its oil and gas customers. The company says the service center will allow it to provide more efficient service and give customers more choices with departures and arrivals.

Tags: City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, LTL, Bakken Oil Fields

October 31, 2014 - Industry News

CNG Source to Open First Indianapolis Station

Photo courtesy of CNG Source.

CNG Source is opening its first Indianapolis CNG station on Nov. 20.

Tags: CNG station, CNG Source

October 31, 2014 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide Moves from Third Quarter Loss to Profit

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Trucking operation YRC Worldwide turned its business around in the third quarter of the year, going from a $44.1 million net loss a year ago to a net profit of $1.2 million.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight

October 31, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Opens 3rd Alabama Location of the Year

Love’s 580 in Muscle Shoals, Ala. Photo via Love's

Love’s Travel Stops opened a new location in Muscle Shoals, Ala., at the intersection of State Highway 157 and U.S. Highway 72.

Tags: Alabama, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops

October 31, 2014 - Industry News

Teamsters Cancel Organizing Vote at FedEx Freight Terminal

After months of trying to convince FedEx Freight drivers in Middletown, Pennsylvania, to join the Teamsters, the union withdrew the election petition on Thursday, the day before vote.

Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight, LTL, Teamsters

October 31, 2014 - Industry News

Axle-Forward Cat CT681 Vocational Truck in Full Production

Cat's CT681, right, features more “industrial” styling than the current CT660. Photo by Tom Berg

Caterpillar has begun serving more vocational segments with its CT681, a Class 8 set-forward-axle model with “industrial” styling based on customer preferences, representatives said Thursday at a press briefing at Cat’s demonstration facility west of Peoria, Ill.

Tags: Class 8, Caterpillar, Vocational Trucks

October 31, 2014 - Industry News

Trucking Insurance Proposal Under Review

A proposal that could eventually lead to higher insurance requirements for trucking companies is close to publication. An advanced notice of the proposal is under review by the White House Office of Management and Budget and can be expected to show up in the Federal Register this year.

Tags: FMCSA, Insurance, MCSAC

October 31, 2014 - Industry News

Global Medium, Heavy Vehicle Sales to Nearly Double by 2035

Global sales of medium and heavy duty vehicles should reach 7.1 million by 2035 from the 4.3 million that should be sold in 2014, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

Tags: Fleet Sales, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Navigant Research, Forecast, Global

October 31, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Spending Slips in September

Consumer spending in the U.S. declined in September for the first time in eight months, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Spending

October 30, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Art Contest Promotes Seatbelt Safety

Photo via FMCSA

The FMCSA is accepting submissions for its 2015 “Be Ready. Be Buckled” student art contest to promote safety belt use. The contest is open to children from kindergarten through sixth grade.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Seat Belts, Contest, U.S. DOT

October 30, 2014 - Industry News

ODFL Reports Record Third Quarter Earnings, Revenue

Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has announced a 29.5% increase in third quarter net income totaling $77.9 million.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Earnings

October 30, 2014 - Industry News

Chrysler Recalls ProMaster, Grand Caravan for Tire Monitors

Photo of 2014 Ram ProMaster van courtesy of Chrysler Group.

Two separate recall campaigns, covering 33K light trucks in the U.S., will fix problems that can lead to false warnings from tire pressure monitoring systems.

Tags: Jeep, Jeep Wrangler, Chrysler, Full-Size Vans, Ram ProMaster, Minivans, 2014-MY, Dodge, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country, Cargo Vans

October 30, 2014 - Industry News

Cummins Reports Strong Earnings in Q3

Cummins reported its third quarter revenue was $4.9 billion, a 15% increase from the third quarter of last year. Stronger demand for on-highway markets and distributor acquisitions in North America was a significant factor in revenue growth.

Tags: Cummins, Quarterly Earnings, Equity Markets, Engines

October 30, 2014 - Industry News

HDT Announces Top 50 Green Fleets of 2014

Heavy Duty Trucking announced its second annual Top 50 Green Fleets at the Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill., Thursday. A ceremony was held at the conference to honor these fleets for their sustainability efforts in areas such as fuel economy, alternative fuels and emissions.

Tags: Sustainability, Green Fleets, Green Fleet Conference, Alternative Fuels, Top 50 Green Fleets, Fuel Economy

October 30, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: GDP Continues Growing, Fed Ending Stimulus Program

One of the broadest measures of the health of the American economy shows it expanded at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter of the year.

Tags: Economy, GDP

October 30, 2014 - Industry News

Green Fleet Conference Focuses on Alternative Fuels

Photo by Becky May.

Fleet managers, vendors and alternative-fuel experts gathered in Schaumburg, Ill., for the annual Green Fleet Conference & Expo to share ideas about more efficient ways to run operation.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Alternative Fuels, U.S. Department of Energy, Fleet Events

October 30, 2014 - Industry News

Celadon Profit Increases More Than 21%

Revenue for the quarter increased 10.5% to $193.4 million from $175.1 million a year earlier. Freight revenue, which excludes fuel surcharges, increased 11.1% to $157.7 million.

Tags: Celadon Group, Fleets, Earnings

October 30, 2014 - Industry News

Con-way Profit Soars During Third Quarter

The trucking operation Con-way Inc. has reported 2014 third-quarter net income of $45.6 million, or 78 cents per diluted share.

Tags: Con-way Freight, Fleets, Earnings, Con-way Truckload, Con-way Inc.

October 30, 2014 - Industry News

Congress Lacks Vision to Support Infrastructure, LaHood Says

“We need a pot of money to fix our roads and bridges, but America is one big pothole." Ray LaHood, former U.S. DOT secretary.

The Erie Canal, Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Interstate Highway System – all were built by men of vision, but today Congress lacks enough such people to rebuild America’s worn and aging infrastructure, said former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, calling for a 10-cent-a-gallon increase in the fuel tax.

Tags: Infrastructure, Interstate System, Ray LaHood, Taxes, Caterpillar, Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund

October 29, 2014 - Industry News

Natural Gas' Early Adopters See Few Hiccups During Startup

Sorting out the natural gas maze has been easier than expected for these fleets.

According to the first-hand accounts presented at the Green Fleet Conference & Expo in Schaumburg, Ill., integrating natural gas trucks into previously diesel-only operations has gone surprisingly well.

Tags: CNG, Ozinga, Paper Transport, Kwik Trip, Green Fleet Conference, CNG Fueling Stations, Natural Gas Vehicles

October 29, 2014 - Product News

Telogis Introduces Fleet Analytics Tools at Latitude Event

Graphic courtesy of Telogis.

Telogis released several new tools for the company’s fleet analytics software at the Telogis Latitude event in Dana Point, Calif. These new tools included the Telogis For Field Service extension, the Dynamic Response Suite, and Telogis Sites.

Tags: Navigation System, Information Technology, Telogis, Vehicle Tracking, Industry Event

October 29, 2014 - Industry News

Green Fleet Conference Panel Debunks Alt-Fuel Misconceptions

Fuel Ambassadors field questions from Richard Battersby. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Dirty diesel? Dangerous natural gas? Expensive propane stations? Some myths and misconceptions about alternative fuels were debunked in a fun late-night talk show format Wednesday at the Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill.

Tags: Biodiesel, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Green Fleet Conference, Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels, CNG, LNG

October 29, 2014 - Industry News

Clean Corridor Opens Alabama’s Largest Public CNG Station

Photo via Corridor Clean Fuels.

Clean Corridor Fuels opened Alabama’s largest public access CNG station in the city of Dothan. The station is designed to service small cars to heavy commercial vehicles.

Tags: Alabama, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition

October 29, 2014 - Industry News

Hot Line Freight Opens Midwest LTL Terminals

Photo via Hot Line Freight Systems.

Hot Line Freight System is opening two new terminals in Ohio and Illinois will expand shipping opportunities for the surrounding areas bringing less-than-truckload service to the Midwest.

Tags: Ohio, Illinois, LTL, Freight Volume

October 29, 2014 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech Shelves Propane Autogas Transit

Photo courtesy of Ford.

ROUSH CleanTech has indefinitely halted production of its propane autogas powered Ford Transit full-size van after hearing concerns from fleet owners.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Cargo Vans

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