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February 26, 2015 - Industry News

Public CNG Station Opens in Northeast Florida

Jacksonville’s First Public Access CNG Station Photo: Ken McCray Photography

The first public-access compressed natural gas refueling station in Jacksonville, Fla., was opened recently by amp Trillium and beverage distributor Champion Brands Inc.

Tags: Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, ampCNG, Florida

February 26, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Seeks Out Safest Fleets

Volvo Trucks is seeking entries for the Volvo Trucks Safety Award which recognizes two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs.

Tags: Driver Safety, Volvo Trucks, Fleet Safety, Awards, ATA MC&E

February 26, 2015 - Industry News

Trailer Order Backlog Near 20-Year Highs

ACT Research's latest report on trailer order numbers show a strong January, despite a drop from December.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Ports, Trailer Orders

February 26, 2015 - Product News

Kenworth, Paccar Offer Medium-Duty Extended Warranty

Kenworth's K270 and K370 cabovers

Kenworth is offering an extended warranty program for U.S. buying new Kenworth Class 5-7 trucks financed through Paccar Financial.

Tags: Warranty, Medium-Duty Trucks, Paccar Financial, Kenworth

February 26, 2015 - Industry News

Trucks Continue Moving Majority of U.S.-NAFTA Trade

Percent change in value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by mode; December 2013 - 2014. Graphic: U.S. DOT

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North America neighbors increased for the 11th consecutive month in December while the total level for 2014 was better than the year before.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade

February 26, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Prices Fall, Durable Goods Orders Up

Photo: Revisorweb via Wikimedia Commons

Retail prices fell in January from the month before and from a year earlier, marking the first annual drop in more than five years.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Consumer Prices

February 26, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Wins EPA’s Climate Leadership Award

Photo via Wikimedia.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership recognized UPS with one of its Climate Leadership Awards for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, UPS said. The awards acknowledge the voluntary work organizations do to build resilience to climate change.

Tags: UPS, EPA, Awards, Greenhouse Gas, Emissions Reduction

February 25, 2015 - Industry News

Quality Distribution Sees a Return to Profits

The bulk chemical transportation provider Quality Distribution Inc moved from being in the red to the black in the fourth quarter of last year and for all of 2014.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Quality Distribution, Quality Carriers, Boasso America

February 25, 2015 - Industry News

Woman Receives 63 Months in Prison for Stealing from Trucking Company

A California woman was sentenced this week to 63 months in federal prison for embezzling nearly $3.5 million from her former employer, a warehouse and trucking-services company.

Tags: California, Crime & Fraud

February 25, 2015 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul Rates Increase Nearly 8%, Intermodal Declines Slightly

Linehaul rates in the truckload sector posted a significant gain last month, according to newly released figures, while a separate report shows a drop in intermodal rates for the first time in more than a year.

Tags: Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates

February 25, 2015 - Industry News

Colo. County Builds CNG Station, Adds Trucks

Photo via Flickr/Scott Lowe

Pueblo County, Colo., is building a compressed natural gas (CNG) station that will be used to fuel county and state fleet trucks and will also be open to the public.

Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, State Grants, Natural Gas Vehicles

February 25, 2015 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Partners with University of Memphis on Index

Women In Trucking will begin work on a system to track the number of women serving in the trucking industry with the help of the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Memphis.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Women in Trucking, Women Drivers

February 25, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Stabilize as Cargo Volume Increases

DAT spot market freight rates the past four weeks. Graphic: DAT Solutions

Rates on the spot freight market appear to have stabilized following three straight weeks of declines with a hike in one sector, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

February 25, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: New Home Sales Dip

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Sales of new single-family homes slipped in January from the month before but are up compared to the same time a year earlier.

Tags: Economy, Home Sales

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

Peterbilt to Expand Denton Production Facility

Denton manufacturing facility. Photo: Mahanga

Peterbilt has plans to expand its manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas after the Denton City Council approved an eight-year, 70% tax abatement for the facility's production.

Tags: Peterbilt, Vehicle Manufacturing, Expansion

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

Rush Truck Centers Moves Northeast Ohio Facility

Photo: Rush Enterprises

Rush Enterprises, Inc., which operates a network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, has relocated Rush Truck Center – Cleveland to Parma, Ohio from Oakwood Village.

Tags: Navistar, Rush Enterprises, Commercial Vehicle Dealearships

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

Bendix to Build A New Headquarters

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems will construct a new headquarters in Northeast Ohio, the company announced.

Tags: Headquarters, Bendix, Expansion

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Trains 8,000 on Aluminum F-150 Production

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford is putting 8,000 of its workers through an intensive training program to ensure everyone knows how to work with the new materials, such as aluminum panels,in the 2015 F-150 full-size pickup at its Kansas City Assembly Plant.

Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Ford, Vehicle Manufacturing, Assembly Plant

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

President Obama has vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act, which Congressional Republicans had sent to the White House earlier today.

Tags: President Obama, U.S. Congress, Oil Prices, Economic Conditions

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

Hadley Names National Fleet Manager

Jim Clark, National Fleet and Dealer Manager.

Hadley has hired Jim Clark as its National Fleet and Dealer Manager as part of a plan to expand the company’s national presence.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, People, Hadley Products

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

Judge Approves Agreement Ending Federal Oversight of Teamsters

A federal judge for the Southern District of New York approved an agreement last week ending more than 25 years of government oversight of the Teamsters Union.

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-250/F-350 Truck Steering Gears

Photo by Bull-Doser via Wikimedia Commons.

The service replacement steering gears, at risk for breaking, might be installed on 2008-2010 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty diesel vehicles in North America.

Tags: Diesel Engines, 2009-MY, 2010-MY, Recalls, Ford F-350, Ford F-250, 2008-MY, Ford

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Hits All-Time High In January

Graph via ATA Truck Tonnage Index.

The For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index hit an all-time high of 135.7 in January according to the seasonally adjusted report from American Trucking Associations.

Tags: Economy, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Truck Tonnage Index

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

TravelCenters Opens Two Petro Service Facilities

TravelCenters of America has opened Petro: Lube Truck Service facilities at Petro locations in Napoleon, Ohio and Wells, Nev.

Tags: Petro Stopping Centers, TravelCenters of America, Service Center

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

Donaldson Profit Falls Slightly in Most Recent Quarter

Donaldson released financial results for its fiscal second quarter ending at the close of January, showing a 14% drop in net earnings despite a small uptick in sales.

Tags: Earnings, Donaldson

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