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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 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

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

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

July 25, 2014 - Industry News

Cross-Border Trade Up in May

The value of trade between the United States and its North American trading partners rose in May compared to a year ago, reports the Department of Transportation, led by petroleum products going by pipeline between the U.S. .and Canada, and electrical machinery going by truck between the U.S. and Mexico.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA, BTS

July 25, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Durable Goods Higher, Construction Advances

UPDATED -- Shipments and new orders for durable manufactured goods both increased in June following declines the month before, while total U.S. construction in June hit its highest level so far this year.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Construction

July 25, 2014 - Industry News

Swift Transportation Profit Falls in Second Quarter

Profit for the trucking company Swift Transportation fell in the second quarter of the year despite an increase in revenue.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Swift Transportation

July 25, 2014 - Industry News

Piedmont Truck Tires Joins ContiLifeCycle Network

Piedmont Truck Tires, a Southern-based commercial tire dealership, has joined the ContiLifeCycle dealer network for retreads.

Tags: Continental Tires, ContiLifeCycle, Retreads, Piedmont Truck Tires, Tires

July 25, 2014 - Industry News

New Love’s Travel Stop in Arkansas

The new Searcy location. Photo: Love&#39;s

Love’s opens first travel stop along a major highway in Arkansas with its newest location in Searcy.

Tags: Arkansas, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Love's

July 24, 2014 - Industry News

Two New PrePass Weigh Stations in Mississippi

HELP Inc. opened two fully operational PrePass weigh stations in Mississippi on I-55, 20 miles south of Memphis.

Tags: Weigh Stations, Help Inc., PrePass, Mississippi, Enforcement

July 24, 2014 - Industry News

Dana Reports Lower Second-Quarter 2014 Results

Dana&#39;s booth at the Technology &amp;amp; Maintenance Council meeting earlier this year.

Dana Holding Corp. saw sales and net income fall in the second quarter compared to a year ago, as stronger production levels in the North American light- and commercial-vehicle markets were tempered by slowing demand in South America and India.

Tags: Dana Holding Corp., Earnings

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