July 29, 2015 - Industry News
Wabash's second quarter earnings showed a big leap in profitability from a year ago. Meritor results were hampered by a strong dollar and weak overseas markets but were up on an adjusted basis.
Tags: Economy, Trailers, Earnings, Wabash National, Meritor
Agility has initiated a CEO search process after Barry Engle announced that he will be leaving his role for a position at General Motors.
Tags: Leadership, People, Agility Fuel Systems
Seasonal trends continued to push spot market freight rates and availability lower for the week ending July 25, according to new figures released by DAT Solutions, the operator of the DAT network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new facility in the Birmingham suburb of Alabaster, Ala., that offers maintenance for compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, among other services.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Alabama, Penske Truck Leasing, CNG
It looks like Congress is going to kick the can down the road again when it comes to highway funding after what looked like a game of "chicken" in recent days.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Congress
A key element of DTNA’s aftermarket strategy is greater collaboration with Zonar Systems, the technology firm that it acquired a minority stake in late last month as part of a long-term strategic partnership.
Tags: telematics, Zonar, Daimler Trucks North America
July 29, 2015 - Product News
Eaton is introducing the Rebuilder Bulk Pack line of transmission components with several new Fuller transmission parts for aftermarket rebuilders.
Tags: Eaton, Aftermarket Parts, Transmissions
July 28, 2015 - Industry News
Roadrunner Transportation Systems has acquired Stagecoach Cartage and Distribution to help it expand its cross-border business into Mexico.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Roadrunner Transportation, Mergers & Acquisitions
Trucking Moves America Forward is offering trailer wraps as a way to promote the industry image and education program.
Tags: Community Outreach, Trucking Moves America Forward, Vehicle Wraps, Image
Alcoa is incorporating its Wheel & Transportation Products and Alcoa Building & Construction Systems units into a single new business segment called Transportation and Construction Solutions.
Tags: Wheels, Alcoa
UPDATED -- What's next for Caterpillar and Navistar vocational trucks, now that Caterpillar's ending its Cat Truck assembly agreement with Navistar? Spokesmen from both companies talk to Truckinginfo.com.
Tags: Navistar, Caterpillar, Vocational Trucks, Cat Truck, Dump Trucks
UPDATED -- Economic Watch: Consumers are not feeling quite as rosy about the U.S. economy, while a separate report shows a rebound in economic conditions for the U.S. services sector.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Non-Manufacturing
Trucking and parcel delivery giant UPS reported a huge increase in its second quarter profit – 170% – despite a slight drop in revenue.
Tags: Economy, UPS, UPS Freight, Fleet Earnings
Truck engine manufacturer Cummins increased both second quarter revenue and net income, while truck and engine maker Paccar reported record quarterly net income.
Tags: Economy, Cummins, Earnings, PACCAR, Peterbilt, Kenworth
The Eaton Procision line of dual-clutch, automated-manual transmissions will be available on International DuraStar medium-duty trucks in late 2015.
Tags: Dual-Clutch, International, Navistar, International DuraStar, Automated Manual Transmissions
July 27, 2015 - Industry News
UPDATED: An issue unrelated to transportation may keep the House from taking up the Senate's six-year highway bill. The clock is ticking as funds run out midnight Friday and the House is leaving for August recess.
Tags: Legislation, Highway Funding, U.S. Congress
Truckload giant Swift Transportation increased its second quarter profit by more than 20% from a year ago despite an overall downturn in revenue.
Tags: Economy, Swift Transportation, Fleet Earnings, Truckload
The California Construction Trucking Association has been renamed the Western States Trucking Association in a move to better represent its more diverse membership.
Tags: Associations, California Construction Trucking Association, California, Western States Trucking Association
The number of used Class 8 trucks sold rose by 6% to 2,643 units in June, according to a report from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales
Freight volumes are projected to grow nearly 29% over the next 11 years, according to a report released by American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, Forecast, Intermodal, Freight
TruckPro has completed the purchase of Power Train Service, a provider of heavy-duty aftermarket truck parts, fleet maintenance, remanufacturing, and mobile repair services.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Mergers & Acquisitions, TruckPro, Parts and Service, Remanufacturing
Truck component manufacturer Accuride achieved record profitability in the second quarter of the year and a big improvement from the first quarter.
Tags: Economy, Accuride, Earnings, Wheels
New orders and shipments for manufactured durable goods rebounded in June following two straight monthly drops, while business investment also turned around, according to the Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing
July 26, 2015 - Industry News
As of late Sunday evening, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had managed to steer the multi-year highway bill introduced last week beyond some legislative potholes that had threatened to slow the process of getting the measure to the House for consideration.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund
July 24, 2015 - Industry News
U.S. Gain has opened two compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in Indianapolis and Des Moines, Iowa, announced the CNG division of U.S. Venture.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
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