January 29, 2015 - Industry News
New York is ending a more than 40-year ban on LNG storage by adopting stringent regulations for LNG distribution permits, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Environmental Regulations, LNG Fueling Station, LNG, New York
Newly released U.S. Transportation Department figures show the amount of freight moved between the U.S. and its Canadian and Mexican neighbors edged higher by just 0.1% in November from the same time a year earlier.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade
A measure of truckload linehaul rates show they rose 7.4% in December compared to the same time in 2013.
Tags: Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
The trucking operation Landstar System Inc. reported record quarterly revenue on Thursday as part of its fourth quarter earnings release.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Landstar System
January 28, 2015 - Industry News
When the covers were pulled off the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup at the 2015 North American International Auto Show earlier this month, ti was also the debut of the all-new Cummins 5.0L V-8 Turbo Diesel engine.
Tags: Cummins, Nissan Titan, Cummins Turbo Diesel, Diesel Engines
The Indiana-based trucking operation Celadon Group Inc. on Wednesday reported a near 67% increase in its net profit during its fiscal second quarter ending with the close last December.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Swift Transportation
Net income totaled $58.5 million, up from $45.3 million the same time a year earlier, while basic earnings per share were 41 cents compared to 32 cents during the same time in 2013 for the Arizona-based company.
The U.S. Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee has launched its effort to draft a new highway bill with vows to work out political differences in order to restore the health of the nation’s infrastructure.
Tags: Congress, Senate, Highway Funding, Highways, Legislation
Truck component manufacturer Meritor Inc. on Wednesday reported quarterly financial results showing a big increase in profit despite a small drop in sales.
Tags: Meritor, Earnings
January 28, 2015 - Product News
The catalog contains 15 years of data about every product the company has sold. Distributors have access to 15,000 assembly numbers along with their respective component parts and exploded views.
Tags: Information Technology, Aftermarket Parts, Heavy Duty Catalog, SAF Holland
Ford Motor Co. is recalling 16,091 2014 model-year Ford Transit Connect vehicles because the safety belt fasteners may not have been tightened properly during assembly.
Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Recalls, Ford, 2014-MY, Compact Vans
The owner of a trucking company received the maximum sentence possible by a federal court in Missouri after pleading guilty last year for his role in a cargo theft scheme.
Tags: Missouri, Cargo Theft, Crime
Marine ports in Georgia ended 2014 with growth in all cargo sectors, including a 10.2% increase in twenty-foot equivalent container units, and a 7.4% increase in total tonnage, according to new figures released by the Georgia Ports Authority.
Tags: Georgia, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking, Port of Savannah
Saying that service is the key to the parts industry, Stu MacKay, president of MacKay & Co. focused on how changing service patterns are affecting the truck parts aftermarket.
Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Aftermarket Parts, HDAD, MacKay and Co., Parts and Service
Trucking company Knight Transportation Inc. has reported significant increases in net income and revenue for the final quarter of last year and for all of 2014.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Knight Transportation
Speaking at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas, Bob Dieli, founder of RDLB says the expansion is in it 67th month and is closing in on being longer than the November 2001 to December 2007 expansion, which lasted 73 months.
Tags: Aftermarket, HDAD, Inflation, Economic Conditions
Rates on the spot freight market continued falling the past week due to fewer loads available and increasing truck capacity, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Driver turnover rose slightly for large carriers in the third quarter, but LTL and smaller fleet numbers showed some surprises.
Tags: American Trucking Associations, Driver Turnover, Driver Pay
LAS VEGAS -- Shoes for Soldiers is how Meritor is describing the effort it launched this week to help severely wounded, injured or ill veterans become leaders in business, government and their communities by contributing a percentage of its remanufactured brake shoe sales to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation.
Tags: Meritor, HDAW
LAS VEGAS -- Meritor announced at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week that it's expanding its air disc brake product line, expanding its Euclid-branded suspension product line, and will launch a network of Meritor-approved repair shops with independent service garages across the United States and Canada.
Tags: Meritor, Brakes, HDAW, Suspensions, AIr Disc Brakes
Members of the Technology and Maintenance Council will discuss fuel efficient tires at the organization’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Expo next month in Nashville,
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, TMC, Industry Event, Annual Meeting, Tires
January 27, 2015 - Industry News
While demand for used trucks is high, the supply is not keeping up, causing a decline in used truck sales from traditional retailers, but an increase in sales overall.
Tags: ACT Research, Truck Orders, Used Truck Sales
Marten Transport Ltd. on Tuesday reported its highest net income and operating revenue for any quarter in its history.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Marten Transport
FleetPride Inc. has acquired six locations of Pardo’s Truck Service Parts Warehouse in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland markets.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, FleetPride, Mergers & Acquisitions
There will be a new delay starting Wednesday for trucking companies serving the one major intermodal facility southwest of Chicago.
Tags: Illinois, Intermodal
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