January 26, 2015 - Industry News
The American Truck Dealers named the Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck as the 2015 Truck of the Year at the ATD convention and Expo in San Francisco.
Tags: Kenworth, ATD, Commercial Truck of the Year, Kenworth T880
New construction starts in December retreated 16% from the month before totaling $568.2 billion, according to construction industry data provider Dodge Data and Analytics, but posted another annual gain.
Tags: Economy, Construction
Following years of litigation a federal court in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday gave preliminary approval to settlements with more than two-dozen oil companies and fuel retailers over claims of selling “hot fuel.”
Tags: Diesel, Gasoline, Litigation, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Truckstops
January 23, 2015 - Industry News
Several motor vehicle industry associations including the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association pledged to reduce the amount of copper in brake pads.
Tags: EPA, HDMA, Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association, Environmental Regulations, Air Disc Brake Pads
Scott McCandless of McCandless Truck Center was named the 2015 Truck Dealer of the Year Friday during the 52nd Annual American Truck Dealers Convention in San Francisco.
Tags: ATD, Truck Dealer of the Year, Awards, Dealers, Truck Dealers
One of the first looks at how the economy is doing in the New Year shows a further upturn in business conditions across the U.S. manufacturing sector, but the overall rate of improvement eased further from last August’s peak.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators
Trucking and parcel delivery giant UPS on Friday announced it expects fourth quarter 2014 earnings to be lower that earlier forecast.
Tags: UPS, Earnings, Delivery Fleets
January 22, 2015 - Industry News
Grote Industries has hired Michael R. Henderson as its vice president of engineering. Henderson will be responsible for all Grote Engineering and be tasked with implementing the company’s new product development process.
Tags: Leadership, Lighting, Grote, People
The 52nd annual ATD Convention is taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco this week. Awards will be given at the event for the 2015 Truck Dealer of the Year winner on Friday Jan. 23 and the Commercial Truck of the Year on Saturday Jan. 24.
Tags: ATD, Truck Dealer of the Year, Industry Event, ATD Commercial Truck of the Year
Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2015 Kenworth Dealer Council members.The council features leading executives from among the more than 360 Kenworth dealerships in the U.S. and Canada.
Tags: Kenworth, Customer Service, Kenworth Dealer Council
Container volumes at the Port of Los Angeles increased 6% in 2014 over the previous year, marking the third busiest year in the port’s history, just behind 2007 and 2006 levels
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Washington, California, Port of Long Beach, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking, Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma
A day after announcing truck drivers at one FedEx Freight facility voted against representation by the Teamsters union, the company said Thursday another did the same.
Tags: Truck Drivers, Fleets, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx Freight
The parent to Covenant Transport and other trucking companies, Covenant Transportation Group Inc., has reported big jumps in both its fourth quarter and 2014 profits.
Tags: Covenant Transport, Earnings, Covenant Transportation Group
Con-way is launching a series on YouTube called “Women in Trucking” that features the firsthand experiences of two accomplished women truck drivers and their careers in truckload and less-than-truckload driving.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Women in Trucking, Con-way Truckload, Web Series, Fleets
American Truck Dealers will announce its annual Commercial Truck of the Year Saturday. Senior Editor Tom Berg offers a behind-the-scenes look at this week's judging process.
Tags: American Truck Dealers, Vocational, Commercial Truck of the Year
A federal jury earlier this month found that the trucking company Old Dominion Freight Line violated federal disability discrimination law when it denied accommodation to -- and then fired -- a truck driver who self-reported alcohol abuse, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Tags: Truck Drivers, Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Litigation, EEOC
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced on Thursday increases in fourth quarter 2014 and full year net earnings.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, JB Hunt
Ryder is now using 10W-30 grade oil to service all Ryder lease, rental and maintenance customer vehicle as part of the company’s preventive maintenance program.
Tags: OIl, Ryder System, Low-Viscosity Oil, Preventive Maintenance
Class 8 truck orders in 2014 were up 42% over 2013, with 380,200 net orders being placed last year, according to data from ACT Research. Class 5-7 truck orders also performed well, selling 223,250 units.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
December trailer orders were second only to October 2014 in volume, and trailer orders for the year hit an all-time high.
Tags: Dry Vans, FTR, Manufacturing, Trailer Orders, Trailers
January 21, 2015 - Press Release
Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. has announced that it will celebrate its centennial throughout 2015 with a variety of special events and activities.
Tags: India, Allison Transmission, Hungary, Corporate Anniversaries
January 21, 2015 - Industry News
The Teamsters Union has lost another vote in its recent efforts to organize more drivers at FedEx Freight.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Truck Drivers, Fleets, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx Freight
The Blue Water Bridge international crossing in Port Huron, Michigan will be partially closed beginning April 1, likely leading to traffic backups between the U.S. and Canada.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Michigan, Road Construction, Bridges
Constellation will acquire seven compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in Indiana and Ohio under an agreement with CNG Fuel, Inc., the company has announced.
Tags: Ohio, Indiana, CNG Fueling Stations
Zenith Freight Lines LLC is selling the remaining 51% share not owned by Bassett Furniture Industries Inc. to the furniture manufacturer.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
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