August 4, 2014 - Industry News
The average cost of diesel has declined another half-cent from last week to $3.853 per gallon, its lowest price since late last November.
It said the need is due to growing needs across the company’s driving divisions, including: van truckload, dedicated, intermodal, tanker and regional operations.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Schneider
Southbound I-35W from Highway 55 to 46th Street will close Friday, Aug. 8 at midnight through 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Tags: Minnesota, Road Construction, I-94, Interstate 94
Values for heavy-duty truck are falling at a slower rate while those for medium-duty models are remaining fairly consistent, according to new figures from vehicle industry data provider Black Book.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Used Trucks
After four years of construction, including a delay from this past May, the PortMiami Tunnel has opened, giving trucks easier access to nearby highways.
Tags: Florida, Ports, Port Trucking
A federal judge has ordered mediation for a half-dozen lawsuits by trucking companies remaining against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Litigation
Volvo Trucks of North America is recalling 1,025 2011-2015 VNL and 2014-2015 VNM trucks, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notice.
Tags: Safety, Volvo Trucks, Freightliner, Recalls, Daimler Trucks North America, NHTSA
August 1, 2014 - Industry News
Maverick Transportation last week celebrated the expansion of its driver training center, which adds more than 13,000 square feet to the previous facility.
Tags: Driver Training, Fleets, Maverick Transportation
Peterbilt is offering its customers the chance to customize their own Model 579 through an online truck configurator.
Tags: Peterbilt, Custom Products, Class 8
The number of jobs created in the U.S. posted its sixth straight month of being above the 200,000 mark in July but the number was softer than the previous month’s level.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Employment
The southbound lanes of I-495 through Wilmington, Del., have opened a month ahead of schedule following the realignment of the southbound lanes of the I-495 bridge spanning the Christina River, according to the state DOT.
Tags: Delaware, Road Construction
A leading transportation researcher has characterized a report prepared for the railroad-funded Railway Supply Institute on the safety of larger trailers in trucking as fatally flawed.
Tags: Safety, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Research, Safety & Compliance, Trailers, Longer Combination Vehicles, Railroads, UMTRI
Vikas Jain, formerly an executive with Omnitracs, has been named the new chief operating officer for Zonar.
Tags: Zonar, People, Omnitracs, Vikas Jain, Telematics, Information Technology
July 31, 2014 - Industry News
The Senate Thursday night approved a $10.8 billion House bill to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through next May. This ensures that highway funding will continue for the next 10 months.
Tags: Highway Trust Fund, U.S. Congress, Legislation, Highway Funding
In early July, a top Daimler Trucks official told reporters that fellow German company Volkswagen would make a bid to buy American truck maker Paccar. VW denied it the rumor at the time, and now Paccar has come out with a statement as well.
Tags: Paccar, Volkswagen, Navistar, Global, Mergers & Acquisitions
YRC Worldwide Inc. cut it second quarter net loss to $4.9 million, or 16 cents per share, from $15.1 million, or $1.72 per share, from the same time a year ago.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight
Congress is inching ever closer to the edge of insolvency for the Highway Trust Fund. On Thursday afternoon the House rejected the Senate’s bill to patch the Fund into December and sent its original bill back to the upper chamber.
Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund, Legislation, Highway Funding, U.S. Congress
CRST International’s Board Chairman John Smith and President and CEO, Dave Rusch, broke ground on the former First Street Parkade site for the new $37 million world headquarters in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Tags: CRST, Fleets
Accuride Corp. says its Fix and Grow strategy is working, reporting operating income for the second quarter doubled year over year. The first half of 2014 is the first time it's reported positive net income since 2007.
Tags: Wheels, Accuride, Earnings, Brake Drums
Daniels Tired Service, a 14-location commercial, consumer and OTR tire dealership is celebrating 75 years as a Goodyear Tire and Rubber customer.
Tags: Goodyear, California, Tires, Company Anniversaries, Dealers
The asset-light trucking and logistics service provider, Roadrunner Transportation Systems, has reported a small increase in its second quarter profit while revenue gained 36.6%.
Tags: Fleets, Roadrunner Transportation, Earnings
Sales were down slightly for Meritor in its third fiscal quarter, but partly thanks to a settlement of an antitrust suit with Eaton, it saw net income of $234 million, compared to a net loss of $38 million in the same period last year.
Tags: Meritor, Aftermarket, Earnings
“While continuing the work of implementing our turnaround plan, the progress we are making is evident in virtually every area of our business,” said President and CEO John Simone.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, USA Truck
A new study has confirmed that state enforcement disparities create uneven safety playing fields for motor carriers that have different operating patterns and mileage exposure in the lower 48 states.
Tags: CSA, ATRI, Enforcement
Less-than-truckload carrier, Old Dominion Freight Line, posted a 19.1% increase in its second quarter revenue while profit gained by a wider margin.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Earnings, Panther, ABF, ArcBest Corp.
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