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February 6, 2015 - Industry News

Echo Global Logistics Makes Purchase, Increases Profit Almost 70%

Echo Global Logistics Makes Purchase, Increases Profit Almost 70%

Tags: 3PL, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Echo Global Logistics

February 6, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Drivers Ticketed 10 Times Less for Speeding

Law enforcement officers ticketed non commercial drivers ten times more often than truckers during Operation Safe Driver mobilization week from Oct. 19-25.

Tags: FMCSA, Traffic Violations, Vehicle Inspection, Driver Behavior, CVSA, Speeding

February 6, 2015 - Industry News

Report: Trucking Contributes Little to Overall January Employment Gain

According to the U.S. Labor Department, 257,000 jobs were added last month, while total jobs gains in December were revised upward to 329,000 from 252,000.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

Pumper Truck Market Revival Evident at World of Concrete

Schwing is displaying numerous wheel- and truck-mounted pumps. Equipment is painted white, but filters on overhead lights produced a green cast. Photo by Tom Berg

The economic recovery has revived construction activity, which was obvious at the World of Concrete show which took place from Feb. 2-6 in Las Vegas.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Construction Industry, Peterbilt Motors Company, Autocar, World of Concrete, Vocational Trucks

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide Moves to Bigger 4th Quarter Profit

Photo via YRC.

The parent to several trucking companies, including YRC Freight, released earnings Thursday showing an improvement in the fourth quarter, but the company was still in the red for all of last year.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, YRC Worldwide

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

Navistar Details Post-Turnaround Plans

Photo of International DuraStar reefer truck courtesy of Navistar.

Top executives of Navistar detailed how the manufacturer will build on the ground it gained in the past two years and gave a five-year plan for the future at the company's analyst day, hosted at Navistar headquarters.

Tags: Navistar, EPA 2010, SCR, Equity Markets, Medium-Duty Trucks, Emissions Reduction

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

Teamsters Cancel Organizing Vote at Con-way Freight’s Orlando Terminal

The Teamsters Union on Thursday withdrew its petition for a representation election of truck drivers just hours before it was to happen at Con-Way Freight’s Orlando, Florida terminal.

Tags: Con-way Freight, Truck Drivers, Teamsters, Con-way Inc., Labor Unions

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Engineers Partners with Fuel Efficiency Expert

Henry Albert, president of Albert Transport Inc. Photo via Albert Transport.

Fleet Engineers has partnered with Freightliner’s Team Run Smart Pro and fuel efficiency expert Henry Albert, president of Albert Transport Inc.

Tags: Freightliner, Fuel Efficiency, HDAW, Fleet Engineers

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

VTTI Tasked with HOS Restart Study

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is heading the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s study of the 34-hour restart provision of the Hours of Service rule for truck drivers.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, HOS, 34-Hour Restart

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

Two More Admit Guilt in CDL Test-Taking Scheme

Two more people have pleaded guilty to charges in a widespread fraudulent Commercial Driver's License test-taking scheme in New York State, following a joint federal and state investigation.

Tags: Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Crime

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

New U.S. Canadian Bridge Moves Another Step Closer to Construction

Photo via PartnershipBorderStudy.com

The U.S. and Canada have reportedly worked out a deal to clear the last hurdle so work can begin on building a new bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Michigan

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

Cummins Reports Record Annual Revenue

Cummins Inc. on Thursday reported record revenue in 2014 along with a respectable increase in the fourth quarter, due to improvements in the North American truck market.

Tags: Cummins, Earnings

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

Former Arrow Trucking CEO Admits to Charges, Sentencing in May

The one-time head of the defunct Arrow Trucking has pleaded guilty to charges of tax fraud and faces many years in prison.

Tags: Arrow Trucking, Oklahoma, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, People

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

Old Dominion Freight Line Increases Quarterly, Yearly Profits

The less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight line has reported net income for the final quarter of 2014 rose 48.2% to $69.9 million from $47.2 million a year earlier.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Earnings

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

Forward Air Purchases Fellow Ground Expedite Provider CLP Towne

Forward Air Corp. has announced its Forward Air Inc. business has reached an agreement to purchase the trucking services provider CLP Towne Inc.

Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Forward Air

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

Renschler Takes Over VW Trucks, Creating Speculation on Acquisitions

Andreas Renschler speaks at a 2012 event. Photo by Sven-Erik Lindstrand.

Former Daimler Trucks head Andreas Renschler started work this week as head of rival Volkswagen's trucks business, once again creating speculation that VW may look to North American shores as it works toward goals of expanding its global footprint.

Tags: Volkswagen, MAN, Scania, Global

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

Intermodal Rail Traffic Sets January Record

Photo: Jim Park

The Association of American Railroads reports for the first month of 2015 the number of intermodal containers and trailers moved by U.S. railroads averaged 251,267 units per week, the highest weekly average for January in rail industry history.

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

NTSB: 'Slight' Drop in Highway Deaths

The drop in highway fatalities included fewer deaths assigned to NTSB’s medium-and-heavy trucks and light-trucks-and-vans as well as less passenger-car fatalities, but deaths attributed to buses rose sharply.

Tags: NTSB, Highway Fatalities, Accidents

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

Con-way 4th Quarter Profit Leaps

Michigan-based trucking and logistics provider Con-way Inc. on Wednesday reported its fourth quarter 2014 profit was more than twice what it was a year earlier.

Tags: Con-way Freight, Fleets, Earnings, Con-way Truckload, Con-way Inc.

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

Roadrunner Transportation Sees Slight Upturn in 4th Quarter Profit

The asset-light freight transportation and logistics provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. reported a 10.4% increase in its fourth quarter 2014 net income compared to the same time a year earlier.

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Names 2015 Truck Fleet Innovators

The editors of Heavy Duty Trucking have announced the 2015 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, four fleet executives being recognized for their leadership and forward thinking.

Tags: Information Technology, Natural Gas Vehicles, Tankers, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, Driver Retention, Lightweighting, Vocational Trucks

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

Lightning Hybrids' Hydraulic-Hybrid System Patented

Photo: Lightning Hybrids

Lightning Hybrids, designer and manufacturer of hydraulic brake regeneration systems for medium- and heavy-duty fleet vehicles, announced it has been awarded a full U.S. utility patent for the fourth generation of its parallel hydraulic hybrid system.

Tags: Hydraulic Hybrid, Brakes, Lightning Hybrids, Medium-Duty Trucks

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

A. Duie Pyle Opens N.J. Logistics Center

The Westampton Logistics Center. Photo via A.Duie Pyle Facebook.

A. Duie Pyle opened a logistics center featuring all of the company's services under one roof. It is located in Westampton, N.J., 25 miles to the northeast of Philadelphia.

Tags: LTL, Logistics, Truckload, A. Duie Pyle

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

Fords Adds 1,550 Jobs to Support F-150 Production

Photo of F-150 production courtesy of Ford.

Ford is adding 1,550 jobs to four production facilities to meet the growing demand for the 2015 F-150 pickup, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Assembly Plant, Ford, Vehicle Production

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Strong But Fall Below December Numbers

Class 8 truck orders remained strong in January, with preliminary numbers coming in at around 35,000 units – an increase from January 2014 but falling below 40,000 units for the first time in three months.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

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