February 6, 2015 - Industry News
Echo Global Logistics Makes Purchase, Increases Profit Almost 70%
Tags: 3PL, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Echo Global Logistics
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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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