February 4, 2015 - Industry News
Private sector employment increased by 213,000 jobs in the U.S. in January from December, according to the ADP National Employment Report released on Wednesday,
David Lee Cullen, who has been covering trucking exclusively for major industry magazines since 1981, is joining the Heavy Duty Trucking editorial team as executive editor.
Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, People
The less-than-truckload services provider Saia Inc. has purchased LinkEx Inc. an asset-light, third-party logistics provider based in Dallas, Texas.
Tags: 3PL, Mergers & Acquisitions, Saia
Spot market freight rates and activity remained stuck in a seasonal lull during the final week of January, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
The parent company to trucking operations ABF Freight, Panther Premium Logistics and others reported profit increased 41% in the final quarter of 2014 while it nearly tripled for all of last year.
Tags: Earnings, ABF, ArcBest Corp.
February 3, 2015 - Industry News
Volvo Group CEO Olaf Persson will be the keynote speaker for the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association’s 25th Annual Breakfast and Briefing.
Tags: OEM, HDMA, Aftermarket, Volvo Group, Mid-America Trucking Show
A “Budget Highlights” document issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation details how the $478 billion apportioned for spending on surface-transportation infrastructure over the next six years would be put to work.
Tags: Budget, Barack Obama, Highway Funding, U.S. Congress
February 3, 2015 - Product News
LAS VEGAS -- Peterbilt launched a new set-forward front axle configuration of the vocational Model 567, made for mixer and other weight-conscious applications.
Tags: Peterbilt, Concrete Mixer Trucks, Dump Trucks, Model 567, World of Concrete
Michael Jackson is retiring as general manager of Western Star Truck Sales after 10 years with Daimler Trucks North America. He is being succeeded by Kelley Platt.
Tags: Retirement, Leadership, Western Star, People, Daimler Trucks North America
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared a Mitchell, South Dakota-based trucking company and its owner-driver to be imminent hazards to public safety and ordered both to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate commercial operations.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Truck Drivers, Safety & Compliance, South Dakota
There is a growing trend toward mobile commerce according to business leaders at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas last week.
Tags: E-commerce, Aftermarket, HDAD, HDAW, Online Marketing
The trucking company Heartland Express Inc. on Tuesday announced fourth quarter 2014 earnings showing net income increased 36% from the same time in 2013 totaling $21.5 million.
Tags: Earnings, Heartland Express
A full report on activity at U.S. factories in December shows drops in both shipments and new orders, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Factory Orders, Factory Shipments
Several organizational changes were made within Yokohama Tire Corporation announced Takaharu Fushimi, CEO of Yokohama Corporation of North America.
Tags: Tires, Yokohama Tire Corp., People, Promotions
Michael J. Riley is retiring from his post as the president of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut after 29 years.
Tags: Retirement, Connecticut, People, State Legislation, Trucking Associations
The Washington State Department of Transportation on Monday filed a $17 million lawsuit to recoup the costs of response and repair following the 2013 over-height truck collision that caused a portion of the Skagit River Bridge on Interstate 5 to collapse.
Tags: Washington, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, Skagit River Bridge, Bridges, Oversize Loads
Depending on how you look at it, parcel and trucking giant UPS either saw its fourth quarter profit fall a little or a lot compared to a year earlier, thanks to expenses incurred avoiding the previous year's holiday delivery delays.
Tags: UPS, Earnings, UPS Freight
LAS VEGAS -- The International WorkStar vocational truck is now available with the Cummins ISB6.7 engine, officials announced at the World of Concrete.
Tags: Cummins, Navistar, World of Concrete, International WorkStar, Vocational Trucks
Net income totaled $585 million compared to $482 while earnings per diluted share moved higher to $1.23 from $1.
Tags: Eaton Corp., Earnings
Bridgestone Commercial hired Marshall Hyzdu as the vice president of marketing, taking over initiatives for OTR and commercial truck and bus product brands including Bridgestone, Firestone, Bandag and Dayton.
Tags: Leadership, People, Tires and Wheels, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
February 2, 2015 - Industry News
The average cost of on-highway diesel continues falling in most of the country, declining another 3.5 cents over the past week.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices
President Obama has proposed $478 billion in spending on transportation infrastructure over the next six years in his $4 trillion budget proposal.
Tags: Barack Obama, Highway Funding, U.S. Congress
Annual cargo volumes handled at the Port of New York and New Jersey set a new record in 2014, surpassing the previous record set in 2012.
Tags: Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking, Port of New York and New Jersey
February 2, 2015 - Product News
The International ProStar will be the first truck to offer Bendix’s Next Generation Active Safety System. The system will initially be available on ProStar sleeper models with ProStar daycab and LoneStar models to follow later in 2015.
Tags: Active Safety Systems, International, Bendix, ProStar
Consumer spending during December posted its biggest drop since September 2009, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report on Monday.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Consumer Spending, Construction Spending
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