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February 2, 2015 - Industry News

All-New Fleet Technology Expo Set for August

Replacing Green Fleet Conference & Expo traditionally held in October, the first annual Fleet Technology Expo is for all fleet types looking for ways to improve operational efficiencies.

Tags: Bobit Business Media, Green Fleet Conference, Fleet Technology Expo, Events, Fleet Events

February 2, 2015 - Industry News

Freightliner Expands Propane Autogas SG2 Applications

Photo courtesy of Daimler.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. has begun offering additional configurations of its S2G propane autogas vocational work truck, including a box truck recently provided to a California delivery fleet.

Tags: Class 7, Freightliner, Medium-Duty Trucks, Propane Autogas, Freightliner S2G, Delivery Fleets

February 2, 2015 - Industry News

Oil Price Volatility Makes Case For NGVs

This illustration from the American Gas Association's 2014 Playbook, shows that gasoline prices rely on crude oil by 70 percent.

With the price of oil being highly unpredictable it only makes sense for commercial and government fleets to choose natural gas-powered vehicles, according to NGVAmerica President Matt Godlewski.

Tags: Oil Prices, NGVAmerica, Natural Gas Vehicles

January 30, 2015 - Industry News

Court Awards Seven Truckers $2 Million Over Wrongful Classification Claims

Seven U.S. port truck drivers last week won what a Teamsters Union-backed group called a “historic precedent-setting victory” against one trucking company, when they were awarded more than $2 million in a court challenge over claims of wage theft in the form of unlawful payroll deductions and expenses.

Tags: Truck Drivers, California, Ports, Teamsters, Litigation, Port Trucking

January 30, 2015 - Industry News

Cardinal Logistics Management New Executive Chairman

Cardinal Logistics Management Corp. has announced the appointment of Tom White as executive chairman of Cardinal and its parent company, Cardinal Logistics Holdings LLC.

Tags: People, Cardinal Logistics

January 30, 2015 - Industry News

FedEx Completes Genco Purchase

FedEx Corp. announced on Friday it completed the acquisition of Genco Distribution System Inc., one of the largest third-party logistics providers in North America.

Tags: 3PL, Mergers & Acquisitions

January 30, 2015 - Industry News

Carriers Named in 'Best Fleets to Drive For' Competition

The Truckload Carriers Association and the driver training company CarriersEdge have selected 20 trucking companies from across North America as top fleets in the Best Fleets to Drive For competition.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Competition, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, CarriersEdge, Truckload Carriers Association

January 30, 2015 - Industry News

Closure Scheduled for I-270 Tuesday

This photo during the construction process shows the old lanes on the left that are now being destroyed. Photo: Illinois DOT

I-270 in the St. Louis area in Illinois will be closed in both directions for two hours on Tuesday, February 3, to demolish a bridge that previously carried I-270 traffic just north of the city.

Tags: Illinois, Road Closure, I-270

January 30, 2015 - Industry News

Feds Detail Crime and Punishment in Five Trucking Investigations

The Office of Inspection General at the U.S. Transportation Department on Friday released new details in five separate legal cases against six people for crimes ranging from falsifying driver drug and alcohol test results to violating FMCSA out of service orders.

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

January 30, 2015 - Industry News

Paccar Profit Passes $1.3 Billion Mark

Photo: Paccar

The truck and engine manufacturer Paccar Inc. on Friday reported record annual revenues of $18.99 billion and net income of $1.36 billion for 2014.

Tags: Kenworth, PACCAR, Peterbilt, Earnings

January 30, 2015 - Industry News

Saia Posts Significant Increase in Fourth Quarter Profit

Photo: Saia

The less-than-truckload and logistics services provider Saia Inc. on Friday reported a significant hike in its fourth quarter net income, totaling $13.6 million compared to $8.1 million a year earlier.

Tags: Earnings, Saia

January 30, 2015 - Industry News

American Trucking Associations Announces Promotions

The American Trucking Associations has promoted four to new positions, including a new senior vice president of legislative affairs and vice president of highway policy.

Tags: American Trucking Associations, Associations, People

January 30, 2015 - Industry News

Bendix Names Kemer VP, General Manager, Valves and Modules

John Kemer

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems appointed John Kemer vice president and general manager, Valves and Modules. Kemer also becomes the newest member of the Bendix Leadership Committee and joins the two-person Controls Governance Board.

Tags: Bendix, People

January 30, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: GDP Growth Slows, Consumer Sentiment Best in 11 Years

A first look at one of the widest measures of the U.S. economy shows activity cooled in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Sentiment

January 30, 2015 - Industry News

Werner Profit Rises by 48%

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Net income totaled $32.7 million while revenue increased 7% to $553.2 million. Earning per diluted share were up 49% to 45 cents.

Tags: Werner Enterprises, Earnings

January 29, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Safety Agenda Aired at Senate Hearing

Next steps for truck safety should be completion of the speed limiter mandate, more focus on traffic enforcement and improvements in the CSA safety enforcement system, a top Werner Enterprises official told a transportation panel of the Senate Commerce Committee.

Tags: Senate Commerce Committee, Congress, American Trucking Associations

January 29, 2015 - Industry News

Drivers Prefer Percentage Split Over Other Payment Methods

Graph via Stay Metrics.

Drivers are more satisfied with a percentage split pay compared to hourly or per mile methods, according to a recent study by Stay Metrics.

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention, Stay Metrics

January 29, 2015 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Rep Elected to HDA Hall of Fame

Gary Meteer of IHS Automotive, left, presents award to Pete Joy. Photo courtesy HDMA

LAS VEGAS -- Pete Joy, vice president of sales and marketing for Phillips Industries, was elected into the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Hall of Fame on the opening day of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.

Tags: Phillips Industries, Hall of Fame, Awards, People, HDAW

January 29, 2015 - Industry News

A Look Into the Truck Parts Aftermarket

Before you can talk about what’s occurring in the truck parts aftermarket, you need to first look at what happened with new truck sales in prior years. For instance, while the number of medium-duty trucks has stayed the same since 1994, the number of Class 8 trucks has nearly doubled in that time.

Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, Class 8, Aftermarket Parts, Aftermarket

January 29, 2015 - Industry News

HDMA Elects New Board Chairman for 2015

Tim Meyers, president of Alcoa Wheel & Transportation Products. Photo via Alcoa

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association named Tim Myers, president of Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, as its chairman of the Board of Directors.

Tags: Leadership, HDMA, Alcoa, People

January 29, 2015 - Industry News

TA Opens South Carolina Location off I-20

A new TA location opened in Columbia, South Carolina, announced truckstop chain TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers brands.

Tags: South Carolina, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops, Interstate 20

January 29, 2015 - Industry News

New York Ends LNG Storage Ban

New York is ending a more than 40-year ban on LNG storage by adopting stringent regulations for LNG distribution permits, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Environmental Regulations, LNG Fueling Station, LNG, New York

January 29, 2015 - Industry News

Trucks See Most of Cross-Border Freight Increase

Percent change in the value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by mode: November 2013 - November 2014. Graphic: U.S. DOT

Newly released U.S. Transportation Department figures show the amount of freight moved between the U.S. and its Canadian and Mexican neighbors edged higher by just 0.1% in November from the same time a year earlier.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade

January 29, 2015 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul Rates Increasing, Intermodal Slowing

A measure of truckload linehaul rates show they rose 7.4% in December compared to the same time in 2013.

Tags: Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates

January 29, 2015 - Industry News

Landstar Posts Higher Quarterly Profit

Photo: Evan Lockridge

The trucking operation Landstar System Inc. reported record quarterly revenue on Thursday as part of its fourth quarter earnings release.

Tags: Earnings, Landstar System

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