July 28, 2015 - Industry News
Trucking and parcel delivery giant UPS reported a huge increase in its second quarter profit – 170% – despite a slight drop in revenue.
Tags: Economy, UPS, UPS Freight, Fleet Earnings
Navistar says it will "leverage joint technology" to produce its own premium vocational trucks.
Tags: Navistar, Caterpillar, Cat Truck, International PayStar, Vocational Trucks, Dump Trucks
Truck engine manufacturer Cummins increased both second quarter revenue and net income, while truck and engine maker Paccar reported record quarterly net income.
Tags: Economy, Cummins, Earnings, Paccar, Peterbilt, Kenworth
The Eaton Procision line of dual-clutch, automated-manual transmissions will be available on International DuraStar medium-duty trucks in late 2015.
Tags: Dual-Clutch, International, Navistar, International DuraStar, Automated Manual Transmissions
July 27, 2015 - Industry News
UPDATED: An issue unrelated to transportation may keep the House from taking up the Senate's six-year highway bill. The clock is ticking as funds run out midnight Friday and the House is leaving for August recess.
Tags: Legislation, Highway Funding, U.S. Congress
Truckload giant Swift Transportation increased its second quarter profit by more than 20% from a year ago despite an overall downturn in revenue.
Tags: Economy, Swift Transportation, Fleet Earnings, Truckload
The California Construction Trucking Association has been renamed the Western States Trucking Association in a move to better represent its more diverse membership.
Tags: Associations, California Construction Trucking Association, California, Western States Trucking Association
The number of used Class 8 trucks sold rose by 6% to 2,643 units in June, according to a report from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales
Freight volumes are projected to grow nearly 29% over the next 11 years, according to a report released by American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, Forecast, Intermodal, Freight
TruckPro has completed the purchase of Power Train Service, a provider of heavy-duty aftermarket truck parts, fleet maintenance, remanufacturing, and mobile repair services.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Mergers & Acquisitions, TruckPro, Parts and Service, Remanufacturing
Truck component manufacturer Accuride achieved record profitability in the second quarter of the year and a big improvement from the first quarter.
Tags: Economy, Accuride, Earnings, Wheels
New orders and shipments for manufactured durable goods rebounded in June following two straight monthly drops, while business investment also turned around, according to the Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing
July 26, 2015 - Industry News
As of late Sunday evening, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had managed to steer the multi-year highway bill introduced last week beyond some legislative potholes that had threatened to slow the process of getting the measure to the House for consideration.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund
July 24, 2015 - Industry News
U.S. Gain has opened two compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in Indianapolis and Des Moines, Iowa, announced the CNG division of U.S. Venture.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems signed an agreement to purchase a 60-acre site in Avon, Ohio, to build its new headquarters. It says it's outgrowing its current facility.
Tags: Headquarters, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
Sales of newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. dropped 6.8% in June from the previous month but are still up 18% over last year.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Home Sales
The asset-light freight transportation and logistics provider Universal Truckload Services reported second quarter net income of $13.3 million, down just slightly from $13.6 million a year earlier.
Tags: Economy, Universal Truckload, Fleet Earnings
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Oak Harbor Freight Lines $20,000 for retaliating against truck drivers who refuse to drive when sick or fatigued.
Tags: OSHA, Driving Safety, Fatigue, Fines
July 23, 2015 - Industry News
Are drivers who handle the drayage of intermodal containers into and out of the nation's ports employees or independent contractors? The controversy was visible this week at ports on both coasts.
Tags: Ports, Teamsters, Independent Contractors, Drayage
Earnings season continued on Thursday, with results reported by the world’s largest truck manufacturer along with results from one component supplier and a major owner-operator trucking company.
Tags: Economy, Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Dana Holding Corp., Earnings, Dana, Landstar System, Fleet Earnings
Drivers should expect delays and a detour on westbound Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Tags: Minnesota Department of Transportation, Detours, Road Closure
July 23, 2015 - Press Release
Kelley Platt, president of Western Star Trucks, has been assigned the additional responsibility to serve as Daimler Trucks North America's chief diversity officer.
Tags: People, Daimler Trucks North America
July 23, 2015 - Product News
Mack Trucks has activated its GuardDog Connect integrated telematics solution in more than 25,000 models since the product launched in 2014.
Tags: Telematics, Mack Trucks, Diagnostics
A measure of where the American economy is headed in the next three to six months increased again, according to figures released on Thursday.
Tags: Economy, The Conference Board, Leading Economic Indicators
Kenworth's assembly plant in Renton, Wash., recently earned a 2015 Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling Award from the King County (Wash.) Solid Waste Division for exceptional efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Tags: Recycling, Kenworth, Top Workplace, Awards, Assembly Plant
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