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February 26, 2014 - Industry News

MHC Kenworth – Kansas City Named Kenworth’s 2013 Paccar Engine Dealer of the Year

Kansas City was named Kenworth’s 2013 Paccar Engine Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada during the Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in the Seattle area.

Tags: Kenworth, PACCAR, Awards, Dealer, MHC Kenworth – Kansas City

February 26, 2014 - Industry News

Obama, Camp Offer Highway Funding Solutions

President Obama and Rep. Dave Camp both suggested one-time infusions to the Highway Trust Fund that is expected to run out of money by September.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund, U.S. House

February 26, 2014 - Industry News

January Heavy-Duty Used Truck Average Price Sets Record

The average selling price of total reported used Class 8 trucks set a record in January at just over $44,000, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales

February 26, 2014 - Industry News

Don Lacy Retires After 25 Years at Prime Inc.

Don Lacy

Longtime Director of Safety Don Lacy is retiring on April 1 following a 25-year career at Prime Inc.

Tags: Driver Training, Leadership, People, Prime Inc.

February 26, 2014 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Registrations Increase Last Year, Used Hits Near Record High

Combined new and used Class 3-8 vehicle registrations in the U.S. during 2013 increased to 1.25 million units, a 4.3% increase over 2012, according to newly released analysis from IHS Automotive, formerly known as Polk.

Tags: Vehicle Registration, R.L. Polk, IHS Automotive

February 26, 2014 - Industry News

Echo Global Logistics Purchases Comcar Logistics

Echo Global Logistics has announced its acquisition of Comcar Logistics, a non-asset-based truckload brokerage based in Jacksonville, Florida.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Echo Global Logistics

February 26, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: New Home Sales Best Since July 2008

Following several recent less than encouraging recent economic reports one was issued Wednesday showing things are high stepping in at least one segment.

Tags: Economy, Home Sales

February 26, 2014 - Industry News

Trial Set for Fraud Claims Against Covan World-Wide

Trial has been set for next year involving a household goods mover alleging hundreds of millions in fraud over shipments of military personnel belongings.

Tags: Investigation, Litigation, Fraud

February 26, 2014 - Industry News

Quality Distribution Reports Fourth Quarter and Yearly Losses, Expands into Denver

The parent company to chemical bulk hauler Quality Carriers and intermodal tank container carrier Boasso America reported a loss in the final quarter of 2013 following a profit a year earlier.

Tags: Earnings, Quality Distribution

February 26, 2014 - Industry News

Congressional Bill Extends HOS Exemptions for Propane Haulers

U.S. Representatives Tom Petri, R-Wis., Chairman of the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee, and Bill Shuster, R-Penn., Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced legislation on Tuesday to help expedite propane deliveries during the cold weather season.

Tags: Drivers, Legislation, Regulations, Congress, Hours of Service, Propane Transport

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

Solid Quotes Lead to Healthy January Trailer Orders

Net orders for trailers in January increased a robust 28% year-over-year. This information was included in the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

ATA Chairman Phil Byrd Featured Speaker for TMC’s 2014 Annual Meeting

Phil Byrd, chairman of American Trucking Associations and president and CEO of Bulldog Hiway Express, will be the featured speaker for ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2014 Annual Meeting, to be held March 10-13 in Nashville, Tenn.

Tags: ATA, TMC, ATRI, TCA

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

Bestpass Expands Network to Include California Bay Area Facilities

The electronic toll collection system Bestpass has announced it has expanded its service footprint to include the seven facilities managed under the Bay Area Toll Authority in California.

Tags: Tolls, Bestpass

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Confidence Slips

A measure of how consumers feel about the economy fell this month after increasing in January, according to the data from the private research group The Conference Board.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Winter

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

Wabash National Corporation Announces New Management Assignments

Wabash National Corp. announced two management changes to support the company's ongoing strategic growth.

Tags: Leadership, Wabash, People

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

ACT Research Offers Online Natural Gas Calculators

ACT Research Co. has released online fuel payback calculators that can help companies make the best fuel choices for their applications. The calculators, which are available at no charge at ACT’s website, allow fleets to easily calculate the diesel gallon equivalent of CNG or LNG at the pump as the commodity cost of natural gas changes.

Tags: ACT Research, CNG, LNG, Fuel Economy, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Heading Back to Court Over Remaining Trucking Lawsuits

Photo: Evan Lockridge

A little more than half a dozen lawsuits alleging fuel rebate fraud still pending against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J may be consolidated as soon as next month.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Litigation, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil, Fraud

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

Used-Truck Dealership in California Part of New Penske Strategy

Penske Used Trucks has opened a commercial truck dealership in Torrance, Calif., where it will sell used light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, trailers and related equipment, marking a new strategy for Penske.

Tags: Penske, Expansion, Penske Used Trucks

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

Kenworth Names Truck Enterprises Hagerstown 2013 Parts and Service Dealer of the Year

Truck Enterprises Hagerstown in Maryland was named Kenworth&#39;s 2013 Parts and Service Dealer of the Year for the U.S. and Canada at the recent Kenworth Dealer Meeting. From left are Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president; John Harter, president of Truck Enterprises Inc.; and David Danforth, Paccar Parts general manager.<br />

Truck Enterprises Hagerstown in Maryland was named Kenworth’s 2013 Parts and Service Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada during the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in the Seattle area.

Tags: Kenworth, Aftermarket Parts, Aftermarket, Dealers

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

Report: PHH in Talks to Sell Fleet Business

Photo courtesy of PHH.

PHH Corp. has entered talks to possibly sell its fleet management unit to Element Financial Corp., a financial and fleet management company that has partnered with GE Capital Fleet Services in Canada, reports The Deal Pipeline.

Tags: PHH, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleet Management, PHH Arval

February 24, 2014 - Industry News

Roadrunner Transportation Makes Another Purchase

Asset-light trucking and logistics services providers Roadrunner Transportation System has announced it has acquired Rich Logistics, a provider of truckload and expedited services based in Little Rock, Ark.

Tags: Roadrunner Transportation, Mergers & Acquisitions

February 24, 2014 - Industry News

XPO Logistics Loss Doubles, Company Focusing on Long-Term Growth

The Connecticut-based operation reported total revenue skyrocketed to $702.3 million in 2013 from $278.6 million in 2012, but it losses jumped to $48.5 million from $20.3 million during the same time

Tags: Earnings, XPO Logistics

February 24, 2014 - Industry News

Average Diesel Cost Jumps for Fifth Straight Week on Higher Crude Prices

Diesel has increased for the fifth straight week, according to the U.S. Energy Department, adding 2.8 cents from a week ago, for a national average of $4.017 per gallon.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

February 24, 2014 - Industry News

Pre-inspection Program Begins at Peace Bridge for U.S. Bound Freight

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The U.S. and Canada have officially launched the second phase of the truck cargo pre-inspection pilot program at the Peace Bridge crossing between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, N.Y. in what might eventually lead to land pre-clearance for trucks at many other border crossings.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Inspections, Department of Homeland Security, Peace Bridge

February 24, 2014 - Industry News

Lane Kidd Leaving Arkansas Trucking Association

Lane Kidd

Lane Kidd and the Arkansas Trucking Association are going separate ways. Kidd, 60, served as president of the association for 22 years. He said he is leaving to focus on The Kidd Group, a public affairs and investment group he founded last year. He also will continue to manage the Trucking Alliance.

Tags: Arkansas, Trucking Associations, People

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