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February 6, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Emergency Declarations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended state and regional emergency declarations it issued earlier for certain deliveries of propane and other home heating fuels.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Hours of Service, Propane Transport

February 6, 2014 - Industry News

TCA and CarriersEdge Announce Best Fleets to Drive For Top 20 Winners

The results are in, and the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge of Markham, Ontario, announced that they have selected 20 trucking companies from across North America as the 2014 Best Fleets to Drive For.

Tags: TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, CarriersEdge

February 6, 2014 - Industry News

Study: More Fuel Efficient Trucks Benefit American Households

Photo: Evan Lockridge

A group representing more than 260 non-profit consumer organizations across the country is making a case in favor of continuing to increase the fuel efficiency of medium and heavy-duty trucks.

Tags: Regulations, Fuel Economy Standards, GHG, EPA, Fuel Economy

February 6, 2014 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson to Focus Less on Truckload

Third party logistics provider and freight brokerage operation C. H. Robinson Worldwide says it plans to change its focus following its release of fourth quarter earnings.

Tags: 3PL, Intermodal, Earnings, C.H. Robinson

February 6, 2014 - Industry News

Forward Air Completes Purchase of Central States

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Forward Air announced Thursday that it has compelted its planned acquisition of all of the stock of Central States Trucking and Central States Logistics from Central States Inc. following news that it was making the purchase last month for $95.6 million.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Forward Air

February 6, 2014 - Industry News

P.A.M. Transportation Turns Quarterly Profit, More Than Doubles Annual Earnings

Truckload carrier P.A.M. Transportation Services has reported fourth quarter 2013 net income of $1.29 million or earnings per share of 15 cents and 2013 net income of $5.91 million or earnings per share of 68 cents.

Tags: Earnings, P.A.M. Transportation

February 6, 2014 - Industry News

ODFL Profit Jumps Nearly 20%

Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line has released numbers showing revenue for the fourth quarter of 2013 increased 11% to $592.5 million from $533.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2012.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Earnings

February 6, 2014 - Industry News

Con-way Fourth Quarter Income Flat

Trucking and logistics provider Con-way has reported 2013 fourth-quarter net income of $11.7 million or 20 cents per share, compared to a year ago performance of $11.8 million or 21 cents per share.

Tags: Earnings, Con-Way

February 6, 2014 - Industry News

Chevy Unveils City Express Van, Expands Silverado HD Bi-Fuel Offerings

Chevy City Express will compete against Nissan’s NV200, on which the new small Chevy van is based, and against Ford’s Transit Connect.

CNG-gasoline capability will be available in all cab and pickup bed sizes in 2500 and 3500 HD series, while compact van offers economy and cargo-carrying capability, GM says.

Tags: Bi-Fuel, General Motors, GMC, Compact Vans, Chevrolet, Pickup Trucks, CNG, Chevrolet City Express, Chevrolet Silverado

February 5, 2014 - Industry News

Former Prime Executive Found Dead

UPDATED -- A longtime executive with Missouri-based fleet Prime died on Tuesday, according to the website of the Springfield News-Leader.

Tags: People, Prime Inc.

February 5, 2014 - Industry News

ECommerce Finance Exec Bob Bearden Named uShip CFO

Online freight marketplace uShip announced Internet travel marketplace, ecommerce and retail finance veteran Bob Bearden has joined the company as chief financial officer.

Tags: Leadership, uShip, People

February 5, 2014 - Industry News

LNG Providers Make Cutbacks, Slowing Development of Fueling Stations

Two major players who are developing their own networks of natural gas fueling stations have cut back on expansion efforts.

Tags: Natural Gas, Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, Engines, Blu, LNG, Liquefied Natural Gas, Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels

February 5, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Says Separate Study Confirms CSA Effectiveness, ATA Balks

UPDATED -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration claims a new study confirms its Compliance, Safety, Accountability enforcement program is more effective at identifying commercial bus and truck companies of all sizes for targeted enforcement than the system it replaced.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, ATA, Research, CSA, GAO, SMS

February 5, 2014 - Industry News

FET Exemption for Glider-Kitted Trucks Might End, IRS Indicates

Exemption from the 12% FET is a major benefit of buying gliders instead of new trucks, but new IRS thinking would take away that break.

Tags: taxes, Equipment, Federal Excise Tax, Glider Kits, NTEA, NTDA, IRS, Dealers

February 5, 2014 - Industry News

NLRB Offers Up Union Election Rules Again

Expect the fireworks to resume as the National Labor Relations Board once again is proposing new regulations to speed up the pace of union elections, identical to changes first proposed in 2011.

Tags: NLRB, Labor Unions, Regulations, Drivers

February 5, 2014 - Industry News

January HD Preliminary Orders Up Y/Y

January NA Classes 5-7 net orders are expected at 17,000 units and Class 8 net orders are expected at 34,700 units, when actual data are released mid-month, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, Heavy-Duty Trucks, FTR

February 5, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Private Jobs Grow in January, Non-Manufacturing Activity Up

Private sector employment increased by 175,000 jobs from December to January, according to new report released Wednesday from the payroll service provider ADP.

Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing, Employment

February 5, 2014 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Rates Hold Steady

Recurring storms and strong month-end demand for capacity helped keep rates elevated on the spot truckload market during the week ending Feb. 1 compared to the previous seven days, according to a composite of the DAT network of load boards.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

February 5, 2014 - Industry News

Heartland Profit Gains Following Gordon Trucking Purchase

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Trucking company Heartland Express posted double digit gains in profits for the final quarter of last year and for all of 2013, following its purchase of rival Gordon Trucking in November.

Tags: Earnings, Heartland Express, Gordon Trucking

February 5, 2014 - Industry News

USA Truck And Knight Reach Settlement over Proposed Purchase

Truckload companies USA Truck and Knight Transportation have reached a settlement dismissing all claims between the two in connection with litigation arising from Knight’s previously announced proposal to acquire Arkansas-based USA Truck in a $242 million bid.

Tags: USA Truck, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Knight Transportation

February 5, 2014 - Industry News

Manufacturer Brand Or Value Brand: What Are Fleets Using?

Private brand parts, like these from Alliance, are more likely to be used in older trucks, according to the survey.

The more complex, expensive and harder to replace the component is, the more likely fleets are to purchase the manufacturer’s brand, according to a recent study by MacKay & Co.

Tags: Parts, Aftermarket, HDAD, HDAW, MacKay and Co., Alliance Truck Parts, HDAW 2014, Aftermarket Parts

February 4, 2014 - Industry News

C.R. England Opens IdleAir Facility at Laredo, Texas, Terminal

C.R. England has opened a new IdleAir facility at its terminal at 8422 Amparan Road in Laredo, Texas. The 24-space IdleAir facility provides C.R. England drivers with in-cab services that provide heating and air conditioning, Internet connectivity, television, and 110-volt electrical, completely eliminating the need for idling.

Tags: C.R. England, Idle Reduction, IdleAir, Anti-Idling

February 4, 2014 - Industry News

MATS 2014 Concert Line-Up Announced

For the sixth consecutive year, the Mid-America Trucking Show has announced that the team behind Mobil Delvac heavy-duty diesel engine oil will present a free concert on Friday, March 28 for all MATS 2014 attendees.

Tags: Engine Oil, Events, Mid-America Trucking Show

February 4, 2014 - Industry News

Schneider Increases Owner-Operator Compensation Rate

Schneider announced it is raising owner-operator pay rates in its bulk division. The contractual compensation increase is effective March 3; most owner-operators will earn an additional 10 1/2 cents per mile, both loaded and unloaded.

Tags: Schneider, Driver Pay, Bulk Tank

February 4, 2014 - Industry News

New Rail Service to Challenge Truck Reefer Services

One logistics provider, with the help of a railroad, is gearing up to take what may arguably their best shot at trucking’s dominance when it comes to hauling refrigerated freight.

Tags: Refrigerated Truck, Intermodal, Reefers, Railroads, Trailers

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