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January 30, 2014 - Industry News

UPS 2013 Profit Leaps to $4.4 Billion

Trucking, parcel and logistics giant UPS increased profit in the final quarter of the year and for all of 2013.

Tags: UPS, Earnings, UPS Freight

January 30, 2014 - Industry News

Goodyear Truck Tires Available at Love’s Truck Tire Care Centers

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Fleets and owner-operators now have even more direct access to Goodyear truck tires with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s agreement with Love’s Travel Stops.

Tags: Goodyear, Love's Travel Stops

January 30, 2014 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Moves from Loss to Profit in 2013

The parent company to less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System and ground expedite fleet Panther Expedited Services reported a profit in the final quarter of 2013 after reporting a loss a year earlier.

Tags: Earnings, Arkansas Best, Panther, ABF

January 30, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Adds 350 Jobs At Kentucky Truck Plant

Ford Motor Co. will add 350 new jobs and invest $80 million in its Kentucky Truck Plant to meet growing demand for Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks.

Tags: Ford, Expansion, Ford Super Duty

January 30, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: GDP Advances at Annual Rate of 3.2% for Quarter

The U.S. economy expanded at a healthy pace in the final quarter of last year amid a big jump in consumer spending, according to new Commerce Department figures.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Spending

January 30, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Travel Stop Now Open in Springville, Utah

Love’s Travel Stops has opened a new travel stop in Springville, Utah, on I-15, at Exit 260. This is Love's third travel stop in the state of Utah and its second of an anticipated 30 travel stops this year.

Tags: Utah, Love's Travel Stops, Expansion

January 29, 2014 - Industry News

Enforcement Community Spells Out What it Wants in Highway Bill

Police and roadside inspectors are calling for changes in how the Department of Transportation administers the truck safety program. At a hearing Tuesday before the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, Thomas Fuller, a sergeant in the New York State Police, outlined what the enforcement community wants in the next highway bill.

Tags: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, FMCSA, Congress, CSA, DataQ

January 29, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Federal Reserve Stays the Course in Final Bernanke Meeting

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

In one of his final moves as Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke on Wednesday announced the central bank would continue trimming its monthly purchases of mortgage and Treasury securities that it recently started.

Tags: Economy, Federal Reserve, People

January 29, 2014 - Industry News

TMD Promotes Tony Croy to Managing Director, NAFTA

TMD promoted Tony Croy to managing director, NAFTA. In this position he is responsible for TMD’s business units in Canada, Mexico and the United States, including all commercial, engineering and manufacturing operations serving TMD’s OE and replacement part friction business.

Tags: Leadership, People

January 29, 2014 - Industry News

New Organization of Aftermarket Leaders Formed

A new group of heavy-duty trucking aftermarket leaders have formed a new organization, GenNext, to educate, mentor and recruit the next generation of aftermarket leaders.

Tags: Leadership, Aftermarket, People, GenNext

January 29, 2014 - Industry News

Hub Group Quarterly Income Drops, Increases in 2013

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Hub Group has announced financial results showing income of $16.5 million for the fourth quarter of last year or earnings per share of 45 cents...

Tags: Earnings, Hub Group

January 29, 2014 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload Driver Reaches 4 Million Miles

Con-way Truckload is recognizing Jon Smith, an independent contractor, for surpassing 4 million miles of professional driving for the company. Similar to small business owners, independent contractors own or lease their trucking equipment and work as their own bosses.

Tags: driver safety, People, Con-way Truckload

January 29, 2014 - Industry News

Meritor Goes from Quarterly Loss to Profit

Truck component maker Meritor recorded a profit for the final quarter of last year, compared to a loss the same time a year ago, according to a newly released earnings report.

Tags: OEM, Meritor, Aftermarket, Earnings

January 29, 2014 - Industry News

Spot Truck Freight Volume and Rates Drop

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After a strong start to the month, freight activity and rates on the spot truckload market tapered off during the week ending Jan. 25 compared to the previous seven days.

Tags: Freight, Owner-Operators, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

January 29, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Trucks Moving More NAFTA Trade

Percent Change in Value of U.S.-NAFTA Freight Flows by Mode, November 2013 Compared to November 2012. Credit: U.S. DOT

Three of the five transportation modes - truck, rail and pipeline - carried more U.S.-NAFTA trade in November 2013 than they did a year earlier, according to new figures from the U.S. Transportation Department.

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

January 29, 2014 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Profit Jumps in Fourth Quarter and 2013

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Truckload carrier and logistics provider Knight Transportation announced Wednesday its fourth quarter 2013 profit increased 12.7% to $20.1 million or 25 cents per share, from $17.7 million or 22 cents per share a year earlier.

Tags: Earnings, Knight Transportation

January 29, 2014 - Industry News

Obama Repeats Call for Tax Reform to Fund Highways

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Feb. 12, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

In his State of the Union address Tuesday night President Obama repeated his call to use corporate tax reform to fund a large, one-time infusion of money into infrastructure.

Tags: Barack Obama, Infrastructure Funding, Natural Gas, ATA

January 29, 2014 - Industry News

Former Daimler Truck Head Renschler Leaves Daimler AG

The former head of Daimler Trucks, who was promoted nearly a year ago by parent Daimler AG to oversee production and purchasing of Mercedes Benz cars and vans, has abruptly left the company.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Daimler Trucks North America, People

January 29, 2014 - Industry News

Meritor Continues On Its Journey To Provide Training

Meritor has long positioned itself as a provider of information and training, but has gone one step further developing two Nissan high-roof NV3500 trucks that will deliver onsite product and systems education to fleets, warehouse distributors and independent service garages in the United States and Canada.

Tags: Meritor, Aftermarket, Technician Training, Brakes, Maintenance, Training, Technicians, HDAW 2014, HDAW

January 28, 2014 - Industry News

Werner Profit Slips for All of 2013

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Nebraska-based trucking and logistics company Werner Enterprises has reported a decline in net income for the fourth quarter and all of last year.

Tags: Werner Enterprises, Earnings

January 28, 2014 - Industry News

Study: Plenty of Drivers and Enforcement Officers Still Don’t Understand CSA

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The American Transportation Research Institute has released a new white paper showing a majority of the nation’s truck drivers do not have an understanding of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance Safety and Accountability program. CSA was rolled out nationally just over three years ago

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, American Transportation Research Institute, CSA, ATRI, Safety & Compliance, CVSA

January 28, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Durable Goods Shipments and Orders Gain in 2013, Consumer Confidence Increasing

Shipments and new orders for manufactured durable goods in the U.S. ended 2013 on a down note, but each were up for the year, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report released Tuesday.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Durable Goods

January 28, 2014 - Industry News

Con-way Freight’s Tom Syme Reaches 3 Million Consecutive Accident-Free Miles

Con-way Freight announced that Tom Syme surpassed the career milestone of driving 3 million consecutive, accident-free miles. Syme, who started with Con-way as one of its first employees 30 years ago, is the second of Con-way Freight’s 16,000 drivers nationwide to reach this safe-driving achievement.

Tags: driver safety, Con-way Freight

January 28, 2014 - Industry News

Missouri DOT Launches “Freight Plan”

The Missouri Department of Transportation has launched the Missouri Freight Plan, the next step in a process started last year to develop the state's long-range transportation plan.

Tags: Missouri, Highways, Freight, Infrastructure

January 28, 2014 - Industry News

William McNamee Named a TCA Highway Angel

For stopping to help a driver who experienced a tire blowout on the highway, William McNamee of Christopher, Ill., has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association. McNamee, who has driven trucks professionally for 22 years, is a company driver for Carbon Express Inc., of Wharton, N.J.

Tags: TCA Highway Angel, Carbon Express

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