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April 30, 2013 - Industry News

Rihm Kenworth Pulls 2-in-a-Row Medium-Duty Dealer Award

Kari Rihm (center), president and CEO of Rihm Kenworth accepts the award from Gary Moore (left), Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president and Preston Feight, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing.

Rihm Kenworth of Minnesota earns Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of the Year award for the second year in a row.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, Rihm Kenworth

April 30, 2013 - Industry News

Navistar Now Shipping MaxxForce 13 Engines With SCR

Navistar now shipping customer trucks with MaxxForce 13 SCR engines.

April 29, 2013 - Industry News

Obama Taps Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx for Top DOT Post

President Obama nominated Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx (left) to be the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Foxx will replace outgoing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (right). Photo courtesy of the U.S. DOT's Fast Lane blog.

President Obama nominated Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., to replace Ray LaHood as Secretary of Transportation. Foxx does not have a background in transportation – he was a practicing attorney before going into politics – but as mayor he has been instrumental in a number of important transportation projects.

Tags: DOT, Secretary of Transportation

April 29, 2013 - Industry News

Saia Reports Increased Revenues

Saia Inc. reported improved first quarter 2013, which include revenues which total $274 million, an increase of 1.9%.

Tags: financials, Saia

April 29, 2013 - Industry News

Celadon Reports Decreased Revenues for Fiscal Third Quarter

Celadon Group Inc. reported its financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2013, the third fiscal quarter of the company's fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. Revenue for the quarter decreased 2.4% to $149.6 million in the 2013 quarter from $153.3 million in the 2012 quarter. Freight revenue decreased 1.9% to $118.7 million in the 2013 quarter from $121 million in the 2012 quarter.

Tags: Celadon, financials

April 29, 2013 - Industry News

Stoughton Trailers Announces Dean Lindquist at Sales Network Director

Stoughton Trailers recently announced that H. Dean Lindquist has been appointed to the position of Sales Network Director. Lindquist is a 30-year veteran of the transportation industry. Linquist’s most recent position was with Sterling/Western Star Trucks where he was Southeast Regional General Manager.

Tags: Leadership, Stoughton

April 29, 2013 - Industry News

Daimler Launches Production of DT12 Automated Manual Transmission

Daimler Trucks officials (from left) Ehrhard Thiel, manager for Gaggenau Powertrain Production; Frank Reintjes, head of Global Powertrain, Procurement and Manufacturing Engineering; and Matthias Jurytko, Gaggenau plant manager, with the new DT12 transmission where it is being assembled in Gaggenau, Germany. (Photo by Evan Lockridge)

GAGGENAU, GERMANY -- Managers at Daimler's Gaggenau, Germany, powertrain facility Monday proudly showed off how they are building the new Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission, which will be assembled here until it moves to Detroit brand headquarters in Redford, Mich., in 2015.

Tags: Daimler Trucks, Transmissions

April 29, 2013 - Industry News

Obama to Nominate Charlotte Mayor Foxx to DOT

President Obama nominated Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx to be Secretary of Transportation.

President Obama will nominate Charlotte, N.C., mayor Anthony Foxx to be Secretary of Transportation, news sources are reporting. Foxx would replace Ray LaHood, who has said he would serve until a successor is confirmed.

Tags: DOT, Secretary of Transportation

April 29, 2013 - Industry News

Affidavit Released in Pilot Flying J Investigation

Federal officials recently released the contents of an affidavit, which helped them secure authorization for the raid of the Pilot Flying J headquarters is Knoxville, Tenn. on April 15.

Tags: Pilot Flying J

April 29, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Eliminates Redundant CDL Reporting Requirements

FMCSA eliminates manual violation reporting requirement for CDL holders.

April 29, 2013 - Industry News

New Hampshire Ready to Up I-93 Speed Limit to 70 mph

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan is ready to sign a 70 mph speed limit into law.

April 29, 2013 - Industry News

Yokohama to Build Commercial Tire Plant in Mississippi

Yokohama announces plans to built a 500 acre, $300 million commercial tire plant in West Point, Miss.

Tags: Yokohama Rubber Co.

April 29, 2013 - Industry News

Southbound I-35E in Minneapolis Closes May 3 for 30 Days

Delays can be expected on the south side of Minneapolis as construction hobbles Interstates 35E and 35W at the I-494.

Tags: City of Minneapolis, I-35W, I-35E

April 29, 2013 - Industry News

Kentucky Welcome Center Temporarily Closed

The welcome center on I-24 in Christian County to close for roadway repairs.

April 29, 2013 - Industry News

Hit-and-Run Driver Declared Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

FMCSA declares driver who stuck and killed a gir getting off a school bus to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him off the road.

Tags: FMCSA, Out of Service, Imminent Hazard

April 29, 2013 - Industry News

UPS, Teamsters Reach Tentative Deal

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and United Parcel Service have reached tentative agreements on new five-year national contracts for package and freight workers.

Tags: UPS, Teamsters

April 29, 2013 - Industry News

Tony the Truckstop Tiger has to Go

Tony the resident tiger at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, La. -- photo courtesy of Tiger Truck Stop.

Tony, a 550-lb, 12-year-old Bengal-Siberian tiger that lives in a 40 by 80 foot pen at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, La. may soon need a new home.

Tags: Truckstops, Louisiana

April 29, 2013 - Industry News

TA Opens Two Petro:Lube Truck Service Centers in Indiana, Kansas

TravelCenters of America opens two newly built truck service facilities with 10 always open service bays.

Tags: Petro, TravelCenters of America LLC, Petro:Lube, Truckstops

April 28, 2013 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride Welcomes Blaine Brothers

HDA Truck Pride strengthens its footprint with the addition of Blaine Brothers.

April 26, 2013 - Industry News

Rush Sees Decline in Q1 Income

Rush's first quarter parts, service and body shop revenues reached a new record quarterly high of $231.5 million.

Rush Enterprises' first-quarter income was down from a year ago on lower truck sales, despite achieving record parts, service and body shop revenues. Net income dropped from $15.9 million, or 40 cents per share, last year, to $13.5 million, or 34 cent per share.

Tags: Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, Dealers

April 26, 2013 - Industry News

Petro Stopping Center Open in Wells, Nevada

TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers, has acquired and rebranded a travel center in Wells, Nev.

Tags: Truckstops, Petro, Nevada

April 26, 2013 - Industry News

ACT Research: Used Truck Volumes Up Second Consecutive Month

The used truck market enjoyed a second consecutive month of improved volumes in March as the auction market roared back to life in March, growing 126% giving the overall market a 4% boost month over month.

Tags: Auction, ACT Research, Used Truck, Dealers

April 26, 2013 - Industry News

DOT to Host Webinar on Truck Navigation Systems

Many bridge strikes have been caused by commercial drivers using passenger-car GPS units instead of truck-specific ones like this one.

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Trucking Industry Mobility & Technology Coalition will sponsor a free webinar on the benefits and consequences of GPS navigation systems used by commercial drivers.

Tags: GPS, US DOT, TIMTC, Training, Navigation

April 26, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Shuts Down Kansas Chameleon Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has closed down four motor carriers based in Olathe, Kan., accused of being reincarnated “chameleons” for an unsafe truck company previously shut down by the agency.

Tags: FMCSA

April 25, 2013 - Industry News

Vermont Fuel Taxes Heading Higher

Lawmakers in Vermont have given final approval to legislation increasing the state diesel and gasoline taxes, although it's less than originally proposed.

Tags: Vermont, Diesel Tax, Gasoline Tax

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