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October 30, 2013 - Industry News

SOLD14 to be Held Prior to HDAW

SOLD, which stands for Service Opportunities and Learning Day, will once again be held for aftermarket service providers the day before Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in January.

Tags: Events, HDAW

October 29, 2013 - Industry News

Congressional Freight Panel: We Need Robust Infrastructure Funding

Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, talks to the press about the results of the bipartisan panel's study of freight transport.

A congressional panel is recommending a comprehensive, multimodal approach to freight transportation with robust, sustainable funding from public and private sources. The bipartisan Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation unanimously backs more spending on freight infrastructure – but does not take a position on where the money should come from.

Tags: Infrastructure, Government, Infrastructure Funding, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Bill Shuster

October 29, 2013 - Industry News

M&M Cartage Announces Initiative to Become Leader in Green Transportation

M&M Cartage has announced a new initiative to become a national leader in green transportation. The Kentucky-based company plans to invest $7.5 million in building materials and capital equipment, allowing for the construction of a new headquarters with green efficiencies to go along with the addition of new trucks powered by compressed natural gas.

Tags: Green, Green Fleets, Natural Gas Vehicles, M&M Cartage

October 29, 2013 - Industry News

Ford Reaches Settlement over Navistar Engines

Ford has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over claims that it sold defective diesel engines in its 2003-07 Super Duty pickups and E-series vans, according to Automotive News

Tags: Navistar, Ford, Engines, Litigation

October 29, 2013 - Industry News

Toll Operators Increase Lobbying Efforts

Operators of toll roads, bridges and tunnels aren’t likely to change any minds in trucking when it comes to opponents of having more routes with fees, but they hope to sway some members on Capitol Hill as talk of what to do about highway funding is increasing.

Tags: Tolls, Highway Funding, U.S. Congress

October 29, 2013 - Industry News

Canada’s eManifest System Delayed Once More

The Canada Border Services Agency says eManifest requirements for highway and rail carriers will not be mandatory in fall 2013, due to delays associated with regulatory processes.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, eManifest

October 29, 2013 - Industry News

Republic Deploys New Fleet Of Natural Gas-Powered Trucks

Republic Services Inc. announced the deployment of 67 compressed natural gas solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers throughout southern New Jersey and in Philadelphia. The new CNG fleet will replace older diesel powered trucks, and represents a significant local investment in cleaner, safer and more efficient vehicles.

Tags: Republic Services, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations

October 29, 2013 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Sales, Consumer Confidence and Producer Prices Decline

Retail Sales with six-month moving average. Credit: Sterne, Agee & Leach

Retail sales moved 0.1% lower in September from August but were 3.2% higher from the same time in 2012, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Consumer Confidence, Used Vehicle Values

October 29, 2013 - Industry News

Navistar Completes Full Transition to SCR Engine Technology

Navistar has announced its International LoneStar on-highway tractor with Cummins ISX15 engine and selective catalytic reduction emissions technology is now available for order, marking Navistar’s full transition of its heavy-duty product line from exhaust gas recirculation to SCR.

Tags: Navistar, SCR, Engines

October 28, 2013 - Industry News

Average Cost of Diesel Lowest Since Mid-July

Figures released late Monday afternoon by the U.S. Energy Department show the cost of diesel is down 1.6 cents over the past week for a national average of $3.87 per gallon.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Oil Prices

October 28, 2013 - Industry News

Wingfoot Tire Network Being Rebranded as Goodyear

Starting this month, Goodyear will begin the process of rebranding its Wingfoot locations as Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers.

Tags: Goodyear, Tires, Wingfoot, Wingfoot Truck Care Center

October 28, 2013 - Industry News

Celadon Profit Drops Despite Additional Revenue

Long-haul truckload service provider, Celadon Group reports revenue for the third quarter of this year increased 14.2% to $175.1 million from $153.3 million during the same time in 2012 while net income decreased 20.5% to $6.6 million from $8.3 million during the same time

Tags: Celadon, Earnings

October 28, 2013 - Industry News

Roehl Transport Purchases Brock Cold Storage and Trucking

The Wisconsin-based Roehl will operate the cold storage business as Roehl Cold Storage, and the trucking operation will become a part of Roehl Transport.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Roehl Transport

October 28, 2013 - Industry News

ATA Slams Drug Use Report

The American Trucking Associations is calling on U.S. media outlets to “stop their inaccurate and sensationalized reporting” on a review of 36 studies claiming that a number of commercial truck drivers use drugs or alcohol while behind the wheel.

Tags: Drivers, ATA, Drug Testing, Alcohol

October 28, 2013 - Industry News

Echo Global Logistics, Universal Truckload and Pacer International Report Mixed Results

Echo Global Logistics has reported record total revenue of $234.8 million for the third quarter of the year, up 21.8% from a year ago while net income increased 15% to $4.4 million.

Tags: Earnings, Universal Truckload, Pacer International, Echo Global Logistics

October 28, 2013 - Industry News

UPS Third Quarter Profit Doubles

New third quarter financials from UPS show it doubled its profit in the third quarter of the year, coming in at $1.1 billion, compared with $469 million a year earlier.

October 28, 2013 - Industry News

Trillium to Build Another CNG Station in Tampa

Trillium CNG, a business unit of Integrys Energy Group Inc., has signed a lease with The Radiant Group LLC to build a compressed natural gas station at Radiant' s GasKwick, 2605 N. 50th St., Tampa, Fla.

Tags: Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations

October 28, 2013 - Industry News

September Trailer Orders Above 240k Rate Seasonally Adjusted

September was the second straight month where trailer industry net orders were above the 240k rate on a seasonally adjusted basis. Despite that strength, industry backlogs continue to be thin.

Tags: ACT Research, Trailers

October 28, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Grants Rest-Break Exemption to Defense Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted a rest-break exemption from the hours-of-service rules to carriers serving the Department of Defense.

Tags: FMCSA, Department of Defense, HOS

October 28, 2013 - Industry News

Tax Reform Effort Could Include Infrastructure Funding

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Two congressional leaders who have been working on tax reform for the past couple of years are getting closer to drafting proposals that could include renewed commitment to highway funding.

Tags: Infrastructure Funding, Highways, Legislation, Taxes, Government

October 28, 2013 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Industrial Production, Durable Goods Shipments and Orders Rise

Industrial production in the United States increased in September, posting its biggest gain in seven months. This follows a report Friday showing shipments of manufactured durable goods hit their highest level on record going back to 1992 -- but consumer confidence took a nosedive.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Industrial Production, Durable Goods, Consumer Sentiment

October 28, 2013 - Industry News

P.A.M. Transportation Income Nearly Triples in Third Quarter

Dry van truckload operation, P.A.M. Transportation Service has reported net income of $2.4 million for the third quarter of the year and net income of $4.6 million the first nine-months of the year

Tags: Earnings

October 28, 2013 - Industry News

Navistar Recalling More Than 16,000 2008-2013 Model Trucks

Navistar is recalling 16.107 model year 2008-2013 International LoneStar, ProStar, and TranStar trucks manufactured Feb. 20, 2008, through July 29 of this year, that are and equipped with an electronic fifth wheel jaw release system.

Tags: Navistar, Recalls

October 27, 2013 - Industry News

Love’s Travel Stop Opens in Nickajack Lake, Tenn.

Love’s Travel Stops recently opened a new travel stop in Nickajack Lake, Tenn., on I-24, Exit 158. The Nickajack Lake Love’s includes 94 truck parking spaces, Subway and McDonald’s restaurants and a Love’s Truck Tire Care center. The location is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Tags: Love's Travel Stops

October 27, 2013 - Industry News

Full-Service Truck Repair and Maintenance Comes to Inland Truck Parts in Tulsa

Inland has expanded its presence in the Tulsa area. After years of serving the truck parts needs of the local community at 5454 South 108th East Avenue, Inland has acquired a second location to provide full-service truck repair and maintenance.

Tags: Aftermarket, Managing the Shop

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