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October 30, 2013 - Industry News

Saia Third Quarter Profit Jumps 34%

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Multi-regional, less-than-truckload carrier Saia has reported third-quarter revenue of $293 million, an increase of 5.4% from the same time in 2012.

Tags: financials, Saia

October 30, 2013 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Prices Remain Fairly Stable

At least there is one thing that’s not a worry when it comes to the American economy…inflation. The U.S. Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index increased only 0.2% in September from the month before.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices

October 30, 2013 - Industry News

Teamsters Reject Strike Authorization at ABF

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In a vote of 70% to 30%, a majority of Teamsters Union membership covered by the Central Region Local Cartage Supplement has chosen not to authorize a strike at less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight.

Tags: Drivers, Teamsters, ABF

October 30, 2013 - Industry News

Investment Brings Mack Axle Production to Hagerstown Plant

Mack Trucks announced that as part of a $30 million investment, the Hagerstown, Md. plant that produces all Mack engines and transmissions will begin assembling all Mack heavy-duty drive axles and machining all Mack carrier housings.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Expansion, Manufacturing

October 30, 2013 - Industry News

XRS Adds Two Leadership Positions, Names Christian Schenk SVP Business Develop & Strategy

XRS Corp. has named industry veteran Jon Van Winkle vice president, product management, and experienced software engineer Arvind Sharma vice president of engineering. The company has also appointed XRS executive Christian Schenk to a new leadership role as senior vice president, business development and strategy.

Tags: Leadership, SaaS, XRS

October 30, 2013 - Industry News

Expanded Educational Sessions at IANA, NITL

The Intermodal Association of North America and The National Industrial Transportation League have announced ten educational sessions that will take place on the tradeshow floor during the Intermodal Expo and TransComp Exhibition, taking place Nov. 17-19 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

Tags: Intermodal, Events, IANA, NITL, Multimodal

October 30, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Opens in Mt. Vernon, Ill.

Pilot Flying J announced the expansion of its brand, offering Flying J diesel fuel in Mt. Vernon, Ill.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Expansion

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

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