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February 15, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Freight Index Shows Unusual Strength in January

This is the first time DAT's Spot Freight Index has shown an increase in freight availability from December to January.

Reaching the highest-ever volume for the month of January, the DAT North American Freight Index increased 42% last month compared to January 2012. Freight volume was unusually robust for the season, exceeding December levels by 24%

Tags: Economy, Freight, DAT, Spot Freight, Brokers

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

Volvo Group Invests in DriveCam

Volvo Group Venture Capital, a subsidiary to the Volvo Group, has made a strategic investment in DriveCam, a global driver risk management company.

Tags: Volvo, DriveCam, Safety Technology

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

CIT Kenworth Chicago Opens Full-Service Facility in Mokena

CIT Kenworth Chicago has opened its full-service dealership in a new state-of-the-art facility on property facing U.S. Interstate 80 in Mokena, Ill.

CIT Kenworth Chicago has opened a full-service dealership in a new state-of-the-art facility in Mokena, Ill.

Tags: Kenworth, Illinois, Dealers

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

Kenworth Celebrates 90th Anniversary in 2013

Kenworth Truck Company is celebrating its milestone 90th anniversary during 2013.

Tags: Kenworth, History

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Names New Business Development, Fleet Sales Execs

Phillips Industries has promoted David Phillips to vice president of new business development and added Dennis Damman as national fleet sales manager.

Tags: Phillips Industries, People

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

Retail Sales Barely Move Higher In January

Retail sales for the country started off in low gear during January, hitting their slowest pace in three months, with some analysts blaming the expiration of Social Security payroll tax cuts for the drop.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

DOT Moving Ahead with MAP-21 Freight Initiatives

The new National Freight Strategic Plan will look at different transportation modes.

The Department of Transportation is asking for nominations for a committee that will establish the National Freight Strategic Plan that's called for in last year's highway bill, and has proposed a process for desgnating a national freight network.

Tags: Highways, Infrastructure, DOT, National Freight Strategic Plan, MAP-21, National Freight Network

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

Infrastructure Featured in State of Union, House Hearing

Infrastructure had its moment in the spotlight this week as President Obama called for most-needed repairs funded in part by private investment, and the lead transportation committee in the House kicked off what will be a two-year effort to reauthorize the federal highway program.

Tags: Congress, Infrastructure

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

Laclede, Siemens Partner to Introduce Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions

The Laclede Group is teaming with the Building Technologies Division of Siemens Industry Inc. to launch Spire natural gas fueling solutions.

Tags: Siemens, Natural Gas Vehicles, Laclede

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Dialogue 2013 to Precede TMC in Nashville

Heavy Duty Dialogue 2013, jointly presented by the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and Transport Topics, will precede the annual TMC event in Nashville, Tenn., at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center on March 11.

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

Old Dominion Relocates Las Vegas Service Center

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. relocated its Las Vegas Service Center to a newly constructed, larger facility to keep up with increased freight in the region.

Tags: Relocation, Old Dominion

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

Jack Kennedy Appointed President Qualcomm Enterprise Services

Qualcomm has appointed Jack Kennedy to take the helm as president of its Qualcomm Enterprise Services division effective immediately. Outgoing president and CEO Rich Sulpizio will transition into an advisory role within the company.

Tags: Qualcomm, Leadership

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

FTR: Tight Truck Transportation Capacity in December

FTR Associates’ Shippers Conditions Index for December came in with a reading of -4.9 reflecting tightening capacity, which is expected to get significantly worse by mid-2013.

Tags: FTR, SCI

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

MATS 2013 Concert Line-Up Announced

CMA, CMT, and ACM-award nominee Randy Houser will headline the free Mobil Delvac concert.

For the 5th consecutive year, Mobil Delvac heavy-duty diesel engine oil will present a free concert on Friday, March 22 to all attendees of the 2013 MATS.

Tags: Events, Mid-America Trucking Show

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

Greatwide Logistics and Cardinal Logistics Merge

Greatwide Logistics Services LLC and Cardinal Logistics Management Inc. announced the successful completion of a merger of the two companies, creating a market leading logistics organization offering a broad service platform with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion.

Tags: merger, Cardinal Logistics

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

Rush Enterprises Inc., which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, reported record annual revenues of $3.1 billion compared to $2.6 billion in 2011 and net income of $62.5 million, or $1.57 per diluted share, up 11% over the previous year.

Tags: Rush Enterprises, financials

February 13, 2013 - Industry News

HDT Finalist for Three Jesse H. Neal Business Journalism Awards

HDT's June 2012 Special Fuel Issue is a finalist for Best Theme Issue of a Magazine.

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is a finalist in three catetories in the 59th Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards competition for editorial excellence.

Tags: HDT

February 13, 2013 - Industry News

Hino Continues Expansion of U.S. Dealer Network

Hino Trucks announced it has reached a new milestone by signing its 200th dealer point in the U.S.

Tags: Hino Trucks, Expansion, Dealers, Medium-Duty Trucks

February 13, 2013 - Industry News

Report Summarizes Car-Truck Contribution/Fault in Serious Crashes

A new report released by the American Trucking Associations summarizes the car-truck relative contribution/fault findings of several large-scale studies.

Tags: FMCSA, AAA, ATA, CSA, NHTSA

February 13, 2013 - Industry News

Transportation Community Urges FCC to Protect Critical Spectrum

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America along with major automakers, safety advocates and transportation officials from across the country, are joining together to urge the Federal Communications Commission to protect the 5.9 GHz band of spectrum.

Tags: AAA, AASHTO, CVSA, FCC

February 13, 2013 - Industry News

3M Announces Certification for CNG Tank

3M has completed the NGV2-2007 certification process for its first compressed natural gas tank.

3M announced it has successfully completed the NGV2-2007 certification process for its first compressed natural gas tank. The 21.5-inch by 60-inch inch tank is designed for light- and medium-duty pick-up trucks and corporate fleet vehicles.

Tags: 3M, Natural Gas Vehicles, Chesapeake Energy

February 13, 2013 - Industry News

Haslam to Resume Role as CEO of Pilot Flying J

Jimmy Haslam will be returning to the family business in his previous position as CEO of Pilot Flying J. In September, Pilot Flying J hired John Compton to serve as CEO of the company to allow Haslam the time to focus on the Cleveland Browns football team, which he bought last summer.

Tags: Leadership, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, People

February 13, 2013 - Industry News

Interstate Batteries President and CEO Passing Leadership Torch

Scott Miller will be named President and CEO of Interstate Batteries.

On May 1, Carlos Sepulveda will be leaving his position as Interstate Batteries' president and CEO. He will begin a new role as executive chairman at Triumph Bancorp Inc., passing the Interstate Batteries leadership to Scott Miller.

Tags: Leadership

February 12, 2013 - Industry News

Centennial Celebration at Six Robblees

Over the past 100 years, Six Robblees Inc. has grown from a small family business with three employees to a small family business with 165 employees and 18 locations across five states.

Tags: Aftermarket, Distributors, Six Robblees, Company Anniversaries

February 12, 2013 - Industry News

Con-way Freight's James Sutfin Reaches Three Million Consecutive Accident-Free Miles

Con-way Freight announced that professional driver sales representative James "Jackpot" Sutfin surpassed the career milestone of three million consecutive, accident-free miles. Sutfin, a long-time resident of Las Vegas, is the first of Con-way's 15,000 drivers nationwide to reach this safe-driving achievement.

Tags: Driver Safety, Con-way Freight

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