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October 28, 2012 - Industry News

Used Truck Market Suffers Weak Performance in September

September's weak performance all but wiped out the gains that had been made in the used truck market the prior three months

Tags: Economy

October 26, 2012 - Industry News

Stuart Goldberg Named Trucker Buddy of the Month

Averitt Express driver Stuart Goldberg, of Arlington, Texas, has been named the August Trucker Buddy of the Month by Jocelyn Murphy-Stout, social studies chair for Egg Harbor City Community School in Egg Harbor, N.J

October 26, 2012 - Industry News

Average Value of Cargo Thefts Rises in 3Q

In the third quarter of 2012, FreightWatch recorded a total of 225 thefts in the United States, with an average loss value per incident of $172,403, a 23% increase from the previous three months of the year. There were 78 thefts in July, 71 in August and 76 in September

October 25, 2012 - Industry News

Paccar Third Quarter Earnings Down Over Last Year

Paccar's third-quarter earnings dropped 17% compared to a year ago, with lower industry truck orders in North America and Europe due to the uneven global economy

October 25, 2012 - Industry News

Wright Express Corp. Changes Name to WEX Inc.

Wright Express Corp.n announced that it will change its name to WEX Inc

October 25, 2012 - Industry News

One Company's Tale of Moving A Super Load

When a manufacturing plant in Ohio sold three generating turbines weighing 409,944 pounds each and measuring over 59 feet long by 15 1/2 feet wide and with a height of nearly 15 feet to an international

October 25, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion Expands Canadian Gateway with New Detroit Service Center

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. is expanding its service into Canada with the relocation and expansion of its Detroit Service Center

October 25, 2012 - Industry News

Brake-Related OOS Rates Increase to 15.3%

Commercial vehicle inspectors participating in the recent Brake Safety Week found at least one in seven vehicles chosen for inspection had brake-related out-of-service violations, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. Brake Safety Week, which was held

October 25, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Defends Hours Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration defended its hours-of-service rule in a court filing, arguing that limits on the 34-hour restart are reasonable. The agency also told a federal appeals court that the risks of the 11-hour limit on driving are outweighed by the productivity savings, and the 30-minute rest break improves safety

October 25, 2012 - Industry News

Getloaded Helps Raise More than $20,000 for Special Olympics Virginia

Getloaded, a logistics freight matching website, recently joined forces with Special Olympics Virginia, the Virginia State Police, and more than 50 commercial truck drivers to participate in the 2nd annual segment of the World's Largest Truck Convoy

Tags: Events

October 24, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar to Sell More Than 10 Million Shares

Navistar International Corp. announced a public offering of approximately 10.7 million shares of its common stock, which could net it up to $218 million

October 24, 2012 - Industry News

Celadon Reports Profits up 50%

Celadon Group, Indianapolis, reported its first fiscal quarter profit was up more than 50% compared to the same period last year

October 24, 2012 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Gain Strength in September

Net orders for trailers jumped 11% month-over-month in September, rising to 16,990 units. That is a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 224,800 units

Tags: Economy

October 24, 2012 - Industry News

Drivers, Carriers Asked to Weigh in on Navigation Systems

The American Transportation Research Institute has launched a new survey that explores the use of navigation systems by commercial drivers. This brief online survey, which seeks both commercial driver and motor carrier input, will capture information on the attitudes of both groups toward navigation systems including perceived benefits and risks.

October 24, 2012 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Hosts Safe Driving Event

Local high school students and community members gathered in Harrison, Ark., recently to make a pledge to safe driving

Tags: Events

October 23, 2012 - Industry News

ICT Holdings Opening Branch Offices

ICT Holdings announced plans to open satellite offices in strategic locations across the country, with the first one opening in Fayetteville, Ark.

October 23, 2012 - Industry News

Class 8 Demand Continued to Soften in September

Class 8 new and net orders continued to soften in September, as the perceived threat of bad economic news impacts potential truck buyers, according to ACT Research Co.

October 23, 2012 - Industry News

Peterbilt Names Parts and Service Dealer of the Year

Peterbilt named Allstate Peterbilt of Fargo as its 2011 North American Parts and Service Dealer of the Year

October 23, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 0.4% in September

The American Trucking Associations' For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.4% in September after falling 0.9% in August

Tags: Economy

October 23, 2012 - Industry News

New Jersey Legislation Targets Independent Contractors

The New Jersey Assembly is going after trucking companies it says are improperly listing truck drivers as independent contractors, with a bill that the New Jersey Motor Truck Association warned would cause many trucking companies and owner-operators to leave the state -- along with many of their customers

October 23, 2012 - Industry News

Rush Reports Lower Net Income, Continues Expansion

Mega-dealer Rush Enterprises reported net income for the third quarter that was down compared to a year ago, with lower Class 8 sales, higher medium-duty sales, and strong parts and service operations. The company also announced continued geographic growth

October 22, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline, Oil Prices All Retreat

A gallon of diesel fuel slipped somewhat from last week, dropping 3.4 cents to $4.116 per gallon, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The national average price is 29.1 cents higher than at this time last year, or 7.6% higher,

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 22, 2012 - Industry News

Study Says Diesel Worse than Gasoline for Smog Component

A new study says diesel exhaust contributes 15 times more of a smog-causing chemical than gasoline engines, per liter of fuel burned. The University of California-Berkely study looked at secondary organic aerosol (SOA), a major component of smog

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 22, 2012 - Industry News

OOIDA Schedules 40th Anniversary Bash

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has set a date of Oct. 18-19, 2013 to celebrate its 40th anniversary at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan

Tags: Events

October 22, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J opens 650th Location

Pilot Flying J recently opened its 650th location in North America. The store, a Pilot Travel Center in Von Ormy, Texas, opened on Oct. 15 and features full amenities for professional drivers, area residents and the motoring public

Tags: Highways

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