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August 8, 2012 - Industry News

Ford Will Have Stake in China Truck Maker

China's Jiangling Motors Corp., which is 30%-owned by Ford Motor Co., will acquire Taiyuan Changan Heavy Truck Co., marking the U.S. car maker's first entry into the world's largest heavy-truck market

August 8, 2012 - Industry News

Ferro Says Bar Raised on Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has "raised the bar on safety," said Administrator Anne Ferro, and those fleets "that don't want to be in compliance are the ones we want to take off the road.

Tags: Events

August 8, 2012 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress, Maritime-Ontario Announce Shipping Partnership

A new deal between Chattanooga, Tenn.-based U.S. Xpress Enterprises and Canada's Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited allows shippers to use one vendor to cover all North American freight, border crossing needs

August 8, 2012 - Industry News

Timken Appoints Two Execs to New Leadership Positions

The Timken Company named Christopher A. Coughlin and Richard G. Kyle to the newly created positions of group presidents

August 8, 2012 - Industry News

CSA Changes Draw Strong Commentary

When the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration asked for comments on changes in its CSA safety enforcement program, it got an earful. Almost everyone supports the concept of the overall CSA program, but the details do not get much love

August 8, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Adding Two Stores This Month

Pilot Flying J recently announced plans to open two new travel centers in August

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 8, 2012 - Industry News

Federal Freight Numbers Drop Slightly in June

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 0.1% in June from May, following no change in the index from April to May, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation Freight Transportation Services Index

Tags: Economy

August 8, 2012 - Industry News

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index Continues Downward in June

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for June continued its downward trend, falling a half point from May to a reading of 4.5, weaker than initial expectations, according to the transportation forecasting firm

Tags: Economy

August 7, 2012 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Founder Honored by White House

Ellen Voie, founder of Women in Trucking

The founder, president and CEO of the Women in Trucking association was honored by the White House

August 7, 2012 - Industry News

KOI Auto Parts Joins Vipar Heavy Duty

KOI Auto Parts in Cincinnati, Ohio, has joined the Vipar Heavy Duty network of distributors

August 7, 2012 - Industry News

Bridgestone will Build Guayule farm in Arizona

Bridgestone Corp. announced that locations for a guayule research farm and associated process research center have been selected as part of a process to find alternatives to natural rubber for making tires

August 7, 2012 - Industry News

International Intermodal Posts Best Quarter in a Year

International intermodal growth accelerated during the second quarter, posting its best quarterly result in a year and improving from Q1's 2.9% uptick, according to the Intermodal Association of North America's Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report

Tags: Intermodal

August 7, 2012 - Industry News

Investment Firm Buys Cardinal Logistics

Cardinal Logistics, a national provider of dedicated and delivery transportation, has been acquired by Centerbridge Partners, a private investment firm

August 7, 2012 - Industry News

Policy Group Urges Government Fleets to Use Alternative Fuels

A new report from a Washington, D.C., energy policy group urges the federal government to begin allocating its $150 billion budget for transport services to carriers that fuel their fleets on domestically produced natural gas, electricity, biofuels and other alternatives to diesel and gasoline

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 7, 2012 - Industry News

DOE Price Predictions Rise

The Department of Energy's projections for oil and fuel prices for the rest of the year are higher than they were last month, according to the monthly Short Term Energy Outlook from the DOE's Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 7, 2012 - Industry News

Stertil-Koni Sues Rotary Lift for Patent Infringement

Stertil-Koni says the Rotary Lift EFX, top, infringes on the patent for its Ecolift, bottom.

Stertil-Koni USA filed a lawsuit against Vehicle Services Group LLC, saying VSG's Rotary Lift EFX scissor lift line infringes on its patent, trade dress and copyright

August 7, 2012 - Industry News

Dana Opens Aftermarket Distribution Centers in Mexico, China

Dana Holding Corp. opened new distribution centers in China and Mexico to increase product availability, improve delivery times, and provide additional support to aftermarket customers

August 6, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Rise Again

Diesel prices rose again last week, with the U.S. Department of Energy reporting a national average of $3.85, up 5.4 cents from last week, while gasoline price surged by 13.7 cents per gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 6, 2012 - Industry News

Waste Management Opens CNG Fueling Station in Louisville, Ky.

Waste Management has launched a new local fleet of 25 clean-burning compressed-natural-gas trucks and unveiled Louisville, Ky.'s first public-access, 24-hour CNG fueling station

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 6, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Nominations for "Good Stuff" Trucking Image Award

The American Trucking Associations is seeking nominations for the sixth annual Mike Russell "Good Stuff" Trucking Image Award

August 6, 2012 - Industry News

Judge Again Dismisses ABF Suit Against Teamsters

A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed Arkansas Best Corp.'s lawsuit against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and other parties, which had alleged YRC Worldwide's deal with the Temamsters violated the National Master Freight Agreement

August 6, 2012 - Industry News

Celadon Group Reports Net Income of $9 Million Due to Reduced Costs

Celadon Group Inc. reported net income of $9 million for the second quarter, up from $5.5 million in the same period in 2011

August 6, 2012 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Corp. Posts Profit of 11.8 million for Second Quarter of 2012

Arkansas Best Corp. (ABF) announced its net income for the second quarte

August 6, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Net Income up 188% Year Over Year

Meritor reported net income of $49 million for its third fiscal quarter, up 188% compared with $17 million for the same quarter a year ago

August 6, 2012 - Industry News

Patriot Transportation Reports Profits and Higher Revenue Miles

Patriot Transportation Holding reported a profit for its third fiscal quarte

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