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April 30, 2012 - Industry News

Dossier Users Group Sets Annual Meeting for New Orleans

The Dossier User Group, Arsenault Associates' software producer, will hold its annual Summit this year in New Orleans, Oct. 23-25. The conference will be preceded by an optional Day of Service to help rebuild the city, which is still being restored after Hurricane Katrina

Tags: Events

April 30, 2012 - Industry News

Mexican Drivers Protest Double-Trailers

Independent truckers in Mexico are calling for clearer, better rules on vehicle weights and dimensions, reports the Associated Press

April 30, 2012 - Industry News

Private Fleet Executives Honored

The National Private Truck Council and Heavy Duty Trucking honored six private fleet executives and one allied member with the 2012 NPTC Leadership Awards during the association's annual convention in Cincinnati, Ohio

April 30, 2012 - Industry News

TransEdge Truck Center Named Mack Distributor of the Year

Mack Trucks named TransEdge Truck Center of Pittsburgh its 2011 North American Distributor of the Year

April 30, 2012 - Industry News

Oklahoma Creates Fund for New Ports of Entry

The first of the nine new Oklahoma weigh stations opened last week on Interstate 35 in Kay County near the Kansas border.

Last week, by a vote of 65-17, the Oklahoma House passed legislation that will fund nine new Port of Entry weigh and inspection stations in the state, reports The Oklahoman. The measure creates a fund handled by

Tags: Highways

April 27, 2012 - Industry News

Arpin International Opens Office in Arizona

Arpin International Group has opened a new branch office in Phoenix, the company's first in Arizona, to accommodate its growing operation in the Southwest. The office is at 11225 N. 28th Drive

April 27, 2012 - Industry News

Drivers Get to Show Off in Driving Skills Safety Challenge

The Mack Driving Skills Safety Challenge will take place May 1-2 at Waste Expo 2012 in Las Vegas. Competitors will test their skills in a Mack TerraPro model.

The Mack Driving Skills Safety Challenge, scheduled for May 1-2 at Waste Expo 2012 in Las Vegas, allows drivers to show off how to safely operating refuse and recycling routes while competing for prizes

Tags: Events

April 27, 2012 - Industry News

Watch for Highway Restrictions During Chicago NATO Summit

The Illinois DOT says during the NATO Summit in Chicago May 20-21, it's best to avoid the city, especially downtown and South Loop, during that week. It's also placing certain restrictions (with no permit loads) on oversize and overweight loads

Tags: Highways

April 27, 2012 - Industry News

More Fleets Report Positive 1Q Financials

(UPDATED) Most carriers are reporting positive first quarter financial results, and some are setting records with their numbers. P.A.M, UPS, Old Dominion, Ryder, Celadon, Knight, Landstar and Universal Truckload all reported increased revenues for the first quarter of 2012.

April 27, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Sales Help Daimler Post Profit for First Quarter

The Daimler Trucks division, which includes the Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Western Star and Fuso brands, posted a 21% jump in sales in the quarter.

Boosted by booming sales for Daimler Trucks and Mercedes-Benz cars, Daimler reported positive numbers for 1Q 2012 despite higher spending.

April 27, 2012 - Industry News

New Jersey Congressmen Call for Suspension in Toll Hikes

Tolls are going up on New York-New Jersey crossings like the George Washington Bridge.

Several New Jersey Congressmen asked the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to delay a second round of toll hikes scheduled for December until the agency can prove it has its finances in order,

April 27, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Cracks Down on Reincarnated Carriers

A new rule from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration makes it tougher for carriers that have been sanctioned to reincarnate themselves under a new identity. The agency last week posted a final rule that changes its procedures in several areas affecting truck lines, intermodal equipment providers, brokers, freight forwards and hazmat proceedings

April 26, 2012 - Industry News

Azure Dynamics Hedges on Warranties, Shrinks Board Size, Finds Support Funding

Azure Dynamics Corp., the British Columbia-based specialty vehicle builder now struggling through the Canadian equivalent of a managed bankruptcy, says it might not be able to honor warranties it reinstated last week

April 26, 2012 - Industry News

Schneider National, Covenant Offer Team Bonuses

Two major carriers, Schneider National and Covenant Transport, have announced large bonuses to help attract teams

April 26, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo Reports Record 1Q Sales Thanks to North America

In North America, Volvo delivered 12,800 heavy duty trucks in the first quarter, on received orders of 13,800

Volvo AB reported record first-quarter sales for 2012, boosted by North American numbers for the strongest numbers recorded in this period despite a 2% drop in profits in the first quarter

April 26, 2012 - Industry News

Report: Florida Troopers Erred Before Jan. Crashes

A report released by Florida state investigators Thursday is faulting the Florida Highway Patrol for reopening a foggy stretch of I-75 that was later the scene of of a series of crashes that killed 11 people on Jan. 29

April 26, 2012 - Industry News

Costco "Hot Fuel" Settlement Approved

In an approved settlement for a lawsuit over hot fuel, Costco Wholesale Corp. has agreed to convert gasoline pumps in some states during the next five years to automatically compensate for expansion in fuel due to changing temperatures, reports the Kansas City Business Journal

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 26, 2012 - Industry News

Pricing for Used Class 8 Slips Again in March

March saw Class 8 used-truck pricing slip for the second consecutive month

Tags: Economy

April 26, 2012 - Industry News

Highway Bill Conferees Face Tough Funding Issues but Share Some Common Ground on Policy

The House and Senate have chosen their conferees for negotiations on the highway bill. They have until June 30 to work out a deal or pass another extension. The conferees' toughest challenge will be to agree on the duration and funding of the bill, but their portfolio includes numerous important policy issues, including truck safety and program reforms at the Department of Transportation

April 26, 2012 - Industry News

More Fleets Report Positive 1Q Financials

Most carriers are reporting positive first quarter financial results, and some are setting records with their numbers. P.A.M, UPS, Old Dominion, Ryder, Celadon, Knight, Landstar and Universal Truckload all reported increased revenues for the first quarter of 2012. Covenant Transport reported some decreases, but its numbers were an improvement over 1Q 2011.

April 26, 2012 - Industry News

Truckstop Says "Name That Burger"

TravelCenters of America and Petro have come up with a couple of burger creations and want drivers to help name them

April 25, 2012 - Industry News

ATA, OOIDA Square Off on EOBR Debate

In advance of the upcoming conference committee meetings on the surface transportation bill, the American Trucking Associations and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association are urging passage or rejection (respectively) of the Senate's EOBR requirement

April 25, 2012 - Industry News

Transcraft to Expand Operations, Add Jobs in Kentucky

Transcraft, a subsidiary of Wabash National Corp. and producer of platform trailers, is expanding its Trigg County operations in Cadiz, Ky

April 25, 2012 - Industry News

Dana Reports Fourth Consecutive Quarter of Positive Net Income.

Dana Holding Corp. announced strong results for the first quarter of 2012 with a fourth straight quarter of positive net income. The company's net income for the quarter was $70 million, compared to a net loss of $30 million for the same period in 2011

April 25, 2012 - Industry News

March Net Orders Signal Healthy Trailer Industry

Net orders for trailers fell 11% month-over-month in March, but for the quarter, were almost identical to orders in the first quarter of 2011, according to State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co

Tags: Economy

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