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February 2, 2012 - Industry News

Registration Open for Qualcomm's Vision Management Conference

Qualcomm, provider of integrated wireless systems, applications and services, announced open registration for its Vision 2012 Management Conference, June 4-7 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego

Tags: Events

February 2, 2012 - Industry News

Ryder Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results up Year-Over-Year

Ryder System Inc. reported total revenue for the fourth quarter at $1.54 billion, up 17% from $1.31 billion in the same period in the prior year, reflecting the benefit of acquisitions, organic growth and fuel services

February 2, 2012 - Industry News

Scopelitis Transportation Law Firm Adds Dallas/Fort Worth Office, Two New Lawyers

Transportation attorneys John W. Greene and John P. Dimitry are joining national transportation law firm Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary as the firm opens its ninth office in the Dallas/Fort Worth area starting Feb. 1

February 2, 2012 - Industry News

2011 Record-Setting Year for Intermodal Container Volume

Intermodal container volume set a new record in 2011 with 12.4 million moves, beating former record-year 2007 by 3.7%, according to Intermodal Association of North America's Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report

Tags: Intermodal

February 2, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens New Container Drayage Facility in Washington

Old Dominion Freight Line opened its first container drayage facility in the Pacific Northwest. This follows a 19% increase in container drayage shipments nationwide in 2011

February 2, 2012 - Industry News

Cummins Announces Record Revenue and Profits for 2011

Cummins reported record sales, profits and cash flow from operations for all of 2011 as well as strong results for the fourth quarter

February 2, 2012 - Industry News

Commercial Truck Dealers Convene in Las Vegas for ATD Convention


U.S. medium- and heavy-duty truck dealers are meeting in Las Vegas starting today for the 49th annual American Truck Dealers Convention and Expo Feb. 3-6, held for the first time in conjunction with the annual convention of the nation's new-car dealers

Tags: Events

February 2, 2012 - Industry News

Bendix Air-Brake Valve Problem Halts Some New-Truck Deliveries; Temporary Fix is Available

A problem with Bendix ATR-6 air-brake valves has raised a safety alert and caused at least one truck manufacturer to halt deliveries of new Class 8 trucks

February 2, 2012 - Industry News

Fleet Brake to Sell Newly acquired Page Brake Assets

Just a week after Fleet Brake announced its intent to acquire assets of Page Brake Warehouse, the company announced it will sell these assets to FleetPride

February 2, 2012 - Industry News

Fleets Report 4Q Results

Landstar System, Saia, Old Dominion Freight Line and Con-way all reported increases (and for some, record increases) for the 2011 fourth quarter and fiscal year

February 2, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Revenue Increases $200 Million Compared to Prior Year

Meritor's sales in its first fiscal quarter were $1.159 billion, up $202 million or 21% from the same period last year

February 2, 2012 - Industry News

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index Continues Positive Trend

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index, as reported in the February 2012 Trucking Update, increased in December to a reading of 7.0

Tags: Economy

February 2, 2012 - Industry News

Polar Corp. Names President Of Quality Trailer Products

Chris Dietemann is the new president of Polar Corp.'s Quality Trailer Products.

Chris Dietemann is the new president of Quality Trailer Products

February 2, 2012 - Industry News

Inthinc Names Skip Kinford Vice President of Business Development

Skip Kinford is the new vice president of business development for inthinc Technology Solutions.

Inthinc Technology Solutions appointed former Mobileye CEO Skip Kinford as vice president of business development

February 2, 2012 - Industry News

Cure Names VP of Maintenance and Call Center Operations

Cure Leasing & Maintenance announced Ken Hall is its new vice president of maintenance and call center operations

February 1, 2012 - Industry News

Natural Gas Gets Big Boost in Deal by Navistar, Clean Fuels and T. Boone Pickens

International WorkStar with MaxxForce DT gas engine and behind-cab fuel bottles will be part of a program by Navistar and Clean Fuels. Photo by Tom Berg,

Natural gas will become a more popular fuel for commercial trucks if Navistar International and Clean Fuels Corp. can help it, and they intend to. T. Boone Pickens, the oilman-turned-gas promoter whose BP Capital owns Clean Fuels, joined Navistar executives to announce a deal yesterday morning at the truck builder's new headquarters in Lisle, Ill

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 1, 2012 - Industry News

YRC Becomes YRC Freight

YRC Inc., a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, is rebranding itself as YRC Freight.

February 1, 2012 - Industry News

Paccar Reports Record Quarterly Revenues

Paccar reported its 73rd year in a row of net profit, with its 4.85 billion in quarterly revenues marking the highest in company history

February 1, 2012 - Industry News

Calstart to Again Manage California Electric/Hybrid Incentive Program

The California Air Resources Board selected Calstart for the third year in a row to manage the state's incentive program for electric and hybrid trucks and buses

February 1, 2012 - Industry News

House Highway Bill Challenges Hours of Service Restart Provision

In the House highway bill unveiled yesterday, Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., finally revealed what he meant when he said he will challenge the new hours of service rule. The bill could force the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to rewrite the 34-hour restart provision of the rule, which limits the restart to once a week with two sleep periods from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

Brace for a Slowdown in 2012

Truck production in 2012 could be lower than predicted because of downward revisions in GDP forecasts.

While fears of a double-dip recession are easing, GDP and industrial production numbers suggest 2012 will not be as robust as 2011. As recently as June, economists were predicting growth of 3 to 3.5 percent for 2012, but new consensus forecasts are calling for growth of just 2 to 2.5 percent. That one percentage point drop means we may need about 20,000 fewer new trucks this year

Tags: Economy

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

Customers Wouldn't Pay Extra for Any Non-Compliance Penalties Imposed on Navistar, Hebe Says

Customers would not see an upcharge if Navistar International has to pay government penalties for producing engines whose emissions exceed the absolute federal limit for nitrogen oxide (NOx), said Jim Hebe, senior vice president of North American sales

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

Orientation Tips Part of Recruiting/Retention Conference

About 40% of drivers make a decision in their first 72 hours whether they're going to be a short timer or stay with a company a long time, according to one speaker at a recruiting and retention conference this week in Nashville. Taking a close look at your orientation processes could be a big step in making sure newly recruited drivers and owner-operators stay beyond a few weeks or months

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

HDT Editors Finalists for Prestigious Journalism Awards

Two Heavy Duty Trucking editors are finalists in a prestigious business-to-business journalism competition for their how-to stories

January 31, 2012 - Industry News

House Highway Bill Would Allow Heavier Trucks

The House of Representatives yesterday unveiled its version of a new highway program that would spend $260 billion over five years. The bill trims the Department of Transportation by consolidating or eliminating programs, gives states a greater say in how they spend federal money and speeds up the project approval process

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