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February 6, 2012 - Industry News

Senate to Vote on Highway Funding Proposal

As Congress looks for infrastructure funding, one plan would involve transferring funds from the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund to the Highway Trust Fund.

Today the Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to vote on revenue provisions to supplement the Highway Trust Fund and pay for the Senate's proposed highway bill. Passage of the measure will put in place a key provision for the Senate's plan to reauthorize the federal highway program with a $109 billion, two-year bill. The House, meanwhile, is working on a $260 billion, five-year bill.

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

FTR Reports Preliminary Class 8 Orders for January

Preliminary data shows January Class 8 truck total net orders of 24,906 units for all major North American OEM's, according to FTR Associates

Tags: Economy

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

Cass Freight Index: Slight Decline in Freight Shipments, Expenditures Flat in January

January saw a slight decline in freight shipments compared to December, with freight expenditures essentially flat, according to January's Cass Freight Index Report.

Tags: Economy

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

Xtra Lease Orders 9,400 New Trailers for 2012

Xtra Lease ordered 9,400 new vans and reefers for 2012, and it will refurbish 1,000 flatbeds.

Xtra Lease ordered 9,400 new vans and reefers for 2012. The new models will replace many older model trailers that will be sold or re-designated as cartage or storage trailers

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

Healthy Trucking Summit Planned for April

The Healthy Trucking Association of America's fourth annual Healthy Trucking Summit will take place April 24-26 in Atlanta at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center

Tags: Events

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

North Dakota Seasonal Highway Load Restrictions Begin Feb. 8

The North Dakota Department of Transportation will place seasonal load restrictions on highways in southwestern North Dakota beginning Feb. 8. at 7 a.m. CST

Tags: Highways

February 5, 2012 - Industry News

Peterbilt Wins Both Categories in ATD's Truck of the Year Contest

Peterbilt's Model 210 Class 7 low-cab-forward truck takes top honors in the ATD Truck of the Year awards medium-duty category.

Peterbilt Motors won both the medium- and heavy duty categories in the American Truck Dealers' annual Commercial Truck of the Year competition, announced Sunday at ATD's convention in Las Vegas

Tags: American Truck Dealers, Peterbilt, Commercial Truck of the Year

February 5, 2012 - Industry News

Terry Dotson Named Truck Dealer of the Year

Terry Dotson, Truck Dealer of the Year

Terry Dotson, president, chairman and CEO of Prestonburg, Ky.-basedWorldwide Equipment Enterprises, Saturday was named the American Truck Dealers/Heavy Duty Trucking Truck Dealer of the Year.

February 5, 2012 - Industry News

House Highway Bill Clears Committee on Party-Line Vote

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee did its job last week, reporting out a bill that would reauthorize the federal transportation program for five years at current funding levels. It was a squeaker, though, and the outlook for Congress finishing the job before the current program expires on March 31 is not rosy

February 3, 2012 - Industry News

Wisconsin Kenworth Opens Location in La Crosse

Wisconsin Kenworth opened a new full-service location in La Crosse.

Wisconsin Kenworth opened a 15,200-square-foot location in La Crosse

February 3, 2012 - Industry News

January Commercial Vehicle Net Orders In Line with Expectations

North America medium and heavy-duty GVW Classes 5-7 and Class 8 commercial vehicle preliminary net orders for January were in line with expectations, reports ACT Research Co.

Tags: Economy

February 2, 2012 - Industry News

House Panel Kills Truck Weight Increase

The House T&I Committee killed a provision in the highway bill that would have allowed 97,000-pound rigs in six-axle configurations, similar to these Canadian trucks. (Photo by Jim Park)

An increase in federal truck size and weight limits did not survive a House committee vote yesterday. Members of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted 33 to 22 to study the increased limit, rather than actually increasing it

February 2, 2012 - Industry News

Great Dane Manufacturing Facility Builds Its 100,000th Trailer

Great Dane's Terre Haute, Ind., manufacturing facility celebrated the completion of its 100,000th trailer

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

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