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August 2, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Reports Net Income of $49 Million, Up 188 Percent Year Over Year

Meritor, Inc. reported strong financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2012, with net income of $49 million, compared with $17 million for the third quarter of 2011

August 2, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Makes Meritor Wabco ABS Standard on Models

Meritor Wabco's anti-lock braking system is now standard equipment on all International ProStar+ and LoneStar Class 8 trucks

August 2, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar's Engine Plans Include Cummins, but Its Financial Losses Continue

Red engines will reappear under certain Navistar hoods, beginning in January 2013.

Navistar International Corp. said its switch to diesel exhaust aftreatment will include use of Cummins liquid urea injection equipment, and that it will offer the Cummins ISX15 engine in some truck models beginning in January

August 2, 2012 - Industry News

Fatal Bus Crash Underscores Need for Fatigue Management Programs, NTSB says

As a consequence of a fatal bus crash last year, the National Transportation Safety Board is urging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to be more assertive in monitoring fatigue management programs

August 1, 2012 - Industry News

Kenworth Score Highest in Customer Service Two Years Running

Kenworth Truck Company achieved the highest customer satisfaction ranking among truck owners in the Heavy Duty Dealer Service Segment, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Heavy Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study

July 31, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Announces Highlights for 2012 Management Conference & Exhibition

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves is promising that this year's Management Conference & Exhibition will once again be the premier gathering of trucking industry executives, suppliers and government officials

Tags: Events

July 31, 2012 - Industry News

Continental Offers Emergency Road Service to Owner-Ops

Through an affinity program offered to OOIDA members, owner-operators can now remove some of the uncertainty that comes with roadside tire emergencies

July 31, 2012 - Industry News

ATA to FMCSA: New CSA Revision Process a Start, but Serious Flaws Remain

In comments filed July 30, American Trucking Associations told the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that while it supports the agency's new process for improving its carrier oversight program Compliance, Safety, Accountability, the system still has serious deficiencies that must be corrected.

July 31, 2012 - Industry News

Trucking Allies File Amicus Brief on HOS

The National Retail Federation says any change in supply chain policy should be based solely on science and fact. Photo by Jim Park.

The National Retail Federation joined a coalition of manufacturers, shippers and transportation providers to file an amicus brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals opposing new hours-of-service rules

July 31, 2012 - Industry News

Love's Goes Cardless

Love's Travel Stops has completed its first live RFID customer fuel transaction

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 31, 2012 - Industry News

Used Truck Industry Sends Mixed Signals

June used truck sales grew 8% over May, but lagged June 2011 and the first six months of 2011, while pricing appears to be slowing a little more rapidly than was previously expected

Tags: Economy

July 31, 2012 - Industry News

Carb to Focus on Compliance in August

The California Air Resources Board has designated August as "Gear Up for Clean Truck Month."

July 31, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion Makes Third Appearance on Inbound Logistics' G75 List

For the third time, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. was named to the Inbound Logistics' annual list of green supply chain partners

July 31, 2012 - Industry News

North American Surface Trade Rises in May

Imports in May rose 62.5% since May 2002, while exports were up 85.9%.

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico totaled $83.8 billion in May, unadjusted for inflation

July 31, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Makes Second Indiana Acquisition

FleetPride has acquired the assets of Midwest Brake & Wheel, Inc. and Gille Company, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana. This acquisition marks FleetPride's second entrance into the Indiana market

July 30, 2012 - Industry News

Landstar Reports Record 2Q Earnings

Landstar System reported record second quarter revenue and earnings per share

July 30, 2012 - Industry News

Kansas Adds Online IFTA Filing

Submitting International Fuel Tax Agreement Quarterly Tax Returns just got easier for Kansas-based motor carriers, thanks to the Kansas Department of Revenue's Kansas IFTA Quarterly Filings application.

July 30, 2012 - Industry News

HDMA Names New Director of Membership Development

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association named Beth Barkovich as the director of membership development

July 30, 2012 - Industry News

McLeod Software Announces User Conference

McLeod Software's 2012 Users' Conference will take place September 16‐18 in the Sheraton Birmingham Convention Center in Birmingham, Ala

Tags: Events

July 30, 2012 - Industry News

Safety Groups Challenge Hours Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration erred when it preserved the 34-hour restart and 11-hour driving limit in driver work rules, truck safety advocates told a federal appeals court

July 30, 2012 - Industry News

Bosselman Boss Shops open 38th Location

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops' newest location is in Bellemont, Ariz., at I-40 Exit 185

July 30, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires Midwest Brake & Wheel

Truck and trailer parts giant FleetPride has acquired the assets of Midwest Brake & Wheel and Gille Company

July 30, 2012 - Industry News

Indiana Police Targeting 'Hot Trucks'

A new law has helped Indiana State Police target trucks that aren't keeping food at proper temperatures.

Indiana State Police have stepped up enforcement of what are being called "hot trucks" -- refrigerated trucks found to be delivering food that's not being kept at the proper temperature. On July 1, a new state law went into effect that gave the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division of the Indiana State Police the authority to stop suspected "hot" trucks

July 27, 2012 - Industry News

DOE Says Potential Diesel Shortage Averted in Northeast

The U.S. Department of Energy now says an expected shortage of ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel and gasoline in the Northeast will not be as bad as initially feared

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 27, 2012 - Industry News

Cargo Theft Numbers Show Downward Trend in Metal Heists

The value of cargo thefts in the second quarter dropped, according to FreightWatch International, with a drop in the number of metal thefts

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