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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

April 25, 2012 - Industry News

Accuride On Track for 2012, Company Says

Accuride Corp. says its on track for 2012 after releasing first quarter financial results

April 25, 2012 - Industry News

"California-Only" Diesel Will Come at High Cost for State, Study Says

A new study found that by 2020, CARB's Low Carbon Fuel Standard, in combination with the AB 32 Cap-and-Trade Program, could increase the price of diesel fuel by $2.22 per gallon.

Significant job losses will be directly attributable to California Air Resources Board's fuel policies, says a new study by the California Trucking Association. Goods movement and agriculture sectors will be especially hard hit if the policies are allowed to go into effect as currently designed

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 24, 2012 - Industry News

Transport Experts Say Public Must Push Congress to Act on Highways

Congress can't do its job on the highway bill, so the public is going to have to take the lead, says a group of infrastructure experts including five former secretaries of transportation. The federal highway program is now running on its ninth temporary extension because Congress will not compromise on how to pay for it, said the 60 experts brought together by the University Virginia's Miller Center

April 24, 2012 - Industry News

Record Parts and Service Help Drive Strong 1Q Results for Rush

Megadealer Rush Enterprises announced that for the first quarter of 2012, the company's net income was $15.9 million, or 40 cents per diluted share, compared with net income of $7.3 million

April 24, 2012 - Industry News

Canadian Agency Says Fleets Could Save With Natural Gas

Despite the higher upfront costs for engines that run natural gas, The Conference Board of Canada says that converting fleets to natural gas could produce savings of approximately $150,000 per truck over a 10-year period

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 24, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Seeks Carriers for Safety Research

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is conducting research to determine whether onboard monitoring systems will improve driver safety performance and reduce risky driving behavior. The agency is hosting a webinar on May 9 to discuss the details of the study for carriers that would like to participate

Tags: Events

April 24, 2012 - Industry News

New FedEx Freight Service Center Opens in Alberta

FedEx Freight Canada has opened its new Alberta service center

April 24, 2012 - Industry News

Edmonton Kenworth Named Kenworth Dealer of The Year

From left are Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president; Edmonton Kenworth executives Collin Ferguson and Gary M. King; and Preston Feight, Kenworth assistant general manager - marketing and sales.

Edmonton Kenworth received the 2011 Kenworth Dealer of the Year Award for the U.S. and Canada at the annual Kenworth dealer meeting in Columbus, Ohio

April 24, 2012 - Industry News

TWT Refrigerated Service Boosts Owner-Operator Pay to $1/Mile

TWT Refrigerated Service is increasing its owner-operator (solo, team and multi-fleet owners) pay package to $1 per mile effective May 1

April 24, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Inches up in March

Don't expect the rate of growth this year to mirror the last couple of years, said American Trucking Associations' Chief Economist Bob Costello, referring to the 5.8% growth in both 2010 and 2011

Tags: Economy

April 24, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Continues Global Growth Efforts At Beijing Auto Show

At the 2012 Auto Show in Beijing, Navistar displayed its AeroStar, TranStar (above) and ProStar heavy-duty truck models.

This week at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, Navistar continued to demonstrate its global growth capabilities with new product opportunities for the Chinese market

April 24, 2012 - Industry News

Paccar Reports High Revenues for 1Q 2012

Paccar reported excellent revenues and net income for the first quarter of 2012, earning $327.3 million (91 cents per diluted share) for the first quarter of 2012 compared to $193.3 million (53 cents per diluted share) in the first quarter last year

April 24, 2012 - Industry News

Eaton Reports Record Net Income, Expects Record Year

Eaton reported net income per share of 91 cents for the first quarter of 2012, an increase of 10% over the first quarter of 2011, with its Truck segment reporting sales up by 10%

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Metal Load Theft Up 254% in First Quarter; Deceptive Pickups Continue

The theft of metals in the U.S. has increased by 254%, from 13 thefts in 4Q 2011 to 46 incidents in 1Q 2012, with criminals now stealing loads of metal at a rate of 15.3 thefts per month, according to FreightWatch International

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

$20 Million Available for Clean Diesel Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the availability of up to $20 million in FY 2012 grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at improving air quality and Americans' health

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel, Gas Prices Drop; Concerns About Europe Drive Oil Prices Lower

Drivers some some relief at the pumps this week as prices fell.

Gasoline and diesel fuel prices fell again this week after modest decreases last week, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update. Concerns over Europe's economy drove oil prices down this week after reports that government debts keep rising

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Missouri's I-70 Toll Proposal Stalls

The controversial plan to turn part of Missouri's Interstate 70 into a toll road has stalled for the session in the Missouri Legislature, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The bill, Senate Bill 752, introduced by State Sen.

Tags: Highways

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Hits Five-Year Mark

One of the accomplishments of Women in Trucking in its five years includes the annual Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel gathering.

The Women In Trucking association is celebrating its fifth anniversary. The organization was formed in March of 2007 during its inaugural board meeting at the Truckload Carriers Association Conference in Las Vegas

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Three Midwest Truckstops Join Idle-Reduction Plug-In Power Network

David Shoemaker, co-owner of Shoemaker's Travel Center, sees offering shore power as a way to incorporate an alternative energy distribution method into his company's locations, which in turn offers customers a way to save money.

Truckers traveling through Nebraska and Iowa now have three more locations at which they can plug in to grid power instead of idling their engines to run in-cab comfort and convenience appliances

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Waste Management Dedicates Illinois' Largest CNG Fueling Facility

Waste Management's new commercial compressed natural gas fueling facility in Stickney, Ill., has 55 slow-fuel stations.

Waste Management of Illinois has dedicated the state's largest commercial compressed natural gas fueling facility in Stickney, Ill

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

NS, KCS Partner for US-Mexico Container Program

Norfolk Southern Railway and Kansas City Southern Railway have partnered to offer a 53-foot, rail-controlled container program between the U.S. and Mexico. (Photo courtesy of KCS)

Norfolk Southern Railway and Kansas City Southern Railway have partnered to offer TMX, a new 53-foot rail-controlled container program between the U.S. and Mexico

Tags: Intermodal

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Interstate Distributor Co. Names New CEO/President

Marc Rogers has been named president and CEO of Interstate Distributor Co. Rogers joined the company from Schneider National, headquartered in Green Bay, Wis

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Trucker Buddy Launches Trucking Mentors Program

Trucker Buddy International is launching a new program called Trucking Mentors, directed at teaching high school students to drive safely around big rig trucks. Trucking Mentors matches professional drivers with a high school located either locally or along the route of the driver. The driver then visits the high school once or twice a year to talk about safe highway driving and help build a positive image of the trucking industry among teenage drivers

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Roadrunner Transportation Buys D&E Transport

Roadrunner Transportation Systems, an asset-light transportation and logistics services provider, has acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of D&E Transport, an asset-light flatbed carrier focused primarily on food and agricultural products

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