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May 1, 2011 - Industry News

Petro Stopping Center Opening at Carl's Corner, Texas

The former "Willie's Place" truckstop at Carls' Corner, Texas, which closed after financial troubles, has become the 64th location in the Petro chain

May 1, 2011 - Industry News

Trucker Buddy International Announces Board and Officer Changes

Three long-time board members ended their terms and moved to the Trucker Buddy Advisory Council at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March

May 1, 2011 - Industry News

Construction Begins on $105 Million Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility

Ground has been broken for the new Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility in Rossville, Tenn. The $105 million facility is part of the multi-state $2.5 billion Crescent Corridor initiative to establish an efficient, high-capacity intermodal freight rail route between the South and the Northeast on Norfolk Southern's rail network

Tags: Intermodal

April 29, 2011 - Industry News

Volvo Competition Recognizes Top Technicians

Service technicians from Beaver Truck Centre in Winnepeg, Manitoba, captured first place at the 2011 Volvo Trucks North American VISTA competition

April 29, 2011 - Industry News

Arizona Associations Announce Fleet Safety Winners

The Arizona Trucking Association and Arizona Transportation Education Foundation announced winners of the industry's fleet safety competition, along with three individual awards and the winners of the state truck driving championships held April 16

April 29, 2011 - Industry News

Commercial Trailer Net Orders, Shipments Post Double Digit Growth

Net orders and shipments of commercial trailers continued their robust performance during March, according to ACT Research. Net orders rose 21 percent from February levels, while shipments were more than 33 percent above the previous month

April 28, 2011 - Industry News

Tornado Outbreak Destroys Truckstop, Affects Carriers, Shippers, Drivers

You can see what's left of a trailer in this photo of tornado damage in Tuscaloosa, Ala., shot by a WTI Transport employee.

[UPDATE 2] Tornadoes that ravaged wide swaths of the South Wednesday demolished a Virginia truckstop and dealt damage to several trucking companies. In the worst outbreak since 1974, 164 tornadoes blitzed 13 states on Wednesday, killing at least 230 people. Alabama was hit hardest with an estimated 128 deaths, prompting President Obama to declare a state of emergency there

April 28, 2011 - Industry News

ATA, CTA Call to on Government to Abandon Proposed Tanker Wetline Regulation

The American Trucking Associations and the Canadian Trucking Alliance called on the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to abandon proposed wetline regulations

April 28, 2011 - Industry News

UPS Q1 Earnings Up 24%

UPS announced diluted earnings per share of 88 cents for the first quarter of 2011, a 24 percent improvement over the adjusted 71 cents for the prior-year period

April 28, 2011 - Industry News

Cummins Q1 Sales Up 56% to $3.9 Billion

Cummins reported sharply higher sales and earnings compared to the first quarter of 2010 on continued strength in key international markets, a recovering North American truck market and productivity improvements

April 28, 2011 - Industry News

EZE Trucking Acquires Patterson Motor Freight

EZE Trucking, a specialty trucking and logistics company for the infrastructure market, has acquired Patterson Motor Freight, a trucking company specializing in the oil and gas industry

April 28, 2011 - Industry News

Truckstop, Trucking Companies Hit in Southern Tornadoes

A WTI Transport employee the epicenter of tornado damage in Tuscaloosa, Ala., above, and the tornado as it was touching down, below.

Tornados ravaged parts of the South yesterday, damaging some trucking companies and severely damaging at least one truck stop

April 27, 2011 - Industry News

First Quarter Fleet Results: Earnings Tempered by Weather and Fuel

The first quarter of 2011 saw strong revenue and profit increases for many carriers. However, the good results were tempered by bad weather and the spike in fuel prices. On the whole, fleets expect business to continue increasing through the remainder of 2011

April 27, 2011 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride Holds First Membership Meeting

HDA Truck Pride's first membership meeting hosted more than 600 attendees representing 123 members and 142 vendors

April 27, 2011 - Industry News

March Durable Goods Orders Up $5 Billion

New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased $5 billion or 2.5 percent to $208.4 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This increase, up three consecutive months, followed a 0.7 percent February increase.

Tags: Economy

April 27, 2011 - Industry News

Dana Shows 1Q Loss

Dana Holding Corp. reported adjusted earnings of $181 million in the first quarter of 2011. The company had a net loss of $30 million, which included $53 million of one-time charges for refinancing and restructuring of debt in January

April 27, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Advisory Committee to Make Recommendations on Sleep Apnea

A driver for Schneider National, which has been an industry leader in sleep apnea testing, demonstrates the equipment used to treat the condition.

The next step in the federal effort to address sleep apnea in truck drivers will come this summer, when the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will ask a panel of advisers for recommendations on how it should proceed

April 26, 2011 - Industry News

Used Truck Market Shows Price Rises, Higher Miles

The upward price trend of used Class 8 commercial vehicles that began in early 2010 continued into March 2011, according to ACT Research. The reported average sales price increased 6 percent from February levels

April 26, 2011 - Industry News

Carrier Survey Finds Rates Up For Majority

Average freight rates continue to rise, according to the First Quarter Business Expectations Survey by Transport Capital Partners, with larger carriers reporting smaller increases than the smaller companies

April 26, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Tonnage Index Rises 1.7 Percent in March

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.7 percent in March after falling a revised 2.7 percent in February. The latest gain put the seasonally adjusted index at 115.4 in March, the highest level since January of this yea

April 26, 2011 - Industry News

Transplace to Launch Student Program at Shipper Symposium

Transplace announced a university program to launch at the logistics provider's ninth annual Shipper Symposium in Dallas, 10-12

April 26, 2011 - Industry News

Positive Industry Outlook Tempered by Rising Operating Expenses

Nearly three-quarters, 71 percent, of trucking company executives surveyed by GE Capital, Transportation Finance expect business conditions to improve in 2011, but they are concerned about the impact of external and internal factors on their profit margins

April 26, 2011 - Industry News

C.R. England Improves Drug Screening With Hair Tests

C.R. England, Salt Lake City, announced it is going to start using hair samples for pre-employment drug screening

April 25, 2011 - Industry News

On-Highway Diesel and Crude Fall Slightly

National on-highway diesel prices fell last week for the first time in five weeks, according to the Energy Information Administration. The national average decreased by seven-tenths of a cent, with every major region except the Rocky Mountains experiencing a decrease

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 25, 2011 - Industry News

China Truck Demand Breaks 1 Million Level in 2010

Sales of heavy duty commercial vehicles in China reached 1.015 million units in 2010, a 60 percent increase over 2009 volume

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