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April 17, 2011 - Industry News

Kenworth and Hino Win Truck of the Year Honors at ATD Convention

The Kenworth T700, above, and the Hino 338, below, were named Truck of the Year by an independent panel of trucking journalists.

Kenworth's T700 sleeper-cab tractor and Hino's 2012-model 338 took heavy and medium-duty honors, respectively, in the American Truck Dealers' Commercial Truck of the Year competition for 2011

April 17, 2011 - Industry News

Richard Ryan Named Truck Dealer of the Year

Dick Ryan, ATD/HDT 2011 Truck Dealer of the Year

Richard "Dick" Ryan of South Carolina was named the national Truck Dealer of the Year at the American Truck Dealers annual conference in Phoenix Saturday. "I've had a wonderful career," said Ryan, president and CEO of Carolina International Trucks in Columbia, S.C., who began in the business as a sales trainee for International Harvester Co. in 1972. "And I've really loved it."

April 17, 2011 - Industry News

Used-Truck Market Continues to Gain Despite Rising Fuel Prices

While rising fuel prices have caused some concern in the light-truck and car markets, they have yet to make a big impact on heavy- and medium-duty trucking, says Chris Visser, senior analyst with the ATD/NADA Official Commercial Truck Guide

Tags: Economy

April 17, 2011 - Industry News

ATD Chairman Highlights 5 Factors That Commercial Truck Retailing is Improving

After enduring a global economic downturn and diminished sales over the past couple years, the nation's commercial truck dealers are eagerly waiting to get "back to normal" and setting their sights on the legislative and regulatory challenges ahead, said Kyle Treadway, chairman of the American Truck Dealers, in remarks Saturday to the group

April 15, 2011 - Industry News

M&K Quality Truck Sales Buys Mack Franchise

M&K Quality Truck Sales of Indianapolis completed the acquisition of the Mack Trucks franchise from Central Indiana Mack Sales and Service

April 15, 2011 - Industry News

NADA University Launches Dealer Social Networking Site

NADA University has launched a new social networking community site focused on helping the next generation of commercial truck dealers make a smooth transition when they take over the business

April 15, 2011 - Industry News

Trucking Groups Oppose DC Parking Tax

The American Trucking Associations and three other groups filed comments with the District of Columbia against proposed regulations that would impose a parking tax on the operators of commercial vehicles loading or unloading in the city

April 14, 2011 - Industry News

Bose Ride System Wins TWNA Technical Achievement Award

The Truck Writers of North America recently recognized the Bose Ride System as the top technical achievement for 2010

April 14, 2011 - Industry News

Old Dominion Kicks off Nationwide Truck Tour in Tampa

Old Dominion Freight Line kicked off its third annual truck tour with a stop in Tampa on Wednesday

April 14, 2011 - Industry News

Expect I-80 Delays in Illinois for Inspections and Construction

Starting April 25, weather permitting, routine bridge inspections on Interstate 80 over the Des Plaines River in Joliet, Ill., will require daily lane closures for approximately three weeks

Tags: Highways

April 14, 2011 - Industry News

U.S. United Van Lines, Mayflower Transit Agents to Join AMSA

The 700 U.S. agents of both United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit, subsidiaries of UniGroup, will join the American Moving & Storage Association in September

April 14, 2011 - Industry News

ATA: Increased Hiring and Rising Turnover Indicate Economic Recovery

Hiring in the trucking industry picked up in the fourth quarter of 2010. Coupled with an increase in the turnover rate for linehaul truckload drivers, this portends increased demand for drivers as the economy recovers

April 14, 2011 - Industry News

Bennett International Group Launches Expedited Services Division

Bennett International Group, McDonough, Ga., has launched Bennett Expedited Services, a new freight service division in partnership with Atlanta-based ALL Logistics Solutions

April 13, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Leaders Call on FMCSA to Retain HOS Rules in Face of New Data

Officials from the American Trucking Associations again called on the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, to abandon their proposed changes to the hours-of-service rules following the release of new data showing significant declines in truck-related crashes

April 13, 2011 - Industry News

FTR Shippers Index Continues to Fall

FTR Associates' Shippers' Condition Index continues to decline, reflecting tightening capacity in the trucking sector

Tags: Economy

April 13, 2011 - Industry News

Record Earnings for J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt's intermodal operating income was up 32% in the first quarter over last year.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, Ark., announced record first quarter 2011 net earnings of $50.1 million, compared to first quarter 2010 net earnings of $37.5 million. Total operating revenue for the current quarter was $1 billion, compared with $845 million for the first quarter 2010

April 13, 2011 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso to Resume Production in Japan

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp., the parent company of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, will resume production of vehicles at the company's main Kawasaki Plant in Japan on April 20

April 13, 2011 - Industry News

California DMV Enrolls in Motor Carrier Insurance Database

The California Department of Motor Vehicles recently enrolled with the National Online Registries to electronically receive insurance information for trucking companies that use subscribing insurance companies

April 13, 2011 - Industry News

Freight Shipments Fall 1.5 Percent in February from January

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry declined 1.5 percent in February from January, falling after two consecutive monthly increases, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Freight Transportation Services Index

Tags: Economy

April 12, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Chairman Windsor Calls for Sensible Hazmat Regulations

American Trucking Associations Chairman Barbara Windsor, president and CEO of Hahn Transportation, told a House panel that changes are needed to the regulations governing hazmat shipments to improve efficiency and relieve unnecessary regulatory burdens

April 12, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Seeks Comments on EOBRs and Driver Harassment

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is asking for additional comments on whether its proposed mandate for electronic onboard recorders sets up the possibility of driver harassment. The agency believes its proposal would ensure that EOBRs are not used to harass drivers, but in reaction to a recent suit challenging its treatment of harassment in an earlier EOBR rule, it wants to be sure that everyone has a chance to comment on the issue

April 12, 2011 - Industry News

Celadon Celebrates Highway 2 Health Program with Medical Center Opening

Celadon Trucking Services expanded its Highway 2 Health program with the addition of a full service medical center located at its Indianapolis headquarters

April 12, 2011 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Market Strength to Continue Through 2011 and 2012

The most recent data continues to reflect improved demand across all segments of the heavy-duty commercial vehicle market. Fundamentals, including pent-up demand resulting from deferred replacement, tight freight-carrying capacity, improved fleet financial performance and some easing in credit availability, will combine to support an upcycle for the market, according to ACT Research

April 12, 2011 - Industry News

High Fuel Prices Expected For Summer, But Oil Could Tumble

The Energy Information Administration predicts high fuel prices this summer, but recent price increases may be substantially due to speculation. Crude oil prices hit a 30-month high on Monday at $113.36, but have slipped back to $106.22 after Goldman Sachs fingered speculators on recent price increases

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 12, 2011 - Industry News

Pulse of Commerce Index Jumps 2.7 Percent in March

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index rose 2.7 percent on a seasonally and workday adjusted basis in March, more than offsetting the 0.3 percent decline in January and the 1.5 percent decline in February

Tags: Economy

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