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February 6, 2011 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Safety Award Continues in 2011

Again this year, two fleets in North America will be recognized for their commitment to safety through the 2011 Volvo Trucks Safety Award. The honorees will each receive $25,000 to be used in their safety-related activities

February 6, 2011 - Industry News

Mac Tools to Sell Noregon's JPro

Columbus, Ohio-based Mac Tools is now distributing Noregon Systems JPro Fleet Products diagnostic tools

February 6, 2011 - Industry News

Mesilla Valley Reports on Aero TrailerTail Results

Fuel savings of about 0.4 mile per gallon and minimal maintenance costs for Trailer Tail aerodynamic fairings are reported so far by Mesilla Valley Transportation, which last began retrofitting the folding boat tail devices to its trailer fleet

February 4, 2011 - Industry News

Loves to Open 20 New Locations in 2011

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores plans to spend $230 million on new travel stops and improvements to current locations this year

February 3, 2011 - Industry News

Mica Announces Transportation Bill Field Hearings, Public Forums

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-FL) announced the locations for a series of national field hearings and public forums on pending major surface transportation legislation

February 3, 2011 - Industry News

Roadrunner Buys Morgan Southern

Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Cudahy, Wis., has acquired all of the outstanding stock of Morgan Southern Inc. for approximately $20 million in cash

February 3, 2011 - Industry News

More Dealers Added to eStar Network

The Navistar-Modec EV Alliance announced several additions to its sales, service and support network for the eStar all-electric truck

February 3, 2011 - Industry News

Ustian Featured Speaker at HDMA Briefing

Daniel C. Ustian, chairman, president and CEO of Navistar International Corp., will be the keynote speaker at the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association's 21st Annual Breakfast and Briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., April 1

Tags: Events

February 3, 2011 - Industry News

NAFA Opens Submissions For 2011 Sustainable Fleet Awards

The NAFA Fleet Management Association has opened submissions for its 2011 Sustainable Fleet Awards

February 3, 2011 - Industry News

January Truck Orders Stronger Than Expected

Preliminary data shows North American Class 8 truck orders in January rose more than 300 percent compared to the same month a year ago.

February 2, 2011 - Industry News

Old Dominion Freight Line Fourth-Quarter Earnings Up 127 Percent

Old Dominion Freight Line reported its fourth-quarter 2010 revenue increased 28.3% to $399 million from $310.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2009, while net income was $22.1 million, up 127.8% from $9.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2009

February 2, 2011 - Industry News

New Headquarters for Carlisle Brake & Friction

In conjunction with the Carlisle Companies' launch of a new segment named Carlisle Brake & Friction, effective Jan. 1, 2011, the new global headquarters for Carlisle Brake & Friction will be located in Solon, Ohio, former headquarters to the Hawk Corporation's Wellman Products Group

February 2, 2011 - Industry News

Con-way Reports Improved Quarterly, Full-Year Results

Con-way Inc. reported net income for the fourth quarter of 2010 of $2.4 million, or 4 cents per diluted share. The results compare to a fourth-quarter 2009 net loss of $1.9 million, or 4 cents per diluted share

February 2, 2011 - Industry News

UPS 4th Quarter Earnings Surge; All-Time High Predicted for 2011

UPS announced adjusted better-than-expected earnings this week for the fourth quarter of 2010

February 2, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore Reports Flatbed Loads Up, Reefers and Dry Vans Stable

Truckload freight continued to increase nationwide for flatbeds on TransCore's DAT Network of load boards for the week ending Jan. 29, while freight availability remained stable for refrigerated and dry vans, compared to the previous week

February 2, 2011 - Industry News

Parts Suppliers Submit Comments on Heavy-Duty Fuel Efficiency Standard

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association submitted comments this week to the Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the agencies' coordinated effort to establish the first-ever standards for fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emission standards for medium- and heavy-duty engines and vehicles

February 2, 2011 - Industry News

Paccar Announces Improved Fourth Quarter Revenues and Net Profit

Award-winning DAF truck helped Paccar in Europe.

Paccar reported improved fourth quarter 2010 revenues and net income compared to the same period in 2009, achieving 72 consecutive years of net profit

February 2, 2011 - Industry News

Timken to Invest $35 Million in Ohio Plant

The Timken Company plans to invest approximately $35 million to install a high-volume, in-line forge press at its Faircrest rolling mill facility in Canton, Ohio

February 2, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Truck Driver Training School Offers Online Training

Diesel Truck Driver Training School, Sun Prairie, Wis., offers a new online training for students who wish to acquire their Commercial Driver's License. The program is considered a stepping stone to Diesel Truck Driver Training School's hands-on commercial driving classes

February 1, 2011 - Industry News

Questions Arise About Study Used to Justify 34-Hour Restart Change

Truck drivers were not among the subjects studied in research used to justify requiring two midnight-to-6-a.m. rest period in the 34-hour restart in the FMCSA's new hours of service proposal. (Photo by Jim Park)

Some of the scientific evidence used to justify changes in the 34-hour restart provision is being questioned by the trucking industry. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is relying in part on a two-part study conducted at Washington State University to say that the 34-hour restart should include two nights of rest

February 1, 2011 - Industry News

Q1 2011 Fleet Sentiment Report Buying Index Surges to New Highs

The quarterly Fleet Sentiment Report Buying Index as reported by CK Commercial Vehicle Research rose to a new high of 102.3 for the first quarter of 2011

February 1, 2011 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Nashville Location Reopens

TravelCenters of America will reopen a Nashville travel center this week that was ravaged by floods last May

February 1, 2011 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Driver Named Highway Angel

Bill G. Poulos, a professional truck driver for FedEx Freight of Portland, Ore., has been named a Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel for looking after the best interests of a small child caught in a bad situation

February 1, 2011 - Industry News

FTR's Trucking Condition Index Increases to New High

FTR's Trucking Condition Index rose to 7.1 in December, the highest level yet recorded during the current recovery

Tags: Economy

February 1, 2011 - Industry News

Dupre Logistics Establishes Supply Chain Division

Dupre Logistics, Lafayette, La., has opened the Supply Chain Excellence Division to help clients solve complex supply chain needs

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