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February 1, 2011 - Industry News

Landstar Reports 35 Percent Increase in Fourth Quarter Earnings Per Share

Landstar System reported 2010 fourth quarter net income of $24.1 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, compared to net income of$18.6 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, for the 2009 fourth quarter

February 1, 2011 - Industry News

Bridgestone Bandag Announces Price Increase

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions announced a 12 percent price increase on its Bridgestone and Firestone brand truck and bus radial tires, effective immediately

February 1, 2011 - Industry News

November NAFTA Surface Trade Up 15.5 Percent From Previous Year

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 15.5 percent higher in November 2010 than in November 2009, reaching $68.1 billion

February 1, 2011 - Industry News

FFE Opens Driving School

FFE has opened an FFE Driver Academy in Fort Worth, Texas

February 1, 2011 - Industry News

Cummins Reports Best Year in Company History

Cummins Inc. reported record profits for all of 2010, as well as record quarterly sales and profits for the fourth quarter, on the strength of significant growth in key international markets and improved productivity in its global manufacturing operations

February 1, 2011 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Reports Financial Results, Sees Strengthening in Global Truck Markets

ArvinMeritor, which announced it will change its name back to Meritor, reported financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31, 2010, with sales and EBITDA up, but negative cash flow and a greater net loss

January 31, 2011 - Industry News

New Proposal Would Greatly Expand EOBR Use

The proposed rule would require electronic onboard recorders for all of the approximately 500,000 carriers now required to maintain driver logbooks.

The new proposal on electronic onboard reporters vastly expands the rule the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration put out less than a year ago

January 31, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Rise for Ninth Week

The national average price of a gallon of diesel rose by just under a penny to $3.438 per gallon, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 31, 2011 - Industry News

Interstate Transport Opens Dedicated Asset Division

On the heels of its partnership announcement with DHL Global Forwarding, Interstate Transport Inc. announced the formation of Interstate Dedicated Inc

January 31, 2011 - Industry News

Work Truck Show to Feature Green Truck Ride-and-Drive

The Green Truck Ride-and-Drive at The Work Truck Show 2011 will be the largest in the event's history, with 22 hybrid, alternative fuel (including pure electric), and high-efficiency diesel work trucks available for attendees to drive

Tags: Events

January 31, 2011 - Industry News

Bosselman Opens Six New Boss Shop Locations

The Bosselman Family of Companies and Bosselman Boss Shops announced six new Boss Shop locations: five former Q Fix Truck Service Shops with locations in Kentucky and southern Indiana, and a former Flying J Shop location in Smithton, Pa

January 31, 2011 - Industry News

Vipar Heavy Duty to Distribute Noregon's JPro

Noregon Systems, a developer of diagnostic tools for the transportation industry, has teamed up with select distributors of the Vipar Heavy Duty Network to be resellers of the Noregon JPro product line

January 31, 2011 - Industry News

Trucks Carry the Most Freight in Almost All States, BTS Reports

Trucking is the predominant mode used by businesses to ship freight in almost all states, according to the Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

January 31, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore's Weekly Truckload Rate Trend: Van Rates Rising

Truckload freight rates started to rebound on the spot market from a mid-January low, according to this week's TransCore Trendlines report

January 31, 2011 - Industry News

ODOT sees improvement in commercial vehicle driver inspections

Inspectors with the Oregon Department of Transportation Motor Carrier Transportation Division are seeing small improvements in commercial vehicle driver inspections

January 31, 2011 - Industry News

FedEx Expands LTL Offerings

FedEx Freight, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., launched its new unified less-than-truckload network, offering customers the choice of two levels of service from a single company

January 31, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes EOBR Mandate for All Interstate Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing that all interstate trucks and buses be equipped with electronic onboard recorders to track driver hours

January 31, 2011 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Group Announces Acquisition of Bostrom Seating

Commercial Vehicle Group has acquired substantially all of the assets of Bostrom Seatin

January 30, 2011 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Reports Impressive Q4 Numbers

In its quarterly report released Friday, J.B. Hunt Transport Services said its fourth-quarter net income rose, as its trucking, intermodal and dedicated contract carriage units all reported improvement

January 30, 2011 - Industry News

Judge Puts Minnesota Fatigue Program to Sleep

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that the Minnesota State Patrol's use of CVSA Level III inspections to determine fatigue violates truckers' Fourth Amendment rights

January 28, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA to Hold Public Listening Session on Hours-of-Service Proposed Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced today that it will hold a public listening session on its hours-of-service proposal Feb. 17 in Arlington, Va

January 27, 2011 - Industry News

Payne Trucking Inc. Acquired by Napa Transportation, Inc.

Transport Capital Partners, LLC, is pleased to have assisted in the acquisition of certain assets of the dry van division and brokerage division of Payne Trucking, Inc., Fredericksburg, VA by NAPA Transportation, Inc., Mechanicsburg, PA

January 27, 2011 - Industry News

Canada Rolls Out New Road Safety Strategy

Canada's Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety have approved a new five-year Road Safety Strategy under which Canada will continue to strive to have the safest roads in the world

January 27, 2011 - Industry News

Household Goods Movers Antitrust Settlement gets Preliminary Approval

A federal court has preliminarily approved a class action lawsuit settlement against several van lines for allegedly violating antitrust regulations.

January 27, 2011 - Industry News

Milford, Conn. Gets New KW Dealership

Tri-State Kenworth has opened a new full-service dealership in Milford, Conn., easily accessible from Interstate 95, the Gov. John Davis Lodge Turnpike

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