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February 7, 2011 - Industry News

Fikes Truck Line Partners with uDrove to Offer Special Incentive Program

Fikes Truck Line has partnered with uDrove LLC, which provides electronic hours of service solutions and paperwork replacement programs for the transportation industry, to offer a special incentive program for its owner-operators

February 7, 2011 - Industry News

NHTSA Administrator David Strickland to Keynote Green Truck Summit

David Strickland, who as head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sets policy for motor vehicle safety and fuel economy standards, will give the keynote address at the 2011 Green Truck Summit Monday, March 7

Tags: Events

February 7, 2011 - Industry News

Budget Debate Begins with Proposal to Cut Transport Programs

House Budget Committee Chairman Hal Rogers kicked off this year's budget process with a plan that includes a 17 percent cut for highway and housing programs. The Kentucky Republican said that the $74 billion in overall cuts his committee envisions constitute a responsible and prudent level of funding for the rest of the fiscal year

February 6, 2011 - Industry News

"New Vision" for U.S.-Canada Border

President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada in the Oval Office. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper met last week to kick off a longer-term negotiation on border issues. The two signed a pact Friday calling for greater U.S.-Canada cooperation in trade and security

February 6, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore Analysis of CSA Numbers Shows More Carriers Have Alerts than under SafeStat

In its analysis of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new CSA program data, TransCore found that there are significant state and regional differences in particular BASIC scores and that more carriers have alerts under CSA than they did under the previous SafeStat figures

February 6, 2011 - Industry News

January Cass Freight Index up 27% Year Over Year

According to the Cass Freight Index, freight shipments declined in January for the second consecutive month, but were higher than levels for the same period in 2010.

Tags: Economy

February 6, 2011 - Industry News

YRC Reports Year-over-Year Improvement in Fourth Quarter

YRC Worldwide reported net income of $23 million and $0.49 earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2010, including a $52 million benefit from an income tax settlement

February 6, 2011 - Industry News

McLeod Software Experiences Record Growth

McLeod Software, Birmingham, Ala., has completed its fiscal year with a new record for sales growth. The company's 2010 fiscal year shows a 56 percent sales increase over 2009

February 6, 2011 - Industry News

Ancra to Distribute Goldline, Silverline Tarp Straps

Ancra International has been named worldwide master distributor for Goldline and Silverline brand Tarp Straps

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


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