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August 4, 2010 - Industry News

Patriot Posts Profitable Fiscal Third Quarter

Patriot Transportation Holding managed to turn a profit in the third quarter of fiscal 2010, with net income of $2.6 million, or 83 cents a share, compared to a net loss of $0.4 million, or 13 cents a share, in the same quarter last year

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

SkyBitz Forms New Government Group

SkyBitz has formed a new Government Solutions group to provide remote asset management solutions for security and defense initiatives

August 3, 2010 - Industry News

Aluminum Use on Trucks Can Result in Payload, Fuel Savings

Switching to high strength, low weight aluminum in Class 8 trucks and trailers can eliminate 3,300 pounds from the vehicle weight and save as much as 1,612 gallons of fuel and 17.9 tons of carbon dioxide per yea

August 3, 2010 - Industry News

Wabash National Narrows 2Q Loss on Improved Sales

Trailer maker Wabash National narrowed its loss in the second quarter on significantly higher trailer sales

August 3, 2010 - Industry News

Crude Oil Reaches Three-Month High

After Monday's boost in oil on manufacturing sector results, crude oil rose to its highest level in three months Tuesda

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 3, 2010 - Industry News

Upcoming LA Sparks Game to Focus on Women In Trucking

The Women In Trucking Association will honor female driver Christine Leslie-Espinoza, mother of WNBA player Lisa Leslie, during an upcoming LA Sparks game on Aug. 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles

Tags: Events

August 3, 2010 - Industry News

Hybrid Truck Market to Grow With Incentives, Grants

Hybrid trucks, such as this Kenworth operated by New York City, are expected to catch on in years ahead.

The number of hybrid trucks being manufactured in North America and Europe will grow from 4,100 units in 2009 to 222,000 in 201

August 3, 2010 - Industry News

New Study Calls For Change in Highway Funding Program

The Reason Foundation study says federal fuel tax funds should be refocused on the Interstates. (Photo by the Virginia DOT)

The U.S. would have an additional $10 billion a year to improve our nation's highway system if the government stopped diverting federal gas tax funds to such projects as ferryboats, trails and mass transi

Tags: Highways

August 3, 2010 - Industry News

GE Webinar to Explore Benchmarking to Monitor Fleet Performance

An upcoming GE Capital Fleet Services webinar will examine the use of benchmarking to monitor fleet performance

Tags: Events

August 3, 2010 - Industry News

Old Dominion Approves Three-for-Two Stock Split

Shareholders of Old Dominion Freight Line stock will be issued a certificate representing one additional share for each two shares of common stock held on the record date of Aug. 9, 2010

August 3, 2010 - Industry News

Highway Service Ventures Joins Flying J Network

Highway Service Ventures is now operating its four travel centers on the East Coast under the Flying J brand

August 3, 2010 - Industry News

Celadon Results Point to Improving Freight Environment

The improving freight environment was reflected in the second quarter results of Celadon Group, which reported increases in revenue and income from the second quarter 2009

August 3, 2010 - Industry News

YRC Narrows Loss in Second Quarter

Less-than-truckload carrier YRC Worldwide narrowed its second quarter loss to $9.5 million, or 1 cent a share, from a net loss of $309 million, or $5.20 a share, in the 2009 quarter

August 3, 2010 - Industry News

Used Truck Market May Be Headed For a Shortage

(Photo courtesy of Arrow Truck Sales)

Fleets in the market for used trucks will likely have a hard time finding equipment in the years ahead, according to used truck dealer executives. While the economy was tough and left new and used truck markets with an overabundance of supply, carriers are now ready to upgrade their fleet with pre-emissions vehicles, according to Jack Saum, president of Beltway Companies of Baltimore

August 3, 2010 - Industry News

Love's Extends Scanning Agreement With Pegasus TransTech

Love's Travel Stops has extended its truckstop scanning agreement with Pegasus TransTech for another 10 years

August 3, 2010 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires Texas-Based Distributor

FleetPride, an independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, has acquired Heavy Vehicle Parts

August 2, 2010 - Industry News

California City to Open New Natural Gas Station

The City of Commerce, Calif., will open a new liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas fueling station this week, managed and operated by Clean Energy

August 2, 2010 - Industry News

AmeriQuest Acquires Cure Leasing & Maintenance

AmeriQuest Transportation Services has acquired Cure Leasing & Maintenance, which provides financing solutions and maintenance services to independent contractors and contract carriers

August 2, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Conference to Tackle Recovery's Impact on Trucking

The American Trucking Associations' 2010 Management Conference & Exhibition will tackle the economic recovery, mid-term elections, environmental issues and their impact on carriers

Tags: Events

August 2, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Rise Nearly a Cent; Crude Looks Up

Diesel prices continued to gain traction this week, rising nearly a cent to a national average of $2.928 a gallo

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 2, 2010 - Industry News

Manufacturing Activity Continues to Grow at Slower Rate

While the manufacturing sector expanded for the 12th straight month in July, activity fell 0.7 percent from June's level

Tags: Economy

August 2, 2010 - Industry News

Fleets More Confident About Buying in Months Ahead

Equipment purchasing activity is expected to improve over the next three months, as fleets add capacity.

After expressing cautious optimism for the second quarter, fleets are starting to be more confident about buying new equipment in the next three months, according to CK Commercial Vehicle Research's third quarter Fleet Sentiment Report

August 2, 2010 - Industry News

Seacastle Chassis Changes Name to Trac Intermodal

Princeton, N.J.-based Seacastle Chassis has changed its name to Trac Intermodal to better reflect the evolution of the company's strategy

Tags: Intermodal

August 2, 2010 - Industry News

Right to Repair Bill Stalled in Massachusetts House

Following unanimous passage in the state Senate, the Massachusetts House of Representatives took no action on the Right to Repair bill

August 2, 2010 - Industry News

Utah DOT Tests Deer-Vehicle Collision System

The Utah Department of Transportation has launched a pilot program to test DeerDeter, a deer-vehicle collision system. DeerDeter is a U.S. joint venture between Jafa Technologies and Austrian-based IPTE

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