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July 23, 2010 - Industry News

FTR: A Slow Recovery Is Not Concern For a Double Dip

Since demand for air freight is going up, this is a good sign for trucking, as retailers were off about their inventory predictions, FTR says. (Photo by FedEx)

While the economic recovery has been showing signs of slowing, this is not cause for concern that we'll see a double dip recession, FTR Associates pointed out during a webinar Friday

Tags: Economy

July 23, 2010 - Industry News

Elgin Becomes a Navistar Diamond Supplier

Navistar International has honored engine parts maker Elgin Industries as a Navistar Diamond Supplier, one of 37 companies to earn the commercial vehicle manufacturer's award for product quality, delivery performance and cost efficiency

July 23, 2010 - Industry News

Study Points to Effectiveness of LNG Heavy Trucks

Trucks fueled by liquefied natural gas are the most effective option for reducing our nation's oil us

July 23, 2010 - Industry News

Fikes Truck Line Transports Lumber in Haiti Relief Effort

Fikes Truck Line has donated its transportation services to Weyerhaeuser to help with disaster relief in Haiti. After Weyerhaeuser approached the company to take loads at a reduced rate, Fikes offered to donate the services

July 23, 2010 - Industry News

Dupre' Forms Joint Venture With Oiltanking

Dupre' Logistics has formed a joint venture company with Oiltanking, a move that will allow the two to move into dry bulk handling and other refinery service operations

July 22, 2010 - Industry News

Second Quarter Earnings Jump 71 Percent For UPS

Delivery package giant UPS said second quarter earnings soared 71 percent over the 2009 quarter, while revenue grew 13 percent

July 22, 2010 - Industry News

FedEx Owes $3 Million to Massachusetts Over Contractor Status

Pittsburgh-based FedEx Ground has agreed to pay over $3 million to the Massachusetts attorney general's office in a settlement over the company's misclassification of drivers as independent contractors

July 22, 2010 - Industry News

New Bill Would Set National Freight Transportation Policy

The new bill would aim to reduce delays at international points of entry, make transit times along freight corridors more reliable, improve safety and reducing air pollution. (Photo courtesy of the Port of New York/New Jersey)

A trio of Democratic Senators introduced legislation that would give freight a seat at the national transportation policy table

July 22, 2010 - Industry News

EPA, CARB Workshop Examines Driver Defeat of SCR Engines

At issue is the question of keeping diesel exhaust fluid in the tank for proper functioning of selective catalytic reduction.

Changes to the EPA's 2010 emissions regulations relating to selective catalytic reduction technology are being proposed as a result of a suit brought against the EPA by Navistar. During a California workshop Tuesday, both sides had a chance to present comments. The Navistar lawsuit challenged guidelines issued during the implementation of the SCR technology. Navistar argued that the guidelines were in effect a rule and that the correct procedure had not been followed in the rulemakin

July 22, 2010 - Industry News

Smith Electric to Expand Production Capabilities

As demand has increased for its all-electric vehicles, Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. Corporation says it is ramping up its production capabilities. Built upon a decentralized manufacturing strategy, the company plans on adding manufacturing plants in each major urban market, starting with one in the fourth quarter of 2010, followed by another in the first quarter of 2011, according to CEO Bryan Hansel

July 22, 2010 - Industry News

Alabama Trucking Association Taps Boyd Bros. CEO As Board Chairman

Gail Cooper

The Alabama Trucking Association has named Gail Cooper as the chairman of its Board of Directors for the 2010-2011 fiscal year

July 22, 2010 - Industry News

Cargo Theft on the Rise This Year

So far this year, cargo theft gangs are seeking larger payoffs per theft, stealing two, three and even four trailers at a time, most commonly from terminals where trailers are more likely loaded with similar product. (Photo by Jim Park)

For the first six months of 2010, cargo theft increased 5 percent over the same period of 2010, with multi-trailer losses becoming increasingly commo

July 22, 2010 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Gain Traction in June

In June, trailer orders were up 103 percent on a year-over-year basis, with dry van orders leading the gain

July 22, 2010 - Industry News

Senate Passes Advanced Vehicle Technology Act

The Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee has passed a bill aimed at helping parts suppliers and vehicle manufacturers develop, implement and manufacture technology for more fuel efficient cars, trucks, and components

July 22, 2010 - Industry News

SelecTrucks Offers Test Drive Incentive on Automated Transmissions

SelecTrucks, a network of used truck retailers in the U.S. and Canada, is offering customers a $50 gift card to test drive a qualifying vehicle equipped with a Fuller UltraShift or AutoShift 10-speed automated transmissions

July 22, 2010 - Industry News

Rush Widens Profit on Used Truck Sales

Rush Enterprises saw some improvement in its results in the second quarter, with net income of $5.7 million, or 15 cents a share, up from a net loss of $1.5 million, or 4 cents a share in the 2009 quarter

July 22, 2010 - Industry News

Shipment Volumes Reflect Improving Conditions

The volume of individual consumer shipments grew 11.2 percent in the first five months of 2010 from the same period of 200

July 22, 2010 - Industry News

Swift Applies to Go Public

Swift Holdings, a newly formed subsidiary of truckload carrier Swift Corporation, has filed for an initial public offering of its common stock with the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to the filing

July 22, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo Sees Strong 2Q Results on Truck Demand

The Volvo Group posted strong second quarter figures on increased truck sales and an improving market environment

July 22, 2010 - Industry News

USA Truck Turns Profit in 2Q

USA Truck managed to turn a profit during the second quarter, with a net income of $0.9 million, compared to a net loss of $1.1 million for the 2009 quarter

July 21, 2010 - Industry News

EPA, CARB Workshop Examines Driver Defeat of SCR Engines

At issue is the question of keeping diesel exhaust fluid in the tank for proper functioning of selective catalytic reduction.

Changes to the EPA's 2010 emissions regulations relating to selective catalytic reduction technology are being proposed as a result of a suit brought against the EPA by Navistar. During a California workshop Tuesday, both sides had a chance to present comments

July 21, 2010 - Industry News

Covenant Returns to Profitability As Freight Strengthens

The second quarter 2010 results for Covenant Transportation Group indicate that the truckload carrier has returned to profitability, with net income of $2.9 million, or 20 cents a share

July 21, 2010 - Industry News

Werner's Performance Up on Increased Load Counts

Omaha, Neb.-based Werner Enterprises said earnings and revenue improved during the second quarter due to increased load counts, higher spot pricing and some contractual rate increases

July 21, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Engine Seminars Planned For Big R Show

Organizers for the 2010 International Big R Show in Last Vegas have mapped out this year's list of diesel engine seminars

Tags: Events

July 21, 2010 - Industry News

Parts Supplier Calls For More Intellectual Property Protection

During a hearing before the House Small Business Committee, a representative of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) called on Congress to ramp up intellectual property protection

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