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February 11, 2010 - Industry News

Seasonality, Other Factors At Play in Jan. Drop in Fuel Purchases

While a new index tracking diesel fuel purchases by truckers fell dramatically from December to January, the fall is most likely due to the normal seasonality of freigh

February 11, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Reopens Interstates Following Snowstorms

Pennsylvania has reopened Interstates 78, 81, 83, 76, 476, 676 and 176 today, following the winter blizzards that caused the state to close the interstates this week

Tags: Highways

February 11, 2010 - Industry News

Dependable Companies Purchases LTL Carrier

The Dependable Companies has purchased Matheson Fast Freight, an Elk Grove, Calif.-based less-than-truckload carrie

February 11, 2010 - Industry News

YRC Pens Deal to Secure $70 Million in Capital

YRC Worldwide's investors have agreed to purchase $70 million in new unsecured convertible notes in a private placement. The company will use the proceeds from the issuance of these new notes to pay off its 201

February 11, 2010 - Industry News

ACT: Improved Demand Coming in Second Half of 2010, 2011

Trends in the economy and transportation sector continue to indicate that things will get better in the second half of 2010 and that we'll start to see demand for trucks firm up this year and into 201

February 11, 2010 - Industry News

Remy to Supply Electric Motors For Use in Allison's Hybrid Truck Program

Remy International has signed a long-term agreement with Allison Transmission to supply Allison with Remy HVH410 electric motors to be used in the new Allison Transmission Commercial Hybrid Truck Program

February 10, 2010 - Industry News

Cadec Partners With Cell Data Services Provider

Cadec Global, a provider of advanced fleet management solutions, has partnered with Aeris Communications to offer new integrated and optimized nationwide cellular data services for its customers

February 10, 2010 - Industry News

TEC Equipment to Offer Cottrell Auto Transport Equipment

Commercial truck dealer TEC Equipment has signed an agreement with Cottrell Inc. to sell Cottrell auto transport equipment and related parts at its Portland, Ore., location

February 10, 2010 - Industry News

Carloads Down in January; Intermodal Sees Slight Improvement

U.S. carloads were down 0.7 percent in January to about 1 million carloads from January 2009, and down 17.7 percent from 200

Tags: Intermodal

February 10, 2010 - Industry News

Western Hemisphere Hard Hit By Cargo Theft; Mixed in Asia and Europe

The U.S., Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, Russia, India and the United Kingdom are the countries that are most at risk for cargo theft globally, according to the 2010 Global Threat Assessment report released by FreightWatch International

February 10, 2010 - Industry News

Carlisle Creates Carlisle Engineered Transportation Solutions

Carlisle Companies Incorporated has announced the creation of Carlisle Engineered Transportation Solutions, an entity comprised of Carlisle Tire & Wheel (CTW), Carlisle Industrial Brake & Friction (CIBF), and Carlisle Power Transmission (CPT)

February 10, 2010 - Industry News

Dupre Partners With GreenRoad to Improve Safety

Dupre hopes GreenRoad's technology will provide increased visibility into driving behavior. (Photo courtesy of Dupre Logistics)

Dupre Logistics has partnered with GreenRoad, a driving behavior improvement service, to complement its existing driver safety program

February 10, 2010 - Industry News

EIA: Diesel Prices to Reflect Recovery in Fuel Demand

The EIA expects diesel prices to average $2.95 per gallon in 2010 and $3.16 in 2011.

In the February edition of its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook released this week, the DOE's Energy Information Administration slightly lowered its expectation for diesel prices in 2010 and slightly raised its projection for 2011

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 10, 2010 - Industry News

Mexican Official Optimistic About Resuming Cross-Border Trucking

Mexico's economy minister predicted this week that the trade spat focusing on cross-border trucking would be resolved this year, as U.S. trade envoy Ron Kirk visited the Mexican capital

February 10, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Postpones Truck/Bus Crash Data Webinar

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Office of Analysis, Research and Technology has postponed its webinar, "National Truck and Bus Crash Picture," to next Wednesday, Feb. 17, due to the winter storm

Tags: Events

February 10, 2010 - Industry News

Rush Sees Income, Revenue Down in Fourth Quarter

Rush Enterprises said its fourth quarter was characterized by decreases in both net income and gross revenue, compared with the year-ago quarter

February 10, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Closing Interstates 81, 83, 78

With blizzard conditions causing impassible road conditions, Pennsylvania closed interstates 83, 78, and part of Interstate 81 at 12:30 p.m. and is expecting to close additional roads as conditions deteriorate

Tags: Highways

February 9, 2010 - Industry News

Used Truck Volumes Up; Prices Still Lowest Ever

Many fleets that have never bought used before are looking at it as an option to replace older trucks. (Photo courtesy of Arrow Truck Sales)

While the used truck market is seeing some strong improvement in demand and volumes, prices are at their lowest levels ever, according to Carl Heikel, president and CEO Arrow Truck Sale

February 9, 2010 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Joins Social Networking Sites

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is now part of the social networking community, with a newly launched Facebook page and Twitter feed

February 9, 2010 - Industry News

Trailer Bridge Reports Strong Fourth Quarter

Trailer Bridge attributes its fourth quarter performance to attributes the performance to high capacity utilization.

Florida-based Trailer Bridge seemed to come out of the fourth quarter of 2009 in a stronger position than most carriers, with operating income, earnings and net income all up during the period

February 9, 2010 - Industry News

Wabash Narrows Loss in Fourth Quarter Amid Weak Trailer Sales

Wabash sold 3,300 new trailer units in the fourth quarter, a 65 percent drop from the fourth quarter of 2008. Shown here is a refrigerated trailer from Wabash.

Trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corporation reported an operating loss of $11.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2009, compared to an operating loss of $87.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2008

February 9, 2010 - Industry News

Former FMCSA Administrator Gives Inside Look Into Trucking Regs

During a conference call hosted by Stifel Nicolaus Friday morning, Annette Sandberg, the former administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, provided an insider's thoughts on some of the most influential and pressing regulatory issues

February 9, 2010 - Industry News

MVASIST Service System Saves Time, Money for Mack, Volvo Customers, Dealers

Mack and Volvo say their Internet-based communications system has saved many hours of service write-up time and aggravation for customers and dealers since its introduction in 2008 and that all its dealers will be using it by year's end

February 8, 2010 - Industry News

GM Joins Ranks of Biodiesel Supporters With 2011 Diesel

General Motors has announced that its 2011 model year Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel engines will be fully compatible with a 20 percent blend of biodiesel (B20)

February 8, 2010 - Industry News

Snider Tire Purchases South Carolina Dealership

Snider Tire has purchased Consolidated Tires, a truck service dealership in South Carolina, bringing the total number of Snider Tire locations in South Carolina to nine

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