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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

July 21, 2010 - Industry News

GAO: Highway Bridge Program Needs More Work

According to the GAO, one in four bridges is either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.

In a recent study, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said much work remains to be done on the federal Highway Bridge Program, as one in four bridges in the U.S. is either structurally deficient and needs repair or functionally obsolete

Tags: Highways

July 21, 2010 - Industry News

Knight Capitalizes on Capacity Constraints in 2Q

Truckload carrier Knight Transportation was able to take advantage of the tightening of capacity during the second quarter, posting net income of $15.8 million, or 19 cents a share, a 26 percent boost over the year-ago period

July 21, 2010 - Industry News

Marten Improves Income With Strategic Initiatives

(Photo courtesy of Marten)

Marten Transport managed to improve its net income in the second quarter of 2010 by 15.2 percent from the year-ago quarter

July 21, 2010 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Narrows Loss in Second Quarter

Arkansas Best Corporation reported a loss of $7.4 million, or 30 cents a share, during the second quarter of 2010, compared to the $15.4 million loss in the year-ago quarter

July 21, 2010 - Industry News

PHH Arval Acquires the Center for Transportation Safety

PHH Arval has acquired certain assets of the Center for Transportation Safety, a provider of fleet risk management and training solutions, focusing on simulator, classroom, behind-the-wheel and mobile training programs for driver

July 21, 2010 - Industry News

TravelCenters Upgrades Truckstop Showers

TravelCenters of America has recently renovated driver showers at its TA and Petro Shopping Center locations with new amenities

July 21, 2010 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor to Invest in Expansion of Advanced Technologies

ArvinMeritor announced plans to invest $23 million over the next five years to expand its advanced technologies capabilities at its technical center in Troy, Mich

July 20, 2010 - Industry News

Trucking Applauds Derivatives Reforms in New Finance Law

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (R) joined Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (L) at a press conference last week, following a final passage vote on Wall Street reform legislation.

The financial reform bill President Obama will sign today includes a provision that will lead to tougher regulation of derivatives trading, a move applauded by trucking interests that blame fuel price run-ups on excessive speculation in oil price futures

July 20, 2010 - Industry News

Production Begins on Kenworth's T700

Kenworth Truck Company's new aerodynamic T700 truck is now in full production at its manufacturing plant in Chillicothe, Ohio

July 20, 2010 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Reach Highest Level This Year

June posted nearly 16,000 new orders for Class 8 trucks, ACT says.

June orders for Class 8 vehicles soared 93 percent above year-ago figures, reaching their highest level this yea

July 20, 2010 - Industry News

Long-Haul Collisions Are Lowest During First Half of the Year

Collisions and near collisions in the long-haul trucking industry are typically low from January to June, between 1 and 5 percent

July 20, 2010 - Industry News

New Wabco Unit Specializes in Remanufacturing Parts

Wabco Holdings has established a new operating unit, specializing in remanufacturing electronic and mechatronic components as well as traditional mechanical products for commercial vehicles and passenger cars

July 20, 2010 - Industry News

Continental's Steer Tire Lineup Receives SmartWay Verification

The HSR2 features a 23/32-inch deep improved cut and chip resistant tread compound; patented groove geometry for better resistance to cracking and tearing; a protective curb rib for high scrub applications; and visual alignment and tread depth indicators.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership has verified Continental Tire the Americas' regional steer tire line as a fuel saving technology

July 20, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins ISX11.9 Gets EPA, CARB Nod

Cummins has received certification from the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board for its ISX11.9 diesel engine, which will go into full production in Augus

July 20, 2010 - Industry News

CVSA's New Truck Safety Campaign Targets Teens

As part of a new strategy aimed at cutting commercial motor vehicle-related crashes, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said it will focus on educating teenagers

July 19, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Says MaxxForce 13-Powered ProStar+ Gets Better 'Fluid Economy' Than Competitors

Navistar International says third-party testing has proved that its ProStar+ tractor with a 2010-legal MaxxForce 13 diesel is more efficient than two major competitors when both fuel and diesel exhaust fluid are counted

July 19, 2010 - Industry News

Connecticut Gets Under Way With Rest Area Upgrades

Gov. Rell and state officials break ground at the North Haven service plaza on July 19.

Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell was on hand Monday at the groundbreaking for the redevelopment of the service plaza on the southbound Wilbur Cross Parkway in North Haven, the first of the state's 23 highway service plazas being overhauled

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