April 30, 2015 - Product News
Seeing Machines has announced the U.S. launch of Seeing Machines Fleet, an accident-avoidance solution that helps truck drivers and fleet operators better manage fatigue and distraction events in real time
Tags: Driver Safety, Accident Prevention, Distracted Driving, Fatigue
April 30, 2015 - Industry News
Old Dominion Freight Line saw first quarter net income increase 36.3% from a year earlier, totaling $62.5 million, driven by expansion in its market share and a new record in first-quarter operating ratio for the LTL carrier.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Earnings
April 29, 2015 - Industry News
Jeff Kahn, probably best known in the industry for his work at Ford Heavy Truck introducing the Ford Aeromax, has died at age 74.
Tags: Obituary, Ford, People, Marketing
Con-way Inc. on Wednesday announced first-quarter 2015 net income surged to $21.8 million, or 37 cents per diluted share, from $12.9 million, or 22 cents per diluted share a year earlier.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Fleets, Earnings, Con-way Truckload, Con-way Inc.
American Trucking Associations outlined three strategies to improve truck related traffic accidents in testimony before Congress.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Speed Limiter, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, ELDs
The 34-hour restart provisions for truck drivers, which currently remain under suspension, had a negative impact on motor-carrier safety when they were in effect by driving up crash risk, per a new ATRI research study.
Tags: HOS, ATRI, 34-Hour Restart, Crash Risk, Hours of Service
Daimler Trucks North America announced plans to increase production and employment at its Mt. Holly, N.C., truck manufacturing plant over the next three months.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Severe Duty, Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner
Quality Carriers has integrated PeopleNet technology platforms into approximately 2,500 of its tank trucks.The company is a subsidiary of Quality Distribution, Inc., which is a provider of bulk transportation services in North America.
Tags: telematics, PeopleNet, Bulk Tank
Meritor named President and Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey A. Craig the company's new CEO, succeeding Ivor J. Evans.
Tags: Meritor, People, CEO
Houston-based Universal LNG Solutions Inc. unveiled four long-range Freightliner Cascadia heavy-duty trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) that will be used by at least two national logistics fleets, the company announced.
Tags: Texas, Heavy-Duty Trucks, LNG, Freightliner Cascadia, Cummins Westport, Natural Gas Vehicles
Wabash National announced a five-year agreement with Aurora Parts & Accessories to be the exclusive supplier of aftermarket parts the company's trailers and brands.
Tags: Trailers, Aftermarket Parts, Supplier, Wabash National
The pace of economic growth in the U.S. slowed dramatically in the first quarter of the year, according to the first estimate from the Commerce Department. Economists disagree whether bad weather and port problems are largely to blame.
Tags: Economy, GDP
The mainly less-than-truckload carrier Saia Inc. saw its first quarter profit move higher, according to its earnings report released Wednesday.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Saia, LTL
The number of available loads on the spot truckload market decreased 2.4% while capacity increased 4.5% during the week of April 25 compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
April 28, 2015 - Industry News
At the National Private Truck Council annual meeting, economist Kenny Vieth declared private fleets are now “sitting in the catbird seat” because they are “poised for growth” as the economy keeps gaining speed and freight volumes keep rising.
Tags: Economy, National Private Truck Council, ACT Research, NPTC, Freight, Private Fleets, Driver Shortage, Information Technology
Paccar is recalling 443 model year 2015-2016 Peterbilt 220 and Kenworth K300 trucks for a problem with the cruise control decrease button, according to the NHTSA.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Recalls, Peterbilt Model 220
Port truck drivers from four trucking companies continued picketing at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, disrupting cargo operations across Southern California as far south as the border.
Tags: Ports, Teamsters, Strikes, Port Trucking, Independent Contractors, Intermodal, Labor Unions
Truckload carrier Celadon Group Inc., reported its profit in the first quarter of the year more than doubled from the same time a year ago.
Tags: Celadon Trucking Services, Fleets, Earnings
A measure of U.S. consumer confidence fell in April, its biggest drop since October 2013 and the lowest level in four months.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence
Profit for package delivery and trucking giant UPS Inc. increased 12.6% in the first quarter from the same time in 2014.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, UPS Freight, UPS, LTL
Cummins Inc. reported its first quarter profit increased 14% from the same time a year ago, totaling $387 million, driven by stronger demand in on-highway markets and distributor acquisitions in North America.
Tags: Cummins, Earnings, Engines
April 27, 2015 - Industry News
Swift Transportation Co. tripled its net income in the first quarter of the year, totaling $37.8 million, or diluted earnings per share of 26 cents, compared to $12.3 million, or 9 cents per share a year earlier.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Swift Transportation
The average U.S. cost of on-highway diesel moved higher on Monday for the second straight week as oil prices also gained last week.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Truck component supplier Accuride Corp. nearly broke even the first quarter of the year after losing more money a year earlier.
Tags: Accuride, Earnings, Wheels, Gunite
A legal challenge of the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks has failed after an appeals court found the California trucking groups that had filed suit lacked standing.
Tags: California, EPA, GHG Emissions, Owner-Operators, Litigation, California Construction Trucking Association
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