November 5, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. job market continues improving with a new report showing private sector employment increased by 230,000 jobs from September to October, the biggest gain since June.
Tags: Economy, Employment
Greenkraft Inc. has announced that the California Energy Commission (CEC) approved Greenkraft’s and Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.’s (EDI) joint application for a grant to develop a compressed natural gas (CNG)-hybrid electric vehicle.
Tags: PHEV, Greenkraft, CNG
November 4, 2014 - Industry News
October was the second best month on record for orders of Class 8 trucks, increasing 87% over September to nearly 46,000 units, according to FTR.
Tags: OEM, Truck Orders, FTR, Class 8
Summit Holdings opened a new truck lease and rental facility in Kansas City, Kan. It will also function as a parts and service location, housing 10 service bays as well as diagnostic equipment for repairs.
Tags: Leased Vehicles, Kansas City, Parts and Service, Fuel, Summit Truck Group
The McNeilus Next Generation Compressed Natural Gas system, already available for refuse and concrete mixers, is now available on more vehicle types, including construction, delivery, over-the-road, and other severe-duty fleets.
Tags: CNG Conversions, McNeilus, Refuse Trucks, Oshkosh
The American Trucking Association’s Safety Management Council honored fleets, safety professionals and a state association at the annual Safety and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition.
Tags: Safety, ATA, Awards, Safety Management Council
Forward Air Corp’s. motor carrier subsidiary, FAF Inc., is raising owner-operator pay effective Jan 4. The contractual base rate will increase by 10 cents per mile for team less-than-truckload and truckload express service, while rates for solo truckload express drivers will increase by 6 cents per mile.
Tags: Fleets, Owner-Operators, Forward Air, Driver Pay
Washington State saw a record-breaking number of cargo thefts in the third quarter of the year, along with a new tactics on the part of thieves that could signal a likelihood of further thefts.
Tags: Security, Washington, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch
The automaker issues five separate recalls affecting more than 202,000 vehicles in North America.
Tags: Ford F-150, Lincoln, Ford Transit Connect, 2011-MY, Recalls, Ford Crown Victoria, Ford, Ford Transit, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Ford Flex, Lincoln Town Car
A memorial service for former Heavy Duty Trucking Senior Editor James Stacy is set for later this week following his death on June 18 at age 94.
Tags: Obituary, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, People
The White House Office of Management and Budget has cleared a truck insurance notice for publication.The document, officially an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, will spell out proposed changes in minimum insurance requirements by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Tags: FMCSA, Insurance
The Green Fleet Conference & Expo rallied its 550 attendees back together for day two of the alternative fuels conference.
Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Fleet Events, Alternative Fuels
The trucking operation Forward Air Corp. announced its subsidiary, Central States Trucking Co., has purchased substantially all of the assets of Multi-Modal Trucking Inc. and Multi-Modal Services Inc., based in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Forward Air
November 3, 2014 - Industry News
The strong commercial truck market has helped Accuride Corp. to a second profitable quarter in a row, with a number of analysts upgrading their advice on the company's stock.
Tags: Wheels, Accuride, Earnings
Fuel and crude oil are continuing down the road toward lower prices, hitting levels not seen in at least nearly two and half years.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Omnitracs completed its $178 million acquisition of fleet management software company XRS, the company announced. The company began the acquisition process in September.
Tags: telematics, Information Technology, XRS, Mergers & Acquisitions, Omnitracs
TransForce CEO Alain Bédard said the Montreal-based company will spin-off the truckload business, possibly in 2015, followed by the waste division, which includes landfills, possibly a couple years later.
Tags: Canada, Waste Management, Truckload, TransForce
The Technology & Maintenance Council announced a “Fueling the Future” theme for its 2015 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, taking place in Nashville, Tenn.
Tags: Fleet Maintenance, TMC, Alternative Fuels, Fuel Management, Events
ATRI is looking for carrier input through its latest survey on detention time and the impact it has on industry safety and productivity,
Tags: Safety, Survey, ATRI, Detention Pay, Productivity
November 3, 2014 - Product News
Betts Truck Parts & Service announced that it would be providing advanced drivetrain product support by making its drivetrain products manager available to customers.
Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, Eaton, Drivetrains, Betts Truck Parts and Service
Transportation and logistics provider USA Truck Inc. has announced earnings for the third quarter of the year showing its most profitable quarter in eight years and its second straight quarterly profit.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, USA Truck
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the 17th consecutive month, its highest level since March 2011, according to nation’s supply executives.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Consumer Spending
Trucking and logistics holding company ArcBest Corp. has reported improved third quarter 2014 results, reflecting business growth at ABF Freight and all of its emerging companies.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, ABF, ArcBest Corp.
The Teamsters Union chalked up its second win at FedEx Freight when a group of 113 drivers at the company’s South Brunswick, N.J., terminal voted Friday to join Teamsters Local 701.
Tags: Drivers, Con-way Freight, Pennsylvania, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight, LTL
Trucking and logistics provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems reported record revenue and operating income for the third quarter.
Tags: Fleets, Roadrunner Transportation, Earnings, LTL, Truckload
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