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October 26, 2009 - Industry News

Amid Medium-Duty Exits, Buyers Uncertain About What Brand to Purchase

Truck buyers are undecided about which brand they plan to purchase to replace discontinued brands in the medium-duty market such as Chevrolet, GMC Trucks and Sterlin

October 26, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Cracks Down on Drug and Alcohol Use

Following the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's first national drug and alcohol strike force, more than 80 carriers face enforcement action while 77 commercial bus and truck drivers were taken off the road

October 26, 2009 - Industry News

PeopleNet's Service Network Ready For Repair

PeopleNet, a provider of Internet-based and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems, said its new North American service network of third-party service centers across North America are certified to install and service PeopleNet system

October 26, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Climbs to Highest Level in Nearly a Year

Diesel prices continued their climb for the third consecutive week, gaining 9.6 cents to an average of $2.801, the highest since Nov. 17, 200

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 26, 2009 - Industry News

Truck-Weight Workshop Provides Industry With Tools to Succeed

When instructor Greg Hayes begins one of his truck-weight compliance workshops, there are almost always a few skeptical faces in the class. But by the time the session is over, it's as though light bulbs have come on for everyone in the room. "It's like watching your kids succeed," Hayes said. "It's very satisfying to help attendees understand the technical issues of truck-weight regulations, an area of law which usually requires specialized knowledge.

October 26, 2009 - Industry News

USA Convoy Brings Total to $93,000 Raised

Following Convoy for a Cure - USA at Willie's Place in Texas on Saturday, $93,000 has been raised for Breast Cancer Research between the four convoys that have taken place throughout the U.S. and Canada this yea

Tags: Events

October 26, 2009 - Industry News

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Nov. 1-7

Next week, trucking companies across the nation will participate in the 14th Annual National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, an event aimed at celebrating and recognizing professional truck drivers for their hard work throughout the year

Tags: Events

October 26, 2009 - Industry News

ABF to Celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Arkansas-based ABF Freight System will participate in the 14th Annual National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, on Nov. 1-7, 2009

Tags: Events

October 26, 2009 - Industry News

DOT Forms New Safety Council

The Department of Transportation has formed a new Safety Council in an effort to address critical transportation safety issues

October 26, 2009 - Industry News

Marmon Highway Technologies to Host Technologies Expo

Marmon Highway Technologies will host its Ideas in Motion: The Marmon Highway Technologies Innovation Expo in Springdale, Ark., on Nov. 18-19, 200

Tags: Events

October 23, 2009 - Industry News

McLeod Launches New Financing Division

McLeod Software has launched a new internal financing division, McLeod Financial Solutions, to help customers access bank rate fundin

October 23, 2009 - Industry News

USA Truck Swings to a Third Quarter Loss

Dry van truckload carrier USA Truck announced a third quarter loss of $1.6 million, compared to net income of $2.4 million for the year-ago perio

October 23, 2009 - Industry News

Frost & Sullivan Honors Sprint With Product Strategy Award

Frost & Sullivan has recognized Sprint with its 2009 Award for Product Line Strategy in the North American Mobile Resource Management Marke

October 23, 2009 - Industry News

Zytek to Produce Powertrain For New Navistar/Modec Electric Vehicle

Zytek, a U.K.-based supplier of electric vehicle drivetrains, will be developing a 70kW powertrain for a new electric commercial vehicle by Navistar and Modec

October 23, 2009 - Industry News

September Tonnage Sees Slight Drop From August

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index broke its two-month upward trend, dropping 0.3 percent in September after climbing 2.1 percent in both July and Augus

October 23, 2009 - Industry News

Port of Long Beach Official Sticks Up For ATA Settlement

The executive director of the Port of Long Beach, Richard Steinke, is fighting back against the Natural Resources Defense Council's criticism of the port's move to settle with the American Trucking Association

Tags: Intermodal

October 23, 2009 - Industry News

Saia Pulls Off Third Quarter Profit After Cutting Costs

A second quarter loss caused less-than-truckload carrier Saia to kick some cost reduction measures into third gear during the third quarter, resulting in profits and a net income of $3.3 million from $2.8 million a year ag

October 23, 2009 - Industry News

Volvo Announces Third Quarter Loss

Volvo President and CEO Leif Johansson

Affected by continued weak demand in the vehicles market, the Volvo Group said it lost $427.6 million in the third quarter, compared with an income of about $293.57 million for the third quarter of 2008

October 23, 2009 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks North America to Merge With Mack as New Entity

Volvo Group will combine its North American truck operations, Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America, into one entity called North American Truck

October 22, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Rep Calls For Improvement in Border Infrastructure

In a testimony before a congressional panel, Stephen Russell, chairman and CEO of Celadon Group, said there needs to be an improvement to border infrastructure and procedures in order to up security and efficiency of freight transportation across borders

October 22, 2009 - Industry News

Caterpillar Names Owens' Successor

Caterpillar has announced that Douglas Oberhelman will take over as CEO of the company following the retirement of James Owens, 63, on July 1, 2010

October 22, 2009 - Industry News

ATA to Hold Webinar on CSA 2010

The American Trucking Associations will hold a webinar covering how the Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 will affect the trucking industr

Tags: Events

October 22, 2009 - Industry News

UPS: Performance Up From 2Q, Down From Year Ago

While UPS saw an improvement in its quarter results over the second quarter of this year, the third quarter still saw reductions in revenue and profit over the third quarter of 2008

October 22, 2009 - Industry News

Rush's Third Quarter Impacted By Weak Sales Market

The third quarter results of commercial vehicle dealer Rush Enterprises were impacted by the continued weakness in aftermarket parts and trucks sale

October 22, 2009 - Industry News

Ryder's Revenue, Earnings Drop in 3Q

During the third quarter of 2009, Ryder System experienced decreased revenue and earnings compared to the year-ago period, a reflection of lower fuel prices and fuel volumes, as well as unfavorable foreign exchange rate

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