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February 4, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Hub Group, Roadrunner, ODFL, YRC Worldwide

Multi-modal freight transporter Hub Group Inc. has reported increases in fourth quarter 2015 and full year profits as revenue for both periods drifted lower for the Illinois-based operation.

Tags: Economy, Old Dominion Freight Line, Roadrunner Transportation, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight, Hub Group, Fleet Earnings

February 4, 2016 - Industry News

Intermodal Freight Growth Strong Last Year

Photo: Intermodal Association of North America

Despite network congestion and economic headwinds, intermodal freight saw solid growth in 2015, but the level of freight was barely up in the final quarter, according to the Intermodal Association of North America.

February 4, 2016 - Industry News

Freightliner Names 2016 Hardest Working Cities

Left to right, Mike Howerton - Allan Haggai - Richard Saward. Photo: Freightliner

Freightliner Trucks has announced four cities that will be recognized as the Hardest Working Cities for 2016.

Tags: Economy, Freightliner, Severe Duty, Awards, Hardest Working Cities

February 4, 2016 - Industry News

Pure Power Technologies Goes Independent From Navistar

Pure Power Technologies has been acquired from Navistar by an investment group, allowing PPT to become an independent company.

Tags: Navistar, Fuel Injection, Mergers & Acquisitions

February 4, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Silver Lining for Manufacturing? Employment Gains, Service Sector Slows

Orders and shipments of factory-made goods were down in a report out Thursday, but earlier reports based on more recent activity indicates conditions may be on the verge of brightening.

Tags: Economy, Factory Orders, Non-Manufacturing, Employment, Factory Shipments

February 4, 2016 - Industry News

Peterbilt Showcases Model 567

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt Motors Company showcased three ready-to-work Model 567 mixer trucks, during this week's World of Concrete.

Tags: Peterbilt, World of Concrete, MX-13, MX-11

February 4, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Cummins Profit Sinks, Daimler Soars

Profit for engine maker Cummins fell sharply in the final quarter of last year due to lower global demand, leading it to scale down plans for its new light-duty engines in North America, while Daimler AG saw record profits for 2015,

Tags: Economy, Cummins, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America, Global

February 3, 2016 - Industry News

ATD and HDT Announce Truck Dealer of the Year Nominees

Last year's winner, Scott McCandless, president of McCandless Truck Center. Photo: Sherb Brown

The American Truck Dealers, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine and Procede Software have announced the nominees for the 2016 Truck Dealer of the Year award.

Tags: American Truck Dealers, NADA, Truck Dealer of the Year, Awards, Truck Dealers

February 3, 2016 - Industry News

Court Peels Back New York’s Highway Use and Decal Fees

New York State’s Supreme Court has ruled as unconstitutional the highway-use registration and decal fees imposed on all trucks that operate in the Empire State.

Tags: New York State, User Fees

February 3, 2016 - Industry News

Dana Holding Acquires Magnum Gaskets

Dana Holding Corporation has competed its acquisition of Magnum Gaskets, a U.S.-based supplier of aftermarket gaskets and sealing products for commercial-vehicle and automotive applications.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Dana Holding Corp., Mergers & Acquisitions

February 3, 2016 - Industry News

ArcBest Elects CEO as Chairman of the Board

Judy McReynolds Photo: ArcBest

ArcBest president and chief executive officer Judy R. McReynolds has been elected chairman of the board of directors, succeeding Robert A. Young, who is retiring.

Tags: Leadership, People, ArcBest Corp.

February 3, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Meritor, Eaton, Wabash National, ArcBest, C.H. Robinson

Earnings season continues this week and with it are the first numbers from major trucking suppliers, such as Meritor, Eaton and Wabash National, in addition to those from trucking operations ArcBest and C.H. Robinson.

Tags: Economy, Eaton, Meritor, Eaton Corp., ABF, Wabash National, C.H. Robinson, ArcBest Corp., Fleet Earnings

February 3, 2016 - Industry News

Colorado Offers $4M in Grants for Alt-Fuels

Fleets predominantly working within the marked region qualify for the AFV funding.

Fleets in Colorado can now apply for funding to pay for the incremental cost of alternative-fuel vehicles (AFVs). Public fleets can receive between $7,000 and $35,000 for each vehicle.

Tags: Grant Funding, State Grants, Colorado

February 3, 2016 - Industry News

January Sees Lackluster Class 8 Truck Orders

January was a tough month for truck manufacturers as Class 8 truck orders were down 35% compared to the previous month, according to a preliminary report from ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

February 3, 2016 - Industry News

Heavy-Duty Aftermarket in ‘Learning Spiral’

Photo: Denise Rondini

A panel of fleets, dealers, parts distributors and repair garages had far-reaching discussions while taking a 360-degree view of the aftermarket at the recent Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas.

Tags: Technology, Aftermarket, HDAD, HDAW

February 3, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Fail to Follow Surge in Freight

Load-to-truck ratios on the spot truckload freight market got a bump during the week ending Jan. 30, possibly due to pent-up demand after the previous week’s storms, but that failed to materialize into better freight rates which were also down for the entire month.

Tags: Economy, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

February 3, 2016 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Team Finalists for Four Journalism Awards

Heavy Duty Trucking editors have been named finalists in four categories in the 2016 Jesse H. Neal Business Journalism Awards, which reward excellence in journalism for business-to-business media.

Tags: HDT Magazine

February 2, 2016 - Industry News

Survey: Fleets Report Good Environment Entering 2016

Truck fleets surveyed in mid-January feel like business is pretty solid, but many are in a wait-and-see mode when it comes to planning to add capacity this year.

Tags: Survey, CKCVR

February 2, 2016 - Product News

Mack Offers Standard Telematics on TerraPro With MP Engine

Photo: Mack

Mack’s integrated diagnostics and telematics product quickly diagnoses problems and automatically schedules dealer repairs, and confirms that needed parts are in stock and ready to install, all while the truck is still on the job.

Tags: Mack Trucks, On-Board Diagnostic System, Mack TerraPro, Connected Diagnostics, telematics

February 2, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Transport Buying 1,500 Peterbilt Model 579s

Photo via Peterbilt

Iowa-based flatbed carrier TMC Transportation has ordered 1,500 Peterbilt Model 579s as part of a multi-year agreement.

Tags: Peterbilt, Truck Orders, Model 579, Driver Retention

February 2, 2016 - Industry News

Vipar Heavy Duty Names Global Parts Network COO

Suzan Joyce Photo: Vipar Heavy Duty

Suzan Joyce has been named chief operating officer for Global Parts Network, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vipar Heavy Duty.

Tags: Leadership, Vipar Heavy Duty, People, Distributors, Parts and Service

February 2, 2016 - Product News

Eaton Expands AMT Line for Vocational Use

Eaton's Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated transmission. Photo: Eaton

Eaton has expanded coverage of its Fuller Advantage series of automated overdrive transmissions to include use in vocational applications, offering features that improve vehicle control and other capabilities.

Tags: Eaton, Automated Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions, Transmissions, Vocational Trucks

February 2, 2016 - Industry News

Love’s Travel Stops Acquires CNG Provider Trillium

The acqurisition will add 37 public-access CNG locations to Love's network. Image: Love's

Love’s Travel Stops has agreed to purchase compressed natural gas provider Trillium CNG in a deal that will add 37 public-access CNG locations to the truck stop company’s network.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Trillium CNG, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations

February 2, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: UPS, USA Truck, Ryder Report Profit Gains

UPS Inc. reported its profit skyrocketed in the fourth quarter of the year, totaling $1.33 billion compared to $453 million a year earlier as the company also beat an earnings forecast. USA Truck and Ryder also saw higher profits.

Tags: Economy, UPS, Ryder System, USA Truck, UPS Freight, Fleet Earnings

February 1, 2016 - Product News

Analysis: Digging Deeper into Navistar's New International HX

International HXs are based on the outgoing PayStar, but bold front-end styling alone is almost enough to merit “new” billing. Other features clinch it. Photo: Tom Berg

A mock police chase may have lent humor to Navistar’s unveiling Monday of its new International HX series of vocational trucks, but the HX represents serious business for the company.

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, PayStar, World of Concrete, Vocational Trucks

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