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January 29, 2010 - Industry News

Chevron's Earnings Down on Weak Demand For Fuel

Chevron Corporation's fourth quarter earnings were down 37 percent from the year-ago period due to weak demand for diesel and gasoline coupled with lower crude oil and natural gas price

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 29, 2010 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Volunteers to Help Clean Up Wreaths

Volunteers from Waste Management, Inc., the American Trucking Associations and others in the trucking industry are helping to clear the wreaths placed in remembrance of U.S. fallen soldiers during the Wreaths Across America campaign this past holiday season

January 29, 2010 - Industry News

Landstar Honors 101 As Million Mile Safe Drivers

Landstar System, a non-asset based supply chain solution provider, has honored 101 men and women as Landstar Million Mile Safe Drivers

January 29, 2010 - Industry News

Swift Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Independent Contractors

Getman Sweeney, a law firm in New Paltz, N.Y., has filed a class action suit against Swift Transportation and Interstate Equipment Leasing Co., alleging the mistreatment of truckers and misclassification of workers as "independent contractors.

January 28, 2010 - Industry News

CRST Van Expedited's New Lease Purchase Program Aimed at Teams

CRST Van Expedited has announced a new lease purchase program aimed at allowing team drivers to be more profitable

January 28, 2010 - Industry News

AAPA Opts Out of Ports' Efforts to Regulate Trucking

The Ports of Los Angeles, Oakland and New York and New Jersey have been trying to get more control over trucking operations at their harbors, but the AAPA wants no part of it. (Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach)

During a meeting of its Legislative Policy Council this week, the American Association of Port Authorities said that it would not be a part of the efforts by the ports of Los Angeles, Oakland and New York-New Jersey to regulat

Tags: Intermodal

January 28, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa Listening Session Allows Drivers to Speak Up

The fourth HOS listening session was held near a truckstop, so drivers could have more of a voice on the issue. (Photo by MTS Driver Recruiters)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's fourth and final listening session on the hours of service rule was focused on hearing insights from drivers themselves on what the agency should do

January 28, 2010 - Industry News

IdleAire Ceases Operations

Eighteen months after a group of investors bought a bankrupt IdleAire, the company will cease operations today after failing to find a buyer for the off-board idle-reduction technology provider

January 28, 2010 - Industry News

Werner Global Logistics Transports Medical Supplies In Haiti Effort

Werner Global Logistics has done its part in the Haiti relief effort by transporting medical supplies to Santiago, Dominican Republic, on Wednesday

January 28, 2010 - Industry News

Wind Energy Cargo Hauler Moves Wind Turbine Blades to Netherlands

In a multi-modal operation, ATS Wind Energy Services recently moved four of the longest wind turbine blades on record, measuring 55 meters in length, the company claims

January 28, 2010 - Industry News

USA Truck Widens Loss From Third Quarter

Despite several cost-savings efforts, USA Truck swung to a loss during the fourth quarter.

Dry van truckload carrier USA Truck incurred a net loss of $2.5 million, or 24 cents per share, during the fourth quarter, a wider loss than the third quarter of 2009

January 28, 2010 - Industry News

Arkansas Best's 4Q Reflects Weak Freight Environment

Arkansas Best's LTL subsidiary, ABF Freight System, lost $32.4 million during the fourth quarter.

Arkansas Best Corporation's fourth quarter was impacted by the weak and uncertain freight environment, with a net loss of $88.7 million, or $3.54 a share, versus a net loss of about $10.97 million for the year-ago period

January 28, 2010 - Industry News

J. B. Hunt Reveals Lower Income, Revenue in 4Q

J. B. Hunt Transport Services revealed its financial performance for the fourth quarter 2009, which was characterized by lower earnings and slightly lower operating revenue compared to the fourth quarter of 2008

January 28, 2010 - Industry News

Old Dominion's 4Q Hit By Tonnage, Fuel Surcharge Drops

Old Dominion Freight Line reported lower revenue and income for the fourth quarter of 2009 compared to the year-ago period, a reflection of a drop in tonnage, lower fuel surcharges and a continued competitive pricing environmen

January 28, 2010 - Industry News

NAFTA Land Transportation Trade Down 2.9 Percent

In November, surface transportation trade between the U.S., Canada and Mexico was down 2.9 percent from November 2008, landing at $58.9 billio

January 28, 2010 - Industry News

TCA Honors 17 Carriers As Best Fleets to Drive For

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge have named 17 winners of the second annual Best Fleets to Drive For survey and contest

January 28, 2010 - Industry News

Knight's Results Signal That Challenges Remain For Truckload

Truckload carrier Knight Transportation saw a slight improvement in revenue during the fourth quarter, but net income was down 18.6 percent from the year-ago quarter, a sign that the near-term challenges are still hitting the truckload sector

January 28, 2010 - Industry News

Pricing Remains Competitive For Werner in 4Q

Werner's loaded miles per truck grew 2.5 percent in the fourth quarter 2009.

For Werner Enterprises, the fourth quarter of 2009 was characterized by lower earnings and revenues compared to the year-ago period, a reflection of continued competitive pricing

January 27, 2010 - Industry News

South Carolina to Shutter Four Rest Areas to Cut Costs

This rest area on I-95 was built in 1975, and would require significant funds to make proper renovations, the state says.

In an effort to cut costs, the South Carolina Department of Transportation has announced it will close four interstate rest areas on Jan. 27, 2010

January 27, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA to Webcast Fourth Listening Session Today

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is holding its fourth hours of service listening session today, and the session will be webcast for those who cannot attend in person

Tags: Events

January 27, 2010 - Industry News

Landstar Lags Year-Ago Figures on Increased Claims

For the fourth quarter of 2009, Landstar System, Jacksonville, Fla., posted decreases in net income and revenue from the year-ago quarter, due to increased insurance and claims expenses in the quarter

January 27, 2010 - Industry News

Heartland's Results Reflect Continued Softness in Freight Demand

Heartland Express took delivery of 449 new tractors in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Iowa-based Heartland Express reported decreased earnings and income during the fourth quarter of 2009 compared to the year-ago period, a reflection that freight demand is still soft and rates continue to be under pressure

January 27, 2010 - Industry News

Health Awareness Walk Kicks Off at MATS

A Health Awareness Walk will be held for drivers at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., on Friday, March 26, 2010

Tags: Events

January 27, 2010 - Industry News

NATSO, TCA Panel Session to Address The Future of Trucking

NATSO, the trade association representing the truckstop and travel plaza industry, and the Truckload Carriers Association have teamed up to present a joint panel discussion on The Future of Trucking during their upcoming annual conferences in Las Vegas

Tags: Events

January 27, 2010 - Industry News

New Cargo Theft Database Goes Live Jan. 31

The ISO and the National Insurance Crime Bureau are gearing up to launch CargoNet, the new national database aimed at combating cargo theft, on Jan. 3

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