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April 19, 2010 - Industry News

Heartland Express Earnings, Income Down on Continued Weak Demand

Despite a tough first quarter, Heartland Express said it has seen some promising signs of life.

Truckload carrier Heartland Express reported lower earnings and income in the first quarter, a result of weak freight demand and pressure on rates

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

Nebraska Worker Classification Bill Does Not Negatively Impact Trucking

(Photo courtesy of MTS Driver Recruiters)

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman signed a bill into law last week, ending the practice of misclassifying workers as independent contractors in the construction and delivery sectors

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Up Slightly; Oil Continues Sharp Drop

Rising diesel prices will most likely negatively impact carriers, owner-operators and shippers, who'll have to bite the bullet this summer. (Photo by Ryder)

Diesel prices across the nation continued their upward trend, gaining half a penny this week to a national average of $3.074 a gallo

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

FCCC Wins Daimler Award For Zero Waste Efforts

Daimler AG has honored Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation with its Environmental Leadership Award for its zero waste to landfill efforts

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Posts New Presentation on CSA 2010 For Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has posted a new presentation on its web site to educate drivers about its Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010, or CSA 2010

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

SC&RA Elects Officers For 2010-2011

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association has announced its newly elected officers for the 2010-2011 term

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

Shorter-Haul Domestic Intermodal Loses Market Share

Over the past year, shorter-haul domestic intermodal has lost some of its share in the market, according to analysis by FTR Associate

Tags: Intermodal

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

March Orders Are Promising; Market Still Weak

March Class 8 truck orders were up 28 percent from the year-ago month, but the market for truck orders is still wea

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

Companies More Optimistic About Relocation Possibilities

More than one in five firms expect relocation volumes to increase in 2010, up from more than half expecting a decrease last yea

April 18, 2010 - Industry News

API Economist Warns of Potential of Bad Energy Policy

Texas City refinery complex. U.S. refineries are producing record amounts of gasoline. (Photo courtesy BP)

CINCINNATI -- The general public doesn't know much about the oil industry - and a lot of what they think they know is wrong, said John Felmy, chief economist for the American Petroleum Institute, Sunday during an educational session at the National Private Truck Council annual meeting. And that lack of knowledge, he says, can lead to misguided public policy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 18, 2010 - Industry News

PeopleNet Offers Bundled Services to Help Fleets Comply with CSA 2010, EOBR Regs

PeopleNet's new bundled safety packages feature its eDriver Logs.

CINCINNATI -- PeopleNet has introduced two new service offerings to help trucking fleets better use technology to improve safety and compliance, especially designed to deal with the CSA 2010 initiative and growing demand for electronic onboard recorders

April 18, 2010 - Industry News

NPTC Honors Private Fleet Execs for Industry Involvement

The National Private Truck Council this week honored several private fleet executives for their contributions to the association and to the industry with its annual NPTC Leadership Awards, presented during the NPTC's annual conference in Cincinnati

April 18, 2010 - Industry News

Qualcomm Collaborates with CAMS Software to Offer Back-Office Solutions for Private Fleets

CINCINNATI -- Qualcomm and CAMS Software announced Sunday that the two companies are integrating data from Qualcomm's on-board systems into CAMS' outbound and backhaul-management systems for private fleets

April 18, 2010 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Announces Labor Contracts for Carolina Plants

Daimler Trucks North America announced new three-year collective bargaining agreements for three of its U.S. manufacturing plants

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

ACOFAS Gears Up For Spring Tech Training

The American Council Of Frame and Alignment Specialists will hold its Spring Technician Training Clinic on May 18 and 19 in Fort Wayne, Ind

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

Manufacturing, Retail Sales Inch Up in March

The Federal Reserve said industrial production was up 0.1 percent in March, with the manufacturing sector alone jumping 0.9 percent in the one-month period

Tags: Economy

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

Oil Plunges to Lowest Settlement Since End of March

Following news that the Securities and Exchange Commission was charging investment bank Goldman Sachs with fraud related to subprime mortgages, oil prices plunged to their lowest level this month on Frida

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa Bill Raises Weight Limits on Country Roads

Iowa Gov. Chet Culver has signed a bill into law setting higher weight limits for six- and seven-axle trucks that travel on country roads

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

Bennett Motor Express Ramps Up Recruitment Effort

Specialized freight transporter Bennett Motor Express has ramped up its recruitment efforts with the launch of "Drive 4 BME," a new recruitment campaign to find more than 200 new owner-operators in 30 days

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

Michigan, Canadian Leaders Push to Build Detroit River International Crossing

Leaders from Michigan and Canadian business and labor, city and the state governments urged Michigan lawmakers Friday to pass legislation to allow the state to enter into a public-private partnership to build and operate the Detroit River International Crossing

Tags: Highways

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

Kenly 95 Truckstop Opens Subway Restaurant

Kenly 95 Truckstop, located at Interstate 95 and Exit 106 in Kenly, N.C., has opened a new Subway Restaurant, built as part of its new food court that also features Wendy'

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

Ingersoll Rand Emphasizes Green Practices Among Business Partners

Ingersoll Rand has established a green Business Partner Code of Conduct (BPCOC) to emphasize the importance of ethical, sustainable business practices among its business partners

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

FedEx Ground Wins Brownfield Award For New Transportation Hub

FedEx Ground received an Oregon Brownfield Award for the work done in transforming a former brownfield site in Troutdale, Ore., into a $129 million state-of-the-art package sortation hub set to open in late summer

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

UPS Earnings Rise; 2010 Expectations Are Higher

UPS managed to increase its adjusted diluted earnings per share by 37 percent in the first quarter, driven by growth in the company's international package and supply chain businesse

April 15, 2010 - Industry News

Virginia Reopens All Rest Areas Ahead of Schedule

Virginia has reopened the last seven of the 19 safety rest areas Wednesday, beating its April 15 deadline set by Gov. Bob McDonnell when he took office in Januar

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