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July 24, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Security Council Presents Annual Awards

American Trucking Associations' Supply Chain Security & Loss Prevention Council presented its annual awards recentl

July 24, 2009 - Industry News

Carriers Less Pessimistic About Third Quarter

More trucking companies are not looking back on the first two quarters of this year, as pessimism in the industry subsides somewha

Tags: Economy

July 24, 2009 - Industry News

Second Quarter Brings Losses to Saia

Affected by weak tonnage levels and a competitive pricing environment, Saia posted second quarter losses of $1.7 million and a 21 percent decrease in revenue

July 24, 2009 - Industry News

NHTSA Posts Brake Rule

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has finished work on its long-awaited rule requiring shorter stopping distances for air-braked heavy trucks

July 23, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Sees Declines in Profit, Revenue

Con-way's net income for the second quarter dropped to $31.5 million, compared to $48.7 million for the second quarter of 2008. Revenue also fell 21.2 percent to $1.06 billio

July 23, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Economist: There Are Signs of Life in the Desert

It's been a steep downhill slide, the worst in decades, and recovery will be slow, but there are indications that we are approaching the bottom, says Bob Costello, chief economist for the American Trucking Associations. "We are just starting to see signs of economic life," Costello said Thursday by way of introduction to a Web-based overview of the outlook for the economy and trucking in particular

Tags: Economy

July 23, 2009 - Industry News

Hale Trailer Gets Talbert's Top Dealer Honor

Greg Smith (left), vice president of sales and marketing for Talbert, and Russ Losh (right), Northeast area sales manager for Talbert, present the award to Barry Hale (center), president of Hale Trailer.

Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel has been honored as Talbert Manufacturing's top dealer in overall sales performance as well as parts and service support

July 23, 2009 - Industry News

Arrow Truck Sales Now Serving Rocky Mountain Region

Arrow Truck Sales has introduced a new store in Denver to serve the Rocky Mountain region, a new market for Arrow

July 23, 2009 - Industry News

Eberspaecher Expands North American Presence with SCR

Eberspaecher North America, expanding its North American presence, will start building a new commercial-vehicle exhaust aftertreatment systems later this year at its Brighton, Mich., facility

July 23, 2009 - Industry News

Georgia to Shutter Two Rest Stops on I-85

The Georgia Department of Transportation will permanently close the I-85 northbound rest area in Franklin County as well as the I-85 southbound rest area in Gwinnett County

Tags: Highways

July 23, 2009 - Industry News

FTR Lowers Forecast for 2010 Truck Production

FTR Associates has lowered its forecast for 2010 North American production of Class 8 trucks by 12 percen

July 23, 2009 - Industry News

UPS's Profits Down 49 Percent in 2Q

UPS's second quarter profit declined by almost half, coming in at $445 million, or 44 cents a share, compared to $873 million, or 85 cents a share, during the second quarter of 200

July 23, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Insurer Expands Westward

First Guard Insurance Company, a specialty truck insurer, has been approved to write business in South Dakota

July 23, 2009 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor, Navistar Expand Supplier Relationship

Meritor axles will now be installed on International medium-duty trucks as well as IC Bus brand school and commercial buse

July 23, 2009 - Industry News

Rush Posts $1.5 Million Loss in 2Q

The decrease in freight tonnage and weak sales of both trucks and parts was reflected in Rush Enterprises' second quarter results

July 22, 2009 - Industry News

Knight's 2Q Results Show Little Change

Knight Transportation saw little change in its income and revenue from the second quarter of last yea

July 22, 2009 - Industry News

June Trailer Orders Down 23 Percent

June was the worst month for net orders of commercial trailers in the second quarter, landing at 23 percent below June 200

July 22, 2009 - Industry News

HDT Editors Take Home ASBPE Awards

The editorial staff at Heavy Duty Trucking received several awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, including two national awards and two regional awards

July 22, 2009 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Has Tough Quarter

Arkansas Best Corp. had a tough second quarter, marked by a net loss of $15.4 million, in the midst of a competitive pricing environment and weak freight levels

July 22, 2009 - Industry News

Marten Transport: Income Up, Revenue Down

Marten Transport's net income was up 29.1 percent in the second quarter from the same period of 2008, despite the fact that its operating revenue from truckload and logistics slipped 21.4 percent over the same time period

July 22, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Gets 58 Spots to Compete in National Championship

Fifty-eight of YRC Worldwide's drivers will compete in the 2009 National Truck Driving Championship

July 22, 2009 - Industry News

CarQuest, Gates Form Joint Sales Force

CarQuest Auto Parts has formed a strategic partnership with the Gates Corp. to assemble a CarQuest/Gates Fleet Solutions Sales Forc

July 22, 2009 - Industry News

Old Dominion's Low Tonnage Results in Poor Quarter

Old Dominion Freight Line reported decreases in revenue and net income for the second quarter, caused by a 14.6 percent drop in tonnage and a reduction in fuel surcharges, compared to the same quarter of 2008

July 22, 2009 - Industry News

Oakland Port Weighs Exemption to Regulate Drayage

The Port of Oakland Commission tentatively voted Tuesday to support a national goods movement policy, which would amend a federal law that limits local or state regulation related to the price, route or service of any motor carrier. In the meantime, the commission has directed staff to make some minor language changes to the resolution, to make it clear that Oakland is speaking for itself, not "all West Coast ports.

Tags: Intermodal

July 22, 2009 - Industry News

Despite Economy, C.H. Robinson Profits

Despite the continuing poor economic conditions in the second quarter, C.H. Robinson managed to turn a profit overall as well as in its truck segment

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