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October 30, 2008 - Industry News

PAM Transportation Reports Losses

PAM Transportation Services, Tontitown, Ark., reported a net loss of $3.18 million for the third quarter, and a net loss of $7.34 million for the first nine months of the year

October 30, 2008 - Industry News

Teamster Carhaulers Have New Contract

Last week, Teamster carhaulers ratified a new national agreement that the union says "secures a record level of employer contributions for health, welfare and pension benefits",

October 29, 2008 - Industry News

Federal Maritime Commission Rules Against Parts of Port Programs

Trucks at the Port of Los Angeles

The Federal Maritime Commission Wednesday said it will seek to block parts of the Clean Truck Programs that went into effect Oct. 1 at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

Tags: Intermodal

October 29, 2008 - Industry News

Study Rates Canadian Provinces' Transportation Systems

Ontario has the best transportation system in Canada while British Columbia and Newfoundland have the worst, according to a new study that compares the transportation infrastructure of the 10 Canadian province

Tags: Highways

October 28, 2008 - Industry News

Hub Group Reports Record Third Quarter Earnings

Hub Group, Downers Grove, Ill., reported that strong intermodal volume growth contributed to the highest third quarter earnings per share in the company's history

October 28, 2008 - Industry News

Wabco Announces Chinese Joint Venture

Wabco Holdings, Brussels, Belgium, has signed a letter of intent with GuangDong Fuwa Engineering Manufacturing Co. (Fuwa) to form a joint venture for production of air disc brakes in China

October 28, 2008 - Industry News

Penske Opens Kentucky Facility

Penske Truck Leasing recently hosted the grand opening of a new location in Elizabethtown, Ky

October 28, 2008 - Industry News

Rigmaster Offers Incentive on APUs

RigMaster, Toronto, Ontario, announced its "Roll Back the Hands of Time" promotion

October 28, 2008 - Industry News

SMC Announces Agenda for Winter Conference

SMC announced the agenda and speaker line-up for its educational and networking conference, "2009 Jump Start: Supply Chain's Q1 Conference," Jan. 19-21 in Atlanta

Tags: Events

October 28, 2008 - Industry News

Utility Trailer Dealer Moves Boise Location

Utility Trailer Sales of Boise (Idaho) has relocated to a large, full-service facility

October 28, 2008 - Industry News

Pennsylvania's Biehler Named AASHTO President

Allen D. Biehler, Pennsylvania's transportation secretary, has been elected president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

October 28, 2008 - Industry News

Eaton Reports Third Quarter Earnings

Eaton Corp. reported an increased net income per share, sales and net income compared to the previous year

October 27, 2008 - Industry News

Covenant Says Third Quarter "Frustrating"

Covenant Transportation Group, Chattanooga, Tenn., reported increased revenue but a net loss for the third quarter

October 27, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Falls Again in September

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.9 percent in September, marking the third consecutive month-to-month drop

Tags: Economy

October 27, 2008 - Industry News

California Continues Crackdown On Companies Misclassifying Truckers

California's attorney general is suing three trucking companies operating at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, alleging these companies deny their workers benefits by misclassifying them as independent contractors

October 27, 2008 - Industry News

"Right to Repair" Passes New Jersey Assembly

The New Jersey Assembly Monday passed the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act, an issue that many independent heavy duty repair shops and distributors are watching closely

October 27, 2008 - Industry News

Fuel, Oil Prices Continue Falling

Diesel and crude oil prices continue to plummet from their summer record highs. The national average price of a gallon of diesel as of Oct. 27 was $3.288, down 19.4 cents from the previous wee

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 27, 2008 - Industry News

UPS First in Industry to Purchase Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles

As part of a public-private partnership to increase the commercial availability and use of alternative fuel vehicles, UPS Monday announced its first purchases of hydraulic hybrid vehicles

October 27, 2008 - Industry News

Intermodal Firm Maximizes Benefits of New Alabama Container Port

The new OHC Intermodal facility maximizes the benefits of the new container port in Mobile, Ala

Tags: Intermodal

October 26, 2008 - Industry News

FTR Associates Lowers Forecast in Light of Weaker Economic and Freight Demand

The Oct. 24 issue of FTR Associates' North American Commercial Truck and Trailer Outlook report reflects a significant reduction in 2009 vehicle equipment forecasts

Tags: Economy

October 26, 2008 - Industry News

Bendix to Buy SmarTire

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC announced it plans to acquire the business and related assets of SmarTire Systems Inc

October 26, 2008 - Industry News

California Unveils Latest Versions of Truck Pollution Regulations

The California Air Resources Board Friday unveiled its latest draft version of two regulations designed to reduce heavy truck pollution, one that would require diesel exhaust filter retrofits and the other that would require the use of EPA SmartWay-approved equipment

October 23, 2008 - Industry News

Feds Give S.C. Go-Ahead On I-73

South Carolina can move forward with plans to build the northern leg of I-73 now that federal officials have approved the environmental review for the project

Tags: Highways

October 23, 2008 - Industry News

NPTC Offers Private Fleet Management Institute

The National Private Truck Council will hold its annual Private Fleet Management Institute Jan. 17-21, 2009 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Tags: Events

October 23, 2008 - Industry News

DOT Announces Money to Repair Disaster Damage

The federal government is making $679 million available immediately to states across the nation to cover costs incurred to repair roads and bridges damaged by recent natural emergencies and catastrophic events

Tags: Highways

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