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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

July 22, 2009 - Industry News

McCaskill Brings Back 'Hot Fuel' Bill

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) has reintroduced legislation requiring the installation of automatic temperature compensation equipment in all retail fuel pumps

July 21, 2009 - Industry News

Vipar Taps Two New Distributors

Vipar Heavy Duty has added Best Deal Spring and Power and Transmission to its roster of distributors

July 21, 2009 - Industry News

Study Withheld by NHTSA Finds Danger in Hands-free Devices

A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study, withheld from the public since 2003 and finally released Tuesday, found that hands-free mobile technology presents as much of a safety hazard as handheld phones

July 21, 2009 - Industry News

Foodliner, Quest Liner Join Ranks of SmartWay

Foodliner and Quest Liner, Dubuque, Iowa, have added to the ranks of the SmartWay Transport Partnership with their join this week

July 21, 2009 - Industry News

Volvo Head: Challenging Outlook for U.S. Truck Market

Volvo Group CEO Leif Johansson offered a pessimistic forecast for the U.S. truck market while announcing the company's second-quarter losses

July 21, 2009 - Industry News

Volvo Hands Out Great Minds Scholarships

Volvo Trucks North America has announced the winners of its first "Volvo Trucks Great Minds" scholarship

July 21, 2009 - Industry News

Big R Seminar to Cover Engine Failure

This year's International Big R Show in Las Vegas will feature a seminar on heavy-duty engine failure analysis

Tags: Events

July 21, 2009 - Industry News

FedEx Adds 92 Hybrid Trucks to Delivery Fleet

FedEx Corp. has added 92 hybrid-electric trucks to its delivery fleet, bringing its total number of hybrids to 264

July 21, 2009 - Industry News

Werner's Second Quarter Reflects Weak Freight Conditions

Werner Enterprises reported declines in revenues and earnings for the second quarter, given the challenging freight market

July 21, 2009 - Industry News

Two-Hour Radio Special to Focus on Truck-Only Lanes

During a special two-hour edition of its "ATRI on the Air" Sirius XM radio show, the American Transportation Research Institute will address the impacts and issues surrounding truck-only lane

Tags: Highways

July 20, 2009 - Industry News

Volvo, Mack Roll EPA 2010 Trucks Off the Assembly Line

On July 2, the first production-level EPA’10 Volvo VN was driven off the line at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Va.

Volvo Truck North America and sister company Mack Trucks both announced they have built production trucks with EPA 2010 emissions reductions systems on the assembly line

July 20, 2009 - Industry News

Organizers Gear Up for Expedite Expo

On Time Media is gearing up for its Expedite Expo 2009, which will take place at the Robert Convention Centre in Wilmington, Ohio, July 24-25

Tags: Events

July 20, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Offers Home and Work Delivery

YRC Inc. has introduced YRC Residential Solutions, a home and work delivery servic

July 20, 2009 - Industry News

Both Sides of I-75 Back in Business

Interstate 75 near Detroit is now back in business, with both northbound and southbound lanes open after a tanker crash last week closed 2 miles of freewa

Tags: Highways

July 20, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Continue to Decline

The average price of diesel dropped another 4.6 cents in the last week, the fourth consecutive weekly declin

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 20, 2009 - Industry News

Penske Adds Albuquerque Facility

Penske Truck Leasing has expanded into Albuquerque, N.M., with the addition of a 6,600-square-foot facility in the city

July 20, 2009 - Industry News

FleetPride Purchases Panhandle Truck Parts

FleetPride has purchased Panhandle Truck Parts, which has locations in Amarillo and Lubbock, Texas

July 20, 2009 - Industry News

Transport America to Hold Driver Appreciation Week in July

Transport America plans to hold its driver appreciation week during the last week of July

July 20, 2009 - Industry News

Senators Working on Amendments to Labor Legislation

From Capitol Hill come hints of a possible compromise on labor legislation

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