February 5, 2015 - Industry News
Former Daimler Trucks head Andreas Renschler started work this week as head of rival Volkswagen's trucks business, once again creating speculation that VW may look to North American shores as it works toward goals of expanding its global footprint.
Tags: Volkswagen, MAN, Scania, Global
The Association of American Railroads reports for the first month of 2015 the number of intermodal containers and trailers moved by U.S. railroads averaged 251,267 units per week, the highest weekly average for January in rail industry history.
February 4, 2015 - Industry News
The drop in highway fatalities included fewer deaths assigned to NTSB’s medium-and-heavy trucks and light-trucks-and-vans as well as less passenger-car fatalities, but deaths attributed to buses rose sharply.
Tags: NTSB, Highway Fatalities, Accidents
Michigan-based trucking and logistics provider Con-way Inc. on Wednesday reported its fourth quarter 2014 profit was more than twice what it was a year earlier.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Fleets, Earnings, Con-way Truckload, Con-way Inc.
The asset-light freight transportation and logistics provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. reported a 10.4% increase in its fourth quarter 2014 net income compared to the same time a year earlier.
The editors of Heavy Duty Trucking have announced the 2015 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, four fleet executives being recognized for their leadership and forward thinking.
Tags: Information Technology, Natural Gas Vehicles, Tankers, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, Driver Retention, Lightweighting, Vocational Trucks
Lightning Hybrids, designer and manufacturer of hydraulic brake regeneration systems for medium- and heavy-duty fleet vehicles, announced it has been awarded a full U.S. utility patent for the fourth generation of its parallel hydraulic hybrid system.
Tags: Hydraulic Hybrid, Brakes, Lightning Hybrids, Medium-Duty Trucks
A. Duie Pyle opened a logistics center featuring all of the company's services under one roof. It is located in Westampton, N.J., 25 miles to the northeast of Philadelphia.
Tags: LTL, Logistics, Truckload, A. Duie Pyle
Ford is adding 1,550 jobs to four production facilities to meet the growing demand for the 2015 F-150 pickup, Ford has announced.
Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Assembly Plant, Ford, Vehicle Production
Class 8 truck orders remained strong in January, with preliminary numbers coming in at around 35,000 units – an increase from January 2014 but falling below 40,000 units for the first time in three months.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
The third party logistics provider C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. reported on Tuesday a 21.5% increase in net income for the final quarter of last year while it improved 8.1% for all of 2014.
Tags: 3PL, Fleets, Earnings, C.H. Robinson
February 4, 2015 - Product News
Aljex Software is partnering with Logistical Labs to integrate Aljex’s operations software with the Logistical Labs LoadDex platform.
Tags: 3PL, Freight, Aljex Software, Freight Rates
Net income was $19.1 million, or 27 cents per diluted share on net sales of $527 million, a quarterly record for the third consecutive quarter...
Tags: Trailers, Earnings, Wabash National
Private sector employment increased by 213,000 jobs in the U.S. in January from December, according to the ADP National Employment Report released on Wednesday,
David Lee Cullen, who has been covering trucking exclusively for major industry magazines since 1981, is joining the Heavy Duty Trucking editorial team as executive editor.
Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, People
The less-than-truckload services provider Saia Inc. has purchased LinkEx Inc. an asset-light, third-party logistics provider based in Dallas, Texas.
Tags: 3PL, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Saia
Spot market freight rates and activity remained stuck in a seasonal lull during the final week of January, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
The parent company to trucking operations ABF Freight, Panther Premium Logistics and others reported profit increased 41% in the final quarter of 2014 while it nearly tripled for all of last year.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, ABF, ArcBest Corp.
February 3, 2015 - Industry News
Volvo Group CEO Olaf Persson will be the keynote speaker for the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association’s 25th Annual Breakfast and Briefing.
Tags: OEM, HDMA, Aftermarket, Volvo Group, Mid-America Trucking Show
A “Budget Highlights” document issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation details how the $478 billion apportioned for spending on surface-transportation infrastructure over the next six years would be put to work.
Tags: Budget, Highway Funding, U.S. Congress, President Obama
February 3, 2015 - Product News
LAS VEGAS -- Peterbilt launched a new set-forward front axle configuration of the vocational Model 567, made for mixer and other weight-conscious applications.
Tags: Peterbilt, Dump Truck, Concrete Mixer Trucks, Model 567, World of Concrete
Michael Jackson is retiring as general manager of Western Star Truck Sales after 10 years with Daimler Trucks North America. He is being succeeded by Kelley Platt.
Tags: Retirement, Leadership, Western Star, People, Daimler Trucks North America
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared a Mitchell, South Dakota-based trucking company and its owner-driver to be imminent hazards to public safety and ordered both to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate commercial operations.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Truck Drivers, Safety & Compliance, South Dakota
There is a growing trend toward mobile commerce according to business leaders at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas last week.
Tags: E-commerce, Aftermarket, HDAD, HDAW, Online Marketing
The trucking company Heartland Express Inc. on Tuesday announced fourth quarter 2014 earnings showing net income increased 36% from the same time in 2013 totaling $21.5 million.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Heartland Express
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