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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

October 23, 2008 - Industry News

More Details On APU Exemption

Earlier this month, we reported that the $700 billion financial rescue plan signed by President Bush contains a tax exemption for idle-reduction systems. The American Trucking Associations has some more details on that exemption

October 23, 2008 - Industry News

Penske Announces North American Open House for 2008-2009

Penske Truck Leasing announced a 16-stop North American Open House to display the new EPA SmartWay-certified Freightliner Cascadia with a Detroit Diesel DD15 engine

Tags: Events

October 23, 2008 - Industry News

Schneider National Bulk Hosts Emergency Preparedness Event

Schneider National's Bulk division hosted a hazmat preparedness event as part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's "Ready" campaign.

Schneider National, Green Bay,Wis., recently hosted an emergency preparedness exercise for the company and hazardous materials responders in northeast Wisconsin

October 23, 2008 - Industry News

Hackers Use SaferSys For Broker Scam

WIred reports that two Russian Immigrants have been charged with computer, mail and wire fraud for a brokering scam that involved hacking into a DOT web site

October 23, 2008 - Industry News

OPIS Webinar on Transportation Fuels Policy Change

The Oil Price Information Service is holding a 90-minute webinar on "Transportation Fuels Policy Change Under the New Administration," covering issues such as foreign oil dependency, global warming, tax incentives, new technology solutions, and alternative fuels

Tags: Events

October 23, 2008 - Industry News

Driver Score Card Webcast

TCA's Truckload Academy is offering the webcast, "Increase Productivity, Retention, and Profitability with a Driver Score Card," from noon to 1:30 eastern time on Nov.

Tags: Events

October 23, 2008 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Reports Revenue and Net Income for the Third Quarter of 2008

Knight Transportation, Phoenix, reports revenue and income are up for the third quarter compared to last year, but are relatively flat for the first nine months compared to 2007

October 23, 2008 - Industry News

Con-Way Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

Con-way Inc., San Mateo, Calif., reported increased revenue, operating income and earnings for the third quarter compared to a year earlier, despite weakening demand

October 23, 2008 - Industry News

ODFL Reports Higher Revenue and Earnings

Old Dominion Freight Line, Thomasville, N.C., announced that revenue and earnings increased during the third quarter of 2008

October 23, 2008 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

Rush Enterprises, San Antonio, saw revenues and income fall for the third quarter compared with last year, but notes that its balance sheet is strong and the company continues activities targeting long-term growth

October 22, 2008 - Industry News

Celadon Reports Increased Revenue, Earnings for Quarter

Celadon Group, Indianapolis, reported revenue for the quarter ending Sept. 30 (its first fiscal quarter) increased 9.8% to $146.9 million in the 2008 quarter, compared to $133.8 million in the 2007 quarter

October 22, 2008 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Reports Third Quarter Results

Arkansas Best Corp., Fort Smith, Ark., saw third quarter net income fall to $15.4 million, or $0.61 per diluted common share, compared to third quarter 2007 net income of $18.9 million, or $0.75 per diluted common share

October 22, 2008 - Industry News

Iteris Reports Record Revenues

Santa Ana, Calif.-based Iteris Inc., best known in the trucking industry for its lane departure warning system, reported record revenues for its second fiscal quarter

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