January 30, 2008 - Industry News
The rising cost of fuel, new emissions regulations and environmental concerns are making hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles increasingly attractive to a wide range of companies and government agencies
The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has announced the winners of its annual National Fleet Safety Awards competition for 2007. Listed first through third place, the best in each division are
Heavy Duty Trucking magazine has won two Jesse H. Neal honors for editorial excellence in the 2008 American Business Media competition. The Neal Award is regarded as the Pulitzer Prize of business publishing
Two years of losses have prompted American LaFrance LLC, the emergency and vocational truck manufacturer, to seek bankruptcy protection, according to Bloomberg.
The South Carolina-based company, known as one of the oldes
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., announced fourth quarter 2007 net earnings of $54.3 million versus 2006 fourth quarter earnings of $57.8 million.
Financial results for the current quarter include an $8.4 million
Real gross domestic product - the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States - increased at an annual rate of 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2007, according to advanc
January 29, 2008 - Industry News
FreightScan, which offers technology solutions for the freight and logistics industry, has added two new functions to its FreightScan FS100 automated dimensioning system for cargo scanning.
Those functions include the ability
January 28, 2008 - Industry News
Increasing and maintaining profitability in a sluggish economy will be the focus of the Distribution & LTL Carriers Association's annual conference in San Diego, Feb. 17-19.
"Tools for Profitability: Driving the Bottom Line,"
Con-way Inc. reported net income from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2007 of $36.9 million, or 78 cents per diluted share. The results compared with fourth-quarter 2006 net income of $81.8 million
Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire has announced price increases up to 8 percent on the company's Bridgestone and Firestone brand tire lines, as well as all associate brand tires.
The announced increases o
BorgWarner Turbo & Emissions Systems recently conducted two on-the-spot warranty sessions for its aftermarket distributors.
The hands-on sessions were held at BorgWarner's turbo reman facilit
Corporate Express US Inc. is now fueling the majority of its delivery truck fleets in Colorado and Kansas with Blue Sun's Fusion B20 biodiesel - an ultra low sulfur fuel featuring 20 percent virgin oilseed-based biodiesel from renewable crops
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January 25, 2008 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 4.1 percent in December 2007, after rising 0.9 percent in November.
The latest increase was the largest month-to-month
Sugarland will headline Kenworth Truck Co.'s 20th annual Customer Appreciation Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 28, at the 2008 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.
"We're honored and excited to present Sugarlan
Bendel & Bendel Inc., a marketing communications company, has been selected by Aljex Software Inc. to provide marketing services for its transportation management software solutions.
Aljex, based in Middlesex, N.J., develop
Descartes Systems Group, a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider, has enhanced its route management solutions with extensive location-based service (LBS) capabilities
The U.S. trucking industry in 2006 hauled more goods than ever before in a single year, according to the American Trucking Associations.
ATA's American Trucking Trends 2007-2008 reports that the trucking industry hauled 69 percent
CareersinGear, a division of Dominion Enterprises, has redesigned its web site, CareersinGear.com, allowing easier. In addition, CareersinGear has launched a Job Alerts feature and a Trucking School section
January 24, 2008 - Industry News
Heartland Express Inc. reported operating revenues for the quarter increased 4.1 percent to $152.8 million from $146.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2006. Net income decreased 15.4 percent to $16.6 million fro
Covenant Transportation Group Inc. said that for the quarter, total revenue increased 3.6 percent, to $192.9 million from $186.3 million in the same quarter of 2006.
Freight revenue, which excludes fuel surcharges
Knight Transportation Inc. said fourth-quarter total revenues increased 6.6 percent, to $186.5 million from $174.9 million for the same quarter of 2006.
Revenue, before fuel surcharge, decreased 0.2 percent, to $151.9 million fro
USA Truck of Van Buren, Ark., announced base revenue of $95.7 million for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2007, an increase of 3.8 percent from $92.2 million for the same quarter of 2006.
January 23, 2008 - Industry News
During his first address as chairman of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) board of directors, Joe McAleese, president and CEO of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, encouraged members to be in a position to adapt
&The Service Specialists Association (SSA) has appointed Wade & Partners (W&P) as the management team to lead the association, effective immediately. The decision comes after the retirement of long-time executive director Cara Giebner
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