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January 31, 2008 - Industry News

New U.S. Trucking Industry Profile Released by Newport Communications

The 2008 Profile of the U.S. Commercial Truck Market, analyzing the universe of Classes 2c through 8 trucks, trailers and buses, is now available from Newport Communications Group. As with previous Newport Profiles, it provides a clear

January 30, 2008 - Industry News

Seko Opens New Office in Saudi Arabia

Seko, a global provider of supply chain solutions, has established a new facility in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Arabia office offers a range of multi-modal transport and logistics services, including customs brokerage

January 30, 2008 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Opens Gulfport Brokerage Branch

Knight Transportation has opened its newest brokerage branch in Gulfport, Miss., which will be operated by Knight Brokerage, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Knight Transportation, Inc. This new branch, locate

January 30, 2008 - Industry News

Bergstrom, Firefly Test NITE Sleeper Cab Cooling System

Bergstrom Inc. and Firefly Energy Inc. have agreed to test and co-market the NITE system alongside Firefly Energy's Oasis BCI Group 31 truck battery. The agreement is designed to give drivers and fleets a cost-effectiv

January 30, 2008 - Industry News

Work Truck Show Highlights Hybrid, Alternative Fuel Trucks

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

Tags: Events

January 30, 2008 - Industry News

TCA Names National Fleet Safety Award Winners

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

January 30, 2008 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Takes 2 More Neal Prizes For Editorial Excellence

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

January 30, 2008 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Takes 2 More Neal Prizes For Editorial Excellence

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

January 30, 2008 - Industry News

American LaFrance Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

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

January 30, 2008 - Industry News

Operating Revenue Up 11% for J.B. Hunt in 4Q

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

January 30, 2008 - Industry News

4th Quarter Gross Domestic Product Up Only 0.6%

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

Tags: Economy

January 29, 2008 - Industry News

FreightScan Now Offers Bar Code Scanning Solution

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 Profits in a Down Economy Topic of LTL Confab Feb. 17-19

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,"

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January 28, 2008 - Industry News

Con-way Reports Net Income Down for 4th Quarter

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

January 28, 2008 - Industry News

Bridgestone Firestone Price Hikes Begin March 1

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

January 28, 2008 - Industry News

Distributors Complete BorgWarner Warranty Training

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

January 28, 2008 - Industry News

Corporate Express Converts Fleets to B20 Biodiesel

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

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 25, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index surged 4.1% in December

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

January 25, 2008 - Industry News

Sugarland Headlines Kenworth's Customer Appreciation Concert at MATS

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

Tags: Events

January 25, 2008 - Industry News

Aljex Software Picks Bendel & Bendel for Marketing

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

January 25, 2008 - Industry News

Descartes Enhances its Advanced Mapping Capabilities

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

January 25, 2008 - Industry News

2006 Best Year Yet for Freight Hauling by Truck

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

January 25, 2008 - Industry News

CareersinGear Adds Job Alerts, Trucking School to Web Site

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 Operating Revenues Up 4.1% for Quarter

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

January 24, 2008 - Industry News

4Q Freight Revenue Up Slightly for Covenant

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

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