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July 30, 2015 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: YRC Back in the Black, ODFL Profit Up 16%

UPDATED -- The parent to several trucking companies moved from a loss in the second quarter of last year to a profit in the most recent quarter.

Tags: Economy, Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleet Earnings

July 30, 2015 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Expands Preventive Service Plan

Photo of 338 model.

Hino Trucks will begin offering its preventive service care program HinoCare on its conventional, non-cabover medium-duty models, including the 238, 258, 268, and 338.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Hino Trucks, Preventive Maintenance

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

House Passes Short-Term Highway Extension

The House late Wednesday passed a short-term extension to keep federal highway funding going until October 29, right before members left on August recess, leaving the Senate to deal with before the looming Friday deadline.

Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund

July 29, 2015 - Product News

Aljex Offers Integration with 10-4 Systems

Aljex announced integration for its customers with the 10-4 Systems transportation marketplace, exchange and shipping resource .

Tags: Aljex Software, Integration, Load Board

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Disappointed in Proposed CSA Changes

The American Trucking Associations, in its comments on the FMCSA's proposed changes to the CSA, says the agency didn't go far enough.

Tags: FMCSA, ATA, CSA

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Saia, Heartland Express, Roadrunner, Con-way, Celadon

Five more trucking companies have reported quarterly earnings – but not all showed gains over a year ago.

Tags: Economy, Con-way Freight, Celadon Group, Roadrunner Transportation, Con-way Truckload, Heartland Express, Saia, Con-way Inc., Fleet Earnings

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

CRST Founder Dies at 91

Herald Smith Photo: CRST

CRST founder Herald “Smitty” Smith Jr. passed away on July 27 at his home in Door County, Wis., at the age of 91.

Tags: Obituary, People, CRST

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

13 Corporations Agree to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Photo courtesy of UPS.

Thirteen large corporations have signed the White House's American Business Act on Climate Pledge, with companies such as UPS, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo using "greener" fleets to help meet carbon footprint goals.

Tags: UPS, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, White House, President Obama, Emissions Reduction, Carbon Footprint, Alternative Fuels

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

Wabash Profit Increases, Meritor up on Adjusted Basis

Wabash's second quarter earnings showed a big leap in profitability from a year ago. Meritor results were hampered by a strong dollar and weak overseas markets but were up on an adjusted basis.

Tags: Economy, Trailers, Earnings, Wabash National, Meritor

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

Agility Fuel Systems CEO Leaves for GM

Barry Engle Photo: Agility Fuel Systems

Agility has initiated a CEO search process after Barry Engle announced that he will be leaving his role for a position at General Motors.

Tags: Leadership, People, Agility Fuel Systems

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Rates Continue Downward, Seasonal Trend

Seasonal trends continued to push spot market freight rates and availability lower for the week ending July 25, according to new figures released by DAT Solutions, the operator of the DAT network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

Penske Opens CNG Maintenance-Capable Alabama Facility

Photo courtesy of Penske Truck Leasing.

Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new facility in the Birmingham suburb of Alabaster, Ala., that offers maintenance for compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, among other services.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Alabama, Penske Truck Leasing, CNG

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

House, Senate to Move on Short-Term Highway Bill

It looks like Congress is going to kick the can down the road again when it comes to highway funding after what looked like a game of "chicken" in recent days.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Congress

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Outlines Zonar Role in Aftermarket Strategy

DTNA's Friedrich Baumann: "Our goal is to elevate what we have already done" in the aftermarket. Photo: Daimler

A key element of DTNA’s aftermarket strategy is greater collaboration with Zonar Systems, the technology firm that it acquired a minority stake in late last month as part of a long-term strategic partnership.

Tags: Telematics, Zonar, Daimler Trucks North America

July 29, 2015 - Product News

Eaton Beefs Up Transmission Reman Offerings

Eaton is introducing the Rebuilder Bulk Pack line of transmission components with several new Fuller transmission parts for aftermarket rebuilders.

Tags: Eaton, Aftermarket Parts, Transmissions

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

Roadrunner Acquires Stagecoach For Cross-Border Services

Roadrunner Transportation Systems has acquired Stagecoach Cartage and Distribution to help it expand its cross-border business into Mexico.

Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Roadrunner Transportation, Mergers & Acquisitions

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

TMAF Offers Trailer Wraps to Support Trucking

Examples of TMAF Decals. Courtesy of Trucking Moves America Forward

Trucking Moves America Forward is offering trailer wraps as a way to promote the industry image and education program.

Tags: Community Outreach, Trucking Moves America Forward, Vehicle Wraps, Image

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

Alcoa Forms Transportation and Construction Solutions Segment

Alcoa is incorporating its Wheel & Transportation Products and Alcoa Building & Construction Systems units into a single new business segment called Transportation and Construction Solutions.

Tags: Wheels, Alcoa

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

Cat Trucks to Initially Continue as Built by Navistar

Navistar-made CT13 diesel will remain the standard engine in Cat Trucks, as will the cab and chassis adapted from the International PayStar. Photo: Tom Berg

UPDATED -- What's next for Caterpillar and Navistar vocational trucks, now that Caterpillar's ending its Cat Truck assembly agreement with Navistar? Spokesmen from both companies talk to Truckinginfo.com.

Tags: Navistar, Caterpillar, Vocational Trucks, Cat Truck, Dump Trucks

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence Drops, Service Sector Rebounding

UPDATED -- Economic Watch: Consumers are not feeling quite as rosy about the U.S. economy, while a separate report shows a rebound in economic conditions for the U.S. services sector.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Non-Manufacturing

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Second Quarter Profit Skyrockets

Trucking and parcel delivery giant UPS reported a huge increase in its second quarter profit – 170% – despite a slight drop in revenue.

Tags: Economy, UPS, UPS Freight, Fleet Earnings

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

Cat to Split with Navistar, Build Own Vocational Trucks

CT680, introduced earlier this year, is the third version in the Cat Truck series. Photo by Tom Berg

Navistar says it will "leverage joint technology" to produce its own premium vocational trucks.

Tags: Navistar, Caterpillar, Cat Truck, International PayStar, Vocational Trucks, Dump Trucks

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

Cummins Profit Increases 6%, Paccar Jumps 40%

Truck engine manufacturer Cummins increased both second quarter revenue and net income, while truck and engine maker Paccar reported record quarterly net income.

Tags: Economy, Cummins, Earnings, Paccar, Peterbilt, Kenworth

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

Eaton Dual-Clutch Transmission Coming to DuraStar

Image via Eaton

The Eaton Procision line of dual-clutch, automated-manual transmissions will be available on International DuraStar medium-duty trucks in late 2015.

Tags: Dual-Clutch, International, Navistar, International DuraStar, Automated Manual Transmissions

July 27, 2015 - Industry News

House Won't Consider Senate Highway Bill

Barbara Boxer: "if we have a bill, we're sending it."

UPDATED: An issue unrelated to transportation may keep the House from taking up the Senate's six-year highway bill. The clock is ticking as funds run out midnight Friday and the House is leaving for August recess.

Tags: Legislation, Highway Funding, U.S. Congress

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