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February 4, 2015 - Industry News

Wabash National Sees 4th Quarter Net Income Nearly Double

Photo: Wabash National

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

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Employers Add More Jobs in January, Service Sector Expands

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,

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

HDT Adds Award-Winning Trucking Editor

David Lee Cullen, HDT's new executive editor.

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

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

Saia Purchases Texas Third-Party Logistics Provider

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

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Market Rates Continue Drifting Down

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

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

ABF Freight Parent’s Annual Profit Nearly Triples

Photo: Evan Lockridge

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 CEO to Speak At HMDA Annual Breakfast

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

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Analyzing President Obama’s Highway Plan

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

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

Peterbilt Launches Set-Forward-Axle Version of Model 567

The Model 567 SFFA on display at the World of Concrete show. Photo: Tom Berg

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

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Western Star Names New General Manager

Kelley Platt is succeeding Michael Jackson as the Western Star general manager. Photo courtesy of DTNA

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

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Orders South Dakota Carrier, Driver Out of Service

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

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Mobile Commerce is On the Rise

Photo via IntelFreePress Flickr

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

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Heartland Fourth Quarter Profit Jumps 36%, Reports Record Annual Revenue

Photo: Evan Lockridge

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

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Shipments, New Orders Drop

A full report on activity at U.S. factories in December shows drops in both shipments and new orders, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Factory Orders, Factory Shipments

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Yokohama Makes Leadership Changes

Several organizational changes were made within Yokohama Tire Corporation announced Takaharu Fushimi, CEO of Yokohama Corporation of North America.

Tags: Tires, Yokohama Tire Corp., People, Promotions

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Connecticut Motor Transport Association Head to Retire

Michael J. Riley. Photo via MTAC

Michael J. Riley is retiring from his post as the president of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut after 29 years.

Tags: Retirement, Connecticut, People, State Legislation, Trucking Associations

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Washington State Files Lawsuit Against Trucker, Carrier Over Bridge Collapse

Water level view of the accident scene. Photo: NTSB

The Washington State Department of Transportation on Monday filed a $17 million lawsuit to recoup the costs of response and repair following the 2013 over-height truck collision that caused a portion of the Skagit River Bridge on Interstate 5 to collapse.

Tags: Washington, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, Skagit River Bridge, Bridges, Oversize Loads

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Fourth Quarter Profit Falls

Photo: UPS

Depending on how you look at it, parcel and trucking giant UPS either saw its fourth quarter profit fall a little or a lot compared to a year earlier, thanks to expenses incurred avoiding the previous year's holiday delivery delays.

Tags: UPS, Fleets, Earnings, UPS Freight

February 3, 2015 - Product News

WorkStar Available With Cummins Diesel

International Workstar 4x4 with Cummins ISB6.7. Photo: Tom Berg

LAS VEGAS -- The International WorkStar vocational truck is now available with the Cummins ISB6.7 engine, officials announced at the World of Concrete.

Tags: Cummins, Navistar, World of Concrete, International WorkStar, Vocational Trucks

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Eaton Increases Fourth Quarter Profit by 21%

Net income totaled $585 million compared to $482 while earnings per diluted share moved higher to $1.23 from $1.

Tags: Eaton Corp., Earnings

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Bridgestone Commercial Announces New Marketing Head

Marshall Hyzdu,vice president of marketing for the Commercial Tire Division at BATO. Photo: Bridgestone Commercial

Bridgestone Commercial hired Marshall Hyzdu as the vice president of marketing, taking over initiatives for OTR and commercial truck and bus product brands including Bridgestone, Firestone, Bandag and Dayton.

Tags: Leadership, People, Tires and Wheels, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations

February 2, 2015 - Industry News

Average Diesel Cost Falls to Near 5-Year Low

The average cost of on-highway diesel continues falling in most of the country, declining another 3.5 cents over the past week.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices

February 2, 2015 - Industry News

Obama Ups the Ante on Highway Spending

Will the President's budget force real conversation on the state of the nation's roads and bridges? Photo by Deborah Lockridge

President Obama has proposed $478 billion in spending on transportation infrastructure over the next six years in his $4 trillion budget proposal.

Tags: Highway Funding, President Obama, U.S. Congress

February 2, 2015 - Industry News

Port of New York and New Jersey Handles Record Cargo Volume

Photo: Port of New York and New Jersey

Annual cargo volumes handled at the Port of New York and New Jersey set a new record in 2014, surpassing the previous record set in 2012.

Tags: Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking, Port of New York and New Jersey

February 2, 2015 - Product News

ProStar Sleeper to Offer Bendix Safety System

International ProStar. Photo courtesy of International

The International ProStar will be the first truck to offer Bendix’s Next Generation Active Safety System. The system will initially be available on ProStar sleeper models with ProStar daycab and LoneStar models to follow later in 2015.

Tags: Active Safety Systems, International, Bendix, ProStar

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