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  • Trucking invests $7.5 billion a year in safety: ATA to Congress
    Washington, D.C. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) told Congress today that the trucking industry invests more than $7.5 billion every year in preventing crashes on US highways. “The trucking industry places safety at the top of its priority list,”…
  • Fleet Sentiment Survey confirms tightening capacity at truck fleets
    COLUMBUS, OH – Conducted in July by CK Commercial Vehicle Research (CKCVR), the Q3 2014 Fleet Sentiment Report survey validates the tightening shipping capacity at truck fleets. Those who took the survey indicated in their responses regarding a fleet’s capacity…
  • Ryder offers promotion on refrigerated truck warranty
    MIAMI, Fla. – Announced today, Ryder System is launching its “Keep It Cool” promotion though the United States and Canada. The promotion begins on September, and offers a free one-year warranty on qualified refrigerated trucks. The warranty covers both the…
  • Anne Ferro of FMCSA resigns
    ARLINGTON, Va. – Announced late last week, Anne Ferro, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) administrator resigned her post. The American Trucking Associations president and CEO, Bill Graves said: “In her time with FMCSA, Administrator Ferro was a passionate…
  • Navistar launches used truck reconditioning program
    LISLE, Ill. — Navistar today introduced a new reconditioning program for used trucks, which includes a thorough inspection and two-year warranty. The company says its new Diamond Renewed program offers the best used truck value in the industry. Trucks bought…
  • Manitoba golf tournament raises big bucks for sick children
    WINNIPEG, Man. – At the eighth annual Manitoba Truckers Going The Distance golf tournament, the province’s trucking community raised more than $30,000 for the Children’s Wish Foundation. The event was hosted by Beaver Truck Centre and as put on to…
  • Crossing the finish line early: The trucking industry walks 25,000 miles in just 23 days
    TORONTO, Ont. – It only took 23 and a half days, but they did it. Over 300 participants from more than 30 teams across the US and Canada walked around the world in the month of July and they did…
  • TransForce to take over Contrans in mega-merger (Updated with Analysts’ Reactions)
    MONTREAL, Que. — Canada’s largest trucking firm, TransForce, has made a friendly, board-approved takeover bid for Contrans, another of Canada’s largest, publicly traded trucking firms. The proposed deal was for $14.60 per share, totaling an equity purchase price of about $495 million.…
  • Michael ‘Pinball’ Clemons named keynote speaker at Truxpo
    ABBOTSFORD, BC – This year’s Truxpo show will be graced with the presence of an authentic Canadian celebrity. Announced today, Michael “Pinball” Clemons, a former all-star running back, Grey Cup winning coach and president, CEO and vice-chair of the Toronto…
  • Trailcon Leasing looking to grow
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — An executive hire made by Trailcon Leasing in April is paying dividends, the company announced. Transportation industry specialist Paul Merryweather was named Trailcon’s vice-president, service and operations in the spring. “Paul arrived at just the right time,”…
  • Shippers should expect higher trucking rates: FTR
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Shippers should expect to pay more for freight transportation services through the remainder of the year, according to the latest FTR Shippers Conditions Index. FTR reported its SCI for May remained basically unchanged, with a reading of…
  • Tips on managing retreaded tires
    Shredded truck tires, or ‘road gators’ spotted along the highway are usually the result of poor maintenance and carelessness, not retreading, according to a major Latin American retreader and several tire organizations, including the US-based Tire Retread and Repair Information…
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  • Schneider expanding bulk intermodal service with additional capacity, service into Canada
    GREEN BAY, Wis. — Schneider has announced the expansion of its bulk intermodal segment, including new reaches into Canada and Mexico. The company says its bulk intermodal trailer service has seen load volumes increase 75% in the first six months…
  • Schneider Bulk Intermodal
    Schneider says it is expanding its bulk intermodal business.
  • Trailer orders strong through first half of 2014
    COLUMBUS, Ind. — North American trailer orders were up 45% through the first half of 2014 compared to last year. Orders dropped 1% in June to 22,000 units, but were still 42% ahead of last June. Year-to-date orders are 156,000…
  • Fontaine Fifth Wheel Group introduces new company, Fontaine Coupling Solutions
    TRUSSVILLE, Ala. – The Fontaine Fifth Wheel Group has announced today that it is expanding and introducing a new company – Fontaine Coupling Solutions. The new company will be focusing on the terminal tractor market and will be led by…
  • No job too large
    Penske's Lloyd De Merchant has been named Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year
  • Yokohama Tire moves its western region distribution centre
    FULLERTON, Cali. – Yokohama Tire Corporation announced today that it will be moving its western distribution centre currently located in Fullerton, California to Chino, California, about 22 miles away. The new location is located at 16388 Fern Avenue and was…
  • Date set for NATMI/KRTS driver trainer course
    CALEDONIA, Ont. – KRTS has announced the date of the next North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI) certified driver trainer course program. The course will be held this September 10 and 11 at the KRTS facility in Caledonia, Ont. The…
  • UPS' 2Q Profit Improves, Excluding Pension Charge
    UPS Inc.'s second-quarter profit improved 4.5% to $1.12 billion, excluding a one-time pension charge, driven by revenue growth in all of its shipping segments.
  • XPO Logistics Trims 2Q Loss, Plans Acquisition
    XPO Logistics said it narrowed its second-quarter loss and announced an agreement to acquire New Breed Holding Co. for about $615 million.
  • FMCSA Chief Anne Ferro Defends Agency's HOS Rule
    Outgoing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration head Anne Ferro defended her agency's regulations limiting the amount of time drivers are allowed to work, during what probably was her last appearance before Congress as the agency's chief.
  • C.H. Robinson's Income Rises 6%
    C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, said net income in the second quarter increased 6% to $118.6 million, or 80 cents per share, from $112 million, or 70 cents per share.
  • BNSF Presents One-Person-Crew Plan to Union
    A controversial BNSF Railway Co. labor contract proposal that would eventually cut some crews to one person from two is being outlined to union members this month ahead of a ratification vote.
  • Wabash's Second-Quarter Income Rises
    Trailer maker Wabash National Corp. reported its second-quarter net income increased as trailer demand exceeded expectations.
  • Paccar's 2Q Income Rises 9%
    Paccar Inc., which makes Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, reported second-quarter earnings rose 9% on higher truck sales.
  • Contrans Second-Quarter Profit Rises on Sales of Waste-Collection Business
    Canadian carrier Contrans Group's second-quarter profit rose, in part on the sale of its waste-collection segment, the company said.
  • Diesel Dips 1.1¢ to $3.858
    Diesel dipped 1.1 cents to $3.858 a gallon, its fourth consecutive decline and lowest price in eight months, the Department of Energy reported July 28.
  • Oshkosh's 3Q Profit Slips
    Specialty truck maker Oshkosh Corp.'s fiscal third-quarter profit dropped from a year ago as lower sales in the defense, fire and emergency segments outweighed gains in the commercial and access equipment sectors.
  • Eaton Corp.'s Second Quarter Income Drops
    Vehicle component maker Eaton Corp. said second-quarter earnings dropped due to settlement costs of $644 million concerning a cases with Meritor Inc. and Triumph Group.

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