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First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

First Lawsuit Filed Over Deadly FedEx Freight-Bus Crash

The first known lawsuit stemming from a crash between a FedEx Freight truck and a bus that killed 10 people earlier this month has been filed.The $100 million negligence suit was filed in Los Angeles by the attorney representing the mother of a 17-year-old ... [Published Trucking Info - 19 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Kenworth of Pennsylvania Opens New Parts and Service Location in Pittsburgh Area

Kenworth of Pennsylvania has opened a new parts and service facility in McKees Rocks, an industrial area and suburb four miles west of downtown Pittsburgh.The new dealership is located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s industrial area near the intersection ... [Published Trucking Info - 17 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Stoughton Trailers File Unfair Trade Petition Against China

Stoughton Trailers announced that it has filed an unfair trade petition regarding imports of 53-foot domestic dry containers (“domestic containers”) from China. The petition, filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission, ... [Published Trucking Info - 14 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Is Cloud Computing Right For You?

Today, fleets have an alternative to on-site rooms full of computer servers – using a hosted environment for your computing needs, known as cloud computing. In the cloud computing environment, the servers are maintained by a third party (or maybe your ... [Published Trucking Info - 15 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Heartland Earnings Jump 67%, Profit Falls 28%

Iowa-based truckload carrier Heartland Express has reported record operating revenue for the first quarter of the year, but its profit fell 28.4% from the same time a year ago.Operating revenue was $224.5 million, an increase of 67.2%, primarily due to ... [Published Trucking Info - 17 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Swift Agrees to $4.4 Million Settlement Over Driver Class Action Lawsuit

Photo: Evan LockridgeThe trucking company Swift Transportation has agreed to pay $4.4 million to settle a federal class action lawsuit over claims if failed to inform prospective drivers about their rights involving records used during the hiring pro ... [Published Trucking Info - 17 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Minnesota's Interstate 94 Closed This Weekend for Bridge Demolition in St. Paul

Photo Courtesty of Minnesota Department of TransportationBoth directions of Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., will close this weekend as crews continue work on the Highway 52 Lafayette Bridge east of downtown St. Paul.The road will close at 10 p.m. Friday, ... [Published Trucking Info - 17 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Economic Watch: Sales of New Homes Sink During March

Sales of new single-family homes in the U.S. plunged during March, hitting it lowest level since July and marking the third decline out of the last six months.A new U.S. Commerce Department report shows a 14.5% decline from February, hitting an annual ... [Published Trucking Info - 18 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Spot Market Freight Rates Recover from Last Week

Spot market freight rates have recovered somewhat after declining across the board last week, according to new numbers from the freight matching service provider DAT.From April 13 through April 19 reefers increased an average of 1.3% from the previous ... [Published Trucking Info - 18 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Knight Transportation Profit Soars

The truckload carrier Knight Transportation saw its first quarter profit surge 26% above the level from the same time a year ago, according to just released numbers.Net income for the Arizona-based operation increased to $19.1 from $15.2 million while ... [Published Trucking Info - 19 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Carper Will Air Fuel Tax Hike with Senate Colleagues

Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del.Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., is a longtime supporter of raising federal fuel taxes to pay for highways and will float that idea with his colleagues as they draft the next highway bill.Carper sees a gradual fuel tax increase as a fiscally ... [Published Trucking Info - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 2 reports

Smith’s Alive, CEO Plans Volume Production

Smith Electric Vehicles is alive and operating, even if it’s not building trucks for a while, according to Bryan Hensel, the specialty builder’s CEO and co-founder, refuting reports that the company had closed.A “strategic decision” to stop money-losing ... [Published Trucking Info - Apr 22 2014]

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"FMCSA stated that their field study results supported the efficacy of the new restart rule,” said ATRI. “Following a detailed evaluation of the field study report, ATRI identified a variety of technical issues related to research design flaws, validity of measurement techniques and interpretations and data conflicts within and across the study.”"
"Our truck sales performance outpaced the U S Class 8 retail sales market and parts, service and body shop revenues topped $300 million, setting a new quarterly record, despite harsh weather conditions and multiple shutdown days at our dealerships in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia during the quarter,” said W M "Rusty" Rush, Chairman, CEO and President of Rush Enterprises. “We believe these shutdown days represent approximately $3.5 to 4 $million in lost revenue potential, and equate to approximately two cents of earnings per share."
"We started out building 10 trucks a month,” Hansel told the JOC in 2012. “You can only attract certain providers at that volume,” he said. To reduce manufacturing costs, “you have to move from boutique to more mainstream suppliers."
"The first quarter of 2014 was marked by a truly challenging operating environment due to the extreme weather in many markets,” said David P Yeager, chairman and CEO. “While this negatively impacted our financial results, we are pleased with the way our organization responded to these challenges."

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Swift Agrees to $4.4 Million Settlement Over Dr... [Published Trucking Info - 17 hours ago]
Kenworth of Pennsylvania Opens New Parts and Se... [Published Trucking Info - 17 hours ago]
Minnesota's Interstate 94 Closed This Weekend f... [Published Trucking Info - 17 hours ago]
Heartland Earnings Jump 67%, Profit Falls 28% [Published Trucking Info - 17 hours ago]
Spot Market Freight Rates Recover from Last Week [Published Trucking Info - 18 hours ago]
Economic Watch: Sales of New Homes Sink During ... [Published Trucking Info - 18 hours ago]
Knight Transportation Profit Soars [Published Trucking Info - 19 hours ago]
First Lawsuit Filed Over Deadly FedEx Freight-B... [Published Trucking Info - 19 hours ago]
Carper Will Air Fuel Tax Hike with Senate Colle... [Published Trucking Info - Apr 23 2014]
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Schneider Immediately Hiring 200 drivers [Published Trucking Info - Apr 21 2014]
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ATA Files Petitions for Haz-Mat Exemptions [Published Trucking Info - Apr 21 2014]
CARB to Consider Delaying Some Emissions Rules [Published Trucking Info - Apr 21 2014]
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