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June Tonnage Gains 2.3% 
Truck tonnage rose 2.3% in June from last year, continuing a positive direction for freight that helped the year’s second quarter rise at a faster pace than the first quarter, American Trucking Associations said last week.

FedEx Freight Seeks Approval to Run Twin 33-Foot Trailers 
FedEx Freight wants to incorporate more widespread use of twin 33-foot trailers into its fleet as soon as next year to boost shipping efficiency and hopes to win congressional approval of those configurations in the next federal highway bill.

Coolants Require Check-Ups to Maximize Engine Life 
Although some fleets and truck makers are turning to extended-life coolants because they are said to lower engine heat and maintenance costs, they still require regular checkups just as conventional coolants do, suppliers said.





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YRC Worldwide Reduces Second-Quarter Loss
YRC Worldwide Inc. narrowed its second-quarter loss to $4.9 million, or 16 cents per share, from $15.1 million, or $1.72 per share, and raised revenue 6% to $1.32 billion.

Law Enforcement Disparities Create Uneven Playing Fields, Study Shows
State law enforcement disparities create uneven safety playing fields for carriers that have different operating patterns and mileage exposure, according to an American Transportation Research Institute study released July 31.

Profit Rises 27% at Old Dominion
Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. said second-quarter net income improved 27% to $73.8 million, or 86 cents per share, as freight volumes and rates increased.


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