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Quality Distribution Lowers Fourth-Quarter Forecast

Tank truck carrier Quality Distribution lowered its earnings guidance for the fourth quarter and full-year 2006, due to lower seasonal demand.

Transport Topics
January 29, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

TMW President Says Slowdown Not Expected for ’07 Sales

The president of trucking software provider TMW Systems said he does not expect a slowdown in sales this year, even as some trucking companies face a downturn in demand for freight-hauling services.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
January 29, 2007
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

E&MU: Coping With ’07 Emission Systems

The maintenance managers of two vehicle leasing companies expect few problems in their shops as the truck-operating industry shifts to the next generation of lower-emission diesel engines.

Rob Fernandez | Special to Transport Topics
January 29, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Truck Tonnage Index Rebounds in December, Rising 3.9%

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted truck tonnage index jumped 3.9% in December, following a 3.6% downturn in November.

Transport Topics
January 26, 2007
Business, Autonomous

USA Truck’s Fourth-Quarter Earnings Plunge on Lower Tonnage

Truckload carrier USA Truck on Thursday reported its fourth-quarter profit plunged to $1.2 million or 11 cents a share, from $4.3 million or 37 cents a year earlier, on lower tonnage and demand.

Transport Topics
January 25, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Critics Call Onboard Recorder Proposal Ineffective

The Transportation Department’s recent proposal to use electronic onboard recorders to monitor driver hours is “weak” and ineffective, safety advocacy groups said last week, while some trucking industry organizations applauded the plan.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2007
Business, Autonomous

USA Truck Promotes Jerry Orler to Chief Executive Officer

USA Truck Wednesday announced the promotion of Jerry Orler to chief executive officer.

Transport Topics
January 24, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Analysts See Downturn in 4Q Trucking Company Earnings

Analysts expect mostly lackluster fourth-quarter earnings from trucking companies, since the industry's annual peak season never materialized and demand further waned amid a general economic slowdown, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
January 23, 2007
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Volvo AB Unveils Hybrid Powertrain in Prototype Mack Truck

WASHINGTON — Volvo AB and Mack Trucks Inc. last week unveiled a hybrid prototype of a heavy-duty Mack construction truck and company officials said their diesel-electric power supply will cut fuel costs 30% for stop-and-go trucks and buses while running much cleaner.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2007
Business, Government, Fuel, Autonomous

Calif. Aims to Cut Emissions, Improve Four Freight Corridors

Trucks operating in California would be required to meet tighter emission standards under a plan proposed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) to spend $3.1 billion in bond money to improve four key freight corridors.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2007

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