Business, Equipment

Velocity Appoints McAlpin President

Express package carrier Velocity Express, Westport, Conn., said it has appointed John McAlpin as president and chief operating officer.

Transport Topics
February 26, 2010
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Big Snowstorm Hits Texas, Tracks Toward Northeast

A winter storm that caused multiple traffic collisions in Texas on Tuesday is heading toward the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, where it could dump a half-foot of snow on the already snow-drenched region, news services reported.

Transport Topics
February 24, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Equipment, Autonomous

Class 8 Sales Gain in January

U.S. Class 8 retail truck sales eked out their first year-over-year gain in 13 months in January, inching up 0.2% compared with January 2009, reported.

February 22, 2010
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

ArvinMeritor Reiterates 2Q Outlook

Truck components maker ArvinMeritor Inc. said Wednesday that its fiscal first quarter earnings and revenues will be flat compared with the first quarter.

Transport Topics
February 17, 2010
Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

TMC Announces New Leadership, Winners of Silver Spark Plugs

TAMPA, Fla. — Jerry Thrift of Ryder System, Miami, was installed as chairman of the Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations during the group’s meeting here Feb. 11.

Transport Topics
February 17, 2010
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Ruan Transportation Founder Dies

John Ruan, founder of Ruan Transportation Management Systems, died Saturday, the company said. He was 96.

Transport Topics
February 16, 2010
Business, Equipment

Cummins Enjoys 4th-Quarter Boost in Engines

Two manufacturers that supply parts to international truck makers reported improved results for the fourth quarter, with engine maker Cummins Inc. increasing profits and component maker ArvinMeritor Inc. eliminating a large loss and breaking even.

February 8, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Execs Warn on CSA 2010

SAN DIEGO — CSA 2010, the new federal safety monitoring and rating system for motor carriers, is likely to be the most important and potentially disruptive federal policy development for trucking to come out of Washington this year, fleet executives and industry watchers said last week.

February 8, 2010
Business, Government, Equipment

Cummins, Chrysler Set Contract Extension

Cummins Inc. announced a multi-year extension of its current agreement with Chrysler Group, continuing a partnership that began 21 years ago.

Transport Topics
February 4, 2010
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder’s 4Q Income Declines

Ryder System

Ryder System’s fourth-quarter profit fell to $8.2 million, or 15 cents a share, from $10.6 million, or 19 cents, a year earlier.

Transport Topics
February 3, 2010