Monthly Archives: January 2011

J.B. Hunt Reports Impressive Q4 Numbers

In its quarterly report released Friday, J.B. Hunt Transport Services said its fourth-quarter net income rose, as its trucking, intermodal and dedicated contract carriage units all reported improvement. The company announced fourth quarter 2010 net earnings of $57.9 million, or diluted earnings per share of 46 cents vs. 2009 fourth quarter earnings of $41.7 million, [...]

Intermodal Traffic Rises 6.2% for Week

 Updated: 1/28/2011 10:45:00 AM Intermodal traffic increased 6.2% last week compared with a year ago, the Association of American Railroads reported. Traffic totaled 213,206 units, led by a 6.8% gain in containers to 180,888 units. Trailers rose 2.8% to 32,318 units. U.S. railroads originated 282,837 carloads for the week ended Saturday, up 1.5%, AAR said [...]

Freight and Capacity up for Second Week in a Row on Spot Market

Both truck loads and truck capacity trended up nationally on TransCore's DAT Network of load boards for the week ending Jan. 22. This is the second consecutive week when spot market freight and capacity increased in tandem, an unseasonable occurrence, according to TransCore. TransCore Trendlines, the company's weekly newsletter covering key spot market indicators, showed [...]

Hub Group’s Fourth-Quarter Earnings Grow

 Updated: 1/28/2011 11:00:00 AM Logistics and intermodal firm Hub Group’s fourth-quarter profit jumped 25.7% to $12.5 million, or 34 cents a share, from $10 million, or 26 cents, a year earlier. Revenue rose 17.7% to $479.9 million, company said late Thursday. Intermodal revenue rose 19% to $340 million, brokerage revenue increased was unchanged from the [...]

Time to Submit Your Comments on HOS Proposal

"All That's Trucking" blog by Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief I've heard a lot of talk about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new hours of service proposal. It's too complicated, it would harm productivity, it wouldn't improve safety, and so on. But have you told all that to the agency yet? I was struck [...]

Fourth-Quarter GDP Grows at 3.2% Rate

 Updated: 1/28/2011 11:15:00 AM Economy Expands at 2.9% for 2010, Commerce Dept. Says U.S. gross domestic product rose at a 3.2% annual rate in the fourth quarter, following a 2.6% expansion in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said Friday. GDP for the full year expanded at a 2.9% rate, the most in five years, [...]

FMCSA to Hold Public Listening Session on Hours-of-Service Proposed Rule

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Public Affairs 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E. Washington, DC 20590www.dot.gov/affairs/index.html FMCSA 01-11 Friday, January 28, 2011 Contact: Candice Tolliver Tel: (202) 366-2309 or (202) 306-4580 FMCSA to Hold Public Listening Session on Hours-of-Service Proposed RuleAgency to Conduct Live Webcast Listening Session and Take Online Comments and Questions WASHINGTON - [...]

Daimler Trucks North America Celebrates 1000th Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Daimler Trucks North America is marking the production of its 1,000th hybrid electric vehicle with a celebration at its Mt. Holly, NC plant. The 1,000th vehicle - a Freightliner Business Class M2 106 Hybrid truck, manufactured at the Mt. Holly plant. "DTNA has worked closely with our partners and customers to develop leading-edge hybrid solutions [...]

Opinion: Truck Maintenance Tips: The Top 11 for 2011

 Updated: 1/27/2011 8:00:00 AM By Steve RoberExecutive Sales Director Schaeffer Manufacturing This Opinion piece appears in the Jan. 24 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today. As we head into 2011, it’s important to look back at the lessons of previous years. Let’s face it; nobody likes to make the same mistake [...]

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