Monthly Archives: April 2012

Covenant’s First-Quarter Loss Narrows

4/25/2012 5:15:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Covenant Transportation Group reported a first-quarter loss of $640,000, or 4 cents per share, compared with a loss of $2.5 million, or 17 cents, a year earlier. Total revenue edged up 0.4% to $157 million, while freight revenue slipped 2% to $121.9 [...]

Walmart Tests New Truck Prototypes to Increase Efficiency

Walmart's hybrid assist tractors use a traditional diesel drivetrain in conjunction with an electric motor to recover energy normally lost during braking to provide additional torque in high-load situations such as going up hills. To improve the efficiency of its Class 8 heavy-duty trucks, Walmart U.S. Logistics, in partnership with truck and component manufacturers, built [...]

C.H. Robinson Reports Higher 1Q Profit

4/24/2012 6:00:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Transportation and third-party logistics firm C.H. Robinson Worldwide reported a first-quarter profit of $106.5 million, or 65 cents a share, up 9.8% from $97 million, or 59 cents, a year earlier. Revenue grew 7.9% to $2.55 billion, the company said late Tuesday. [...]

Odorant Fade in Railroad Tank Cars Safety Notice

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DEF Tips and Tricks

By Glen Sokolis, Contributor Fleet companies are facing all kinds of new decisions with diesel exhaust fluid, which came into play with the Environmental Protection Agency's 2010 emissions standards. DEF is used to treat the exhaust of the engines running selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology to meet the requirements. All but one engine maker use [...]

EPA Announces $20 Million for Clean Diesel Grants

4/23/2012 12:00:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced $20 million in grant funding for projects aimed at reducing pollution from diesel vehicles. These grants, available through the Diesel Emission Reduction Program, enable owners of diesel vehicles to make investments to modernize their [...]

Register Now for Webcast Scheduled on April 26 of Public Listening Session Regarding Electronic On-Board Recorders

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9 Ways to Make Your Numbers Count

By Genevieve Conti, Assistant Editor When Randy Seals, customer advocate for McLeod Software, managed operations for a trucking company years ago, his boss would come in month after month asking the same question: "How are we doing?" Seals would respond, "Looks like we're doing great." He wasn't lying. They were moving a ton of freight. [...]

Roadrunner Purchases Flatbed Carrier

4/20/2012 9:00:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Roadrunner TransportationRoadrunner Transportation Systems said it has purchased DE Transport, an asset-light flatbed carrier, for $11.2 million. DE, based in Clearwater, Minn., primarily transports food and agricultural products, Roadrunner said in a statement late Thursday. Roadrunner CEO Mark DiBlasi said the acquisition [...]

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