Monthly Archives: May 2013

Visteon Posts First-Quarter Profit

Vehicle parts manufacturer Visteon Corp. posted a first-quarter profit, improving upon the loss it experienced during the same time in 2012. The Van Buren Township, Mich., component manufacturer said Thursday it earned $84 million, or $1.34 a share, on quarterly revenue of $1.86 billion. In the 2012 quarter, Visteon lost $11 million, or 62 cents [...]

Penske Buys 500 Freightliner Tractors

5/8/2013 10:30:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   Penske Truck Rental said it is adding 500 new Freightliner Cascadia semi-tractors to its commercial truck rental fleet. The new sleeper and day cab semi-tractors feature Eaton Corp.’s UltraShift automated transmissions that use an electronic clutch actuator for faster shifting. “Smooth shifting [...]

TravelCenters’ Loss Narrows

5/7/2013 11:00:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   TravelCenters of America said Tuesday its first-quarter loss narrowed from a year ago. The truck stop chain reported a loss of $12 million, or 41 cents per share, from a loss of $14 million, or 49 cents per share, a year ago. [...]

Children Promote “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” Safety Belt Message Through Art

DOT Announces 2013 Student Art Contest Winners WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood today congratulated two elementary school students - a second grader from Maryland and a third grader from Missouri - as this year’s winners of the "Be Ready. Be Buckled." Safety Belt Student Art Contest sponsored by the Commercial Motor Vehicle [...]

USA Truck Reports First-Quarter Loss

5/6/2013 8:45:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   USA Truck reported a first-quarter loss Monday, citing difficult weather conditions.   The truckload carrier reported a loss of $2.5 million, or 24 cents per share, compared with a loss of $4.9 million, or 47 cents, a year ago.   Revenue increased to [...]

YRC Posts Positive 1Q Operating Income for First Time in Six Years

5/3/2013 10:30:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   YRC Worldwide Friday reported positive first-quarter operating income, the first time it has reported a first-quarter operating profit in six years. Operating income was $9.9 million, turning around an operating loss of $48.8 million a year ago, the less-than-truckload carrier said in [...]

Minnesota Governor Dayton Declares Emergency Provisions for Motor Carriers and Drivers

<!-- Emergency Declarations by State (alphabetical order including date) 5/22/06 Summary Report of the Industry Capabilities Meeting All Reports All Technical Briefs All Analysis Briefs -->The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is coordinating with the following states that have Declared Emergency Declarations. We recommend you check each State's Web site and search for "Issued [...]

U.S. Highway Deaths Rose Last Year Following Six Years of Declines

5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   The number of people killed on U.S. highways rose in 2012 following six years of consecutive declines, the longest streak in the nation’s history, Bloomberg News reported Friday. Crash fatalities rose 5.3% last year compared with 2011 to an estimated 34,080 deaths, Bloomberg [...]

FMCSA Orders Shutdown of Salt Lake Shuttles, LLC,as Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Public Affairs 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590www.dot.gov/briefing-room.html FMCSA 25-13 Friday, May 3, 2013 Contact: Duane DeBruyne Tel.: (202) 366-9999 FMCSA Orders Shutdown of Salt Lake Shuttles, LLC, as Imminent Hazard to Public Safety WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) [...]

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