ODFL Reports Record Third Quarter Earnings, Revenue

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October 31, 2014

HDT Announces Top 50 Green Fleets of 2014
Heavy Duty Trucking announced its second annual Top 50 Greet Fleets at the Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill., Thursday. A ceremony was held at the conference to honor these fleets for their sustainability efforts in areas such as fuel economy, alternative fuels and emissions.

ODFL Reports Record Third Quarter Earnings, Revenue
Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has announced a 29.5% increase in third quarter net income totaling $77.9 million.

Economic Watch: GDP Continues Growing, Fed Ending Stimulus Program
One of the broadest measures of the health of the American economy shows it expanded at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter of the year.

Celadon Profit Increases More Than 21%
Revenue for the quarter increased 10.5% to $193.4 million from $175.1 million a year earlier. Freight revenue, which excludes fuel surcharges, increased 11.1% to $157.7 million.

Con-way Profit Soars During Third Quarter
The trucking operation Con-way Inc. has reported 2014 third-quarter net income of $45.6 million, or 78 cents per diluted share.

PERC Clean American Innovation: Freightliner
In this video from the Propane Education and Research Council, Freightliner shows off the Propane S2G truck designed from the frame to the engine to run on Propane Autogas. The company designed its propane applications in conjunction with companies who were in part funded by a grant from PERC. To read more about the series click here.

Chrysler Recalls ProMaster, Grand Caravan for Tire Monitors
<p><strong><em>Photo of 2014 Ram ProMaster van courtesy of Chrysler Group.</em></strong></p> Two separate recall campaigns, covering 33K light trucks in the U.S., will fix problems that can lead to false warnings from tire pressure monitoring systems.

Cummins Reports Strong Earnings in Q3
Cummins reported its third quarter revenue was $4.9 billion, a 15% increase from the third quarter of last year. Stronger demand for on-highway markets and distributor acquisitions in North America was a significant factor in revenue growth.

FMCSA Art Contest Promotes Seatbelt Safety
<p><em>Photo via FMCSA</em></p> The FMCSA is accepting submissions for its 2015 “Be Ready. Be Buckled” student art contest to promote safety belt use. The contest is open to children from kindergarten through sixth grade.

Anti-Idling Program Slashes Fleet’s Fuel Costs
<p>Dave Hardy, Crown&rsquo;s fleet supervisor, (left) stands with Greg Franklin, a service manager, in front of a Crown Freightliner step van. Crown&rsquo;s fleet has reduced its daily idling time from 70 minutes per driver down to 7 minutes.</p> Implementing a company-wide anti-idling program, this uniform service has decreased its idling time from 70 minutes to 7 minutes per driver per day, resulting in serious fuel savings.

Green Fleet Conference Focuses on Alternative Fuels
<p><em><strong>Photo by Becky May.</strong></em></p> Fleet managers, vendors and alternative-fuel experts gathered in Schaumburg, Ill., for the annual Green Fleet Conference & Expo to share ideas about more efficient ways to run operation.

CoPilot Nav App Refreshed and Updated
ALK updated the CoPilot Truck mobile GPS navigation app with a refreshed design and full maps update.

Toyo Drive Tire is SmartWay Verified
Toyo Tire U.S.A. released the Toyo M650, a commercial drive tire that is SmartWay verified. The tire is designed for regional haul service and higher-torque operating conditions.

Got Questions Q. Do automated and automatic transmissions have any different lubrication requirements than manuals?

A. Absolutely there is a difference-refer to your manufacturers recommendations for their specification requirements.


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This Volvo Video's No Bull

Running with the bulls -- in a Volvo medium-duty truck? Deborah Lockridge has more in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

High-Cube Vans Bolster Fast Carriage of Big, Bulky Items

It's "back to the future" in van trailers for one carrier, explains Tom Berg in his "Trailer Talk" blog. The freight is big, bulky and light, with gross combination weights typically at 45,000 pounds, so the ZCube trailers are pulled by single-rear-axle tractors.

Do Drivers With Sleep Apnea Have to Use a CPAP Machine?

For patients with obstructive sleep apnea, a malady affecting many truck drivers, the standard treatment has long been the C-PAP device, a continuous positive airway pressure. But many find it cumbersome, and some companies market oral appliances to treat the condition. Will they meet new federal guidelines for treating apnea?

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Upcoming Volvo partner Chinese Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles exhibited at IAA for the first time ever. On the floor were three main truck models covering medium and heavy trucks for long distance transport, medium distance transport and city transport.
The Show Floor of IAA In Germany
General sessions were held in the exhibit hall this year, meaning more traffic for exhibitors.
ATA Management Conference & Exhibition
On the far side of the sleeper is an autographed illustration of Ice Road Trucker, Lisa Kelly.
Germany's IAA Commercial Vehicles
Daimler Trucks head Wolfgang Bernhard at the helm of the concept truck illustrating the company's vision of the future.
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