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Heartland Earnings Jump 67%, Profit Falls 28%: Iowa-based truckload carrier Heartland Express has reported record operating revenue for the first quarter of the year, but its profit fell 28.4% from the same time a year ago. Operating revenue was $224.5 million, an increase of 67.2%, primarily due...
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Kenworth of Pennsylvania Opens New Parts and Service Location in Pittsburgh Area: Kenworth of Pennsylvania has opened a new parts and service facility in McKees Rocks, an industrial area and suburb four miles west of downtown Pittsburgh. The new dealership is located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s...
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SmoothTalker’s Mobile X1 Wireless Cellular Signal Booster Kits Receive FCC Certifications: SmoothTalker announced their new “Grab and Go” 50dB mobile wireless booster solutions featuring Stealth Tech technology received new FCC certifications. The new SmoothTalker Stealth Tech cellular signal...
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Economic Watch: Sales of New Homes Sink, Manufacturing Rising: UPDATED -- Sales of new single-family homes in the U.S. plunged during March, hitting it lowest level since July and marking the third decline out of the last six months. A new U.S. Commerce Department report shows a 14.5% decline...
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Twin 33s Would Be Safer than 28s, U of Michigan Researcher Says: Double-trailer rigs with a pair of 33-foot trailers would be “inherently more stable” and therefore safer than the twin 28s now running throughout the United States, according to John Woodrooffe, director of commercial vehicle...
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Spot Market Freight Rates Recover from Last Week: Spot market freight rates have recovered somewhat after declining across the board last week, according to new numbers from the freight matching service provider DAT. From April 13 through April 19 reefers increased an average of 1.3% from the...
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5 Ways to Prevent Negligent Hiring Claims: With the ever-growing driver shortage looming, many motor carriers are lowering their hiring standards to fill their empty trucks. No company wants to turn down a job because they don’t have drivers to service the account. But while companies to some...
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Stoughton Trailers File Unfair Trade Petition Against China: Stoughton Trailers announced that it has filed an unfair trade petition regarding imports of 53-foot domestic dry containers (“domestic containers”) from China. The petition, filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the...
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Swift Agrees to $4.4 Million Settlement Over Driver Class Action Lawsuit: " width="300" />The trucking company Swift Transportation has agreed to pay $4.4 million to settle a federal class action lawsuit over claims if failed to inform prospective drivers about their rights involving records used...
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Is Cloud Computing Right For You?: Today, fleets have an alternative to on-site rooms full of computer servers – using a hosted environment for your computing needs, known as cloud computing. In the cloud computing environment, the servers are maintained by a third party (or maybe your enterprise...
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