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Category: News

U.S. Chamber Tells President and Congress to Raise Gas Tax: For Real

U.S. Chamber Tells President and Congress to Raise Gas Tax: For Real

| January 19, 2018

In what may appear to be a real head-turner, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is urging President Trump and Congress to raise the federal gas tax. The rationale from the nation’s largest business lobby is that a 25 cent per gallon increase would help pay for infrastructure improvements to U.S. roads, bridges, airports and more. […]

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Mary Ann Burgoon Named President of Performance Friction

Mary Ann Burgoon Named President of Performance Friction

| January 19, 2018

Performance Friction has announced that Mary Ann Burgoon has assumed the role of President of Performance Friction Corporation. In addition, Burgoon will continue the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In her expanded role Burgoon will focus on Production, Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Fulfillment. The company anticipates that the synergies that the organization will gain in […]

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Volvo Trucks to Show Vocational Trucks at World of Concrete

Volvo Trucks to Show Vocational Trucks at World of Concrete

| January 19, 2018

Volvo Trucks North America will showcase three application-specific Volvo VHD series vocational trucks in its booth (No. C7012) at World of Concrete 2018, January 23-26 at the Las Vegas Conference Center. The VHD 300 mixer, VHD 300 volumetric mixer, and VHD 300 dump models are designed to deliver power, productivity, and versatility to specific concrete […]

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Class 8 Orders Ended 2017 at a 37-month High

Class 8 Orders Ended 2017 at a 37-month High

| January 19, 2018

North American Class 8 orders ended 2017 with a bang, rising to a 37-month high 37,500-plus units, according to ACT Research Co. (ACT). Strong orders since September have boosted Class 8 backlogs, setting the stage for a healthy uptick in Class 8 production in 2018. “The US market was the primary driver of December’s Class […]

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J.B. Hunt 2017 Revenues and EPS Up, Operating Income Down

J.B. Hunt 2017 Revenues and EPS Up, Operating Income Down

| January 19, 2018

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., announced fourth quarter 2017 net earnings of $385.3 million, or diluted earnings per share of $3.48 vs. fourth quarter 2016 net earnings of $117.6 million, or $1.05 per diluted share. Highlights as follows: Fourth quarter 2017 Revenue: $1.99 billion; up 16% Fourth quarter 2017 Operating Income: $146 million; down 25% […]

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SiriusXM to Launch “Women In Trucking” Show

SiriusXM to Launch “Women In Trucking” Show

| January 19, 2018

SiriusXM announced the launch of Women In Trucking, a live, call-in show airing exclusively on SiriusXM Road Dog channel 146.  The weekly, two-hour show will premiere on Saturday, January 20 at 11:00 am ET.  Hosted by Ellen Voie, SiriusXM’s Women In Trucking will feature listener call-ins and interviews with professionals from the trucking industry – […]

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