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Category: General Update

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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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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Hertz Equipment Rental Teamsters Ratify Three-Year Contract

Hertz Equipment Rental Teamsters Ratify Three-Year Contract

| January 19, 2018

Teamsters Local 174 members at Hertz Equipment Rental Corp. (HERC) voted overwhelmingly on January 13 to ratify a new 3-year agreement. Local 174 represents 26 heavy equipment rental truck drivers at the company. The new contract comes after several months of negotiating, and a unanimous strike authorization vote on December 16. The new agreement includes […]

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