When it comes to the trucking industry, one thing will never change: there is always something exciting going on.
From one side of the country to the next, if you keep your eyes open you will find exciting and interesting news stories from the world of trucking.
Like most, you likely find it difficult to stay current with everything that is going on in the industry. Fortunately, we are here to help. Rather than scour the internet and newspapers for the next big scoop, you can rely on us for regular updates on what is going on.
Here are three trucking industry related news stories that are sure to pique your interest:
Although this is bad news for the for-hire trucking industry is in general, things should get better in the future.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the industry lost “700 payroll jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis from revised April figures.”
As you know, Volvo is always on the cutting edge of the trucking industry. Most recently, the company took a huge step in the right direction by introducing a truck powered by dimethyl ether (DME).
Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North American Sales and Marketing, had this to say:
“Early this year, we began customer testing of DME-powered Volvo Trucks here in the U.S. in a bulk- haul application. If you combine that with our previous experience, we have now completed more than 650,000 miles of DME testing.”
Any increase in revenue, no matter how big or small, is always worth discussing. For the first quarter of 2013, general freight trucking companies posted revenue of $38.394 billion. This is a five percent increase when compared to the same quarter for 2012.
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