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Economic Watch: Manufacturing, Leading Indicators, Existing Homes All Move Higher

Manufacturing activity this month hit a three-year high, while other reports showed healthy increases in where the economy is headed over the next several months.


Spot Truckload Freight Rates Remain Firm

Spot truckload freight volume slipped 1.2% and truck posts increased 2% for the week ending March 17, according to DAT Solutions and its load boards, while load-to-truck ratios and rates were relatively even, although both are considerably higher compared to a year ago.

Predictive analytics can help keep trucks on the road. Navistar has been piloting a new OnCommand Connection feature called Live Action Plans, which predicts when a part is going to fail before it does. Photo: Navistar


Emerging and Future Fleet Data Technologies

Predictive analytics, blockchain, and other emerging technologies represent the future of data usage for trucking fleets.


Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Remain High Despite Slip

Freight rates for truckload linehaul and intermodal movements continued showing great strength in February, according to figures released Wednesday from one freight payment processor.


Economic Watch: What Higher Interest Rates May Mean for Trucking

The Federal Reserve signaled its confidence in the economy on Wednesday when raised a key interest rate for the sixth time since 2015 – but this also could lead to trucking companies needing to rethink how they are handling their loans.

The Mid-America Trucking Show takes place in Louisville, Kentucky from March 21-24, 2018.


Trucking Returns to Kentucky for 2018 MATS

The Mid-America Trucking Show this week at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky, features a variety of educational sessions, the country's largest trucking expo, and other trucking festivities aimed at drivers, owner-operators, small fleets and other trucking enthusiasts.

This carrier sourcing screen is one example of how the EKA Omni-TMS cloud platform offers intuitive, graphic-based tools to brokers, carriers, and shippers. Screenshot courtesy EKA


Cloud-Based TMS Promises 'Friction-Free' Connections Between Broker, Shipper, Carrier

Imagine an affordable, cloud-based software platform that would allow brokers, carriers, and shippers to easily assign and track loads, including back-end billing and financial functions. That’s the thinking behind the new EKA Omni-TMS cloud-based supply chain platform from EKA Solutions.

The new Uber Freight Plus program offers discounts on items from fuel to new trucks. Photo: Uber Freight


Uber Freight Offers Discounts on Trucks, Fuel

“Book a load, reap the benefits.” That’s what Uber Freight is promising drivers, owner-operators and small fleets who use the Uber Freight app, with discounts on everything from a new or used International truck to fuel and tires through its new Uber Freight Plus program.

Photo: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission


OOIDA Sues Pennsylvania Turnpike over Toll Hikes

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a class-action lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for what it claims are excessive toll increases.

Over a four-year period, Schneider purchased 15,000 intermodal chassis. Photo: Schneider


Schneider Completes Shift to Company-Owned Intermodal Chassis Network

Trucking giant Schneider has completed its conversion to a company-owned and managed chassis fleet after buying 15,000 intermodal container chassis over the past four years.

Driver Incentives that Work
The right driver incentives can have a powerful impact on safety. Learn from safety leaders at three organizations how to engage drivers with rewards and incentives that work. Optimize your own program with remedies for 6 common challenges.

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