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November 24, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Shows 2017 Super Duty Trucks in L.A.

Photo of 2017 Ford Super Duty F-450 Platinum by Thi Dao.

Ford gave an early glimpse of its redesigned 2017 Super Duty pickup at the Los Angeles Auto Show, by showing a white F-450 Platinum dual-rear-wheel pickup and F-350 Super Duty King Ranch.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford F-450, Ford, L.A. Auto Show, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty, Large Pickups

November 24, 2015 - Industry News

Mostly Flat Truck Tonnage Index Posts Small Increase

American Trucking Associations seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.9% in October following a slight decrease in September.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index, Inventories

November 24, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Overall Conditions Improve, Manufacturing Eases

Third-quarter GDP numbers fuel talk that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month for the first time in many years – despite a disappointing report on manufacturing.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Manufacturing, Gross Domestic Product

November 23, 2015 - Industry News

Last Week to Nominate HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

The nomination period for Heavy Duty Trucking's 2016 Truck Fleet Innovators is drawing to a close, with only a week left to submit nominations.

Tags: Leadership, Awards, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

November 23, 2015 - Industry News

Trucking Moves America Forward Launches Online Store

Trucking Moves America Forward, a trucking industry image and education movement, has opened at online store, ShopTMAF.com.

Tags: Image, Trucking Moves America Forward

November 23, 2015 - Industry News

Toyota Transport Testing First CNG Car Hauler

Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Transport, the automaker’s in-house vehicle transportation trucking company, added its first car hauler that runs on compressed natural gas (CNG).

Tags: Toyota, Vehicle Logistics

November 23, 2015 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul Rates Up from Year Ago, Intermodal Drop Continues

A measure of truckload rates moved higher in October from the same time last year, while intermodal rates continued moving lower, according to newly released figures.

Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates

November 20, 2015 - Industry News

Two More Weeks for Congress to Work on Highway Bill

HDT file photo

Congress has another two weeks to work on finishing up a highway bill, as President Obama Friday signed a bill extending federal transportation funding through Dec. 4. It was due to expire Friday night.

Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, Infrastructure Funding

November 19, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Latest Numbers May Nudge Fed Closer To Interest Rate Hike

While many of latest numbers on the U.S. economy show it’s performing below where many would like it to be, there is increasing evidence the U.S. Federal Reserve is moving closer to raising short-term interest rates for the first time in years.

Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Industrial Production, Consumer Prices, Housing Starts, Leading Economic Indicators, Federal Reserve, Home Building

November 19, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Sink Again, May Be at Bottom

Increased truck availability and few available loads to move pushed spot market truckload rates down again over the past week, but one analyst says it's possible they have bottomed out.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 19, 2015 - Industry News

Truckstop.com Conference Offers Industry Insight, Product Announcements

Truckstop.com's first user conference, a three-day event in Dallas, Texas, balanced keynote speeches by industry experts, educational breakouts, and a handful of product announcements.

Tags: Information Technology, Events, Truckstop.com

November 19, 2015 - Industry News

Omnitracs Planning Second Annual User Conference

Omnitracs has announced the breakout track and session lineup for its second annual user conference — Omnitracs Outlook 2016: Innovation for the Road Ahead — which will take place Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2016, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.

Tags: Information Technology, Events, Omnitracs

November 18, 2015 - Industry News

Senate Again Says Nay to Twin 33s

U.S. Capitol Photo: David Cullen

The Senate has approved an amendment that strips out a measure included in the Department of Transportation funding bill that would have allowed 33-foot-long double trailers to operate on highways regardless of state laws.

Tags: DOT, U.S. Senate, Truck Size/Weight

November 18, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Orders 'Unimpressive' in October

Photo: Yokohama Tire

Net order activity in October for new Class 8 and Class 5-7 trucks reflects the continuing slowdown in market activity, according to ACT Research Co.

Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Truck Orders, Medium-Duty Trucks

November 17, 2015 - Industry News

House Applies Highway Patch; Senate Expected to Rubberstamp

Rep. Bill Shuster, Chairman of the House T&I Committee

A bipartisan bill to extend the authorization for federal highway and transit programs through Dec. 4 has been passed by the House.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives

November 17, 2015 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Continues Chicago Growth

C.H. Robinson, one of the world’s largest logistics providers, has signed a seven-year lease for a 235,000-square-foot commercial office building and warehouse in the Chicago area.

Tags: Chicago, 3PL, Illinois, C.H. Robinson

November 17, 2015 - Industry News

True Value Outsourcing Transportation to Ryder

True Value Company has chosen Ryder System to handle its transportation services through a Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions agreement.

Tags: Outsourcing, Ryder System, Private Fleets, Dedicated Fleets

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

House Floating Another Highway Patch

U.S. Capitol Photo: David Cullen

A bipartisan bill to extend the authorization for federal highway and transit programs through Dec. 4 was introduced in the House Nov. 16.

Tags: Highway Bill, U.S. Congress, Elected Leaders

November 13, 2015 - Industry News

FTR: In 2016, Economy Should Notch One More Good Year

Image: U.S. DOT

More gloom than boom, but no doom sums up the economic outlook for 2016 presented by FTR economists in the latest State of Freight webinar hosted by the research and analysis firm.

Tags: FTR, U.S. Economy, Economy

November 13, 2015 - Industry News

ACT Research: October Volumes Reflect Freight Softening

Photo: U.S. DOT

A report on Class 8 freight volumes issued by ACT Research dovetails with other analysis released this week that signals motor carriers are starting to feel the effect of a slowdown in both import/export activity and in domestic manufacturing levels.

Tags: Economy, ACT Research, Freight

November 13, 2015 - Industry News

Fleets Honored for Security, Claims and Loss Prevention Programs

ABF Freight System won the 2015 Excellence in Trucking Security Award. (From left) Jeff Ferber, Manager, Security - Field Operations; Chad Cullen, Security Investigator;   Josh Lovan, CCSP, Manager of Security; and ATA's Brian Lagana.

ABF Freight, Old Dominion Freight Line, and Roehl Transport took home honors from the American Trucking Associations' Safety, Security and Human Resources Conference in Little Rock, Ark.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Cargo Theft, ABF, Roehl Transport, Security, American Trucking Associations

November 13, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Latest Numbers Disappoint, More Uncertainty with Fed

While a recent good unemployment report led some to speculate the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at year-end, new numbers released Friday remind us there's more to the equation.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Unemployment, Consumer Confidence, Wholesale Prices, Employment, Producer Prices

November 12, 2015 - Industry News

Arrow CEO: Used Truck Supplies Growing, Will Demand Absorb Them?

Used trucks come on the market three to five years after they’re sold new. Many 2012-model trucks were sold in 2011, and they’ve begun hitting used-truck lots, strengthening supply. Chart: Arrow Truck Sales

The 2012-model trucks sold in 2011, a good year, should push down prices as freight tonnage and demand now seems to be softening slightly.

Tags: Used Trucks, Truck Sales, Class 8

November 12, 2015 - Industry News

Heating Oil Scandal Leaves New Yorkers in the Cold

A multi-million dollar scheme involving the theft, resale and purchase of stolen heating oil has led the New York County District Attorney’s Office to issue 44 indictments, including for 29 truck drivers.

Tags: New York City, Theft, Crime & Fraud, Winter

November 12, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: 3 Reports Show Uneven Freight Movements

Cass Freight Index of shipments. Credit: Cass

Taken separately, new reports on freight movements in the U.S. on freight volume, shipper spending and even the spot market seem to run almost counter to one another. A deeper dive into the analysis shows why activity has slowed but is not widespread.

Tags: Economy, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, Freight Index, Cass Freight Index, DAT Solutions, DAT North American Freight Index



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