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April 25, 2018 - Industry News

Great Dane Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance

Great Dane is the first Trailer OEM to join the Blockchain in Transport Alliance.

Great Dane has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance, joining a coalition of industry leaders dedicated to developing blockchain standards, education, and solutions for the transportation industry.

Tags: Trailers, Great Dane, Blockchain, Blockchain in Transport Alliance

April 25, 2018 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: 1st Quarter Earnings up as Fleets Grapple with Driver Shortage

A load of publicly held trucking fleets released first quarter 2018 earnings – Forward Air, Knight-Swift, Landstar, Covenant, Echo Global, and Heartland – with all but one reporting better numbers than the same time a year ago.

Tags: Covenant Transport, Heartland Express, Forward Air, Swift Transportation, Knight Transportation, Echo Global Logistics, Landstar System, Covenant Transportation Group, Fleet Earnings, Knight-Swift

April 25, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Van, Reefer Rates Dip as Truck Capacity Increases

Spot market truckload activity picked up during the week ending April 21 as the number of posted loads increased 3.1% and truck posts rose 4%, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

April 25, 2018 - Industry News

Freight-Matching Tech Firm Next Trucking Expands After Capital Infusion

Jason Leu, Next Trucking's new vice president of product. Photo: Next Trucking

Next Trucking, a trucker-centric online marketplace that connects carriers with shippers, announced it will double its headcount this year thanks to growing demand for its services.

Tags: Mobile Apps, Freight Brokers, Uber for Trucking, Next Trucking

April 24, 2018 - Industry News

March Truck Tonnage Index Falls 1.1%

For the second straight month, the ATA's Truck Tonnage Index has seen a decline, indicating a softening in economic conditions for trucking. Source: ATA

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell by 1.1% in March to a reading of 110, down from 111.2 in February.

Tags: Economy, ATA, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index

April 24, 2018 - Industry News

XPO Brings in Amazon Logistics Exec as COO

Kenneth Wagers, chief operating officer of XPO Logistics. Photo: XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics has appointed former Amazon executive Kenneth Wagers as its chief operating officer, succeeding Troy Cooper who has been promoted to the position of president.

Tags: Leadership, E-commerce, Amazon.com, People, Logistics, XPO Logistics, Last Mile Delivery

April 24, 2018 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Volvo, Paccar Increase 1st Quarter Profits Amid Higher Sales

Volvo and Paccar both reported that profits moved higher in the first quarter of the year as sales also improved, increasing their predictions for the Class 8 truck market for 2018.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Volvo Trucks, Peterbilt, Mack Trucks, Quarterly Earnings, Truck Sales

April 23, 2018 - Industry News

CVSA Offers Brake Safety Education at Symposium Event

The CVSA Brake Safety Symposium is a two-day program covering braking and brake-related technologies, regulations, inspection procedures, tools, and maintenance concepts.

Tags: Brakes, CVSA, Training & Education

April 23, 2018 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks North America Head Goes to MAN; Acting President Named

Per Carlsson Photo: Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America is on the hunt for a new chef executive after Göran Nyberg left to take a position with MAN Truck & Bus. Volvo has appointed Per Carlsson acting president.

Tags: Leadership, People, MAN Trucks, Volvo Trucks North America

April 23, 2018 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing, Leading Indicators, Existing Home Sales

The latest economic reports show a further increase in U.S. manufacturing output and a firm footing for the overall economy, but raised some questions about where employment and labor are going, while there were mixed results for existing-home sales.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators

April 20, 2018 - Industry News

Lack of Research Keeps Lid on Federal Truck GVW Limit

An advisory panel of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine has issued an interim report on the research it will recommend be completed before consideration is given to raising the federal 80,000-pound weight limit for trucks.

Tags: U.S. DOT, Truck Size/Weight, National Academies of Sciences

April 20, 2018 - Industry News

Intermodal Cartage Truck Drivers Receive 30% Pay Raise

Intermodal Cartage Company is offering truck drivers a 30% pay raise in order to recruit and retain drivers. Photo via IMCC

Memphis-based Intermodal Cartage Company has announced a 30% pay raise for its drivers to proactively reach out to more prospective employees at the drayage carrier.

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Driver Retention

April 20, 2018 - Industry News

First Quarter 2018 Truck Orders Hit 12-Year High

In 2018 through March, truck orders have hit the second highest level ever, beaten only by the pre- EPA 07 regulation ordering boom in 2006.

Truck orders in the first quarter of 2018 hit the second highest mark in history and mark the best period for orders since 2006, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Economy, Truck Sales, ACT Research, Truck Orders

April 20, 2018 - Industry News

2019 Ram 1500 Goes on Sale

Photo of 2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn with 5.7L V-8 by Paul Clinton.

The 2019 Ram 1500, which is entering its 15th generation, will include a combination of three engines and three powertrains, including a 5.7L V-8, V-8 mild hybrid, 3.6L V-6 mild hybrid, and 3.0L V-6 EcoDiesel.

Tags: Ram 1500, 2019-MY, Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Large Pickups, FCA, Order to Delivery, Truck Orders

April 20, 2018 - Press Release

FleetUp Names VP of Sales, Business Development

FleetUp named Ken McCann, formerly with Drivewyze, vice president of sales and business development, effective immediately

Tags: HOS, Safety & Compliance, ELD, New Hire, FleetUp

April 19, 2018 - Industry News

Safety Groups Seek End to Roadway Fatalities

Photo via Minesweeper/Wikimedia.

A coalition of safety groups has released an ambitious plan to eliminate roadway deaths by 2050 in response to rising fatalities in recent years that have reversed the progress of earlier decades.

Tags: National Safety Council, Road Deaths, Research, Safety

April 19, 2018 - Industry News

SAE Offers Professional Development Training Programs

SAE International is offering professinonal evelopment courses on a vaerity of engineering, technical, and business oriented topics. Screencap via SAE International

SAE International will be offering a portfolio of training programs aimed at supporting engineering, technical, and business professionals.

Tags: Training, SAE International, Continuing Education, Education, Professional Development

April 19, 2018 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Werner, Marten 1st Quarter Profits Move Higher

Two trucking fleets on Thursday reported increases in their first quarter net income compared to the same time a year earlier.

Tags: Werner Enterprises, Marten Transport, Fleet Earnings

April 19, 2018 - Industry News

Despite Full ELD Enforcement, Truck Capacity Increased

It's hard to deny that electronic logging devices have had an effect on the trucking industry in the short time since they were mandated, but it might not be in the ways you'd expect. HDT File Image

It's hard to deny that electronic logging devices have had an effect on the trucking industry in the short time since they were mandated, but it might not be in the ways you'd expect.

Tags: Hours of Service, Owner-Operators, Capacity, DAT Solutions, ELD Mandate, ELDs

April 19, 2018 - Industry News

OOIDA Leading Fight Against House Bills to Allow Younger Truck Drivers

Trucking is not of one mind as to whether CDL holders under the age of 21 should be allowed to operate trucks across state lines. Photo: FMCSA

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, along with other groups, is opposing two bills before the House of Representatives that would allow for lowering the age requirement for obtaining an interstate commercial driver’s license.

Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, OOIDA, Younger Drivers

April 19, 2018 - Industry News

Volkswagen Clarifies Position on Navistar Takeover in SEC Filing

VW Truck & Bus CEO Andreas Renschler. Photo: Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen AG cooled expectations that it is moving to take over Navistar International in an April 18 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. However, in the same statement, the Germany-based OEM left the door open for its Volkswagen Truck & Bus GMbH subsidiary to possibly acquire U.S.-based Navistar at some later date.

Tags: Navistar, Global, Volkswagen

April 19, 2018 - Product News

Points of Interest Feature Added to TMW FinalMile

The FinalMile points of interest feature allows users to pin locations on a map that don't have an address. Photo: TMW

TMW announced a new feature for its FinalMile DRTrack solution that allows users to identify and save points of interest not associated with an address on a map for routing purposes.

Tags: Routing, TMW Systems, Navigation, Last Mile Delivery

April 19, 2018 - Press Release

Navistar Appoints New Board of Directors Member

Navistar International Corporation announced Raymond Miller has been named to the company's board of directors, effective immediately.

Tags: Navistar, Board of Directors

April 17, 2018 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Announces 2018 Truck Fleet Innovators

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine has announced the 2018 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators. From top left: Andreea Crisan, Sergio Rojas, Tom Schilli, David Myers, Joel Morrow.

The editors of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine have announced the 2018 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, five fleet executives being recognized for their forward-thinking leadership.

Tags: Awards, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, HDTX

April 17, 2018 - Industry News

Spartan to Reveal Ford Transit for Utility Fleets

Photo of Ford Transit Utility exterior courtesy of Spartan Motors.

Spartan Motors will show a Ford Transit concept van that has been tailor-made for utility fleets with a more customized cargo area and remote workstation at an upcoming fleet trade show.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Utilimaster, NAFA Institute & Expo, Spartan Motors, Ford Transit, Concept Vehicles, Utility Fleets, Vehicle Modifiers

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