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March 24, 2017 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Named Finalist for B2B Journalism Award

Image: HDT

Heavy Duty Trucking has been named a national finalist in the 2017 Azbee Awards of Excellence, which are awarded by the American Society for Business Publication Editors.

Tags: ASBPE

March 24, 2017 - Industry News

Schneider National Goes Public With IPO Announcement

Photo: Schneider

Schneider National announced the launch of its initial public offering of 28,947,000 shares of its Class B common stock at an anticipated price of $18-$20 per share valued at up to $580 million.

Tags: Economy, IPO, Schneider National

March 24, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Latest Readings Show Mixed Results, Lower Expectations

Orders for long-lasting durable goods increased more than expected last month while a snapshot of manufacturing activity showed it slowed this month and there were mixed results for housing during February, according to four new economic reports.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Home Sales

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Leaders and Road Team Captains Deliver Policy Message to Trump

Photo: ATA

American Trucking Associations' members and a contingent of America’s Road Team Captains visited the White House for a conversation about issues affecting the trucking industry, including health care.

Tags: ATA, Infrastructure, America's Road Team, Health Care, Donald Trump

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Drops Safety Fitness Proposal; Leaves Door Open to Revisiting

Photo: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration announced on March 23 that it is scrapping its proposed rule on a revised methodology for issuing safety fitness determinations for motor carriers.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Wabco Reveals Technology Showcase Trailer

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Wabco is debuting its interactive Technology Showcase Trailer for the first time at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show to highlight company innovations.

Tags: Trailers, Brakes, Wabco, MATS

March 23, 2017 - Product News

Navistar Expands OnCommand Connect Capabilities

Navistar unveiled three new OnCommand Connect Telematics offerings at the Mid-America Truck Show today, including its new, OnCommand Connection Telematics.

Tags: Telematics, Navistar, Navistar OnCommand

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Cross-Border Freight Value Up for Third Straight Month

Graphic: U.S. DOT

The year started out with trucking and the other four major transportation modes carrying more freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in January than compared to a year earlier, according to new Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads, Surface Trade

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Winter Storm Stalls Freight, Spot Truckload Rates Remain Stable

At times, snow may have kept freight from moving last week but it didn’t prevent shippers from at least trying. The number of available loads on the spot truckload market jumped 8% for the week ending March 18 compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Noregon Names VP of Innovation and Data Analytics

Richard Glasmann Photo: Noregon

Noregon has hired Richard Glasmann as the company’s vice president of innovation and data analytics.

Tags: Telematics, Leadership, People, Noregon Systems

March 22, 2017 - Product News

Transfix Launches Digital Job Booking System for Carriers

Photo via Transfix

Transfix has launched an online load booking and rate negotiation platform for carriers, allowing truckers and carriers to find desirable loads and book them instantly, or expedite negotiating a rate.

Tags: Online Booking, Online Tool, Load Board, Freight Uberization

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Names New President and CEO

Roger Nielsen Photo: DTNA

Roger Nielsen has been named president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks North America and its affiliated companies Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Customer Chassis Corporation.

Tags: Leadership, People, Daimler Trucks North America

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Pushes for Hair-Testing Standards

Image: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The American Trucking Associations is continuing its push to allow hair-testing to be used in lieu of urinalysis to detect drug use by CDL driver applicants.

Tags: ATA, Drug Testing, Hair Testing, Department of Health and Human Services, Regulations

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: FedEx Reports Mixed Earnings

FedEx Corp. on Tuesday reported increased net earnings in its most recent quarter, but it missed Wall Street expectations.

Tags: FedEx, FedEx Freight, Fleet Earnings

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

Driver Admits to Drug Use A Month Before Causing Crash

The U.S. Department of Transportation has declared Georgia-licensed truck driver Christopher Speyrer an imminent hazard for instances of drug use and an alcohol-related accident.

Tags: Accidents, Drugged Driving, Imminent Hazard, DUI

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Drops Slightly After Strong January

Source: ATA

The American Trucking Association’s advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined slightly in February following a solid increase the month before.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index

March 21, 2017 - Product News

TruckRight Driver-Recruiting Tool Integrates with TMW Suite

Screenshot via TruckRight

TMW Systems has integrated its TMW.Suite transportation management solution with the TruckRight driver recruiting and retention system.

Tags: Recruiting, TMW Systems, TMS, Driver Retention

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

Triangle Tire USA Names Phillips New VP of Sales

Rick Phillips Photo: Triangle Tire USA

Rick Phillips, a commercial tire industry veteran executive, has joined Triangle Tire as vice president of sales, effective April 1.

Tags: Leadership, Tires, People

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul Rates Slip Again, Intermodal Rates Better Than Year Ago

A measure of truckload linehaul rates fell again in February, but it is expected to improve, according to newly issued figures, while a gauge of intermodal rates posted its largest gain in just over four years.

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

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

‘Better Year Ahead’ Despite Flat Trucking Conditions Index

Source: FTR

FTR has released its Trucking Conditions Index for January, showing an unchanged reading from the month before of 2.7. Conditions are expected to improve in 2017 as a result of a rebounding economic environment.

Tags: FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity, ELD Mandate

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

MATS Returns this Week, Bringing Back Some Major OEMs

Photo: Mid-America Trucking Show

The Mid-America Trucking Show returns this week, going from March 23-25 in Louisville, Ky., and this year it once again features several major manufacturers and suppliers exhibiting new technology and equipment.

Tags: Events, OEMs, MATS

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

NTEA Names New President

Keane

At The Work Truck Show 2017, NTEA announced its new president, Adam Keane, as well as updated the Board’s Executive Committee and trustees.

Tags: NTEA, Leadership, Work Truck Show

March 20, 2017 - Product News

FR8Star Calculator Determines Heavy-Haul Costs on State Level

Image via FR8 Revolution

FR8 Revolution has developed the free, cloud-based FR8Star Heavy Haul Marketplace, which offers a rate calculator for oversize/overweight loads.

Tags: Shippers, Heavy Haul, Oversize Loads, FR8 Revolution

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

Online List Tracks Carriers in Compliance with Upcoming Food Safety Rule

Image via UFSTP website

TransComply, the manager of the Uniform Food Safety Transportation Protocol, has launched an online public listing of motor carriers that have complied with all the requirements for participation in the program.

Tags: FDA, Food and Beverage Fleets, TransComply

March 17, 2017 - Product News

Phillips Collaborates on Trailer-to-Tractor Connectivity Tool

Phillips Industries and Velvac are collaborating on the TrailerLink connected vehicle solution, which is designed to support trailer-to-tractor video and data communications and connectivity.

Tags: Telematics, Trailers, Video Event Recorders

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