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October 7, 2015 - Industry News

Rates Fail to Follow Increased Load Posts on Spot Market

The number of posted loads on the spot market jumped 5.7% for week ending Oct. 3, as shippers rushed to move inventory before the end of the quarter while available truck capacity fell 4.5%, but the changes were not enough to advance rates.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

October 6, 2015 - Industry News

Yokohama Celebrates Launch of U.S. Truck Tire Production

Government and company officials take part in a traditional Japanese ceremony at grand opening of new Yokohama truck-tire plant in West Point, Miss. Photo: David Cullen

The first Yokohama tire plant—which will exclusively produce truck and bus tires-- built in the U.S. from the ground up is now up and running, a scant two years after the company broke ground on a greenfield site within Mississippi’s Golden Triangle business-development region.

October 6, 2015 - Industry News

Halliburton Adding Telematics, Safety, and Compliance Solutions

Photo of Halliburton pipe recover wireline truck via Wikipedia.

Oil service provider Halliburton Co. will roll out a range of fleet management services under a multiple-year contract it signed with MiX Telematics over the next 12 to 18 months, the fleet management vendor announced.

Tags: MiX Telematics, Energy Fleets, Halliburton, Compliance

October 6, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Shortage Hits Highest Recorded Level in 2015

Photo: Pride Transport

An ATA report is projecting a shortage of 48,000 drivers by the end of 2015, marking the highest recorded level in trucking's history.

Tags: ATA, Aging Fleet, Driver Shortage, Hiring, Women Drivers

October 5, 2015 - Industry News

McLeod: Use Information to Turn Change into Opportunity

Tom McLeod talks change at the McLeod Software user conference. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

We may not have flying cars, hover boards or holographic movies as Marty McFly found in the “Back to the Future” version of 2015, but we have had a computing, communications and connectivity revolution nearly unimaginable 30 years ago. Tom McLeod offered some advice for turning all this rapid change into opportunity during the McLeod Software annual user conference.

Tags: Information Technology, McLeod Software

October 5, 2015 - Industry News

Flooding Takes Toll on Carolina Fleets

Photo of North Carolina highway crews digging trenches to drain a flooded road courtesy of NCDOT.

The governors of South Carolina and North Carolina have issued executive orders that suspend hours-of-service requirements as well as certain truck size and weight limits for loads deemed necessary to help speed emergency relief in their states.

Tags: DOT, North Carolina, Flooding, South Carolina, Natural Disaster

October 5, 2015 - Industry News

Rail Freight Weakens But Intermodal Grows

Photo: BNSF

While a lot of rail freight is not growing, rail intermodal is growing according to an analyst at ACT Research.

Tags: ACT Research, Railroads, Intermodal, Freight

October 5, 2015 - Industry News

Save the Date: 2016 Fleet Technology Expo

The Fleet Technology Expo will take place from Oct. 17-19, 2016 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill.

Tags: Fleet Technology Expo, Fleet Events, Bobit Business Media

October 2, 2015 - Industry News

Florida CDL Scammer Pleads Guilty

Ellariy Medvednik pleaded guilty to her role in a Florida CDL fraud scheme that may have illegally obtained licences for as many as 600 people.

Tags: Florida, CDL, Crime & Fraud

October 2, 2015 - Industry News

C.R. England Names Dedicated Division Head

Freimuth Photo via C.R. England

C.R England has announced the hiring of industry veteran Kirk Freimuth as president of the company’s dedicated division.

Tags: Leadership, C.R. England, People, Truckload

October 2, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Employment, Manufacturing Disappoint; Construction Skyrockets

Despite a booming construction sector, the latest reports on jobs and manufacturing have some concerned that the U.S. economy is losing some of its steam.

Tags: Economy, Construction Industry, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Construction Spending, Employment, Factory Shipments

October 1, 2015 - Industry News

Celadon Gains Truckload Van Assets in an Acquisition

Photo via Tango Transport

One of Celadon Groups subsidiaries has purchased select assets of the truckload business of Tango Transport, a Louisiana-based carrier.

Tags: Celadon, Mergers & Acquisitions, Truckload

October 1, 2015 - Industry News

Omnitracs Details New Brand Identity and Changes

Omnitracs' new logo and tagline.

Omnitracs has unified its specialized business units under a single name, message and creative architecture as part of an overall revamp of the company’s brand identity.

Tags: Telematics, Omnitracs, Branding

October 1, 2015 - Product News

AT&T Offers Global Container Tracking

AT&T is offering customized asset tracking for businesses to manage shipping containers that makes use of the company’s global network.

Tags: AT&T, Cargo Management, Asset Tracking

September 30, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Rates Remain Stuck

Freight rates on the spot market continue in their holding pattern, moving up little from one week to the next, according to the freight-matching service DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

September 30, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: September Job Additions Total 200,000

Monthly additions in total nonfarm private employment.

Private sector employment increased by 200,000 jobs from August to September, according to a new report from the payroll processor ADP, but manufacturing lost jobs.

Tags: Economy, Employment

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

Economist Shares Positive Outlook at ACT Research Seminar

Tuesday attendees at ACT Research seminar. Photo: ACT

At least one economist is feeling good about the U.S. economy. Speaking at the 53rd ACT Research seminar Tuesday, Augustine Faucher, senior economist for PNC Financial Services Group, told the audience that the market “continues to look good for U.S. produced goods.”

Tags: Economy, ACT Research

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

NYC and Pensacola to Test Off-Peak Truck Deliveries

Image: Dept. of Transportation

To cut down on traffic congestion, New York City and Pensacola, Florida, will test the delivery and pickup of goods by truck during off-peak hours (such as overnight) through a newly launched federal pilot program.

Tags: Traffic Congestion, FHWA

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

Amazon Flex Program is Like Uber for Last-Mile Delivery

Amazon has unveiled what some are calling Uber for last-mile delivery, after the fast-growing service that replaces traditional taxis with an app that links riders and drivers.

Tags: Amazon.com, Independent Contractors, Last Mile Delivery

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

DOT Details New Transportation Investment Center

Image: Dept. of Transportation

The Department of Transportation has unveiled specifics about its Build America Transportation Investment Center, which aims to ease the “procedural, permitting, and financial barriers to increased infrastructure investment and development.”

Tags: DOT, Infrastructure, AASHTO, Infrastructure Funding

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

U.S.-Cross Border Freight Movements Drop 8% in Value

Percent change in value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by mode: July 2014 - 2015. Graphic: U.S. DOT

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its next door neighbors Canada and Mexico totaled $93 billion in July 2015. All modes except air carried less freight than in July 2014.

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

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

Operational Costs Rise Despite Falling Fuel Prices

Rising equipment costs and driver wages led to an increase in operational costs in 2014, according to a comprehensive report from the American Transportation Research Institute.

Tags: Operating Costs, LTL, Fuel Costs, ATRI, Truckload, Driver Pay

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Confidence, Spending Increasing

Consumers are feeling better than they were before and are spending more money because they are taking home larger paychecks, according two new reports. That bodes well for truck freight.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Personal Income, Personal Spending

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

USPS Purchasing 9,000+ Ram ProMaster Cargo Vans

Photo of ProMaster van courtesy of FCA US.

The U.S. Postal Service is purchasing 9,113 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans for daily mail delivery, FCA US has announced.

Tags: USPS, Ram ProMaster, Cargo Vans, Full-Size Vans, Delivery Fleets, Procurement

September 28, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Shortage A 'Primary Concern' to 3PLs & Shippers

Image via: 3plstudy.com

The truck driver shortage remains a "primary concern” for third-party logistics providers and the shippers they serve, per the 2016 Third-Party Logistics Study.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Logistics



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