November 25, 2015 - Industry News
Ford will donate five Transit Connect cargo vans to select organizations that provide hunger relief services. The vans will help these organizations give to those in need during the upcoming holiday season and through the rest of 2015.
Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Ford, Cargo Vans, Charity, Compact Cargo Vans, Salvation Army
The U.S. Department of Transportation will host a talk on self-driving vehicles with the director of Google’s Self-Driving Car Program, Chris Urmson.
Tags: Google, U.S. Department of Transportation, Self-Driving Vehicles, Events
November 24, 2015 - Industry News
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 King Ranch.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford F-450, Ford, L.A. Auto Show, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty, Large Pickups
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
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
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
Trucking Moves America Forward, a trucking industry image and education movement, has opened at online store, ShopTMAF.com.
Tags: Image, Trucking Moves America Forward
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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