December 9, 2016 - Industry News
Turnover at truckload fleets with more than $30 million in annual revenue dropped two points to 81% in the third quarter of 2016, according to American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, Driver Turnover, Truckload
December 8, 2016 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks New River Valley Assembly Plant is awarding a 2009 Volvo highway tractor to Pulaski County High Schools for the creation of a curriculum for students.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Awards, Donations, Assembly Plants
December 8, 2016 - Product News
FourKites, a real-time tracking platform provider, has announced that its platform is available on the Geotab Marketplace.
Tags: Geotab, Asset Tracking, FourKites
December 7, 2016 - Industry News
The number of available loads on the spot truckload freight market surged last week compared to the previous week as expected, following the Thanksgiving holiday, while rates moved to their best levels out of the last four weeks, according to DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Special legislation, in the form of a Continuing Resolution, introduced in Congress in hopes of averting a year-end government shutdown contains language that would permanently fix the glitch in previous legislation that threatened the use of a 34-hour restart as part of the hours-of-service rule for truck drivers.
Tags: Hours of Service, HOS, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
A very long-awaited final rule on national minimum training standards for entry-level applicants seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license or certain endorsements was announced on Dec. 7 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Driver Training, Commercial Vehicle Training Association
Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is seeking nominations for the 2017 Truck Fleet Innovators award. We are looking for fleet executives who are leading with innovative ideas and solutions to serious problems in the trucking industry.
Tags: Awards, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators
Pennsylvania’s Autonomous Vehicles Testing Policy Task Force has delivered recommended guidance to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to help develop policies for testing highly automated vehicles.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Pennsylvania, Autonomous Vehicles
U.S. Xpress has accepted an invitation to join the Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as The Trucking Alliance, beginning in 2017.
Tags: U.S. Xpress, The Trucking Alliance
December 6, 2016 - Industry News
Ian McKerlich has taken over as president and CEO of Zonar Systems as the successor to co-founder Brett Brinton, the company announced.
Tags: Zonar, C-Suite, Promotions
A new research report strongly advocates for greater funding of transportation infrastructure investments what is now covered by Highway Trust Fund allocations. It also stresses the value of projects designed to support multiple transportation modes.
Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, AASHTO, AAPA
Final government forecasts for diesel, gasoline and oil prices before 2017 gets underway are in with two of the three calling for double-digit percentage hikes compared to this year.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy, Crude Oil Prices, Economy, Fuel Prices, Forecast
Trucking Moves America Forward, a trucking education and image campaign, discussed the successes it had in 2016, including an expanded member base, engagement with the public, and influence on legislation.
Tags: Legislation, Community Outreach, Trucking Moves America Forward, Public Relations
Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) has been selected by the House Republican Conference to again serve as Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Tags: Bill Shuster, Elected Leaders, U.S. Congress, U.S. DOT
December 5, 2016 - Industry News
Logistics, transportation and supply chain management provider Morrison Express is expanding its offering in El Paso, Texas, providing improved cross-border capabilities and logistics.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Logistics
There was a significant and expected increase in Class 8 truck order activity during the month of November, according to preliminary numbers from FTR.
Tags: Class 8, Truck Orders, FTR
The American Trucking Associations has hired Michael Cammisa as the lobby’s new vice president of safety policy and connectivity.
Tags: ATA, People, Leadership
December 2, 2016 - Industry News
Unemployment in the U.S. continued falling in November, hitting its lowest level since 2007, according to Labor Department figures issued Friday, as the trucking industry also contributed to some of the job additions.
Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Unemployment, Employment, Federal Reserve
The long-anticipated final rule to establish a national drug and alcohol clearinghouse for commercial truck and bus drivers has at last been released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The rule goes into effect on January 4, 2017, with a compliance date of January 2020.
Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, Regulations
December 1, 2016 - Industry News
Women In Trucking and Truckstop.com are seeking nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award, which recognizes the achievements and leadership of women in logistics in North America.
Tags: Awards, Women in Trucking Association, WIT, Women in Trucking, Logistics
KLLM Transport Services has accepted an invitation to join the Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as the Trucking Alliance, beginning in 2017.
Tags: Refrigerated Truck, The Trucking Alliance
In another sign the U.S. economy is gathering more steam, two reports released Thursday morning showed a strong rebound in the nation’s manufacturing sector while another indicated construction remains strong following earlier positive indicators.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending
November 30, 2016 - Industry News
The State of Ohio is investing $15 million to install advanced highway technology along its the 35‑mile stretch of U.S. 33 northwest of Columbus.
Tags: Connected Vehicle Technology, Ohio Department of Transportation, Smart Highway, Autonomous Vehicles, Otto
Transportation and logistics company TransForce announced that it intends to change its corporate name to TFI International to reflect the increased geographic scope of its operations.
Tags: TransForce, CFI
Fleet management software provider Omnitracs has formed a strategic partnership with Noregon to integrate vehicle diagnostic information into the company’s software.
Tags: Noregon Systems, Omnitracs, Software Integration
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