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February 23, 2018 - Industry News

Pressure Systems International's Musgrave Named to MEMA Board of Directors

Tim Musgrave, president and CEO of Pressure Systems International, has been named to the board of directors of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association for a two-year term.

Tags: Leadership, MEMA, HDMA, People, P.S.I.

February 23, 2018 - Press Release

Geotab Surpasses 1M Subscribers

Graphic courtesy of Geotab.

Geotab has surpassed 1 million subscribers, which makes it one of the fastest growing global telematics providers. After launching its solution in 2006, Geotab has seen an average of 116% annual subscriber growth over the last 10 years, according to the company.

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, Internet of Things, Milestones

February 22, 2018 - Industry News

ATA Initiative Highlights the Costs of Crumbling Infrastructure

Deteriorating roads and bridges exact a heavy price on the motoring public and ATA is highlighting them in a new campaign.

The American Trucking Associations has launched a new initiative that highlights the nation’s infrastructure needs by demonstrating the extreme costs of traffic congestion and road disrepair.

Tags: ATA, Highway Funding, Politics, Infrastructure Funding, Congestion

February 22, 2018 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Editors Named Finalists for 4 Neal Awards

Heavy Duty Trucking's editors have been named finalists in four categories for the 64th Jesse H. Neal Awards, recognizing excellence in business journalism.

Tags: Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

February 22, 2018 - Industry News

Tennessee Tech Disavows Maligned Glider Kit Study Pending Review

Tennessee Tech's president has sent a letter to the EPA urging that it not to use the university's glider kit environmental impact study pending an investigation into the validy of its results. Photo: Tom Berg

Tennessee Tech's president has sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urging that it not use the university's glider kit environmental impact study pending an investigation into the validity of its results.

Tags: Emissions, Regulations, Diesel Emissions, EPA, Glider Kits, GHG Phase 2

February 22, 2018 - Industry News

Omnitracs Taps Former BNSF Logistics President as CEO

Ray Greer

Omnitracs has appointed industry veteran Ray Greer its chief executive officer; he takes over for John Graham, who served as CEO since 2013.

Tags: Leadership, People, Omnitracs, Telematics, C-Suite, New Hire, BNSF

February 22, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Market Van, Reefer Rates Cool as Flatbeds Rise Again

National average spot van and refrigerated truckload rates fell during the week ending Feb. 17 but remain well ahead of last year’s levels, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

February 22, 2018 - Industry News

ATA Offering Members a Cybercrime Reporting Tool

ATA is offering a new service to its members to help protect fleets from cyberattacks called Fleet CyWatch.

The American Trucking Associations has launched the Fleet CyWatch service for reporting cybercrimes that affect fleet operations.

Tags: ATA, Information Technology, Technology & Maintenance Council, Cybersecurity, Cyberattacks

February 21, 2018 - Industry News

New Man to Man Campaign to Fight Human Trafficking Demand

One of the banners in the Man to Man anti-human-trafficking campaign from American Trucking Associations and Truckers Against Trafficking.

The new Man to Man anti-human trafficking campaign, spearheaded by the American Trucking Associations and Truckers Against Trafficking, aims to address the demand for sexual services that drives human trafficking.

Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Human Trafficking, Truckers Against Trafficking

February 21, 2018 - Industry News

Covenant Transport Taps Former Amazon Exec to Lead Transformation

Ryan Rogers officially took over the role of chief transformation officer for Covenant Transport in January. Photo courtesy of Covenant

A Chattanooga, Tenn., native, Ryan Rogers also serves as a mentor for local transportation and logistics incubator Dynamo.

Tags: Covenant Transport, Amazon, People

February 21, 2018 - Industry News

Omnitracs to Host Women in Trucking Virtual Roundtable

Logo courtesy of Women in Trucking

In conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8, experts from across the transportation industry will come together for a virtual roundtable to address the most significant issues impacting women in the trucking industry.

Tags: Women in Trucking, Roundtable, International Womens Day

February 21, 2018 - Industry News

Clean Energy, Harbor Trucking Association Partner for Cleaner-Burning Port Trucks

Clean Energy will provide specialized clean fuel programs for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, above, as the latest part of the Clean Air Action Plan is adopted. Photo via Dave Proffer/Wikimedia

As part of this partnership, Clean Energy will provide specialized clean fuel programs to HTA members and aid help company fleets and individual owner-operators write grants for funding of clean vehicles.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Procurement, Clean Energy Fuels, Alternative Fuels, Clean Air Action Plan, Drayage, Harbor Trucking Association, Ports

February 21, 2018 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing at 40-Month High, Existing Home Sales Slip Again

A preliminary report about the U.S. manufacturing sector for this month showed business conditions continue improving, hitting a 40-month high, while a separate one on existing home sales revealed a decline for the second straight month amid higher prices and a supply shortage.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Gross Domestic Product

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Strong Economy Boosts Truck Tonnage Index 2% in January

The Truck Tonnage Index gained 2% in Jan. 2018. Source: ATA

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2% in January, reflecting strong economic conditions in a traditionally soft month.

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

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates at or Near Record Highs

Measures of truckload line haul rates and intermodal rates showed continued increases in January, according to newly released figures from one freight payment processor.

February 16, 2018 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Extend Hot Streak Into 2018

January continued a three-month stretch of elevated trailer orders. Reefer orders were particularly strong.  Photo: Carrier Transicold

Trailer orders in January will likely breach 39,000 units once the final numbers are tallied, indicating a strong start to 2018.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, FTR, Capacity, Trailer Orders

February 16, 2018 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Lags, but Homes, E-Commerce, Consumer Sentiment Rise

Several recent economic indicators, with the exception of a measure of the total output from the nation’s factories, mines and utilities production, have all moved higher. That indicates economic activity in the first month to month and a half of 2017 is still very much alive, despite recent concerns about the future following stock market gyrations.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, E-commerce, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Consumer Sentiment, Home Building

February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Three Former Employees Found Guilty in Pilot Flying J Fraud Trial

Three of the four former Pilot Flying J sales employees on trial for their roles in a fuel-rebate scam that defrauded trucking companies of millions of dollars have been found guilty.

Tags: Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Fraud, Trial

February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Load Posts, Capacity Hold Firm as Rates Continue Decline

Spot market truckload freight rates continued moving lower for the week ending Feb. 10, according to load board operator DAT Solutions, despite a slight increase in available freight and a drop in truck capacity.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

February 15, 2018 - Product News

Celadon Upgrades CelaTrac Freight Tracking Software

Celadon Group has released open beta testing to all users for its newly updated customer load-tracking platform CelaTrac.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Celadon Group, Asset Tracking

February 14, 2018 - Industry News

Ryder Expands Cross-Border Network In Texas

New facility will handle thousands of shipments behalf of 19 customers within the auto, industrial, retail, and high-tech industries and will provide additional services and capacity opportunities to Ryder’s North American customers. Photo: Ryder

Ryder System has opened a new logistics facility in Laredo, Texas, primarily to support cross-border shipments between the U.S. and Mexico.

Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Texas, Ryder System

February 14, 2018 - Industry News

American Central Transport Driver Raise Includes Detention Pay

ACT contract drivers will be paid an additional 2 cents per mile and company drivers will receive a pay raise and be eligible for up to $500 in monthly bonuses. Photo via ACT

American Central Transport has announced that it is increasing both contractor and company driver pay this month as well as implementing a new bonus for company drivers.

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Driver Retention, American Central Transport

February 14, 2018 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Continues Setting New Records

Freight Transportation Services Index, December 2012 - December 2017. Credit: U.S. DOT

A gauge of the level of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry capped off 2017 by posting another new all-time monthly high, according to the Transportation Department.

Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Freight Index, Freight

February 14, 2018 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Prices Jump as Retail Sales Drop

Prices at the retail level jumped more than expected during January, raising concerns about rising inflation as well as interest rates, while a separate reported showed one of the biggest drivers of the U.S. economy declined by the most in nearly a year.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Interest Rates, Consumer Prices, Federal Reserve

February 14, 2018 - Industry News

Senate Confirms Martinez as FMCSA Administrator

New FMCSA chief Raymond Maretinez File photo

Raymond Martinez’s appointment as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was confirmed by a Senate voice vote late on Feb. 13.

Tags: FMCSA, U.S. Senate

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