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May 24, 2017 - Industry News

USA Truck Brings on New Chief Technology Officer

USA Truck has announced another leadership change, naming Kim Littlejohn as a vice president and chief technology officer.

Tags: Leadership, People, USA Truck

May 24, 2017 - Industry News

XPO Logistics Offers Free Tuition and Income via Driving Schools

XPO veteran LTL driver Antoine Seegars is one of the company’s driving school instructors.  XPO’s LTL unit operates the schools at over 80 locations in the U.S. Photo: XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics is offering prospective truck drivers free tuition, part-time work and an opportunity for a full-time job with the company through its network of commercial driving schools.

Tags: CDL, Driver Training, Recruiting, XPO Logistics, Truck Driving Schools

May 24, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Van, Flatbed Freight Rates Rebound Slightly

National average spot truckload rates for van and flatbed freight rose during the week ending May 20 while the refrigerated freight rate remained at its highest mark since January, reported freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

May 24, 2017 - Industry News

Federal Court Rules Against XPO in Driver Misclassification Case

Photo: Port of Long Beach

A federal district court judge has issued a judgment in favor of five port and rail truck drivers against XPO Cartage in a driver misclassification lawsuit, awarding the drivers nearly $1 million in reimbursement and legal fees.

Tags: Lawsuits, Department of Labor, Ports, Driver Pay, Legal, Independent Contractors

May 24, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Existing and New Home Sales Slow

Sales of both existing and new homes fell in April, according to two separate reports, as the nation’s home supply continues tightening.

Tags: Economy, Home Sales

May 23, 2017 - Industry News

War of Words Erupts Over Trump's Call to Allow Interstate Tolls

A 39-word statement in a just-released six-page “fact sheet” on President Trump’s “infrastructure initiative” within his overall budget proposal has brought the toll vs. no-toll contenders out swinging.

Tags: Tolls, Highway Funding, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump, Toll Management

May 23, 2017 - Industry News

Michigan Adds Connected Car Upgrades to I-75

Michigan is emerging as one of the leaders in vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle communications research and adoption. Image courtesy of U.S. DOT.

3M is supplying special lane markings, signage and dedicated short-range communication devices for installation on a stretch of I-75.

Tags: Connected Vehicle Technology, V2I, Safety, Michigan DOT

May 23, 2017 - Industry News

ATA April Truck Tonnage Drops for Third Month

Source: ATA

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire-Truck Tonnage Index slid 2.5% in April, marking the third straight month of declines.

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

May 23, 2017 - Product News

Ryder's NaviShare Platform Offers Visibility into Loads and Capacity

Image via Ryder System

Ryder System has launched a new cloud-based platform, called NaviShare, to provide real-time shipment visibility, predictive alerts, and exception handling, routing, and analytics.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Ryder System, Asset Tracking

May 23, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: May Manufacturing Activity Eases, Says Preliminary Report

A surge seen early this year in the nation’s manufacturing sector continued to lose steam this month, hitting an eight-month low.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Manufacturing, Gross Domestic Product

May 23, 2017 - Industry News

Cross Border Freight Value Jumps Nearly 11%

U.S.-NAFTA freight value percent change from the previous year. Graphic: U.S. DOT

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its next door neighbor countries has spiked as all five major transportation modes carried more cargo in March compared to the year before, according to new Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA, Railroads

May 22, 2017 - Product News

Gorilla Safety App Supports Fleets Using AOBRDs

Photo: Gorilla Safety

Gorilla Safety has announced that its mobile app now includes automatic onboard recording device integration to help fleets as they transition to meet the impending electronic logging device mandate.

Tags: ELDs, Mobile Apps, ELD Mandate, AOBRD

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

Private Fleet Awards $1.8M to its Safest Drivers

Photo courtesy of Love's Travel Stops

Gemini Motor Transport, the fuel hauling fleet for Love’s Travel Stops, has awarded $1.8 million in bonuses to 78 of its safest drivers.

Tags: Awards, Love's Travel Stops, Safe Driving, Driver Retention

May 22, 2017 - Product News

Noregon Launches Scalable Data Analytics Service

Image via Noregon

Noregon has announced the debut of its scalable Data Analytics service to help businesses turn raw data into usable information for improving operations.

Tags: Telematics, Analytics, Noregon Systems, Data Analysis

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Replaces CEO Fields With Mobility Head Hackett

Photo of Jim Hackett courtesy of Ford.

Ford has replaced CEO Mark Fields with Jim Hackett, who has led its mobility business unit for the past year. Ford views Hackett as a "transformational business leader" as it seeks to boost profit amid investor pressure.

Tags: Ford, C-Suite, Promotions, Mobility, Automotive Executives

May 19, 2017 - Industry News

Harbor Trucking Association to Host Drayage Summit

Image via Harbor Trucking Association

The Harbor Trucking Association is hosting its first Technology in Drayage Summit on June 28 at The Reef in Long Beach, Calif.

Tags: Events, Ports, Drayage

May 18, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Trucks' Slagle is Bullish on Class 8 Truck Market

Mack exectives (l-r) John Walsh, Jonathan Randall, and Denny Slagle. Photo: David Cullen

The head of Mack Trucks regards the state of the heavy-duty truck market as solid. “Everyone in the industry has succeeded in bringing inventory down to safe levels,” Dennis Slagle, president of Mack Trucks and Volvo Group executive vice president, said at a May 18 media briefing.

Tags: Truck Sales, Mack Trucks

May 18, 2017 - Industry News

HDT Wins National Gold Award in the Azbees for Modern Maintenance Manager Series

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine has won a National Gold award in the 2017 Azbee Awards of Excellence for last year’s editorial series on the Modern Maintenance Manager.

Tags: Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, ASBPE

May 18, 2017 - Industry News

American Trucking Associations Seeks LEAD Applicants

ATA is searching for a class of diverse industry leaders looking to grow their careers and meet other trucking professionals with ambition.

Tags: ATA, Leadership

May 18, 2017 - Industry News

Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Aims to Fund Projects Through Loans

Logo via BRIDGE Act Summary

While details on President Trump’s $1 trillion Infrastructure plan may still be weeks away, two senators, Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), have introduced a bipartisan infrastructure funding plan.

Tags: Legislation, Congress, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump

May 18, 2017 - Product News

Honeywell Connected Freight Monitors Valuable Goods in Transit

Screenshot via Honeywell

Honeywell has launched the Connected Freight solution, a logistics technology that provides real-time information about the location and condition of critical freight in transit.

Tags: Cargo Management, Honeywell, Asset Tracking, Security

May 18, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Moves America Forward Unveils Mascot, Launches Name Contest

Photo courtesy of Trucking Moves America Forward

As part of its efforts to improve the trucking industry’s image, Trucking Moves America Forward unveiled a mascot, a big-eyed cartoon truck wearing a trucker hat, and asked the industry to name it.

Tags: Contest, Trucking Moves America Forward

May 18, 2017 - Industry News

Uber Freight Launches for Owner-Operators, Small Fleets

Owner-operators and small fleets can find loads via their mobile devices. Photo: Aether Films, courtesy Uber Freight

Uber is looking to transform the world of freight transport much as it has changed the world of taxis with its ride-sharing app. Deborah Lockridge has the story on what the new Uber Freight is -- and what it's not.

Tags: Uber, Uber for Trucking, Mobile Apps

May 17, 2017 - Product News

PrePass Weigh Station Bypass Available on Bestpass Devices

Photo: Help Inc.

Weigh station bypass service provider PrePass and toll management services company Bestpass have partnered to offer a new integrated weigh station and toll management solution.

Tags: Tolls, Weigh Stations, PrePass, Bestpass

May 17, 2017 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Co-Owner Carolyn Moon Dead at 81

Photo courtesy Iowa 80 Truckstop

Carolyn Cusac Moon, who owned the Iowa 80 Truckstop with her husband, Bill Moon, has died at 81.

Tags: Obituary, People, NATSO, Women in Trucking, Walcott Trucker Jamboree

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