August 26, 2014 - Industry News
Former Roadrunner executive Donald R. Foust has been named as the new president of YRC Worldwide’s regional less-than truckload operation New Penn, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Tags: Fleets, People, YRC Worldwide, New Penn
UPDATED -- Shipments and new orders for manufactured durable goods continue moving higher, with both hitting record levels -- but the numbers may not be as bright as they seem.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Consumer Confidence
August 25, 2014 - Industry News
What one media outlet calls a “landmark decision” by a federal court pushes aside a nearly decade-long federal protection for vehicle leasing companies. It's expected to affect trucking companies whose owner-operators are involved in accidents when certain leasing arrangements are used.
Tags: Accidents, Liability, Drivers, New York, Litigation, Leasing, Owner-Operators
The northbound lanes of I-495 through Wilmington have been reopened following the successful realignment of the bridge spanning the Christina River.
Tags: Delaware, Road Construction
New home sales in the U.S. declined in July, according to the Commerce Department, falling for the second month in a row and hitting a four-month low.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales
August 22, 2014 - Industry News
New construction starts in July climbed 6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $588.8 billion, according to industry date provider McGraw Hill Construction.
Tags: Economy, Construction
This year’s Green Fleet Conference will include a series of sessions aimed specifically at trucking fleets called the Heavy Duty Green Symposium.
Tags: Green Fleets, Green Fleet Conference, Heavy Duty Green Symposium, Fuel Efficiency, Alternative Fuels, Events
August 21, 2014 - Industry News
Bestpass has added several international bridges to its toll network at the border between New York and Canada.
Tags: Canada, Tolls, Bestpass, Bridges, New York
The fraudulent employers promise to reimburse the “shipping assistants”, but no money is ever reimbursed. When questioned, the scammers claim to be affiliated with the brokers or carriers whose identities and logos they have hijacked for that purpose.
Tags: TIA, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, DAT, Brokers
Linehaul rates for truckload shipping continue to rise, according to the latest Cass Linehaul Rate Index. On average, North American shippers paid 7.2% more in July of this year than last in their truckload linehaul rates.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
The latest measure on the condition of the U.S. economy and where it's heading shows improvement again, according to the private research group The Conference Board.
Tags: Economy, The Conference Board, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators
August 20, 2014 - Industry News
YRC Freight has upgraded three of its terminals to full distribution center status to increase network capacity for its customers and reduce congestion at some facilities.
Tags: YRC Freight, LTL, Fleets, Distribution Centers
Spot market freight availability has increased nicely in the most recent period while rates appear to have ended their recent decline, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.
Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight Rates
Ground has been broken on a new $7 million multi-modal transportation project that will service the future Port of East St. Louis.
Tags: Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking
The goal is to promote dialogue on the causes and implications of congestion at U.S. ports, according to the commission.
Tags: Events, Ports, Port Trucking
August 19, 2014 - Industry News
As part of its 2014 User Conference, PeopleNet spent Tuesday evening recognizing the top innovators among its client base, fleets that have demonstrated exceptional leadership over the past year by using PeopleNet products and services to create unique solutions that accelerate and drive return on investment.
Tags: PeopleNet, Industry Event, Awards, Fleets, telematics
ESPN sportscaster Dick Vitale closed out the conference's opening session, which was filled with looking back on the company's 20-year history and looking forward to what it has to offer clients now and in the near future.
Tags: Conference, Video Event Recorders, PeopleNet, Events, Information Technology
A strategic alliance between Trimble Navigation Limited and 3GTMS Inc. will help TMW customers manage complex 3PL challenges.
Tags: Fleet Management, Information Technology, Trimble, 3PL, TMW Systems
Import cargo volume at the nation’s busiest port complex barely increased, if at all in July, due to shipper concerns about contract talks involving longshoremen working at West Coast ports.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking
The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.3% in July, following a decrease of 0.8% the previous month, according to newly released figures.
Tags: Economy, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Truck Tonnage
UPDATED -- Consumer prices increased as the slowest pace in five months during July, increasing just 0.1% from the month before, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, Home Starts, Consumer Prices
August 18, 2014 - Industry News
The deadline to nominate a fleet for Heavy Duty Trucking's Top 50 Green Fleets has been extended through the end of the month to Friday, August 29.
Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Top 50 Green Fleets, Alternative Fuels, Fuel Efficiency, Sustainability, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Celadon Trucking Services has purchased more than 1,500 new tractors to add to its overall fleet.
Tags: Kenworth, LoneStar, ProStar, International Trucks, Celadon, Fleets
The go-to-market name for PHH Arval will transition to Element Fleet Management between now and the end of 2014. Element Financial Corporation, a Canadian-based equipment finance company, acquired PHH Corporation’s North American fleet management unit for $1.4 billion in cash on July 7.
Tags: Element Financial, PHH Arval, Canada
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 55, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for August, released Monday.
Tags: Economy, Home Building
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