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January 22, 2018 - Industry News

Leaked Infrastructure Plan: No Fuel Tax Hike, but Tolling Interstates OK

Photo: U.S. Department of Transportation

UPDATED A draft of the Trump Administration’s long-promised infrastructure plan, obtained and published on Jan. 22, is arguably most compelling for what it leaves out: Any talk of boosting federal fuel taxes.

Tags: NATSO, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump

January 22, 2018 - Industry News

Truckload Linehual, Intermodal Rates Continue Increasing

A measure of truckload linehaul rates has hit a new record high while a separate gauge of intermodal shipping rates showed it posted its 15th straight increase.

Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates

January 19, 2018 - Industry News

Kenworth Continues Government Sales Program

Image of T880S Dump Truck courtesy of Kenworth

Kenworth Truck Company is offering a program with the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) that expands sales opportunities for new Kenworth Class 6-8 chassis to more than 50,000 NJPA members throughout the United States and Canada.

Tags: Kenworth, NJPA, Kenworth T880, Dump Trucks

January 19, 2018 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Sentiment Hits 6-Month Low, Housing Starts Fall

Consumers are feeling less upbeat, due to uncertainty about economic conditions following the tax overhaul recently signed into law, according to a new report. Meanwhile the level of new home construction last year was the best in a decade despite a December decline.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Home Starts, Consumer Sentiment, Home Building

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: J.B. Hunt Profit More Than Triples

Trucking, intermodal and logistics services provider J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. kicked off the fourth quarter 2017 and full-year earnings season in the trucking industry on Thursday when it reported big gains in profits for both periods, due in large part to the recent tax law changes approved by Congress late last year.

Tags: Intermodal, J.B. Hunt, Fleet Earnings

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

How 3 SmartWay Excellence Honorees Cut Their Carbon Footprint

The expanded use of CNG-powered trucks has helped Pitt Ohio reduce both its carbon footprint and fuel costs. Photo: Mack Trucks

Three recipients of SmartWay's 2017 Excellence Award detail their best practices for increasing fuel efficiency and reducing carbon footprints, from intermodal to alternative fuels.

Tags: Carbon Footprint, SmartWay, EPA SmartWay, Fuel Economy, CNG, Kimberly-Clark, Intermodal, Alternative Fuels

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

Thor Trucks Takes Different Approach to Electric Trucks

Thor Trucks is a new electric truck company initially focused on regional-haul applications. Photo: Thor Trucks

A new electric truck company thinks its modest approach will captivate regional-haul trucking fleets. The Thor Trucks team is focused on providing long-haul electric truck solutions that it says are “reasonable and profitable now.”

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, Future Trucks, Regional Haul

January 17, 2018 - Product News

Help Inc. Adds Seven PrePass Sites in North Carolina

Photo: Help Inc.

Help Inc. announced seven new operational weigh station bypass locations in North Carolina, increasing the number of stations available to PrePass users traveling in the state.

Tags: Weigh Stations, Help Inc., PrePass, Weigh-Station Bypass, North Carolina

January 17, 2018 - Press Release

LeasePlan USA Names Truck Sales VP

Morris.

LeasePlan USA has today announced the appointment of Naeem Morris to its Truck and Equipment Division. In his role of truck sales vice president, Morris will be responsible for overseeing the growth and development of the LeasePlan truck division in the Midwest.

Tags: LeasePlan, New Hire

January 17, 2018 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Industrial Production Posts Biggest Annual Gain in 7 Years

A surge in industrial production for December exceeded expectations, but the strength was largely a function of a weather-related utilities spike. A separate report showed a lot of optimism remains when it comes to the market for newly built homes.

Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Housing, Manufacturing

January 16, 2018 - Industry News

Daseke Appoints CFO Company President

Chief financial officer Scott Wheeler, at right, became Daseke's new president, assuming the role from company founder Don Daseke, (at left). Wheeler will remain as Daseke's CFO while Daseke continues serving as company CEO and chairman. Kye Lee photo, courtesy of Daseke

Daseke has named Scott Wheeler president of the large network of open deck fleets. He assumes the role from founder Don Daseke, who stays on as CEO and chairman.

Tags: Leadership, People, Daseke Inc.

January 16, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Rates Decline Slightly as Truckload Capacity Returns

National average spot truckload rates declined as the number of available trucks jumped 52% during the week ending Jan. 13, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards, however van, refrigerated, and flatbed freight rates remain higher than at any point in 2017.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

January 12, 2018 - Industry News

Penske Logistics Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance

The Blockchain in Transport Alliance is dedicated to setting standards for blockchain applications developed for transportation.

Penske Logistics has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance, a group dedicated to setting standards for blockchain technology applications developed for transportation.

Tags: Information Technology, Penske Logistics, Big Data, Lobbying, Blockchain, Blockchain in Transport Alliance

January 12, 2018 - Industry News

FCA Relocating Ram Heavy Duty Truck Production to U.S.

Photo of the Ram 3500 Laramie courtesy of FCA.

FCA is relocating production of its next-generation Ram Heavy Duty truck from a production location in Mexico to an assembly plant in Michigan, a facility that the automaker is investing more than $1 billion in to modernize as well as add 2,500 new jobs.

Tags: Ram 2500, Ram 3500, Ram 4500, FCA, Assembly Plants

January 12, 2018 - Industry News

FTR: Tight Capacity, Rate Increases Projected to Continue

Truckstop.com's Market Demand Index hit a record high the first week of 2018.

Truckload capacity will remain tight and rates high, but both may moderate somewhat as market forces come into play, according to FTR analysts. The ELD mandate is still a wild card, with the economy and tax reform playing a part as well.

Tags: FTR, Freight Rates, Freight Capacity

January 12, 2018 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Annual Retail Sales Best in 3 Years, Inflation Threat Eases

Retail sales ended 2017 on a high note, while price inflation at both the retail and wholesale levels are of so little threat to the economy, some analysts are wondering if they will keep a lid on planned interest rate hikes.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Consumer Prices, Producer Prices

January 11, 2018 - Industry News

New Conference Puts Focus on Freight Technology

FreightWaves is launching its inaugural Transparency18 conference, focusing on freight technology and the economy. The conference is set to take place from May 22-23 in Atlanta, Ga.

Tags: Conference, Economy, Technology, Freight, Events

January 10, 2018 - Industry News

FMCSA’s Gautreaux Sees Innovation Driving Safety Forward

FMCSA Deputy Administrator Cathy Gautreaux tells TRB audience in Washington DC that the agency will keep seeking to reduce regulations without negatively impacting safety. Photo: David Cullen

At the start of her first full year helping to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Deputy Administrator Cathy Gautreaux praised the agency for its recent accomplishments and laid out its priorities going forward.

Tags: FMCSA, ELD Mandate, TRB, Highway Safety, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

January 10, 2018 - Industry News

Three Major Players in Canadian Transportation Announce Alliance

QSL, Groupe Robert, and Express Mondor have signed an agreement to create a heavy-hauling and oversized transportation consortium called Mondor-Watson.

Tags: Canada, Mergers & Acquisitions, Cargo

January 10, 2018 - Industry News

TMAF Campaign to Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking

Trucking Moves America Forward has launched an online awareness and educational campaign to highlight the trucking industry’s unique position to help stop human trafficking.

Tags: Human Trafficking, Truckers Against Trafficking, Trucking Moves America Forward, Awareness Campaign

January 10, 2018 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Index Hits Another Record High

Freight Transportation Services Index, November 2012 - November 2017. Graphic: U.S. DOT

The amount of freight moved by the U.S. for-hire transportation industry hit a second consecutive all-time high in November, according to new Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Economy, Freight Index

January 10, 2018 - Industry News

Todd Tranausky Joins FTR as Senior Transportation Analyst

Todd Tranausky Photo: FTR

FTR has named Todd Tranausky Senior Transportation Analyst, responsible for content in FTR’s rail and intermodal services, as well as developing additional analysis and commentary to support those market segments.

Tags: People, FTR, Market Analysis

January 10, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Surge to Start New Year

Amid extreme weather and tight capacity, national average spot truckload rates saw double-digit increases during the week ending Jan. 6, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

January 9, 2018 - Industry News

Truck Technology Takes the Stage at the Consumer Electronics Show

Paccar's Innovation Booth at CES. Photo: Peterbilt

For the first time, truck manufacturers are showing off their latest technological advancements at one of the most influential technology shows on the planet in Las Vegas this week.

Tags: Toyota, Kenworth, Paccar, Information Technology, Peterbilt, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Future Trucks

January 9, 2018 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Seeks Distinguished Woman in Logistics Nominations

Women In Trucking Association and Truckstop.com are seeking nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award, recognizing the achievements and leadership of outstanding individuals in logistics in North America.

Tags: Awards, Women in Trucking, Logistics

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