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September 14, 2016 - Industry News

Connected Vehicle Program Could Improve Safety on I-80 in Wyoming

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has been awarded a federal grant to continue a unique connected vehicle program on the Interstate 80 corridor aimed at improving commercial truck safety.

Tags: Grant Funding, Driving Safety, Connected Vehicle Technology, Wyoming, Interstate 80, Highway Safety

September 14, 2016 - Industry News

Chevin, CalAmp Partner for Integrated Telematics Data

Chevin Fleet Solutions has adopted CalAmp’s telematics services for its fleet asset management software. This partnership allows Chevin to seamlessly integrate telematics data with its software.

Tags: Chevin Fleet Solutions, CalAmp, Big Data

September 13, 2016 - Industry News

FourKites Hires ALK Veteran to Head Global Partnerships

Craig Fiander Photo via FourKites

Cloud-based supply chain solutions company FourKites has hired Craig Fiander as its senior vice president of business development.

Tags: ALK Technologies, Leadership, People, FourKites

September 12, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Kicks off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Photo: Nussbaum

This week, American Trucking Associations kicked off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and many companies within the trucking industry and serving it are recognizing drivers for hard work and dedication.

Tags: Drivers, ATA, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

September 12, 2016 - Industry News

CRST Buys Gardner Trucking In Company’s Largest Acquisition

CRST International has purchased the privately held, Calif.-based Gardner Trucking in the largest acquisition in CRST’s history.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, CRST, Truckload

September 12, 2016 - Industry News

Geotab, J.J. Keller Partner on Telematics, ELD Solution

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Geotab and J.J. Keller & Associates are teaming up to offer a solution combining Geotab telematics and J.J. Keller’s electronic logs.

Tags: J.J. Keller, Geotab, ELDs, telematics

September 12, 2016 - Product News

Omnitracs Tool Identifies Drivers Most Likely To Leave

Graph via Omnitracs

Omnitracs says its new ELD Driver Retention Model can analyze the data provided by electronic logs to help predict which truck drivers are most likely to quit, helping fleets pinpoint retention efforts.

Tags: Hours of Service, Driver Turnover, Driver Retention, Omnitracs, Driver Fatigue

September 12, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Names Rusty Duckworth CFO

American Trucking Associations has promoted Rusty Duckworth to chief financial officer, adding to the new leadership team being assembled by new ATA President and CEO Chris Spear.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, People

September 9, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Reflects Improved Market

Source: FTR

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index improved in July reflecting improved market prospects as a result of moderate economic growth and a regulatory environment that is tightening capacity.

Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity

September 9, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Seeks Comment on Medical Review Report Filed for Proposed Diabetes Rule

Another step has been completed in a proposed rulemaking that would allow CDL drivers with controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce without first obtaining an individual exemption for that medical condition.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Diabetes

September 9, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: September Retail Imports Strong

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should be at near-peak levels this month even as retailers work to cope with the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released Friday.

Tags: Economy, Ports, Port Trucking, Intermodal

September 9, 2016 - Industry News

Swift Founder/CEO Jerry Moyes to Retire by Year's End

Jerry Moyes Photo courtesy of Swift Transportation

Jerry Moyes, the founder and CEO of Swift Transportation, will retire at the end of this year, with President and COO Richard Stocking to take his place.

Tags: Retirement, Leadership, People, Swift Transportation

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

EEOC Sues S.C. Carrier for Racial Harassment of African-American Workers

An EEOC suit claims that the owner of T-N-T of York County and TM Trucking of the Carolinas allegedly used racial slurs and epithets with regard to certain black employees, causing some of them to resign.

Tags: Lawsuits, EEOC, Discrimination Complaint

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

LoadMaster Can Export Data to TCA InGauge Benchmarking Program

Working with TCA inGauge online benchmarking service, McLeod Software has created an automated reporting function that allows for monthly data exports from the LoadMaster Enterprise system.

Tags: LoadMaster, TCA, McLeod Software

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

USPS Adds Another 3,000 Ram ProMaster Vans

Photo courtesy of USPS.

FCA has started delivering another 3,339 Ram ProMaster cargo vans to the U.S. Postal Service in a second order that follows a 9,113-vehicle order last year.

Tags: Cargo Vans, USPS, Ram ProMaster, Delivery Fleets

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Navistar Third Quarter Loss Grows, Revenue Declines

Navistar International Corp. released fiscal third quarter financials on Thursday morning showing its losses grew in the third quarter of the year while revenue fell 18%, following news on Tuesday that Volkswagen is taking a minority interest in the Illinois-based company.

Tags: Economy, Volkswagen, Navistar, Earnings

September 7, 2016 - Industry News

NAFA Gives Affiliate Members Voting Powers

The NAFA Fleet Management Association has given affiliate members the ability to vote and serve on its national board, the association announced.

Tags: NAFA, Associations

September 7, 2016 - Industry News

DOT Awards Nearly $800 Million for Transportation Infrastructure Projects

Map indicates location of 18 infrastucture projects awarded FASTLANE grants for FY 2016. Image: U.S. DOT

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced on Sept. 7 that almost $800 million in inaugural FASTLANE federal grants has been awarded to 18 transportation infrastructure projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. DOT

September 7, 2016 - Product News

Transflo Mobile Gains TMWSuite Features With Integration

Photo: Pegasus TransTech

Pegasus TransTech, an enterprise mobility and business process automation provider, has added TMW Systems as a Transflo Mobile integration partner.

Tags: TMW Systems, Transflo, TMS, Pegasus TransTech, Software Integration

September 7, 2016 - Industry News

Arizona Testing Impact of Overweight Trucks on Major Corridor

Photo: Jim Park

The Arizona Department of Transportation has begun a year-long pilot program allowing heavier trucks to use one of the state’s key transportation corridors to test the effect on commercial transportation efficiency.

Tags: Pilot Program, Truck Weights, Arizona Department of Transportation

September 7, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Market Rates, Volume Rebound from Last Week

The spot truckload market finished August on a higher note as rates and the number of available loads moved higher during the week ending Sept. 3, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

September 7, 2016 - Industry News

Keyes, Hammes Retire from Navistar Board

Navistar International Corporation announced that James Keyes and Michael Hammes will be retiring from the company's Board of Directors.

Tags: Retirement, Navistar, Board of Directors

September 6, 2016 - Industry News

TCA, CarriersEdge Seek Best Fleets to Drive For

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge are looking for trucking companies that stand out for exceptional workplace environments, compensation and benefits, company culture and perks for its annual Best Fleets to Drive For list.

Tags: Awards, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, CarriersEdge, Driver Retention

September 2, 2016 - Industry News

International Truck Inks Deal with Big Ten Conference

Navistar International has announced an integrated marketing partnership that will name its International brand as the official equipment truck of the Big Ten Conference and Big Ten Network for the 2016 and 2017 football seasons.

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks

September 2, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Employment Gains Again, Factory Orders Jump

The U.S. economy continued adding more jobs in August but at a slightly slower pace, leading to expectations the Federal Reserve will punt on a possible interest rate hike later this month. A separate report shows factory orders rebounded in the biggest gain in nine months.

Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Unemployment, Durable Goods, Factory Orders, Employment, Federal Reserve, Factory Shipments

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