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October 13, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck to Run Routes in California

Toyota Motor North America has announced that its Project Portal Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell truck has completed initial testing and development and will begin regular drayage routes at ports in Southern California starting in late October.

Tags: Toyota, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Drayage

October 13, 2017 - Industry News

Court Battle Erupts over Truck Trailers and GHG/MPG Rule

Trailer aerodynamic device include side skirts, pictured here. Photo: Utility Trailer Mfg.

Court filings have begun to pile up that may ultimately determine the fate of the trailer-related provision within the federal Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards.

Tags: Regulations, EDF, Trailers, GHG Phase 2, TTMA

October 13, 2017 - Industry News

Coca-Cola Adds Lytx DriveCam Video Safety System

Photo: Lytx

Coca-Cola Consolidated implemented the program at three company locations, involving 200 drivers and 115 vehicle assets.

Tags: Coca-Cola, Video Event Recorders, Lytx, In-Vehicle Video

October 13, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Prices Jump; Retail Sales and Consumer Sentiment Skyrocket

Retail prices recorded their biggest hike in eight months in September, according to a new report, while separate ones show the best improvement in retail sales in more than two years amid consumer sentiment hitting its highest level since 2004.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Interest Rates, Consumer Prices, Consumer Sentiment

October 13, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Drives Another Record-Setting Month in For-Hire Freight Movements

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

The amount of freight moved by U.S. for-hire transportation providers hit an all-time high again in August, according to Transportation Department figures, after breaking the previous record the month before.

Tags: Economy, Freight

October 12, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Supports President’s Health Insurance Executive Order

Screenshot via WhiteHouse.gov

The American Trucking Associations has praised President Trump for signing an executive order that will allow individuals to purchase health insurance through association health plans.

Tags: Driver Health, Healthcare Costs, Donald Trump

October 12, 2017 - Industry News

Celadon Adds Independent Director to Board

Amid a financial restructuring and an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Celadon Group has announced the appointment of a new independent director to its board.

Tags: Leadership, Celadon Group, People, Celadon

October 12, 2017 - Product News

Blue Dot Integrates ALK Maps into Drive App

Image via Blue Dot

Using ALK Maps, Blue Dot's MilesAhead Drive App provides drivers with commercial vehicle routes and map visualization.

Tags: ALK Technologies, Fleet Management Software, Navigation

October 12, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates for Vans, Reefers Rise Sharply

Spot truckload rates hit multi-year highs during the week ending Oct. 7, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards, as the number of available loads fell.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Solutions

October 11, 2017 - Industry News

Volkswagen Truck and Bus Reveals Future Transport Vision

Volkwagen Truck and Bus CEO Andreas Renschler outlines the company's vision of tuture transporation at it Innovation Day summit in Hamburg, Germany. Photo: VW

Germany's Volkswagen Truck and Bus Group laid out its long-term plans for shaping the future of transportation this week at its Innovation Day Summit, held in Hamburg, Germany.

Tags: Emissions, Volkswagen, Navistar, Connected Vehicle Technology, International Trucks, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels

October 11, 2017 - Industry News

Pressure Systems International Taps Sharkey to Head Sales and Marketing

Sharkey Photo: P.S.I.

Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) has announced that it has promoted Jim Sharkey to the position of vice president, Global Sales & Marketing.

Tags: Tire Inflation, P.S.I.

October 11, 2017 - Industry News

CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week Is Right Around the Bend

Photo: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week, where law enforcement personnel focus on identifying unsafe driving behavior by both truckers and motorists, starts this Sunday, Oct. 15.

Tags: Driver Safety, CVSA, Enforcement, Safety & Compliance

October 11, 2017 - Industry News

DHL to Deploy Electric, Autonomous Delivery Trucks in Germany

Photo courtesy of ZF.

ZF and DHL plan to deploy a fleet of electric, autonomous vehicles as early as next year in real-world delivery operations.

Tags: DHL, ZF, Last Mile Delivery, Autonomous Vehicles, Global, Delivery Fleets, Germany

October 11, 2017 - Industry News

Ryder Buys Dallas-Based Truck Repair Firm

Photo: Ryder System

Ryder System has completed the acquisition of all outstanding equity of Dallas Service Center, Inc., a truck repair facility located in Dallas, TX.

Tags: Outsourcing, Ryder System, Maintenance Facilities

October 10, 2017 - Industry News

FMSCA to Exempt Short-Term Truck Rentals from ELD Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to announce on Oct. 11 that it will grant an exemption from being required to use an electronic logging device to “all drivers of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles rented for eight days or less, regardless of reason.”

Tags: TRALA, ELD, ELD Mandate

October 10, 2017 - Industry News

NHTSA: Highway Deaths Rise Again, Including Those Involving Trucks

Photo: FMCSA

The latest traffic crash data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that 37,461 lives were lost on U.S. roads in calendar year 2016 – marking a significant increase of 5.6% over the same period in 2015.

Tags: Safety, Highway Safety, Highway Fatalities, NHTSA, Safety & Compliance

October 10, 2017 - Industry News

FDA Offers Sanitary Transportation Rule Training

Photo: USDA

The Food and Drug Administration is offering a free, one-hour training module to assist motor carriers in meeting the requirements of FDA’s Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rule, also known as the Sanitary Transportation Rule.

Tags: FDA, Food Safety

October 10, 2017 - Product News

Teletrac Navman Integrates Supply Chain Software into ELD

HighJump, a global provider of supply chain solutions, has announced the integration of the company’s Prophesy Dispatch TMS, a trucking software solution for truckload carriers, brokers, and private fleets, and Teletrac Navman's Director fleet management solution.

Tags: ELDs, HighJump Software, Teletrac Navman

October 10, 2017 - Industry News

Former CIA, NSA Director Hayden to Keynote Work Truck Show

Hayden

General Michael Hayden, a retired four-star general and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, will keynote the Work Truck Show 2018.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Keynote Speaker, Military, NTEA

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

Freight Brokers International to Acquire Consolidated Carriers

Photo via The FBI Group Facebook page

Freight Brokers International Corp., the FBI Group, announced an agreement to acquire Consolidated Carriers, a non-asset based freight broker in Markham, Ontario, Canada.

Tags: Logistics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Freight Brokers

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

Emerging Leaders Nomination Deadline Extended to Oct. 13

The nominations deadline for Heavy Duty Trucking magazine’s Emerging Leaders honor has been extended an additional week to Oct. 13, 2017.

Tags: Leadership, Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, People, Emerging Leaders

October 6, 2017 - Industry News

Truckers Take to the Streets to Protest ELD Rule

Screen shot, CBS Sacramento video

Truckers around the country -- including in the nation's capital -- gathered to protest the upcoming ELD mandate, which goes into effect Dec. 18.

Tags: ELD Mandate, OOIDA, ELDs, Truck Drivers, California

October 6, 2017 - Industry News

Kingsgate Transportation Joins Blockchain in Trucking Alliance

Kingsgate Transportation + Logistics, a non-asset based third-party logistics provider, has become a member of the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance, a group dedicated to setting standards for blockchain applications developed for the transportation industry.

Tags: Information Technology, Lobbying, Blockchain

October 6, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Employment Strong Despite Slip, Factory Activity Jumps

The nation’s unemployment rate dipped in September, while overall and trucking employment changed little, as factory orders, including those for core capital goods, rose in August.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Factory Orders, Employment

October 5, 2017 - Industry News

3PL Market Revenues Could Top $1.1 Trillion by 2022

Cover via Armstrong & Associates

The global third-party logistics market could exceed $1.1 trillion dollars in the next five years as e-commerce and outsourcing fuels its growth.

Tags: Outsourcing, E-commerce, 3PL, Logistics, Market Analysis

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