March 24, 2016 - Industry News
EPA and NHTSA have again indicated they intend to regulate truck trailers and glider kits under their Phase 2 proposal for limiting the GHG emissions and fuel consumption of on-highway trucks.
Tags: Trailers, EPA, Glider Kits, NHTSA, Phase 2 GHG Proposals
March 24, 2016 - Product News
Omnitracs has released Roadnet Transportation Suite version 3.7.4, with added functionality, new features and enhancements to the suite’s FleetLoader, MobileCast and Roadnet products.
Tags: Fleet Management, Routing, Roadnet Technologies, Omnitracs
Nissan announced pricing for the new 2016 V-8 gasoline engine-equipped TITAN XD crew cab models. It has starting manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $35,290 for the base trim.
Tags: Vehicle Pricing, Nissan Titan, Nissan Titan XD, Gasoline Engines
March 23, 2016 - Product News
Transportation data mining and analysis provider Vigillo announced the BASIC Measure Analyzer as a new feature of Carrier Select that gives more context to CSA data.
Tags: CSA, BASIC, Vigillo, Highway Bill
March 23, 2016 - Industry News
The Maryland Motor Truck Association named Annette Womack, a driver for Giant Food, the association's 2015 Driver of the Year.
Tags: Awards, Maryland Motor Truck Association, Women Drivers, Grocery Fleets
Led by strong regional demand, spot truckload rates rose across all three equipment types during the week ending March 19, hitting their highest levels in at least a month, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
March 22, 2016 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose by 7.2% in February, hitting an all-time high reading of 144.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index
The first reading on the U.S. manufacturing sector for this month shows a slight uptick in activity, but growth remains weak as it has since the start of the year, and existing home sales slumped.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Home Sales
March 21, 2016 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks sees connectivity as the means to leverage the data generated and shared by trucks to radically transform transportation logistics. Executive Editor David Cullen has more on the truck maker's connected vision, reporting from Dusseldorf, Germany.
Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Daimler Trucks, Connected Vehicle Technology
March 21, 2016 - Product News
Fleet mobility technology company PeopleNet has announced the integration of a tire pressure monitoring system from Wabco.
Tags: PeopleNet, Wabco, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
March 18, 2016 - Industry News
Premium Transportation Services, also known as Total Transportation Services, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing its financial troubles related to driver misclassification lawsuits and legal costs.
Tags: Bankruptcy, Ports, Port Trucking, Total Transportation Services, Independent Contractors, Intermodal, Drayage, Teamsters, Labor Unions
All five major transportation modes, including trucking, carried less freight between the U.S. and its neighbors of Canada and Mexico last year than in 2014, but big-rigs continue to dominate such cargo movements, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.
Tags: Mexico, Canada, Cross-Border Trucking
March 17, 2016 - Industry News
FMCSA has ordered the immediate shutdown of trucking company J and J Transportation after an investigation revealed a continued lack of compliance with or understanding of safety regulations.
Tags: FMCSA, Compliance, Out-of-service, Imminent Hazard
Truckload linehaul freight rates have fallen again and are barely higher than a year ago, while rates for intermodal shipments have dropped for the 14th straight month, according to the latest Cass indexes.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Truckload, Freight Rates
March 17, 2016 - Product News
Paragon Software Systems has added new capabilities to its routing and scheduling solutions that brings in real world data about street-level mapping, road speeds, and truck attributes.
Tags: Mapping, Routing, Paragon Software Systems, Delivery Fleets
MiX Telematics has launched MiX Journey Management, a risk management solution for U.S. oil and gas companies that is integrated with the company’s fleet management platform.
Tags: Risk Management, Fleet Management Software, MiX Telematics, Information Technology
March 16, 2016 - Industry News
Ford is offering a seven-camera system with its 2017 Super Duty trucks that gives a driver additional views around the side of the truck and behind the trailer, Ford has announced.
Tags: Ford, Ford Super Duty, Towing, Rear-View Cameras, Camera System, 2017-MY
Trucking and parcel delivery company FedEx Corp. on Wednesday reported lower quarterly profits, but adjusted earnings were better than expectations.
Tags: FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, Fleet Earnings, Economy, FedEx
Fleets will be able to acquire a 2014-2016 model year Chevrolet Silverado with a new camera system for trailering and a fifth-wheel prep package.
Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Towing, General Motors
Spot rates for refrigerated truckload freight are trending higher in the key produce states of California, Texas and Florida, while cargo volume posted a 10% increase over the past week, according to DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Solutions, Freight Rates
March 15, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to make it easier for military veterans to transition into civilian careers in the truck and bus industry by simplifying the process of getting a Commercial Learner’s Permit or Commercial Driver’s License.
Tags: FMCSA, Veterans, Hiring Veterans, Driver Shortage
The Trucking Conditions Index measure fell to a reading of 9.05 for January, indicating slowing growth patterns for truck freight.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Spot Freight, Freight Rates
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should see its traditional buildup toward the summer, despite difficult comparisons with last year’s unusual patterns, according to one report.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Ports
Retail sales in the U.S. fell for the second consecutive month during February, according to a new preliminary Commerce Department report, raising some concerns about overall economic growth this year.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Interest Rates, Ports, Wholesale Prices, Port Trucking, Federal Reserve, Producer Prices
March 14, 2016 - Product News
Updates to the Roadnet Anywhere platform consolidates views of routing, dispatching, proof of delivery, telematics, customer notifications, and business analytics into one place.
Tags: Routing, Roadnet Technologies, Omnitracs, Roadnet Anywhere
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