February 18, 2015 - Industry News
The amount of freight available to haul declined 4.5% the second week of February compared to the week before while capacity increased 10%, causing rates to slide in the major equipment categories for the third straight week.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
February 17, 2015 - Product News
ComFreight has announced a new API which integrates the company's applications with a customer's back office software.
Tags: Freight, API, Mobile Apps, ComFreight
February 17, 2015 - Industry News
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in February fell two points to a level of 55, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index released on Tuesday.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Home Building
February 16, 2015 - Industry News
Non-asset based trucking and logistics provider Radiant Logistics Inc. managed to triple its net income during the most recent quarter, but it was still just barely in the black.
Tags: Earnings, Radiant Logistics
Volume plummeted 27% compared to the same time in 2014. It was the first year-over-year decline in 19 months for the index that measures spot truckload freight demand and capacity.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, Freight Index, DAT Solutions
A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced by a federal court after pleading guilty earlier to charges of conspiracy to commit extortion in a household good moving scheme.
Tags: FMCSA, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Household Goods Movers
Over the past several weeks, the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International has received reports of over 40 pilferage events at truckstops and highway pull-offs in one state.
Tags: Arkansas, Truckstops, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime, I-40, I-55
The U.S. Postal Service will meet with automotive manufacturers in Washington, D.C., this week to field questions about its proposal to replace its aging delivery fleet with a next-generation vehicle, according to federal records.
Tags: General Motors, USPS, Delivery Fleets
February 13, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Association’s Technology and Maintenance Council is holding its Annual Meeting from Feb. 16-19 at the Music City Center in Nashville. This year’s event will be themed “Fueling the Future.”
Tags: ATA, Events, TMC, Alternative Fuels
February 12, 2015 - Industry News
Mobile devices could become profit centers for carriers, according to Laura Lohrke, product manager for mobile, Omnitracs during a session at the company’s user conference in Dallas .
Tags: Driver Productivity, Delivery Fleets, Mobile Apps, Information Technology
Driver shortages, driver turnover and regulations could all affect the potential growth of the trucking industry in 2015, according to analysis from GE Capital.
Tags: GE Capital, Driver Shortage, Truck Orders, Freight, Industry Trends
February 12, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth and Paccar Financial are offering an Extended Warranty Program for U.S. customers purchasing new Kenworth Class 8 trucks financed through PACCAR.
Tags: Kenworth, Class 8, Paccar Financial, Truck Warranty
Shipping companies represented by the Pacific Maritime Association are suspending the loading and unloading of vessels during four of the next five days as labor unrest at West Coast Ports continues.
Tags: Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions
Regional parcel carrier LSO, has announced the acquisition of Express Courier International, a same-day carrier in the southeast and mid-south region, to form what it describes as “a super-regional parcel carrier.”
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions
U.S. retail sales slumped in January for the second straight months, falling 0.8% from the month before, according to a new Commerce Department report and double the amount forecast by many economists.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking
Urgent need was the phrase most emphasized during the first hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure on reauthorizing the surface-transportation bill, which was held Wednesday on Capitol Hill.
Tags: Infrastructure Funding, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Bill Shuster, Highway Bill
February 11, 2015 - Industry News
The latest reading on freight movements in the U.S. shows the amount carried by the for-hire transportation industry was virtually unchanged in December from November, failing to rise after five consecutive months of increases, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index
The time-definite trucking and logistics services provider Forward Air Corp. has released figures showing a modest increases in earnings.
Tags: Earnings, Forward Air
The amount of freight available on the spot market has increased, but rates are doing anything but following in the same footsteps, hitting their lowest levels in at least four weeks.
USA Truck Inc. on Wednesday reported net income of $6.03 million for 2014, its first annual profit following five straight years of losses.
Tags: Earnings, USA Truck
February 10, 2015 - Industry News
North American shipment volumes and total spending on freight both dropped in January, according to the Cass Freight Index, but they were also at their highest level for the month in at least three years.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index
Significant mid-year gains, paired with across-the-board growth in the final quarter of last year, contributed to strong overall intermodal freight performance in 2014, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal
Participants in a panel at the Omnitracs Outlook User Conference shared some of the ways they have used technology to improve their CSA scores and overall safety performance.
Tags: CSA, Omnitracs, Information Technology, E-logs
David Lee Cullen, who has been covering trucking exclusively for major industry magazines since 1981, joins the Heavy Duty Trucking editorial team officially this week as executive editor.
Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, People
XPO Logistics Inc. announced it has acquired UX Specialized Logistics, a North American provider of last mile logistics services for major retail chains and e-commerce companies.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, XPO Logistics
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