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June 6, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Rule Requires Passengers to Wear Seat Belts in Large Trucks

Passengers riding in large commercial trucks will soon be required to use seat belts when the vehicles are operated on public roads in interstate commerce.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Seat Belts

June 6, 2016 - Press Release

Westman Freightliner Now Harrison Truck Centers

Effective immediately, Westman Freightliner, a heavy- and medium-duty truck dealership group with operations in Minnesota and Wisconsin, is now named Harrison Truck Centers.

Tags: Harrison Truck Centers

June 3, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Opens Registration for Annual Conference & Exhibition

Bill Graves speaking at the 2015 MCE. Photo: Evan Lockridge

The American Trucking Associations has opened registration for its 2016 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition, to be held form Oct. 1-4, in Las Vega at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Tags: ATA, Events, ATA MC&E

June 3, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Orders Muted in Heavy and Medium Segments

Both heavy- and medium-duty truck orders are projected to have a subdued May, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

June 3, 2016 - Industry News

Prime Inc. to Pay Over $3 million to Settle EEOC Suit

To settle a suit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New Prime Trucking, Inc., which does business as Prime Inc., will pay over $3.1 million and make job offers to more than 60 women who were deemed negatively affected by the company’s same-sex driver trainer policy.

Tags: Prime Inc., EEOC

June 2, 2016 - Industry News

Schneider Bolsters Delivery Services Through Acquisitions

Schneider has announced the simultaneous acquisitions of Watkins & Shepard and Lodeso, bringing final mile delivery, claims-free handling and a new technology platform to the carrier.

Tags: Schneider, Mergers & Acquisitions, Last Mile Delivery

June 2, 2016 - Industry News

Fleet Advantage Earns Technology Leadership Award

Fleet Advantage has been awarded the Technology Leadership Award for Fleet TCO Optimization Solutions in North America from industry research and consulting firm, Frost & Sullivan.

Tags: Information Technology, Frost & Sullivan, Fleet Advantage, Awards, Analytics

June 2, 2016 - Industry News

NTEA Summit Offers Solutions for Industry Leaders

NTEA is holding its Executive Leadership Summit from Oct. 25 -26 at the Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, offering insights into economic, regulatory and business trends for industry leaders.

Tags: NTEA, Leadership, Events, NTEA Executive Leadership Summit

June 1, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Sets Dates for Fall Meeting, Tech Competitions

Photo: TMC

ATA's Technology and Maintenance Council will hold its 2016 Fall Meeting and annual National Technician Skills competitions from Sept. 18-22 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, N.C.

Tags: ATA, TMC, Events, Technicians, TMCSuperTech

June 1, 2016 - Product News

German Truck Manufacturer Invests In Freight-Matching Startup

Screenshot via FR8.guru

FR8 Revolution, a startup company that develops cloud-based tools for the trucking industry, has raised $8.5 million from German truck manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus.

Tags: Online Tool, Load Board, MAN Trucks, Silicon Valley

June 1, 2016 - Industry News

Senate Action Opposes Federal Excise Tax Increase

Sen. Cory Gardner

Sen. Cory Gardner introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 40, expressing opposition toward increasing the 12% Federal Excise Tax (FET) on heavy trucks and truck bodies.

Tags: Legislation, Federal Excise Tax, U.S. Senate

June 1, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Van, Flatbed Rates Inch Upward Amid Higher Freight Levels

National average truckload van and flatbed rates each rose a penny on increased demand for freight hauling services during the week ending May 28 compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

May 31, 2016 - Industry News

Low-Cab-Forward Registrations Have Exploded

Photo: Paul Clinton.

Commercial registrations of low-cab-forward trucks in Classes 3-5 increased 9.3% to 21,995 in 2015 and have more than doubled since 2010, according to data provided by Isuzu Commercial Truck of America.

Tags: Hino, Isuzu, Mitsubishi Fuso, Vehicle Registration, Cabovers

May 31, 2016 - Industry News

TA Opens a New Travel Center in Tennessee

TravelCenters of America has opened an upgraded TA location off of Interstate 75 in Caryville, Tenn., offering truck service, parking, fuel, and driver amenities.

Tags: New Facility, TravelCenters of America, Truck Stops

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Sees Smallest Decline In Cross-Border Freight Flows

Percent change in value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by mode: March 2015-2016. Graphic: U.S. DOT

Trucking and four other transportation modes carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in March 2016 compared to a year earlier, according to a new Transportation Department report.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Crude Topping $50 Could Mark Oil Tipping Point

Photo: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Analysts contend that the crude oil supply-and-demand imbalance will be righted just as soon as the price climbs high enough to compel U.S. shale-oil drillers to again ramp up production.

Tags: Oil Prices, Commodity Prices, Trends

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: GDP Growth Improves, Still Weak; Consumers Happy

Despite the nation’s gross domestic product in the first quarter of the year moving higher than first thought, growth remains at its lowest level since the first quarter of 2015, according to a Commerce Department report released Friday. Yet a separate survey shows this has yet to damper consumers’ feelings.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Sentiment, Gross Domestic Product

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Moving Services Provider Expands Pacific Northwest Footprint

Photo: Bekins

Moving services provider Bekins Northwest has acquired the assets of moving and storage company Clancy’s Transfer & Storage.

Tags: Washington, Mergers & Acquisitions, Moving and Storage Fleet

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Moves America Forward Recognizes Industry Supporters

Image: TMAF

Trucking Moves America Forward recognized 35 organizations and individuals for purchasing one or more TMAF-branded wraps for display on their company trailers to promote the cause.

Tags: Politics, Community Outreach, Trucking Moves America Forward, Vehicle Wraps

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Sleep Apnea Screening Carries High Costs for Drivers

A recent survey on screening and treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea found that drivers were bearing many of the costs associated with the condition.

Tags: Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Survey, ATRI

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo and Mack Honor Veterans with Ride for Freedom Trucks

Ride for Freedom themed trucks from Mack (left) and Volvo. Photos: Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks are participating in the annual Ride for Freedom rally in Washington, D.C., over Memorial Day weekend, with each manufacturer’s 2016 Ride for Freedom truck.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Veterans, Military Support

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

Cargo Theft is 40% Higher on Holiday Weekends

With Memorial Day weekend coming up, FreightWatch International and CargoNet have issued bulletins offering recommendations on cargo security.

Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, CargoNet

May 26, 2016 - Product News

Omnitracs Updates Roadnet Anywhere

Screenshot: Omnitracs

The updated solution allows for more views into a fleet, including service history statistics while giving more routing flexibility.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Telematics Update, Routing, Omnitracs

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

Bestpass Completes Toll Coverage With Oklahoma Addition

Bestpass has added toll processing in Oklahoma expanding the service’s coverage to include every major toll road in the U.S.

Tags: Tolls, Weigh Stations, Bestpass, Toll Management

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

MATS Organizers React to Announcement of New Competing Truck Show

Even though it may not have the presence of at least some of the major truck OEMs next year, Mid-America Trucking Show organizers say they will continue to put on what is in reality a national and international show, despite the name, and offer a broader audience for supplier and manufacturer exhibitors.

Tags: Events, MATS

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