July 12, 2016 - Product News
MacroPoint has announced an integration with transportation management system software provider 3PL Systems to help automate certain processes between shippers and brokers.
Tags: 3PL, Macropoint, Shippers, TMS, Brokers, Software Integration
July 12, 2016 - Industry News
FTR’s Intermodal Competitive Index dropped in May reflecting a domestic intermodal sector that is still experiencing somewhat difficult competitive conditions.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, FTR
Bestpass has launched a new version of its web portal at my.bestpass.com, allowing customers to more efficiently manage their fleets and access advanced tolling and trucking analytics and reporting.
Tags: Tolls, Toll Management Program, Bestpass
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should see a small-but-significant increase this month as merchants stock up for the back-to-school season, then see a larger wave in late summer and fall for the holiday shopping season.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Imports, Ports, Port Trucking
A masking mistake during pre-paint washing of assembled Cummins ISX12 and ISX15 diesels has resulted in electrical shorts and stalling problems with some of them, requiring a recall of 5,439 of the heavy-duty models.
Tags: Recalls, Cummins ISX12, Cummins ISX, Cummins ISX15
July 11, 2016 - Industry News
The new turbo V-6 Ford is adding to the 2017 F-150 will provide even more power than initially expected, Ford has announced.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Engines, Large Pickups, Turbocharging
The second quarter earnings season got underway on Monday with Daimler AG unexpectedly releasing numbers showing its adjusted earnings in the second quarter of the year are “significantly above market expectations” – but the news did not carry over into its truck operations.
Tags: Economy, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Earnings
The largest container vessel ever to call on the Port of New York and New Jersey arrived at on July 8, having steamed from the recently expanded Panama Canal locks.
Tags: Ports, Containers, Panama Canal, Port of New York and New Jersey
July 8, 2016 - Industry News
Ohio state agencies have teamed up to develop procedures for deaf or hearing-impaired Ohioans who qualify for a federal hearing-exemption waiver to train and test for obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License.
Tags: FMCSA, Ohio, Driver Shortage, Deaf and Hearing Impaired Drivers
Iowa 80 Truckstop’s 37th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree is set to kick off July 14 with three days of trucking-related events, exhibitions and entertainment.
Tags: Events, Walcott Trucker Jamboree, Iowa 80 Truckstop, Truckstops
Dave Osiecki, Karla Hulett and Jeff Mason are no longer with the American Trucking Associations, which is making changes in its executive team in conjunction with Chris Spear taking over as president and CEO.
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Leadership, Associations
Universal Logistics Holdings is projecting lower second-quarter earnings, just the latest trucking operation indicating it will fall short of analysts' expectations in a challenging business environment.
Tags: Fleet Financials, Fleet Earnings
While U.S. non-farm payrolls swelled by 287,000 jobs in June, the most since October, the number of trucking jobs fell for the fifth straight month, according to a new U.S. Labor Department report.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment
July 7, 2016 - Industry News
Findings from a proposed demo program could lead FMCSA to allow the removal of certain non-preventable crashes so they do not count against a carrier’s crash-indicator score.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Crash Accountability
The California Department of Transportation has launched a nine-month pilot program to test a pay-by-the-mile financing model to possibly replace the gas tax in the state.
Tags: taxes, Caltrans, Fuel Tax, Infrastructure Funding
With most major truck makers and tier one component suppliers already committed to next year’s new North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, Ga., organizers say nearly half of the expected exhibit space is already spoken for.
Tags: Events, NACV Show, North American Commercial Vehicle Show
July 7, 2016 - Product News
Carrier Logistics will give carriers an alternative option for electronic data interchange feeds through a new integration with project44, the company has announced.
Tags: 3PL, Freight, Shippers, Carrier Logistics, Software Integration
July 6, 2016 - Industry News
Nominations are open until Friday, Aug. 12, for the all-new Fleet Technology Expo awards. which will recognize fleets for their sustainability and efficiency practices.
Tags: Sustainability, Green Fleets, Fleet Efficiency, Fleet Events, Fleet Technology Expo
Innova Electronics Corporation has acquired Aftermarket Telematics Technologies, LLC and will now be able to offer a full suite of aftermarket parts and services.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Innova Electronics
July 6, 2016 - Product News
TMW Systems has launched software-as-a-service versions of its Data Warehouse, Data Warehouse Explorer and Visual Analytics solutions that offer business intelligence and analytics for for-hire and private fleets.
Tags: SaaS, TMW Systems, Analytics, Big Data
Rates on the spot truckload freight market either moved higher or remained the same for the week ending June 2. The number of loads jumped 10% while shippers rushed to move freight before the end of the quarter and the start of the July 4 weekend, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Class 8 truck order numbers have hit their lowest point in at least four years, with demand remaining depressed so far in 2016.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
Driver turnover at large truckload fleets fell by a significant amount in the first quarter of 2016, reflecting the softer freight economy this year.
Tags: ATA, Driver Turnover, Truckload, Less Than Truckload
July 5, 2016 - Product News
Omnitracs has announced a new solution that allows fleet managers to track trailers and cargo called Omnitracs Trailer Tracks 150.
Tags: Asset Management, Omnitracs, Asset Tracking
July 5, 2016 - Industry News
Preliminary data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on July 1 shows a 7.7% rise in motor-vehicle traffic deaths last year. NHTSA said an estimated 35,200 people died in 2015, up from the 32,675 reported fatalities in 2014.
Tags: Highway Safety, Highway Fatalities, NHTSA
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