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October 17, 2015 - Product News

Help Inc. Expands PrePass Plus, Electronic Toll Payment

HELP Inc. President and CEO Karen Rasmussen shows off the new bypass-and-toll transponder. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

PHILADELPHIA – HELP Inc., the non-profit public/private partnership that provides PrePass weigh station bypass, announced its new ElitePass transponder, which expands PrePass Plus electronic toll payment services to California and Kansas, with Oklahoma, Texas and others coming soon.

Tags: Tolls, Help Inc., PrePass, ATA MC&E, Weigh-Station Bypass

October 15, 2015 - Industry News

Data Analysis is Lowering Fleet Costs

Source: Fleet Advantage

Over a quarter of large fleets say data analysis is reducing operating costs by at least $4,000 annually per truck, according to a recent survey by Fleet Advantage.

Tags: Operating Costs, Survey, Fleet Advantage, Analytics, Big Data

October 15, 2015 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Shipments Hit New Record in August

Freight Transportation Services Index, August 2010 - August 2015. Graphic: U.S. DOT

The amount of for-hire freight increased for the second consecutive month, hitting a new record high, due in large part to a jump in truck shipments, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Freight, Freight Index, Economy

October 15, 2015 - Industry News

House to Mark Up Highway Bill — At Last

Rep. Bill Shuster, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee File Photo

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has finally scheduled a hearing to mark up its version of a long-term highway funding bill for Oct. 22 – seven days before the current short-term patch authorizing spending on transportation runs out.

Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Bill, U.S. House of Representatives

October 15, 2015 - Industry News

Falling Debris Sparks Controversy Over Detroit's Ambassador Bridge

Photo: Jim Park

Debris falling from the 85-year-old Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor has ignited controversy over who should be held responsible.

Tags: Infrastructure Funding, Ambassador Bridge, Bridges, Canada, Cross-Border Trucking

October 15, 2015 - Industry News

GM, Telogis Ramping Up Factory Telematics Offering

Photo courtesy of Telogis.

Fleets have increasingly been opting for a factory-installed Telogis solution when purchasing General Motors vehicles, especially Chevrolet Silverado trucks, which will enter the 2016 model year with additional connectivity.

Tags: Telogis, General Motors, Chevrolet Silverado, Wireless Services

October 15, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Overall Inflation Absent, Core Prices Jump

Overall inflation is posing no threat to the U.S. economy, with a new report showing retail prices fell in September, the biggest drop in eight months. However, a key measure inside this moved higher, leading to more guessing about whether the Fed will raise interest rates.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices, Federal Reserve

October 15, 2015 - Press Release

Public-Access CNG Station Opens in Jacksonville

Photo courtesy of amp Trillium.

Compressed natural gas fuel supplier ampCNG has opened a second public-access fuel station in Jacksonville, Fla., near the Port of Jacksonville at the GATE station along I-295, the company has announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations, ampCNG

October 14, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Market Rates Fall Again as Trailer Demand Slips

Following a surge to close out September, the number of posted loads on the spot truckload market dropped 11% during the week ending Oct. 10, according DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

October 14, 2015 - Industry News

Element Further Explains Growth Trajectory

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Element Financial Corp. has provided additional details about strategy for growing its fleet management business with acquisitions, technology investment, and an agreement for additional rail capacity.

Tags: Fleet Services, Information Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions, Element Financial, Element Fleet Management, Fleet Management Companies

October 14, 2015 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Profit Increases to $115 Million

J.B. Hunt's third quarter net earnings exceeded analyst expectations at $115.1 million, or diluted earnings per share of 99 cents, compared to third quarter 2014 net earnings of $102.4 million, or 87 cents per diluted share.

Tags: J.B. Hunt, Freight Rates, Fleet Earnings

October 14, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Barely Increase, Wholesale Prices Drop

Retail sales in the U.S. barely moved higher last month -- about half what many analysts were expecting. With wholesale prices falling the most in eight months. there's more speculation on what will happen with interest rates.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Wholesale Prices, Federal Reserve

October 14, 2015 - Industry News

Freight Shipments, Payments Increase After Two Monthly Declines

Freight shipments and payments rose in September following two straight monthly declines, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.

Tags: Economy, Cass Freight Index

October 13, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Turnover Hits 87% at Large Truckload Carriers

Driver turnover at large truckload fleets rose to an annualized rate of 87% in the second quarter of 2015. Despite the increase it is below recent averages.

Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover, Truckload, Large Fleets

October 13, 2015 - Industry News

Ryder is Latest to Revise Earnings Outlook

Ryder System Inc. has become the latest trucking operation to revise downward expectations for its upcoming third quarter earnings.

Tags: Ryder System Inc., Fleet Earnings

October 12, 2015 - Industry News

Large Carriers Lead in Rates, Revenue and Retention

Large carriers lead the trucking industry on several key metrics including per-mile rates, driver retention, and revenue-per-driver, according to a recent survey conducted by transportation consultation firm Katz, Sapper & Miller.

Tags: Survey, Revenues, Driver Retention, Freight Rates, KSM

October 12, 2015 - Industry News

Maverick President to Retire, Successor Named

John Culp Photo: Maverick

Maverick president and chief operating officer, Stephen Selig has announced his retirement and the company has named executive vice president and chief financial officer, John Culp, his successor.

Tags: Retirement, Leadership, People, Maverick Transportation

October 12, 2015 - Industry News

Arrow Trucking CEO Sentenced to 7.5 Years for Tax Fraud

The former head of the defunct carrier Arrow Trucking, James Douglas Pielsticker, has been sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison for tax evasion and fraud.

Tags: Taxes, Leadership, Arrow Trucking, Crime & Fraud, People

October 9, 2015 - Industry News

Thermo King Acquires Long-Time Telematics Partner

Temperature control products company, Thermo King, has acquired the its long-time vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions partner Celtrak.

Tags: Telematics, Thermo King, Asset Tracking

October 9, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Market Steady, Rates Down

Spot market freight volume remained relatively stable in September, edging down only 0.6% month over month as rates declined from both the month before and a year earlier, according to monthly numbers from DAT.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

October 8, 2015 - Industry News

Slow Economic Growth Likely to Continue; Fed Policy Big Unknown

One economist is predicting continued slow growth for the economy, but believes our current economic models aren’t working when it comes to federal fiscal policy.

Tags: Economy, FTR Associates

October 8, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Size/Weight Study Dinged by Outside Agency

TRB says DOT study is lacking in how it estimates impact of future changes in truck size/weight limits, such as to bridge structural costs. Photo: DOT

The Dept. of Transportation’s Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study “lacks a consistent and complete quantitative summary of the alternative configuration scenarios... and major categories of costs are not estimated,” contends a study review released by the Transportation Research Board.

Tags: DOT, Truck Size/Weight

October 8, 2015 - Industry News

Freight Slowdown Will Drive More Mergers & Acquisitions

Trucking companies are bracing for a slowdown in their business, with many looking to mergers and acquisitions for growth instead, according to reports this week in The Wall Street Journal.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Freight Rates

October 8, 2015 - Press Release

Aeris, Isotrak Announce Fleet Telematics Partnership

Aeris has partnered with Isotrak Ltd. to provide improved cellular connectivity and data analytics for Isotrak fleet telematics customers in the U.S. and other global markets.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Isotrak, Big Data, Broadband

October 7, 2015 - Industry News

DOT Issues $5 Million in Emergency Relief for South Carolina Roads

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley delivering an update on the ongoing flood emergency. Image via Facebook/Nikki Haley

The Dept. of Transportation announced on Oct. 6 the “immediate availability” of $5 million in emergency relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration to the South Carolina Dept. of Transportation to help repair roads and bridges damaged by the recent rain-driven flooding that has crippled the state.

Tags: Flooding, South Carolina, Department of Transportation

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