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January 3, 2018 - Industry News

Pickups Perform Well in Resale Market

Courtesy of Black Book

While the end of 2017 brought a record decline in weekly depreciation for cars, volume-weighted, overall truck segment (including pickups, SUVs, and vans) values declined by 0.54% the last week of 2017, according to Black Book. This is in line with the average weekly adjustment of 0.57% over the previous four weeks.

Tags: Depreciation, Black Book, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Used Trucks, Truck Values

January 3, 2018 - Industry News

TransForce Acquires Truckdrivingjobs.com Parent Firm

TransForce has acquired the assets of Trucking Unlimited, which operates Truckdrivingjobs.com, a job board that matches motor carriers with truck drivers.

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Mergers & Acquisitions, TransForce, Employment

January 3, 2018 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Surges, Construction Scores Record High

Two readings of the nation’s manufacturing sector showed solid increases in December with one showing the strongest growth in nearly three years while another report showed construction spending hit a record high.

Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, GDP, Manufacturing, Construction Spending, Federal Reserve, Gross Domestic Product

January 2, 2018 - Industry News

House Transpo Chair Shuster Not Running in 2018

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) Photo: Evan Lockridge

Rep. Bill Shuster, chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has announced that he will not seek reelection this year.

Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, Infrastructure, People, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

January 2, 2018 - Industry News

Daseke Company Adds Washington Glass Hauler

Belmont Enterprises has joined Smokey Point Distributing, a Daseke company. The Olympia, Wash.,-based Belmont Enterprises is a dedicated glass hauler. Photo: Daseke

Smokey Point Distributing, a Daseke company, has announced that Olympia, Wash.-based dedicated glass hauler Belmont Enterprises has joined the company.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Daseke Inc.

January 2, 2018 - Industry News

Online Retailers Averaged 1 Million Returns in December

Photo: UPS

UPS is expecting a record 1.4 million returns on Jan. 3 after averaging more than 1 million returns every day before Christmas in December.

Tags: UPS, Retail Sales, E-commerce, Amazon.com, Delivery Fleets

January 2, 2018 - Industry News

Langley Named President of Dart Holding, Highway Sales, and Logistics

James Langley Photo: Dart Transit

James Langley has been promoted to president of the Dart Holding Company, Highway Sales, and Logistics companies, according to a press release from Dart Network Chairman Donald Oren.

Tags: Leadership, People, Dart Transit

December 29, 2017 - Global News

China-Based Renren Buys Trucker Path

The Truckloads App from Trucker Path. Photo: Trucker Path

Renren, which operates a social networking service and internet finance business in China, has entered into an agreement to buy the trucking industry social platform Trucker Path.

Tags: China, Social Media, Mobile Apps, Trucker Path, Uber for Trucking

December 29, 2017 - Industry News

Ferguson Names Fleet Manager

Edmondson

Chad Edmondson provides strategic management and oversight of nearly 10,000 assets nationwide.

Tags: New Hire, Service Fleets

December 28, 2017 - Industry News

Peloton Logs Over 1,000 Miles in Florida Platooning Demonstration

Peloton says trucks equipped with its latest platooning technology logged more than 1,000 miles in a series of tests in Florida earlier this month. Photo: Peloton

A series of just-concluded demonstrations in Florida will help officials there prepare for platooning legislation in the future, Peloton says.

Tags: Active Safety Systems, Fuel Efficiency, Vehicle Platooning, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Truck Platooning, Peloton Technology

December 27, 2017 - Industry News

FHWA Approves 2 Rhode Island Truck Tolling Stations

A truck-tolling project in Rhode Island, fought by the trucking industry, has received a federal go-ahead. It's expected construction of the first two electronic truck-only tolling locations on Interstate 95 will begin in January.

Tags: Environment, ATA, Tolls, Electronic Tolls, Rhode Island, FHWA

December 27, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Confidence Slips, Overall Expectations Still High

Uncertainty about tax reform was the likely culprit as a measure of consumer confidence retreated this month after hitting a 17-year high. However, expectations are the current quarter will show solid overall economic performance once more numbers start rolling in.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Confidence, Durable Goods, Home Sales, Gross Domestic Product

December 22, 2017 - Industry News

Albany XPO Drivers File for Teamsters Representation

Photo via Teamsters

Thirty-four drivers at the XPO Logistics facility in Albany, N.Y., have filed for representation with the Local 294 chapter of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the union has announced.

Tags: Teamsters, XPO Logistics, Labor Unions, Unionization

December 21, 2017 - Product News

Uber Freight Adds Personalized Load-Matching Features

The Post My Truck feature allows drivers to plan ahead based on when their truck is expected have available capacity for loads. Image via Uber Freight

Uber Freight has announced two additions to its suite of personalized load-matching features aimed at improving the user experience.

Tags: Load Board, Uber, Mobile Apps, Uber for Trucking

December 21, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Van, Reefer Rates Retreat from Record Highs as Flatbeds Inch Higher

National average spot truckload rates for van and refrigerated freight eased down from record highs during the week ending Dec. 16, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

December 20, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Existing Home Sales, New Home Building Surge

Existing-home sales moved higher for the third straight month in November and reached their strongest pace in almost 11 years, while new construction of single family homes surged to a 10-year high, according to two new reports.

Tags: Economy, Home Sales, Housing Starts

December 19, 2017 - Press Release

Ford Expands Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico

Ford Motor Company Fund is investing more than $1.2 million for expanded disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico and collaborating with nonprofits to bring much-needed vehicles, supplies and services to hurricane-devastated communities on the island, according to the company.

Tags: Hurricanes, Ford, Disaster Relief, Puerto Rico

December 19, 2017 - Industry News

FedEx Quarterly Profit Jumps to $775 Million

Trucking and parcel delivery company FedEx Corp. released on Tuesday its fiscal second quarter numbers showing significant hikes in both earnings and revenue.

Tags: FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, Fleet Earnings, FedEx

December 19, 2017 - Industry News

Canada Unveils Plan for its Own ELD Mandate

Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada. Photo via Wikimedia Commons<br />

Canada’s federal government has unveiled plans to mandate electronic logging devices in trucks, largely echoing rules that officially took hold in the U.S. on Dec. 18.

Tags: Canada, Hours of Service, ELDs, ELD Mandate

December 19, 2017 - Industry News

Freightliner Trucks Deliver Wreaths Across America

In 1992, Worcester donated remembrance wreaths to be placed on the graves of veterans at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. as a way to honor heroes during the holidays. Little did he imagine that 25 years later, the program would have expanded worldwide with an estimated 1.5 million volunteers arranging wreath-laying ceremonies in their hometowns.

Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, president and CEO of Garner Trucking Inc. and vice chairman of the American Trucking Association (ATA), has donated the use of patriotic, custom-painted Freightliner trucks and their drivers to volunteer with Wreaths Across America for five years.

Tags: Freightliner, Veterans, Wreaths Across America

December 19, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Alliance Applauds Trump for Sticking with ELD Rule

The Trucking Alliance is applauding the Trump Administration for not delaying the ELD mandate deadline, calling it a victory for highway safety.

Tags: Driver Safety, Highway Safety, ELDs, The Trucking Alliance, ELD Mandate

December 19, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar Returns to Profitability, Expects Strong 2018

Navistar International Corp. reported on Tuesday that it returned to profitability as it wrapped up its 2017 fiscal year and final quarter.

Tags: Navistar, Quarterly Earnings

December 18, 2017 - Product News

BlackBerry Offers Radar Asset-Tracking Solution with Pana-Pacific

Screenshot via Blackberry

Blackberry and Pana-Pacific have announced that Blackberry Radar, an asset-tracking solution, will be made available to more than 2,800 heavy-duty truck dealerships across North America.

Tags: Analytics, Asset Tracking, BlackBerry Limited, BlackBerry Radar

December 18, 2017 - Global News

Daimler Names GM of Connected Commercial Vehicle Unit

Hansen

Daimler has named Volker Hansen as the new general manager for Fleetboard GmbH where he will act as the head of digital solutions and services for commercial vehicles.

Tags: Germany, Daimler, Global, Connected Vehicles

December 18, 2017 - Industry News

ELD Mandate Finally Arrives, to Growing Pains and Praise

The electronic logging device rule kicked in on Dec. 18 and enforcement has begun across the country.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, ATA, Hours of Service, CVSA, ELDs, ELD Mandate

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