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July 12, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Expect Increase In Retail Imports

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

July 12, 2016 - Industry News

Water Intrusion Affected Engine Control Modules, Prompting Cummins Recall

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

2017 F-150's Turbo V-6 Adds Power

Photo of 2017 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 courtesy of Ford.

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

July 11, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Daimler’s Adjusted Earnings Beat Forecasts

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

July 11, 2016 - Industry News

Massive Container Ship Arrives at Port of NY/NJ

Photo via Global Container Terminals Twitter

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 Eases Way for Deaf or Hearing-Impaired Drivers to Get CDLs

Image: Ohio Governor's Office

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

July 8, 2016 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off July 14

Last year's Walcott Truckers Jamboree attracted more than 42,000 attendees. Photo courtesy of Iowa 80 Truckstop

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

July 8, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Announces Major Executive Team Changes

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

July 8, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Universal Truckload Latest to Lower Expectations

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

July 8, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Trucking Left Out of Employment Surge

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

FMCSA Proposes Taking Closer Look at Non-Preventable Crashes

Image: Minnesota DOT

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

July 7, 2016 - Industry News

California Launches Study to Look at Mileage-Based Tax

Photo via California Road Charge Program

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

July 7, 2016 - Industry News

Exhibitors Committing to New North American Commercial Vehicle Show

View of Atlanta skyline from Centennial Olympic Park across the street from the GWCC. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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 Integration Offers Alternative to EDI

Image via project44

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 Open for FTX Sustainability and Efficiency Awards

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

July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Innova Acquires Telematics Provider

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 Launches Cloud-Based Business Intelligence Solutions

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

July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Post Weekly, Monthly Gains

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

July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Demand Hits 4-Year Low

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

July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Large Truckload Fleets See 13% Drop in Turnover

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 Adds Trailer & Cargo Tracking Solution

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

NHTSA: Traffic Deaths Up 7.7%

Image: Minnesota DOT; photo by Julie Bottolfson

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

July 4, 2016 - Industry News

UShip Signs Exclusive Contract with DB Schenker to Automate Road Freight

Online shipping and freight automation provider uShip has partnered with Germany-based global logistics company DB Schenker to power an online trucking platform launching later this year in Europe.

Tags: Information Technology, uShip, Global, Logistics, DB Schenker Logistics

July 1, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Announces Chris Spear to Succeed Graves as President

Chris Spear will head up American Trucking Associations, succeeding Bill Graves. Photo: ATA

Chris Spear, former ATA senior vice president of legislative affairs, has been named the American Trucking Associations' next president and CEO, effective July 9. He succeeds Bill Graves, who is retiring after more than 13 years with ATA.

Tags: American Trucking Associations, Leadership, Associations, People

July 1, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Continues Improving, Construction Falls

Two reports show the nation’s manufacturing sector is making continued improvements following a bumpy ride that began last year and early this year.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending


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