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June 12, 2017 - Industry News

Supreme Court Denies Petition to Hear ELD Challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to the ELD mandate. Photo: Public domain

Those who were waiting to adopt electronic logging devices hoping the Supreme Court would overturn the ELD mandate as unconstitutional will be disappointed to learn the court has rejected the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's petition.

Tags: OOIDA, Litigation, ELD Mandate, U.S. Supreme Court, ELDs

June 9, 2017 - Industry News

DOT’s Chao Wants Public to Help Cut Infrastructure Red Tape

President Trump making remarks at U.S. DOT headquarters on June 9, 2017, as Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao looks on. Photo: U.S. DOT

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao has asked the public to comment “on ways to identify and reduce unnecessary regulatory obstacles that too often stand in the way of completing important infrastructure projects across the nation.”

Tags: Infrastructure, U.S. DOT, Donald Trump

June 9, 2017 - Industry News

XPO Logistics Cracks Top 200 in Fortune 500 List

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XPO Logistics has moved up to number 191 on the Fortune 500 list, jumping from the 353rd spot last year when it was named the fastest growing company.

Tags: Fortune magazine, Revenues, XPO Logistics

June 9, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA: Two New Rules Would Help Ease Truck Driver Shortage

Photo: U.S. DOT

Two new rules that seek to streamline CDL licensing and cut its costs were proposed on June 9 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Tags: FMCSA, Truck Drivers, Hiring Veterans

June 8, 2017 - Industry News

Beemac Opens New Terminal In Pennsylvania

Photo: Beemac Trucking

Flatbed hauler Beemac Trucking has announced opening a new terminal in Franklin, Penn., to expand its operations in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio.

Tags: Green Fleets, New Facility, Flatbeds

June 8, 2017 - Product News

TMW Offers Business Intelligence Solution to FinalMile Users

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TMW Systems’ Reveal Series cloud-based business intelligence and data analytics platform is now available as an add-on for users of the company’s Appian FinalMile solutions.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, TMW Systems, Analytics, Data Analysis

June 8, 2017 - Product News

Roadnet Anywhere Update Offers Advanced Fleet Overview Options

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Omnitracs announced the availability of Roadnet Anywhere version 4.5, incorporating advanced vehicle overview features to allow fleet managers to view the status of their entire fleet while also improving workflow on the ground.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Omnitracs, Roadnet Anywhere

June 7, 2017 - Industry News

DOL Withdraws Controversial Obama-Era Independent Contractor Guidance

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Trucking companies that use independent contractors could be breathing a sigh of relief after the Department of Labor Wednesday withdrew an Obama-era guidance that some viewed as an attack on the owner-operator model used in trucking.

Tags: Department of Labor, Independent Contractors

June 7, 2017 - Industry News

New Economic Indicators for Truck Freight Use DAT Truckload Data

Photo: Volvo

Broughton Capital, an independent financial research firm, has unveiled a set of tools for truckload industry market watchers called DAT Freight Barometers.

Tags: Economy, Spot Freight, DAT Solutions, TransFX, Truckload

June 6, 2017 - Product News

Drivewyze to Operate Weigh Station Bypass Service in California

The U.S. Interstate 80 eastbound Cordelia weigh station now offers Drivewyze weigh station bypass service. Photo: Drivewyze

Drivewyze has announced that it has been awarded the contract to operate its Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service in California.

Tags: Drivewyze, Drivewyze PreClear, Weigh Stations, Weigh-Station Bypass

June 6, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA to Hold Live ELD Q&A Sessions in July

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that in July, it will hold two live question-and-answer sessions about electronic logging devices.

Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, Q&A, ELD Mandate

June 6, 2017 - Industry News

Last Legs for Long-Haul Trucking?

Volvo's Magnus Koeck says a new industry emphasis on regional haul routes was a prime design driver for the OEM's new VNR tractor. Photo: Volvo

A move away from long-haul to regional and super-regional routes has been predicted for years. Volvo's Magnus Koeck says that shift may already be underway.

Tags: Drivers, Volvo Trucks, Ports, Panama Canal, Long-Haul Trucks, Regional Haul, Volvo VNR

June 5, 2017 - Industry News

New Report Highlights Truck Driver Preferences on the Road

Graphic via One20

One20 has released its inaugural TopOne20 report highlighting data about drivers, their travel center preferences, and other industry trends.

Tags: Driver Behavior, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops, One20

June 5, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Split Sleeper Berth Pilot Program

Photo: FMCSA

Hoping to develop “statistically reliable evidence” on whether split-sleeper-berth time affects driver safety performance and fatigue, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing a pilot program that would give a limited number of CDL holders temporary relief from the existing sleeper-berth regulation of the hours of service rule.

Tags: FMCSA, HOS, Split Sleeper Berth, Hours of Service

June 2, 2017 - Industry News

Waymo Exploring Self-Driving Trucks

Waymo's fully self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. Photo: Waymo

Alphabet Inc.'s autonomous-driving unit Waymo is now also developing self-driving trucks, per published reports.

Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Waymo

June 2, 2017 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul Rates Stabilize, Intermodal Rates Continue Strength

Truckload line haul rates may finally be ready to turn around for the better following recent declines while intermodal rates continue their recent improvements, according to two new reports.

Tags: Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates

June 2, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Unemployment Lowest in 16 Years as Trucking Jobs Dip

U.S. job growth continued in May with unemployment hitting its lowest level in 16 years, likely paving the way for the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates again in a couple of weeks.

Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Unemployment, Employment, Federal Reserve

June 2, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Yanks Minimum Insurance Rulemaking

Photo: FMCSA

More than three years after launching a rulemaking to increase minimum insurance requirements for trucking, the FMCSA is dropping the effort because it says it has not collected enough information to warrant going forward-- at least for now.

Tags: FMCSA, Insurance, The Trucking Alliance, Truckload Carriers Association, OOIDA, ATA

June 1, 2017 - Industry News

Webinar Explores Benefits of Outsourcing Fleet Maintenance

Source: Ryder System, Inc.

Listen in as fleet managers discuss their experience with outsourcing and how it has affected their cost control, quality of service, and vehicle uptime.

Tags: Maintenance, Outsourcing, Webinar

June 1, 2017 - Global News

UPS Inks Joint Venture with a Top Chinese Courier

Photo: www.sf-express.com

UPS has announced that it will join with one of the leading courier delivery services in China to develop and provide international delivery services initially from China to the U.S., but with expansion plans for other destinations.

Tags: UPS, China, Global

June 1, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Companies Offer Advice Ahead of Roadcheck 2017

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With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck around the corner, several trucking safety brands are offering free training and advice to help fleets prepare for inspections.

Tags: Inspections, Cargo Securement, CVSA, International Roadcheck

June 1, 2017 - Industry News

NYC Renews Contract with XPO for Emergency Response Programs

Products in the warehouse that are part of the Emergency Supply Stockpile that XPO manages for NYCEM. Photo: XPO Logistics

The City of New York has renewed a contract with XPO Logistics, positioning the company as the logistics manager for NYC's Logistics Shelter Support and Commodity Distribution programs.

Tags: New York City, Emergency Planning, Weather, Logistics, XPO Logistics

June 1, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Firms, Construction Down as Personal Spending Jumps

Results from two surveys of the nation’s purchasing executives indicate manufacturing activity in the U.S. during May was nearly unchanged from the month before. Meanwhile, separate reports show construction spending eased, but consumer spending increased, resulting in hopes that the current quarter will be stronger for the overall economy than the previous one.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Manufacturing, Consumer Spending, Construction Spending, Gross Domestic Product

May 31, 2017 - Industry News

Nonpartisan Group Gives Feedback on Infrastructure Reform

In a detailed report, the Committee for Economic Development of the Conference Board made recommendations for improving America’s roads and bridges, including private investment, user fees, technology and more.

Tags: Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding, Bridges, Roads, Highways

May 31, 2017 - Industry News

ATRI Seeks Carrier Input for Operational Costs Survey

The American Transportation Research Institute is seeking carrier input for the annual update to its Operational Costs of Trucking report.

Tags: Operating Costs, Survey, ATRI

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