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June 22, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Covenant Latest to Lower Second Quarter Outlook

Covenant Transportation Group Inc. has lowered expectations for its second quarter earnings report due to the current freight market as well as internal issues it’s facing.

Tags: Economy, Covenant Transport, Covenant Transportation Group, Fleet Earnings, Southern Refrigerated Transport

June 22, 2016 - Industry News

Verizon Acquires Telogis

Photo courtesy of Telogis.

Verizon has acquired California-based Telogis to expand its market share in the growing telematics industry, the telecom giant announced.

Tags: Verizon, Telogis, Mergers & Acquisitions

June 21, 2016 - Industry News

Technology to Change Logistics Business, Says Report

U.S. business logistics costs rose at a slower rate last year as supply chain transparency continued to grow in importance, according to the the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ Annual State of Logistics Report.

Tags: 3PL, Logistics, State of Logistics Report

June 21, 2016 - Industry News

Medium-Duty Orders May Be Slowing

2017 F-650 dump truck Photo: Ford

A decline in orders of Class 5-7 trucks in May points to "some moderate slowing" in a truck market that has shown strength since late 2013, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

June 21, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: FedEx Narrows Loss, Werner Lowers Expectations

FedEx Corp. cut much, but not all, of its second quarter losses compared to a year earlier, while a preview of Werner Enterprises Inc. second quarter earnings sent heartburn throughout trucking and Wall Street amid concerns about second quarter trucking profits.

Tags: Economy, Werner Enterprises, FedEx, FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, Fleet Earnings

June 21, 2016 - Industry News

May Was A Good Month for Truck Tonnage

Source: ATA

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased in May following two consecutive months of decreases.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index

June 21, 2016 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Still Dropping

Separate gauges of truckload line haul rates and intermodal rates both fell in May, according to newly released figures, following a Monday report showing freight levels are well below those of the last several years.

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

June 20, 2016 - Industry News

Slow Economy Reflected in Lower Freight Shipments, Spending

Although North American freight shipments continued to climb in May, they are still well below those of the last several years, and expenditures for freight fell for the third time in five months, according to the latest Cass Freight Index Report.

Tags: Economy, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index, Freight Capacity

June 17, 2016 - Industry News

NY-NJ Ports Pushed to Reinstate Older-Truck Ban


Key New Jersey politicians along with activist groups, including the Teamsters union, on June 16 pushed for launching a more aggressive program to replace older trucks operating at the Port of New York and New Jersey to reduce the impact of air pollution on nearby residents, per a Journal of Commerce news story.

Tags: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Ports, Port Trucking, Diesel Emissions

June 16, 2016 - Industry News

DOT to Audit Truck Loading and Unloading Delays

Photo: U.S. Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation’s Inspector General has initiated an audit of commercial motor vehicle loading and unloading delays in response to provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act highway bill, which became law late last year.


June 16, 2016 - Product News

Omnitracs for Volvo Trucks Adds Productivity and Safety Features

Photo: Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America has launched Omnitracs for Volvo Trucks, a new option for fleet management built on Volvo’s integrated Remote Diagnostics hardware.

Tags: Omnitracs, Remote Diagnostics, Volvo Trucks North America, telematics

June 16, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Defends ELD Rule Against OOIDA Court Challenge

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration forcefully defended its Electronic Logging Device rule in a court brief filed June 15. The filing was in response to a lawsuit brought against the mandate by the Owner Operator Independent Driverws Association.

Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, ELD, Lawsuits

June 16, 2016 - Product News

Mack Offers Integrated Telematics Through Omnitracs

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has expanded its fleet management services with the addition of Mack Omnitracs Integrated Telematics, providing real-time GPS location information as well as performance data.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Mack Trucks, Omnitracs, telematics

June 16, 2016 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Conference to Explore Changing Truck Safety Technology

The 2015 Fleet Safety Conference. Photo: Mark Campbell

Hot-button safety and compliance issues such as electronic logs and the technology at work behind tomorrow's autonomous vehicle will be discussed at next month's Fleet Safety Conference.

Tags: Driver Safety, Bobit Business Media, Fleet Safety, Fleet Safety Conference, Fleet Events

June 16, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Prices Rise, Inflation Within Fed Target

Retail prices inched up again in May, while a closely watched measure of inflation by the U.S. Federal Reserve remains slightly above a level that sets the stage for an interest rate hike later this year.

Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Consumer Prices, Federal Reserve

June 15, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Rates Barely Move Despite Big Gains Along Certain Lanes

The latest weekly numbers on the spot truckload freight market are both a good news and not so good news situation.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

June 15, 2016 - Industry News

Mergers, Acquisitions Dominate 3PL Market

Big mergers and acquisitions deals changed the third-party logistics market in 2016, with XPO Logistics leading the way with $100 million worth of deals.

Tags: Amazon.com, Trend Analysis, 3PL, Logistics, Mergers & Acquisitions, XPO Logistics

June 15, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Industrial Production Falls, Wholesale Prices Up

A decline in manufacturing activity helped push down the amount of output from the nation’s factories, mines and utilities in May, while prices at the wholesale level moved higher for the second straight month, according to economic reports released Wednesday.

Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Wholesale Prices, Producer Prices, Business Inventories

June 14, 2016 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Auction Volumes Steady but Slow

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Class 8 auction volume has remained steady but well below the second half of 2015, according to analysis of the commercial truck market by the National Automobile Dealers Association.

Tags: Class 8, Pricing, NADA Used Car Guide, Used Trucks

June 14, 2016 - Industry News

Navistar Names VP of North American Parts Sales

Carlos Junquera has been named Navistar’s vice president of sales, North America parts, the company announced.

Tags: Navistar, Leadership, People, Parts and Service

June 14, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Post Another Solid Gain

U.S. retail sales rose a stronger-than-expected 0.5% in May from the month before, building on a strong April gain, which could lead to better expectations of overall second quarter economic growth.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Employment

June 13, 2016 - Industry News

New Award Recognizes Top Rookie Military Veteran Drivers

Screenshot via TransitionTrucking.org

Nominees are being sought for an award recognizing a veteran, guard member or reservist who has made a successful transition from military service into truck driving.

Tags: Veterans, Awards, Hiring our Heroes, Hiring Veterans, Fastport

June 10, 2016 - Industry News

Court: CARB Can't Level Playing Field for Truck Emissions Compliance

A California judge has ruled that the California Air Resources Board erred in delaying the enforcement of stricter diesel emission rules for certain heavy-duty truck operators.

Tags: CARB, California, Diesel Emissions

June 10, 2016 - Product News

Love’s Third Oregon Location Offers 95 Parking Spaces

The new Boardman, Ore., location. Photo: Love's Travel Stops

Love’s Travel Stops has opened a new location in Boardman, Ore., the company’s third location to open in the state.

Tags: New Facility, Oregon, Love's Travel Stops, Truck Parking

June 10, 2016 - Industry News

Kentucky Aims to Form Freight Advisory Committee

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has released its 2016 Statewide Freight Plan for public comment and is seeking recommendations to establish a freight advisory committee to enhance communications between the Cabinet and the freight industry.

Tags: Department of Transportation, Kentucky, Freight


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