May 16, 2016 - Industry News
FTR's Trucking Conditions Index fell by nearly 50% in March as a weak economy during the first quarter of 2016 negatively impacted the freight market.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity, Freight Rates
The amount of North America freight shipments and freight spending remain below levels from a year ago despite monthly gains, according to the latest Cass Freight Index report, and there is a concern conditions could get worse.
Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Freight, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index
May 13, 2016 - Industry News
Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has opened its newest service center, a 61-door facility located just off I-85 in Kings Mountain, N.C.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line
PIT Group has expanded its spring 2016 Energotest event with an invitation-only VIP Day for select Canadian and U.S. trucking operations and a Fleet Forum for invited participants and PIT Group fleet members.
Tags: Fuel Economy, PIT Group
The American Transportation Research Institute has appointed UPS Freight President Rich McArdle to the board of the nonprofit research organization.
Tags: ATRI, People, UPS
Pilot Flying J has announced it is rolling out a new and “completely revamped” Wi-Fi network at its travel center locations this month.
Tags: Drivers, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops
The supply of Class 8 trucks continues to rise faster than demand for those trucks, according to the latest ACT For-Hire Trucking Index released by ACT Research Co. LLC.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research
A measure of per-mile truckload linehaul rates declined again in April along with a separate gauge of intermodal shipping costs. And there is little to no indication conditions will soon improve.
Tags: Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
One of the biggest drivers of the American economy is showing renewed signs of life as consumers seem to be more upbeat following a sluggish first quarter. However, an economic drag on trucking remains stubbornly high as prices at the wholesale level turned slightly higher.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Wholesale Prices, Business Inventories, Producer Prices, Consumer Sentiment
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has been authorized by the Federal Highway Administration to delete KY 151 (Graefenburg Road) in Anderson and Franklin counties from the National Truck Network on an emergency basis due to “safety considerations.”
Tags: Kentucky, FHWA, STAA
May 12, 2016 - Industry News
The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors has elected Tim Lovain, who represents the State of Washington to the Coalition, as its third Chairman.
Tags: Infrastructure, Leadership, People
The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum has been selected as a lunch stop for the Hemming’s Motor News Great Race, a cross-country road rally of antique vehicles that will include Iowa 80’s own 1938 Kenworth as the only semi-tractor in the competition.
Tags: Kenworth, Classic Truck, Iowa 80 Truckstop
Registration is open for the third annual National Student Technicians Competition at TMCFutureTech 2016, announced event sponsor Velociti.
Tags: ATA, TMC, Competition, Technicians, TMCSuperTech
FTR has launched the Truck Dealers Market Report, a monthly, 8-page report that includes current information, statistics and analysis on medium- and heavy-duty market trends that directly impact truck dealers.
Tags: Market Trends, FTR, Truck Dealers
May 12, 2016 - Product News
A machine that works much like a giant inkjet printer can offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional vinyl wraps for vehicles such as cargo vans and trailers, according to the distributor.
Tags: Trailers, Vehicle Graphics
May 11, 2016 - Industry News
The ATA, CVSA, NATSO Foundation and ATRI have all joined forces to announce a new truck parking initiative in Washington, D.C., aimed at making information on parking availability open to all drivers.
Tags: ATA, ATRI, NATSO, CVSA, Truck Parking
Werner Enterprises has promoted Derek J. Leathers chief executive officer as part of a series of planned transitions in executive management.
Tags: Leadership, Werner Enterprises, People
May 11, 2016 - Press Release
National Truck Protection Co., Inc. (NTP), a provider of extended service contracts to the trucking industry, announced the introduction of a new Custom Claims Administration Service.
Tags: Claims Management, National Truck Protection
The amount of freight moved by the nation’s entire for-hire transportation industry declined for the second straight month in March, hitting its lowest level since March 2014, according to U.S. Transportation Department figures released on Wednesday.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index
Truckload rates on the spot freight market increased sharply in two of the three equipment types during the first week of May, according to new figures released by DAT Solutions and based on its network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
May 10, 2016 - Industry News
International Truck will be the first OEM to offer over-the-air truck programming for Cummins engines, allowing fleets to update engine control modules with a secure Wi-Fi connection.
Tags: Cummins, International, Engines, Wi-Fi
In the past 12 months, truckload carriers have been facing declining equipment utilization despite solid financial gains driven by a better rate environment, according to TMW Systems’ latest Transportation & Logistics Study.
Tags: Utilization, Survey, TMW Systems, Logistics
The American Transportation Research Institute is looking for carriers to participate in its annual update to the Operational Costs of Trucking Report.
Tags: Operating Costs, Survey, ATRI
Two separate measures of spot market truck freight volume turned lower in April following an improvement the month before.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions, TransCore Link Logistics
May 9, 2016 - Industry News
FTR's new Intermodal Competitive Index indicated that intermodal conditions were generally positive but not stellar.
Tags: Industry Research, Intermodal, FTR
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