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June 10, 2016 - Industry News

States Agree to Remove 'Friction' From I-10 Corridor

Photo: Arizona DOT

Transportation leaders from California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico have created a coalition supporting innovation along the Interstate 10 corridor to improve the safety and efficiency of the vital transportation route.

Tags: Infrastructure, California, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, I-10

June 9, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Below Year Earlier Levels Despite Monthly Gains

The DAT North American Freight Index increased 5% in May from the month before but remains below the level from a year ago. Graphic: DAT

While spot truckload freight rates showed some improvements in May from the month before, they remain below levels from a year earlier, according to new figures released by the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

June 9, 2016 - Industry News

N.J. Trucking Company Defrauded of Over $900K

Four people have been arrested and charged with stealing more than $900,000 from a New Jersey-based trucking company by issuing fraudulent checks to nonexistent employees.

Tags: New Jersey, Crime & Fraud, Fraud, Legal

June 9, 2016 - Industry News

OSHA Backs Driver Fired for Refusing to Violate Safety Regs

OSHA is ordering NFI Interactive Logistics to reinstate and pay upwards of $276,000 to a driver who was fired after refusing to violate hours of service regulations to complete a delivery.

Tags: Driver Safety, OSHA, HOS, Employment

June 8, 2016 - Industry News

Spireon Names Company’s Next CEO

Kevin Weiss Photo via Spireon

GPS-based telematics provider Spireon announced that Kevin Weiss has been named as the company’s next chief executive officer.

Tags: Leadership, Fleet Management Software, Software, Spireon, People, Internet of Things

June 8, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Seeing Seasonal Improvements

Rates on the spot truckload freight market turned higher over the past week amid optimism the usual seasonal bump in the spring and early summer has finally arrived, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

June 8, 2016 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Movements Rebound, Biggest Jump in 2 Years

Freight Transportation Services Index, April 2011 - April 2016. Graphic: U.S. DOT

Following two straight months of declines, the amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry turned around in April, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures, rising 1.3% from the month before, posting the largest increase since March 2014.

June 8, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Reflect Slow Freight Growth

Source: FTR

The FTR Trucking Conditions Index for April was up over the previous month, but still not significantly better-- reflecting soft market conditions affecting the trucking sector.

Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index

June 8, 2016 - Industry News

Carrier Installs Internal Electronic Trailer-Locking System

The Power In-Lock mounts to the inside of the trailer and is operated and tracked remotely by KLLM. Image via KLLM YouTube

Temperature-controlled truckload carrier KLLM Transport Services has announced that it is installing Power In-Lock internal locking systems on its fleet of trailers.

Tags: Security, Trailers, Cargo Theft, Food and Beverage Fleets, Refrigerated Trailers

June 8, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Sleep-Apnea Comment Deadline

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the public-comment period on the impact a sleep-apnea rule might have on CMV drivers.

Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea

June 8, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Telematics Offers Real-Time Diagnostics

Photo courtesy of Telogis.

Ford will begin offering the Telogis-powered Maintenance Connect this summer that will allow fleets to connect their vehicles to a Ford service center and provide real-time diagnostics and preventive maintenance information.

Tags: Telogis, Ford, Preventative Maintenance

June 7, 2016 - Industry News

Navistar Reports First Quarterly Profit in 3 Years

Orders for new HX vocational trucks and tractors are already at 70% of what was expected for the entire fiscal year, Navistar said. Photo: Navistar International

Strong parts sales offset slumps in other areas, but softening of the North American truck market will make continued profits doubtful, the company said.

Tags: Navistar, Financial Report, Earnings, Quarterly Report, Quarterly Earnings

June 7, 2016 - Industry News

TRB Website Details “Transformational Technologies”

Image: TRB

The Transportation Research Board has launched a special webpage devoted to what it calls "Transformational Technologies."

Tags: Connected Vehicle Technology, Autonomous Vehicles, TRB, Transportation Research

June 6, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up 2 Cents for the Week

The average price of diesel fuel has risen by a few cents, continuing a trend toward rising energy costs in the U.S., according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

June 6, 2016 - Industry News

Shell Rotella SuperRigs Kicks Off this Week

The 2015 SuperRigs Best of Show winner Photo: Shell Rotella

The 34th Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck competition is set to take place from June 9-11 at the Joplin Convention & Trade Center in Joplin, Mo.

Tags: Shell Rotella, Contest, Shell SuperRigs

June 6, 2016 - Industry News

Truck GHG Phase 2: Final Rule Could See August Release

Federal Phase 2 GHG/MPG rules are a step closer to being finalized. Image: Environmental Defense Fund

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration submitted its proposed Phase 2 GHG/MPG rule for trucks and trailers to the Office of Management and Budget on June 3 for required regulatory review.

Tags: MPG, GHG, EPA, NHTSA, Phase 2 GHG Proposals

June 6, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo to Showcase Refuse Truck Models at WasteExpo

Photo: Volvo Trucks North America

Volvo Trucks North America is showing off its lineup of refuse-focused truck models this week at WasteExpo 2016.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Events, Refuse Fleet, Volvo Trucks North America

June 6, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Rule Requires Passengers to Wear Seat Belts in Large Trucks

Passengers riding in large commercial trucks will soon be required to use seat belts when the vehicles are operated on public roads in interstate commerce.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Seat Belts

June 6, 2016 - Press Release

Westman Freightliner Now Harrison Truck Centers

Effective immediately, Westman Freightliner, a heavy- and medium-duty truck dealership group with operations in Minnesota and Wisconsin, is now named Harrison Truck Centers.

Tags: Harrison Truck Centers

June 3, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Opens Registration for Annual Conference & Exhibition

Bill Graves speaking at the 2015 MCE. Photo: Evan Lockridge

The American Trucking Associations has opened registration for its 2016 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition, to be held form Oct. 1-4, in Las Vega at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Tags: ATA, Events, ATA MC&E

June 3, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Orders Muted in Heavy and Medium Segments

Both heavy- and medium-duty truck orders are projected to have a subdued May, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

June 3, 2016 - Industry News

Prime Inc. to Pay Over $3 million to Settle EEOC Suit

To settle a suit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New Prime Trucking, Inc., which does business as Prime Inc., will pay over $3.1 million and make job offers to more than 60 women who were deemed negatively affected by the company’s same-sex driver trainer policy.

Tags: Prime Inc., EEOC

June 2, 2016 - Industry News

Schneider Bolsters Delivery Services Through Acquisitions

Schneider has announced the simultaneous acquisitions of Watkins & Shepard and Lodeso, bringing final mile delivery, claims-free handling and a new technology platform to the carrier.

Tags: Schneider, Mergers & Acquisitions, Last Mile Delivery

June 2, 2016 - Industry News

Fleet Advantage Earns Technology Leadership Award

Fleet Advantage has been awarded the Technology Leadership Award for Fleet TCO Optimization Solutions in North America from industry research and consulting firm, Frost & Sullivan.

Tags: Information Technology, Frost & Sullivan, Fleet Advantage, Awards, Analytics

June 2, 2016 - Industry News

NTEA Summit Offers Solutions for Industry Leaders

NTEA is holding its Executive Leadership Summit from Oct. 25 -26 at the Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, offering insights into economic, regulatory and business trends for industry leaders.

Tags: NTEA, Leadership, Events, NTEA Executive Leadership Summit


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