September 18, 2015 - Industry News
A measure of the health of the nation’s economy and where it's headed moved slightly higher, but one analyst says the rate of growth remains unimpressive.
Tags: Economy, The Conference Board, Leading Economic Indicators
September 17, 2015 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association has come out strongly against legislation that would enable individual states to raise the GCW limit for trucks operating on Interstate highways from the current 80,000 to 91,000 pounds on tractor-trailers equipped with a sixth axle.
Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, Truckload Carriers Association, Truck Size/Weight
Celadon Trucking's WageLock pay program and FleetWire mobile application are new initiatives aimed at improving the working lives of its drivers.
Tags: Drivers, Celadon, Driver Pay
Following a highly anticipated two-day meeting, the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee announced it is keeping interest rates unchanged, despite earlier indications it was moving toward a hike.
Tags: Economy, Housing Starts, Federal Reserve
September 16, 2015 - Industry News
Former FMCSA Administrator Annette Sandberg told attendees at the FTR Conference that most of FMCSA'S current rulemaking workload is on hold until after Acting Administrator Scott Darling is confirmed as the Agency's next Administrator.
Tags: FMCSA, FTR, Regulations, Hours of Service, CSA
September 16, 2015 - Product News
SkyBitz and TMW Systems announced enhanced integration between SkyBitz’s asset management and TMW’s TruckMate transportation management system during TMW’s user conference in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 14-16.
Tags: Asset Management, TruckMate, TMW Systems, SkyBitz, Integration
Rates and the amount of available freight on the spot market continue to be lackluster, but there is an indication prices could pick up at least somewhat in the near future.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
As the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee begins a two-day policy meeting to decide whether to raise interest rates, it’s missing one key element.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices, Federal Reserve
FedEx Corp.'s profits in its most recent fiscal quarter increased from a year earlier, but the company lowered expectations for the full year.
Tags: FedEx, FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, Fleet Earnings, Economy, LTL
Schneider is offering a new cross-border intermodal service for shippers in Canada and the Southeastern U.S.
Tags: Canada, Intermodal, Schneider
September 15, 2015 - Industry News
Freight volume followed a common seasonal pattern of declining in August on the spot freight market as linehaul rates also moved lower, pushing the latest DAT North American Freight Index down for the second straight month.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions, DAT North American Freight Index
Retail sales in the U.S. posted another gain in August, leaving some wondering if it will be enough to push the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates from near zero for the first time in several years.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Industrial Production, Federal Reserve
PeopleNet announced new Road Call integration features between its fleet management system and TMW’s TNT Fleet Maintenance software that automates the way drivers alert fleet managers and maintenance personnel of breakdowns.
Tags: Information Technology, Fleet Maintenance, Integration, PeopleNet, TMW Systems
Finding enough drivers to keep trucks on the road has long been a problem for trucking companies, and that problem is only expected to get worse. But the resulting "mother of all capacity shortages" could be very positive for fleets.
Tags: John Larkin, TMW Systems, Capacity, Driver Shortage
Technological changes can happen very quickly and if companies are not prepared to recognize and embrace these changes, they could end up going out of business as the new technologies make their products or services obsolete.
Tags: TMW Systems, Information Technology, Future Trucks, Industry Trends, Demographics
At the start of TMW’s TransForum User Conference and Exhibition, several companies announced integrations with TMW Systems software including ALK Technologies, Comdata, Orbcomm and XRS.
Tags: Comdata, ALK Technologies, TMW Systems, XRS, TMS, Orbcomm, Integration
September 14, 2015 - Industry News
There are a number of positives for the U.S. economy and for trucking going forward, but a number of “headwinds” remain. That according to John Larkin, managing director of the investment firm Stifel, Nicolaus & Company.
Tags: TMW Systems, John Larkin, Economy, Industry Trends
Time. It's the most precious commodity for any company. And software can help manage it better so we can "Make the Most of Now. " That was the message at TMW Systems' annual user conference this week.
Tags: TMW Systems, Fleet Management Software, Information Technology
Truckload linehaul rates paid by shippers increased again last month, while intermodal costs were mixed, according to two new reports from freight payment processor Cass Information Systems.
Tags: Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
North American freight shipment volume and expenditures dropped for the second month in a row during August as the summer slowdown hit.
Tags: Economy, Cass Freight Index
September 11, 2015 - Industry News
Delays caused by securing approval for infrastructure projects cost the U.S. more than twice what it would cost to fix the infrastructure itself, according to a new report released by Common Good.
Tags: Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding
GDP growth in the second quarter could drive improvements in freight and FTR is forecasting double digit positive Trucking Conditions Index readings by the end of the year.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index
September 11, 2015 - Product News
AT&T and Telogis have expanded an existing collaboration to provide widespread secure data access for Telogis' suite of fleet software and co-develop new connected services for vehicles around the globe.
Tags: AT&T, Fleet Management Software, Telogis, Connected Car
September 10, 2015 - Industry News
A bill that would allow individual states to increase the federal vehicle weight limit to 91,000 pounds for tractor-trailers equipped with a sixth axle has been introduced by Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI).
Tags: Truck Size/Weight, U.S. House of Representatives
A measure of the amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry rose 0.6% in July from June, following a single month decline.
Tags: Economy, Freight Index, Freight Transportation Services Index
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