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December 10, 2015 - Industry News

Element Beefs Up Truck Fleet Sales Team

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Element Financial Corp. has appointed nine executives to its fleet sales team with the bulk of the appointments specializing in fleet management sales for commercial trucks. The appointments bring together personnel from the recent acquisition of GE Capital's fleet business, Element announced.

Tags: New Hire, Fleet Management Companies, Element Fleet Management, Fleet Executives, Element Financial

December 10, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Market Rates Rebounding as Dry Vans Jump

Rates on the spot truckload market may finally be showing signs of rebounding as a 45% increase in the number of available loads greatly outweighed the 12% hike in truck capacity last week.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

December 9, 2015 - Industry News

Mesilla Valley to Use SmartDrive on 1,300 Trucks

Photo: Mesilla Valley Transportation

Mesilla Valley Transportation says it has selected SmartDrive’s video-based safety device for its fleet of more than 1,300 tractors.

Tags: Collision Prevention, Driver Training, Fleet Safety, SmartDrive Systems, Driver Monitoring Systems

December 9, 2015 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Shipments Hit Highest Level of 2015

Freight Transportation Services Index, October 2010 - October 2015. Graphic: U.S. DOT

A measure of the amount of freight moved by for-hire transportation in the U.S. rebounded following a one-month decline, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index

December 8, 2015 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Seeks Nominations for Logistics Award

Photo: Women In Trucking

The deadline for the 2016 Women In Trucking Distinguished Woman in Logistics award has been set for Dec. 31, and the organization is still seeking nominations.

Tags: Awards, Women in Trucking, Logistics, Women

December 7, 2015 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Pledges Support for Wreaths Across America

Photo via Wreaths Across America

Several trucking associations, businesses and fleets have pledged support this holiday season for Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization that lays wreaths on the graves of veterans at locations around the nation.

Tags: ATA, Charity, Veterans, TCA, Wreaths Across America, Christmas

December 7, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Innovators Nominations Deadline Extended to Dec. 11

Nominations for Heavy Duty Trucking’s 2016 Truck Fleet Innovators have been extended to Dec. 11.

Tags: Leadership, Awards, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

December 7, 2015 - Product News

Vigillo Keeping CSA Scores Available via Carrier Select

Image via Vigillo

Vigillo has announced that Carrier Select, the company’s carrier selection tool for freight brokers, shippers and insurance providers, will continue to provide CSA scores that its carrier customers can opt-in to share.

Tags: FMCSA, Fleet Safety, CSA, Freight, Vigillo, Highway Bill

December 4, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Removes CSA Data from Public View

Image: FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that, as of Dec. 4, it has removed "much of" the CSA data that had previously been visible to the public on the FMCSA website.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Highway Bill

December 4, 2015 - Industry News

Evel Knievel Show Truck on Display for the Holidays

Evel Knievel’s Mack FS786LST show truck is celebrating the holidays at the Mack Trucks Historical Museum in Allentown, Penn. Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks is celebrating the holidays by featuring Evel Knievel’s show truck “Big Red” at the Mack Trucks Historical Museum on three consecutive Saturdays in December.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Restoration, History, Museums

December 4, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Trucking Adds to Overall Employment, Factory Activity Mixed

The U.S. economy continued adding jobs in November as trucking employment turned around from the month before, while a separate report on manufacturing was only somewhat positive for the industry.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments

December 4, 2015 - Industry News

November Truck Order Numbers Not Looking Good

Compared with last year’s record truck order numbers, the early reports for this November show dramatically decreased demand in the Class 8 segment.

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

December 4, 2015 - Industry News

Highway Bill Signed by President Obama

U.S. Capitol Photo: David Cullen

Ten years in the making, a fully funded highway bill that runs longer than two years has become law.

Tags: U.S. Senate, Highway Bill

December 4, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Market Van, Reefer Rates Perk Up

Demand for freight to be moved on the spot truckload market outpaced available truck capacity during the week ending Nov. 28, as rates in the two of the three major sectors inched higher for a change.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

December 3, 2015 - Industry News

Kenworth Delivers Capitol Christmas Tree

Photo courtesy of Kenworth

Kenworth has successfully delivered the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, which was lit in a ceremony Wednesday evening on the Capitol’s west lawn.

Tags: Kenworth, T680, Capitol Christmas Tree, Christmas

December 3, 2015 - Industry News

House Passes FAST Act Highway Bill

House T&I Chair Bill Shuster (l.) and T&I Ranking Member Peter DeFazio

The House of Representatives on Dec. 3 approved by a wide bipartisan margin the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the compromise highway bill legislation that emerged Dec. 1 from the House-Senate Conference Committee.

December 3, 2015 - Press Release

Paragon Introduces Route Planning Software

Photo courtesy of Paragon.

The routing and scheduling software company announced Paragon Route Control – a new program that allows transportation planners to use a calendar to create routes that comply with time and day-related local, state, and national regulations, and road closures resulting from major public events.

Tags: Software, Route Management, Route Optimization, Paragon Software

December 2, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks to Lay Off 734 Employees at Virginia Plant

Volvo VNLs on the assembly line at the New River Valley plant: Photo: Volvo Trucks.

Volvo Trucks has announced to its employees that the company will be laying off 734 people in February at its New River Valley assembly plant in Virginia.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Layoffs, Vehicle Manufacturing, Truck Orders, Assembly Plants

December 2, 2015 - Industry News

Omnitracs Adds Drivewyze Weigh Station Bypass Service

Omnitracs and Drivewyze are partnering to equip Omnitracs mobile computing platforms with the Drivewyze PreClear Weigh Station Bypass service.

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

December 2, 2015 - Industry News

New Highway Bill Scores High Marks

Photo: U.S. DOT

Reaction of industry stakeholder groups to the highway bill compromise forged by Congress is mixed, but decidedly more positive than negative.

Tags: FMCSA, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Highway Bill

December 1, 2015 - Industry News

Submit Your Ideas for the 2016 Fleet Safety Conference

If you have a stellar idea about how to make fleet operations safer and would like to be a presenter at the 2016 Fleet Safety Conference, the conference planning committee wants to hear from you.

Tags: Bobit Business Media, Fleet Safety Conference, Events

December 1, 2015 - Industry News

Congress Forges 5-Year Highway Bill Compromise

Photo: David Cullen

The House-Senate conference committee charged with writing a compromise highway bill announced completion today of the FAST Act, a "fully funded five-year plan for surface transportation reauthorization.”

Tags: Highway Bill, Congress, Elected Leaders

December 1, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Activity Contracts, Construction Booms

A closely watched gauge of activity within the nation’s manufacturing sector shows it not only declined for the fifth straight month, but also that activity contracted during November for the first time in three years, according to the nation’s supply executives.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Industrial Production, Durable Goods, Manufacturing

December 1, 2015 - Product News

ALK Adds More Traffic and Routing Overlays to Maps

Image via ALK

ALK Technologies has added new map overlays to its ALK Maps mapping platform that provide visual information for better route planning and data insight.

Tags: ALK Technologies, Mapping, Routing, big data

December 1, 2015 - Industry News

Werner Increases Pay for Company Solo-Van Drivers

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Truckload and logistics provider Werner Enterprises is increasing pay for its 48-state solo-van company drivers, effective Jan. 1, 2016, the company has announced.

Tags: Werner Enterprises, Owner-Operators, Truckload, Driver Pay

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