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July 26, 2016 - Industry News

Investors Show Increased Interest in Uber-Like Trucking Startups

Image via Transfix

Money is lending credibility to a new crop of Uber-like trucking startups, with two large investment firms recently spending millions of dollars to fund the startups Transfix and CargoX.

Tags: Investment, Freight, Load Board, Uber, Shipping Service, Freight Uberization

July 25, 2016 - Industry News

ATRI Asks for Input on Industry Concerns

The American Transportation Research Institute has launched the 2016 Top Industry Issues Survey, collecting information from industry stakeholders on the top issues affecting trucking,

Tags: Survey, ATRI, Industry Concerns

July 25, 2016 - Product News

Gorilla Safety Offers GPS Asset and Vehicle Tracking

Fleet and safety management software company Gorilla Safety has developed Gorilla Trax, a GPS asset and vehicle tracking technology.

Tags: GPS, Vehicle Tracking, Asset Tracking, Gorilla Safety

July 25, 2016 - Industry News

Omni Holdings Buys Flatbed Assets of Tennant Truck Lines

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Omni Holdings’ offshoot Omni Specialized will be in full operation after it acquired the flatbed assets of Tennant Truck Lines, the company announced.

Tags: Flatbeds, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tennant Truck Lines

July 22, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing, Leading Indicators Spark Optimism

A new preliminary report shows U.S. manufacturing rising this month at its fastest pace since November 2015, following a post-Great-Recession low in May – "an encouraging sign of revival," says financial information services provider Markit.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators, Home Building

July 22, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Werner, Swift Profits Fall; Forward Air Reports Loss

Profits for two trucking companies turned lower in the second quarter of the year while a third moved into the red, according to newly released earnings reports.

Tags: Economy, Werner Enterprises, Forward Air, Swift Transportation, Freight Rates, Fleet Earnings

July 21, 2016 - Industry News

Large-Truck Restriction for Democratic Convention Starts Saturday

In preparation for the Democratic National Convention, PennDOT is reminding drivers that the Interstate 95 restriction near Philadelphia will start on July 23 at noon.

Tags: Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation, Philadelphia, Road Closure

July 21, 2016 - Industry News

ATA's Spear Announces New Senior Leadership

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The American Trucking Associations has named four new members to senior leadership positions, according to the federation’s new president and CEO, Chris Spear.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, People, Lobbying

July 21, 2016 - Product News

CarriersEdge offers Cross-Border Training to Drivers

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CarriersEdge is offering a new Border Crossing/C-TPAT training course for drivers, covering security and threat awareness, security inspections and successful border crossing.

Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Driver Training, CarriersEdge

July 21, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Volume Falls, Flatbed Rates Gain

Spot truckload freight rates switched patterns over the past week, following seasonal highs hit by vans and reefers and a decline in flatbeds, as overall cargo volume was lower than anticipated, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

July 20, 2016 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul Rates Remain Soft, Intermodal Rates Continue Steep Drop

Truckload linehaul rates in June were nearly the same as the month before, but they are still below levels from a year ago, while there seems to be no end to the recent drop in rates for intermodal shipments.

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

July 20, 2016 - Industry News

Landstar Profit Sinks 20%, Falls Short of Expectations

Asset-light trucking and related services provider Landstar System reported a 20% second quarter decline in earnings due to lower revenue and a big insurance claim.

Tags: Economy, Landstar, Landstar System, Fleet Earnings

July 19, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Marten Profit Bumps 2% Higher

Temperature-controlled carrier Marten Transport reported an increase in its second quarter earnings. Although it's another small gain, it did beat analysts' expectations.

Tags: Economy, Marten Transport, Fleet Earnings

July 19, 2016 - Industry News

Freight Shipments, Expenditures Hit Highest Levels of 2016 but Will it Continue?

Freight shipments and expenditures edged up in June after three months of lackluster performance, hitting their highest levels of the year, according to the Cass Freight Index – but it remains unclear if this is part of a larger trend.

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

July 19, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Seesaws Downward in June

Source: ATA

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index dropped by 1.5% in June, following a nearly 3% gain in May.

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

July 19, 2016 - Product News

Teletrac Navman Director Platform Aimed at Mid-Size Fleet Market

Teletrac Navman has launched a new global software platform, Teletrac Navman Director, for the 50- to 500-vehicle market. It tracks trucks and other assets, collects data for analytics, and provides real-time feedback to drivers.

Tags: telematics, Information Technology, Teletrac

July 18, 2016 - Industry News

Carrier Supports Police with Special Wrapped Truck

Photo courtesy CTS

Wisconsin-based Contract Transport Services honors police with a special wrapped truck.

Tags: Contract Transport Services

July 18, 2016 - Industry News

Anderson Trucking Service Begins Corporate Office Expansion

Rendering of the expanded ATS corporate headquarters. Image via ATS

Anderson Trucking Service is expanding its corporate office in St. Cloud, Minn., adding 20,000 square feet to accommodate current and future anticipated growth.

Tags: Headquarters, ATS, Office Expansion

July 18, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: J.B. Hunt Improves Second Quarter Profit by 2%

Trucking and intermodal giant J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported its second quarter profit increased just slightly, falling short of Wall Street expectations.

Tags: Economy, 3PL, Intermodal, J.B. Hunt, Earnings, Fleet Earnings, Dedicated Fleets

July 15, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Ramming Again Recognized as Terrorist Threat

Truck used to kill pedestrians in Nice, France on July 14, shown after the driver was killed by police gunfire. Image via Twitter

The massacre by truck in Nice, France on July 14 raises anew the question of what can be done to prevent low-tech but devastating truck-ramming assaults of people gathered along or near a roadway.

Tags: Department of Homeland Security, Terrorism

July 15, 2016 - Industry News

Report: 63% of Drivers Spend Over 3 Hours Waiting to Load, Unload

Delays of two or more hours per stop was a common problem for carriers, costing the companies time and potential business.

Tags: Shippers, Brokers, DAT Solutions, Detention Pay, Delivery Delays

July 15, 2016 - Industry News

Geotab Hires Former McDonald's Fleet Manager Miller

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Geotab USA has hired Susan Miller as senior fleet account manager. Miller will be responsible for further developing their growing portfolio of regional and national accounts.

Tags: New Hire, McDonald's, Geotab

July 15, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Sales, Industrial Production Improve

A jump in retail sales and industrial output are just two of several economic indicators released Friday showing the economy is performing at least somewhat better, but there are still some lingering concerns.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Consumer Prices, Wholesale Prices, Consumer Sentiment, Business Inventories

July 15, 2016 - Global News

Petro-Canada Grows Partnership with Freightliner Manitoba

Petro-Canada Lubricants has announced the latest growth phase of its partnership with Freightliner Manitoba to now include six Freightliner maintenance facilities across the province of Manitoba.

Tags: Canada, Freightliner, Petro-Canada Lubricants

July 14, 2016 - Industry News

Natural-Gas Truck Sales Recover From Slow Start in 2016

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Retail sales of Class 8 natural gas trucks in the U.S. and Canada improved in May, after getting off to a slow start earlier in the year.

Tags: Retail Sales, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels

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