July 8, 2016 - Industry News
Iowa 80 Truckstop’s 37th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree is set to kick off July 14 with three days of trucking-related events, exhibitions and entertainment.
Tags: Events, Walcott Trucker Jamboree, Iowa 80 Truckstop, Truckstops
Dave Osiecki, Karla Hulett and Jeff Mason are no longer with the American Trucking Associations, which is making changes in its executive team in conjunction with Chris Spear taking over as president and CEO.
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Leadership, Associations
Universal Logistics Holdings is projecting lower second-quarter earnings, just the latest trucking operation indicating it will fall short of analysts' expectations in a challenging business environment.
Tags: Fleet Financials, Fleet Earnings
While U.S. non-farm payrolls swelled by 287,000 jobs in June, the most since October, the number of trucking jobs fell for the fifth straight month, according to a new U.S. Labor Department report.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment
July 7, 2016 - Industry News
Findings from a proposed demo program could lead FMCSA to allow the removal of certain non-preventable crashes so they do not count against a carrier’s crash-indicator score.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Crash Accountability
The California Department of Transportation has launched a nine-month pilot program to test a pay-by-the-mile financing model to possibly replace the gas tax in the state.
Tags: taxes, Caltrans, Fuel Tax, Infrastructure Funding
With most major truck makers and tier one component suppliers already committed to next year’s new North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, Ga., organizers say nearly half of the expected exhibit space is already spoken for.
Tags: Events, NACV Show, North American Commercial Vehicle Show
July 7, 2016 - Product News
Carrier Logistics will give carriers an alternative option for electronic data interchange feeds through a new integration with project44, the company has announced.
Tags: 3PL, Freight, Shippers, Carrier Logistics, Software Integration
July 6, 2016 - Industry News
Nominations are open until Friday, Aug. 12, for the all-new Fleet Technology Expo awards. which will recognize fleets for their sustainability and efficiency practices.
Tags: Sustainability, Green Fleets, Fleet Efficiency, Fleet Events, Fleet Technology Expo
Innova Electronics Corporation has acquired Aftermarket Telematics Technologies, LLC and will now be able to offer a full suite of aftermarket parts and services.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Innova Electronics
July 6, 2016 - Product News
TMW Systems has launched software-as-a-service versions of its Data Warehouse, Data Warehouse Explorer and Visual Analytics solutions that offer business intelligence and analytics for for-hire and private fleets.
Tags: SaaS, TMW Systems, Analytics, Big Data
Rates on the spot truckload freight market either moved higher or remained the same for the week ending June 2. The number of loads jumped 10% while shippers rushed to move freight before the end of the quarter and the start of the July 4 weekend, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Class 8 truck order numbers have hit their lowest point in at least four years, with demand remaining depressed so far in 2016.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
Driver turnover at large truckload fleets fell by a significant amount in the first quarter of 2016, reflecting the softer freight economy this year.
Tags: ATA, Driver Turnover, Truckload, Less Than Truckload
July 5, 2016 - Product News
Omnitracs has announced a new solution that allows fleet managers to track trailers and cargo called Omnitracs Trailer Tracks 150.
Tags: Asset Management, Omnitracs, Asset Tracking
July 5, 2016 - Industry News
Preliminary data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on July 1 shows a 7.7% rise in motor-vehicle traffic deaths last year. NHTSA said an estimated 35,200 people died in 2015, up from the 32,675 reported fatalities in 2014.
Tags: Highway Safety, Highway Fatalities, NHTSA
July 4, 2016 - Industry News
Online shipping and freight automation provider uShip has partnered with Germany-based global logistics company DB Schenker to power an online trucking platform launching later this year in Europe.
Tags: Information Technology, uShip, Global, Logistics, DB Schenker Logistics
July 1, 2016 - Industry News
Chris Spear, former ATA senior vice president of legislative affairs, has been named the American Trucking Associations' next president and CEO, effective July 9. He succeeds Bill Graves, who is retiring after more than 13 years with ATA.
Tags: American Trucking Associations, Leadership, Associations, People
Two reports show the nation’s manufacturing sector is making continued improvements following a bumpy ride that began last year and early this year.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending
June 30, 2016 - Press Release
This new capability collects telematics delivered data about an asset’s performance and usage from a secure and easily installed device plugged directly into the OBD-II or JBUS.
Tags: Chevin Fleet Solutions, Asset Tracking, Fleet Wave
June 30, 2016 - Industry News
ASF Intermodal has expanded into the Baltimore, Md., market with a new intermodal drayage terminal, joining 13 other terminals throughout the South and Midwest.
Tags: New Facility, Intermodal, City of Baltimore, ASF Intermodal
June 29, 2016 - Industry News
More than 30 companies are competing with each other in the Iowa Motor Truck Association’s trucking image campaign, spreading positive outreach about the trucking industry's impact on the daily lives of Iowans.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Iowa, Image, Community Outreach
Despite increased load-to-truck ratios, national average spot truckload rates were unchanged as overall market activity slowed during the week ending June 25, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
One of the biggest drivers of the U.S. economy increased for the second straight month in May, adding to optimism that growth in the second quarter will be better than the slow first quarter pace.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Spending, Personal Income
June 28, 2016 - Industry News
As the U.S. Interstate Highway system turns 60, it is in dire need of repairs and improvements – and that will require a substantial increase in funding for the long-term, says a new report.
Tags: Department of Transportation, Highway Funding, AASHTO, Interstate, Infrastructure Funding, Interstate System
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