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September 15, 2015 - Industry News

Companies Announce Software Integrations With TMW

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

Economy Improving, But Challenges Abound

John Larkin, Stifel Nicolaus, discusses the economic outlook at TMW Systems' user conference Sept. 14 in Orlando. Photo by Jim Beach

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

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

Managing Time Theme of TMW User Conference, New Products

David Wangler, president TMW Systems, welcomes attendees to the company's user conference Sept. 14. Photo by Jim Beach

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

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul Rates Improving; Intermodal Rebounds

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

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

Cass Freight Index Posts Unusual Drop for August

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

Red Tape’s Huge Impact on Cost of Infrastructure Projects

Image: Common Good

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

September 11, 2015 - Industry News

FTR Index Reflects Stronger Freight Forecast

Image: FTR

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, Telogis Announce Global Telematics Partnership

AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie announces a partnership with Telogis. Photo courtesy of Telogis.

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

Bill Would Up Truck Weight Limit to 91,000 Pounds

Image: Federal Highway Administration

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

September 10, 2015 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Shipments Rebound After One-Month Decline

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

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

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

XPO Logistics to Buy Con-way in $3 Billion Deal

XPO Logistics announced late Wednesday that it is buying Con-way Inc. in a $3 billion deal that will make XPO the second largest LTL provider in North America and expand its global contract logistics platform.

Tags: 3PL, LTL, Mergers & Acquisitions, Con-way Inc., XPO Logistics

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

We're Looking for the 50 Greenest Fleets

Heavy Duty Trucking wants to identify some of the "greenest" fleets in the country for our 2015 Top Green Fleets issue and at the same time learn more about our nation's fleets.

Tags: Green Fleets, Survey, Awards, Top 50 Green Fleets

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

TCA Seeks Best Fleets to Drive For Nominations

Last year's Best Fleets to Drive For nominees. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge are seeking nominations from professional truck drivers for the annual Best Fleets to Drive For contest.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Contest, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Van, Refrigerated Rates Rebound Slightly

Spot truckload van and refrigerated freight rates finally recovered a little last week after a period of higher demand and declining fuel surcharges, while flatbeds continued to lose ground, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

September 9, 2015 - Product News

Orbcomm Offers Services Through Mobile Apps

Orbcomm has launched OrbcommMobile, which offers mobile apps for the company’s services and its Orbcommconnect subscriber management portal.

Tags: Reefers, Orbcomm, Asset Tracking, Mobile Apps

September 8, 2015 - Product News

DAT Offers Freight Market Analytics Online

Image: DAT Solutions

DAT Solutions has launched an online analytics service for transportation and logistics professionals to access truck and load data on the 149 North American markets with the highest concentrations of inbound and outbound freight.

Tags: Freight, Analytics, Load Board, DAT Solutions

September 8, 2015 - Industry News

How Long Will Congress Keep Highway Bill on Back Burner?

U.S. Capitol Photo: David Cullen

The Capitol Hill recess is finally over and trucking can hope that during their weeks away from Capitol Hill, every Member of Congress heard earfuls from constituents about the abysmal condition of roads and bridges in their home states and districts.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund, Highway Bill

September 8, 2015 - Industry News

Old Dominion Sees Increased LTL Freight in Current Quarter

Photo courtesy ODFL

With about three weeks remaining in the third quarter of the year, the less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line on Tuesday reported increases in the amount of freight it has handled over the previous two months.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, LTL, Tonnage, Less Than Truckload

September 4, 2015 - Press Release

Navistar Board Member Passes Away

John D. Correnti

John D. Correnti, a member of the Navistar Board of Directors, died on August 18. He was 68.

Tags: Navistar, In Memoriam

September 4, 2015 - Industry News

Trucking Gains 700 Jobs, Unemployment Drops to 5.1%

Photo: Schneider National

August employment numbers show a 700-job gain for the trucking industry, while unemployment dropped to its lowest level since April 2008.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment

September 4, 2015 - Industry News

Federal Panels to Discuss Driver Wellness Initiative

Photo: Seeing Machines

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board will meet jointly on Sept. 21-22 to discuss a new “driver wellness initiative”

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Health

September 4, 2015 - Product News

MacroPoint Granted 7th Patent for Freight Tracking System

MacroPoint announced that it has been granted a seventh United States patent for the company’s freight tracking system.

Tags: Macropoint, Patents, Freight, Asset Tracking

September 3, 2015 - Industry News

Governors Push for Long-Term Highway Bill

Image: Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG)

The Coalition of Northeastern Governors is urging transportation leaders on Capitol Hill “to act quickly to ensure continuity and stability of the nation's highway, transit, rail and safety programs and the Highway Trust Fund.”

Tags: Highway Trust Fund, Highway Bill, New York State, New England

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: U.S. Jobs Picture Improves, Manufacturing Struggling

The employment picture in the U.S. continues to improve but the manufacturing sector is fighting to show better signs of life.

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

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

GHG Phase 2 Rule Comment Period Extended

Photo: Jim Park

Two weeks have been added to the period in which comments on the proposed Phase 2 round of federal GHG rules for commercial vehicles will be accepted.

Tags: GHG, EPA, NHTSA

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