November 13, 2015 - Industry News
ABF Freight, Old Dominion Freight Line, and Roehl Transport took home honors from the American Trucking Associations' Safety, Security and Human Resources Conference in Little Rock, Ark.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Cargo Theft, ABF, Roehl Transport, Security, American Trucking Associations
While a recent good unemployment report led some to speculate the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at year-end, new numbers released Friday remind us there's more to the equation.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Unemployment, Consumer Confidence, Wholesale Prices, Employment, Producer Prices
November 12, 2015 - Industry News
The 2012-model trucks sold in 2011, a good year, should push down prices as freight tonnage and demand now seems to be softening slightly.
Tags: Used Trucks, Truck Sales, Class 8
A multi-million dollar scheme involving the theft, resale and purchase of stolen heating oil has led the New York County District Attorney’s Office to issue 44 indictments, including for 29 truck drivers.
Tags: New York City, Theft, Crime & Fraud, Winter
Taken separately, new reports on freight movements in the U.S. on freight volume, shipper spending and even the spot market seem to run almost counter to one another. A deeper dive into the analysis shows why activity has slowed but is not widespread.
Tags: Economy, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, Freight Index, Cass Freight Index, DAT Solutions, DAT North American Freight Index
The FTR Trucking Conditions Index declined from the previous month’s number to a reading of 8.46 in September. The reading in August was the highest of 2015 so far.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index
November 11, 2015 - Industry News
The Senate has approved a bipartisan motion that instructs Senate conferees to the highway bill to oppose the inclusion of a provision that would allow 33-foot long double trailers to operate on highways regardless of state laws.
Tags: U.S. Senate, Highway Bill, Truck Size/Weight
One truck component supplier moved from a profit to a loss in the third quarter of the year while a natural gas engine provider took on more red ink.
Tags: Economy, Meritor, Earnings, Cummins Westport, Westport Innovations
Signaling the movement of holiday goods, the number of posted van and refrigerated loads on the spot truckload market increased as the rate in one of the three major sectors moved slightly higher for a change.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
November 10, 2015 - Industry News
ATRI's latest CSA Research Piece found that excluding “non-preventable crashes” from data decreased the Crash Indicator BASIC by nearly 15% among over a dozen carriers studied.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, ATRI
November 9, 2015 - Product News
Toll payment and management company for commercial fleets, Bestpass, will provide its customers with full tolling coverage in the state of Texas, the company announced.
Tags: Texas, Tolls, Toll Management Program, Bestpass
November 9, 2015 - Industry News
XPO Logistics has appointed Tony Brooks as president of its less-than-truckload business, effective Nov. 11.
Tags: Leadership, LTL, People, Con-Way, XPO Logistics
Expedited services provider V3 Transportation is gaining former Panther II Transportation CEO Craig Amato as a senior advisor and investor, the company has announced.
Tags: Leadership, People, Shippers, Panther, Small Fleets, Investors
November 8, 2015 - Industry News
The Walmart truck driver involved in a fatal crash with a limousine carrying comedian Tracy Morgan was awake for more than 28 hours prior to the crash, according to an NTSB investigation.
Tags: Accidents, New Jersey, Fatal Accidents, Fatigue, Walmart
November 6, 2015 - Industry News
The highway bill passed by the House on Nov. 5 and the highway bill passed by the Senate in July are headed to a conference committee charged with working out any differences between the two measures.
Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Bill, U.S. Congress
November 6, 2015 - Product News
Oakley Transport is adding Bendix collision-mitigation, full-stability, and side-object detection systems on around 300 new Volvo tractors, the carrier has announced.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix
It's that time of year again - to nominate yourself or someone you know for HDT's 2016 Truck Fleet Innovators. The award recognizes the most innovative leaders in the trucking industry. The deadline is Dec. 1, 2015.
Tags: Awards, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators
November 5, 2015 - Industry News
Although Rep. Jimmy Duncan (R-TN) pulled an amendment he crafted to fix language regarded as detrimental to smaller carriers before the House passed its highway bill, the lawmaker told HDT that he will “continue to work” to correct the wording during the conferencing process.
November 5, 2015 - Product News
Web mapping and routing provider OnTerra Systems has introduced its RouteSavvy Premium API, a new version of its route optimization for software vendors and software development teams.
Tags: Mapping, Software, OnTerra, Routing, Delivery Fleets
Inspired by the all-new Ford F-150, Leaders Farms near Napoleon, Ohio, created a seven-acre corn maze as a tribute to Ford’s latest 1/2-ton pickup.
Tags: Ford F-150, On the Lighter Side, Corn Maze
Despite month-to-month variations, third quarter intermodal freight traffic growth of 3.4% was in line with year-to-date results, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).
Tags: Canada, Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Freight
The number of cargo thefts in the U.S posted a significant decline in the third quarter of the year but the average value of each crime moved up slightly, as big-value heists jumped, according to logistics-security services provider FreightWatch International.
Tags: Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime
The House of Representatives has passed its version of a highway bill— voting for it 363-64 in overwhelming bipartisan fashion.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Bill
If you are looking to the spot market to move some freight, it remains a good news/bad news situation, based on recent numbers.
November 4, 2015 - Industry News
XPO Logistics, which closed this week on its purchase of Con-Way Inc., reported more revenue but a bigger loss in its third-quarter earnings report, while the mainly truckload fleet USA Truck showed a smaller profit.
Tags: Economy, USA Truck, Con-way Inc., XPO Logistics, Fleet Earnings
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