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November 21, 2016 - Industry News

Cargo Transporters to Join Trucking Alliance as Group Expands in 2017

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Cargo Transporters has accepted an invitation to join The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security in 2017. The carrier will be among a “small number of carriers” joining the Trucking Alliance next year, according to Trucking Alliance President Steve Williams.

Tags: The Trucking Alliance

November 21, 2016 - Industry News

New Jersey Offers Weigh Station Bypass Service

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation has launched a new weigh station bypass service called NJPass, allowing pre-enrolled commercial truck fleets in the state to bypass weigh stations.

Tags: New Jersey, Weigh Stations, Weigh-Station Bypass

November 18, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Were Hurt by Cancellations

Net Class 8 orders were weak in October, driven by a high number of cancellations in the month, according to ACT Research.

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

November 18, 2016 - Press Release

Chevin, NAPA IBS Integration Boosts Parts Spending Visibility

Chevin Fleet Solutions announced that it has integrated its FleetWave software with the National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA) Integrated Business Solutions (IBS) point-of-sale system.

Tags: Parts Management, Software Integration, Data Analysis, NAPA IBS, Chevin

November 18, 2016 - Product News

Comdata Expands Services for Smaller Fleets

Payment solutions company Comdata has expanded its fleet management offerings to improve support of smaller over-the-road fleets with the Comdata MyFleet Program.

Tags: Comdata, Fleet Management Software, Small Fleets

November 17, 2016 - Industry News

ATRI Report on Autonomous Vehicles Examines Industry Concerns

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Hours of service, CSA scores and the driver shortage are all areas identified as being impacted by autonomous vehicle technology in a new report from the American Transportation Research Institute.

Tags: CSA, Hours of Service, Driver Shortage, ATRI, Autonomous Vehicles

November 17, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Latest Numbers Make Interest Rate Hike More Likely

New government numbers show housing starts in the U.S. surged in October, as a measure of consumer prices also rose, likely paving the way for the Fed to raise interest rates before the year is out.

Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Consumer Prices, Housing Starts, Federal Reserve

November 17, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Online Systems to be Down Starting Nov. 17

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has advised that a scheduled outage of its online information systems will take place starting today at 9:00 p.m. EST and extend through Sunday, Nov. 20, at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Tags: FMCSA

November 17, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Patriot Profit Higher, Others Mixed

Third-quarter financial reports from fleets and equipment makers continue to reflect a tepid freight environment.

Tags: Patriot Transportation, Cummins, Cummins Westport, Westport, Fleet Earnings, Quarterly Earnings, Economy, Radiant Logistics

November 16, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Ready to Roll with Political Tide

ATA's Chris Spear Photo: Evan Lockridge

As the Trump Administration starts to take shape and Capitol Hill is poised to take up yet another omnibus spending package to keep the government running, the head of the American Trucking Associations has issued a gimlet-eyed take on the election results that captures the political nuances industry lobbyists must embrace.

November 16, 2016 - Industry News

Driver Recruiting Company Tenstreet Receives ‘Significant Investment’

Tenstreet, a web-based provider of driver recruiting software and workflow solutions, has received what it calls a significant investment from Spectrum Equity, a growth equity firm.

Tags: Recruiting, Investment, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention, Information Technology

November 16, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Growth Continues, Sluggish in Some Areas

While the amount of U.S. industrial production was unchanged in October after falling 0.2% in September, manufacturing managed to squeeze out a gain, as optimism in the housing market continued amid signs of slower than usual growth.

Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Wholesale Prices, Producer Prices, Home Building

November 16, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Slip Over Past Week

Following some improvements with both rates and freight availability on the spot truckload freight market the first week of the month the following week was one that gave back some gains.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 15, 2016 - Industry News

NTSB Updates 'Most Wanted List' of Safety Improvements

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The National Transportation Safety Board’s latest “Most Wanted List” of safety improvements contains no big surprises compared to the one issued last year.

Tags: Highway Safety, NTSB

November 15, 2016 - Industry News

FedEx Executive Honored with Influential Woman in Trucking Award

Ramona Hood, winner of the 2016 Influential Woman in Trucking Award. Photo: Women In Trucking

Ramona Hood, vice president of customer operations, transportation logistics at Genco, a FedEx company, has received the sixth annual Influential Woman in Trucking Award.

Tags: Leadership, Awards, Women in Fleet Management, People, Women in Trucking

November 15, 2016 - Industry News

MacroPoint Secures $44 Million Investment

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Multi-modal freight tracking provider MacroPoint has received a $44 million investment from Susquehanna Growth Equity to accelerate investment in product and network expansion in the U.S. and internationally.

Tags: Investment, Macropoint, Asset Tracking

November 15, 2016 - Product News

TMW Cashlink Offers Document Exchange and Payment Transactions

TMW Systems has introduced a cloud-based electronic document exchange and transaction platform called TMW Cashlink, which is available for transportation businesses that utilize TMWSuite software.

Tags: Petroleum, TMW Systems, Document Management, Electronic Payments, Oil Fleets

November 15, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Surge, Up 4.3% Over Past Year

Retail sales in the U.S. jumped in October, according to Commerce Department figures released Tuesday, surpassing analysts’ expectations.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Business Inventories

November 14, 2016 - Industry News

Transport America Launches Vet Apprenticeship Program

Transport America recognizes one of their drivers and military veteran, Robert Harp, on Veteran's Day with a custom military truck wrap. Photo: Transport America

Transport America, a subsidiary of TransForce, was recently approved by the Department of Labor and the Veterans Administration to offer an apprenticeship program to help military veterans transition into the transportation industry.

Tags: Veterans, Transport America, Hiring Veterans

November 14, 2016 - Industry News

OOIDA Challenging Rule with Sleep Apnea Referral Requirement

A court challenge of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s final rule on medical examiner’s certification integration has been initiated by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.

Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea, OOIDA

November 14, 2016 - Industry News

Former ATA Exec to Head New Transportation Consulting Business

David J. Osiecki Photo via Scopelitis

Former American Trucking Associations executive vice president and chief of national advocacy David J. Osiecki has been appointed to head the new transportation consulting firm Scopelitis Transportation Consulting.

Tags: ATA, Consultants, Scopelitis

November 14, 2016 - Industry News

HDT Announces Top 50 Green Fleets of 2016

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine has announced its Top 50 Green Fleets for 2016, trucking companies that are leading the industry in the adoption of green, sustainable practices, policies, and technologies.

Tags: Sustainability, Top Fleets, Green Fleets, Alternative Fuels, Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

November 14, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Availability Hits Second Highest Level of 2016

While October was the second strongest month for spot market freight availability so far this year there were only small improvements in rates, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions and its North American Freight Index.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions, DAT North American Freight Index

November 10, 2016 - Industry News

FTR: Trump Impact Minimal in Short Term

President-elect Donald Trump Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Economists with freight transportation forecasting firm FTR are convinced that the election of Donald Trump will not much move any economic needles much for at least six months. Not because the 45th President of the United States won’t accomplish anything right away, but because the wheels of government don’t spin any faster for a new Administration.

Tags: FMCSA, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, FTR, Donald Trump

November 10, 2016 - Industry News

Omnitracs: Veterans Make Safe and Reliable Truck Drivers

Photo: U.S. Department of Transportation

Independent research conducted by software provider Omnitracs finds military veterans to be safer and have fewer terminations than the average truck driver.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Veterans, Veterans Day, Employment

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