December 16, 2015 - Product News
McLeod Software’s fleet management platform LoadMaster will now connect with the Teletrac Fleet Director hours of service platform.
Tags: Fleet Management Software, Teletrac, HOS, LoadMaster, McLeod Software, ELDs, telematics
December 16, 2015 - Industry News
Economic reports Wednesday morning ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee didn't offer a clear picture on the state of the economy, with slower manufacturing growth but a boost in housing numbers.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Consumer Prices, Housing Starts, Federal Reserve
Lou Wall was named maintenance manager at Jack Cooper Transport, one of the nation's largest car-hauling fleets.
Tags: New Hire, Auto Haulers, Ryder System Inc.
December 15, 2015 - Industry News
Research found fleets that saw MPG gains of 5% to 10% with rigorous PMs, Trucking Efficiency's confidence report says.
Tags: Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Fleet Maintenance, Fuel Economy
Notice of a proposed rule that would increase the use of inspection data in making Safety Fitness Determinations for motor carriers is expected to be published by Dec. 29
Tags: FMCSA, Highway Bill, CSA, Inspections
A measure of North America freight volume shows shipments did not fall in November from the month before for the first time in five years while freight expenditures declined slightly.
December 14, 2015 - Industry News
The Colorado Department of Transportation is adding a bio-based corrosion inhibitor to the salt brines used for de-icing to reduce the potential damage to vehicles and roads this winter.
Tags: Colorado, Corrosion, Winter, De-Icing
December 14, 2015 - Product News
Bestpass reached several company milestones in 2015, including processing over $350 million in tolls, increasing users by nearly 50% and expanding to four new states.
Tags: Tolls, Toll Management Program, Weigh Stations, Bestpass
The black Ford F-250 started life as a truck for a Texas-based plumbing company, carrying pipes, toilets and other ilk. Until, that is, it appeared as the focal point of a tweet from a supposed extremist last December.
Tags: Ford F-250, Dealers, Lawsuits, Syria
December 11, 2015 - Industry News
Both retail sales and prices at the wholesale level rose the most in months during November, according to two separate economic reports released on Friday. These will join other numbers that will be considered in a few days when the Federal Reserve considers an interest rate hike.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Wholesale Prices, Federal Reserve, Producer Prices
Heavy and certain light and medium trucks make up the largest share of transactions for first three quarters of 2015, says IHS Automotive.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Used Trucks, IHS Automotive, Class 3, Used Truck Sales
Following an established seasonal pattern, spot market freight volume declined 15% in November from the month before, largely due to a drop in demand for flatbed trucks, but there were slight improvements in rates including into this month.
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
December 10, 2015 - Industry News
The huge fleet says it is increasing its workforce and expanding its corporate headquarters in Lowell, Ark.
Tags: Arkansas, J.B. Hunt, Employment
The HorseFly octocopter works with a modified WorkHorse walk-in electric van, which acts as a mobile base for the aircraft, to deliver packages.
Tags: Workhorse, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Commercial Drones, Delivery Fleets
The October FTR index fell by more than three points from September to a reading of 5.06, in line with previous predications from FTR.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity
Telematics and fleet management companies PeopleNet and TMW Systems will combine their separate annual user meetings into a single event called IN.SIGHT this September.
Tags: telematics, Fleet Management Software, PeopleNet, TMW Systems, Events
Element Financial Corp. has appointed nine executives to its fleet sales team with the bulk of the appointments specializing in fleet management sales for commercial trucks. The appointments bring together personnel from the recent acquisition of GE Capital's fleet business, Element announced.
Tags: New Hire, Fleet Management Companies, Element Fleet Management, Fleet Executives, Element Financial
Rates on the spot truckload market may finally be showing signs of rebounding as a 45% increase in the number of available loads greatly outweighed the 12% hike in truck capacity last week.
December 9, 2015 - Industry News
Mesilla Valley Transportation says it has selected SmartDrive’s video-based safety device for its fleet of more than 1,300 tractors.
Tags: Collision Prevention, Driver Training, Fleet Safety, SmartDrive Systems, Driver Monitoring Systems
A measure of the amount of freight moved by for-hire transportation in the U.S. rebounded following a one-month decline, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index
December 8, 2015 - Industry News
The deadline for the 2016 Women In Trucking Distinguished Woman in Logistics award has been set for Dec. 31, and the organization is still seeking nominations.
Tags: Awards, Women in Trucking, Logistics, Women
December 7, 2015 - Industry News
Several trucking associations, businesses and fleets have pledged support this holiday season for Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization that lays wreaths on the graves of veterans at locations around the nation.
Tags: ATA, Charity, Veterans, TCA, Wreaths Across America, Christmas
Nominations for Heavy Duty Trucking’s 2016 Truck Fleet Innovators have been extended to Dec. 11.
Tags: Leadership, Awards, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators
December 7, 2015 - Product News
Vigillo has announced that Carrier Select, the company’s carrier selection tool for freight brokers, shippers and insurance providers, will continue to provide CSA scores that its carrier customers can opt-in to share.
Tags: FMCSA, Fleet Safety, CSA, Freight, Vigillo, Highway Bill
December 4, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that, as of Dec. 4, it has removed "much of" the CSA data that had previously been visible to the public on the FMCSA website.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Highway Bill
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