May 9, 2016 - Industry News
FTR's new Intermodal Competitive Index indicated that intermodal conditions were generally positive but not stellar.
Tags: Industry Research, Intermodal, FTR
Intermodal volume in the first quarter of 2016 increased, underscoring the segment's core strengths despite other indicators, according to the Intermodal Association of North America’s latest report.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, IANA
May 6, 2016 - Industry News
The Canadian Trucking Alliance is asking its members to donate to the Red Cross to help thousands of people who have been affected by the Fort McMurray fire in Alberta, Canada.
Tags: Fire, Red Cross, Canadian Trucking Alliance, Donations
May 5, 2016 - Industry News
A former Knight Transportation truck driver killed one man and injured two others before committing suicide at a Knight facility in Katy, Texas.
Tags: People, Knight Transportation
May 5, 2016 - Product News
Aljex Software has implemented a new feature called Auto-Post for its trucking module, allowing dispatchers and asset managers to post available equipment to load boards with a single click.
Tags: Dispatch, Brokers, Load Board, Aljex Software, Truckstop.com
Loose capacity and a sluggish economy in the first quarter helped drive down earnings for Roadrunner, XPO and USA Truck.
Tags: Roadrunner Transportation, USA Truck, XPO Logistics, Fleet Earnings
The number of spot market loads jumped 9% during the final week of April compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards, but rates showed hardly any improvements.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
May 4, 2016 - Industry News
California is awarding $23.6 million to the South Coast Air Quality Management District for a statewide zero-emission drayage truck development and demonstration project.
Tags: Air Resources Board, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero Emissions, Hybrid Trucks
HDA Truck Pride has partnered with the Auto Care Association to support an industry job board with available positions and resumes of qualified candidates in the auto care industry.
Tags: Recruiting, HDA Truck Pride, Technicians, Employment
May 4, 2016 - Product News
Transportation management company Logistic Dynamics, Inc., has partnered with asset tracking provider MacroPoint to offer freight tracking for shippers, brokers, third-party logistics companies and carriers.
Tags: Macropoint, Freight, Logistics, Asset Tracking
May 3, 2016 - Industry News
Recently surveyed truck fleets are not reporting “doom and gloom” despite a slowing industry environment and a desire for more freight by some, according to the Q2 CK Commercial Vehicle Research Fleet Sentiment Report.
Tags: Research, Survey, CK Commercial Vehicle Research
The 2017 F-150 will arrive with a more powerful twin-turbo V-6 and 10-speed transmission to deliver improved acceleration and performance than the prior model, Ford has announced.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Engines, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Transmissions
May 2, 2016 - Industry News
A coalition of major carriers has come out firmly opposed to language put forth by the Senate Appropriations Committee to fix earlier legislative wording that muddied the future status of the 34-hour restart provision of the Hours of Service rule.
Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, U.S. Senate, The Trucking Alliance
Now that the government of China has approved FedEx Corp.’s intended acquisition of TNT Express N.V., the massive deal is on track to close by June 30.
Tags: TNT Express, FedEx
Two new readings of the U.S. manufacturing sector for April show the second quarter began with a slowdown in production and new business growth, while a separate report indicates construction activity is booming.
Tags: Economy, Construction Industry, Manufacturing
April 29, 2016 - Industry News
The majority of Americans would support road-usage fees to help fund transportation costs, according to a recent opinion survey by infrastructure solutions firm HNTB.
Tags: taxes, Survey, Infrastructure Funding, User Fees
Global logistics provider DHL explores 26 key trends it contends could the impact logistics industry in the next five to ten years, in the newly released 2016 edition of its Logistics Trend Radar report.
Tags: DHL, Logistics
The parent to less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight moved into the red in the first quarter of the year, according to its earnings report released Friday, as many other companies are also reporting weaker performances compared to a year ago
Tags: Economy, Earnings, ABF, ArcBest Corp., Fleet Earnings
April 28, 2016 - Industry News
Procede Software has appointed Robert Stockfleth as its chief technology officer..
Tags: Leadership, Dealers, People, Procede Software
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host what it calls an “informal roundtable” on the financial responsibility of property brokers and freight forwarders. The meeting is part of the agency’s appeal for public comment on this issue.
Tags: FMCSA, Brokers
April 28, 2016 - Product News
The Cummins Connected Diagnostics application is now available to customers using DT4000 from DriverTech, an on-board computing system.
Tags: Cummins, Vehicle Diagnostics, Connected Diagnostics, DriverTech
Trucking was only one of two transportation modes that carried more U.S. freight by value with NAFTA trade partners Canada and Mexico in February than a year ago, increasing 4.7%.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads, Surface Trade
UPDATED -- Another day, another raft of earnings reports on Thursday from the nation’s publicly owned trucking companies. Continuing a trend this first quarter, the companies' numbers are as varied as the services they offer.
Tags: Economy, UPS, Old Dominion Freight Line, Earnings, UPS Freight, Universal Truckload, Fleet Earnings, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight
Feelings that the American economy slowed to a crawl in the first quarter of the year were confirmed on Thursday morning when the Commerce Department released its report showing the gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of just 0.5%.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Gross Domestic Product
April 27, 2016 - Industry News
The wave of first quarter earnings reports from the nation’s publicly owned fleets continued on Wednesday, with three out of four lower than a year earlier due mainly to less freight to move.
Tags: Economy, Celadon Trucking Services, Celadon Group, Covenant Transport, Earnings, Patriot Transportation, Saia, Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Covenant Transportation Group, Fleet Earnings
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