November 12, 2015 - Industry News
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 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
International Truck has announced the release of its Diamond Edge Certified Program to recognize dealers for their commitment to uptime and to drive awareness of the best performing dealers to customers.
Tags: International, Awards, Customer Service, Truck Dealers
New York City will install vehicle-to-vehicle technology in 10,000 buses, taxis, limousines, and city fleet vehicles as part of a $23 million federally funded initiative designed to reduce future congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.
Tags: New York City, Connected Vehicle Technology, US DOT, Federal Grants
An amendment that would have liberalized truck-weight limits was rejected on Nov. 3 by a vote of 187-236 during floor consideration of the highway bill by the House of Representatives.
Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Bill, Truck Size/Weight
November 3, 2015 - Industry News
An amendment would allow motor carriers that have not been rated by FMCSA to meet safety-eligibility requirements spelled out by the “Interim Hiring Standard” within the proposed long-term highway bill.
Tags: FMCSA, Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Bill, Truck Size/Weight
Ryder System will begin offering 10-year full-service leases to beverage fleets to meet that industry's need for a longer lease term with trucks that accumulate less annual mileage, the company has announced.
Tags: Ryder, Truck Leasing, Food and Beverage Fleets
November 2, 2015 - Product News
Vehicle market analyst IHS Automotive has identified over 500,000 businesses operating fleets of up to 250 vehicles that are expected to purchase new commercial vehicle in the next 15 months.
Tags: Truck Orders, IHS Automotive, Small Fleets, Mid-Size Fleets
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