June 24, 2015 - Industry News
A former fleet employee of the City of Ashland, Ky., has been indicted for purchasing $143,000 in tires that are unaccounted for.
Tags: Procurement, Tires, Parts Management, Crime & Fraud
Average spot truckload rates dipped during the week ending June 20 compared to the previous week but remain well above the averages for May, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
June 23, 2015 - Industry News
Soft manufacturing numbers are still affecting truck freight, with the American Trucking Associations' Truck Tonnage Index rising only 1.1% in May following a 1.4% loss in April.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index, American Trucking Associations
The numbers are in and 2014 was the “best year for the supply chain industry since the Great Recession.” Nonetheless, the truck-driver shortage still greatly concerns the logistics sector.
Tags: Driver Shortage, State of Logistics Report
Jecka Glasman will succeed Todd Bloom as president and CEO for Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) on July 1, the company has announced.
Tags: C-Suite, Mitsubishi Fuso, Promotions
Compared to the 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo, fleet attendee count for the now renamed and expanded show has so far doubled in 2015.
Tags: Fleet Technology Expo, Fleet Events, Bobit Business Media
A first look at May orders and shipments of manufactured durable goods, a key indicator for trucking freight.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing
Truckers at the Port of New Orleans are sick and tired of handling damaged boxes that they don't get paid for and are protesting, according to a local TV station.
Tags: New Orleans, Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking
June 22, 2015 - Industry News
Following an expansion of the Panama Canal in 2016, up to 10% of container traffic to the U.S. from East Asia could shift from West Coast ports to East Coast ports by 2020, according to research by the Boston Consulting Group and C.H. Robinson.
Tags: Ports, Panama Canal, Port Trucking
Across the United States, cargo theft is up 11% in March through May from the same period in 2014, according to the theft prevention and recovery network CargoNet.
Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, CargoNet
Overall, used GVW 3-8 transactions from March 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 accounted for 51.7 percent of total GVW 3-8 transactions in the U.S. market.
Tags: IIHS, Used-Truck Sales, Wholesale Prices, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 3
Ram Truck has increased the towing and payload capabilities of its 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups for 2016 through engine calibration, Ram has announced.
Tags: Ram Truck, Towing, 2016-MY, Ram Heavy Duty, Cummins, Diesel Engines
June 22, 2015 - Product News
SkyBitz has integrated ALK Maps with its InSight asset tracking and management web application, bringing real-time visualizations and interactive maps to the service.
Tags: ALK Technologies, SkyBitz, Integration, Asset Tracking, Information Technology, Navigation
Newly released figures show the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index once again remained higher in May than in each of the past three years, coming in 3.5% higher than May 2014 and 9.5% higher than two years ago.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
Fueled partly by an increase in sales to first-time buyers, existing-home sales in May rose to their highest pace in nearly six years.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales, Housing Starts
June 21, 2015 - Industry News
Stakeholder reactions to the rollout of the proposed Phase 2 federal GHG emission rules run the gamut from to cautionary to laudatory.
Tags: GHG, MPG, EPA, NHTSA
June 19, 2015 - Industry News
The federal government’s top vehicle and clean-air regulators on June 19 formally announced their proposal for extending fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emissions rules, and predicted positive economic and health-benefit results.
Tags: MPG, GHG, EPA, NHTSA
Doonan Specialized Trailer announced that Michael Hinton has joined the company as the manager of marketing and inside sales.
Tags: Trailers, People, Marketing, Doonan
June 18, 2015 - Industry News
A bipartisan pair of Senators— Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)-- are lending their voices to the chorus opposing the nationwide legalization of twin 33-foot truck trailers via a rider to the T-HUD funding bill now under consideration by the Senate Committee on Appropriations.
Tags: U.S. Senate, Size and Weight, Double Trailers
May trailer orders continued a downward slide with 15,200 units moved in the month, decreasing 14% from April and down 29% year overyear, according to this month’s FTR report.
Tags: Trailers, Flatbeds, Dry Vans, Reefers, Trailer Orders
Class 8 truck orders were down in May with just over 20,500 units moved in the month, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, May
Cargomatic announced that Sean Whiteley has joined the company as its chief operating officer charged with overseeing operations, sales and marketing efforts for the company.
Tags: Information Technology, People, Shippers, Load Board, Logistics
Fleet Advantage, a provider of truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and lifecycle cost management, has expanded its sales team with the addition of Jeff Mills, a 23-year veteran in the transportation and equipment finance industry.
Tags: PACCAR, Fleet Advantage, Truck Fleets
McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing’s Street Smart Service announced the new Technical Support Center hotline for the company's refuse trucks and mixers
Tags: Customer Service, Refuse Trucks, Mixer, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing
June 17, 2015 - Industry News
In testimony Wednesday, transportation stakeholders pressed the House Committee on Ways & Means to quickly and finally figure out how to fix the nation’s broken highway-funding system.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure Funding
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