November 22, 2016 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index contracted by 0.3% in October, following a 6.3% drop during September.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index
November 21, 2016 - Industry News
Mercedes-Benz's MasterSolutions upfitter program has launched for Metris and Sprinter vans to provide common equipment packages for fleets through a Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner dealer.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Full-Size Vans
Love’s Travel Stops has opened two new locations in Domino, Texas and in White House, Tenn., adding nearly 190 truck parking spaces in total.
Tags: New Facility, Love's Travel Stops, Truck Parking, Truck Stops
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
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
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 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: Chevin Fleet Solutions, Parts Management, Software Integration, Data Analysis, NAPA IBS
November 18, 2016 - Product News
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
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, Automated Driving, Autonomous Vehicles
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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, 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
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
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
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, Green Fleets, Alternative Fuels, Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Top 50 Green Fleets
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