July 19, 2016 - Product News
Teletrac Navman has launched a new global software platform, Teletrac Navman Director, for the 50- to 500-vehicle market. It tracks trucks and other assets, collects data for analytics, and provides real-time feedback to drivers.
Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, Teletrac
July 18, 2016 - Industry News
Wisconsin-based Contract Transport Services honors police with a special wrapped truck.
Tags: Contract Transport Services
Anderson Trucking Service is expanding its corporate office in St. Cloud, Minn., adding 20,000 square feet to accommodate current and future anticipated growth.
Tags: Headquarters, ATS, Office Expansion
Trucking and intermodal giant J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported its second quarter profit increased just slightly, falling short of Wall Street expectations.
Tags: Economy, 3PL, Intermodal, J.B. Hunt, Earnings, Fleet Earnings, Dedicated Fleets
July 15, 2016 - Industry News
The massacre by truck in Nice, France on July 14 raises anew the question of what can be done to prevent low-tech but devastating truck-ramming assaults of people gathered along or near a roadway.
Tags: Department of Homeland Security, Terrorism
Delays of two or more hours per stop was a common problem for carriers, costing the companies time and potential business.
Tags: Shippers, Brokers, DAT Solutions, Detention Pay, Delivery Delays
Geotab USA has hired Susan Miller as senior fleet account manager. Miller will be responsible for further developing their growing portfolio of regional and national accounts.
Tags: New Hire, McDonald's, Geotab
A jump in retail sales and industrial output are just two of several economic indicators released Friday showing the economy is performing at least somewhat better, but there are still some lingering concerns.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Consumer Prices, Wholesale Prices, Consumer Sentiment, Business Inventories
July 15, 2016 - Global News
Petro-Canada Lubricants has announced the latest growth phase of its partnership with Freightliner Manitoba to now include six Freightliner maintenance facilities across the province of Manitoba.
Tags: Canada, Freightliner, Petro-Canada Lubricants
July 14, 2016 - Industry News
Retail sales of Class 8 natural gas trucks in the U.S. and Canada improved in May, after getting off to a slow start earlier in the year.
Tags: Retail Sales, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels
July 13, 2016 - Industry News
An Arizona Court of Appeals has overturned a previous superior court ruling, allowing a more than decade old class-action lawsuit against Swift Transportation to proceed.
Tags: Lawsuits, Swift Transportation, Driver Pay, Class Action Lawsuit
July 13, 2016 - Press Release
IronPlanet announced that buyers on IronPlanet, TruckPlanet, and GovPlanet can take advantage of instant express financing on equipment purchases when they want to bid.
Tags: Vehicle Financing, IronPlanet, TruckPlanet, GovPlanet
July 13, 2016 - Product News
International Truck now offers predictive cruise control technology on its International ProStar and LoneStar Class 8 on-highway trucks.
Tags: LoneStar, International, Fuel Economy, ProStar
Spot truckload freight rates showed either a big improvement or turned in a disappointment over the past week while a monthly gauge of the market reveals its best performance of the year, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions, DAT North American Freight Index
A U.S. Transportation Department measure of the amount of freight carried by the nation's for-hire transportation industry rose 0.2% in May from April, the second consecutive monthly gain, and is just 1.5% below the all-time high level hit in December 2014.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index
Pat Thomas, current American Trucking Associations chairman and senior vice president for state government affairs at UPS, has been named the 17th recipient of the J.R. “Bob” Halladay Award.
Tags: UPS, ATA, Leadership, Awards
July 12, 2016 - Product News
MacroPoint has announced an integration with transportation management system software provider 3PL Systems to help automate certain processes between shippers and brokers.
Tags: 3PL, Macropoint, Shippers, TMS, Brokers, Software Integration
July 12, 2016 - Industry News
FTR’s Intermodal Competitive Index dropped in May reflecting a domestic intermodal sector that is still experiencing somewhat difficult competitive conditions.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, FTR
Bestpass has launched a new version of its web portal at my.bestpass.com, allowing customers to more efficiently manage their fleets and access advanced tolling and trucking analytics and reporting.
Tags: Tolls, Toll Management Program, Bestpass
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should see a small-but-significant increase this month as merchants stock up for the back-to-school season, then see a larger wave in late summer and fall for the holiday shopping season.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Imports, Ports, Port Trucking
A masking mistake during pre-paint washing of assembled Cummins ISX12 and ISX15 diesels has resulted in electrical shorts and stalling problems with some of them, requiring a recall of 5,439 of the heavy-duty models.
Tags: Recalls, Cummins ISX12, Cummins ISX, Cummins ISX15
July 11, 2016 - Industry News
The new turbo V-6 Ford is adding to the 2017 F-150 will provide even more power than initially expected, Ford has announced.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Engines, Large Pickups, Turbocharging
The second quarter earnings season got underway on Monday with Daimler AG unexpectedly releasing numbers showing its adjusted earnings in the second quarter of the year are “significantly above market expectations” – but the news did not carry over into its truck operations.
Tags: Economy, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Earnings
The largest container vessel ever to call on the Port of New York and New Jersey arrived at on July 8, having steamed from the recently expanded Panama Canal locks.
Tags: Ports, Containers, Panama Canal, Port of New York and New Jersey
July 8, 2016 - Industry News
Ohio state agencies have teamed up to develop procedures for deaf or hearing-impaired Ohioans who qualify for a federal hearing-exemption waiver to train and test for obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License.
Tags: FMCSA, Ohio, Driver Shortage, Deaf and Hearing Impaired Drivers
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