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December 5, 2017 - Industry News

Daseke Adds Three More Flatbed and Specialized Carriers

TSH & Co. is one of three companies that recently joined Daske. It is a large flatbed hauler, primarily moving steel and industrial materials. Photo:Daseke

Tennessee Steel Haulers & Co., The Roadmaster Group, and Moore Freight Service have all joined flatbed and specialized transportation company Daseke, the company announced.

Tags: Flatbeds, Mergers & Acquisitions, Daseke Inc.

December 5, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Volumes Surge, Rates Remain Strong

Spot truckload freight volumes surged after Thanksgiving, as the number of loads posted on the DAT network of load boards jumped 64% for the week ending Dec. 2, according to newly release figures.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

December 5, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Upgrades Super Duty for 2018

The 2018 Super Duty F-450 4x2 dual-rear-wheel pickup will be available this winter in XL, XLT, Lariat, and Platinum series offerings. (Photo courtesy of Ford.)

Ford has made upgrades across the board for its 2018 Super Duty, and now claims best-in-class horsepower, torque, towing, and payload.

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Ford F-450, Ford, Ford Super Duty

December 5, 2017 - Industry News

FCCC Head Carson Named to Lead Western Star Trucks

David Carson Photo: Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America has announced that David Carson, current president of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, has been appointed president of Western Star Trucks and chief diversity officer of DTNA.

Tags: China, Leadership, Western Star, People, Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner Custom Chassis

December 5, 2017 - Industry News

FTR Appoints Vise as VP in Charge of Trucking Reports

Avery Vise Photo courtesy of FTR

FTR has appointed Avery Vise as its vice president, trucking research, responsible for the content of all trucking oriented reports, publications, and analyses.

Tags: Leadership, People, FTR, Market Analysis

December 4, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Still Hearty Despite Small Declines, Construction Jumps

Manufacturing activity in the U.S. remains strong, despite small declines recorded in three reports, while the construction sector posted its biggest gain in nearly half a year.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Manufacturing, Construction Spending

December 3, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Eyes Bigger Bite of the West

A Mack Anthem on a western highway. Photo:Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has thrown down a gauntlet, declaring it is now “well positioned” with products and services to command a bigger slice of the Class 8 pie in the Western United States.

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Mack Trucks

December 1, 2017 - Industry News

Former Mail Hauler Ordered to Pay $3 Million in Fraud Judgement

A Mount Crawford, Va.-based trucking company that hauled United States mail and its holding company have been ordered to pay more than 3 million in owed money and driver pay restitution for a fraud scheme that lasted for 18 years.

Tags: Hours of Service, USPS, Crime & Fraud, Driver Pay, Trial

December 1, 2017 - Industry News

Old Dominion Delivers Vice President Pence’s Christmas Trees

Karen Pence (right) poses with Old Dominion driver Preston after taking delivery of the official Christmas trees for the Vice President's residence.

Old Dominion has delivered the official Christmas trees to the Vice President’s residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington D.C.

Tags: Old Dominion, Holiday Driving, Christmas

December 1, 2017 - Industry News

Cummins Westport Names New President, Makes Board Changes

Bart van Aerle has been appointed president of CWI, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Photo via LinkedIn.

Bart van Aerle has been appointed president of Cummins Westport Inc. The company has also appointed a new board chair and elected new members to the board.

Tags: Cummins, Leadership, Natural Gas Engines, People, Cummins Westport, Westport

December 1, 2017 - Industry News

Enterprise Launches Telematics Product for Truck Rental Customers

Photo: Enterprise Truck Rental.

Enterprise Truck Rental is now offering Enterprise Telematics. Powered by Geotab, the telematics solution provides real-time tracking data for monitoring vehicle and driver performance.

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, Enterprise Holdings, ELD Mandate, ELDs

December 1, 2017 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Taps Palmer as New Chief

Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America

Justin Palmer has been named president and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, effective immediately, according to the company.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Leadership, People, Promotions

November 30, 2017 - Industry News

Celadon Issues Update on Refinancing Effort

Financially embattled Celadon Group announced that it has made another step toward refinancing the company, as it continues to restructure while under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Tags: Leadership, SEC, Celadon Group, People, Refinancing

November 30, 2017 - Industry News

Nominations Open for HDT's 2018 Truck Fleet Innovators

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is looking for the trucking industry's most innovative leaders. Learn how to nominate a fleet executive for the annual HDT Truck Fleet Innovators award.

Tags: HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, HDTX

November 30, 2017 - Industry News

Indiana Wants ELD Rule Delayed

In an 11th-hour request, the attorney general of Indiana has proposed that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration delay implementation of the electronic logging device rule set for Dec. 18 — less than 3 weeks away.

Tags: FMCSA, Indiana, ELD, ELD Mandate

November 30, 2017 - Product News

Geotab Offers Roadside-Assistance Management System

Screenshot via Geotab

Geotab has announced the availability of Geotab Roadside, which offers roadside-assistance management to customers in the U.S. and Canada.

Tags: GPS, Roadside Assistance, Geotab, Uptime

November 29, 2017 - Industry News

Freightliner Aims to Stay on Top in Mexico

Rollout on Nov. 15 of new Freightliner 360 2528, a Mexico-specific Class 8 truck. Photo: David Cullen<br />

Freightliner is maintaining an impressive 39% share of the Mexican commercial truck market as 2017 draws to a close — and is looking to build on that standing in 2018. HDT's Jack Roberts reports from Puerto Vallarta.

Tags: Freightliner, Mexico, NAFTA, Daimler Trucks North America, Global

November 29, 2017 - Industry News

Western Star 5700XE Delivers Tree to Mich. State Capital

Image of 5700XE being loaded up with the Michigan state capital Christmas tree courtesy of Western Star.

The 2018 Western Star 5700XE, which was showcased at the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show in September, traveled from Atlanta to Stephenson, Mich., so a 61-foot white spruce Christmas Tree could be loaded onto a flatbed trailer and delivered to the Michigan state capital.

Tags: Michigan, Western Star, Christmas, 5700XE

November 29, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Growth Revised to Highest Level in 3 Years, Consumers Upbeat

Total U.S. economic activity in this year's third quarter increased more than originally estimated, according to revised numbers issued Wednesday by the Commerce Department.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Confidence, Gross Domestic Product

November 28, 2017 - Industry News

Testimony: Fuel Rebate Fraud Was Open Secret at Pilot Flying J

In the ongoing trial of four former Pilot Flying J executives for their participation in a fuel rebate scam, recent witness testimony suggests a culture of openness existed about the fraud that appeared to be encouraged by top executives.

Tags: Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Trial

November 28, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Reefer Rate Hits 3-Year High, Van Lanes Surge

While the short Thanksgiving workweek meant fewer loads and trucks posted on the spot truckload freight market demand for capacity boosted van and refrigerated freight rates, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 28, 2017 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Considers Drone Test Program a Success

Photo: Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz recently concluded a three-week test program in Zurich, Switzerland, that used drones and Mercedes Benz vans to make on-demand deliveries, calling the pilot a success according to a recent Bloomberg report.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, E-commerce, Europe, Last Mile Delivery, Drones, Vans

November 28, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Cyber Monday Sets Online Shopping Records

The Monday after Thanksgiving, nicknamed Cyber Monday, was the largest online shopping day in history for U.S. retailers, with $6.59 billion worth of goods sold – a 16.8% increase from the year before.

Tags: Economy, E-commerce

November 28, 2017 - Industry News

Blockchain Group Expands to Include All Transportation Types

The group formerly known as the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance has expanded its mission and been renamed the Blockchain in Transport Alliance, reflecting its widened focus on all forms of transportation.

Tags: Information Technology, Freight, Logistics, Big Data, Blockchain, Blockchain in Trucking Alliance, Blockchain in Transport Alliance

November 27, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA to Study 'Excessive Commuting' by Truck Drivers

Photo: FMCSA<br />

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking comment on a proposed survey of “excessive commuting” by truck drivers. The agency is defining as excessive any commuting to work that exceeds 150 minutes.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Fatigue

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