November 29, 2016 - Industry News
President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Elaine Chao to serve as secretary of transportation. She served as secretary of labor throughout President George W. Bush’s two terms and as deputy secretary of transportation under President George H. W. Bush.
Tags: Donald Trump, U.S. DOT
The North American Commercial Vehicle Show announced that it has adjusted the trade show's original dates to allow a more fluid schedule to benefit exhibitors.
Tags: Industry Event, Suppliers, North American Commercial Vehicle Show
The value of freight movements between the U.S. and its two next door neighbors moved back into negative territory following the first year-over-year increase since late 2014.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Canada, Economy, Railroads, Surface Trade
Overall U.S. economic growth increased more in the third quarter of the year than first projected, according to a new Commerce Department report, and will likely pave the way for an interest rate hike in December.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Confidence, Consumer Sentiment, Gross Domestic Product
November 28, 2016 - Industry News
HDT will be hosting the Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange, an intimate event that pairs a select group of innovators in the Class 8 market together with the suppliers, giving them an intimate environment in which to engage in discussions on topics that affect the entire industry.
Tags: Bobit Business Media, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Events
A demonstration on Monday, using a 35-mile stretch of U.S. 33 northwest of Columbus, was postponed, but may be rescheduled. Next week, the Otto truck will run on the Ohio Turnpike.
Tags: Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio Turnpike, Autonomous Vehicles, Otto
The Fleet Safety Conference planning committee is looking for presenters for the 2017 show to fill out the conference schedule.
Tags: Industry Event, Fleet Safety Conference, Fleet Events
November 28, 2016 - Product News
McLeod Software is releasing version 16.2 of its Loadmaster Enterprise and PowerBroker products, introducing new automation solutions for carriers and brokers.
Tags: Software, LoadMaster, McLeod Software, PowerBroker
Two measures of freight shipping posted their first year-over-year improvements in more than 12 months, indicating there has been more than the usual fall surge in shipment volume.
Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index
Carrier Logistics has partnered with Rice Lake Weighing Systems, a manufacturer and marketer of commercial weighing and measurement equipment, on a weight and measuring solution to help carriers reduce costs and provide accurate rates.
Tags: Carrier Logistics, Truck Weights, Weights and Measures
November 23, 2016 - Industry News
10-4 Systems, a firm that provides end-to-end shipment visibility of the supply chain for Fortune 500 companies, has licensed freight-tracking technology from MacroPoint.
Tags: Macropoint, Supply Chain Management, Asset Tracking
A federal judge has halted changes to federal overtime rules that would have taken effect on Dec. 1. Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction on Nov. 22 in a lawsuit brought by the National Retailer Federation along with Attorneys General of 21 states and over 50 business lobbies.
Tags: ATA, Department of Labor, Driver Pay, Overtime
November 22, 2016 - Industry News
FTR's September Trucking Conditions Index shows a reading of 5.47, down somewhat from August’s reading.
Tags: Regulations, Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity, Donald Trump
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
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