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July 19, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Marten Profit Bumps 2% Higher

Temperature-controlled carrier Marten Transport reported an increase in its second quarter earnings. Although it's another small gain, it did beat analysts' expectations.

Tags: Economy, Marten Transport, Fleet Earnings

July 19, 2016 - Industry News

Freight Shipments, Expenditures Hit Highest Levels of 2016 but Will it Continue?

Freight shipments and expenditures edged up in June after three months of lackluster performance, hitting their highest levels of the year, according to the Cass Freight Index – but it remains unclear if this is part of a larger trend.

Tags: Economy, Freight Rates, Freight Volume, Freight Capacity, Cass Freight Index

July 19, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Seesaws Downward in June

Source: ATA

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index dropped by 1.5% in June, following a nearly 3% gain in May.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index, Economy

July 19, 2016 - Product News

Teletrac Navman Director Platform Aimed at Mid-Size Fleet Market

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

Carrier Supports Police with Special Wrapped Truck

Photo courtesy CTS

Wisconsin-based Contract Transport Services honors police with a special wrapped truck.

Tags: Contract Transport Services

July 18, 2016 - Industry News

Anderson Trucking Service Begins Corporate Office Expansion

Rendering of the expanded ATS corporate headquarters. Image via ATS

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

July 18, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: J.B. Hunt Improves Second Quarter Profit by 2%

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

Truck Ramming Again Recognized as Terrorist Threat

Truck used to kill pedestrians in Nice, France on July 14, shown after the driver was killed by police gunfire. Image via Twitter

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

July 15, 2016 - Industry News

Report: 63% of Drivers Spend Over 3 Hours Waiting to Load, Unload

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

July 15, 2016 - Industry News

Geotab Hires Former McDonald's Fleet Manager Miller

Miller

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

July 15, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Sales, Industrial Production Improve

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 Grows Partnership with Freightliner Manitoba

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

Natural-Gas Truck Sales Recover From Slow Start in 2016

File photo

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

Class Action Lawsuit Against Swift Re-Approved By Appeals Court

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 Adds Instant Financing Options

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 Rolls Out Predictive Cruise Control for Class 8 Trucks

Photo: International Trucks

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

July 13, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Surge Over Past Week Following Best Month This Year

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

July 13, 2016 - Industry News

Total For-Hire Shipments Rise Despite Trucking Decline

Freight Transportation Services Index, May 2011 - May 2016. Graphic U.S. DOT

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

July 13, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Chairman Receives 17th Halladay Award

Pat Thomas Photo: UPS

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 Integrates with 3PL Systems' BrokerWare TMS

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 Index Shows Less Competitive May for Intermodal Market

Photo: Jim Park

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

July 12, 2016 - Product News

Bestpass Brings More Features to its Online Portal

Screenshot via Bestpass

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

July 12, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Expect Increase In Retail Imports

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

July 12, 2016 - Industry News

Water Intrusion Affected Engine Control Modules, Prompting Cummins Recall

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

2017 F-150's Turbo V-6 Adds Power

Photo of 2017 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 courtesy of Ford.

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

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