May 11, 2016 - Industry News
The amount of freight moved by the nation’s entire for-hire transportation industry declined for the second straight month in March, hitting its lowest level since March 2014, according to U.S. Transportation Department figures released on Wednesday.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index
Truckload rates on the spot freight market increased sharply in two of the three equipment types during the first week of May, according to new figures released by DAT Solutions and based on its network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
May 10, 2016 - Industry News
International Truck will be the first OEM to offer over-the-air truck programming for Cummins engines, allowing fleets to update engine control modules with a secure Wi-Fi connection.
Tags: Cummins, International, Engines, Wi-Fi
In the past 12 months, truckload carriers have been facing declining equipment utilization despite solid financial gains driven by a better rate environment, according to TMW Systems’ latest Transportation & Logistics Study.
Tags: Utilization, Survey, TMW Systems, Logistics
The American Transportation Research Institute is looking for carriers to participate in its annual update to the Operational Costs of Trucking Report.
Tags: Operating Costs, Survey, ATRI
Two separate measures of spot market truck freight volume turned lower in April following an improvement the month before.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions, TransCore Link Logistics
May 9, 2016 - Industry News
FTR's new Intermodal Competitive Index indicated that intermodal conditions were generally positive but not stellar.
Tags: Industry Research, Intermodal, FTR
Intermodal volume in the first quarter of 2016 increased, underscoring the segment's core strengths despite other indicators, according to the Intermodal Association of North America’s latest report.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, IANA
May 6, 2016 - Industry News
The Canadian Trucking Alliance is asking its members to donate to the Red Cross to help thousands of people who have been affected by the Fort McMurray fire in Alberta, Canada.
Tags: Fire, Red Cross, Canadian Trucking Alliance, Donations
May 5, 2016 - Industry News
A former Knight Transportation truck driver killed one man and injured two others before committing suicide at a Knight facility in Katy, Texas.
Tags: People, Knight Transportation
May 5, 2016 - Product News
Aljex Software has implemented a new feature called Auto-Post for its trucking module, allowing dispatchers and asset managers to post available equipment to load boards with a single click.
Tags: Dispatch, Brokers, Load Board, Aljex Software, Truckstop.com
Loose capacity and a sluggish economy in the first quarter helped drive down earnings for Roadrunner, XPO and USA Truck.
Tags: Roadrunner Transportation, USA Truck, XPO Logistics, Fleet Earnings
The number of spot market loads jumped 9% during the final week of April compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards, but rates showed hardly any improvements.
May 4, 2016 - Industry News
California is awarding $23.6 million to the South Coast Air Quality Management District for a statewide zero-emission drayage truck development and demonstration project.
Tags: Air Resources Board, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero Emissions, Hybrid Trucks
HDA Truck Pride has partnered with the Auto Care Association to support an industry job board with available positions and resumes of qualified candidates in the auto care industry.
Tags: Recruiting, HDA Truck Pride, Technicians, Employment
May 4, 2016 - Product News
Transportation management company Logistic Dynamics, Inc., has partnered with asset tracking provider MacroPoint to offer freight tracking for shippers, brokers, third-party logistics companies and carriers.
Tags: Macropoint, Freight, Logistics, Asset Tracking
May 3, 2016 - Industry News
Recently surveyed truck fleets are not reporting “doom and gloom” despite a slowing industry environment and a desire for more freight by some, according to the Q2 CK Commercial Vehicle Research Fleet Sentiment Report.
Tags: Research, Survey, CK Commercial Vehicle Research
The 2017 F-150 will arrive with a more powerful twin-turbo V-6 and 10-speed transmission to deliver improved acceleration and performance than the prior model, Ford has announced.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Engines, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Transmissions
May 2, 2016 - Industry News
A coalition of major carriers has come out firmly opposed to language put forth by the Senate Appropriations Committee to fix earlier legislative wording that muddied the future status of the 34-hour restart provision of the Hours of Service rule.
Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, U.S. Senate, The Trucking Alliance
Now that the government of China has approved FedEx Corp.’s intended acquisition of TNT Express N.V., the massive deal is on track to close by June 30.
Tags: TNT Express, FedEx
Two new readings of the U.S. manufacturing sector for April show the second quarter began with a slowdown in production and new business growth, while a separate report indicates construction activity is booming.
Tags: Economy, Construction Industry, Manufacturing
April 29, 2016 - Industry News
The majority of Americans would support road-usage fees to help fund transportation costs, according to a recent opinion survey by infrastructure solutions firm HNTB.
Tags: Taxes, Survey, Infrastructure Funding, User Fees
Global logistics provider DHL explores 26 key trends it contends could the impact logistics industry in the next five to ten years, in the newly released 2016 edition of its Logistics Trend Radar report.
Tags: DHL, Logistics
The parent to less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight moved into the red in the first quarter of the year, according to its earnings report released Friday, as many other companies are also reporting weaker performances compared to a year ago
Tags: Economy, Earnings, ABF, ArcBest Corp., Fleet Earnings
April 28, 2016 - Industry News
Procede Software has appointed Robert Stockfleth as its chief technology officer..
Tags: Leadership, Dealers, People, Procede Software
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