November 3, 2015 - Industry News
Ryder System will begin offering 10-year full-service leases to beverage fleets to meet that industry's need for a longer lease term with trucks that accumulate less annual mileage, the company has announced.
Tags: Ryder, Truck Leasing, Food and Beverage Fleets
November 2, 2015 - Product News
Vehicle market analyst IHS Automotive has identified over 500,000 businesses operating fleets of up to 250 vehicles that are expected to purchase new commercial vehicle in the next 15 months.
Tags: Truck Orders, IHS Automotive, Small Fleets, Mid-Size Fleets
November 2, 2015 - Industry News
Economic activity in the nation’s manufacturing may finally be gaining some momentum after some declines, according to two new reports.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending
October 30, 2015 - Industry News
Several trucking industry companies showed their support for breast cancer awareness month by sporting bright pink trucks and shirts and making donations to the cause.
Tags: Charity, Mack, Wabash National, National Breast Cancer Foundation
October 30, 2015 - Global News
İmza Lojistik has updated its fleet with 400 Mercedes-Benz Actros 1844 LS trucks. The Turkish logistics company is using them to replace 300 vehicles from its existing fleet and also expand it by 100 new trucks.
Tags: Turkey, Logistics, Mercedes-Benz Actros
More trucking companies have released their third quarter financial earnings, showing improvements from a year earlier or at least maintaining their ground, despite complaints about the recent freight-hauling environment.
Tags: Celadon Trucking Services, Celadon Group, ABF, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight, Hub Group, ArcBest Corp., Fleet Earnings, Economy, Old Dominion Freight Line, LTL
October 29, 2015 - Industry News
A new report delves into the use of downspeeding, which is becoming a popular fuel saving strategy for fleets. The concept makes use of numerically lower rear-axle ratios to lower engine rpm at vehicle cruise speed.
Tags: GHG, Fuel Economy, NACFE, Downspeed
October 29, 2015 - Product News
TMW Systems’ Appian vehicle routing and scheduling software is being implemented throughout roofing materials distributor Allied Building Products’ 2,800-vehicle delivery fleet.
Tags: Software, Routing, TMW Systems, Delivery Fleets
The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its neighbors Canada and Mexico fell in August, totaling $92.4 billion, thanks largely to the drop in fuel and oil prices moved by pipeline and vessel.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads, Freight, Global
Just a day before current funding was set to expire, the Senate on Oct. 28 approved by voice vote the short highway-bill extension that had been passed by the House a day earlier.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Highway Bill
Economic growth in the U.S. lost a good portion of its momentum in the third quarter of the year, but the performance still may still be strong enough for the Federal Reserve to push interest rates higher before the year is out.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Federal Reserve, Interest Rates, Inventories
October 28, 2015 - Product News
Convoy has officially launched after it raised $2.5 million in seed funding from an investment group that included Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The Seattle-based startup company provides an Uber-like service for booking on-demand shipments that also tracks location.
Tags: Information Technology, Amazon.com, Uber, On-Demand
October 28, 2015 - Industry News
One trucking company serving mainly the less-than-truckload market and another in the truckload sector have both reported lower third quarter earnings.
Tags: Economy, Heartland Express, Saia, Fleet Earnings
October 27, 2015 - Industry News
A stretch of recently leaner times for at least one part of the nation’s manufacturing sector could be nearing an end, despite a new report showing lower new orders.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Consumer Sentiment
Playing beat the clock, the House of Representatives today approved by voice vote a three-week extension of transportation funding.
Tags: Railroads, Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Trust Fund
Hino has expanded its Insight factory telematics platform under a partnership with Telogis, and will offer the telematics, remote diagnostics, and case management as standard equipment on its 2017 model-year medium-duty trucks.
Tags: Telogis, Hino Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Telematics
Element Fleet Management has signed a strategic global agreement that brings Telogis' connected vehicle technologies and mobile apps to the fleet management company's commercial fleet customers.
Tags: Telogis, Mobile Apps, Element Fleet Management
October 26, 2015 - Industry News
The latest proposed extension of federal highway funding includes a provision to delay a mandate for automatic-braking equipment on trains that could turn passing the measure into a game of political football.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell to their lowest level since last November, while a separate report shows the first improvement in the nation’s manufacturing sector in five months.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales, Manufacturing
October 25, 2015 - Industry News
A letter signed by eight businesses and associations that together represent over 9,500 motor carriers, brokers and shippers has been sent to the House opposing a section of the long-term highway bill because it “could cripple small-business truckers.”
Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, Small Fleets, Highway Bill, Small Business
October 23, 2015 - Industry News
San Francisco-based Voyomotive plans to offer an OBD II controller that can provide an array of vehicle performance and diagnostics data to a user's smartphone as a lower-cost telematics solution.
Tags: Stop-Start, Vehicle Diagnostics, Crowdfunding Platform, OBDII Device, Silicon Valley
One truck maker has reported its third quarter profit doubled and is considering the sale of its used truck business while one of the nation’s largest trucking fleets has reported new records for the period in several areas.
Tags: Economy, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Earnings, Landstar System, Fleet Earnings
A federal court awarded $240,000 to two former drivers, Somalian-American Muslims whose religious beliefs were violated by an Illinois trucking company that fired them for refusing to deliver alcohol.
Tags: Litigation, EEOC, Discrimination Complaint
The survey found that in the U.S., women make up 19.2% of director positions, slightly less than the 20.8% of seats filled by women in Canada.
Tags: Women in Trucking Association, Women in Fleet Management
October 22, 2015 - Industry News
“There’s a silver lining in this, and it’s that they still believe in the show,” said Toby Young, who heads the sponsoring organization. "They want to be here in 2017, and I think they’ll be assessing the damage by not being here in 2016.”
Tags: Mid-America Trucking Show, Louisville, MATS, OEMs
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