July 6, 2016 - Industry News
Rates on the spot truckload freight market either moved higher or remained the same for the week ending June 2. The number of loads jumped 10% while shippers rushed to move freight before the end of the quarter and the start of the July 4 weekend, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Class 8 truck order numbers have hit their lowest point in at least four years, with demand remaining depressed so far in 2016.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
Driver turnover at large truckload fleets fell by a significant amount in the first quarter of 2016, reflecting the softer freight economy this year.
Tags: ATA, Driver Turnover, Truckload, Less Than Truckload
July 5, 2016 - Product News
Omnitracs has announced a new solution that allows fleet managers to track trailers and cargo called Omnitracs Trailer Tracks 150.
Tags: Asset Management, Omnitracs, Asset Tracking
July 5, 2016 - Industry News
Preliminary data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on July 1 shows a 7.7% rise in motor-vehicle traffic deaths last year. NHTSA said an estimated 35,200 people died in 2015, up from the 32,675 reported fatalities in 2014.
Tags: Highway Safety, Highway Fatalities, NHTSA
July 4, 2016 - Industry News
Online shipping and freight automation provider uShip has partnered with Germany-based global logistics company DB Schenker to power an online trucking platform launching later this year in Europe.
Tags: Information Technology, uShip, Global, Logistics, DB Schenker Logistics
July 1, 2016 - Industry News
Chris Spear, former ATA senior vice president of legislative affairs, has been named the American Trucking Associations' next president and CEO, effective July 9. He succeeds Bill Graves, who is retiring after more than 13 years with ATA.
Tags: American Trucking Associations, Leadership, Associations, People
Two reports show the nation’s manufacturing sector is making continued improvements following a bumpy ride that began last year and early this year.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending
June 30, 2016 - Press Release
This new capability collects telematics delivered data about an asset’s performance and usage from a secure and easily installed device plugged directly into the OBD-II or JBUS.
Tags: Chevin Fleet Solutions, Asset Tracking, Fleet Wave
June 30, 2016 - Industry News
ASF Intermodal has expanded into the Baltimore, Md., market with a new intermodal drayage terminal, joining 13 other terminals throughout the South and Midwest.
Tags: New Facility, Intermodal, City of Baltimore, ASF Intermodal
June 29, 2016 - Industry News
More than 30 companies are competing with each other in the Iowa Motor Truck Association’s trucking image campaign, spreading positive outreach about the trucking industry's impact on the daily lives of Iowans.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Iowa, Image, Community Outreach
Despite increased load-to-truck ratios, national average spot truckload rates were unchanged as overall market activity slowed during the week ending June 25, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
One of the biggest drivers of the U.S. economy increased for the second straight month in May, adding to optimism that growth in the second quarter will be better than the slow first quarter pace.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Spending, Personal Income
June 28, 2016 - Industry News
As the U.S. Interstate Highway system turns 60, it is in dire need of repairs and improvements – and that will require a substantial increase in funding for the long-term, says a new report.
Tags: Department of Transportation, Highway Funding, AASHTO, Interstate, Infrastructure Funding, Interstate System
U.S. economic growth improved more than previous estimates, but not by much, according to Commerce Department figures released Tuesday. Stronger net exports and business investment offset an unexpected downward revision to consumer spending.
Tags: Economy, GDP
June 27, 2016 - Industry News
After many delays, the larger locks of the Panama Canal opened this weekend, allowing larger ships carrying intermodal shipping containers coming from Asia to access East Coast and Southeast ports. While there has been much speculation that this could shift cargo traffic away from the busy West Coast ports, how exactly things will play out is yet to be seen.
Tags: Intermodal, Ports, Panama Canal
June 27, 2016 - Product News
Truckstop.com and McLeod have announced the integration of a carrier monitoring interface with Truckstop.com’s OnBoarding and McLeod’s PowerBroker products.
Tags: McLeod Software, PowerBroker, Truckstop.com, Software Integration, Information Technology
June 24, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Aviation Administration has finalized its first operational rules for the “routine commercial use” of small drones.
Tags: Commercial Drones, Drones, FAA
Trailer orders fell nearly 14% month over month in May, coming close to earlier projections for a seasonal slowdown.
Tags: Economy, Trailers, ACT Research, Freight, Trailer Orders
Orders and shipments of long-lasting durable goods fell in May, according to a preliminary Commerce Department report. One measure of business investment fell by the most in three months, but other reports show homes and consumers remain a cornerstone of the economy.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Home Sales, Consumer Sentiment
June 23, 2016 - Industry News
Commercial vehicles weighing more than five tons will be prohibited from traveling on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia, Penn., for security purposes during the Democratic National Convention.
Tags: Department of Transportation, Philadelphia, Road Closure
The courtroom battle over the validity of the electronic logging device mandate has heated up. An amicus brief filed by two safety advocacy groups backs up FMCSA's defense of its ELD rule against a lawsuit brought by OOIDA that contends the rulemaking is seriously flawed.
Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, ELD, The Trucking Alliance
Verizon's acquisition of Telogis would create the second-largest telematics company in the U.S. in a deal that brings together complementary businesses, a leading telematics consultant said.
Tags: Verizon, Telogis, LeasePlan, Mergers & Acquisitions
Trucks carried more U.S. freight by value between North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico in April 2016 compared to the same time a year ago, but declines in all other freight modes led to a 3.2% drop in the total current dollar value of cross-border freight.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA
The nation’s manufacturing is continuing to show signs of renewed life following a downturn, while separate reports show overall moderate economic growth with existing home sales booming.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators
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