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July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Innova Acquires Telematics Provider

Innova Electronics Corporation has acquired Aftermarket Telematics Technologies, LLC and will now be able to offer a full suite of aftermarket parts and services.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Innova Electronics

July 6, 2016 - Product News

TMW Launches Cloud-Based Business Intelligence Solutions

TMW Systems has launched software-as-a-service versions of its Data Warehouse, Data Warehouse Explorer and Visual Analytics solutions that offer business intelligence and analytics for for-hire and private fleets.

Tags: SaaS, TMW Systems, Analytics, Big Data

July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Post Weekly, Monthly Gains

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

July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Demand Hits 4-Year Low

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

July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Large Truckload Fleets See 13% Drop in Turnover

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 Adds Trailer & Cargo Tracking Solution

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

NHTSA: Traffic Deaths Up 7.7%

Image: Minnesota DOT; photo by Julie Bottolfson

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

UShip Signs Exclusive Contract with DB Schenker to Automate Road Freight

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

ATA Announces Chris Spear to Succeed Graves as President

Chris Spear will head up American Trucking Associations, succeeding Bill Graves. Photo: ATA

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

July 1, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Continues Improving, Construction Falls

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

Chevin Adds Asset Tracking to FleetWave

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 Opens Baltimore Terminal

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

Iowa Spreads the Word About Trucking

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

June 29, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Stay in Place

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.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

June 29, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Spending Fueling Better Overall Growth

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

America’s Highways Turn 60, Need Major Facelift

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

June 28, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: GDP Growth Improves Just Slightly

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

Panama Canal Opens Larger Locks; Impact on U.S. Logistics Unclear

The container vessel COSCO Shipping Panama made the inaugural transit of the expanded Panama Canal on Sunday, June 26, after a 14-day journey. It has a container carrying capacity of 9,472 TEUs. Photo: Panama Canal

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

McLeod's PowerBroker Integrates Truckstop.com Insurance Information

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

FAA Releases Rule for Small Commercial Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration has finalized its first operational rules for the “routine commercial use” of small drones.

Tags: Commercial Drones, Drones, FAA

June 24, 2016 - Industry News

Trailers Orders Down 14% in May

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

June 24, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Business Investment Sinks as Durable Orders Decline

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

Philly to Restrict Truck Access During Democratic Convention

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

June 23, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Garners Assist in Court Fight over ELD Rule

Image: U.S. Seventh District Court of Appeals

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

June 23, 2016 - Industry News

Verizon-Telogis Deal Creates Top Telematics Unit

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

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