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May 10, 2017 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Eases Back from Record High

Freight Transportation Services Index, March 2012 - March 2017. Graphic: U.S. DOT

After setting a new record high, a monthly gauge of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry retreated, according to new Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Economy, Freight Index

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar’s Sass Surveys the Road Ahead for HDTX Attendees

Jeff Sass addressing attendees of first HDTX fleet networking conference.

As Navistar works to move past the mistakes of the past and looks ahead to the future, International Trucks’ Jeff Sass opened HDT’s inaugural Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange fleet networking conference in Phoenix this week with a peek at the future, from electric trucks to autonomous vehicles

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, HDTX

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

XPO Logistics Wraps Rebranding of LTL Operations in North America

XPO LTL driver and truck show off the fleet's rebranded look. Photos: XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics Inc. has completed rebranding its North American less-than-truckload business.

Tags: XPO Logistics

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Names Jeff Allen and Stefan Kurschner to its Operating Committee

Jeff Allen Photos: Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America announced the appointment of Jeff Allen and Stefan Kurschner to its operating committee.

Tags: Leadership, People, Daimler Trucks North America

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

Seven GOP Lawmakers Signal Support for Hair-Testing Truckers

Photo: FMCSA

A letter signed by seven Republican Congressmen lays out their unequivocal support of a petition calling for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to allow hair testing in lieu of urinalysis to meet drug- testing requirements for truck-driver applicants.

Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, Hair Testing, CDL

May 9, 2017 - Product News

PrePass Trucks to Get Green Light in North Dakota

Photo: Help Inc.

Help Inc., has announced that PrePass-approved trucks will soon be able to use the electronic screening technology to bypass weigh stations in North Dakota.

Tags: North Dakota, Help Inc., PrePass, Weigh-Station Bypass

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

HDT Truck Fleet Innovators: It Pays to Focus on Data and People

HDT's Deborah Lockridge and Phillips' Rob Myers discuss fleet management with Innovators honorees (l-r) Altrichter, Lo Priore, Obermeyer, and Swart. Photo: Jack Roberts

Forward-thinking fleet executives touched on a variety of hot-button topics at the Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange fleet networking conference in Phoenix, including filtering data, using specs to your advantage, and motivating technicians and drivers.

Tags: HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, HDTX, Fleet Events

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

HDT Wins Regional Azbee Award for Modern Maintenance Manager Series

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine has won a Regional Gold Award in the 2017 Azbee Awards of Excellence for last year’s editorial series on the Modern Maintenance Manager.

Tags: Awards, ASBPE

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

TCA’s Deborah Sparks Joins Wreaths Across America

Deborah Sparks Photo courtesy of TCA

Deborah Sparks, vice president of development for the Truckload Carriers Association, has announced that she will leave the organization to oversee strategic development and logistics for Wreaths Across America.

Tags: Leadership, Charity, People, TCA, Wreaths Across America

May 8, 2017 - Industry News

USA Truck Appoints Werner Hugo SVP of Trucking Operations

USA Truck has announced that Werner Hugo, formerly of 7 Hills Transport, has joined its senior leadership team as senior vice president, trucking operations.

Tags: Leadership, People, USA Truck

May 8, 2017 - Industry News

Celadon Stock in Danger of Being Delisted from NYSE

Celadon Group announced that it has been notified by the New York Stock Exchange that it has failed to meet the exchange's listing standard, which could result in the company’s stock being delisted.

Tags: Economy, Financial Report, Celadon Group, Stock

May 8, 2017 - Industry News

McLeod Software Hires Kenneth Craig as Vice President

Ken Craig Photo courtesy McLeod Software

Transportation software provider McLeod Software has expanded its senior leadership team, adding Kenneth Craig as vice president of the company.

Tags: Leadership, People, McLeod Software

May 5, 2017 - Industry News

U.S. Mayors Push For Infrastructure Task Force

Photo: U.S. Department of Transportaion

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has formed a task force on infrastructure aimed at working with President Trump and Congress to develop and pass a major infrastructure package. The task force will be headed by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Tags: Infrastructure, Mayor, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump

May 5, 2017 - Industry News

Walmart Recognizes 12 Carriers of the Year

Photo: Walmart

Walmart Transportation has recognized 12 trucking and transportation providers as the retailer's 2016 Carriers of the Year, an honor given to companies that support Walmart-owned stores and facilities.

Tags: Partnership, Awards, Walmart

May 5, 2017 - Industry News

2017 Safety & Compliance Award Nomination Deadline is Monday

2016 Safety & Compliance Award winner Kelsey Wolfe of Southern Freight Services. Photo: Chris Wolski

The deadline for Heavy Duty Trucking magazine’s 2017 Safety & Compliance Award is Monday, May 8, so get your nominations in before the end of the day.

Tags: Fleet Safety Conference, Awards, Events

May 5, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Unemployment Lowest in a Decade, Factory Orders Move Higher

Unemployment in the U.S. has fallen again, hitting its lowest level in a decade but minus any contribution from trucking in April, according to a new report released Friday. Meanwhile, a separate report shows some improvements in the nation’s struggling manufacturing sector.

Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, GDP, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Employment, Federal Reserve, Gross Domestic Product

May 5, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: ArcBest Loss Grows, P.A.M. Transportation Profit Slips

The parent company to less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight and others saw its first quarter losses grow despite healthy shipment growth and improved pricing, while a truckload carrier saw lower profits but beat expectations.

Tags: ABF, PAM Transport, ArcBest Corp., Fleet Earnings

May 4, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: YRC Worldwide 1st Quarter Loss Doubles

Financial losses for YRC Worldwide Inc., parent to both national and regional less-than-truckload carriers, more than doubled in the first quarter of the year despite a small upturn in revenue.

Tags: YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight, Fleet Earnings

May 4, 2017 - Industry News

Fleet Sentiment Report: Things Are Good, Not Great

Photo: International

The outlook of fleets in the second quarter of 2017 was generally positive, but it was not much better than in the early part of the year, according to a survey by CK Commercial Vehicle Research.

Tags: Productivity, Survey, Driver Shortage, Truck Orders, CKCVR

May 4, 2017 - Industry News

FTC Greenlights Knight-Swift Merger

Photo: Evan Lockridge

The mega-merger of Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation has moved a step closer to completion with the Federal Trade Commission granting its approval.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Swift Transportation, Knight Transportation, Knight-Swift

May 4, 2017 - Industry News

Hino Manufacturing Resets U.S. Management Structure

Logo: Hino

Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. has appointed a new management team that includes a chairman, president, and two executive vice presidents that places emphasis on North American expertise, according to the truck maker.

Tags: Hino, Promotions, Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A.

May 3, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Hold as Load Volume Gains Slightly

Graphic: DAT

The final week of any month usually means a bump in freight activity as shippers move goods prior to closing their books. However, the number of loads posted on the DAT network of load boards edged up just 2% for the the week ending April 29, according to DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

May 3, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: XPO Logistics Glows while USA Truck, Celadon Deal with Woes

One of the biggest names in trucking reported first quarter earnings this week showing it had turned its fortunes around for the better, while losses grew at another fleet and a third’s financial problems were surrounded not only by questions of its accounting practices but also about its long-term survival.

Tags: Celadon Trucking Services, Celadon Group, USA Truck, XPO Logistics, Fleet Earnings

May 3, 2017 - Industry News

Swift Campaigning Digitally for Driving Force

Photo: Swift

Swift Transportation has announced a new strategic marketing campaign called Swift’s Driving Force that's aimed at reaching new drivers by highlighting the company’s culture, size, and emphasis on people.

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Swift Transportation, Online Marketing

May 3, 2017 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Climb 4% in April

Class 8 truck orders had a solid month in April, meeting expectations and beating the previous month, according to early numbers from FTR and ACT Research.

Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR, Stifel Nicolaus

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