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December 30, 2016 - Industry News

Southern Refrigerated Transport Names Senior VP of Administration

Billy Cartright Photo via Southern Refrigerated Transport

Billy Cartright has joined the executive team at Southern Refrigerated Transport, filling the role of senior vice president of administration at the company.

Tags: Leadership, People, Southern Refrigerated Transport

December 30, 2016 - Industry News

Is Amazon Planning a Flying Warehouse?

Photo: Amazon

An Amazon patent filing surfaced on Dec. 28 describing an airborne fulfillment center for the company’s drone delivery system, according to a report by CNBC.

Tags: Amazon.com, Patents, Commercial Drones, Drones, Last Mile Delivery

December 30, 2016 - Industry News

HDT’s Most Popular Photo Galleries of 2016

Photo courtesy of Shell Rotella

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine brought its readers colorful photos from around the country in 2016, showing new vehicles, industry events, truck beauty contests, and a particularly important Christmas Tree.

Tags: Photo Gallery, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, 2016

December 29, 2016 - Industry News

HDT's Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

Photo via U.S. Department of Transportation

In addition to Heavy Duty Trucking magazine's news coverage of the trucking industry, our editors also provided commentary to give insight and context to 2016's stories, both big and small.

Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Blogs, 2016

December 29, 2016 - Industry News

Toll Bridge Offers New Routing Option for Truckers Crossing Ohio River

The Lewis and Clark Bridge Photo: Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project

A new routing option has opened for truckers in the Midwest with the State Road 265 bridge across the Ohio River between Kentucky and Indiana, known formerly as the East End bridge and now renamed the Lewis and Clark Bridge.

Tags: Tolls, Indiana, Kentucky, Bridges

December 29, 2016 - Industry News

Report Finds Fleet Telematics Adoption Steadily Increasing

Western states saw the highest telematics adoption rates in the survey.

Telematics adoption has crept up to 44% and is as high as 78% in the utility fleet industry, according to a new report by GPS Insight and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine publisher Bobit Business Media.

Tags: Telematics, Bobit Business Media, GPS Insight, Survey

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Powers Heaviest Rose Parade Float with Lucy Pet Products

Photo courtesy of Ford

The record-breaking float, powered by a 6.8L V-10 engine, is more than 125 feet long and 137,000 pounds.

Tags: Ford

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

HDT's Most Popular News Stories of 2016

Photo: Tom Berg

In 2016, the trucking industry saw several major news stories play out on a near daily basis. Major updates to emissions regulations, the end of Cat Truck, and, of course, the presidential election all caught the attention of our readers in a big way this year.

Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, 2016

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

HDT's Most Popular Articles of 2016

Photo: Jim Park

In 2016 Heavy Duty Trucking magazine covered several major issues affecting the trucking industry including the ELD mandate, overtime rules, driver retention and many others.

Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, 2016

December 27, 2016 - Industry News

Daseke Agrees to Merger Worth $626 million

Daseke, a flatbed, open-deck and specialty trucking company, has agreed to a $626 million merger agreement with Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp., which will make it a publicly traded company.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Flatbed, Daseke Inc.

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

Schneider Files Paperwork Preparing to Go Public

Schneider National Inc. has filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission in preparation for going public with an initial public stock offering of up to $100 million.

Tags: IPO, Schneider

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

Private Equity Firm Buys Utah-Based Refrigerated Carriers

KJM Capital, an Orlando, Fla.-based private equity firm, has acquired refrigerated carriers Interide Transport and Blue Sky Logistics in separate transactions.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Food and Beverage Fleets, Refrigerated Trailers

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

NATSO Training Course Focuses on Aiding Drivers in Distress

The NATSO Foundation truckstop trade association has launched an online course designed to promote highway safety by teaching truckstop owners, operators, and employees how to help drivers in physical, emotional, or financial distress.

Tags: Online Training, Truckstops, NATSO, Driver Wellness

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Overall Growth Revised Higher, Business Investment Up

The economy expanded more than previously estimated in the third quarter, and separate reports offered up some relatively positive economic news just in time for the holidays.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Durable Goods, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators, Personal Income, Gross Domestic Product

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: FedEx Profit Edges Higher Hitting $700 Million

Parcel delivery and trucking company FedEx Corp. this week reported a net profit of $700 million for its fiscal second quarter, missing Wall Street expectations.

Tags: FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, Fleet Earnings, TNT, FedEx

December 21, 2016 - Industry News

Modagrafics to Market Blackberry Radar Asset Tracking

Image:Modagrafics

Modagrafics has announced signing a sales agent agreement with Blackberry to market the Blackberry Radar asset tracking system to fleet owners.

Tags: Blackberry, Marketing, BlackBerry Radar

December 21, 2016 - Industry News

EMA to Work with EPA on Proposed Diesel NOx Rule for 2024

EPA said its new proposed rule to further reduce diesel NOx emissions by 2024 was spurred by several state and city petitions from around the country. Photo: Jim Park

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will begin work on a new proposed rule aimed at setting lower standards for NOx diesel emissions from heavy-duty diesel engines beginning in model year 2024.

Tags: CARB, EPA, NOx, EMA

December 21, 2016 - Industry News

ERoad Sponsors Truckers Against Trafficking

Truckers Against Trafficking is a non-profit organization that works with law enforcement agencies and trucking companies to train drivers to recognize and report signs of human trafficking.

Tags: Truckers Against Trafficking, ERoad

December 21, 2016 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Sales Rise Slightly

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales saw an unexpected bump in November, recording a 1% increase compared to the previous month, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

December 20, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Orders Rebound

Class 8 net orders increased in November following heavy cancellations in the previous month, according to final numbers from ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

December 20, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Shows Significant Increase

Source: ATA

The American Truck Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index spiked 8.2% in November, recovering from a slight 0.3% dip in the month before.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index

December 20, 2016 - Press Release

Noregon Names VP of Sales, COO

Gilliam

Noregon has promoted Shane Gilliam to vice president of sales and Tim Bigwood to chief operating officer, Noregon founder and CEO Bill Hathaway has announced.

Tags: Noregon Systems, C-Suite, Promotions

December 20, 2016 - Industry News

Love’s Set Company Record Opening Stores in 2016

Photo: Love's Travel Stops

Love’s Travel Stops set a company store-opening record in 2016 by adding 47 new stores to its network of locations in 40 states.

Tags: New Facility, Love's Travel Stops, Truck Stops

December 16, 2016 - Industry News

Dry Van Surge Powers Trailer Orders Past Expectations

Photo: Tom Berg

Trailer orders in November beat expectations by a wide margin due in part to large orders placed by large fleets, according to the latest trailer numbers from analysts at FTR and ACT Research.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, FTR, Trailer Orders

December 16, 2016 - Industry News

State, Local Violations Top List of Citations in Safe Driver Week

State and local moving violations were the most common citations given to commercial vehicle drivers during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week.

Tags: Driver Behavior, Traffic Violations, Citation, Operation Safe Driver, CVSA

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