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August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Up, Reefer Rates Improve Slightly

The amount of freight available on one spot network moved slightly higher last week, but it was only enough to push rates up a little bit in one sector.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Werner Founder Back at the Helm

C.L. Werner

C.L. Werner was elected chairman of the carrier he founded, Werner Enterprises, after Gary Werner stepped down.

Tags: Leadership, Werner Enterprises, People

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Hits 2015 High

Source: FTR

The FTR Trucking Conditions Index for June jumped up 56% from May to a reading of 7.66, hitting the highest level of 2015 so far.

Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Spot Freight, Freight Rates

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Technology Expo is Packed with Heavy-Duty Focused Sessions

The Fleet Technology Expo in Long Beach, California, will have multiple sessions and panels for heavy-duty fleets, focusing on making the most of technology and saving money.

Tags: Fleet Technology Expo, Alternative Fuels, Events, Fuel Efficiency

August 11, 2015 - Product News

Celadon Extends Omnitracs Trailer Tracking Contract

Celadon has decided to extend its contract with Omnitracs for the company’s TT210 trailer tracking solution.

Tags: Celadon, Trailer Tracking, Omnitracs, Asset Tracking

August 11, 2015 - Industry News

Report: Cargo Thieves Hungry for Food, Drinks

A new report says when it comes to cargo thefts in the U.S., one category is seeing more interest by thieves – and it’s anything but high-tech.

Tags: Freight, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime

August 11, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Awake Over 28 Hours in Tracy Morgan Accident

The Walmart truck driver involved in a fatal crash with a limousine carrying comedian Tracy Morgan was awake for more than 28 hours prior to the crash, according to an NTSB investigation.

Tags: Accidents, New Jersey, Fatal Accidents, Fatigue, Walmart

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Hub Group President/COO Resigns

Mark Yeager

Mark Yeager resigned his position as president and chief operating officer of Hub Group effective August 8.

Tags: Leadership, Intermodal, People, Hub Group

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: XPO Logistics, Echo Global Logistics

Two varied freight transportation and logistics providers recently reported second quarter earnings, with one showing a big leap in business following two purchases while the other moved into the red, but only slightly.

Tags: Economy, XPO Logistics, Echo Global Logistics, Fleet Earnings

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Appoints Vice President of Truck Financial

Goodale Photo: Daimler

Daimler has appointed Steven Goodale as vice president of Daimler Truck Financial. Prior to the appointment, Goodale was the managing director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services in Australia and New Zealand.

Tags: Leadership, People, Daimler Truck Financial

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Hornady Transportation Merges with Daseke

Hornady Transportation's fleet of 230 late-model tractors and 325 flatbed trailers run east of the Rocky Mountains from the company's terminal in Birmingham.

Hornady Transportation of Monroeville, Ala., is the latest flatdeck carrier to join forces with Daseke Inc., an Addison, Texas, company that has over the past several years built up what it says is the largest company-owned fleet of flatbed, open-deck and specialty trucking capacity in North America.

Tags: Flatbeds, Mergers & Acquisitions, Daseke Inc., Hornady Transportation

August 7, 2015 - Industry News

Truckstop.com Announces Connected 2015 User Conference

Truckstop.com will be holding its inaugural Connected 2015 user conference from Nov. 9-11 in Dallas, Texas.

Tags: Conference, Events, Freight, Truckstop.com

August 7, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Trucking, Overall Employment Improve

As for-hire trucking employment hit its highest level in more than eight years, total non-farm employment in the U.S. increased by 215,000 jobs while the unemployment rate remained unchanged.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment

August 6, 2015 - Industry News

Nadeau Confirmed as FHWA Administrator

Greg Nadeau Photo: FHWA

The Senate unanimously confirmed Greg Nadeau as Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration on August 5.

Tags: U.S. Senate, FHWA

August 6, 2015 - Industry News

Senator: Hike Fuel Tax 4 Cents a Year for 4 Years

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) Image: Carper<br />

Sen. Tom Carper contends all that’s needed to restore the Highway Trust Fund is to raise federal fuel taxes by four cents a year for four years and then index the rates to inflation from then on.

Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, U.S. Congress, U.S. Senate

August 6, 2015 - Industry News

Former Southwest Airlines CFO Joins Daseke Board

(From the left) Laura Wright is the newest independent member to be elected to the board of directors of Daseke Inc. (Also pictured) Ron Gafford, Scott Wheeler, Don Daseke, Brian Bonner and Tom Hund. Photo via Daseke

Former Southwest Airlines chief financial officer Laura H. Wright has been elected to Daseke’s board of directors.

Tags: Leadership, People, Southwest Airlines, Daseke Inc.

August 6, 2015 - Industry News

Knight Orders Silver VNL Trucks for 25th Anniversary

Knight Transportation chose to mark its 25th anniversary with silver Volvo VNL 670 models featuring special anniversary decals. Photo courtesy of Volvo

Knight Transportation has selected Volvo Trucks to supply 38 specially decorated Volvo VNL 670 models to recognize the company’s 25th anniversary.

Tags: Volvo, Company Anniversaries, Knight Transportation

August 6, 2015 - Industry News

Celadon Settles Discrimination Lawsuit for $200,000

Celadon Trucking Services has agreed in a consent decree to pay $200,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Tags: Americans with Disabilities Act, Celadon, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma Agree to Alliance

Photo via Northwest Seaport Alliance

The ports of Seattle and Tacoma voted Aug. 4 to formally launch the Northwest Seaport Alliance, which unifies the cargo operations of the two Northwest ports in a bid to attract more cargo to the region.

Tags: Ports, Mergers & Acquisitions, Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma, Intermodal

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Fail to Follow Recovery in Freight Volume

The number of spot market loads available on DAT's network of load boards increased 3.8% for the week ending Aug. 1 compared to the previous seven days, as truck capacity fell by 2.7%.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

Phase 2 GHG Public Hearing Scheduled

EPA and NHTSA will hold a public hearing on Aug. 6 in Chicago for the proposed Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles.

Tags: Regulations, EPA, NHTSA, Greenhouse Gas

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Job Gains Moderate, Service Sector Jumps

Even as service sector growth surged in July, a lackluster employment report is leading to more speculation on whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its September meeting.

Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing, Employment

August 4, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Upgrading Crashworthiness of 2016 F-150

Photos of crash-testing of the crew cab (left) and extended cab models of the 2015 F-150 courtesy of IIHS.

The 2016 Ford F-150 will offer increased driver crash protection from the 2015 model, after the extended-cab model didn't earn the top safety rating in an insurance industry crash test, a spokesman told Automotive Fleet.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Pickup Trucks, 2016-MY, IIHS, Crash Tests

August 4, 2015 - Industry News

N.Y/N.J. Ports Set Record Pace for Cargo Volume

Photo: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Cargo volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey hit a record pace during the first six months of 2015.

Tags: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Ports, Containers, Freight Volume

August 4, 2015 - Industry News

Survey Asks Industry to Rank Top Concerns

The American Transportation Research Institute has launched its 2015 Top Industry Issues Survey, which ranks the trucking industry’s biggest concerns.

Tags: Survey, ATRI, Industry Concerns

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