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May 26, 2017 - Industry News

Fleets Bear the Pain in Glut Market for Used Trucks

A classic glut has created a buyer's market for good quality, low-mileage Class 8 tractors. Photo: Ritchie Bros.

Industry experts say a glut of used trucks remains on the market and, in extreme cases, some fleets actually owe more for equipment than it is now worth on the secondary market.

Tags: Fleet Management, Used Vehicle Sales, Equipment Issues, Used Truck Sales

May 25, 2017 - Industry News

XPO Opens Logistics Hub to Support Lifestyle Beauty Brand

Photo courtesy XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics announced the opening of a third regional distribution center in Camp Hill, Penn., to support specialty retailer European Wax Center.

Tags: New Facility, 3PL, XPO Logistics, Distribution Centers

May 25, 2017 - Industry News

Memorial Day Brings Rise in Cargo Theft, Reminds CargoNet

CargoNet has issued its annual reminder that cargo theft activity often increases around Memorial Day weekend and is once again offering common sense tips to avoid becoming a victim.

Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, CargoNet

May 25, 2017 - Industry News

House Bills Seek to Ease Veterans’ Path into Trucking

Photo: United States Navy

Acting in bipartisan fashion, as it often does, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved two bills on May 24 intended to make it easier for military personnel and veterans to obtain Commercial Driver Licenses.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Veterans, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

May 24, 2017 - Industry News

USA Truck Brings on New Chief Technology Officer

USA Truck has announced another leadership change, naming Kim Littlejohn as a vice president and chief technology officer.

Tags: Leadership, People, USA Truck

May 24, 2017 - Industry News

XPO Logistics Offers Free Tuition and Income via Driving Schools

XPO veteran LTL driver Antoine Seegars is one of the company’s driving school instructors.  XPO’s LTL unit operates the schools at over 80 locations in the U.S. Photo: XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics is offering prospective truck drivers free tuition, part-time work and an opportunity for a full-time job with the company through its network of commercial driving schools.

Tags: CDL, Driver Training, Recruiting, XPO Logistics, Truck Driving Schools

May 24, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Van, Flatbed Freight Rates Rebound Slightly

National average spot truckload rates for van and flatbed freight rose during the week ending May 20 while the refrigerated freight rate remained at its highest mark since January, reported freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

May 24, 2017 - Industry News

Federal Court Rules Against XPO in Driver Misclassification Case

Photo: Port of Long Beach

A federal district court judge has issued a judgment in favor of five port and rail truck drivers against XPO Cartage in a driver misclassification lawsuit, awarding the drivers nearly $1 million in reimbursement and legal fees.

Tags: Lawsuits, Department of Labor, Ports, Driver Pay, Legal, Independent Contractors

May 24, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Existing and New Home Sales Slow

Sales of both existing and new homes fell in April, according to two separate reports, as the nation’s home supply continues tightening.

Tags: Economy, Home Sales

May 23, 2017 - Industry News

War of Words Erupts Over Trump's Call to Allow Interstate Tolls

A 39-word statement in a just-released six-page “fact sheet” on President Trump’s “infrastructure initiative” within his overall budget proposal has brought the toll vs. no-toll contenders out swinging.

Tags: Tolls, Highway Funding, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump, Toll Management

May 23, 2017 - Industry News

Michigan Adds Connected Car Upgrades to I-75

Michigan is emerging as one of the leaders in vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle communications research and adoption. Image courtesy of U.S. DOT.

3M is supplying special lane markings, signage and dedicated short-range communication devices for installation on a stretch of I-75.

Tags: Connected Vehicle Technology, V2I, Safety, Michigan DOT

May 23, 2017 - Industry News

ATA April Truck Tonnage Drops for Third Month

Source: ATA

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire-Truck Tonnage Index slid 2.5% in April, marking the third straight month of declines.

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

May 23, 2017 - Product News

Ryder's NaviShare Platform Offers Visibility into Loads and Capacity

Image via Ryder System

Ryder System has launched a new cloud-based platform, called NaviShare, to provide real-time shipment visibility, predictive alerts, and exception handling, routing, and analytics.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Ryder System, Asset Tracking

May 23, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: May Manufacturing Activity Eases, Says Preliminary Report

A surge seen early this year in the nation’s manufacturing sector continued to lose steam this month, hitting an eight-month low.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Manufacturing, Gross Domestic Product

May 23, 2017 - Industry News

Cross Border Freight Value Jumps Nearly 11%

U.S.-NAFTA freight value percent change from the previous year. Graphic: U.S. DOT

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its next door neighbor countries has spiked as all five major transportation modes carried more cargo in March compared to the year before, according to new Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA, Railroads

May 22, 2017 - Product News

Gorilla Safety App Supports Fleets Using AOBRDs

Photo: Gorilla Safety

Gorilla Safety has announced that its mobile app now includes automatic onboard recording device integration to help fleets as they transition to meet the impending electronic logging device mandate.

Tags: ELDs, Mobile Apps, ELD Mandate, AOBRD

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

Private Fleet Awards $1.8M to its Safest Drivers

Photo courtesy of Love's Travel Stops

Gemini Motor Transport, the fuel hauling fleet for Love’s Travel Stops, has awarded $1.8 million in bonuses to 78 of its safest drivers.

Tags: Awards, Love's Travel Stops, Safe Driving, Driver Retention

May 22, 2017 - Product News

Noregon Launches Scalable Data Analytics Service

Image via Noregon

Noregon has announced the debut of its scalable Data Analytics service to help businesses turn raw data into usable information for improving operations.

Tags: Telematics, Analytics, Noregon Systems, Data Analysis

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Replaces CEO Fields With Mobility Head Hackett

Photo of Jim Hackett courtesy of Ford.

Ford has replaced CEO Mark Fields with Jim Hackett, who has led its mobility business unit for the past year. Ford views Hackett as a "transformational business leader" as it seeks to boost profit amid investor pressure.

Tags: Ford, C-Suite, Promotions, Mobility, Automotive Executives

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

In Observance of Memorial Day

For the Memorial Day holiday, we are presenting a special version of our daily newsletter that is filled with the most popular online articles from the past few months.

Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

May 19, 2017 - Industry News

Harbor Trucking Association to Host Drayage Summit

Image via Harbor Trucking Association

The Harbor Trucking Association is hosting its first Technology in Drayage Summit on June 28 at The Reef in Long Beach, Calif.

Tags: Events, Ports, Drayage

May 18, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Trucks' Slagle is Bullish on Class 8 Truck Market

Mack exectives (l-r) John Walsh, Jonathan Randall, and Denny Slagle. Photo: David Cullen

The head of Mack Trucks regards the state of the heavy-duty truck market as solid. “Everyone in the industry has succeeded in bringing inventory down to safe levels,” Dennis Slagle, president of Mack Trucks and Volvo Group executive vice president, said at a May 18 media briefing.

Tags: Truck Sales, Mack Trucks

May 18, 2017 - Industry News

HDT Wins National Gold Award in the Azbees for Modern Maintenance Manager Series

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

Tags: Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, ASBPE

May 18, 2017 - Industry News

American Trucking Associations Seeks LEAD Applicants

ATA is searching for a class of diverse industry leaders looking to grow their careers and meet other trucking professionals with ambition.

Tags: ATA, Leadership

May 18, 2017 - Industry News

Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Aims to Fund Projects Through Loans

Logo via BRIDGE Act Summary

While details on President Trump’s $1 trillion Infrastructure plan may still be weeks away, two senators, Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), have introduced a bipartisan infrastructure funding plan.

Tags: Legislation, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding, U.S. Congress, Donald Trump

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