November 3, 2016 - Industry News
Nikola Motor Company is on track to unveil its flagship product, the Nikola One electric Class 8 truck, at a launch event on Dec. 1, 2016.
Tags: Hydrogen, Hybrid Trucks, Nikola Motor Company
November 2, 2016 - Industry News
While many trucking operations have reported lower third quarter profits during this earnings season, there were two exceptions on Wednesday.
Tags: Economy, Roadrunner Transportation, XPO Logistics, Fleet Earnings
November 2, 2016 - Product News
Telogis is adding a number of extensions to its Telogis Mobile Resource Management software platform designed to optimize and automate processes.
Tags: Mobile Resource Management, Telogis, Telogis Latitude
Startup company XYpper is joining the increasingly crowded “Uber for trucking” online freight-matching field, officially launching its new app and web-based system for carriers and shippers.
Tags: Freight, Brokers, Load Board, Freight Uberization, XYpper
While several trucking lobbies are applauding the court ruling that upholds a Congressional mandate to require electronic logging devices, the association that had sued to overturn the pending ELD rule has not yet given up the fight.
Tags: ATA, OOIDA, TCA, ELD, The Trucking Alliance, ELD Rule
Uber-for-trucking startup Convoy has struck a multi-year deal with consumer goods giant Unilever to move the company's goods through its online freight-matching service.
Tags: Unilever, Load Board, Uber, Freight Uberization, Convoy
The Ratto Group says existing vehicles are being equipped with Wrightspeed’s Route heavy-duty powertrain consisting of a turbine engine, generator, battery pack and electronic controls.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, Turbine Truck Engines, Hybrid Trucks, Wrightspeed
While the number of available spot market loads fell and rates showed only little improvement in the final week of October, freight volume during the month was better than a year ago, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
November 1, 2016 - Industry News
Kevin Fisher has joined the Volvo Group as its national account lease manager for the Northeast Region, the company has announced.
Tags: Volvo, New Hire, Aramark, Mack Trucks
A 30-day extension of the public comment period for a proposed truck speed-limiter rule was announced today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Tags: FMCSA, Speed Limiter, NHTSA
New economic reports show the nation’s manufacturing sector continues improving along with consumer spending-- the latest signs the overall economy is gaining traction-- while a separate report shows construction activity has eased, but only just a bit.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Consumer Spending, Construction Spending
October 31, 2016 - Industry News
A federal appellate court has upheld the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s electronic logging device mandate, which now remains on track to go into effect starting on Dec. 18, 2017.
Tags: OOIDA, Electronic Logging Devices, Court Ruling, ELD Mandate
U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck sales declined over a three-month period from June to August, according to the latest quarterly report from ACT Research.
Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels
October 31, 2016 - Global News
Scania is teaming up with McNeilus to showcase its first concrete mixer trucks for the Mexican market.
Tags: Mexico, Scania, Construction Fleets, McNeilus
October 28, 2016 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations' Safety Management Council recognized fleets, drivers and safety directors for their contributions to fleet safety at the Safety, Security and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition in Oklahoma City.
Tags: ATA, Awards, Safety Management Council
Rather than wait for a rulemaking, several major motor carriers have petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for exemptions that would allow them to use hair-testing in lieu of urinalysis to comply with pre-employment drug testing regulations for truck drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Drug Testing, Truckload Carriers Association, The Trucking Alliance, Hair Testing
Longtime employees of TransForce’s new acquisition in Joplin, Mo., are proudly digging out their old CFI shirts, as the company founded in 1951 as Contract Freighters Inc. goes back to its roots and its name under its new ownership.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, TransForce, XPO Logistics, CFI
BlackBerry Limited, a global software provider, announced its end-to-end asset tracking solution, BlackBerry Radar, has been deployed with Caravan Transport Group Inc.
Tags: Radar, BlackBerry Limited, BlackBerry Radar, Caravan Transport, Transportation Fleets
Growth in the U.S. economy accelerated in the third quarter of the year, posting its biggest gain in two years, according to Commerce Department numbers released Friday morning. However, a separate report shows consumer confidence slipped.
Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, GDP, Consumer Sentiment, Gross Domestic Product
While there were slightly more loads and trucks on the spot market during the week ending Oct. 22, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards, rates moved little from the week before.
October 27, 2016 - Industry News
XPO Logistics Inc. (NYSE: XPO) announced Thursday that it has sold its truckload business to Canada's growing trucking concern TransForce Inc. (TSX: TFI) for approximately $558 million in cash.
Tags: Con-way Truckload, Mergers & Acquisitions, TransForce, XPO Logistics
Earnings for the parent of the mainly less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight and others turned in a smaller third quarter numbers late Thursday, while one logistics operator also reported its profit is down from a year ago.
Tags: Economy, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight, Fleet Earnings, Universal Logistics Holdings
Third-party transportation and logistics providers Sunteck Transport Group and TTS Holdings have merged to create a single $1 billion dollar company.
Tags: 3PL, Mergers & Acquisitions, Multimodal
October 27, 2016 - Product News
Truckstop.com has released its integrated Load Tracking solution with the company’s freight-matching marketplace and a new mobile app for carriers called Truckstop Mobile.
Tags: Freight, Load Board, Asset Tracking, Truckstop.com
Netradyne added three new artificial intelligence deep-learning features to its Driveri platform, including Traffic Light Detection, Relative Speed Determination and Pedestrian Identification.
Tags: Camera System, In-Vehicle Video, Netradyne
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