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November 8, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA’s Jefferson Named 2017 Influential Woman in Trucking

Daphne Jefferson Photo: FMCSA

Daphne Jefferson, deputy administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has been presented the seventh annual Influential Woman in Trucking award by the Women In Trucking Association and Freightliner Trucks.

Tags: FMCSA, Leadership, Awards, People, Women in Trucking

November 8, 2017 - Industry News

Women in Trucking, TranStrategy Partners Offer Professional Development Certification

The Women In Trucking Association and TranStrategy Partners have launched a Professional Development Certification program for association members.

Tags: Training, Women in Trucking Association, Women in Fleet Management, Women in Trucking, Professional Development, Women Drivers

November 7, 2017 - Industry News

Bulldog Driver Pay Hike Includes Guaranteed Minimum Salary

With Phil Byrd, president of Bulldog Hiway Express (second from right) are senior drivers (left to right), Robert Gibbs, Timothy Smith,and Gerald Waring. Photo courtesy of Bulldog Hiway Express

Bulldog Hiway Express, a Daseke company, has announced a driver-compensation program called Salary Plus thatincludes a guaranteed minimum salary of $1,000 a week in its flatbed division.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Daseke Inc., Bulldog

November 7, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Executing Full-Court Press to Pass GOP Tax Plan

ATA's Spear Photo: Evan Lockridge

The American Trucking Associations appears committed to leaving no stone unturned in its quest to see the tax-reform plan introduced on Capitol Hill on Nov. 2 passed into law and signed by President Trump.

Tags: Taxes, American Trucking Associations, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

November 7, 2017 - Industry News

UPS is Latest to Join Blockchain Group

UPS has joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance, stating that it sees a need to create industry standards and protocols to enable blockchain platforms to operate together with established technologies.

Tags: UPS, Logistics, Blockchain, Blockchain in Trucking Alliance

November 7, 2017 - Industry News

Brake Safety Day Placed Over 1,000 Vehicles Out of Service

The results from September’s Brake Safety Day inspection event, organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, show that 1,064 vehicles were placed out of service due to brake-related violations.

Tags: Inspections, Brake Safety Week, ABS, CVSA, Air Brakes, Air Disc Brakes

November 7, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Schneider National Profits Hit by Costs, Hurricanes

Trucking giant Schneider National Inc. on Tuesday reported increased costs and severe weather in parts of the country kept its third quarter profit from rising significantly when compared to a year earlier.

Tags: Schneider National, Fleet Earnings

November 6, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Knight-Swift Affected by Merger Costs, Driver Shortage

Truckload and logistics provider Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. released third quarter earnings on Monday that showed a big drop in profit compared to a year ago, but the numbers do not paint an entirely accurate picture following the merger of the two truckload companies.

Tags: Swift Transportation, Knight Transportation, Fleet Earnings, Knight-Swift

November 6, 2017 - Industry News

NATSO Opposes Commercialized Rest Areas in Arizona

Photo: Office of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey

NATSO, a national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, has come out against the Governor of Arizona's push to commercialize rest areas along interstate highways.

Tags: Arizona, Truckstops, NATSO, Rest Areas

November 3, 2017 - Industry News

Perry, Gross to Leave FTR Transportation Intelligence

Noël Perry (left) and Larry Gross speaking at the FTR Transportation Conference. Photo: Evan Lockridge

FTR Transportation Intelligence has announced the conclusion of its business relationships with Noël Perry, principle of Transportation Economics, and Lawrence Gross, president of Gross Transportation Consulting.

Tags: Economy, People, FTR, Market Analysis

November 3, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Alliance Clarifies Stance on Advanced Safety Technologies

Photo: Evan Lockridge

The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as the Trucking Alliance, has released an addendum to a statement it issued on Nov. 1 that endorses a new study on truck safety conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Study.

Tags: AAA, The Trucking Alliance, Advanced Safety Technology

November 3, 2017 - Industry News

USA Truck Joins American Trucking Associations

Photo: USA Truck

The American Trucking Associations announced that USA Truck Inc. has joined the industry group as its latest member.

Tags: ATA, USA Truck, American Trucking Associations, Associations

November 3, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Employment Recovers from Previous Month, Factory Orders Strong

Employers added another 261,000 non-farm jobs to the nation’s payrolls in October, but none were from trucking, according to a Labor Department report. A separate report showed another good month for the nation’s factories.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments

November 3, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: ArcBest Rises, YRC Plummets, USA Ekes Out Profit

Trucking and logistics provider ArcBest reported third quarter numbers showing net income improved a little more than 14.5% to $14.8 million, or 56 cents per share, 2 cents below Wall Street expectations.

Tags: USA Truck, ABF, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight, ArcBest Corp., Fleet Earnings

November 2, 2017 - Industry News

Clean Air Action Plan Approved by SoCal Ports

Photo: Port of Long Beach

The Clean Air Action Plan, which seeks to aggressively reduce emissions at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, has been approved by the harbor commissions of both ports.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports

November 2, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA to Tap Louisiana's Gautreaux as Deputy Administrator

Cathy Gautreaux Photo: Louisiana Motor Transport Association

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to soon name Louisiana Motor Transport Association Executive Director Cathy Gautreaux as the agency’s next deputy administrator, according to an industry source.

Tags: FMCSA, Louisiana Motor Transport Association, People

November 2, 2017 - Industry News

Whitewood Transport Selected to Haul Capitol Christmas Tree

Kenworth T680 Advantage with U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Truck decal design. Image: Kenworth

Whitewood Transport of Billings, Mont., has been selected to transport the 2017 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree using a specially designed Kenworth T680 Advantage.

Tags: Kenworth, Montana, T680, Capitol Christmas Tree, Christmas

November 2, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: XPO Sets Record High; C.H. Robinson, Hub Group Post Declines

Trucking and logistics provider XPO Logistics Inc. on Wednesday reported income and revenue hit a record-high of any quarter during the third quarter of 2017. C.H. Robinson and Hub Group, however, did not fare as well.

Tags: XPO Logistics, C.H. Robinson, Hub Group, Fleet Earnings

November 2, 2017 - Industry News

TRALA Affirms Effort to Prevent Truck Attacks

Image: TRALA

In the wake of a terrorist aiming a rented pickup truck down a bike path in an attack that killed 8 persons and injured another 12 in Manhattan on Halloween, the Truck Rental and Leasing Association has stated that it continues to “stand with all law enforcement in doing everything we can to prevent the misuse of trucks to do harm.”

Tags: TRALA, Truck Rental, Terrorism, Security

November 1, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Alliance Adopts AAA Advanced Safety Tech Recommendations

Photo: Maverick Transportation

The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, commonly known as the Trucking Alliance, announced that its carrier members must use four truck-safety technologies that the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has concluded are critical to reducing large truck crashes and saving lives.

Tags: The Trucking Alliance, Safety, Air Disc Brakes, AAA, Hair Testing, In-Vehicle Video, Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

November 1, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Nominee Martinez Committed to ELD Rule

Martinez

President Trump’s nominee for Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said in Senate testimony that he will not delay implementation of the electronic logging device mandate that starts to kick in on Dec. 18, less than seven weeks from now.

Tags: ELDs, ELD Mandate, FMCSA, Donald Trump, Telematics

November 1, 2017 - Industry News

TCA Program to Teach Carriers About Insurance

The Truckload Carriers Association and the Motor Carrier Insurance Education Foundation launched a certification program dedicated to improving insurance performance, called the Motor Carrier Insurance Risk Management Program.

Tags: Training, Insurance, TCA

November 1, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Slip But Stay High

Graphic: DAT

The availability of spot truckload freight dipped 1.8% while the number of trucks posted fell 2.4% during the week ending Oct. 28, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 1, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Keeps Expanding but Construction Uneven

The nation’s manufacturing sector continued growing over an array of industries last month, though there is a bit of disagreement as to how fast it is expanding, following the release of two reports.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Manufacturing, Construction Spending, Gross Domestic Product

November 1, 2017 - Industry News

Intermodal Surges in Third Quarter, Volume Hits Record High

Graphic: IANA

Total intermodal freight volumes climbed 6.3% year-over-year in the third quarter for the strongest growth rate in over three years, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).

Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Freight

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