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November 13, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Daseke Returns to Profitability in Third Quarter

Flatbed and specialized trucking company operator Daseke Inc. moved back into the black during the third quarter after reporting a loss during the same time in 2016.

Tags: Fleet Earnings, Daseke Inc.

November 10, 2017 - Industry News

NTSB to Investigate Latest Autonomous Vehicle Crash

NTSB will investigate the latest autonomous vehicle crash, which occured the first day on the job for this AAA/Keolis electric van. Photo: Twitter

Despite human error appearing to be the cause of the crash of an autonomous shuttle van in Las Vegas earlier this week, the National Transportation Safety Board is sending investigators to look at the accident more closely, according to a report by Reuters News Agency.

Tags: AAA, NTSB, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Safety

November 10, 2017 - Industry News

DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

Image: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

The Department of Transportation plans to add four prescription opioids – hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone – to the existing DOT drug-testing panel for screening truck drivers and other "safety-sensitive" transportation workers. This final rule is to take effect on Jan. 1.

Tags: Drug Testing, Drugged Driving, U.S. DOT, Opioids, Drivers, Safety & Compliance

November 10, 2017 - Industry News

Former Pilot Flying J Employees Take the Stand in Fraud Trial

Former members of the Pilot Flying J sales staff took the stand this week to give testimony in the Pilot Flying J fraud case against four accused former executives of the company.

Tags: Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Trial

November 10, 2017 - Industry News

NTEA Now an Accredited Provider for Continuing Education

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded NTEA the industry-respected Accredited Provider status. Workforce development will continue to be a priority for NTEA.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Continuing Education, IACET

November 10, 2017 - Industry News

Kenworth T680 Advantage Transports Christmas Tree to U.S. Capitol

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is 76 years old and weighed in at harvest at about 15,000 pounds. Transporting the tree to Washington D.C. is a Kenworth T680 Advantage. Photo by James Edward Mills/Choose Outdoors

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is 76 years old and weighed in at harvest at about 15,000 pounds, according to Sandi Mason, the U.S. Forest Service’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree project leader.

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

November 9, 2017 - Industry News

EPA Issues Proposal to Pull Glider Kits from GHG/MPG Rule

A  new glider kit fitted with an old engine. Photo: Tom Berg

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposed rule on Nov. 9 that would repeal emission requirements for glider vehicles, glider engines, and glider kits.

Tags: Emissions, EPA, Emissions Reduction, Glider Kits, GHG Phase 2

November 8, 2017 - Industry News

Only Fuel Tax Hike Can Deliver on Infrastructure Promise, ATRI Says

Photo: Jim Park

It will take nothing less than an increase in the federal tax on motor fuels if President Trump’s vision for a trillion-dollar investment in the nation’s infrastructure is ever to be realized. That’s the stark conclusion of a new report just issued by the American Transportation Research Institute.

Tags: ATA, Fuel Tax, Highway Funding, ATRI, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump

November 8, 2017 - Industry News

LeasePlan to Offer MapAnything Apps for Fleet Telematics

Logo: LeasePlan

LeasePlan USA will roll out a telematics offering to fleets under a new partnership with geo-productivity software provider MapAnything that will offer integration of contact management, OnStar, and an electronic logging device application, according to the fleet management company.

Tags: Telematics, Productivity, Fleet Management Companies, LeasePlan, MapAnything, Mobile Apps

November 8, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Market Volume Jumps, Rates Move Higher

The availability of spot truckload freight gained 4.8% and the number of trucks posted slipped 3.2%, while rates remained unseasonably high, for the week ending Nov. 4, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 8, 2017 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Level Continues Hitting New Record Highs

Freight Transportation Services Index, September 2012 - September 2017. Graphic: U.S. DOT

A measure of the amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry reached another all-time monthly high in September, according to newly released figures, rising 0.2% above the previous highest level hit a month earlier.

Tags: Economy, Railroads, Freight, Freight Index

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

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