November 9, 2016 - Industry News
A new U.S. Transportation Department report shows the total amount of for-hire freight moved in the country fell 0.6% in September from the month before, the second consecutive monthly drop.
Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Freight Index
Spot market truckload rates and the amount of available freight posted gains for the week ending Nov. 5 as the number of trucks posted slipped, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
The American Trucking Associations has congratulated President-elect Donald Trump on his victory in the 2016 presidential election.
Tags: ATA, Infrastructure, Election Day, Donald Trump
November 8, 2016 - Industry News
The installation of a $4.8 million over-height vehicle detection system has been completed on two New York City parkways to prevent large trucks from hitting low-clearance bridges.
Tags: New York City, Bridges, Oversize Loads
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will hold a public meeting on Nov. 10 to gain input on the federal policy on automated vehicles.
Tags: Vehicle Policy, NHTSA, Autonomous Vehicles
November 7, 2016 - Industry News
Two new reports paint slightly different pictures of cargo theft, but there is no doubt the problem continues, especially in certain parts of the country and for specific types of freight.
Tags: Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, CargoNet, Security
Urban road conditions in major metropolitan areas are in terrible shape and could deteriorate further as traffic increases and transportation remains underfunded
Tags: Research, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding
Verizon Communications has completed its $2.4 billion acquisition of Fleetmatics Group to become the largest provider of telematics systems for commercial fleets, the company has announced.
Tags: Verizon, Fleetmatics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Telogis
November 4, 2016 - Industry News
Employers continued adding jobs in the U.S. during October, according to a new Labor Department report, and trucking was one of many industries that helped push the number higher.
Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Unemployment, Factory Orders, Employment, Federal Reserve, Factory Shipments
Roadrunner Transportation Systems has changed the name of its Roadrunner LTL operation to Roadrunner Freight as part of a rebranding effort to reposition the business as a cost-effective option.
Tags: LTL, Roadrunner Transportation, Rebranding
Total intermodal volume fell in the third quarter of 2016, according to an Intermodal Association of North America quarterly report.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, IANA
November 4, 2016 - Product News
Omnitracs is offering two new telematics solutions, Omnitracs Roadnet Telematics and Omnitracs XRS, expanding the types of fleets that can benefit from real-time asset tracking and data-based visibility.
Tags: telematics, Omnitracs, Small Fleets, Short-Haul
The trucking company USA Truck reported on Friday that its financial picture turned slightly negative in the third quarter of the year as it continues to move to a more asset-light business
Tags: Economy, USA Truck, Fleet Earnings
November 3, 2016 - Industry News
Class 8 truck orders are projected to be essentially flat in October when compared to September, according to preliminary numbers from analysts at ACT Research and FTR.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
November 3, 2016 - Product News
Noregon’s recently released TripVision vehicle health monitoring solution for heavy-duty trucks has been made available on the Geotab Marketplace.
Tags: telematics, Geotab, Noregon Systems, Vocational Trucks, Vehicle Monitoring
The parent of a company primarily known for its less-than-truckload fleet saw its profit fall by nearly a third while a separate carrier that provides long-haul truckload and other services moved into the red, according to newly released earnings numbers.
Tags: Economy, Celadon Trucking Services, Celadon Group, Panther, ABF, ArcBest Corp., Fleet Earnings
The Colonial Pipeline Co. hopes to bring a significant gasoline supply line back online by Saturday, less than a week after a blast that could reduce gasoline supply to the Southeast and Northeast, Reuters has reported.
Tags: OSHA, Fuel Management, Gasoline Prices
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: MRM, 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.
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