April 26, 2016 - Industry News
Signaling an increased strategic focus on logistics, USA Truck has re-branded its asset-light logistics business, formerly known as Strategic Capacity Solutions, to USAT Logistics.
Tags: USA Truck, Logistics, Rebranding
Orders for durable goods recovered only somewhat in March following a big decline, and a key economic indicator within the measure failed to improve, adding to recent indications a slump in manufacturing is far from over.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Home Sales
April 25, 2016 - Industry News
It took him all of an hour and a half, but Rick Schweitzer, general counsel for the National Private Truck Council, gamely managed to get across the key elements of the sweep of regulatory changes coming down the pike for trucking.
Tags: CSA, NPTC, HOS, FMCSA, Regulations, Private Fleets
The data integration allows customers who use both systems to receive automated odometer readings and Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Alerts from GPS Insight inside the Fleetio software application.
Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, GPS Insight, Fleetio, telematics
National Tank Truck Carriers recently honored Carbon Express and Miller Transporters with its Outstanding Safety Performance Award for their commitment to safety.
Tags: Fleet Safety, Awards, NTTC, Tankers, Carbon Express
After five years of presenting an official united front on the issue of truck sizes and weights, American Trucking Associations and the Truckload Carriers Association are going their separate ways.
Tags: ATA, TCA, Truck Size/Weight
April 22, 2016 - Industry News
Service fleets added the most commercial vans among non-rental entities in 2015 for parcel delivery, HVAC, heath services and other sectors, according to new data from Ford and IHS Automotive.
Tags: Ford, Full-Size Vans, Compact Vans, IHS Automotive
Ivor J. Evans has informed Meritor that he intends to step down from his position as executive chairman of the board, effective immediately, as part of a transition to new leadership.
Tags: Leadership, Meritor, People
The first look at April business conditions in the nation’s sluggish manufacturing sector shows the situation is improving little. Other readings are slightly more encouraging.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators
April 21, 2016 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Truckload carrier Swift Transportation Co. saw its net income decline in the first quarter of the year while profit for the time definite surface transportation and logistics provider Forward Air Corp. more than doubled as refrigerated hauler Marten Transport Ltd. reported a boost in two ways.
Tags: Economy, Earnings, Forward Air, Swift Transportation, Fleet Earnings, Marten Transport
The transportation spending bill advanced by the Senate Appropriations Committee fixes wording in earlier legislation that muddied what the status of the 34-hour restart would be if a study by the Department of Transportation cannot show that controversial restart changes benefit drivers.
Tags: Hours of Service, Speed Limiter, U.S. Senate, Legislation, 34-Hour Restart
A truck component manufacturer and one of the nation’s largest truck dealer networks continue the trend of many businesses reporting lower first quarter earnings as truck sales are down from a year ago.
Tags: Economy, Truck Sales, Aftermarket, Dana Holding Corp., Rush Enterprises, Dana Spicer
April 20, 2016 - Industry News
UPDATED – Three large publicly held trucking fleets reported first quarter earnings on Wednesday with all showing a decline in profits from a year earlier.
Tags: Earnings, Knight Transportation, Landstar System, Fleet Earnings, Werner Enterprises
The Show-Me State is showing how the federal government could make it easier for vets to become truckers.
Tags: FMCSA, Hiring Veterans
April 20, 2016 - Product News
The Garmin 670 will now support the Teletrac Navman Drive suite of apps with routing, fleet management and compliance features for drivers.
Tags: GPS, Garmin, Fleet Management Software, Teletrac, Mobile Devices, Mobile Apps
After a surge in February, the American Trucking Associations' For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased in March, taking away about half of the gains made the month before.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index
U.S. trailer net order numbers in March missed analyst projections, coming in well below expectations, according to FTR report.
Tags: Trailers, Dry Vans, FTR, Trailer Orders, Dump Trailers
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has promoted Scott Coyle to vice president, service operations for North America.
Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, New Hire/Promotion
A decline in available freight and an increase in truck capacity pushed spot truckload rates down across all three equipment types during the week ending April 16, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, TransCore, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
April 19, 2016 - Industry News
Traffic congestion on highways drove operational costs for trucking up by more than $49.6 billion in 2014, according to the American Transportation Research Institute.
Tags: Traffic Congestion, ATRI, Congestion
A measure of truckload linehaul rates moved lower last month compared to a year earlier for the first time since May 2010 as intermodal freight rates continued their downward slide.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Spot Freight, Freight Rates
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is requesting public input on its Beyond Compliance carrier safety-recognition program.
Tags: FMCSA, Beyond Compliance
The number of housing starts in the U.S. fell more than expected in March, but home builder confidence in the market remains strong, according to two new reports.
Tags: Economy, Housing Starts, Home Building
April 18, 2016 - Industry News
Toyota will shut down most of its production of Toyota, Lexus, and Hino vehicles over the coming week, after a pair of deadly earthquakes rocked Japan and caused parts shortages for the automaker.
Tags: Toyota, Assembly Plants, Natural Disaster, Japan
Growth in freight shipments slowed in March, according to the latest Cass Freight Index Report, while freight spending turned negative – but a longer-term view of cargo movements and the overall economy appears at least somewhat brighter.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index
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