September 16, 2016 - Industry News
ARI has added several associates to its sales organization to support its strategic vision and continued growth, including appointing Craig Pierce as director of sales, the fleet management company has announced.
Tags: ARI, Promotions, Fleet Management Companies
September 15, 2016 - Industry News
New U.S. Transportation Department figures show the amount of for-hire freight rose 1.6% in July from June, the fourth consecutive monthly gain and a new record high.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index
INDIANAPOLIS -- Expect big changes over the years in the way trucking and supply chains are managed, including turning it upside down. That was one of the messages those attending the FTR Transportation Conference heard Thursday morning.
Tags: Information Technology, FTR, Commercial Drones, Autonomous Vehicles, Freight Uberization
Spot truckload freight rates saw more declines than improvements in both new weekly and monthly figures released by DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Trip planning app provider Trucker Path announced that Leigh Foxall has joined the company as the vice president of sales.
Tags: Leadership, People, Load Board, Trucker Path
September 14, 2016 - Industry News
A survey conducted by transportation management and logistics provider Transplace has revealed that 38% of small carriers had no immediate plans to implement ELD devices.
Tags: Survey, Transplace, ELDs, ELD Mandate
While a recovery for freight and the overall U.S. economy is in the cards for the fourth quarter of the year, those attending the first sessions of the FTR Transportation Conference in Indianapolis on Wednesday were also told by experts they should not expect a huge boom.
Tags: Economy, Recession, Events, FTR, Business Inventories
The Wyoming Department of Transportation has been awarded a federal grant to continue a unique connected vehicle program on the Interstate 80 corridor aimed at improving commercial truck safety.
Tags: Grant Funding, Driving Safety, Connected Vehicle Technology, Wyoming, Interstate 80, Highway Safety
Chevin Fleet Solutions has adopted CalAmp’s telematics services for its fleet asset management software. This partnership allows Chevin to seamlessly integrate telematics data with its software.
Tags: Chevin Fleet Solutions, CalAmp, Big Data
September 13, 2016 - Industry News
Cloud-based supply chain solutions company FourKites has hired Craig Fiander as its senior vice president of business development.
Tags: ALK Technologies, Leadership, People, FourKites
September 12, 2016 - Industry News
This week, American Trucking Associations kicked off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and many companies within the trucking industry and serving it are recognizing drivers for hard work and dedication.
Tags: Drivers, ATA, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
CRST International has purchased the privately held, Calif.-based Gardner Trucking in the largest acquisition in CRST’s history.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, CRST, Truckload
Geotab and J.J. Keller & Associates are teaming up to offer a solution combining Geotab telematics and J.J. Keller’s electronic logs.
Tags: J.J. Keller, Geotab, ELDs, telematics
September 12, 2016 - Product News
Omnitracs says its new ELD Driver Retention Model can analyze the data provided by electronic logs to help predict which truck drivers are most likely to quit, helping fleets pinpoint retention efforts.
Tags: Hours of Service, Driver Turnover, Driver Retention, Omnitracs, Driver Fatigue
American Trucking Associations has promoted Rusty Duckworth to chief financial officer, adding to the new leadership team being assembled by new ATA President and CEO Chris Spear.
Tags: ATA, Leadership, People
September 9, 2016 - Industry News
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index improved in July reflecting improved market prospects as a result of moderate economic growth and a regulatory environment that is tightening capacity.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity
Another step has been completed in a proposed rulemaking that would allow CDL drivers with controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce without first obtaining an individual exemption for that medical condition.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Diabetes
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should be at near-peak levels this month even as retailers work to cope with the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released Friday.
Tags: Economy, Ports, Port Trucking, Intermodal
Jerry Moyes, the founder and CEO of Swift Transportation, will retire at the end of this year, with President and COO Richard Stocking to take his place.
Tags: Retirement, Leadership, People, Swift Transportation
September 8, 2016 - Industry News
An EEOC suit claims that the owner of T-N-T of York County and TM Trucking of the Carolinas allegedly used racial slurs and epithets with regard to certain black employees, causing some of them to resign.
Tags: Lawsuits, EEOC, Discrimination Complaint
Working with TCA inGauge online benchmarking service, McLeod Software has created an automated reporting function that allows for monthly data exports from the LoadMaster Enterprise system.
Tags: LoadMaster, TCA, McLeod Software
FCA has started delivering another 3,339 Ram ProMaster cargo vans to the U.S. Postal Service in a second order that follows a 9,113-vehicle order last year.
Tags: Cargo Vans, USPS, Ram ProMaster, Delivery Fleets
Navistar International Corp. released fiscal third quarter financials on Thursday morning showing its losses grew in the third quarter of the year while revenue fell 18%, following news on Tuesday that Volkswagen is taking a minority interest in the Illinois-based company.
Tags: Economy, Volkswagen, Navistar, Earnings
September 7, 2016 - Industry News
The NAFA Fleet Management Association has given affiliate members the ability to vote and serve on its national board, the association announced.
Tags: NAFA, Associations
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced on Sept. 7 that almost $800 million in inaugural FASTLANE federal grants has been awarded to 18 transportation infrastructure projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. DOT
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