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September 16, 2016 - Industry News

ARI Names Director of Sales

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

For-Hire Freight Movements Hit New Record High Level

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

September 15, 2016 - Industry News

FTR Conference: Digital Disruptions and the Future of Trucking

Steve Sashihara, CEO of Princeton Consultants, talks about digital disruption at FTR's annual conference. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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

September 15, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Rates Improve Little Over Past Week, Month

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

September 15, 2016 - Industry News

Trucker Path Hire to Head Business Development of Truckloads Marketplace

Leigh Foxall Photo courtesy of Trucker Path

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

Survey: Small Carriers More Wary of ELD Mandate

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

September 14, 2016 - Industry News

FTR Conference: Expect a Freight Recovery, Just Not a Big One

FTR economist Noel Perry said it would be prudent to prepare for the possibiilty of a recession. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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

September 14, 2016 - Industry News

Connected Vehicle Program Could Improve Safety on I-80 in Wyoming

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

September 14, 2016 - Industry News

Chevin, CalAmp Partner for Integrated Telematics Data

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

FourKites Hires ALK Veteran to Head Global Partnerships

Craig Fiander Photo via FourKites

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

Trucking Industry Kicks off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Photo: Nussbaum

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

September 12, 2016 - Industry News

CRST Buys Gardner Trucking In Company’s Largest Acquisition

CRST International has purchased the privately held, Calif.-based Gardner Trucking in the largest acquisition in CRST’s history.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, CRST, Truckload

September 12, 2016 - Industry News

Geotab, J.J. Keller Partner on Telematics, ELD Solution


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 Tool Identifies Drivers Most Likely To Leave

Graph via Omnitracs

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

September 12, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Names Rusty Duckworth CFO

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

Trucking Conditions Index Reflects Improved Market

Source: FTR

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

September 9, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Seeks Comment on Medical Review Report Filed for Proposed Diabetes Rule

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

September 9, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: September Retail Imports Strong

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

September 9, 2016 - Industry News

Swift Founder/CEO Jerry Moyes to Retire by Year's End

Jerry Moyes Photo courtesy of Swift Transportation

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

EEOC Sues S.C. Carrier for Racial Harassment of African-American Workers

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

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

LoadMaster Can Export Data to TCA InGauge Benchmarking Program

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

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

USPS Adds Another 3,000 Ram ProMaster Vans

Photo courtesy of USPS.

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

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Navistar Third Quarter Loss Grows, Revenue Declines

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

NAFA Gives Affiliate Members Voting Powers

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

September 7, 2016 - Industry News

DOT Awards Nearly $800 Million for Transportation Infrastructure Projects

Map indicates location of 18 infrastucture projects awarded FASTLANE grants for FY 2016. Image: U.S. DOT

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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