February 24, 2015 - Industry News
The For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index hit an all-time high of 135.7 in January according to the seasonally adjusted report from American Trucking Associations.
Tags: Economy, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Truck Tonnage Index
Consumer confidence fell this month from a more than seven-year high last month, according to a new report from the private research group The Conference Board.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Non-Manufacturing
February 23, 2015 - Industry News
For rescuing an unconscious man from a burning car the Truckload Carriers Association named escort driver Joe Bearce a Highway Angel.
Tags: Driver Safety, Escort, TCA, TCA Highway Angel
Existing-home sales in the U.S. declined in January to their lowest rate in nine months, but the pace was higher than a year ago for the fourth straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales, Construction Spending
The Federal Trade Commission has filed an administrative complaint charging that the proposed merger of Sysco and US Foods would violate the antitrust laws by significantly reducing competition nationwide and in 32 local markets for foodservice distribution services.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Fleets, Sysco, US Foods
The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union on Friday evening announced a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering 13,000 workers at all 29 West Coast ports – but problems at the ports are far from over.
Tags: Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions
February 20, 2015 - Product News
Knight Transportation has chosen the Zonar 2020 Mobile Tablet as the new telematics platform for its fleet.
Tags: Telematics, Zonar, Knight Transportation, Tablets
February 20, 2015 - Industry News
Shippers Transport Express works from the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, but in the midst of stalled labor negotiations and shutdowns, all the fleet can do is wait.
Tags: Ports, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Labor Unions
The logistics and customized freight transportation provider Universal Truckload Services Inc. has reported earnings showing profits declined slightly in the final quarter of last year and for all of 2014.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Universal Truckload
February 19, 2015 - Industry News
The Teamsters Union announced an effort to provide unemployment benefits to truckers working from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in the event of a shut down.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Teamsters, Independent Contractors
A measure of where the American economy is headed three to six months down the road registered another monthly increase but the pace was slower than in recent months.
Tags: Economy, Leading Economic Indicators
The Technology and Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations elected Kevin Tomlinson as its 2015-2016 general chairman and treasurer.
Tags: ATA, Leadership, TMC, People
February 18, 2015 - Industry News
XPO Logistics released financial numbers on Wednesday showing a net loss of $9.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, compared with a net loss of $10.6 million for the same period in 2013.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, XPO Logistics
AMP Electric Vehicles' Workhorse E-Gen Truck features an extended-range electric drive, and a number of forward-thinking features, including a drone delivery system.
Tags: Delivery Truck, Commerical Drone, Federal Regulations
Singapore’s global container shipping and logistics company Neptune Orient Lines Ltd. has reached an agreement to sell its APL Logistics business for $1.2 billion.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Port Trucking, Intermodal
Business conditions in the trucking industry improved dramatically the final month of 2014, according to a new report from the transportation forecasting firm FTR.
Tags: Economy, Research, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index
The amount of freight available to haul declined 4.5% the second week of February compared to the week before while capacity increased 10%, causing rates to slide in the major equipment categories for the third straight week.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
February 17, 2015 - Product News
ComFreight has announced a new API which integrates the company's applications with a customer's back office software.
Tags: Freight, API, Mobile Apps, ComFreight
February 17, 2015 - Industry News
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in February fell two points to a level of 55, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index released on Tuesday.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Home Building
February 16, 2015 - Industry News
Non-asset based trucking and logistics provider Radiant Logistics Inc. managed to triple its net income during the most recent quarter, but it was still just barely in the black.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Radiant Logistics
Volume plummeted 27% compared to the same time in 2014. It was the first year-over-year decline in 19 months for the index that measures spot truckload freight demand and capacity.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, Freight Index, DAT Solutions
A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced by a federal court after pleading guilty earlier to charges of conspiracy to commit extortion in a household good moving scheme.
Tags: FMCSA, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Household Goods Movers
Over the past several weeks, the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International has received reports of over 40 pilferage events at truckstops and highway pull-offs in one state.
Tags: Arkansas, Truckstops, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime, I-40, I-55
The U.S. Postal Service will meet with automotive manufacturers in Washington, D.C., this week to field questions about its proposal to replace its aging delivery fleet with a next-generation vehicle, according to federal records.
Tags: General Motors, USPS, Delivery Fleets
February 13, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Association’s Technology and Maintenance Council is holding its Annual Meeting from Feb. 16-19 at the Music City Center in Nashville. This year’s event will be themed “Fueling the Future.”
Tags: ATA, Events, TMC, Alternative Fuels, Fleets
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