December 31, 2015 - Industry News
It’s customary to look back at the year just ended and here we do so by presenting the daily news stories posted by Heavy Duty Trucking that most caught our readers’ eyes throughout 2015.
Tags: Regulations, HDT Magazine
December 30, 2015 - Industry News
Massive flooding caused by heavy rains in Northeastern Missouri has closed more than 225 roads in the state as the Mississippi River overruns its banks and threatens to break levees in several areas.
Tags: Missouri Department of Transportation, Flooding, Missouri, Road Closure
Refrigerated freight volume showed unexpected strength on the spot market as the number of posted reefer loads fell just 1% for the week ending Dec. 26 compared to a 20% drop that’s typical during a holiday week, according to the latest numbers from DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
With the Ultimate Test Drive series, featuring tests of 2015's newest trucks, and our Focus On... Series, HDT produced original videos made for the people who live and breathe trucking.
Tags: Video Series, Ultimate Test Drive, Test Drive
December 29, 2015 - Industry News
Former Texas Governor and 2012 Republican presidential primary candidate Rick Perry will deliver the keynote address at the Omnitracs Outlook 2016 user conference.
Tags: Conference, Keynote Speech, Events, Omnitracs
December 28, 2015 - Industry News
The California Trucking Association has elected Owen Oakley as the chairman for the San Francisco Trucking Association.
Tags: Leadership, California Trucking Association, People, Associations, California
Idaho will be allowed to increase its truck weight limit on interstate highways as a result of a provision attached to the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill passed
Tags: Idaho, U.S. Congress, Agricultural Fleets, Truck Size/Weight
December 23, 2015 - Industry News
Used Class 8 truck sales were mixed in November, decreasing 23% from the previous month but gaining slightly for the year.
Tags: ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales
The California Labor Commissioner’s office has awarded 38 truck drivers $6.9 million in back pay after ruling that the drivers had been improperly classified as independent contractors.
Tags: California, Ports, Teamsters, Strikes, Port Trucking, Labor Unions, Independent Contractors
Two days before Christmas, the Commerce Department released three reports on the U.S. economy. When put together, they show a solid performance, though not as strong as it has been or some would like.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Home Starts, Home Building, Personal Spending
Rates on the spot freight market slipped in two of the three main sectors for the week ending Dec. 19 as the amount of cargo to move fell slightly, according to DAT Solutions per its network of load boards.
Toronto-based Element Financial Corp. has closed $4.8 billion in rated asset-backed security funding that will fuel the company's aggressive move into the U.S. fleet management business.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Equity Markets, Element Financial
December 22, 2015 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.9% in November, erasing half of the 1.8% gain from October.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index
The latest measure of strength in the overall U.S. economy shows it maintained its momentum in the third quarter of the year. A separate report shows a big decline in existing home sales for the second straight month.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Home Sales, Gross Domestic Product
Nissan has increased the retail price of its base model NV Cargo van with a standard roof and 4.0L V-6 engine by $500 to $27,735 for the 2016 model year, Nissan has announced.
Tags: Nissan, Vehicle Pricing, Nissan NV, 2016-MY, Full-Size Vans, Warranty
December 21, 2015 - Product News
Telematics provider SkyBitz has added a fleet management solution for sales, service and delivery vehicles with the launch of SkyBitz Local Fleets.
Tags: Telematics, SkyBitz, Delivery Fleets, Service Fleets, Information Technology
December 17, 2015 - Industry News
The Implementation of the Unified Registration System will streamline the DOT registration process and make it more difficult for unsafe truck companies to avoid enforcement actions, per the agency.
Tags: FMCSA, fleet safety, Vehicle Registration, U.S. DOT
It's looking like a good Christmas for Navistar and FedEx. The truck and engine maker managed to cut back on its losses in its most recent fiscal quarter and likely no longer will have an SEC investigation hanging over its head. Meanwhile, FedEx saw better earnings due to record holiday business.
Tags: Economy, Navistar, Earnings, FedEx, FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express
A measure of truckload linehaul rates shows some improvement from the same time a year ago, while a separate report shows intermodal rates continue to sink.
Tags: Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
A rally in spot truckload freight rates appears to have fizzled last week, as truck capacity jumped 21% while available freight fell 18% compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions.
Tags: Freight Rates, Spot Freight, DAT Solutions
December 16, 2015 - Industry News
Congress is expected to further nail down the suspension of two restrictions placed on the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rules — and to bar the door to legalizing twin 33-foot trailers on highways nationwide.
Tags: FMCSA, U.S. House of Representatives, 34-Hour Restart, Truck Size/Weight
December 16, 2015 - Product News
After several months of beta testing Cargomatic has officially launched service in the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.
Tags: Freight, Shippers, Load Board, Mobile Apps, Cargomatic, California
The U.S. Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee on Wednesday decided to push short-term interest rates higher for the first time since 2006.
Tags: Federal Reserve, Interest Rates, Economy
McLeod Software’s fleet management platform LoadMaster will now connect with the Teletrac Fleet Director hours of service platform.
Tags: Fleet Management Software, Teletrac, HOS, LoadMaster, McLeod Software, ELDs, Telematics
Economic reports Wednesday morning ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee didn't offer a clear picture on the state of the economy, with slower manufacturing growth but a boost in housing numbers.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Consumer Prices, Housing Starts, Federal Reserve
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