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April 25, 2017 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Launches Online Marketplace for Shippers and Carriers

Screenshot via Google Play

J.B. Hunt has announced the launch of Marketplace for J.B. Hunt 360, the latest component of its supply chain solution aimed at creating an e-commerce platform for shippers and carriers.

Tags: E-commerce, J.B. Hunt, Online Tool, Load Board

April 25, 2017 - Industry News

Element Releases Xcelerate Fleet Management Platform

Screenshot of Xcelerate courtesy of Element.

Element Fleet Management has fully launched its new fleet management platform, Xcelerate, the fleet management company has announced.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Fleet Management Companies, Cloud-Based Technology, Element Fleet Management

April 24, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Swift, Covenant Profits Plummet More Than 80%

Profits for two trucking operations in the first quarter of the year fell dramatically, both saying they battled a tough pricing environment and excess capacity.

Tags: Swift Transportation, Knight Transportation, Fleet Earnings, Knight-Swift, Freight Capacity

April 24, 2017 - Industry News

Element Announces Senior Leadership Changes

Keilty

Sparks, Md.-based Element Fleet Management has made several changes in its senior management ranks, following the retirement of Tom Keilty as senior vice president of operations.

Tags: Fleet Management Companies, Senior Management, Element Fleet Management, Promotions

April 21, 2017 - Product News

Pilot Flying J Carrying Transflo ELDs in Stores

Photo: Business Wire

Pegasus TransTech announced that its Transflo ELD T7 devices will now be distributed in Pilot and Flying J travel centers in the U.S.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Transflo, Pegasus TransTech, ELDs

April 21, 2017 - Industry News

Griswold Joins MacKay as Director of Market Strategy, Sales

Ken Griswold Photo: MacKay & Company

Kenneth D. Griswold has joined MacKay & Company as the director of market strategy and sales for the Chicago-based management consulting and market research firm.

Tags: Leadership, People, MacKay and Co., Marketing

April 21, 2017 - Industry News

Natural Gas Truck Sales Facing Headwinds

The natural gas truck market had a strong start to 2017 but it faces increased competition from traditional fuels, electric, and hybrid-electric options.

Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, Refuse Fleets

April 21, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Heartland First Quarter Profit Slips 2.4%

First quarter earnings for trucking company Heartland Express Inc. edged lower from the same time a year ago as revenue posted a significant decline, according to figures released Friday by the company.

Tags: Heartland Express, Fleet Earnings

April 21, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Conditions Not as Bad as Recent Hard Numbers Suggest

There are good indications the U.S. economy will further strengthen following recent reports that conditions slowed a bit in the first quarter of the year and at the beginning of the second quarter.

Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Freight, GDP, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators, Gross Domestic Product

April 20, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Werner Falls 20%, Marten Transport Unchanged

Profit for trucking and logistics provider Werner Enterprises Inc. fell 20% in the first quarter of the year compared to the same time in 2016 while refrigerated carrier Marten Transport Ltd. reported the same earnings as a year ago.

Tags: Werner Enterprises, Marten Transport, Fleet Earnings

April 20, 2017 - Industry News

Women and Men Leave Truck Driving Jobs for Different Reasons

Photo: Women in Trucking

A turnover survey of women drivers has found that dissatisfaction with tractors topped a list of reasons why the leave a carrier.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover, Women Drivers

April 20, 2017 - Industry News

Deadline Imminent for Last Few Openings for Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange

Photo: Scott Bain Photography

The deadline to apply for a spot at Heavy Duty Trucking’s new networking and education event, being held May 8-10 in Scottsdale, Arizona, is Friday, April 21.

Tags: Events, HDTX

April 19, 2017 - Industry News

Tiger Cool Express Announces Funding, Leadership Moves

Photo: Tiger Cool Express

Tiger Cool Express, an intermodal firm specializing in temperature-controlled freight, announced that it has received commitments for significant additional funding from private equity backers Tiger Infrastructure Partners and Barings.

Tags: Intermodal, axle, Tiger Cool Express, Refrigerated Trailers

April 19, 2017 - Industry News

NTEA's New Senior Director Shares Goals

SURVANT

NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, appointed George Survant as senior director of fleet relations. Through this position, Survant hopes to strengthen the partnership between the fleet community and NTEA’s core membership.

Tags: NTEA, Fleet Manager of the Year, New Hire

April 18, 2017 - Product News

Zonar to Take Asset Management Mobile

Photo: Zonar

Zonar has announced the Ground Traffic Control FieldView fleet management application for Android to help customers locate and navigate assets on mapping applications like Google Maps.

Tags: Asset Management, Zonar, Asset Tracking, Mobile Apps

April 18, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Names VP of National Accounts

Richard Hoyle Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has named Richard Hoyle as vice president of national accounts, responsible for all national accounts activities in North America.

Tags: Leadership, Mack Trucks, People

April 18, 2017 - Industry News

March Truck Tonnage Slips; Moderate Growth Forecast

Rough weather in March was to blame for depressed truck tonnage numbers in the month, according to the American Trucking Associations. Despite the drop, March’s numbers were still slightly better in year-over-year comparisons.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index

April 18, 2017 - Industry News

Despite Seasonal Decline, Trailer Orders Stay Strong

Source: ACT Research

Despite falling compared to the previous month, net trailer orders in March remained robust, posting significant gains compared to last year.

Tags: ACT Research, FTR, Stifel Nicolaus, Trailer Orders

April 18, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Weaker Numbers for Manufacturing, Housing

A measure of industrial production in the U.S. moved higher despite an easing in manufacturing, while the housing market also gave up some recent gains, according to reports issued Tuesday.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Housing Starts, Gross Domestic Product

April 17, 2017 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Names 2017 Truck Fleet Innovators

The editors of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine have announced the 2017 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, four fleet executives being recognized for their leadership and forward-thinking in areas such as driver recruiting and retention, fuel economy, maintenance and more.

Tags: Awards, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, HDTX

April 17, 2017 - Industry News

Carriers and Drivers Express Concern with Medical Examiner Registry

Photo: J.J. Keller & Associates

The American Transportation Research Institute has found that the Medical Examiner Registry is not fixing the problems that fleets and drivers have had with the DOT examination process and may be making them worse.

Tags: Driver Health, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, U.S. DOT, ATRI, Medical Examiners

April 17, 2017 - Industry News

Penske Launches Device-Neutral Connected Fleet Platform

Photo: Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing has announced the rollout of its new connected fleet data platform, which allows it to connect its systems with virtually any truck and engine configuration or telematics service provider.

Tags: Telematics, Vehicle Diagnostics, Penske Truck Leasing, Remote Diagnostics, Full-Service Leasing

April 17, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: J.B. Hunt First Quarter Profit Inches Higher

The first quarter earnings reporting season for trucking kicked off on Monday morning when multi-modal freight transportation provider J.B. Hunt Transportation Services Inc. released numbers showing slight improvements from the same time a year ago.

Tags: Economy, Intermodal, J.B. Hunt, Fleet Earnings

April 14, 2017 - Industry News

Blackberry, Modagrafics Help Fleets Understand Asset Tracking in the Digital Age

Fleet executives at a seminar co-hosted by Blackberry earlier this month learned how new asset-tracking systems can  system can generate more revenue by optimizing trailer usage, improving delivery times and other logistics.<br />Photo: Blackberry

A Chicago seminar helped fleets understand connected transportation trends, the evolution of the smart trailer, and how to use new Blackberry sensor technology to take advantage of those trends.

Tags: Blackberry, Trailer Tracking, Asset Tracking, Real Time Freight, Modagrafics, Internet of Things, Telematics

April 14, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Ease as Consumer Prices Drop Slightly

Retail sales fell for the second straight month during March, according to the Commerce Department on Friday. Separate reports showed consumer prices declined – but there are expectations that retail imports will continue to grow as the overall economy expands.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, GDP, Consumer Prices, Gross Domestic Product, Ports

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