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August 12, 2014 - Industry News

Green Fleet Conference & Expo Announces Speakers and Schedule

Mark Smith (left) from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities and John Viera from Ford Motor Co. will deliver the keynote addresses at his year's Green Fleet Conference.

The Ninth Green Fleet Conference & Expo (GFC) announced its schedule for the annual event Oct. 29-30 in Schaumburg, Ill. The 2014 keynote speakers are Mark Smith from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities and John Viera from Ford Motor Co.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Events, Alternative Fuels, Fuel Efficiency

August 12, 2014 - Industry News

ATA Makes $100,000 Donation to Trucking Moves America Forward

Photo: Trucking Moves America Forward

The American Trucking Associations has made a $100,000 commitment toward the Trucking Moves America Forward campaign, an industry initiative to showcase the positive side of trucking.

Tags: ATA, Trucking Moves America Forward, Image

August 12, 2014 - Industry News

Many Detroit Area Interstates Closed Due to Flooding

Massive rain, described by some media outlets as “historic,” has hit the Detroit area, leading to flooding and closed roads, including many interstate routes.

Tags: Detroit, Weather, Road Closure, Interstate

August 12, 2014 - Industry News

Record Imports Expected for August

Trucks serving major container ports can expect to see record import volume this month as retailers concerned about the lack of a West Coast longshoremen’s contract rush to bring holiday season merchandise into the country.

August 12, 2014 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload Raising Driver Pay

Con-way Truckload has announced the rollout of an enhanced driver compensation package that raises per-mile pay, effective Sept. 7 for both company drivers and independent contractors.

Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Con-way Truckload, Driver Pay, Con-way Inc.

August 11, 2014 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Offering New Lease Options On Canter FE Series Trucks

Photo via Mitsubishi Fuso.

Mitsubishi Fuso is now offering a fair market value lease on the Canter FE Series trucks as a result of its partnership with Daimler Truck Financial.

Tags: Closed-End Leases, Canter, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Daimler Truck Financial, Daimler Trucks North America

August 11, 2014 - Industry News

Survey Asks Trucking Industry to Rank Top Concerns

The American Transportation Research Institute has launched a new survey asking trucking industry stakeholders to rank their top concerns.

Tags: Survey, ATRI, Industry Concerns, Stakeholders, ATA, Research

August 11, 2014 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Moves Higher

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index, Jan. 2013-May 2014.

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index showed some positive movement in June after moderating slightly during the prior two months.

Tags: Economy, GDP, FTR Trucking Index

August 11, 2014 - Industry News

Maine Turnpike Speed Limit Increases to 70

The maximum speed of travel along the Maine Turnpike is increasing by five mph in many locations, the Maine Turnpike Authority has announced.

August 11, 2014 - Industry News

Roadrunner Transportation Purchasing Active Aero Group for $115 Million

Roadrunner Transportation Systems has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Active Aero Group from the investment firm Platinum Equity.

Tags: Fleets, Roadrunner Transportation, Mergers & Acquisitions

August 8, 2014 - Industry News

Refrigerated Intermodal Service Ends Between Pacific Northwest, Midwest

Photo: Cold Train

A refrigerated intermodal container service between the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest has ended due service from partner BNSF Railway that allegedly was not so hot.

Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Freight, Cold Train, BNSF

August 8, 2014 - Industry News

July Truckload Freight Volume, Rates Up from a Year Earlier

Truckload spot market, five-year trend.

Truckload freight availability remained elevated in July compared to previous years despite a seasonal dip, according to the DAT North American Freight Index released Friday.

Tags: Economy, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight Rates

August 7, 2014 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Award Nominations

The American Trucking Associations is seeking nominations for the eighth annual Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Award.

Tags: American Trucking Associations, Image

August 7, 2014 - Industry News

I-25 in Denver Closing This Weekend Due to 'Gap Lane Project'

Get ready for Denver’s version of “carmageddon” or "truckpocalypse" this weekend, when there will be a shutdown of part of Interstate 25 in the city’s southwest section. It's because of the I-25 Gap Lane Project, where crews are working to add a fourth northbound lane.

Tags: Colorado, Highway Construction, I-25, Interstate 25, Truckpocalypse

August 7, 2014 - Industry News

Omnitracs To Hold Outlook User Conference in 2015

Photo via Omnitracs.com

Omnitracs announced the fleet management software and telematics company's first joint user conference, called Omnitracs Outlook 2015.

Tags: Roadnet Technologies, Sylectus, Omnitracs, Information Technology, Events

August 7, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Jobless Benefit Claims Sink to 2006 Low

First time jobless claims over the last month in the U.S. fell to its lowest level since February 2006, well before the Great Recession.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment

August 6, 2014 - Industry News

Celadon Second Quarter Profit More Than Doubles

The trucking operation Celadon Group Inc. more than doubled its net income in the second quarter of the year while revenue increased 21.4%.

Tags: Celadon Group, Fleets, Earnings

August 6, 2014 - Industry News

Trucking Mergers, Acquisitions Forecast to Increase

The pace of transportation and logistics mergers and acquisitions accelerated during the second quarter of the year, as measured by both announced value and volume, according to a new report from accounting and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, but don’t expect records to be broken.

Tags: Research, Mergers & Acquisitions

August 6, 2014 - Industry News

Produce Imports to Increase at Savannah Port

Credit: GPA

Expect to see more South American produce coming directly into the southern U.S. at one facility due to the Georgia Ports Authority’s participation in a U.S. Department of Agriculture pilot program.

Tags: Georgia, Ports, Port Trucking

August 6, 2014 - Industry News

J&R Schugel Trucking Taking Over Kraft Private Fleet

Credit: J&R Schugel Facbook page

Schugel Trucking, New Ulm, Minn., recently accepted the opportunity to take over Kraft Food’s private fleet after the company announced plans earlier to eliminate the operation around the country.

August 6, 2014 - Industry News

Quality Distribution Moves from Loss to Profit in Second Quarter

Trucking company parent Quality Distribution Inc. has reported a 6.8% increase in revenue in the second quarter of the year compared to the same time a year ago as it moved from a loss to a profit.

August 6, 2014 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Drift Lower Amid Higher Volume

Spot truckload load volume rose sharply and capacity tightened during the past week, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

August 5, 2014 - Industry News

Survey Confirms Tight Capacity

Trucking capacity is indeed tight, according to the third-quarter 2014 Fleet Sentiment Report survey conducted in July by CK Commercial Vehicle Research, and carriers are trying many methods to improve productivity.

Tags: Productivity, Research, Capacity

August 5, 2014 - Industry News

TIMTC, USDOT Sponsor Webinar on Freight Technology

The Trucking Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition and the U.S. Department of Transportation invite industry stakeholders to learn how technology assessment tools can help carriers identify investment opportunities and improve operations.

Tags: U.S. Department of Transportation, XRS, TIMTC

August 5, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Factory Shipments, Orders Post Solid Gains

UPDATED -- Shipments increased 0.5% from the month before following a May drop of 1%, hitting its highest level on record.

Tags: Economy, Factory Orders, Non-Manufacturing, Factory Shipments

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