April 15, 2016 - Industry News
Industrial production decreased for the second month in a row during March, adding another sign the economy sputtered in the first quarter of the year.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Consumer Sentiment
April 14, 2016 - Industry News
The changes currently happening in technology and automation are likely to change trucking as profoundly as the development of the Interstate Highway System, predicted Noel Perry Thursday in FTR’s monthly State of Freight webinar.
Tags: FTR, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles
An effort appears under way to insert a pro-trucking reform twice shot down by this Congress in the Fiscal Year 2017 THUD bill. However, if Sen. Barbara Boxer, the Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, has her way, the proposal will die yet a third death on Capitol Hill.
Tags: Hours of Service, U.S. Senate, Driver Pay
The supply of Class 8 trucks continues to rise faster than the demand for those trucks, according to ACT Research Co.’s most recent ACT For-Hire Trucking Index.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research
The Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations has just made it more affordable for smaller carriers to join the association and benefit from the group's information resources on spec'ing and maintenance issues.
Tags: TMC, Associations, Small Fleets
The American Transportation Research Institute on April 15 launched an online survey of truck drivers on issues related to sleep apnea
Tags: Sleep Apnea, ATRI
A rebound in fuel prices helped push overall retail prices higher in March,, but inflation remains about as far from a threat as possible to the U.S. economy, according to a new Commerce Department report.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices, Federal Reserve, Beige Book
(UPDATED) A new, bi-annual North American trucking trade show has been scheduled for September 2017 in Atlanta.
Following two straight months of growth, the amount of freight moved by for-hire operations in the U.S. fell in February from the month before, due in part to a substantial decline in trucking, according to new Transportation Department figures.
Tags: Economy, Freight Index
April 13, 2016 - Product News
Omnitracs has made vehicle location tracking available through the Sylectus Mobile On Demand feature of the Sylectus Mobile app for iOS and Android mobile devices.
Tags: Fleet Management Software, Sylectus, TMS, Omnitracs, Mobile Apps
April 13, 2016 - Industry News
Retail sales in the U.S. disappointed once again last month, causing high inventory levels to fall only marginally while wholesales prices declined, according to three separate reports released on Wednesday.
Tags: Retail Sales, Business Inventories, Producer Prices, Wholesale Prices, Economy
The Texas Transportation Commission voted to give trucks a break on the cost of tolls on a portion of State Highway 130 and State Highway 45SE as part of the Truck Toll Discount Program approved by the 84th Legislature.
Tags: Traffic Congestion, TxDOT, Truck Tolls
Spot freight rates eased off the gas as spot truckload volume dipped 1% and the number of posted trucks increased 6.2% for the week ending April 9, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
April 12, 2016 - Industry News
Women In Trucking honored nearly 200 female professional drivers with its 7th annual Salute to Women Behind the Wheel at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show.
Tags: Awards, Women in Trucking Association, Events, Women Drivers
Walmart Transportation has named 12 trucking and transportation partners as its 2015 Carriers of the Year.
Tags: Partnership, Awards, Walmart
A coalition of trucking interests has come out bluntly critical of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s efforts to put in place its proposed Safety Fitness Determination rule.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety Fitness Determination
Owner-operator truckers from across the United States and Canada compete for cash and prizes, and for a chance at being featured in the 2017 Super Rigs Calendar.
Tags: Shell Rotella, Owner-Operators, Shell SuperRigs, Events
DHL Express has begun its first Safe Driving Rodeo competition that puts 180 of its U.S. couriers to the test for 112 workdays to promote DHL’s safety culture by having drivers engage in friendly head-to-head competition.
Tags: DHL, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Safe Driving Competition, Delivery Fleets
April 11, 2016 - Industry News
The Morgantown, W. Va., city council has lost an appeal to regulate traffic along Route 7 in its jurisdiction based on size and weight.
Tags: Regulations, West Virginia, Truck Weight, Court Ruling
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has announced it has terminated efforts to merge with Norfolk Southern Corp.
Tags: Railroads, Norfolk Southern, CP
YRC Freight is offering a new accelerated service with shipment times that are one or two days faster than standard shipment times.
Tags: LTL, Freight, YRC Freight
Spot market freight volume got a 38% percent boost from seasonal freight in March, but the DAT North American Freight Index remains at one of its lowest levels in years, according to newly released figures.
April 8, 2016 - Industry News
Shelley Simpson of J.B. Hunt has received the 2016 Women In Trucking Association’s Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award.
Tags: Leadership, Awards, J.B. Hunt, Women in Trucking Association, People, Women in Trucking, Logistics
April 7, 2016 - Industry News
Volvo, Daimler Trucks, DAF Trucks, Iveco, MAN Truck & Bus and Scania all participated in the challenge, driving platooned convoys thousands of miles across multiple borders in countries that included Sweden, Germany and Belgium.
Tags: European Union, Global, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles
April 7, 2016 - Product News
The load tracking platform FourKites has been integrated with McLeod Software’s PowerBroker, adding tracking capabilities for users of the brokerage management software.
Tags: Vehicle Tracking, McLeod Software, Asset Tracking, FourKites
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