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August 18, 2015 - Industry News

Truckload Rates Rising Rapidly, Intermodal Lagging

Truckload shipping rates continue to rise, while intermodal shipping continues to get cheaper, according to two of the latest monthly readings. A wider report on freight transportation showed a seasonal lull.

Tags: Economy, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index

August 18, 2015 - Industry News

Tonnage Index Jumps in July, Second Highest on Record

Graph courtesy ATA

The American Trucking Associations' For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 2.8% in July, following a revised drop of 0.4% during June.

Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage Index

August 18, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Homebuilding Best in Years

The U.S. housing market continues to improve, with new home starts hitting their highest level in seven years and builder optimism the best in nearly a decade.

Tags: Economy, Home Starts, Home Building

August 17, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Volume, Rates Post July Decline

Spot market freight volume and rates fell in July, following a typical seasonal pattern, according to the latest DAT North American Freight Index.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

NACFE: Low Rolling Resistance Tires a Worthwhile Investment

Photo by Jim Park

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has released its sixth fuel economy technology confidence report, this one covering the benefits of adopting low rolling resistance tires.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Carbon War Room, NACFE, Low Rolling Resistance Tires, Tires

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Dealer Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary

Photo: Mack Trucks

TransEdge Truck Centers will be celebrating 25 years of operation on Aug. 25, with an open house at its flagship location in Allentown, Penn.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Anniversary, Dealers

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Factory Activity, Wholesale Prices, Consumer Confidence

The amount of activity at the nation’s factories, mines and utilities turned in its best performance in eight months during July, according to a new Federal Reserve report on Friday.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Industrial Production, Wholesale Prices, Consumer Sentiment

August 13, 2015 - Industry News

USA Truck Allows Flexibility in Choosing Hometime

Photo: USA Truck

USA Truck has implemented its Choose Your Hometime initiative that allows over-the-road driving team members to select when and where they take time off.

Tags: Driver Shortage, USA Truck

August 13, 2015 - Industry News

I-65 Bridge Closure Still Causing Big Delays

The Wildcat Creek bridge on I-65 is closed while INDOT crews examine it. Some of its supporting piers sunk about 8 inches into the creek bed below.  Photo: Indiana Department of Transportation

A bridge closure on I-65 through Layfayette, Indiana has caused serious delays and it may be shut down for a while longer.

Tags: Indiana, Bridges, Interstate 65, Road Closure

August 13, 2015 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Activity Mixed During June

Freight Transportation Services Index, June 2010 - June 2015. Graphic: U.S. DOT

A measure of the amount of for-hire freight movements in the U.S. posted mixed numbers for June, according to new Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index

August 13, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Recover Following Slump

U.S. consumers showed a new willingness to spend more money last month, an indication there may be increasing momentum in the economy.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales

August 12, 2015 - Product News

Cargomatic Officially Expands to NYC Market

Image via Cargomatic

Cargomatic announced the shipping platform’s official launch into the New York City metropolitan market.

Tags: Freight, Shippers, Load Board, Mobile Apps

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Up, Reefer Rates Improve Slightly

The amount of freight available on one spot network moved slightly higher last week, but it was only enough to push rates up a little bit in one sector.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Werner Founder Back at the Helm

C.L. Werner

C.L. Werner was elected chairman of the carrier he founded, Werner Enterprises, after Gary Werner stepped down.

Tags: Leadership, Werner Enterprises, People

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Hits 2015 High

Source: FTR

The FTR Trucking Conditions Index for June jumped up 56% from May to a reading of 7.66, hitting the highest level of 2015 so far.

Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Spot Freight, Freight Rates

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Technology Expo is Packed with Heavy-Duty Focused Sessions

The Fleet Technology Expo in Long Beach, California, will have multiple sessions and panels for heavy-duty fleets, focusing on making the most of technology and saving money.

Tags: Fleet Technology Expo, Alternative Fuels, Events, Fuel Efficiency

August 11, 2015 - Product News

Celadon Extends Omnitracs Trailer Tracking Contract

Celadon has decided to extend its contract with Omnitracs for the company’s TT210 trailer tracking solution.

Tags: Celadon, Trailer Tracking, Omnitracs, Asset Tracking

August 11, 2015 - Industry News

Report: Cargo Thieves Hungry for Food, Drinks

A new report says when it comes to cargo thefts in the U.S., one category is seeing more interest by thieves – and it’s anything but high-tech.

Tags: Freight, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime

August 11, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Awake Over 28 Hours in Tracy Morgan Accident

The Walmart truck driver involved in a fatal crash with a limousine carrying comedian Tracy Morgan was awake for more than 28 hours prior to the crash, according to an NTSB investigation.

Tags: Accidents, New Jersey, Fatal Accidents, Fatigue, Walmart

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Hub Group President/COO Resigns

Mark Yeager

Mark Yeager resigned his position as president and chief operating officer of Hub Group effective August 8.

Tags: Leadership, Intermodal, People, Hub Group

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: XPO Logistics, Echo Global Logistics

Two varied freight transportation and logistics providers recently reported second quarter earnings, with one showing a big leap in business following two purchases while the other moved into the red, but only slightly.

Tags: Economy, XPO Logistics, Echo Global Logistics, Fleet Earnings

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Appoints Vice President of Truck Financial

Goodale Photo: Daimler

Daimler has appointed Steven Goodale as vice president of Daimler Truck Financial. Prior to the appointment, Goodale was the managing director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services in Australia and New Zealand.

Tags: Leadership, People, Daimler Truck Financial

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Hornady Transportation Merges with Daseke

Hornady Transportation's fleet of 230 late-model tractors and 325 flatbed trailers run east of the Rocky Mountains from the company's terminal in Birmingham.

Hornady Transportation of Monroeville, Ala., is the latest flatdeck carrier to join forces with Daseke Inc., an Addison, Texas, company that has over the past several years built up what it says is the largest company-owned fleet of flatbed, open-deck and specialty trucking capacity in North America.

Tags: Flatbeds, Mergers & Acquisitions, Daseke Inc., Hornady Transportation

August 7, 2015 - Industry News

Truckstop.com Announces Connected 2015 User Conference

Truckstop.com will be holding its inaugural Connected 2015 user conference from Nov. 9-11 in Dallas, Texas.

Tags: Conference, Events, Freight, Truckstop.com

August 7, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Trucking, Overall Employment Improve

As for-hire trucking employment hit its highest level in more than eight years, total non-farm employment in the U.S. increased by 215,000 jobs while the unemployment rate remained unchanged.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment


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