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January 4, 2017 - Industry News

Bestpass Hit $450 Million in Toll Volume Last Year

Photo: Bestpass

Bestpass scored a company milestone last year by surpassing $450 million dollars in total toll volume and processing more than $1.2 million in tolls per day.

Tags: Tolls, Bestpass, Toll Management

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Best in 2 Years, Construction Highest in 10 Years

Manufacturing in the U.S. ended 2016 on a high note, hitting its best level since 2014, according to two new reports, while separate data reveals construction spending in the country hit its highest level in a little more than a decade.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

CAT Scale Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Photo courtesy of Cat Scale

CAT Scale is scoring a company milestone in 2017, hitting 40 years of operation since it began in 1977.

Tags: Weigh Stations, CAT Scale, Milestones

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Seeks to Accurately Count Women in Trucking

FMCSA Administrator Scott Darling and professional driver Stephanie Klang. Photo via Women in Trucking

The Women In Trucking Association has created the WIT Index in an effort to more accurately track the number of women working in the trucking industry.

Tags: Women in Trucking Association, Women in Trucking, Women Drivers

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

China Paving a Way for Autonomous Trucks

With cooperation from the Chinese government, TuSimple, a Chinese autonomous driving startup, has signed an agreement that will allow it to test autonomous trucks on public roads by Oct. 2017.

Tags: China, Autonomous Vehicles, Global

December 30, 2016 - Industry News

Southern Refrigerated Transport Names Senior VP of Administration

Billy Cartright Photo via Southern Refrigerated Transport

Billy Cartright has joined the executive team at Southern Refrigerated Transport, filling the role of senior vice president of administration at the company.

Tags: Leadership, People, Southern Refrigerated Transport

December 30, 2016 - Industry News

Is Amazon Planning a Flying Warehouse?

Photo: Amazon

An Amazon patent filing surfaced on Dec. 28 describing an airborne fulfillment center for the company’s drone delivery system, according to a report by CNBC.

Tags: Amazon.com, Patents, Drones, Last Mile Delivery

December 30, 2016 - Industry News

HDT’s Most Popular Photo Galleries of 2016

Photo courtesy of Shell Rotella

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine brought its readers colorful photos from around the country in 2016, showing new vehicles, industry events, truck beauty contests, and a particularly important Christmas Tree.

Tags: Photo Gallery, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, 2016

December 29, 2016 - Industry News

HDT's Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

Photo via U.S. Department of Transportation

In addition to Heavy Duty Trucking magazine's news coverage of the trucking industry, our editors also provided commentary to give insight and context to 2016's stories, both big and small.

Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Blogs, 2016

December 29, 2016 - Industry News

Toll Bridge Offers New Routing Option for Truckers Crossing Ohio River

The Lewis and Clark Bridge Photo: Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project

A new routing option has opened for truckers in the Midwest with the State Road 265 bridge across the Ohio River between Kentucky and Indiana, known formerly as the East End bridge and now renamed the Lewis and Clark Bridge.

Tags: Tolls, Indiana, Kentucky, Bridges

December 29, 2016 - Industry News

Report Finds Fleet Telematics Adoption Steadily Increasing

Western states saw the highest telematics adoption rates in the survey.

Telematics adoption has crept up to 44% and is as high as 78% in the utility fleet industry, according to a new report by GPS Insight and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine publisher Bobit Business Media.

Tags: Telematics, Bobit Business Media, GPS Insight, Survey

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Powers Heaviest Rose Parade Float with Lucy Pet Products

Photo courtesy of Ford

The record-breaking float, powered by a 6.8L V-10 engine, is more than 125 feet long and 137,000 pounds.

Tags: Ford

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

HDT's Most Popular News Stories of 2016

Photo: Tom Berg

In 2016, the trucking industry saw several major news stories play out on a near daily basis. Major updates to emissions regulations, the end of Cat Truck, and, of course, the presidential election all caught the attention of our readers in a big way this year.

Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, 2016

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

HDT's Most Popular Articles of 2016

Photo: Jim Park

In 2016 Heavy Duty Trucking magazine covered several major issues affecting the trucking industry including the ELD mandate, overtime rules, driver retention and many others.

Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, 2016

December 27, 2016 - Industry News

Daseke Agrees to Merger Worth $626 million

Daseke, a flatbed, open-deck and specialty trucking company, has agreed to a $626 million merger agreement with Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp., which will make it a publicly traded company.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Flatbed, Daseke Inc.

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

Schneider Files Paperwork Preparing to Go Public

Schneider National Inc. has filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission in preparation for going public with an initial public stock offering of up to $100 million.

Tags: IPO, Schneider

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

Private Equity Firm Buys Utah-Based Refrigerated Carriers

KJM Capital, an Orlando, Fla.-based private equity firm, has acquired refrigerated carriers Interide Transport and Blue Sky Logistics in separate transactions.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Food and Beverage Fleets, Refrigerated Trailers

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

NATSO Training Course Focuses on Aiding Drivers in Distress

The NATSO Foundation truckstop trade association has launched an online course designed to promote highway safety by teaching truckstop owners, operators, and employees how to help drivers in physical, emotional, or financial distress.

Tags: Online Training, Truckstops, NATSO, Driver Wellness

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Overall Growth Revised Higher, Business Investment Up

The economy expanded more than previously estimated in the third quarter, and separate reports offered up some relatively positive economic news just in time for the holidays.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Durable Goods, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators, Personal Income, Gross Domestic Product

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: FedEx Profit Edges Higher Hitting $700 Million

Parcel delivery and trucking company FedEx Corp. this week reported a net profit of $700 million for its fiscal second quarter, missing Wall Street expectations.

Tags: FedEx, FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, Fleet Earnings, TNT

December 21, 2016 - Industry News

Modagrafics to Market Blackberry Radar Asset Tracking

Image:Modagrafics

Modagrafics has announced signing a sales agent agreement with Blackberry to market the Blackberry Radar asset tracking system to fleet owners.

Tags: Blackberry, Marketing, BlackBerry Radar

December 21, 2016 - Industry News

EMA to Work with EPA on Proposed Diesel NOx Rule for 2024

EPA said its new proposed rule to further reduce diesel NOx emissions by 2024 was spurred by several state and city petitions from around the country. Photo: Jim Park

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will begin work on a new proposed rule aimed at setting lower standards for NOx diesel emissions from heavy-duty diesel engines beginning in model year 2024.

Tags: CARB, EPA, NOx, EMA

December 21, 2016 - Industry News

ERoad Sponsors Truckers Against Trafficking

Truckers Against Trafficking is a non-profit organization that works with law enforcement agencies and trucking companies to train drivers to recognize and report signs of human trafficking.

Tags: Truckers Against Trafficking, ERoad

December 21, 2016 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Sales Rise Slightly

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales saw an unexpected bump in November, recording a 1% increase compared to the previous month, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

December 20, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Orders Rebound

Class 8 net orders increased in November following heavy cancellations in the previous month, according to final numbers from ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

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