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April 29, 2016 - Industry News

Americans Support Mileage-Based Fees to Fund Infrastructure

The majority of Americans would support road-usage fees to help fund transportation costs, according to a recent opinion survey by infrastructure solutions firm HNTB.

Tags: Taxes, Survey, Infrastructure Funding, User Fees

April 29, 2016 - Industry News

DHL Report Scopes out Logistics Trends to Watch

Photo: DHL

Global logistics provider DHL explores 26 key trends it contends could the impact logistics industry in the next five to ten years, in the newly released 2016 edition of its Logistics Trend Radar report.

Tags: DHL, Logistics

April 29, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: ABF Parent ArcBest Moves to a First Quarter Loss

The parent to less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight moved into the red in the first quarter of the year, according to its earnings report released Friday, as many other companies are also reporting weaker performances compared to a year ago

Tags: Economy, Earnings, ABF, ArcBest Corp., Fleet Earnings

April 28, 2016 - Industry News

Procede Software Names Chief Technology Officer

Procede Software has appointed Robert Stockfleth as its chief technology officer..

Tags: Leadership, Dealers, People, Procede Software

April 28, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Slates Roundtable on Broker/Forwarder Financial Responsibility

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host what it calls an “informal roundtable” on the financial responsibility of property brokers and freight forwarders. The meeting is part of the agency’s appeal for public comment on this issue.

Tags: FMCSA, Brokers

April 28, 2016 - Product News

Cummins Connected Diagnostics Available With DriverTech DT4000

Image via Cummins

The Cummins Connected Diagnostics application is now available to customers using DT4000 from DriverTech, an on-board computing system.

Tags: Cummins, Vehicle Diagnostics, Connected Diagnostics, DriverTech

April 28, 2016 - Industry News

Cross-Border Truck Freight Rises, Overall Value Declines

Percent change in the value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by mode: February 2015-2016. Graphic: U.S. DOT

Trucking was only one of two transportation modes that carried more U.S. freight by value with NAFTA trade partners Canada and Mexico in February than a year ago, increasing 4.7%.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads, Surface Trade

April 28, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: UPS Jumps; YRC Improves; ODFL, Universal Lower

UPDATED -- Another day, another raft of earnings reports on Thursday from the nation’s publicly owned trucking companies. Continuing a trend this first quarter, the companies' numbers are as varied as the services they offer.

Tags: Economy, UPS, Old Dominion Freight Line, Earnings, UPS Freight, Universal Truckload, Fleet Earnings, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight

April 28, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: GDP Stalls in First Quarter

Feelings that the American economy slowed to a crawl in the first quarter of the year were confirmed on Thursday morning when the Commerce Department released its report showing the gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of just 0.5%.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Gross Domestic Product

April 27, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Saia, Patriot, Covenant and Celadon

The wave of first quarter earnings reports from the nation’s publicly owned fleets continued on Wednesday, with three out of four lower than a year earlier due mainly to less freight to move.

Tags: Economy, Celadon Trucking Services, Celadon Group, Covenant Transport, Earnings, Patriot Transportation, Saia, Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Covenant Transportation Group, Fleet Earnings

April 27, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Hardly Budge from Week Before

The number of available spot market loads slipped 2% while posted capacity was flat during the week ending April 23, according to DAT Solutions and it of load boards, leaving rates nearly unchanged.

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

April 27, 2016 - Industry News

A. Duie Pyle Opens N.Y. Service Center

Transportation and supply chain solutions company A. Duie Pyle has opened a new transportation service center in Newburgh, N.Y.

Tags: New Facility, LTL, A. Duie Pyle

April 26, 2016 - Industry News

Port Trucking Company Ordered to Court Over Unfair Labor Practices

Photo via Teamsters Union

In what's being called a historic case, the Los Angeles office of the National Labor Relations Board is looking into whether port trucking company Intermodal Bridge Transport engaged in unfair labor practices toward its drivers by misclassifying employees as independent contractors.

Tags: National Labor Relations Board, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions, Independent Contractors

April 26, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Hub Group Leaps, C.H. Robinson Gains, Heartland Slips

Three more companies offering trucking and related services issued first quarter earnings reports on Tuesday, with each reporting very different results.

Tags: Economy, Earnings, C.H. Robinson, Hub Group, Fleet Earnings, Heartland Express

April 26, 2016 - Industry News

USA Truck Renames Asset-Light Business

Signaling an increased strategic focus on logistics, USA Truck has re-branded its asset-light logistics business, formerly known as Strategic Capacity Solutions, to USAT Logistics.

Tags: USA Truck, Logistics, Rebranding

April 26, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Key Manufacturing Indicator Fails to Improve, Home Sales Slide

Orders for durable goods recovered only somewhat in March following a big decline, and a key economic indicator within the measure failed to improve, adding to recent indications a slump in manufacturing is far from over.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Home Sales

April 25, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Regulations in the Pipeline: Update from NPTC

On the NPTC show floor in Cincinnati. Photo: David Cullen

It took him all of an hour and a half, but Rick Schweitzer, general counsel for the National Private Truck Council, gamely managed to get across the key elements of the sweep of regulatory changes coming down the pike for trucking.

Tags: CSA, NPTC, HOS, FMCSA, Regulations, Private Fleets

April 25, 2016 - Industry News

GPS Insight Integrates with Fleetio

PHOTO: GPS Insight

The data integration allows customers who use both systems to receive automated odometer readings and Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Alerts from GPS Insight inside the Fleetio software application.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, GPS Insight, Fleetio, Telematics

April 25, 2016 - Industry News

Tanker Association Recognizes Carrier Safety Performance

Photo: Carbon Express

National Tank Truck Carriers recently honored Carbon Express and Miller Transporters with its Outstanding Safety Performance Award for their commitment to safety.

Tags: Fleet Safety, Awards, NTTC, Tankers, Carbon Express

April 25, 2016 - Industry News

Truckload Carriers Association Drops Higher Truck Weights from Policy

Wabash National showed off a 33-foot-pup, one of the size/weight proposals debated in Washington last year, at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2014 annual meeting. Photo: Tom Berg

After five years of presenting an official united front on the issue of truck sizes and weights, American Trucking Associations and the Truckload Carriers Association are going their separate ways.

Tags: ATA, TCA, Truck Size/Weight

April 22, 2016 - Industry News

Service Fleets Registering Most Vans

Photo of Transit courtesy of Ford.

Service fleets added the most commercial vans among non-rental entities in 2015 for parcel delivery, HVAC, heath services and other sectors, according to new data from Ford and IHS Automotive.

Tags: Ford, Full-Size Vans, Compact Vans, IHS Automotive

April 22, 2016 - Industry News

Meritor Executive Chairman Steps Down

Ivor J. Evans Photo: Meritor

Ivor J. Evans has informed Meritor that he intends to step down from his position as executive chairman of the board, effective immediately, as part of a transition to new leadership.

Tags: Leadership, Meritor, People

April 22, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Fails to Improve, Other Indicators Look Better

The first look at April business conditions in the nation’s sluggish manufacturing sector shows the situation is improving little. Other readings are slightly more encouraging.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators

April 21, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Swift Profits Fall, Forward Air and Marten Improve

UPDATED -- Truckload carrier Swift Transportation Co. saw its net income decline in the first quarter of the year while profit for the time definite surface transportation and logistics provider Forward Air Corp. more than doubled as refrigerated hauler Marten Transport Ltd. reported a boost in two ways.

Tags: Economy, Earnings, Forward Air, Swift Transportation, Fleet Earnings, Marten Transport

April 21, 2016 - Industry News

Senate Bill Includes Hours-of-Service Fix; Demands Speed-Limiter Rule

U.S. Capitol Photo: David Cullen

The transportation spending bill advanced by the Senate Appropriations Committee fixes wording in earlier legislation that muddied what the status of the 34-hour restart would be if a study by the Department of Transportation cannot show that controversial restart changes benefit drivers.

Tags: Hours of Service, Speed Limiter, U.S. Senate, Legislation, 34-Hour Restart

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