April 29, 2016 - Industry News
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
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
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 has appointed Robert Stockfleth as its chief technology officer..
Tags: Leadership, Dealers, People, Procede Software
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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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