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August 31, 2016 - Industry News

National Spot Rates Stuck, Obscuring Regional Strengths

DAT Solutions four-week spot freight rate trends. Graphic: DAT

The number of available loads on the spot freight market moved higher during the most recent week as truck capacity was unchanged, but it wasn’t enough to push average rates up, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

August 31, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Positive Indicators Prompt Talk of Interest Rate Hike

U.S. private sector employers reported another month of strong job gains on Wednesday, two days ahead of a government report. With increases in consumer confidence, personal spending and wages, it adds up to talk of a hike in interest rates as soon as September.

Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Unemployment, Consumer Confidence, Consumer Spending, Employment, Federal Reserve

August 30, 2016 - Industry News

Highway Deaths Climbed 7.2% in 2015; Those Involving Large Trucks Rose 4.1%

Image: FMCSA

Traffic crashes took the lives of 35,092 persons in 2015, marking a 7.2% increase. The number of deaths attributed specifically to crashes involving large trucks jumped 4.1%.

August 30, 2016 - Industry News

CRST Offers Apprenticeship Program for Military Veterans

CRST International has been approved for the Veteran Apprenticeship Program, offered through the Department of Labor and the Veteran’s Administration.

Tags: Recruiting, Veterans, CRST, Driver Pay

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

Love’s Donates $25,000 to Louisiana Flood Relief

The flooding in Lousiana has affected some Love's locations and directly impacted 5 of its employees. Photo: Love's Travel Stop

Loves Travel Stops has donated $25,000 to the Salvation Army to help with relief efforts in Louisiana after severe flooding devastated the region.

Tags: Flooding, Louisiana, Love's Travel Stops

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

Battery-Powered Trucks a 'Big Lift' for Calif. Utility

Recently, SCE took delivery of two lithium-ion-battery-equipped troubleman trucks, so named because they are used by troublemen, experts who are dispatched to investigate the causes of power outages. And, 22 more are on the way, according to the utility. (Photo: Southern California Edison).

Southern California Edison is investing in a new generation of environmentally friendly service trucks whose overhead lifts are powered by the same kind of batteries used in plug-in electric cars, according to the utility.

Tags: Southern California Edison, Troublemen, Battery-Powered Trucks, Bucket Trucks

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

Cross-Border Freight Value Moves Lower for 18th Straight Month

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

New Transportation Department figures show June marked the 18th consecutive month the total value of U.S. freight movements with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico declined from the same time a year earlier.

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

August 25, 2016 - Product News

Bestpass Makes Changes to Better Serve Owner-Operators and Big Fleets

Every Bestpass transponder Photo: Bestpass

Toll payment and management solution provider Bestpass has launched two new departments aimed at owner-operators and large fleets to provide more efficient and cost-effective service to those segments.

Tags: Tolls, Owner-Operators, Bestpass, Toll Management

August 25, 2016 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Founder to be Inducted Into Supply Chain Hall of Fame

J.B. Hunt Transport Services founder Johnnie Bryan Hunt will be inducted into the inaugural class of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ Hall of Fame.

Tags: Hall of Fame, Intermodal, Awards, J.B. Hunt, Supply Chain Management, People

August 25, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Fail to Gain Except in Louisiana Flood Zone

A 0.9% decline in the number of available loads on the spot truckload freight market outweighed a 0.2% drop in truck postings for the week ending August 20, resulting in freight rates showing no improvements, except for areas in Louisiana affected by flooding, while fuel prices ticked higher.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

WIT Seeks Influential Woman in Trucking Award Nominations

Last year's winner Kari Rihm of Rihm Kenwortth (center) accepts her award. Photo: Navistar

Women In Trucking Association and Freightliner Trucks are seeking candidates for the 2016 Influential Woman in Trucking award.

Tags: Women in Fleet, Awards, Women in Trucking

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Announces MC&E Featured Speakers

The show floor of the 2015 MC&E. Photo: Evan Lockridge

American Trucking Associations has announced the lineup of featured speakers for its annual Management Conference & Exhibition being held on Oct. 1-4 in Las Vegas.

Tags: Conference, ATA, ATA MC&E, Speakers

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

Omnitracs Launches Online Educational Hub for Fleet Managers

Screenshot via Omnitracs

Omnitracs has launched FleetScience digital hub, a new educational website designed for fleet managers, providing resources for business best practices with an emphasis on technology.

Tags: Online Tool, Fleet Managers, Omnitracs, Training & Education

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Declines, GDP Expectations Lowered

A preliminary look at the nation’s manufacturing sector shows it continues to expand following a recent downturn. Separate reports show expectations of long-term economic growth have been moved lower and the housing market is suffering from low inventory levels.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Gross Domestic Product

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

Shippers Challenge Liability Changes in Uniform Bill of Lading

Some shippers are unhappy about changes to the standard bill of lading used by less-than-truckload carriers.

Tags: LTL, Bill of Lading

August 23, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Hits Lowest Level in 9 Months

Source: ATA

Truck tonnage in July hit its lowest level since October 2015, per the most recent American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index.

Tags: Economy, ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index

August 22, 2016 - Press Release

Hino Trucks Recognizes Data Inc. for On-Time Delivery

Dana Incorporated announced that it was recognized by Hino Motors Manufacturing, Inc. for 100% on-time delivery at the annual Hino supplier conference in July.

Tags: Hino Trucks, OTD, Dana Incorporated

August 22, 2016 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Continue Falling

Truckload linehaul rates fell again in July from the same time a year ago, marking the fifth straight month of year-over-year declines, according to latest readings from the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index.

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

August 18, 2016 - Press Release

SkyBitz Adds VP of Telematics Sales for Local Fleets


Commercial Internet of Things telematics provider SkyBitz has hired Carolyn Rehling as its vice president of sales for the SkyBitz Local Fleets division.

Tags: New Hire, SkyBitz, Internet of Things

August 18, 2016 - Product News

FourKites Tracking Integrated With Oracle Transportation Management

The FourKites real-time load tracking platform is now available with Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Transportation Management version 6.3.0 and higher.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Asset Tracking, FourKites, Information Technology

August 17, 2016 - Industry News

Less Freight, More Trucks Push Spot Truckload Rates Lower

Average DAT spot market rates over the past four weeks. Graphic: DAT

A decline in the amount of freight on the spot truckload market coupled with an increase in the number of trucks needing cargo pushed rates down across the board, according to new weekly figures from DAT Solutions that are based on its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

August 16, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Pushes Industrial Production Higher Amid Other Reports

The output from the nation's factories, mines and utilities increased in July, the largest gain since November 2014, and there also are improvements in housing and e-commerce. But there is disagreement over what the latest inflation numbers mean for interest rates.

Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Consumer Prices, Federal Reserve, Home Building

August 16, 2016 - Industry News

Cass Freight Index: Shipments, Freight Spending Continue Declines

Overall shipment volumes and pricing are persistently weak, with increased levels of volatility as all levels of the supply chain continue to try to work down inventory levels, according to the latest Cass Freight Index report.

Tags: Economy, Cass Freight Index

August 15, 2016 - Industry News

American Central Transport Names Next President

Phil Wilt Photo: American Central Transport

American Central Transport COO Phil Wilt will take on the title of president, replacing Tom Kretsinger, who's moving up to chairman of the board and CEO.

Tags: Leadership, People, American Central Transport

August 15, 2016 - Industry News

AT&T Launches Telematics Solution for Commercial Fleets

Photo courtesy of AT&T Partner Exchange.

AT&T is rolling out a GPS-based fleet, asset and mobile workforce solution designed to help commercial fleets and other business customers track and manage vehicles, high-value assets, and mobile workers.

Tags: AT&T, AT&T Fleet Complete, Asset Tracking, Mobile Worker


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