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October 13, 2016 - Product News

DAT Solutions Integrates Small Carrier-Focused Getloaded

Image via DAT Solutions

DAT Solutions has announced that Getloaded, a load board for smaller freight brokers and carriers, will be integrated into the DAT Network of load boards.

Tags: DAT Solutions, Load Board, Integration

October 13, 2016 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel to Pay $28.5 Million in Clean Air Act Settlement

Image: U.S. Department of Justice

Detroit Diesel Corp. will pay $28.5 million, in a combination of fines and funding for pollution-reduction projects, to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, EPA, Department of Justice

October 13, 2016 - Product News

FourKites Receives $13 Million To Expand and Improve Platform

Photo: FourKites

Asset tracking software provider FourKites announced that it has raised $13 million in Series A funding led by Bain Capital Ventures, bringing total funding for the two-year-old company to $16.5 million.

Tags: Funding, Asset Tracking, Venture Capital, FourKites

October 13, 2016 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Slips Following Four Straight Monthly Gains

Freight Transportation Services Index, August 2011 - August 2016. Graphic: U.S. DOT

The amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry fell in August after rising four straight months, according to new Transportation Department figures, and reflecting trends in the overall economy.

Tags: Economy, Freight Index

October 13, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Post Weekly Gains

Fallout from Hurricane Matthew and the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy helped push spot market rates higher over the past week, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions, while a separate report shows rates in September were mixed when compared to the previous month and a year ago.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions, DAT North American Freight Index

October 13, 2016 - Product News

Aljex Integrates Truckstop.com Data Into TMS

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Aljex Software has integrated Truckstop.com data directly into its transportation management software system, the company announced.

Tags: TMS, Aljex Software, Truckstop.com, Software Integration

October 12, 2016 - Industry News

ATRI Appoints Congdon, Low to Board of Directors

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The American Transportation Research Institute has appointed David S. Congdon, vice chairman and CEO of Old Dominion Freight Line, and Robert E. Lowt, president and CEO of Prime, to its board of directors.

Tags: Leadership, Old Dominion Freight Line, ATRI, People, Prime Inc.

October 12, 2016 - Industry News

Registration Open for 2017 Work Truck Show

Registration is now open for the Work Truck Show 2017 and Green Truck Summit, to be held March 14-17 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Green Truck Summit, WTS, Show Registration, Events, Medium-Duty Trucks, Work Trucks

October 12, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA: New Final Rule Eases Way to CDLs for Military Vets

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a final rule that simplifies for current and former military personnel the process for obtaining a Commercial Learner’s Permit or Commercial Driver’s License.

Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Hiring Veterans

October 11, 2016 - Industry News

New Jersey to Hike Diesel Fuel Tax by 27 Cents

Gov. Christie speaking at announcement of fuel-tax deal with Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (left) and State Senate President Steve Sweeney (right) looking on. Photo: New Jersey Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen

New Jersey lawmakers have approved a bipartisan deal that not only raises fuel taxes in the Garden State for the first time in three decades, it substantially hikes them— by 23 cents per gallon for gasoline and by 27 cents for diesel.

Tags: New Jersey, Fuel Tax, Highway Funding

October 11, 2016 - Industry News

Acquisition to Bring Automatic Truck-Loading Tech to U.S.

Photo: Ancra Systems

The Heico Companies has acquired Dutch firm Ancra Systems B.V. with plans to bring the company’s automatic truck loading/unloading system to North American markets.

Tags: Cargo Management, Trailers

October 11, 2016 - Industry News

ARI to Demonstrate Ways to Improve ROI

Fleet services provider ARI will demonstrate and discuss ways to improve a fleet’s return on investment at the upcoming Fleet Technology Expo, taking place Oct. 17-19 in Schaumburg, Ill.

Tags: ARI, Return On Investment, Fleet Technology Expo, Speakers, Fleet Events

October 11, 2016 - Industry News

ATRI Still Seeking Carrier and Driver Input for Mayo Clinic Survey

ATRI is still looking for carrier and driver participation in a set of surveys it launched with the Mayo Clinic on the impact that the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners has had on the DOT medical exam process.

Tags: Survey, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, ATRI, Medical Examiners

October 10, 2016 - Industry News

Schneider Planning to Go Public

Photo: Schneider

Schneider intends to pursue an initial public offering of common stock next year, according to a statement.

Tags: IPO, Schneider

October 10, 2016 - Industry News

Parts of I-95 in North Carolina Still Closed

Clearing a road of debris from Hurricane Matthew. Photo: South Carolina Dept. of Transportation

Interstate 95 is closed in multiple locations between Exit 77 (Dunn, N.C.) and the South Carolina state line due to flooding in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, according to the latest update issued by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. In addition, I-40 West is closed between Exit 341, NC-55 to Exit 334, NC-96 between Newton Grove and Benson, also due to flooding.

Tags: Hurricane Matthew

October 7, 2016 - Global News

Mexican Telematics Market is Fragmented but Growing

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C.J. Driscoll & Associates has released its 148-page “2016-17 Mexican Telematics Market Study,” a comprehensive report details the state of telematics use in Mexico, including market penetration, types of fleets using telematics, and the major players.

Tags: Mexico, CJ Driscoll, Report

October 7, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Again Questions How Rhode Island Will Police Truck-Toll Dodgers

Map shows most of the originally proposed truck-only toll locations in Rhode Island. Image: RI DOT

Continuing to battle Rhode Island’s truck-only tolling plan, the American Trucking Associations is again questioning how the Ocean State will restrict trucks from avoiding its planned new automated tolls.

Tags: ATA, Tolls, Rhode Island

October 7, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Trucking Employment Sinks, Manufacturing Gains

Trucking employment in the U.S. slipped in September despite overall non-farm job growth moving higher for the 72nd straight month, according to a new Labor Department report. But other reports indicate manufacturing is regaining some steam, fueling speculation over an interest rate hike.

Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Employment, Federal Reserve

October 7, 2016 - Industry News

New York to Automate Tolling to Cut Congestion

Governor Cuomo announced a transformational plan to reimagine New York City-area crossings for the 21st century. Photo via office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled a plan to reduce traffic congestion in the New York City are by automating tolling of eight bridges and two tunnels.

Tags: New York, Tolls, Traffic Congestion, Electronic Tolls

October 7, 2016 - Industry News

Will New GHG Emissions Prompt a Pre-Buy?

Unlike previous emissions regulations that actually cut fuel economy, new GHG regs are making trucks more fuel efficient than ever. Photo: Daimler Trucks North America

A new report says the industry will likely see a pre-emission boom in Class 8 truck sales in 2019 and 2020, before a sharp drop into 2021 — but others say this time around is different.

Tags: Class 8, Truck Sales, GHG Phase 2

October 7, 2016 - Product News

Rand McNally Launches Next Generation E-Log and Fleet Management Device

The DC 200 comes in both matte silver and champagne gold colors. The light on top changes color to indicate different functions. Green means it's connected to the app. Blue indicates an over-the-air software update is happening. It flashes red and green when booting up. Photo: Deborah Lockridge.

Rand McNally unveiled a sleek, new electronic logging and fleet management device with cellular connectivity designed for small- and medium-sized fleets using Android smartphones or tablets.

Tags: telematics, Information Technology, Rand McNally, ELDs, ATA MC&E

October 6, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Honors SmartWay and TAEC Award Winners at MC&E

ATA members are honored for excellence in the EPA's Smartway program. Photo: Evan Lockridge

ATA recognized award recipients at the Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, honoring winners of the EPA SmartWay Excellence Award and the President's Trucking Association Executives Council Leadership Award.

Tags: ATA, SmartWay, Leadership, EPA, Iowa, Awards, ATA MC&E

October 6, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Website Previews Proposed CSA Changes

Screenshot of FMCSA's preview site for proposed SMS changes.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a set of proposed changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program and is seeking comment on the proposals via a special website it's set up to show motor carriers how the changes would affect their safety ratings.

Tags: FMCSA, Vehicle Safety, CSA, CSA score

October 6, 2016 - Product News

TMW Systems Creates ConnectedDock App for TruckMate TMS

ConnectedDock is a new Android App from TMW Systems for TruckMate TMS users designed to help streamline dock operations, minimize shipping errors and reduce lost revenue from incorrect weights, dimensions and OS&D.

Tags: TruckMate, TMW Systems, TMS, Mobile Apps

October 6, 2016 - Product News

SmartDrive Expands Transportation Intelligence Suite

Screenshot via SmartDrive

SmartIQ Segmentation is an expansion of its SmartDrive's Transportation Intelligence Suite that enables fleets to optimize strategies based on relevant and predictive performances differences across driver and vehicle segments

Tags: Fleet Management Software, SmartDrive Systems, Driver Coaching

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