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May 15, 2017 - Industry News

Third Annual Infrastructure Week Kicks Off

Screenshot via Infrastructure Week

Infrastructure Week is an industry-wide image and education movement, featuring a series of events, education, and advocacy efforts with the goal of improving our nation's infrastructure.

Tags: Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding, Trucking Moves America Forward

May 15, 2017 - Industry News

Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec to Speak at TMW/PeopleNet Conference

Robert Herjavec Photo via in.sight conference

Robert Herjavec of the ABC show Shark Tank and founder of the Herjavec Group will speak at PeopleNet and TMW Systems’ in.sight user conference and expo in August.

Tags: Conference, PeopleNet, TMW Systems, Speakers, Events

May 15, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Falls Despite Positive Environment

Source: FTR

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index fell slightly in March despite positive economic conditions, reversing an upturn from the previous month – but capacity is expected to tighten.

Tags: FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Freight Rates

May 12, 2017 - Industry News

NPTC Awards Fleet and Driver Honors

Winners of the Private Fleet Leadership awards. Photos: NPTC

The National Private Truck Council honored the winners of several fleet and personnel awards, including the Private Fleet Leadership awards, Fleet Safety awards, and the Driver Hall of Fame, at its annual conference in Cincinnati.

Tags: NPTC, Awards, Private Fleets

May 12, 2017 - Industry News

Kinedyne Designates May as Cargo Securement Awareness Month

Photo: CVSA

With the CVSA’s annual International Roadcheck less than a month away, cargo-control provider Kinedyne has designated May 2017 as the First International Cargo Securement Awareness Month.

Tags: Kinedyne, Inspections, Cargo Securement, CVSA, International Roadcheck

May 12, 2017 - Industry News

PwC: Global M&A Activity Stayed Stable in First Quarter

Photo: Evan Lockridge

In its Q1 2017 update on M&A activity in the global transportation and logistics space, PricewaterhouseCoopers reports that deal activity in the quarter remained stable.

Tags: Global, Mergers & Acquisitions

May 12, 2017 - Industry News

XPO Expands Chicagoland Last-Mile Network

Photo: XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics has announced an expansion of its last-mile logistics network in the Chicagoland area, effectively doubling the capacity of the company’s market delivery center in Chicago.

Tags: Chicago, New Facility, XPO Logistics, Last Mile Delivery

May 12, 2017 - Global News

MitFuso Opens Truck Power Charging Station in Japan

The “FUSO EV power charger” consists of eight chargers in two locations, which provide DC 50-500 Volt, 125 Ampere via CHAdeMO, and CHAdeMO Compo charging plugs. (Photo courtesy of FUSO)

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) inaugurated the first public power charging station dedicated to trucks in Japan, directly outside its Kawasaki manufacturing facility.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Electric Trucks, EV Charging Stations, eCanter

May 12, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Bounce Back along with Inflation Pressures

Retail sales in the U.S. bounced back in April after falling the month before as two readings of inflation also rebounded, all raising the prospect that the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates again in June.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Interest Rates, Consumer Prices, Wholesale Prices, Federal Reserve

May 11, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Higher Than Expected as Truckload Volume Dips

A gauge of the spot truckload freight market fell slightly last month but remained above levels from the same time the previous two years.

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

May 11, 2017 - Industry News

35th Shell Rotella SuperRigs Starts May 18

Photo: Shell Rotella

The 35th Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck beauty competition is set to take place from May 18-20 at the Exchange Center at Expo Square in Tulsa, Okla.

Tags: Competition, Shell Rotella, Contest, Events, Shell SuperRigs

May 11, 2017 - Industry News

NTTC Names Lee Miller Chairman

Lee Miller Photo via Miller Transporters

The National Tank Truck Carriers has selected Lee Miller to serve as the organization’s chairman of the board.

Tags: Leadership, People, NTTC, Tankers

May 11, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Schneider Profit Falls 19.8%, Covenant Reports Revised Loss

The truckload, intermodal and logistics services provider Schneider National Inc. reported its first earnings since going public last month, showing a decline in profitability, while another company has revised its earnings, pushing it into the red.

Tags: Covenant Transport, Schneider National, Covenant Transportation Group, Fleet Earnings

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Van, Reefer Rates Best Since January; Flatbeds Highest in Nearly Two Years

National average spot truckload rates for van, refrigerated, and flatbed freight rose during the week ending May 6, with van and reefer rates at their highest marks since January, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Daseke Posts $8.6 Million Loss, Radiant Logistics Sees Small Profit

Flatbed carrier group Daseke Inc. has released its first earnings report since becoming a publicly traded company earlier this year. It shows that losses moved higher, but the company’s expectations remain high.

Tags: Radiant Logistics, Fleet Earnings, Daseke Inc.

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

IIHS Tests Show Clear Safety Benefit of Side Underride Guards

Without a side underride guard, car in 35-mph crash test lodged beneath the semi-trailer. Photo: IIHS

Recently conducted tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have demonstrated the potentially life-saving benefit of placing side underride guards on trailers.

Tags: Accidents, IIHS, Trailers, Underride Guard, Underride

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Eases Back from Record High

Freight Transportation Services Index, March 2012 - March 2017. Graphic: U.S. DOT

After setting a new record high, a monthly gauge of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry retreated, according to new Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Economy, Freight Index

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar’s Sass Surveys the Road Ahead for HDTX Attendees

Jeff Sass addressing attendees of first HDTX fleet networking conference.

As Navistar works to move past the mistakes of the past and looks ahead to the future, International Trucks’ Jeff Sass opened HDT’s inaugural Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange fleet networking conference in Phoenix this week with a peek at the future, from electric trucks to autonomous vehicles

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, HDTX

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

XPO Logistics Wraps Rebranding of LTL Operations in North America

XPO LTL driver and truck show off the fleet's rebranded look. Photos: XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics Inc. has completed rebranding its North American less-than-truckload business.

Tags: XPO Logistics

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Names Jeff Allen and Stefan Kurschner to its Operating Committee

Jeff Allen Photos: Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America announced the appointment of Jeff Allen and Stefan Kurschner to its operating committee.

Tags: Leadership, People, Daimler Trucks North America

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

Seven GOP Lawmakers Signal Support for Hair-Testing Truckers

Photo: FMCSA

A letter signed by seven Republican Congressmen lays out their unequivocal support of a petition calling for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to allow hair testing in lieu of urinalysis to meet drug- testing requirements for truck-driver applicants.

Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, Hair Testing, CDL

May 9, 2017 - Product News

PrePass Trucks to Get Green Light in North Dakota

Photo: Help Inc.

Help Inc., has announced that PrePass-approved trucks will soon be able to use the electronic screening technology to bypass weigh stations in North Dakota.

Tags: North Dakota, Help Inc., PrePass, Weigh-Station Bypass

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

HDT Truck Fleet Innovators: It Pays to Focus on Data and People

HDT's Deborah Lockridge and Phillips' Rob Myers discuss fleet management with Innovators honorees (l-r) Altrichter, Lo Priore, Obermeyer, and Swart. Photo: Jack Roberts

Forward-thinking fleet executives touched on a variety of hot-button topics at the Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange fleet networking conference in Phoenix, including filtering data, using specs to your advantage, and motivating technicians and drivers.

Tags: HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, HDTX, Fleet Events

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

HDT Wins Regional Azbee Award for Modern Maintenance Manager Series

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine has won a Regional Gold Award in the 2017 Azbee Awards of Excellence for last year’s editorial series on the Modern Maintenance Manager.

Tags: Awards, ASBPE

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

TCA’s Deborah Sparks Joins Wreaths Across America

Deborah Sparks Photo courtesy of TCA

Deborah Sparks, vice president of development for the Truckload Carriers Association, has announced that she will leave the organization to oversee strategic development and logistics for Wreaths Across America.

Tags: Leadership, Charity, People, TCA, Wreaths Across America

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