March 17, 2016 - Product News
Paragon Software Systems has added new capabilities to its routing and scheduling solutions that brings in real world data about street-level mapping, road speeds, and truck attributes.
Tags: Mapping, Routing, Paragon Software Systems, Delivery Fleets
MiX Telematics has launched MiX Journey Management, a risk management solution for U.S. oil and gas companies that is integrated with the company’s fleet management platform.
Tags: Risk Management, Fleet Management Software, MiX Telematics, Information Technology
March 16, 2016 - Industry News
Ford is offering a seven-camera system with its 2017 Super Duty trucks that gives a driver additional views around the side of the truck and behind the trailer, Ford has announced.
Tags: Ford, Ford Super Duty, Towing, Camera System, Rear-View Cameras, 2017-MY
Trucking and parcel delivery company FedEx Corp. on Wednesday reported lower quarterly profits, but adjusted earnings were better than expectations.
Tags: Economy, FedEx, FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, Fleet Earnings
Fleets will be able to acquire a 2014-2016 model year Chevrolet Silverado with a new camera system for trailering and a fifth-wheel prep package.
Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Towing, General Motors
Spot rates for refrigerated truckload freight are trending higher in the key produce states of California, Texas and Florida, while cargo volume posted a 10% increase over the past week, according to DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Solutions, Freight Rates
March 15, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to make it easier for military veterans to transition into civilian careers in the truck and bus industry by simplifying the process of getting a Commercial Learner’s Permit or Commercial Driver’s License.
Tags: FMCSA, Veterans, Hiring Veterans, Driver Shortage
The Trucking Conditions Index measure fell to a reading of 9.05 for January, indicating slowing growth patterns for truck freight.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Spot Freight, Freight Rates
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should see its traditional buildup toward the summer, despite difficult comparisons with last year’s unusual patterns, according to one report.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Ports
Retail sales in the U.S. fell for the second consecutive month during February, according to a new preliminary Commerce Department report, raising some concerns about overall economic growth this year.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Interest Rates, Ports, Wholesale Prices, Port Trucking, Federal Reserve, Producer Prices
March 14, 2016 - Product News
Updates to the Roadnet Anywhere platform consolidates views of routing, dispatching, proof of delivery, telematics, customer notifications, and business analytics into one place.
Tags: Routing, Roadnet Technologies, Omnitracs, Roadnet Anywhere
March 14, 2016 - Industry News
Canadian supply chain solutions company VersaCold Logistics Services has agreed to acquire Coastal Pacific Xpress, a large refrigerated carrier based in British Columbia.
Tags: Canada, LTL, Logistics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Truckload
March 11, 2016 - Industry News
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx has announced that DOT will hold two public hearings, one in Washington, D.C., and one in California, to get input on “how to best integrate the safe operation of automated vehicles.”
Tags: Autonomous Vehicles
The effort to inject a reform proposal widely viewed as favorable to trucking into an aviation bill has crashed and burned. At least for now.
Tags: Hours of Service, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Driver Pay
The Truckload Carriers Administration has awarded its Past Chairman’s Award to Dan England, chairman of the board of C.R. England and former chairman of TCA.
Tags: Leadership, Awards, C.R. England, People, TCA
Used medium-duty truck models (model-years 2005-2012) experienced a 1% resale value decline in February, and resale values for trucks model-year 2013-2014 dropped 0.9%.
Tags: Resale Value, Black Book, Medium-Duty Trucks, Depreciation
March 10, 2016 - Industry News
Vehicle transportation provider Amerifleet has expanded its vehicle transport and hauler program to more quickly and cost-effectively meet customer needs, according to the company.
Tags: Amerifleet, Vehicle Transportation
Amazon is leasing 20 Boeing 767s, the company's first official step into air cargo, to improve its capacity for short delivery times within the United States.
Tags: Cargo Management, Amazon.com, Aircraft
The Truckload Carriers Association has named FTC Transportation and Bison Transport the overall winners of its Fleet Safety and Best Fleets to Drive For awards.
Tags: Awards, Driver Turnover, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, Fleet Safety Award
The number of North American freight shipments and the amount of expenditures both posted strong increases in February from the month before, according to newly released Cass Freight Index figures.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index
March 9, 2016 - Industry News
John M. Boler, chairman of the board and founder of Hendrickson parent company, The Boler Company, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2016 at the age of 81.
Tags: Leadership, Obituary, People, Suspensions, Hendrickson
The Mid-America Trucking Show will be held from March 31-April 2, at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky., with several new features this year even as truck makers skip this year's show.
Tags: Fleet Forum, Events, Fleet Innovators, Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS
Intermodal and pipeline transportation helped drive the DOT's Freight Transportation Services Index to near a record high in January.
Tags: Freight Index
March 9, 2016 - Product News
PeopleNet has launched Managed Mobility Solutions as part of its ConnectedFleet Platform, to support customers with a company-owned, personally enabled communications device strategy.
Tags: telematics, PeopleNet, Mobile Devices, Samsung
Analytics startup company Drive Spotter has announced plans to scale its video analytics program, which is designed to improve commercial fleet vehicle and driver performance.
Tags: telematics, In-Vehicle Video, Dash Cam
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