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May 11, 2016 - Press Release

National Truck Protection Adds Custom Claims Service

National Truck Protection Co., Inc. (NTP), a provider of extended service contracts to the trucking industry, announced the introduction of a new Custom Claims Administration Service.

Tags: Claims Management, National Truck Protection

May 11, 2016 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Measure Falls to Lowest Level in Two Years

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

The amount of freight moved by the nation’s entire for-hire transportation industry declined for the second straight month in March, hitting its lowest level since March 2014, according to U.S. Transportation Department figures released on Wednesday.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index

May 11, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates, Volume Jump Over Past Week

Truckload rates on the spot freight market increased sharply in two of the three equipment types during the first week of May, according to new figures released by DAT Solutions and based on its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

May 10, 2016 - Industry News

International Offers Over-the-Air Programming for Cummins Engines

International Truck will be the first OEM to offer over-the-air truck programming for Cummins engines, allowing fleets to update engine control modules with a secure Wi-Fi connection.

Tags: Cummins, International, Engines, Wi-Fi

May 10, 2016 - Industry News

TMW Report: Carriers Face Declining Utilization

In the past 12 months, truckload carriers have been facing declining equipment utilization despite solid financial gains driven by a better rate environment, according to TMW Systems’ latest Transportation & Logistics Study.

Tags: Utilization, Survey, TMW Systems, Logistics

May 10, 2016 - Industry News

ATRI Seeks Operational Cost Data From Carriers

The American Transportation Research Institute is looking for carriers to participate in its annual update to the Operational Costs of Trucking Report.

Tags: Operating Costs, Survey, ATRI

May 10, 2016 - Industry News

U.S., Canadian Spot Freight Markets See Lower Monthly Volumes

Graphic: DAT Solutions

Two separate measures of spot market truck freight volume turned lower in April following an improvement the month before.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions, TransCore Link Logistics

May 9, 2016 - Industry News

FTR's New Index Shows Somewhat Positive Intermodal Conditions

FTR's new Intermodal Competitive Index indicated that intermodal conditions were generally positive but not stellar.

Tags: Industry Research, Intermodal, FTR

May 9, 2016 - Industry News

IANA Expects Intermodal Volume Increases this Year

Source: IANA

Intermodal volume in the first quarter of 2016 increased, underscoring the segment's core strengths despite other indicators, according to the Intermodal Association of North America’s latest report.

Tags: Intermodal, Freight, IANA

May 6, 2016 - Industry News

Canadian Trucking Alliance Offers Help in Alberta Fire

Screenshot via RedCross.ca

The Canadian Trucking Alliance is asking its members to donate to the Red Cross to help thousands of people who have been affected by the Fort McMurray fire in Alberta, Canada.

Tags: Fire, Red Cross, Canadian Trucking Alliance, Donations

May 5, 2016 - Industry News

Former Driver Involved in Deadly Shooting at Knight Facility

A former Knight Transportation truck driver killed one man and injured two others before committing suicide at a Knight facility in Katy, Texas.

Tags: People, Knight Transportation

May 5, 2016 - Product News

Aljex Offers Auto-Posting for Load Boards

Aljex Software has implemented a new feature called Auto-Post for its trucking module, allowing dispatchers and asset managers to post available equipment to load boards with a single click.

Tags: Dispatch, Brokers, Load Board, Aljex Software, Truckstop.com

May 5, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Roadrunner Profit Dives; XPO, USA Truck Report Losses

Loose capacity and a sluggish economy in the first quarter helped drive down earnings for Roadrunner, XPO and USA Truck.

Tags: Roadrunner Transportation, USA Truck, XPO Logistics, Fleet Earnings

May 5, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Stall, Available Loads Increase

The number of spot market loads jumped 9% during the final week of April compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards, but rates showed hardly any improvements.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

May 4, 2016 - Industry News

California Awards $23.6 Million for Electric Drayage Trucks

California is awarding $23.6 million to the South Coast Air Quality Management District for a statewide zero-emission drayage truck development and demonstration project.

Tags: Air Resources Board, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero Emissions, Hybrid Trucks

May 4, 2016 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride Supports Industry Job Board

Screenshot via AutoCareCareers.org

HDA Truck Pride has partnered with the Auto Care Association to support an industry job board with available positions and resumes of qualified candidates in the auto care industry.

Tags: Recruiting, HDA Truck Pride, Technicians, Employment

May 4, 2016 - Product News

Logistic Dynamics Offers Freight Tracking With MacroPoint

Transportation management company Logistic Dynamics, Inc., has partnered with asset tracking provider MacroPoint to offer freight tracking for shippers, brokers, third-party logistics companies and carriers.

Tags: Macropoint, Freight, Logistics, Asset Tracking

May 3, 2016 - Industry News

Fleets: No 'Doom and Gloom' Over Slowing Environment

Source: CK Commercial Vehicle Research

Recently surveyed truck fleets are not reporting “doom and gloom” despite a slowing industry environment and a desire for more freight by some, according to the Q2 CK Commercial Vehicle Research Fleet Sentiment Report.

Tags: Research, Survey, CK Commercial Vehicle Research

May 3, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Updates F-150's 3.5L Turbo, Adds 10-Speed

Photo of 10-speed transmission and 3.5L EcoBoost engine courtesy of Ford.

The 2017 F-150 will arrive with a more powerful twin-turbo V-6 and 10-speed transmission to deliver improved acceleration and performance than the prior model, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Engines, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Transmissions

May 2, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Alliance Opposes HOS Fix in Senate Bill

Photo: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

A coalition of major carriers has come out firmly opposed to language put forth by the Senate Appropriations Committee to fix earlier legislative wording that muddied the future status of the 34-hour restart provision of the Hours of Service rule.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, U.S. Senate, The Trucking Alliance

May 2, 2016 - Industry News

FedEx Gets Final OK to Buy TNT Express

Image: TNT.com

Now that the government of China has approved FedEx Corp.’s intended acquisition of TNT Express N.V., the massive deal is on track to close by June 30.

Tags: TNT Express, FedEx

May 2, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Remains Weak, Construction Strong

Two new readings of the U.S. manufacturing sector for April show the second quarter began with a slowdown in production and new business growth, while a separate report indicates construction activity is booming.

Tags: Economy, Construction Industry, Manufacturing

April 29, 2016 - Industry News

Americans Support Mileage-Based Fees to Fund Infrastructure

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

April 29, 2016 - Industry News

DHL Report Scopes out Logistics Trends to Watch

Photo: DHL

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

April 29, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: ABF Parent ArcBest Moves to a First Quarter Loss

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

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