April 14, 2016 - Industry News
Following two straight months of growth, the amount of freight moved by for-hire operations in the U.S. fell in February from the month before, due in part to a substantial decline in trucking, according to new Transportation Department figures.
Tags: Economy, Freight Index
April 13, 2016 - Product News
Omnitracs has made vehicle location tracking available through the Sylectus Mobile On Demand feature of the Sylectus Mobile app for iOS and Android mobile devices.
Tags: Fleet Management Software, Sylectus, TMS, Omnitracs, Mobile Apps
April 13, 2016 - Industry News
Retail sales in the U.S. disappointed once again last month, causing high inventory levels to fall only marginally while wholesales prices declined, according to three separate reports released on Wednesday.
Tags: Retail Sales, Business Inventories, Producer Prices, Wholesale Prices, Economy
The Texas Transportation Commission voted to give trucks a break on the cost of tolls on a portion of State Highway 130 and State Highway 45SE as part of the Truck Toll Discount Program approved by the 84th Legislature.
Tags: Traffic Congestion, TxDOT, Truck Tolls
Spot freight rates eased off the gas as spot truckload volume dipped 1% and the number of posted trucks increased 6.2% for the week ending April 9, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
April 12, 2016 - Industry News
Women In Trucking honored nearly 200 female professional drivers with its 7th annual Salute to Women Behind the Wheel at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show.
Tags: Awards, Women in Trucking Association, Events, Women Drivers
Walmart Transportation has named 12 trucking and transportation partners as its 2015 Carriers of the Year.
Tags: Partnership, Awards, Walmart
A coalition of trucking interests has come out bluntly critical of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s efforts to put in place its proposed Safety Fitness Determination rule.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety Fitness Determination
Owner-operator truckers from across the United States and Canada compete for cash and prizes, and for a chance at being featured in the 2017 Super Rigs Calendar.
Tags: Shell Rotella, Owner-Operators, Shell SuperRigs, Events
DHL Express has begun its first Safe Driving Rodeo competition that puts 180 of its U.S. couriers to the test for 112 workdays to promote DHL’s safety culture by having drivers engage in friendly head-to-head competition.
Tags: DHL, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Safe Driving Competition, Delivery Fleets
April 11, 2016 - Industry News
The Morgantown, W. Va., city council has lost an appeal to regulate traffic along Route 7 in its jurisdiction based on size and weight.
Tags: Regulations, West Virginia, Truck Weight, Court Ruling
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has announced it has terminated efforts to merge with Norfolk Southern Corp.
Tags: Railroads, Norfolk Southern, CP
YRC Freight is offering a new accelerated service with shipment times that are one or two days faster than standard shipment times.
Tags: LTL, Freight, YRC Freight
Spot market freight volume got a 38% percent boost from seasonal freight in March, but the DAT North American Freight Index remains at one of its lowest levels in years, according to newly released figures.
April 8, 2016 - Industry News
Shelley Simpson of J.B. Hunt has received the 2016 Women In Trucking Association’s Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award.
Tags: Leadership, Awards, J.B. Hunt, Women in Trucking Association, People, Women in Trucking, Logistics
April 7, 2016 - Industry News
Volvo, Daimler Trucks, DAF Trucks, Iveco, MAN Truck & Bus and Scania all participated in the challenge, driving platooned convoys thousands of miles across multiple borders in countries that included Sweden, Germany and Belgium.
Tags: European Union, Global, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles
April 7, 2016 - Product News
The load tracking platform FourKites has been integrated with McLeod Software’s PowerBroker, adding tracking capabilities for users of the brokerage management software.
Tags: Vehicle Tracking, McLeod Software, Asset Tracking, FourKites
Ford Fleet Care replaced Quality Fleet Care as the company's consolidated parts and service billing tool on April 1, according to Ford.
Tags: Ford, Parts and Service, Billing
April 6, 2016 - Industry News
Spot truckload volume increased 11% during the week ending April 2 as shippers moved freight out the door to close the first quarter on a high note, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
Volvo Trucks North America has ratified a new five-year agreement with the United Auto Workers covering about 2,000 union workers at its New River Valley, Va., plant.
Tags: Vehicle Manufacturing, UAW, Labor Unions, Volvo Trucks North America
April 5, 2016 - Industry News
The Food and Drug Administration announced on Feb. 5 that it has finalized a rule that will require certain shippers, loaders, carriers by motor or rail vehicle, and receivers involved in transporting human and animal food to use sanitary practices to ensure the safety of that food.
Tags: FDA, Food and Beverage Fleets, Refrigerated Trailers
While the U.S. trade deficit increased to a six-month high in February, U.S. exports seem to finally be turning around for the better. Meanwhile, the nation’s service sector improved again last month, and a final report on manufacturing offers hope for this freight-significant indicator.
Tags: Economy, Factory Orders, Non-Manufacturing, Factory Shipments, Trade
Drivewyze, which offers weigh station bypass via an app on a smartphone or tablet, says it’s now able to do some interesting analytics of all the data collected from three years’ worth of operation, including how much fleets save by bypassing weigh stations.
Tags: Drivewyze, Analytics, Weigh Stations, MATS
April 4, 2016 - Industry News
LOUISVILLE, KY -- Truckstop.com is offering its customers an app designed to simplify the load payment process, giving owner-operators and small fleets a secure way to organize and control their payments.
Tags: Brokers, Truckstop.com
April 1, 2016 - Industry News
Heavy Duty Trucking magazine received a 2016 Jesse H. Neal Business Journalism Award for the 10-part Driver Dilemma series, covering the driver shortage.
Tags: Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Driver Dilemma
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