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September 9, 2015 - Industry News

XPO Logistics to Buy Con-way in $3 Billion Deal

XPO Logistics announced late Wednesday that it is buying Con-way Inc. in a $3 billion deal that will make XPO the second largest LTL provider in North America and expand its global contract logistics platform.

Tags: 3PL, LTL, Mergers & Acquisitions, Con-way Inc., XPO Logistics

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

We're Looking for the 50 Greenest Fleets

Heavy Duty Trucking wants to identify some of the "greenest" fleets in the country for our 2015 Top Green Fleets issue and at the same time learn more about our nation's fleets.

Tags: Green Fleets, Survey, Awards, Top 50 Green Fleets

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

TCA Seeks Best Fleets to Drive For Nominations

Last year's Best Fleets to Drive For nominees. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge are seeking nominations from professional truck drivers for the annual Best Fleets to Drive For contest.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Contest, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Van, Refrigerated Rates Rebound Slightly

Spot truckload van and refrigerated freight rates finally recovered a little last week after a period of higher demand and declining fuel surcharges, while flatbeds continued to lose ground, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

September 9, 2015 - Product News

Orbcomm Offers Services Through Mobile Apps

Orbcomm has launched OrbcommMobile, which offers mobile apps for the company’s services and its Orbcommconnect subscriber management portal.

Tags: Reefers, Orbcomm, Asset Tracking, Mobile Apps

September 8, 2015 - Product News

DAT Offers Freight Market Analytics Online

Image: DAT Solutions

DAT Solutions has launched an online analytics service for transportation and logistics professionals to access truck and load data on the 149 North American markets with the highest concentrations of inbound and outbound freight.

Tags: Freight, Analytics, Load Board, DAT Solutions

September 8, 2015 - Industry News

How Long Will Congress Keep Highway Bill on Back Burner?

U.S. Capitol Photo: David Cullen

The Capitol Hill recess is finally over and trucking can hope that during their weeks away from Capitol Hill, every Member of Congress heard earfuls from constituents about the abysmal condition of roads and bridges in their home states and districts.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund, Highway Bill

September 8, 2015 - Industry News

Old Dominion Sees Increased LTL Freight in Current Quarter

Photo courtesy ODFL

With about three weeks remaining in the third quarter of the year, the less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line on Tuesday reported increases in the amount of freight it has handled over the previous two months.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, LTL, Tonnage, Less Than Truckload

September 4, 2015 - Press Release

Navistar Board Member Passes Away

John D. Correnti

John D. Correnti, a member of the Navistar Board of Directors, died on August 18. He was 68.

Tags: Navistar, In Memoriam

September 4, 2015 - Industry News

Trucking Gains 700 Jobs, Unemployment Drops to 5.1%

Photo: Schneider National

August employment numbers show a 700-job gain for the trucking industry, while unemployment dropped to its lowest level since April 2008.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment

September 4, 2015 - Industry News

Federal Panels to Discuss Driver Wellness Initiative

Photo: Seeing Machines

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board will meet jointly on Sept. 21-22 to discuss a new “driver wellness initiative”

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Health

September 4, 2015 - Product News

MacroPoint Granted 7th Patent for Freight Tracking System

MacroPoint announced that it has been granted a seventh United States patent for the company’s freight tracking system.

Tags: Macropoint, Patents, Freight, Asset Tracking

September 3, 2015 - Industry News

Governors Push for Long-Term Highway Bill

Image: Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG)

The Coalition of Northeastern Governors is urging transportation leaders on Capitol Hill “to act quickly to ensure continuity and stability of the nation's highway, transit, rail and safety programs and the Highway Trust Fund.”

Tags: Highway Trust Fund, Highway Bill, New York State, New England

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: U.S. Jobs Picture Improves, Manufacturing Struggling

The employment picture in the U.S. continues to improve but the manufacturing sector is fighting to show better signs of life.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

GHG Phase 2 Rule Comment Period Extended

Photo: Jim Park

Two weeks have been added to the period in which comments on the proposed Phase 2 round of federal GHG rules for commercial vehicles will be accepted.


September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Invests $18M to Upgrade Oregon Test Facility

Daimler Trucks North America has committed to investing $18 million to upgrade its current research and development facility in Madras, Ore.

Tags: Vehicle Testing, Oregon, Daimler Trucks North America

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Continue Slide

Rates on the spot freight market keep moving slowly downward as the amount of freight to haul edged just slightly higher by 0.1% overall over the past week.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Navistar Posts $28 Million Loss in Most Recent Quarter

Navistar International Corp. on Wednesday reported its financial losses widened during its fiscal third to $28 million, or a loss of 34 cents per diluted share.

Tags: Navistar, Earnings, International Trucks

September 1, 2015 - Industry News

New Jersey Braces for Pope's Impact on Traffic

Pope Francis Image via Kino Border Initiative

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has sent out a traffic alert in preparation for a visit from Pope Francis on Sept. 26-27.

Tags: New Jersey, Traffic Congestion, Department of Transportation, Philadelphia, New York City

September 1, 2015 - Industry News

OOIDA Reappoints Government Affairs Director

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is welcoming back Laura O’Neill-Kaumo to its Washington D.C. office as director of government affairs and counsel.

Tags: OOIDA, People, Owner-Operators

September 1, 2015 - Industry News

Werner Grooming Its President for Larger Role

Derek Leathers in a panel discussion at the Truckload Carriers Conference in 2013. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Werner Enterprises announced it will groom President and Chief Operating Officer Derek Leathers for an even larger role in the company, setting the stage for a non-family member to potentially take the helm for the first time since it was founded by C.L. Werner in 1956.

Tags: Werner Enterprises, People, Leadership

August 31, 2015 - Industry News

Element Financial Closes Acquisition of GE's Fleet Unit

Element Financial Corp. has closed its acquisition of GE Capital's U.S. fleet business and will now turn its attention toward integrating the two entities, the Toronto-based company announced Aug. 31.

Tags: GE Capital Fleet Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, Element Financial, Element Fleet Management

August 28, 2015 - Industry News

GMC Sierra HD Adds Steering Assist, Gooseneck Trailering

Photo of GMC Sierra HD AllTerrain crew cab courtesy of GM.

The GMC Sierra HD pickup will add several features for 2016, including active steering assist and a new gooseneck trailering package, according to General Motors.

Tags: Towing, GMC Sierra, GMC, 2016-MY

August 28, 2015 - Industry News

Southern California Ports to Adopt Appointment System

Photo: PierPass

To reduce truck congestion, a cargo appointment system will be adopted by 10 terminals operating out of the Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Congestion, Port Trucking

August 28, 2015 - Industry News

TCA President Steps Down

Brad Bentley resigned from his position of president of the TCA. Photo: TCA

Truckload Carriers Association president Brad Bentley resigned from his position, citing family obligations, the association announced.

Tags: Leadership, People, TCA


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