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January 5, 2017 - Industry News

Driver Performs CPR on Heart-Attack Victim

Mark McConachie Photo via TCA

The Truckload Carriers Association has named truck driver Mark McConachie a Highway Angel for attempting to save another driver’s life by using CPR while on the job.

Tags: Driver Health, TCA, Highway Angel

January 5, 2017 - Industry News

WIT Seeks Nominees for Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award

The Women In Trucking Association and Truckstop.com are seeking nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award.

Tags: Awards, Women in Trucking Association, Women in Trucking, Logistics

January 5, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Jump, Capacity Tightens at Year’s End

Strong load-to-truck ratios during the final week of 2016 led to some of the highest spot truckload rates of the year, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

January 4, 2017 - Industry News

UPS Braces for Biggest Return Day of the Year

Photo: UPS

With the holiday season now finished, UPS is bracing for National Returns Day on Jan. 5, when return packages sent back to retailers are projected to hit their peak.

Tags: UPS, Delivery Fleets

January 4, 2017 - Industry News

NFI Acquires Canadian 3PL Dominion Warehousing & Distribution

Supply chain service provider NFI has acquired Dominion Warehousing & Distribution, a Canadian third-party logistics firm, to expand its service offering in that country.

Tags: Canada, 3PL, NFI, Mergers & Acquisitions

January 4, 2017 - Industry News

Bendix Launches Online Trucking Industry Resource

Screenshot via Knowledge-Dock.com

Bendix has launched a new center of commercial vehicle information at its website safertrucks.com, centered around a new multimedia center called the Knowledge Dock.

Tags: Maintenance, Online Tool, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Safety

January 4, 2017 - Industry News

Bestpass Hit $450 Million in Toll Volume Last Year

Photo: Bestpass

Bestpass scored a company milestone last year by surpassing $450 million dollars in total toll volume and processing more than $1.2 million in tolls per day.

Tags: Tolls, Bestpass, Toll Management

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Best in 2 Years, Construction Highest in 10 Years

Manufacturing in the U.S. ended 2016 on a high note, hitting its best level since 2014, according to two new reports, while separate data reveals construction spending in the country hit its highest level in a little more than a decade.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

CAT Scale Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Photo courtesy of Cat Scale

CAT Scale is scoring a company milestone in 2017, hitting 40 years of operation since it began in 1977.

Tags: Weigh Stations, CAT Scale, Milestones

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Seeks to Accurately Count Women in Trucking

FMCSA Administrator Scott Darling and professional driver Stephanie Klang. Photo via Women in Trucking

The Women In Trucking Association has created the WIT Index in an effort to more accurately track the number of women working in the trucking industry.

Tags: Women in Trucking Association, Women in Trucking, Women Drivers

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

China Paving a Way for Autonomous Trucks

With cooperation from the Chinese government, TuSimple, a Chinese autonomous driving startup, has signed an agreement that will allow it to test autonomous trucks on public roads by Oct. 2017.

Tags: China, Autonomous Vehicles, Global

December 30, 2016 - Industry News

Southern Refrigerated Transport Names Senior VP of Administration

Billy Cartright Photo via Southern Refrigerated Transport

Billy Cartright has joined the executive team at Southern Refrigerated Transport, filling the role of senior vice president of administration at the company.

Tags: Leadership, People, Southern Refrigerated Transport

December 30, 2016 - Industry News

Is Amazon Planning a Flying Warehouse?

Photo: Amazon

An Amazon patent filing surfaced on Dec. 28 describing an airborne fulfillment center for the company’s drone delivery system, according to a report by CNBC.

Tags: Amazon.com, Patents, Drones, Last Mile Delivery

December 30, 2016 - Industry News

HDT’s Most Popular Photo Galleries of 2016

Photo courtesy of Shell Rotella

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine brought its readers colorful photos from around the country in 2016, showing new vehicles, industry events, truck beauty contests, and a particularly important Christmas Tree.

Tags: Photo Gallery, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, 2016

December 29, 2016 - Industry News

HDT's Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

Photo via U.S. Department of Transportation

In addition to Heavy Duty Trucking magazine's news coverage of the trucking industry, our editors also provided commentary to give insight and context to 2016's stories, both big and small.

Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Blogs, 2016

December 29, 2016 - Industry News

Toll Bridge Offers New Routing Option for Truckers Crossing Ohio River

The Lewis and Clark Bridge Photo: Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project

A new routing option has opened for truckers in the Midwest with the State Road 265 bridge across the Ohio River between Kentucky and Indiana, known formerly as the East End bridge and now renamed the Lewis and Clark Bridge.

Tags: Tolls, Indiana, Kentucky, Bridges

December 29, 2016 - Industry News

Report Finds Fleet Telematics Adoption Steadily Increasing

Western states saw the highest telematics adoption rates in the survey.

Telematics adoption has crept up to 44% and is as high as 78% in the utility fleet industry, according to a new report by GPS Insight and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine publisher Bobit Business Media.

Tags: Telematics, Bobit Business Media, GPS Insight, Survey

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Powers Heaviest Rose Parade Float with Lucy Pet Products

Photo courtesy of Ford

The record-breaking float, powered by a 6.8L V-10 engine, is more than 125 feet long and 137,000 pounds.

Tags: Ford

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

HDT's Most Popular News Stories of 2016

Photo: Tom Berg

In 2016, the trucking industry saw several major news stories play out on a near daily basis. Major updates to emissions regulations, the end of Cat Truck, and, of course, the presidential election all caught the attention of our readers in a big way this year.

Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, 2016

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

HDT's Most Popular Articles of 2016

Photo: Jim Park

In 2016 Heavy Duty Trucking magazine covered several major issues affecting the trucking industry including the ELD mandate, overtime rules, driver retention and many others.

Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, 2016

December 27, 2016 - Industry News

Daseke Agrees to Merger Worth $626 million

Daseke, a flatbed, open-deck and specialty trucking company, has agreed to a $626 million merger agreement with Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp., which will make it a publicly traded company.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Flatbed, Daseke Inc.

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

Schneider Files Paperwork Preparing to Go Public

Schneider National Inc. has filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission in preparation for going public with an initial public stock offering of up to $100 million.

Tags: IPO, Schneider

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

Private Equity Firm Buys Utah-Based Refrigerated Carriers

KJM Capital, an Orlando, Fla.-based private equity firm, has acquired refrigerated carriers Interide Transport and Blue Sky Logistics in separate transactions.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Food and Beverage Fleets, Refrigerated Trailers

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

NATSO Training Course Focuses on Aiding Drivers in Distress

The NATSO Foundation truckstop trade association has launched an online course designed to promote highway safety by teaching truckstop owners, operators, and employees how to help drivers in physical, emotional, or financial distress.

Tags: Online Training, Truckstops, NATSO, Driver Wellness

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Overall Growth Revised Higher, Business Investment Up

The economy expanded more than previously estimated in the third quarter, and separate reports offered up some relatively positive economic news just in time for the holidays.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Durable Goods, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators, Personal Income, Gross Domestic Product

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