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Economic Watch: New Figures Showing Storm Damage

Retail sales in the U.S. reversed course in August along with industrial production, both taking a hit due to due to recent storms, as price inflation reared its head, while consumers appeared to be ever resilient.

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Spot Truckload Rates Jump in Wake of Hurricanes

The number of loads on the spot truckload freight market fell 3% during the week ending Sept. 9, which included the Labor Day holiday and supply chain disruptions caused by two hurricanes, according to freight matching provider DAT Solutions and its load boards.

The Federal Highway Adminstration has begun testing three-truck platoons on Interstate 66 in Virginia, in addition to track testing like this. Photo: FHWA

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FHWA Tests Three-Truck Platoon on Virginia Interstate

The latest series of platoon tests will evaluate Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control technology, which adds vehicle-to-vehicle communications to the adaptive cruise control capability now available in new vehicles and allows trucks to operate more smoothly as a unit, reducing and controlling the gaps between trucks.

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Comdata, AscendTMS Partner to Provide Free TMS to Carriers, Fleets

AscendTMS will be offered to Comdata fleet and carrier customers, at no cost, to fully manage their logistics businesses.

Photo courtesy of Geotab.

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Geotab Launches GO8 LTE Telematics Device

Like its predecessor, the new GO8 also offers advanced GPS technology, G-force monitoring, Geotab IOX expandability, engine and battery health assessments, and in-vehicle audible driver coaching, according to Geotab.

A panel discussion at the FTR Conference tackles the Amazon effect, with FTR's Eric Starks (left) moderating. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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The Amazon Effect on Freight Transportation Discussed at FTR Conference

Talk about how the company Amazon is changing the future of freight transportation kicked off the final day of the FTR Transportation Conference in Indianapolis on Wednesday with a panel that included two truck fleet representatives.

ATA chief Chris Spear testifying on autonomous truck technology to Senate panel on Sept. 13. Photo: ATA, via Twitter

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Senate Panel Hears Pros and Cons of Autonomous Trucks

While the House has already passed a bill that could help bring self-driving cars to market faster, a Senate panel is taking a more deliberative approach by considering whether such legislation should also help foster the development of autonomous truck technologies.

Image via 10-4 Systems

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Trimble Acquires 10-4 Systems

Trimble has announced it has acquired privately held 10-4 Systems, a provider of multimodal shipment visibility solutions for shippers and transportation companies.

From left, Greg Eddy, president and CEO of Venture Logistics; Don Hinkle, vice president of equipment services at YRC Worldwide; and  Maverick Vice President of Maintenance Mike Jeffress. Photo by Evan Lockridge

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Fleets Talk ELDs, Specs, Self-Driving Trucks on FTR Equipment Panel

How fleets think about equipment, electronic logging devices and even the future of autonomous vehicles were in the spotlight Wednesday afternoon at the annual FTR Transportation Conference in Indianapolis, as three trucking fleet people spoke on a panel about the challenges they face in today’s uncertain trucking environment.

Photo of 2018 Ram 1500 Tradesman regular cab long bed courtesy of FCA.

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2018 Ram 1500 Adds Factory Telematics

The 2018 Ram 1500 will arrive with an embedded fleet telematics module, standard backup camera, larger audio display screen and other features, Fiat Chrysler has announced.

USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
Considerations to Make Before Financing Your Next Truck Lease
This e-book will guide you through the proper steps and procedures to follow in order to effectively analyze and determine which leasing options are right for your fleet.
Why Fleets Should Be Looking Beyond ELD
With the ELD Mandate deadline looming, fleets are understandably focused on ensuring they are compliant. But many fleets are planning to minimally comply, investing as little as possible in ELD technology – for those fleets, ELDs will always be a cost center. For fleets taking a long-term view, ELDs can be a profit center.
Understanding Electronic Logging Devices
On December 18th, 2017, companies who are already required to have their drivers keep paper logs to record Hours of Service (HOS) will now be required to switch to electronic logging devices (ELDs). Find out answers to your questions about what this means for your company and your drivers in this eBook.
ELD Exemption Guide
The ELD compliance deadline will be here before you know it. Find out if you’re exempt with this complimentary ELD exemption assessment.
AOBRDs vs. ELDs Cheat Sheet
The FMCSA's ELD Mandate lists ELD-compliant devices as a requirement, but how does this new technology compare to devices that have been used in the past? In this cheat sheet, you'll learn about the major differences between an automatic on-board recording device (AOBRD) and an electronic logging device (ELD).
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