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Freight Transportation Services Index, July 2012 - July 2017. Graphic: U.S. DOT

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Trucking Helps Push For-Hire Freight Movements to New High

The level of for-hire freight shipments in the U.S during July hit another record high, according to new Transportation Department figures, eclipsing two previous records set just earlier this year.

Noel Perry speaking at the FTR Transportation Conference. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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Hurricanes Could Cost GDP Half a Percentage Point in Q3

Speaking about the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma at the FTR Transportation Conference, analysts estimated that the economic impact on the region could cost GDP 0.5% in the third quarter of 2017.

Articles

Analysis: Why GDP Numbers Are Better Than You Think

In the early 1990s, it was common to hear economists define a healthy economy as one with gross domestic product growth of around 3% annually.These days, when growth gets close to that “magic number,” it’s greeted with a yawn — and it shouldn’t, says business contributing editor Evan Lockridge.

"Sometimes growing stronger is also the next thing that leads to the next recession," said Dr. Larry Davidson, professor emeritus of business economics and public policy at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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FTR Conference: Expect 'Sauntering' Economy to Continue

"Sometimes growing stronger is also the next thing that leads to the next recession." Dr. Larry Davidson, professor emeritus of business economics and public policy at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, talked about "secular stagnation" at the FTR Transportation Conference.

Coast Guard Flood Punt Teams conduct rescue operations in Jacksonville, Florida, Sept. 11, 2017. Photo: Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard District 7

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Florida Escapes Worst of Irma, Impact Felt Across State

Hurricane Irma's late shift to the west seems to have spared Florida the worst of the storm, but even with reduced impact, its effects are widespread.

Joshua Brown's Tesla sedan, after the crash with a truck that took his life. Photo: NTSB/Florida Highway Patrol

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NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that a truck driver’s failure to yield the right of way and a car driver’s “inattention due to over-reliance on vehicle automation” are the probable cause of the May 7, 2016, collision of a tractor-trailer and a Tesla S sedan operating in autonomous mode.

Photo via Transflo

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C.H. Robinson Offers Transflo Telematics to Carrier Network

Third-party logistics provider C.H. Robinson has entered into an agreement with telematics company Transflo to supply telematics for its carrier network.

Photo: XPO Logistics

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XPO Plans to Double Last-Mile Network

XPO Logistics has announced plans to nearly double its current last-mile footprint to 85 service hubs by late 2018.

Photo courtesy of T-Mobile.

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T-Mobile to Offer Geotab-Sourced Telematics Product

T-Mobile will offer a cloud-based fleet management telematics system called SyncUP FLEET this fall under a partnership with Geotab, the wireless provider announced.

Paul Trombino Photo via McClure Engineering

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President Trump Nominates FWHA Administrator

President Trump has nominated Paul Trombino to be the administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, replacing current acting administrator Brandye Hendrickson.

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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
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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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