Fleet Management

MacKay & Co.'s proprietary measure, Truckable Economic Activity, reflects the portion of the GDP that spends its time in trucks. Photo courtesy Today's Trucking via Twitter.

News

Trucking Economy Forecast Looks Good for 2018

Truckable Economic Activity is expected to continue at its current pace, according to Dr. Bob Dieli, president and founder of RDLB Inc., speaking at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas.

December Truck Tonnage Index Source: ATA

News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 3.7% Last Year

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased by 3.7% overall in 2017 compared to the year before, marking its largest annual gain since 2013.

News

Demand for Spot Truckload Capacity Slows, Rates Edge Slightly Lower

National average spot van and flatbed rates fell slightly and the refrigerated rate was unchanged during the week ending Jan. 20 as there were fewer loads and an increase in truck capacity, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Photo: U.S. Department of Transportation

News

Fed Economist: 'All Sectors Have Room to Grow'

In the years following the recession, U.S. economic growth has been "so modest that no sector has been overheated,” said William Strauss, senior economist and economic adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Photo: U.S. Department of Transportation

News

Leaked Infrastructure Plan: No Fuel Tax Hike, but Tolling Interstates OK

UPDATED A draft of the Trump Administration’s long-promised infrastructure plan, obtained and published on Jan. 22, is arguably most compelling for what it leaves out: Any talk of boosting federal fuel taxes.

With the ELD mandate now in place, the next step is to educate fleet owners, managers and drivers on how to best use the data and high-level information they can now access. Photo: Omnitracs

Articles

How Trucking Has Evolved and Where It Could be Going

The transportation and supply chain industry has evolved immensely throughout the past year. In 2018, with new technologies in our cabs and the ELD mandate in effect, more eyes will be on our industry.

News

Truckload Linehual, Intermodal Rates Continue Increasing

A measure of truckload linehaul rates has hit a new record high while a separate gauge of intermodal shipping rates showed it posted its 15th straight increase.

Image of T880S Dump Truck courtesy of Kenworth

News

Kenworth Continues Government Sales Program

Kenworth Truck Company is offering a program with the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) that expands sales opportunities for new Kenworth Class 6-8 chassis to more than 50,000 NJPA members throughout the United States and Canada.

News

Economic Watch: Consumer Sentiment Hits 6-Month Low, Housing Starts Fall

Consumers are feeling less upbeat, due to uncertainty about economic conditions following the tax overhaul recently signed into law, according to a new report. Meanwhile the level of new home construction last year was the best in a decade despite a December decline.

News

Earnings Watch: J.B. Hunt Profit More Than Triples

Trucking, intermodal and logistics services provider J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. kicked off the fourth quarter 2017 and full-year earnings season in the trucking industry on Thursday when it reported big gains in profits for both periods, due in large part to the recent tax law changes approved by Congress late last year.

USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
Driver Incentives that Work
The right driver incentives can have a powerful impact on safety. Learn from safety leaders at three organizations how to engage drivers with rewards and incentives that work. Optimize your own program with remedies for 6 common challenges.
Newsletter

We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.

GotQuestions?

ELDs and Telematics

sponsored by
sponsor logo

Scott Sutarik from Geotab will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Sleeper Cab Power

Steve Carlson from Xantrex will answer your questions and challenges

View All