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Spot Truckload Rates, Demand for Trucks Remain High

The number of posted loads gained 2.5% while truck posts dipped 1.2% on the spot truckload market during the week ending June 24, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

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Kenworth, Peterbilt Dealers to Exhibit at North American Commercial Vehicle Show

Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers will represent the brands at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show Sept. 25-28 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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Economic Watch: Slowing Factory Activity Leads to Growing Concerns

A preliminary report released Monday showed a drop in a key benchmark for future business spending, as total orders and shipments of durable goods were mixed, according to the Commerce Department.

A wide-open road in Mexico. Photo:México Secretaria de Comunicación y Transportes

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Report: Trucking in Mexico Ripe for 3PLs

The trucking market in Mexico, despite its complexities, presents opportunities to third-party logistics providers, contends a new report released by market-research and consultancy firm Armstrong & Associates Inc.

The new Weather Company Ground Transporation app also warns of  road conditions such as ice, snow, puddles or wet pavement. Photo: Weather Company

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New Weather App for Truck Drivers Boasts Aviation-Style Forecasting

A new, trucking-focused app from the Weather Company provides accurate weather forecasts and real-time updates for 2.2-billion locations around the world every day, with vital data being refreshed every 15 minutes.

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Economic Watch: Manufacturing Hits Nine-Month Low, Home Sales Rebound

A first look at the nation’s manufacturing sector this month shows conditions have hit a nine-month low, while home sales have roared back amid near-term expectations the overall economy will continue with a moderate expansion.

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Trucking’s Share of Cross-Border Freight Falls

The value of freight moved between the U.S and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico moved higher in April for the sixth straight month, but trucking's share fell, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

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House Bill Aims For Dedicated Revenue Source for Freight Infrastructure

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House on June 22 would create a Freight Transportation Infrastructure Trust Fund, funded through a national 1% “waybill fee” on the transportation cost of goods.

The "Everyday Heroes" Kenworth T680. Photo: Kenworth

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Everyday Heroes Truck Auctioned to J&L Transportation

The “Everyday Heroes” Kenworth T680 was auctioned off for charity to Phoenix-based J&L Transportation, netting 89,000 for the Truckers Against Trafficking non-profit group.

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PeopleNet Adds Continental TPMS Integration

PeopleNet has announced the integration of the ContiPressureCheck tire pressure monitoring system from Continental.

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7 Benefits of Bundling ELD & Fleet Tracking Solutions
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5 Core Benefits of Telematics
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Idle Reduction: Benefits Without the Sacrifices
Idle reduction laws differ by state and can impact fleet costs as well as driver retention. Learn what the idle reduction options are and how to choose the best solution for your company.
Re-evaluating the Total Cost of Fleet Ownership
Escalating costs are causing fleet owners to take a closer look at their total cost of ownership (TCO). But when doing so, many don’t take into account all the factors that make up their TCO and make generic comparisons that can be misleading. In this report, you’ll learn all the components that need to be calculated for an accurate TCO, and how a tool developed by Ryder helps fleet owners understand their costs, while saving money on their transportation spend.
Video Safety Myth vs. Reality
If you own or manage a fleet, collisions happen. But, why? A video safety program can help eliminate the guesswork. Get answers to your most nagging questions and bust the myths that plague the video safety industry. If I implement video, will my drivers pushback? Will I have time to review all of the video and data? Download "Myths vs. Reality" and learn the truth behind the myths.

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