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October 28, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Steady as Available Freight Increases

While there were slightly more loads and trucks on the spot market during the week ending Oct. 22, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards, rates moved little from the week before.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

October 27, 2016 - Industry News

XPO Logistics Sells Truckload Operations to TransForce

Photo: XPO

XPO Logistics Inc. (NYSE: XPO) announced Thursday that it has sold its truckload business to Canada's growing trucking concern TransForce Inc. (TSX: TFI) for approximately $558 million in cash.

Tags: Con-way Truckload, Mergers & Acquisitions, TransForce, XPO Logistics

October 27, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: YRC, Universal Truckload Post Smaller Profits

Earnings for the parent of the mainly less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight and others turned in a smaller third quarter numbers late Thursday, while one logistics operator also reported its profit is down from a year ago.

Tags: Economy, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight, Fleet Earnings, Universal Logistics Holdings

October 27, 2016 - Industry News

Sunteck and TTS Merger Forms $1 Billion Multimodal Company

Third-party transportation and logistics providers Sunteck Transport Group and TTS Holdings have merged to create a single $1 billion dollar company.

Tags: 3PL, Mergers & Acquisitions, Multimodal

October 27, 2016 - Product News Offers Load Tracking via New Mobile App has released its integrated Load Tracking solution with the company’s freight-matching marketplace and a new mobile app for carriers called Truckstop Mobile.

Tags: Freight, Load Board, Asset Tracking,

October 27, 2016 - Product News

Netradyne Adds New Detection Features to Driveri Platform

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Netradyne added three new artificial intelligence deep-learning features to its Driveri platform, including Traffic Light Detection, Relative Speed Determination and Pedestrian Identification.

Tags: Camera System, In-Vehicle Video, Netradyne

October 27, 2016 - Industry News

Cross-Border Freight Value Posts First Hike in More Than a Year

U.S.-NAFTA freight value percent change from previous year over the last 24 months. Graphic: U.S. DOT

The total value of U.S. freight moved between Canada and Mexico during August posted its first year-over-year increase since December 2014, according to new Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA

October 27, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: UPS, ODFL Rise; Knight, P.A.M., Hub, Echo Fall

At a time when many trucking companies are reporting lower third quarter profits, two report slight gains – but they remain the exception rather than the rule.

Tags: Economy, UPS, Old Dominion Freight Line, Knight Transportation, UPS Freight, Echo Global Logistics, Hub Group, PAM Transport, Fleet Earnings

October 27, 2016 - Product News

Paragon Updates Routing and Scheduling Software

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Paragon Software launched the latest version of its advanced transport solution, with a number of improvements to the Planning and Paragon Live modules.

Tags: Tracking, Routing, Paragon Software Systems

October 27, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Durable Goods Mixed, New Home Sales Best in 9 Years

Shipments and new orders for long-lasting manufactured durable goods were varied in September. While home sales continue growing, one key economic indicator fell.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Home Sales

October 27, 2016 - Product News

Mahle Develops Lead-Free Diesel Engine Bearings

Image via Mahle

Mahle Engine Components has developed a lead-free bearing system for heavy-duty truck engines, engineered with polymeric coatings for better wear resistance to help engine manufacturers deal with new low-viscosity engine oils.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Bearings, Low-Viscosity Oil, Mahle

October 26, 2016 - Industry News

Reliable Trailer Systems Joins HDA Truck Pride

Indianapolis, Ind.-based Reliable Trailer Systems has joined the HDA Truck Pride network of independent parts and service providers.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, HDA Truck Pride, Distributors, Parts and Service

October 26, 2016 - Industry News

Tighter Capacity Fuels Improved Trucking Conditions

Source: FTR

The FTR Trucking Conditions Index saw an increase in August fueled by tighter capacity brought about by looming regulations.

Tags: Utilization, Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity

October 26, 2016 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Truck Sales Plunge 11%

Used Class 8 same-dealer truck sales fell in September, reversing a growth trend that started in February, according to ACT Research.

Tags: ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

October 26, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Saia Earnings Up, C.H. Robinson Down

As more trucking companies report third quarter earnings, most are showing profits are down from the same time a year ago – but there are a few exceptions.

Tags: Economy, Saia, C.H. Robinson, Fleet Earnings

October 25, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Names 33 America’s Road Team Finalists

American Trucking Associations has named 33 professional truck drivers as finalists to become captains on the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Awards, America's Road Team, Truck Driver Safety

October 25, 2016 - Product News

Jacobs Offers Improved Engine Brake for 2017 X15 Engine

Image: Jacobs Vehicle Systems

Jacobs Vehicle Systems has announced an optimized engine brake for the 2017 Cummins X15 engine designed to add additional braking power from the engine compared to past models.

Tags: Cummins, Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Engine Brake, Cummins X15

October 25, 2016 - Industry News

GHG Phase 2 Rule Published

Photo: Jim Park

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have officially published the Phase 2 greenhouse gas/ fuel efficiency rule for commercial vehicles in the Federal Register.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, EPA, Greenhouse Gas, Phase 2 GHG Proposals

October 25, 2016 - Industry News

Budweiser Delivers First Shipment Using Autonomous Truck

The driver monitored the 120-mile trip on I-25 from the sleeper. Photo courtesy Otto.

Otto and Budweiser announced Tuesday that they have reached a major milestone on the road to autonomous trucking with the completion of the world’s first shipment using a self-driving truck.

Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Otto

October 25, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Swift Profit Up 4.7%, Paccar Down Nearly 20%

At a time when many trucking companies are reporting lower third quarter earnings, Swift Transportation bucked the trend, but truck and engine maker Paccar saw its earnings fall.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Earnings, Paccar Financial, Swift Transportation, DAF, Fleet Earnings

October 24, 2016 - Industry News

HDT Emerging Leaders Nominations Extended Through Friday

The deadline has been extended for the HDT Emerging Leaders honor. We're looking for young trucking industry leaders who are making a difference.

Tags: Leadership, Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, People

October 24, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Taper Off After Surge

After two straight weeks of price increases, diesel prices have tapered off with a slight decline last week, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices

October 24, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Demos Active Driver Assist, Available on VN Series

Car ahead slowed and stopped, but Volvo's ADA, aka Bendix Wingman Fusion Advanced, avoided a collision without driver input except steering.

Called Wingman Fusion by Bendix, the system uses radar and a forward-facing camera to detect and identify obstacles ahead, then warn the driver and soon apply the brakes.

Tags: driver safety, Volvo Trucks, Bendix, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Collision Mitigation

October 24, 2016 - Industry News

Tighter Utilization Boosts Intermodal Competitive Index

FTR’s Intermodal Competitive Index rebounded in August to a reading of 2.16, easing some of the concerns of the previous month’s weak reading, according to FTR.

Tags: Intermodal, Freight, FTR

October 24, 2016 - Product News

CarriersEdge Offering Vehicle Inspection Training Course

Photo via CarriersEdge

CarriersEdge has released a full suite of online vehicle inspection training courses for transportation companies and their drivers.

Tags: Training, Inspections, Online Tool, CarriersEdge, DVIR, Driver Training



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