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October 15, 2015 - Industry News

Driving Independent Can Pay Off in California, Study Shows

California is the Golden State for earning a living by driving a truck independently vs. doing so as a company employee, new study finds. Photo: VTTI

California owner-operators can earn substantially more than company drivers in the Golden State, per a new study released by the California Trucking Association.

Tags: Port Trucking, Owner-Operators, California

October 15, 2015 - Industry News

Data Analysis is Lowering Fleet Costs

Source: Fleet Advantage

Over a quarter of large fleets say data analysis is reducing operating costs by at least $4,000 annually per truck, according to a recent survey by Fleet Advantage.

Tags: Operating Costs, Survey, Fleet Advantage, Analytics, Big Data

October 15, 2015 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Shipments Hit New Record in August

Freight Transportation Services Index, August 2010 - August 2015. Graphic: U.S. DOT

The amount of for-hire freight increased for the second consecutive month, hitting a new record high, due in large part to a jump in truck shipments, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Freight, Freight Index, Economy

October 15, 2015 - Industry News

House to Mark Up Highway Bill — At Last

Rep. Bill Shuster, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee File Photo

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has finally scheduled a hearing to mark up its version of a long-term highway funding bill for Oct. 22 – seven days before the current short-term patch authorizing spending on transportation runs out.

Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Bill, U.S. House of Representatives

October 15, 2015 - Industry News

Falling Debris Sparks Controversy Over Detroit's Ambassador Bridge

Photo: Jim Park

Debris falling from the 85-year-old Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor has ignited controversy over who should be held responsible.

Tags: Infrastructure Funding, Ambassador Bridge, Bridges, Canada, Cross-Border Trucking

October 15, 2015 - Industry News

GM, Telogis Ramping Up Factory Telematics Offering

Photo courtesy of Telogis.

Fleets have increasingly been opting for a factory-installed Telogis solution when purchasing General Motors vehicles, especially Chevrolet Silverado trucks, which will enter the 2016 model year with additional connectivity.

Tags: Telogis, General Motors, Chevrolet Silverado, Wireless Services

October 15, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Overall Inflation Absent, Core Prices Jump

Overall inflation is posing no threat to the U.S. economy, with a new report showing retail prices fell in September, the biggest drop in eight months. However, a key measure inside this moved higher, leading to more guessing about whether the Fed will raise interest rates.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices, Federal Reserve

October 15, 2015 - Press Release

Public-Access CNG Station Opens in Jacksonville

Photo courtesy of amp Trillium.

Compressed natural gas fuel supplier ampCNG has opened a second public-access fuel station in Jacksonville, Fla., near the Port of Jacksonville at the GATE station along I-295, the company has announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations, ampCNG

October 15, 2015 - Industry News

Bi-Fuel Propane Autogas Isuzu Cabover Shown

Photo courtesy of PERC.

The Propane Education and Research Council showed a propane autogas-powered Isuzu NPR-HD cabover equipped with a Campbell-Parnell bi-fuel system at an industry trade show, the council has announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Isuzu NPR, Cabovers, Bi-Fuel Propane

October 14, 2015 - Product News

Lytx ActiveVision Addresses Drowsy and Distracted Drivers

Photo: Lytx

Lytx says its new driver safety solution ActiveVision is designed to help detect, analyze and address distracted and drowsy driving.

Tags: Driver Safety, Drowsy Driving, Fatigue, Lytx

October 14, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Market Rates Fall Again as Trailer Demand Slips

Following a surge to close out September, the number of posted loads on the spot truckload market dropped 11% during the week ending Oct. 10, according DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

October 14, 2015 - Product News

Mitsubishi Electric Receives Paccar Supplier Award

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America has received Paccar’s 2014 50 PPM Quality Achievement award for suppliers.

Tags: Paccar, Supplier, Mitusbishi, Awards

October 14, 2015 - Industry News

Element Further Explains Growth Trajectory

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Element Financial Corp. has provided additional details about strategy for growing its fleet management business with acquisitions, technology investment, and an agreement for additional rail capacity.

Tags: Fleet Services, Information Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions, Element Financial, Element Fleet Management, Fleet Management Companies

October 14, 2015 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Profit Increases to $115 Million

J.B. Hunt's third quarter net earnings exceeded analyst expectations at $115.1 million, or diluted earnings per share of 99 cents, compared to third quarter 2014 net earnings of $102.4 million, or 87 cents per diluted share.

Tags: J.B. Hunt, Freight Rates, Fleet Earnings

October 14, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Barely Increase, Wholesale Prices Drop

Retail sales in the U.S. barely moved higher last month -- about half what many analysts were expecting. With wholesale prices falling the most in eight months. there's more speculation on what will happen with interest rates.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Wholesale Prices, Federal Reserve

October 14, 2015 - Industry News

Freight Shipments, Payments Increase After Two Monthly Declines

Freight shipments and payments rose in September following two straight monthly declines, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.

Tags: Economy, Cass Freight Index

October 13, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Celebrates In-House Assembly of Drive Axles

Mack is now assembling its proprietary drive axles in-house. Photo: Mack Trucks

Before an enthusiastic standing-room-only crowd, largely composed of hundreds of assembly line workers, Mack Trucks executives ushered in the new axle production line installed at its Hagerstown, Md., powertrain assembly plant.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Axles, Vertical Integration

October 13, 2015 - Industry News

Mesilla Valley to Equip Allison TC10 on a Third of Its Fleet

Photo: Mesilla Valley Transportation

Mesilla Valley Transport will equip its 2015-2016 Class 8 truck purchases with Allison’s TC10 automatic transmission, the carrier announced.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Allison Transmission, Automatic Transmissions

October 13, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up for Second Straight Week

Photo: ConocoPhillips

The average price of diesel fuel was up for the second straight week following months of downward movement, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

October 13, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Turnover Hits 87% at Large Truckload Carriers

Driver turnover at large truckload fleets rose to an annualized rate of 87% in the second quarter of 2015. Despite the increase it is below recent averages.

Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover, Truckload, Large Fleets

October 13, 2015 - Industry News

Ryder is Latest to Revise Earnings Outlook

Ryder System Inc. has become the latest trucking operation to revise downward expectations for its upcoming third quarter earnings.

Tags: Ryder System Inc., Fleet Earnings

October 12, 2015 - Industry News

Kenworth T680 to Haul the Capitol Christmas Tree

A specially decaled Kenworth T680 undertakes an important mission this fall – transporting this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree some 3,000 miles to 10 community celebrations en route to the tree-lighting event in Washington, D.C. Image: Kenworth

A Kenworth T680 will be transporting the 51st U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree this year, stopping at 10 community celebrations en route to the tree-lighting event in Washington D.C.

Tags: Kenworth, T680, Capitol Christmas Tree, Christmas

October 12, 2015 - Industry News

Large Carriers Lead in Rates, Revenue and Retention

Large carriers lead the trucking industry on several key metrics including per-mile rates, driver retention, and revenue-per-driver, according to a recent survey conducted by transportation consultation firm Katz, Sapper & Miller.

Tags: Survey, Revenues, Driver Retention, Freight Rates, KSM

October 12, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Sets Up Transit Van for Salvation Army

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The Salvation Army has been serving meals to homeless men and women using a donated Ford Transit van that's been equipped as a mobile kitchen for the non-profit group, Ford has announced.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Salvation Army, Non-Profit Fleets

October 12, 2015 - Industry News

Maverick President to Retire, Successor Named

John Culp Photo: Maverick

Maverick president and chief operating officer, Stephen Selig has announced his retirement and the company has named executive vice president and chief financial officer, John Culp, his successor.

Tags: Retirement, Leadership, People, Maverick Transportation


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