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November 16, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Slip Over Past Week

Following some improvements with both rates and freight availability on the spot truckload freight market the first week of the month the following week was one that gave back some gains.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 15, 2016 - Industry News

Energy Department Project Aims for Fuel Efficiency Gains Through Platooning

Screenshot via Peloton

Peloton Technology announced its participation in the Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Autonomous On-Road Vehicles program, or Nextcar, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, U.S. DOT, Truck Platooning, Peloton Technology

November 15, 2016 - Industry News

NTSB Updates 'Most Wanted List' of Safety Improvements

Image: NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board’s latest “Most Wanted List” of safety improvements contains no big surprises compared to the one issued last year.

Tags: Highway Safety, NTSB

November 15, 2016 - Industry News

FedEx Executive Honored with Influential Woman in Trucking Award

Ramona Hood, winner of the 2016 Influential Woman in Trucking Award. Photo: Women In Trucking

Ramona Hood, vice president of customer operations, transportation logistics at Genco, a FedEx company, has received the sixth annual Influential Woman in Trucking Award.

Tags: Leadership, Awards, Women in Fleet Management, People, Women in Trucking

November 15, 2016 - Industry News

MacroPoint Secures $44 Million Investment

Photo: MacroPoint

Multi-modal freight tracking provider MacroPoint has received a $44 million investment from Susquehanna Growth Equity to accelerate investment in product and network expansion in the U.S. and internationally.

Tags: Investment, Macropoint, Asset Tracking

November 15, 2016 - Product News

TMW Cashlink Offers Document Exchange and Payment Transactions

TMW Systems has introduced a cloud-based electronic document exchange and transaction platform called TMW Cashlink, which is available for transportation businesses that utilize TMWSuite software.

Tags: Petroleum, TMW Systems, Document Management, Electronic Payments, Oil Fleets

November 15, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Surge, Up 4.3% Over Past Year

Retail sales in the U.S. jumped in October, according to Commerce Department figures released Tuesday, surpassing analysts’ expectations.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Business Inventories

November 14, 2016 - Industry News

Transport America Launches Vet Apprenticeship Program

Transport America recognizes one of their drivers and military veteran, Robert Harp, on Veteran's Day with a custom military truck wrap. Photo: Transport America

Transport America, a subsidiary of TransForce, was recently approved by the Department of Labor and the Veterans Administration to offer an apprenticeship program to help military veterans transition into the transportation industry.

Tags: Veterans, Transport America, Hiring Veterans

November 14, 2016 - Industry News

OOIDA Challenging Rule with Sleep Apnea Referral Requirement

A court challenge of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s final rule on medical examiner’s certification integration has been initiated by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.

Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea, OOIDA

November 14, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall by Nearly 3 Cents

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell by nearly 3 cents last week after staying essentially flat for over a month, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

November 14, 2016 - Industry News

Former ATA Exec to Head New Transportation Consulting Business

David J. Osiecki Photo via Scopelitis

Former American Trucking Associations executive vice president and chief of national advocacy David J. Osiecki has been appointed to head the new transportation consulting firm Scopelitis Transportation Consulting.

Tags: ATA, Consultants, Scopelitis

November 14, 2016 - Industry News

Brake Service Violations Increase to 13.2%, CVSA Says

The results from the 2016 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week have revealed a slight increase in out-of-service violations compared to last year’s inspection period.

Tags: Brakes, Brake Safety Week, ABS, CVSA, Out of Service Violations

November 14, 2016 - Industry News

HDT Announces Top 50 Green Fleets of 2016

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine has announced its Top 50 Green Fleets for 2016, trucking companies that are leading the industry in the adoption of green, sustainable practices, policies, and technologies.

Tags: Sustainability, Top Fleets, Green Fleets, Alternative Fuels, Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

November 14, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Availability Hits Second Highest Level of 2016

While October was the second strongest month for spot market freight availability so far this year there were only small improvements in rates, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions and its North American Freight Index.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions, DAT North American Freight Index

November 11, 2016 - Industry News

Specialized Light Aims to Reduce Dropped Trailers

LED 5th Wheel Light Image: Purkeys

Purkeys Fleet Electric's 5th Wheel Light illuminates the jaws so a driver can see that they've secured the trailer's king pin.

Tags: Vehicle Safety, Fifth Wheels, Purkey's Fleet Electric

November 11, 2016 - Industry News

Baylor Trucking Honors Veterans With Pay Increase

Veteran drivers at Baylor Trucking drive special patriotic-wrapped trucks. Photo: Baylor Trucking

Baylor Trucking, Milan, Ind., has expanded its Veteran's Recognition Program with a pay increase honoring all of those who have served.

Tags: Veterans, Driver Pay, Baylor Trucking

November 11, 2016 - Industry News

Aon Transportation & Logistics to Affiliate with Trucking Alliance

The Transportation & Logistics Practice of Aon Risk Solutions has accepted an invitation to join the Alliance for Driver Safety & Security (known as the Trucking Alliance), beginning in 2017.

Tags: The Trucking Alliance

November 11, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues Safety Advisory for Keith Huber Tankers

The FMCSA has issued a safety advisory to owners and operators of DOT407 and DOT412 specification cargo tank motor vehicles manufactured by the defunct Keith Huber Inc.

Tags: FMCSA, Vehicle Safety, Recalls, Tankers

November 10, 2016 - Industry News

FTR: Trump Impact Minimal in Short Term

President-elect Donald Trump Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Economists with freight transportation forecasting firm FTR are convinced that the election of Donald Trump will not much move any economic needles much for at least six months. Not because the 45th President of the United States won’t accomplish anything right away, but because the wheels of government don’t spin any faster for a new Administration.

Tags: FMCSA, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, FTR, Donald Trump

November 10, 2016 - Industry News

Omnitracs: Veterans Make Safe and Reliable Truck Drivers

Photo: U.S. Department of Transportation

Independent research conducted by software provider Omnitracs finds military veterans to be safer and have fewer terminations than the average truck driver.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Veterans, Veterans Day, Employment

November 10, 2016 - Industry News

BYD, Wayne Engineering Unveil All-Electric Refuse Truck

Photo courtesy of BYD

BYD and Wayne Engineering announced the launch of an all-new, fully electric refuse truck that has a range of 100 miles.

Tags: BYD, Refuse Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Wayne Engineering, Electric Refuse Trucks

November 10, 2016 - Industry News

Dana Rolls Out Spicer Electrified E-Axle Portfolio

Image: Dana Incorporated

Dana Incorporated has introduced the Spicer Electrified portfolio of fully integrated motor, control, and e-drive technologies designed to advance electric propulsion systems.

Tags: Axles, Dana Incorporated, Battery-Electric Vehicles

November 10, 2016 - Industry News

US Foods Partners with ampCNG on Texas Fueling Station

Source: ampCNG

US Foods and compressed natural gas fueling solutions company ampCNG have announced a fueling and station agreement to build a public-access fueling station in Buda, Texas to serve US Foods.

Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, ampCNG, Natural Gas Vehicles

November 10, 2016 - Industry News

Bennett International Creates New Logistics Company

Georgia-based transportation company Bennett International has announced the creation of Boss Engineered Logistics, a non-asset based transportation logistics firm.

Tags: 3PL, Logistics, Bennett International Group

November 10, 2016 - Industry News

Isuzu Truck Recall Tied to Unintended Acceleration

Photo courtesy of Isuzu.

The recall covers more than 25,000 2014- to 2016-model year Isuzu NPR and NPR HD trucks and 2016-MY Chevrolet Low Cab Forward 3500 HD, 4500HD, and 4500XD trucks.

Tags: Recalls, 2014-MY, Isuzu NPR, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Isuzu NPR-HD, Chevrolet Low Cab Forward, Chevrolet, Isuzu, Medium-Duty Trucks

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