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June 22, 2017 - Industry News

Everyday Heroes Truck Auctioned to J&L Transportation

The "Everyday Heroes" Kenworth T680. Photo: Kenworth

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Charity, Truckers Against Trafficking, Auctions, Nonprofit

June 22, 2017 - Product News

PeopleNet Adds Continental TPMS Integration

Photo: Continental

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

Tags: TPMS, Continental, PeopleNet, Integration

June 22, 2017 - Product News

DAT Offers AscendTMS for Free to Carrier Customers

Screenshot via DAT Solutions

DAT Solutions has announced that it has integrated its most popular carrier features into the AscendTMS for carriers and it will be offered to current and future DAT carrier customers for free.

Tags: Online Tool, TMS, Load Board, DAT Solutions

June 21, 2017 - Industry News

State of Logistics: Buffeted by Crosswinds

Photo: Penske Logistics

The latest annual State of Logistics Report paints the industry not quite as storm-tossed, but as “buffeted by crosswinds as the pace of change accelerates."

Tags: Penske Logistics, State of Logistics Report, A.T. Kearny

June 21, 2017 - Industry News

XPO LTL Drivers Rack Up 1 Billion Accident-Free Miles

The special commemorative awards given to each XPO 3MM distinguished driver. Photo: XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics has announced that its 12,575 less-than-truckload drivers have surpassed one billion miles with no preventable accidents since the company began tracking the statistic.

Tags: Accidents, LTL, Safe Driving, XPO Logistics

June 21, 2017 - Industry News

Schneider Offers Southwest Drivers More Resources with Phoenix Facility

Photo: Schneider

Schneider has announced a new facility in Phoenix, Ariz., responding to industry demand by investing in the Southwest region of the U.S.

Tags: Truck Drivers, New Facility, Schneider, Phoenix

June 21, 2017 - Industry News

Seven Truck Fleets Sign on for Run on Less MPG Roadshow

Image via RunOnLess.com

Seven U.S. truck fleets— together accounting for nearly 11,000 tractors and 26,000 trailers-- have signed on to have one of their trucks and drivers participate in Run on Less, a new cross-country “roadshow” aimed at showcasing advancements in fuel efficiency.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Carbon War Room, NACFE, Run on Less

June 21, 2017 - Industry News

Fleetmatics Announces LogBook App to Meet ELD Mandate

Fleetmatics says its new LogBook for iOS is a one-stop approach to hours of service management and meeting the electronic logging device mandate that goes into effect in December.

Tags: Fleetmatics, ELD, ELD Mandate, ELD Solutions, Fleetmatics Logbook

June 21, 2017 - Industry News

Quality Parts Center Joins HDA Truck Pride

Quality Parts Center of Gary, Ind., has joined HDA Truck Pride’s network of independent parts and service providers.

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

June 21, 2017 - Product News

J.J. Keller Self-Certifies Mobile ELD Solution

Photo: J.J. Keller & Associates

J.J. Keller & Associations has announced that its Mobile ELog solution has been self-certified and added to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s ELD registry.

Tags: FMCSA, J.J. Keller, Hours of Service, ELDs, ELD Mandate

June 21, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Remain at Two-Year Highs as Loads Dip

Average national spot truckload rates remained at two year highs for the week ending June 17th as the number of posted loads dipped 1% and truck posts gained 8%, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

June 21, 2017 - Industry News

House Bill Would Repeal Heavy-Truck Federal Excise Tax

Photo: David Cullen

A new effort to ax the 12% federal excise tax on most heavy-duty trucks, tractors and trailers has been mounted on Capitol Hill by Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA).

Tags: ATD, Federal Excise Tax, U.S. House of Representatives

June 20, 2017 - Industry News

FTR: The Economics of 33' Trailers Only Benefit a Few Markets

Photo: Tom Berg

FTR released a new report detailing the economics of using twin 33-foot trailers, showing that only in specific cases would the extra capacity lead to a benefit. However, for those fleets, the increase would be worth it.

Tags: Trailers, LTL, FTR, Delivery Fleets, Double Trailers

June 20, 2017 - Industry News

FedEx Delivers Quarterly Profit of More Than $1 Billion

Parcel delivery and trucking company FedEx Corp. on Tuesday reported it turned its finances around dramatically in the most recent quarter as it also wrapped up its fiscal year.

Tags: FedEx, FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, Fleet Earnings

June 20, 2017 - Industry News

CVSA Brake Safety Day Scheduled for September

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced that Brake Safety Day is taking place on Sept. 7 this year across North America.

Tags: FMCSA, Inspections, Brake Safety Week, CVSA, Air Brakes, Brakes

June 20, 2017 - Industry News

Date and Location Set for Pilot Fuel Rebate Fraud Trial

Fleets were allegedly bilked out of rebates, prosecutors say. Photo: Jim Park

A date and location have been set for the trial of former Pilot Flying J executives in a fuel rebate scandal alleging a conspiracy and scheme to defraud customers.

Tags: Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Fuel

June 20, 2017 - Product News

Truck-Lite Components Come Standard on New Cascadia

The 2018 Freightliner Cascadia. Photo courtesy Daimler Trucks North America.

For the 2018 model year, several Truck-Lite components will be standard on Freightliner’s flagship new Cascadia.

Tags: Freightliner, Cascadia, Truck-Lite, LED Lighting, Vehicle Lighting

June 20, 2017 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Continue Improvements

Truckload linehaul rates showed further stability in May, according to newly released figures, while a separate report shows intermodal rates continue to expand.

Tags: Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates

June 19, 2017 - Industry News

Accuride Agrees to Buy German Wheel Supplier

Accuride has entered into an agreement to acquire Mefro Wheels, a privately owned German-based supplier of steel wheels to the commercial vehicle industries in Europe and Asia.

Tags: Wheels, Accuride, Global, Mergers & Acquisitions, Suppliers

June 19, 2017 - Industry News

Improved Freight Demand Could Increase Equipment Purchases

Source: FTR

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index showed improving freight demand while ACT Research's For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that fleets were looking to buy new equipment.

Tags: Economy, ACT Research, Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index

June 19, 2017 - Industry News

Pirelli Names Vitale to Head North American Commercial Tire Brand

Alex Vitale has been named the North American CEO of TP Commercial Solutions, the business unit in charge of marketing and distributing Pirelli brand commercial truck tires in the U.S. and Canada.

Tags: Leadership, Tires, People, Pirelli

June 19, 2017 - Industry News

Southern California Mayors Aim for Zero Emissions at Ports

(Left) Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti signed a joint declaration to set goals for the transition to zero emissions at Southern California ports. Photo: Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti

The mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, are aiming for zero emissions at the ports or Los Angeles and Long Beach by 2035 as part of their commitment to adopting the Paris Climate Agreement goals in their cities.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Emissions Reduction, Diesel Emissions, Emissions, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Electric Vehicles, California, Drayage

June 19, 2017 - Industry News

Port Strike Highlights Pay, Emissions Regulation Struggles

Picketers at XPO Logistics' port operations say port truck drivers should be classified as employees. Photo via Justice4PortDrivers Twitter

Southern California truck drivers and warehouse workers who serve the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach once again went on strike on June 19, protesting poor wages and labor practices.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Department of Labor, Ports, Strikes, Driver Pay, Owner-Operators, Independent Contractors

June 16, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Committee Tasked with Picking Rules to Cut

Image: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun to take specific action to comply with President Trump’s Executive Order 13771 requiring agencies relieve businesses of burdensome regulations.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Donald Trump

June 16, 2017 - Industry News

Report: Mediocre 2016 for U.S. 3PL Activity

Photo: Ryder

Third-party logistics in the U.S. experienced “a mediocre year” in 2016, according to a new report prepared by market-research and consultancy firm Armstrong & Associates Inc.

Tags: 3PL, Trends, Research

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