November 17, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has advised that a scheduled outage of its online information systems will take place starting today at 9:00 p.m. EST and extend through Sunday, Nov. 20, at 8:00 p.m. EST.
Third-quarter financial reports from fleets and equipment makers continue to reflect a tepid freight environment.
Tags: Patriot Transportation, Cummins, Cummins Westport, Westport, Fleet Earnings, Quarterly Earnings, Economy, Radiant Logistics
November 16, 2016 - Industry News
Refrigerated carrier Hirschbach has incorporated the Lytx DriveCam in-cab video system into its truck fleet to increase safety and reduce accidents.
Tags: Lytx, In-Vehicle Video, Hirschbach Motor Lines
As the Trump Administration starts to take shape and Capitol Hill is poised to take up yet another omnibus spending package to keep the government running, the head of the American Trucking Associations has issued a gimlet-eyed take on the election results that captures the political nuances industry lobbyists must embrace.
Tenstreet, a web-based provider of driver recruiting software and workflow solutions, has received what it calls a significant investment from Spectrum Equity, a growth equity firm.
Tags: Recruiting, Investment, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention, Information Technology
Marangoni Tread North America has added Hancock Country Tire & Retreading in Bluffton, Ohio to its family of independent retreaders.
Tags: Tires, Retreads, Marangoni
Kenworth has introduced its Certified Pre-Owned Program, which is exclusive to Kenworth dealers and Paccar Financial Used Truck Centers.
Tags: Kenworth, Used Trucks, Paccar Financial, Certified Pre-Owned
HDA Truck Pride has announced an exclusive supplier program with ConMet, which makes available the company’s full line of OEM-equivalent aftermarket hub assemblies for trucks and trailers.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, HDA Truck Pride, ConMet
While the amount of U.S. industrial production was unchanged in October after falling 0.2% in September, manufacturing managed to squeeze out a gain, as optimism in the housing market continued amid signs of slower than usual growth.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Wholesale Prices, Producer Prices, Home Building
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
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
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
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
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 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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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, Green Fleets, Alternative Fuels, Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Top 50 Green Fleets
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
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
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
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