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August 1, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Solid, Construction Disappoints

U.S. manufacturing activity in July remained solid, according to two reports issued Tuesday while separate ones showed overall construction activity in the U.S. eased as consumer spending and personal incomes barely improved.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Manufacturing, Construction Spending, Federal Reserve, Personal Income, Personal Spending, Gross Domestic Product

August 1, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Schneider Profit Rises 5.2%

Trucking, intermodal and logistics services provider Schneider National Inc. on Tuesday reported its second quarter profit increased 5.2% from a year earlier while revenue improved 8.1%.

Tags: Schneider National, Fleet Earnings

August 1, 2017 - Product News

Donlen Partners with J.J. Keller on ELD Solution


By partnering with J. J. Keller, Donlen is able to offer customers a compliant ELD solution that is simple and flexible for fleets, with ELDs that install quickly and are compatible with all vehicle classes (1-8).

Tags: Regulations, J.J. Keller, Donlen, ELDs, Hours of Service, Fleet Management Companies

July 31, 2017 - Industry News

Yokohama to Increase Prices on Commercial Tires

Photo: Yokohama Tire

Yokohama Tire Corp. announced a price increase of up to 4% on all of its commercial and off-the-road tires sold in the U.S., effective Sept. 1.

Tags: Yokohama, Tires

July 31, 2017 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Starts Production of Electric Truck

Marc Llistosella, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corp., describes production requirements of the new eCanter to Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, president of the Portuguese Republic. Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus has announced the start of small-scale series production of its electric medium-duty truck, the Fuso eCanter.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Vehicle Production, Electric Vehicles, eCanter

July 31, 2017 - Industry News

USA Truck Continues to Build New Leadership Team

USA Truck has made another appointment as it continues to build its executive leadership team, naming Allen Lowry as vice president, safety and risk management.

Tags: Leadership, People, USA Truck, Safety

July 31, 2017 - Industry News

Breadner Trailer Sales Strikes Canada Deal with Stoughton

Breadner Trailer Sales has been designated as the exclusive dealer of Stoughton brand refrigerated trailers in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

Tags: Canada, Trailers, Trailer Sales, Stoughton Trailers, Refrigerated Trailers

July 31, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: 4 Mistakes While Driving Near Trucks

Photo by Don Graham (inknife_2000)/flickr.

The Arkansas State Police offers advice on what common mistakes to avoid while driving near semitrailer trucks.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Safety, Semitrailers

July 31, 2017 - Industry News

Value of U.S.-NAFTA Freight Rises for 7th Straight Month

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

A rise in the value of cross-border trucking freight between the U.S. and the other two North American Free Trade Agreement partner counties helped push total value of commodities higher for the seventh straight month in May, according to a new Transportation Department report.

Tags: Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Railroads, Surface Trade, Freight

July 31, 2017 - Industry News

Bestpass Promotes Knowlton to Senior Director of Customer Experience

Alison Knowlton Photo: Bestpass

Bestpass has promoted Alison Knowlton to senior director of customer experience, overseeing the toll payment and management company’s newly created customer experience division.

Tags: Customer Service, People, Marketing, Bestpass

July 28, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Covenant Reports Steep Year-over-Year Earnings Drop

Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (NASDAQ/GS: CVTI) reported on July 25 second quarter earnings of $0.08 per share, marking. That’s down 60% year over year, but according to analysis by Stifel, that result is “right in line with the Street consensus of $0.06.”

Tags: Earnings, Covenant Transportation Group

July 28, 2017 - Industry News

Carrier Transicold Offers Greener Refrigerant Option

Photo: Carrier Transicold

Carrier Transicold has announced that it will be offering the more environmentally friendly refrigerant R-452A as an alternative for use in its truck and trailer refrigeration systems later this year.

Tags: Emissions, Refrigerated Truck, EPA, Refrigerated Trailers

July 28, 2017 - Product News

ELD Solution Targets Small Contract Carriers

Photo via C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson and One20 have announced an electronic logging device solution designed to help small contract carriers comply with the electronic logging mandate.

Tags: Owner-Operators, ELDs, Small Fleets, C.H. Robinson, One20

July 27, 2017 - Press Release

Freightliner Updates Team Run Smart Website

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Freightliner Trucks has launched a new version of its Team Run Smart website, an online community that truck drivers can use to find information on a variety of topics.

Tags: Website, Freightliner, Online Tool, Daimler Trucks North America, Truck Drivers

July 27, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Old Dominion Earnings Spike 21.4% in Second Quarter

One of the country’s leading LTL carriers, Old Dominion Freight Line scored high in the second quarter, reporting a 21.4% increase in earnings per diluted share to $1.19 on revenue of $839.9 million.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Earnings

July 27, 2017 - Industry News

New Connectivity, Analytics Options Coming for Detroit-Powered Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America officials gathered in Yountvile, California, to update trucking reporters on the latest Detroit connectivity and analytics advances. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Fleets of all sizes that are running Detroit powertrains are about to get access to several new tools that will make it easier to analyze the vast amount of data available from the truck – including not only engine fault code data, but also fuel efficiency and safety data.

Tags: Telematics, Detroit, Big Data, Data Analysis, Freightliner Cascadia, Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner, Western Star

July 27, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-150 and 3 Other Models for Seats

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The recall, tied to defective attaching bolts, covers more than 94,000 Ford F-150, E-Series, Escape and Lincoln MKC vehicles in the U.S.  

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford Escape, Lincoln, Seat Belts, Recalls, Ford, 2014-MY, Ford E-Series, 2015-MY, Lincoln MKC, Safety

July 27, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA to Let Carriers Dispute Crash Fault

Photo: FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will launch on Aug. 1 a demonstration program that will enable motor carriers to dispute the determination of certain truck crashes as “preventable.”

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Crash Accountability

July 27, 2017 - Industry News

TSA Demonstrates Vehicle Explosives Detection

A handful of FSC attendees were selected to find the above IEDs, which were hidden on two vehicles. Photos: Jim Park

A team of experts from the Transportation Security Administration offered both classroom and hands-on presentations on improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at this year’s Fleet Safety Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Tags: Cargo Management, Vehicle Security, Terrorism, TSA, Fleet Safety Conference

July 27, 2017 - Industry News

Arrow Truck Sales Donates Volvo VNL to Women In Trucking

Photo: Women In Trucking

Arrow Truck Sales of Kansas City, Mo., has announced that it will donate a 2014 Volvo VNL 670 to the Women In Trucking Association for its 2018 Truck Giveaway.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Donation, Events, Women in Trucking, Volvo VNL

July 27, 2017 - Industry News

CVSA Sets Operation Safe Driver Week in October

Image via CVSA

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week has been scheduled for Oct. 15-21, 2017, with law enforcement across the country identifying unsafe driving behavior in commercial and passenger vehicles.

Tags: Traffic Violations, Events, Operation Safe Driver, CVSA

July 26, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Celebrates 100 Years of Work Trucks

Timeline courtesy of Ford.

Ford is celebrating the centennial of its first purpose-built truck, the 1917 Model TT, which eventually led to the company producing many iconic work trucks, including the F-Series that has been the best-selling truck lineup for 35 years.

Tags: Anniversaries, Ford, Large Pickups, Automotive History, Ford Super Duty, Ford F-Series

July 26, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: In Face of EU Antitrust Probe, Daimler Earnings Rise 15%

Daimler AG, parent of Daimler Trucks North America and Mercedes-Benz Vans USA, reported on July 26 a 15% jump in profit for the second quarter, largely on the strength of its global Mercedes-Benz luxury car business.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Daimler, Earnings, Global

July 26, 2017 - Industry News

CargoNet: Cargo Theft Down Significantly in Second Quarter

The average value of each cargo theft event in the second quarter of 2017 was $202,774, according to a new report from CargoNet. Photo:

CargoNet said 110 tractors and 109 trailers were stolen across the United States and Canada in the second quarter of this year, which is down 17%, and 29% respectively from the period last year.

Tags: Cargo Theft, Crime, Stolen Vehicles, Cargo Nets

July 26, 2017 - Industry News

Truckload Rates Remain Strong Amid Slight Demand Downturn

Among the bright spots mentioned in DAT Solutions' Truckload Rate report are a boost in activity and rates out of the Midwest. Photo:

According to a report by DAT Solutions, the number of available loads on the spot truckload market slipped just 3% during the week ending July 22, better than expected for the middle of July.

Tags: Freight Rates, Spot Freight, DAT Solutions


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