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September 19, 2016 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Continue Tumbling

Measures of both truckload and intermodal rates posted another rounds of declines, according to new figures released by freight payment processor Cass Information Systems.

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

September 16, 2016 - Product News

Truckstop.com’s LoadPay to Integrate with McLeod Software

Photo via LoadPay

Truckstop.com and McLeod Software have announced plans to integrate LoadPay, a secured payment platform that connects carriers, brokers, and shippers, with the McLeod Software system.

Tags: McLeod Software, Truckstop.com, Software Integration, Electronic Payments

September 16, 2016 - Industry News

Southern Pines and Byers Trucking Combine Operations

(Left to Right) Pat Gallagher, David Byers and George Byers. Photo courtesy of Southern Pines

WL Byers and Southern Pines announced that the two trucking companies will combine in an equal partnership under the Southern Pines name offering services in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Tags: Hazardous Materials, Heavy Haul, Mergers & Acquisitions, Oversize Loads

September 16, 2016 - Industry News

FTR: Future Transportation Will Require a Whole New Playbook

FTR's Noël Perry and Larry Gross talk about the future of trucking and other freight transportation modes on the final day of the FTR Transportation Conference in Indiana. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Changes on the way for trucking could be as sweeping as the deregulation of the early 1980s or the invention of the Interstate Highway System, according to analysts with FTR at the company's transportation conference.

Tags: FTR, Intermodal, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles

September 16, 2016 - Industry News

Intermodal Volume Unexpectedly Weak in July

FTR’s Intermodal Competitive Index fell more than three points from June to a reading of 0.6 in July, a large drop that nearly brought the ICI into negative territory.

Tags: Intermodal, Freight, FTR

September 16, 2016 - Industry News

ARI Names Director of Sales

ARI has added several associates to its sales organization to support its strategic vision and continued growth, including appointing Craig Pierce as director of sales, the fleet management company has announced.

Tags: ARI, Promotions, Fleet Management Companies

September 15, 2016 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Movements Hit New Record High Level

New U.S. Transportation Department figures show the amount of for-hire freight rose 1.6% in July from June, the fourth consecutive monthly gain and a new record high.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index

September 15, 2016 - Product News

NetraDyne Builds Artificial Intelligence into Camera-Based Safety System

A startup company says it is bringing a new level to camera-based truck safety systems with the help of artificial intelligence.

Tags: Netradyne, Backup Cameras

September 15, 2016 - Industry News

FTR Conference: Digital Disruptions and the Future of Trucking

Steve Sashihara, CEO of Princeton Consultants, talks about digital disruption at FTR's annual conference. Photo: Evan Lockridge

INDIANAPOLIS -- Expect big changes over the years in the way trucking and supply chains are managed, including turning it upside down. That was one of the messages those attending the FTR Transportation Conference heard Thursday morning.

Tags: Information Technology, FTR, Autonomous Vehicles, Freight Uberization, Drones

September 15, 2016 - Industry News

UPS Awarded DOE Funding for Emissions, Electric Vehicle Research

Image courtesy of UPS.

UPS has been awarded two Department of Energy grants that will enable the company to conduct research aimed at reducing emissions and revolutionizing the charging process for electric trucks.

Tags: UPS, Emissions Reduction, U.S. Department of Energy, Electric Vehicles

September 15, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Rates Improve Little Over Past Week, Month

Spot truckload freight rates saw more declines than improvements in both new weekly and monthly figures released by DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

September 15, 2016 - Industry News

Trucker Path Hire to Head Business Development of Truckloads Marketplace

Leigh Foxall Photo courtesy of Trucker Path

Trip planning app provider Trucker Path announced that Leigh Foxall has joined the company as the vice president of sales.

Tags: Leadership, People, Load Board, Trucker Path

September 14, 2016 - Industry News

Haldex Appoints new SVP of North American Sales

Walter Frankiewicz Photo courtesy of Haldex

Air brake system manufacturer Haldex has appointed 30-year commercial vehicle industry veteran Walter Frankiewicz the senior vice president of North American Sales.

Tags: Leadership, People, Haldex, Air Brakes

September 14, 2016 - Industry News

Survey: Small Carriers More Wary of ELD Mandate

A survey conducted by transportation management and logistics provider Transplace has revealed that 38% of small carriers had no immediate plans to implement ELD devices.

Tags: Survey, Transplace, ELDs, ELD Mandate

September 14, 2016 - Industry News

FTR Conference: Expect a Freight Recovery, Just Not a Big One

FTR economist Noel Perry said it would be prudent to prepare for the possibiilty of a recession. Photo: Evan Lockridge

While a recovery for freight and the overall U.S. economy is in the cards for the fourth quarter of the year, those attending the first sessions of the FTR Transportation Conference in Indianapolis on Wednesday were also told by experts they should not expect a huge boom.

Tags: Economy, Recession, Events, FTR, Business Inventories

September 14, 2016 - Industry News

ATRI, Mayo Clinic to Examine Impact of DOT Medical Examiner Registry

Photo: J.J. Keller

The American Transportation Research Institute and Mayo Clinic launched a set of surveys to gather carrier and driver input on the impact that the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners has had on the driver medical exam process.

Tags: National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, ATRI, Medical Examiners

September 14, 2016 - Industry News

Connected Vehicle Program Could Improve Safety on I-80 in Wyoming

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has been awarded a federal grant to continue a unique connected vehicle program on the Interstate 80 corridor aimed at improving commercial truck safety.

Tags: Grant Funding, Connected Vehicle Technology, Wyoming, Interstate 80, Driver Safety, Highway Safety

September 14, 2016 - Industry News

Chevin, CalAmp Partner for Integrated Telematics Data

Chevin Fleet Solutions has adopted CalAmp’s telematics services for its fleet asset management software. This partnership allows Chevin to seamlessly integrate telematics data with its software.

Tags: CalAmp, Chevin, Big Data

September 13, 2016 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Invests in Oklahoma City Facility CNG Infrastructure

Photo: FedEx Freight

FedEx Freight has purchased more than 100 compressed natural gas powered tractors and has installed a CNG fueling station to serve its CNG fleet in Oklahoma City Service Center.

Tags: LTL, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, FedEx Freight

September 13, 2016 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Are Up but Still Below Last Year’s Levels

Preliminary numbers for U.S. net trailer orders are projected to be up in August after weak order numbers in July, according to ACT Research.

Tags: ACT Research, Stifel Nicolaus, Trailer Orders

September 13, 2016 - Industry News

FourKites Hires ALK Veteran to Head Global Partnerships

Craig Fiander Photo via FourKites

Cloud-based supply chain solutions company FourKites has hired Craig Fiander as its senior vice president of business development.

Tags: ALK Technologies, Leadership, People, FourKites

September 13, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo’s SuperTruck Exceeds EPA Freight Efficiency Goals

Volvo's SuperTruck is unveiled in Washington, D.C. Photo by Jim Park

Volvo Trucks North America’s SuperTruck demonstration rig combined advanced aerodynamics, vehicle and powertrain technologies to achieve a freight efficiency improvement of 88%, averaging 12 mpg in road tests.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Fuel Efficiency, SuperTruck

September 12, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Stay Mostly Flat for Third Week Straight

The price of diesel fuel dropped less than a cent last week and has remained relatively unchanged for the past three weeks, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

September 12, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Kicks off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Photo: Nussbaum

This week, American Trucking Associations kicked off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and many companies within the trucking industry and serving it are recognizing drivers for hard work and dedication.

Tags: Drivers, ATA, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

September 12, 2016 - Industry News

CRST Buys Gardner Trucking In Company’s Largest Acquisition

CRST International has purchased the privately held, Calif.-based Gardner Trucking in the largest acquisition in CRST’s history.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, CRST, Truckload

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