September 15, 2015 - Industry News
Finding enough drivers to keep trucks on the road has long been a problem for trucking companies, and that problem is only expected to get worse. But the resulting "mother of all capacity shortages" could be very positive for fleets.
Tags: John Larkin, TMW Systems, Capacity, Driver Shortage
Technological changes can happen very quickly and if companies are not prepared to recognize and embrace these changes, they could end up going out of business as the new technologies make their products or services obsolete.
Tags: TMW Systems, Information Technology, Future Trucks, Industry Trends, Demographics
At the start of TMW’s TransForum User Conference and Exhibition, several companies announced integrations with TMW Systems software including ALK Technologies, Comdata, Orbcomm and XRS.
Tags: Comdata, ALK Technologies, TMW Systems, XRS, TMS, ORBCOMM, Integration
September 14, 2015 - Industry News
There are a number of positives for the U.S. economy and for trucking going forward, but a number of “headwinds” remain. That according to John Larkin, managing director of the investment firm Stifel, Nicolaus & Company.
Tags: TMW Systems, John Larkin, Economy, Industry Trends
Time. It's the most precious commodity for any company. And software can help manage it better so we can "Make the Most of Now. " That was the message at TMW Systems' annual user conference this week.
Tags: TMW Systems, Fleet Management Software, Information Technology
After a week of increases, the price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel fell by 1.7 cents, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Truckload linehaul rates paid by shippers increased again last month, while intermodal costs were mixed, according to two new reports from freight payment processor Cass Information Systems.
Tags: Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
Midway City Sanitary District (MCSD) has opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility in Westminster, Calif., the waste management agency announced.
Tags: California, Refuse Trucks, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
The organizers of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week have added Heavy Duty Aftermarket Canada to the HDAW Joint Operating Committee.
Tags: Canada, Aftermarket, Events, HDAW
Goodyear is accepting nominations for its 33rd Highway Hero Award through Nov. 29.
Tags: Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero, Goodyear Tire & Rubber
Trucking fleets in Arkansas have a new resource for improving their safety programs with the Arkansas Trucking Association's new director of safety services.
Tags: Arkansas, Associations, People, Arkansas Trucking Association
North American freight shipment volume and expenditures dropped for the second month in a row during August as the summer slowdown hit.
Tags: Economy, Cass Freight Index
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is the week of Sept. 13-19, honoring drivers for their hard work and commitment.
Tags: Drivers, ATA, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Events, Image
September 11, 2015 - Industry News
Penske Truck Leasing has created a website for finding publicly accessible fueling stations for heavy-duty alternative fueled vehicles in the U.S. and Canada.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Penske Truck Leasing, CNG, LNG, Fueling Stations
Delays caused by securing approval for infrastructure projects cost the U.S. more than twice what it would cost to fix the infrastructure itself, according to a new report released by Common Good.
Tags: Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding
GDP growth in the second quarter could drive improvements in freight and FTR is forecasting double digit positive Trucking Conditions Index readings by the end of the year.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $11 million in available funding to support development and demonstration of alternative-fuel technologies for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Grant Funding, Heavy-Duty Trucks, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants
September 11, 2015 - Product News
AT&T and Telogis have expanded an existing collaboration to provide widespread secure data access for Telogis' suite of fleet software and co-develop new connected services for vehicles around the globe.
Tags: AT&T, Fleet Management Software, Telogis, Connected Car
September 10, 2015 - Industry News
A bill that would allow individual states to increase the federal vehicle weight limit to 91,000 pounds for tractor-trailers equipped with a sixth axle has been introduced by Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI).
Tags: Truck Size/Weight, U.S. House of Representatives
January 2014 incident saw trailer dropping off the tractor's fifth wheel, striking two pickup trucks and killing their drivers. Fontaine says the unit was not defective, but will replace others like it.
Tags: Recalls, Fatal Accidents, Fifth Wheels, Fontaine Fifth Wheel, NHTSA
September 10, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth has added two new frame packaging options for fuel tank mounting on the T270 and T370 trucks.
Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, Kenworth T270, Kenworth T370, Vehicle Spec'ing, Fuel Tanks
QuikQ’s Fuel Purchasing System will now integrate data from the TMW Systems Innovative transportation management software.
Tags: fuel cards, Fleet Management Software, TMW Systems, Integration
The recall affects approximately 1.06 million model-year 2012-2014 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups as well as 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs.
Tags: Ram Truck, Vehicle Recalls, FCA
A measure of the amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry rose 0.6% in July from June, following a single month decline.
Tags: Economy, Freight Index, Freight Transportation Services Index
September 10, 2015 - Global News
The order consists of 2,293 vehicles based on WorkStar vocational chassis to support the Afghanistan Security Forces, with first deliveries in January.
Tags: Navistar, Military, International Trucks, Navistar Defense
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